Wakatipu High School

Sponsor fuels runners

By PHILIP CHANDLER Almost 50 local high school students and staff are getting fitter than ever for next month’s Queenstown International Marathon, thanks to the event’s new naming sponsor. Queenstown-headquartered realtor, New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty (NZSIR), has subsidised 29 Wakatipu...
By GUY WILLIAMS Jack's Point’s first childcare centre could open next year if Queenstown’s council gives the go-ahead. Remarkable Start Property Ltd has applied for resource consent for the centre, along with a possible healthcare facility on the first floor, on...

Silicon resort

By MATTHEW MCKEW International tech firms could soon have offices at a new Queenstown innovation campus, providing a piece of land can be found. Former developer Ross Allan, who brought Dell to New Zealand in the late ‘90s, says he’s lined up...

Park branches into gallery

A QUEENSTOWN-born artist is organising an art show to benefit the local Kiwi Birdlife Park. Professional artist and tutor Ira Mitchell (above) has pulled together 20 works for the fundraising exhibition, which will open at the park at 5pm tomorrow...

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,...

Young rockstars

By PHILIP CHANDLER Wakatipu High’s musical talent rocks. Two Year 13 students have achieved amazing success in the national Smokefreerock quest competition for the second year running. Last year, as Haven, Ryan Connaghan and Harrison Maguire, both 17, along with Jack Wilson —...

Arts springboard

By PHILIP CHANDLER Creative New Zealand’s behind a massive exhibition at Five Mile gallery, Queenstown Contemporary. ‘Spring Loaded’ features 100-plus artworks from more than 40 Queenstown-Lakes artists, including senior Wakatipu High painting and photography students and Wakatipu Potters Group members. Thanks to Creative...

Young iwi rep building bridges

Born-and-bred Queenstowner Mike Rewi’s fitting of the ‘renaissance man’ label. A long- time Wakatipu Prems rugby winger, he’s dabbled in a music career, but he tells HUGH COLLINS he now spends as much time as he can volunteering with his iwi,...

Tree-mendous day planned

By PHILIP CHANDLER If we’re back to Alert Level 1 by September 21, Jardine Park will host one of Queenstown’s biggest ever community planting days. Under the ‘Stars programme’, introduced to Wakatipu High this year, more than 350 students from Years...

First sailing scholar named

By MATTHEW MCKEW The voyage of a lifetime awaits a Wakatipu High School student thanks to a Queenstown construction firm. Zoe Crawford’s been selected for a Spirit of Adventure 10-day development trip, which will see her join up with 39 other...
PART three of my thrilling trilogy, ‘the lead-up to the general election’, has me talking about death and drugs, of course. This is the discussion about the two referendums, or referenda (both are correct, I checked), that will be included in...
By PHILIP CHANDLER An accomplished Wakatipu-raised performer’s just waiting for Melbourne’s airport to reopen before taking on the biggest role of her life. Alexia Brinsley’s one of two females, along with 16 hot male dancers, selected for the Australian edition of Channing Tatum’s...
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