Stewart Island

By PHILIP CHANDLER A Glenorchy lodge’s multiple income streams is being touted as a major selling point for would-be lessees. Bold Peak Lodge’s business is for sale by negotiation, ‘‘but a buyer should be able to get it for under $500,000,’’ Queenstown-based...
By TRACEY ROXBURGH One of Queenstown's most highly-regarded artists is being remembered as a "Renaissance man", a lover of a good debate, an armchair philosopher and the holder of an irreverent sense of humour. Peter Beadle died aged 87 at Lakes...
It’s not widely known one of New Zealand’s finest old wooden schooners, built 101 years ago, lives on Lake Wakatipu. PHILIP CHANDLER talks to Lady Sterling’s owner, muso Noel Coutts, about how he acquired her and why he compares...
By PHILIP CHANDLER One of New Zealand’s most talented and original singer-songwriters is bringing his ‘haunted blues’ show to Queenstown’s Kinross winery this Sunday. Lyttelton-based Delaney Davidson — distinctive for his rumpled stage persona — is travelling to various small lower...

Skipping school to go trekking

By PHILIP CHANDLER A Queenstown teaching couple are wagging school next term to walk the length of New Zealand. Susan and Ken McIntyre flew north on Saturday, and started the 3000km Te Araroa Trail, at NZ’s northernmost point, Cape Reinga, yesterday. Susan,...
By PHILIP CHANDLER Thanks to a Queenstowner's initiative, Otago and Southland Covid-19 lockdown heroes have been rewarded with free accommodation, activities, attractions and meals shouted by Southern operators. John Cushen set up Southern Heroes NZ after being moved by the story of...
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