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ICY MANOEUVRES | GIRLS IN GLITTER, BOYS IN BLING

ICY MANOEUVRESGIRLS IN GLITTER, BOYS IN BLING This year’s Stars on Ice extravaganza promises even more sparkle than normal – even the boys will be wearing bling. The Queenstown Ice Skating Club is hoping its annual fundraiser, set for Queenstown Ice Arena on Saturday, October 12, will raise as much,…

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THROW OFF THE OLD | PUT ON THE NEW

THROW OFF THE OLD PUT ON THE NEW CanShop volunteers Lorraine Donald-Macnamara (left) and Janet Dysart with some of the great quality bargains donated to the store at Remarkables Park. It’s that wonderful time of year – spring, when everybody digs deep into their wardrobes to toss out the old…

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Jana and Family
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The Macpherson Diaries | The Kindness Rock Project

The Macpherson Diaries Enjoying the outdoors. My mother has always loved walking. Unfortunately when I was younger I didn’t share this passion. I would complain “I’m tired.” While stomping my feet dramatically. Or so the story goes. But she had the best way of cheering me on. She would find…

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Pet Page | Milo’s successful battle with GDV

PET PAGEMILO’S SUCCESSFUL BATTLE WITH GDV Milo is very lucky to be alive after a life threatening condition required him to have emergency surgery at our Frankton clinic one evening a few weeks ago. He had a Gastric Dilatation and Volvulus (or GDV), which is a serious condition seen in…

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Heat is on Arrowtown Pool

Making a Splash The heat will be on Arrowtown Memorial Pool for the rest of this year. Previously heated by the sun, the popular outdoor pool, which normally opens annually between early December and the end of February, has had its heat turned up to substitute for the temporary closure…

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Compostable / Biodegradable

Compostable / Biodegradable One of the common material types we are asked about are compostable products such as coffee cups and biodegradable materials. The handling and reuse of these material types are complex and there are pros and cons to using these items. It is important to read the packaging…

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A club member shows how it's done.
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NEW PHONE APP FOR BIKERS

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 app makes it super easy for members to sign up, receive recent event notifications and obtain discounts around town, displaying…

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TURNING IT UP | MAKING A BEAUTIFUL NOISE

A group of passionate music lovers are making sure that Wakatipu kids, who may not otherwise be exposed to music, grow up with the music in them. Turn Up The Music, headed up by a charitable trust, is all out to ensure that young people, and old if necessary, don’t…

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Suzette working in the lavender field
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LOVIN’ THE LAVENDER | REDISCOVERING HEALING PROPERTIES OF OLD

Working the land is in the blood for horticulturalist Suzette van den Boom and 17 years after she was widowed at 43 with four kids she’s realising her dream to produce lavender. Suzette, now a grandmother to four grandkids in Norway and England, is producing high-quality lavender essential oils, beautiful…

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Sue and Carl training up Mount John
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Kilimanjaro, here they come!

October FeatureKilimanjaro, here they come!Summiting to save the kids 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…

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