36 days ago

The challenges of social distancing on skifields under Covid

The Team Reporter from Queenstown News

Skiers and snowboarders learned they could not drink a beer while eating their homemade sandwich as thousands took to the slopes under Covid alert level 2 rules.

Most commercial ski fields opened with new social distancing rules on Thursday, although some began operations on Wednesday afternoon.

The new rules meant fewer people on chairlifts, spaced out queues, restricted numbers in restaurants, and controlled lines for coffee.

Read more here.

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1 day ago

Retirement village information webinar

The Team from Commission for Financial Capability

Are you or a loved one thinking of moving into a retirement village? The Office of the Retirement Commissioner is hosting a free, two-part webinar series on 23 and 24 September for anyone interested to help you understand the personal, legal, and financial implications. Selling the family home and moving into a village is a big decision, so register today and let our experts guide you through what you and your family need to know so you can be sure you make the right choice.

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1 day ago

Queenstown father with incurable cancer rues delays in diagnosis

The Team Reporter from Queenstown News

An 18-month delay in diagnosing Queenstown man Jeremy MacGillivray with bowel cancer may cost him his life.

Now the 41-year-old is fighting for more time with wife Ayako, son Chris, 8, and daughter Nicola, 5.

“I’ve got a bad outlook but I’m going to squeeze every day I can. To do that I have to put up this fight,” he said.

Read Jeremy's full story here.

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3 days ago

Kia ora neighbours!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

With Maori Language Week upon us, we've been adding a few more words to our te reo vocabulary and using them in our everyday lives.

Whether it's saying 'mōrena!' every morning to your whānau or singing some waiata in the car, share how you are incorporating te reo Māori below to go into the draw to win one of four $25 prezzy cards - let's kōrero!