Free ‘scene’ ads help Queenstown causes


New grants from Mountain Scene’s Community Advertising Trust are helping Queenstown good causes in surprising ways. 

The Arrowtown School PTA is plugging its fundraising quiz nights – as is Cure Kids, whose Memorial Hall quiz and silent auction aims to raise $8000.
Orphans Aid International wants unwanted items for its op-shops, the Wakatipu Youth Trust is thanking Youth Booth supporters, Queenstown Alpine Ski Team is crediting sponsors of its 120 young athletes – and Wakatipu Toy Library needs a new librarian. 

At the other end of the age spectrum, the Salvation Army wants volunteers to help local elderly and Grey Power seeks new members.
Renters will benefit from Citizens Advice Bureau seminars on tenants’ rights.
Anyone good for a laugh will snap up tickets to Remarkable Theatre’s upcoming comedy The Female of the Species while anyone short of a feed will gobble up the Wakatipu Community Church’s free Pasta Cafe nights.
Finally, those lifesavers at Wakatipu Search & Rescue are to plug their August AGM and the Wakatipu Rowing Club will be pushing open days for novices.
Mountain Scene Ltd donates $25,000 annually to the Community Advertising Trust, and the grants are decided by independent trustee Gloria McKeich.