AUGUST Feature

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HIGH FLYERS

a bird’s eye view

Josh Dunn and Ben Ruffell are a couple of high-flyers. The local business partners have an ever-changing bird’s eye view of the Wakatipu’s most stunning scenery from their mobile ‘office window’ – 120 metres up.

Skilled drone pilot Josh and camera operator Ben, who both have more than 20 years’ experience in the film industry, formed their business five years ago amid frustration trying to find just the right drone company to assist in their film work.

Handpicked

This Month

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QT-Events
36 Hour Video Challenge FOR Queenstown Businesses
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36 Hour Video ChallengeFOR QUEENSTOWN BUSINESSES Queenstown-based video production company, Shotover Media, is embarking on the challenge of shooting 36 promotional videos, in 36 hours for 36 local businesses this…

Podcast of the Month | The Dream
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Podcast of the Month with Karolin Frohnert The Dream Produced by Stitcher and Little Everywhere My latest favourite podcast The Dream’s first season is all about multi-level marketing and how…

Entertainment
AUGUST READING | WITH QLDC LIBRARIES
AUGUST READING | WITH QLDC LIBRARIES 1500 1000 The Flyer Magazine

August Readingwith Central Otago and Queenstown Lakes Libraries Adults’ Read Things I Learned from Falling Claire Nelson 920.71 NEL – (Alexandra, Frankton and Queenstown) Claire Nelson’s modern, London lifestyle was…

Podcast of the Month | Dolly Parton’s America
Podcast of the Month | Dolly Parton’s America 800 600 The Flyer Magazine

Podcast of the Month with Karolin Frohnert Dolly Parton's America Hosted by Jad Abumrad In this podcast Dolly Parton gives us a glimpse into her life by telling touching stories…

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Explore

Jack’s Point Track

You can begin this track at either Jack’s Point or Jardine Park, Kelvin Heights. I usually go from Kelvin Heights as it means less driving time in the car, and you can park very close to the track. There’s recently been some deforestation, so the start of the track is quite exposed, giving you open views of the area.


with Shaun Vining

Today while contemplating what “amazing wisdom” I could dispense for this article, and with two kids at home vying for my attention, (my oldest and my youngest), I realised that two things were occurring.

1. It only seemed like yesterday that my 13-year-old was my 3-year- old.
2. That time seems to be going faster each year.

This made me want to find out how this time was spent, so I did a bit of research.

AUGUST

Weather

AUGUST AVERAGES

5.5°C

120.3 hours

60.3mm

22.8 days

RECORDS


Highest
Temperature

18.6°C

(1967)

Heaviest
Frost

-12.6°C

(1952)

Lowest
Temperature

-6.1°C

(1878)

Highest
Rainfall

330.2mm

(1991)

Highest
Sunshine

156.2 Hours

(1993)

Lowest
Rainfall

0.9mm

(1952)