Olivia Caldwell

Four checking out

Four checking out

The Dunedin Chess club has sent four of its best to represent the group in the Queenstown Chess Classic which runs until Monday.

Wrestling graduate to take on coach

Wakatipu wrestling graduate will line up against his trainer this weekend in Tauranga, but a good coach never reveals his entire repertoire, according to KPW Queenstown Pro Wrestling Academy's founder, Marc Perry.

Stags $7000 each

Two Remarkables Park Stud farm stags matched last year's top price and sold for $7000 in Queenstown last week.

'Blokes-only' brewing brouhaha defused

'Blokes-only' brewing brouhaha defused

One of the organisers of the Lake Hayes A&P Show beer-brewing competition, accused of making it "men only", has invited the woman turned away from the event to give him a call.

Woman taken to hospital after five-car pile-up

Woman taken to hospital after five-car pile-up

A woman was taken to Queenstown Hospital with minor facial injuries after a five-vehicle pile-up near Kingston yesterday.

Cycling: Inaugural Milford Mountain Classic attracts 'cream of the crop'

Cycling: Inaugural Milford Mountain Classic attracts 'cream of the crop'

The Milford Mountain Classic will be a regular on the cycling calendar after this week's inaugural race attracted elite and recreational riders from around the country.

Concert every year

Last year's Gibbston Valley Winery concert attracted 15,000 people and next month's concert is on target to do the same, which has organisers already promising to make it an annual event.

Retreat gets go-ahead

Construction will begin on a retreat and meditation centre near Glenorchy at the end of the month, after consent was granted from the Overseas Investment Office and Lakes Environmental.

Rugby: Gallant Otago beaten in national sevens final

Rugby: Gallant Otago beaten in national sevens final

Otago came desperately close to winning the national sevens tournament in Queenstown yesterday before it fell 36-24 to tournament favourite Auckland.

Big crowd for 150th meeting

Big crowd for 150th meeting

The Glenorchy Races 50th anniversary meeting on Saturday was a "terrific" success and has already raised $23,000 for community projects for what is going to be a big year for the tiny town.