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BACK IN THE DAY WITH LAKES DISTRICT MUSEUM 2560 1858 The Flyer Magazine

BACK IN THE DAY WITH LAKES DISTRICT MUSEUM

Eliza Jane Johnston (née Wilson) 1834-1919 and the Otago Hotel at Skippers Point After the rowdy days of the goldrush were over, the Whakatipu saw an increasing number of visitors arriving to admire and explore the beautiful scenery. There were many successful female hotel-keepers who revamped their accommodation and aimed…

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Calmer Waters – Riding out the Storm 2560 1920 The Flyer Magazine

Calmer Waters – Riding out the Storm

Calmer Waters – Riding out the Storm All 85 berths of the first stage of Frankton’s classy new $20 million marina development are ready and rearing to go for summer, despite the developers navigating some choppy waters during the past 18 months or so. Lakes Marina Projects partner Alan Kirker…

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INFERTILITY – LOCAL HELP IS AT HAND

INFERTILITY – LOCAL HELP IS AT HAND Fertility challenges can be very daunting, especially far from the usual city services, but one local woman has used her own trials to support others going through the same thing and give them a lift. Fertility Support Queenstown group co-ordinator Eva Hooper and…

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October Feature 2560 1707 The Flyer Magazine

October Feature

Number 8 Wired A Woman Reborn Kiwi ingenuity and, literally, lots of Number 8 wire have helped launch former Queenstown tour guide Lee van der Geest’s successful new artistic venture, creating amazing wire sculptures and teaching her craft. When she and husband Jaap were suddenly left without an income from…

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CANINES SUCCESSFULLY SNIFFING OUT CANCER 2560 1440 The Flyer Magazine

CANINES SUCCESSFULLY SNIFFING OUT CANCER

CANINES SUCCESSFULLY SNIFFING OUT CANCER It’s only been just over three years since an Otago dog lover first pursued a passion to train dogs to detect certain cancers in human urine, as has been trialled successfully overseas. Already Mosgiel-based Pauline Blomfield’s K9 Medical Detection NZ dogs are having remarkable success…

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PET PAGE

Mocca the Cat While entry to our clinic may have been restricted during Level 4, our teams were kept very busy treating urgent cases from all over the Wakatipu Basin. One such case was handsome boy Mocca, the Bengal, who was seen as an emergency one evening for collapse.  He…

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Eliott Allemand

Eliott Allemand QUEENSTOWN MUSO TALENT TO STUDY AMONG USA’S BEST Queenstown may have gone quiet during and after lockdown last year, but talented local saxophone player Eliott Allemand didn’t. The gifted teenage musician was still jazzing up some award-winning sounds from his home-based studio, and now it’s paying off. Disappointed…

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BACKCOUNTRY KIWI INGENUITY 2560 1707 The Flyer Magazine

BACKCOUNTRY KIWI INGENUITY

BACKCOUNTRY KIWI INGENUITY Snowmoto Hamish Goodall is a Kiwi DIY guy who just happened to have a good idea…and now it’s paying off. A super keen snowboarder, Hamish was getting some air enjoying a long season in Canada a few years back when he spent a day out snow biking…

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BACK IN THE DAY WITH LAKES DISTRICT MUSEUM 2560 1903 The Flyer Magazine

BACK IN THE DAY WITH LAKES DISTRICT MUSEUM

Skiing in the Whakatipu – the early days continued… In the early days of Coronet Peak many of the skiers were involved in the ski club scene and would stay in huts on the mountain during the ski season. “You arrived at the huts on Friday night and everyone would…

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September Feature 2560 1707 The Flyer Magazine

September Feature

Cory Ratahi E hikoi ana i te korero Walking the Talk – Te Reo Māori On September 18 the community will celebrate the second Spirit of the Wakatipu Awards, first held in 2019. Almost 160 nominations were received for this year’s awards, run by the Queenstown Lakes District Council and…

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