Posts Tagged ‘Queenstown’

Humanitarian crisis in Queenstown

Thursday, April 30th, 2020
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A mounting humanitarian crisis is brewing in Queenstown with thousands of migrant workers trapped there with no money for food or rent. The Salvation Army says with most migrants unable to return to their home countries due to travel and lockdown restrictions, the situation is becoming akin to a “refugee crisis” – with about 6,000 Read more

Queenstown loses its last Dominican sister

Friday, April 8th, 2016

Queenstown’s only Dominican sister is leaving, 133 years after members of the religious order first arrived in the town. Sr Mary Anna Beard, OP, leaves for new pastures on Saturday, reported the Otago Daily Times. “There is a sadness in our presence not being here, but the people will carry this charism on,” Sr Mary Read more

Local Catholics celebrate Father Tony Harrison – 40 years

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

Queenstown’s Catholic priest, who tomorrow celebrates 40 years in the ministry, is being hailed for his understanding of people. Father Tony Harrison, 63, has been parish priest in Queenstown for three years after stints at Oamaru, Invercargill’s St Mary’s Basilica, Alexandra, Dun­edin’s St Joseph’s Cathedral, and Milton. Continue reading