49 days ago

COVID-19 Update

Rowena Jackson Retirement Village

We will be closing our New Zealand care centres to all visitors from 10am on Wednesday August 12 following the re-emergence of COVID-19 in the community in Auckland, and Level 2 Alert level in the remainder of New Zealand.

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3 hours ago

Win a Vegepod worth over $500.

Mark Stevens Reporter from Sunday Star Times

Until the 11th of October, purchase a regional newspaper or the Sunday Star-Times, find the daily code and go into win 1 of 100 medium vegepod and trolley stands. Find out more

16 hours ago

Kiwi musician finds global fame after song appears on Netflix show Lucifer

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Otago News

Queenstown’s Anderson Rocio is becoming known around the world after her song Paradise was featured in a pivotal scene in season five of the popular Netflix series Lucifer.

“The last five weeks have been a bit crazy ... it went from a few thousand people who have listened to my catalogue over the last three years to this week we had over a million streams on Spotify alone and numbers keep climbing,” the 26-year-old said. Read more about Anderson's rise here.

1 day ago

Queenstown man snowboards into town from home after 'weather bomb' hits

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Otago News

A Queenstown man stepped out of his house, jumped on his snowboard and headed into town after snow "belted down” on Monday.

The snow came from a “weather bomb” or “bomb cyclone”, which brought spring snow to parts of the South Island.

Queenstown man Tom Woodward, who lives in the elevated suburb of Fernhill, said people were cheering as he snowboarded past buses and stuck cars this morning.

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