October Feature

Sue and Carl training up Mount John

Sue and husband Carl at Mt John, at Tekapo.

Kilimanjaro, here they come!

It was all founded during bitter sweet times 15 years ago and in that time Queenstown-based global charity Orphans Aid International has raised millions of dollars for underprivileged kids around the world.

It’s been a constant uphill battle since founder Sue van Schreven – Queenstown’s own version of ‘Mother Teresa’ – opened that first orphanage in Romania in 2004. It’s therefore fitting that to celebrate the anniversary and raise more much-needed funds she and 15 others will climb Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania this month (October).

Handpicked

This Month

Must Do’s

of the month

QT-Events
From The Sideline with Ferg
From The Sideline with Ferg 548 543 The Flyer Magazine

From The SidelineWITH FERG Quite a few locals heading to Japan for various stages of the Rugby World Cup. One of those is former Queenstown Lakes District Councillor Merv Aoake.…

Reading book
OCTOBER READING | WITH QLDC LIBRARIES
OCTOBER READING | WITH QLDC LIBRARIES 1500 1000 The Flyer Magazine

October Readingwith Central Otago and Queenstown Lakes Libraries Adults Read Necessary Secrets Greg McGee (F MCGE, Arrowtown & Frankton) Four decades after first holding a mirror up to Kiwi masculinity…

Today Explained Podcast
Podcast of the Month | Today Explained
Podcast of the Month | Today Explained 400 400 The Flyer Magazine

Podcast of the Month with Karolin McGeown Today Explained hosted by Sean Rameswaram Today Explained has been one of my favourites since I started listening to Podcasts. It’s a quick…

A club member shows how it's done.
NEW PHONE APP FOR BIKERS
NEW PHONE APP FOR BIKERS 3000 2000 The Flyer Magazine

In what is believed to be something of a technology first for mountain bike clubs around the country, the Queenstown Mountain Bike Club has introduced a cool new app. The…

QT-Events
From The Sideline with Ferg
From The Sideline with Ferg 548 543 The Flyer Magazine

From The SidelineWITH FERG Quite a few locals heading to Japan for various stages of the Rugby World Cup. One of those is former Queenstown Lakes District Councillor Merv Aoake.…

Reading book
OCTOBER READING | WITH QLDC LIBRARIES
OCTOBER READING | WITH QLDC LIBRARIES 1500 1000 The Flyer Magazine

October Readingwith Central Otago and Queenstown Lakes Libraries Adults Read Necessary Secrets Greg McGee (F MCGE, Arrowtown & Frankton) Four decades after first holding a mirror up to Kiwi masculinity…

Today Explained Podcast
Podcast of the Month | Today Explained
Podcast of the Month | Today Explained 400 400 The Flyer Magazine

Podcast of the Month with Karolin McGeown Today Explained hosted by Sean Rameswaram Today Explained has been one of my favourites since I started listening to Podcasts. It’s a quick…

A club member shows how it's done.
NEW PHONE APP FOR BIKERS
NEW PHONE APP FOR BIKERS 3000 2000 The Flyer Magazine

In what is believed to be something of a technology first for mountain bike clubs around the country, the Queenstown Mountain Bike Club has introduced a cool new app. The…

Business

of the month

Jamies Jewellers

Diamond jewel

Precious gems and jewellery have been Jamie family business since 1866 and the descendants, who still fly the flag locally, assure us that diamonds are certainly still ‘a girl’s best friend’.

Jamies Jewellers manager and co-owner Rachel Vellacott, who’s a fifth generation Jamie, opened the second branch of Jamies Jewellers at Queenstown Central, Frankton, with her husband Clyde Vellacott just before Christmas last year.

Bite of the Month Header

Frankton Pizzeria

1085 Frankton Road, Queenstown

Frankton Pizzeria

Since opening two years ago, Frankton Pizzeria has become a firm favourite for both locals and tourists. Conveniently located beside the Frankton Roundabout, it’s the ideal spot to stop by with some friends, order food and feel at home right away.

October

Weather

SEPTEMBER AVERAGES

10.5°C

190 hours

83.2mm

10.7 days

RECORDS

Highest
Temperature

26.8°C

(1977)

Heaviest
Frost

-8°C

(1953)

Lowest
Temperature

-2.5°C

(1958)

Highest
Rainfall

278.7mm

(1988)

Highest
Sunshine

258 Hours

(1958)

Lowest
Rainfall

2.4mm

(1953)