Christina McDonald

Cricket: Hong Kong begins on winning note

Cricket: Hong Kong begins on winning note

Hong Kong made a great start to its World Cup qualification matches with a 17-run win over Scotland in Queenstown yesterday.

International field enjoys enduro event

International field enjoys enduro event

Downhill bikers from Australia and France were some of the 60-strong group of racers, which included many Queenstowners, in the Torpedo 7 Coronet Enduro on Saturday.

Smugglers beware, Zeta loves her job

Smugglers beware, Zeta loves her job

When some workers were battling the back-to-work blues after a summer holiday, biosecurity sniffer dog Zeta was tugging at the reins to get back on the job.

$40m upgrade of skifield proceeds

$40m upgrade of skifield proceeds

''We know we can grow the market'', NZSki's Remarkables ski area manager Ross Lawrence has asserted, as work continues on the skifield's biggest upgrade since its inception in 1985.

Weather fine, track fast for mowers

Weather fine, track fast for mowers

Any trace of the unsavoury weather which has plagued the beginning of 2014 in Queenstown disappeared on Saturday for the 99th Lake Hayes A&P Show.

Cessna pilot on classic flight

Cessna pilot on classic flight

Antony Sproull may still describe himself as ''new to flying'' but last night he returned from a 10-day journey co-piloting a near-new $2 million Cessna Caravan from Athens, Greece, to Queenstown.

$30 million retreat to host first guests

$30 million retreat to host first guests

Unusual for the opening of a $30 million centre attended by Acting Prime Minister Bill English was a lack of footwear that was almost de rigueur for guests at the ceremony.

Twins to translate science for laymen

Twins to translate science for laymen

Sydney twins Imogen and Freya Wadlow (18) have a busy week ahead of them.

Frenchman found after night in bush

A 25-year-old French tourist spent a cold and wet night ''hunkered down'' in the bush near the Routeburn Track on Tuesday night.

Rewarding to put smiles on faces

Rewarding to put smiles on faces

Throughout Otago, people with a love of food and fresh produce are turning out amazing products. For some it is just a hobby, for others it has turned into their livelihood. Christina McDonald reports.