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From The Sideline with Ferg 548 543 The Flyer Magazine

From The Sideline with Ferg

From The SidelineWITH FERG They managed to get through the Olympics successfully, or did they? I am sure that is still being debated around the world. For the International Olympic Committee, they will take the high ground and say that the games were a success as the world stopped and…

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Confessions of a Queenstown Dad | September 2021

So as we sit with the chaos around me of lockdown again, I need to remember a few things (for now and the future): Give yourself a break. Not only mentally, but physically. Even five minutes for yourself will help. If you’re a mum then I pray you can hide…

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From The Sideline with Ferg 548 543 The Flyer Magazine

From The Sideline with Ferg

From The SidelineWITH FERG At the time of writing this column, one of the big issues making headlines – the potential closure of the Queenstown Mountain Bike Club’s Jump Park on Gorge Road, had just been happily resolved at the 11th hour. The land had been required by the Queenstown…

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Confessions of a Queenstown Dad | August 2021 1394 1396 The Flyer Magazine

Confessions of a Queenstown Dad | August 2021

This set of school holidays has been hard – hard for a few reasons. The age gap between our children seems to be bigger than ever when it comes to things we can do together. We have a 14-year-old boy, a 12-year-old girl, a 7-year-old girl and a 4-year-old girl.…

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From The Sideline with Ferg 548 543 The Flyer Magazine

From The Sideline with Ferg

From The SidelineWITH FERG A great leap forward with the near completion of the all-weather turf at the Queenstown Events Centre. A couple of weeks ago, helicopters putting the new light towers in place and hockey, among other sports, waiting excitedly for the ribbon cutting day. It has been a…

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Confessions of a Queenstown Dad | July 2021 1394 1396 The Flyer Magazine

Confessions of a Queenstown Dad | July 2021

While sitting here in Auckland, (after literally fighting through traffic this morning) I’m reminded of how we have changed in Queenstown in the last 20 years.  I’ve spent more than half my life in Queenstown and have LOVED this town. From living in Arrowtown, to Fernhill and Queenstown Hill, to…

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From The Sideline with Ferg 548 543 The Flyer Magazine

From The Sideline with Ferg

From The SidelineWITH FERG By the time you read this The Highlander’s and Rebel’s would have been and gone and we start to guess as to whether we will see another Super Rugby game on the Sir John Davie’s Oval? Encouraging to see the Highlander’s franchise bring the game to…

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CROSSING COOK STRAIGHT

CROSSING COOK STRAIGHTFOR THE BIG KIWI ‘OE’ The big Kiwi ‘OE’ is looking a bit different these days. Keen to attract staff to fill the dearth left by overseas workers unable to get to New Zealand this winter, NZSki worked hard to entice young Kiwis from further north to head…

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Confessions of a Queenstown Dad | June 2021 1394 1396 The Flyer Magazine

Confessions of a Queenstown Dad | June 2021

Since arriving to live in this town in 1999 I’ve seen Queenstown grow immensely in many areas. Live Music was relegated to Chicos Jam Night, The Jazz Festival and New Year’s Eve, (with Mark Wilson sneaking in live music wherever he could). Each band had Ned Webster playing in it,…

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PEARLY IN PINK

PEARLYIN PINK Pearly McGrath just loves to sing…and it shows. After a professional singing career spanning more than a decade, much of it in the Queenstown area, Pearly is a powerhouse of perfection and projection. The sweetness of her sound has graced many a restaurant, bar, wedding and corporate event…

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