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Mark enjoying his rural lifestyle
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COMMUNITY CONSTABLE COMMUTER

Queenstown Police Community Constable Mark Ford still has to pull over and pinch himself sometimes during his daily commute to work from rural Garston. A former British police officer from Kent, Mark grew up in south London, enduring far less idyllic commutes to and from school and work each day.…

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From The Sideline with Ferg

From The SidelineWITH FERG Been a while between visits but encouraging to see the All Blacks in town the other week. They were last in Queenstown 1995 for a pre-World Cup camp. It wasn’t incident free and we haven’t seen them since. I always felt as time moved on that…

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Jana and Family
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The Macpherson Diaries | Sunday Morning Wake Ups

The Macpherson Diaries Enjoying the outdoors. Sunday Morning Wake Ups It was Sunday morning. A Sunday morning after a full moon. This means wakeful children and musical beds in our house. Yawn. Coffee. Plans we had made with friends fell through My husband had work to do. I couldn’t find…

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Winter activities
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The Macpherson Diaries | Winter Activities

The Macpherson Diaries Enjoying the outdoors. Winter Activities So far it’s been a mild winter, well, so my husband tells me, I still double sock it under my fur lined boots every day, but maybe I’m just sensitive! Anyhoo, getting out in winter can be tough with children, but we…

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Sticky Chicken and Pineapple
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The MacPherson Diaries | August Recipe

I try my best to cook dishes that will please all four members of our family. Who knew it would be so difficult feeding toddlers and flexible adults? But I have a winner here, team! The playful nature of skewers is often a success with children – must be something…

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Home Away From Home | Gradual disconnection

Gradual disconnection with with Kat Barcenilla The other day I had a message from my mother pop up on my phone (we usually communicate via Facebook Messenger). It said something along the lines of, “Have you heard?” Oh she likes to keep the suspense! This was followed by: “???” “Boris…

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Take a breather screen apnea
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TAKE A BREATHER

TAKE A BREATHERFROM THE NEW PHENOMENUM OF SCREEN APNEA We’ve been breathing since the instant we were born into this world, so you’d think we’d have it down pat by now, right? Breathing – one of life’s simplest but most essential tasks, yet another aspect of our wellness to fall…

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Ramada Queenstown Central
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PLUSH NEW RAMADA TO BE UNVEILED

PLUSH NEW RAMADA TO BE UNVEILED IN DOWNTOWN QUEENSTOWN Downtown Queenstown’s plush new Ramada Queenstown Central on the corner of Stanley Street and Frankton Road is on schedule to open at the start of next month (September). The 131-room hotel being built by Safari Developments will be a mix of…

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From The Sideline with Ferg

From The SidelineWITH FERG A lot of talk around the return of the iconic Race to the Sky Motorsport Event in the Cardrona Valley. Rally star Hayden Paddon has moved to Central and is now living in Cromwell and apparently keen to see the race return in a non Warbirds…

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From The Sideline with Ferg

From The SidelineWITH FERG Found myself watching Queenstown Rovers playing Dunedin Tech in football at the Queenstown Events Centre recently. A good three nil victory to the local side. Had to giggle as the teams came out of the tunnel for the second half. The Rovers goalie ran up into…

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