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Race with no end

By PHILIP CHANDLER A Queenstowner sets out tomorrow to defend his title in New Zealand’s ‘‘cruellest’’ ultramarathon. Adam Keen, 37, last year won the last-man-standing ‘Backyard Ultra’ competition, completing 35 consecutive 6.7km laps, each starting on the hour, on a course...
By PHILIP CHANDLER A Queenstowner's made a great impression on reality dating TV show, The Bachelor New Zealand. Before her elimination on Tuesday, Lana Ennis was among the final three bachelorettes vying for the affections of Sol3 Mio singer Moses Mackay. This...
By GUY WILLIAMS The first candidate to put up their hand for Queenstown council’s vacant seat’s been there before. Recently-retired lawyer and long-time resort resident Phil Wilson, who served a term from 1992 to 1995, tells Mountain Scene he’d already been...
By TRACEY ROXBURGH Shiver me timbers, he did it. Queenstowner Paddy Turnhout celebrated his 23rd birthday on Tuesday night by spending 23 minutes in an ice bath, where the water ranged in temperature from just 3.9degC to 4.5degC. At the same time...

Heart victim stuck

By PHILIP CHANDLER A popular former Queenstown bar manager’s surviving ‘‘hand to mouth’’ in Australia while he waits for a heart transplant. Dean Cavanagh, who’s relying on a mechanical heart in the interim, say he’s down to his last $400 as he...

Smashed ’em, bro

By GUY WILLIAMS Queenstowner Chris Forne’s Avaya team crushed its challengers to win the GODZone adventure race in Rotorua. Forne and teammates ex-Queenstowner Nathan Fa'ave, Sophie Hart and Stu Lynch clocked up their fifth win in the race when they crossed...

A life-defining Japanese link

Adventurer, author, tour operator, pilot, karate instructor, sake maker, marriage celebrant, father/co-manager of a tennis pro. Queenstowner Craig McLachlan, 58, talks to PHILIP CHANDLER about his varied life and how it’s been enhanced by his links with Japan Growing up...
By PHILIP CHANDLER A Queenstowner's jumped in to defend concerns over mountain bike jumps popping up on his Malaghans Road property. Head council planner Tony Avery says ‘‘our enforcement team has been notified and is currently looking into the matter’’. Landowner Mike...
By MATTHEW MCKEW A Queenstowner's poised to launch the first Otago-based mobile beer canning service. Canadian-born local Wesley McAllister’s launching Loose Moose Canning Co, a subsidiary of his beer and wine company Crimson Badger Brewing, which is based in Glenda Drive. McAllister...
A Queenstowner's kids’ book based on the goings-on of teddy bears during the Covid-19 lockdown has become a handy fundraiser for children’s health research charity, Cure Kids. Author John Cushen — pictured reading Lockdown with the Bears at Frankton Playcentre...
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