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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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Confessions of a Queenstown Dad | May 2021

I had the honour of officiating a funeral this week. It was a celebration of an amazing mums life that was tragically cut short due to the C word. This got me thinking about grief. Everyone grieves in their own way and that is ok, there’s no set way to…

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USE BY DATE

USE BY DATEDISCERNING THE GOOD FROM THE BAD IN ONLINE DATING Conartists are defined by their charm and manipulation and with increasing numbers of people using online dating apps, Auckland clinical psychologist Dr Sophie Muir says it’s important to be vigilant. Sophie offers insights into how people can protect themselves online in a…

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From The Sideline with Ferg 548 543 The Flyer Magazine

From The Sideline with Ferg

From The SidelineWITH FERG How good was it to see the Southern Steel netball team in the region last month? Not only the game in Queenstown against the Central Pulse, which they lost 71-52, but to see them commit to spending time in Wanaka and Alexandra in amongst many schools…

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

Confessions of a Queenstown Dad | April 2021

What I’ve noticed in Queenstown in the last 22 years is that kids actually haven’t changed that much. They still find fads to cling to for a temporary time. When I started teaching at Queenstown Primary School in 2000 it was chatter rings and Tamagotchi pets. Both of these things…

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From The Sideline with Ferg 548 543 The Flyer Magazine

From The Sideline with Ferg

From The SidelineWITH FERG Thought I would never see the day when work started on the construction of a multi-sports turf in Queenstown. This has been long overdue and I cannot help but think what this means for those involved with some of our long suffering sports who will benefit…

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

Confessions of a Queenstown Dad | March 2021

Well, we have entered the tween and teen combo in our house and I can’t say I like it too much. I either don’t know what they are saying because they’re mumbling, or I don’t know what they are saying because it’s a language I don’t understand. The word ‘yeet’…

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