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Car-less days trial

By MARK PRICE Car-less days, a famous feature of the late ’70s and early ’80s, are being brought back to Queenstown. One day a week, motorists associated with Wakatipu High School are being encouraged to leave their cars in the garage...

Cream of the dancing crop

By TRACEY ROXBURGH Two young Queenstown dancers have new silverware for their mantelpieces after recent success at the Central Southland Piping and Dancing Comp, held in Winton. Grace Reid, 9, collected the trophy for the under-14 restricted sword dance, while Ava...
By PHILIP CHANDLER A Queenstown music teacher’s offering free piano and singing workshops. Chaz Barcenilla, who has 40 years’ teaching experience, is putting on free masterclasses for intermediate and advanced students on the first Friday of every month at 8.15pm. He’s also...
Queenstown’s cultural scene only improved when world-leading Celtic harpist Kate Targett-Adams settled here last year. PHILIP CHANDLER talks to her about why she decided to move here, how she got into playing the harp and the many other strings...

Secret entry wins film award

By MATTHEW MCKEW When a letter was handed to a Wakatipu High schooler in the pouring rain at Branches Camp he had no idea what it was about. A moment later and Kane Viggers was elated — winning New Zealand On...
She’s shy, socially, but comes alive behind the mic, whether that’s as a TV or radio journalist, news reader or anchor or as a singer/guitarist in a band. A youthful-looking Leanne Malcolm talks to PHILIP CHANDLER about her illustrious broadcasting...
A likeable, quick-witted, occasionally out-landish long-time local, spiky-haired Grant Stewart's best known for his former broad-casting career. He's also an experienced pilot who's returning to the air now his job's been disestablished. PHILIP CHANDLER looks at the 58-year-old's varied career  If anyone typifies...
Abbee Pratten still considers Arrowtown home, and where her heart is.  Originally from the United Kingdom, during her six years in the Wakatipu she worked at Millbrook Resort.  For the past five years she’s been living in Calabria, on...

Teacher swaps schools

A Queenstown Primary School teacher who's moving on after 26 years is being praised for being "always giving and caring" to her pupils. Year 3-4 teacher Alison Walker's leaving the school to teach at Shotover Primary School. Old colleagues and school...
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