Jack Nicklaus jets in for fishing


- Watch for Queenstown ‘mayoress’ Peter Laurenson to steal wife Vanessa van Uden’s limelight in May. He’s in the new musical, Chicago. No, not as Roxie but a male cameo role. 

– Millbrook Resort’s longest-serving staff share the surname ‘Sutherland’ and first-name initial of ‘K’. They’re accounts receivable boss Keri Sutherland and courtesy van driver Kit Sutherland. The unrelated pair both started before it opened 20 years ago. 

– TV One show Neighbour­hood last Sunday featured overseas immigrants contributing to Queens­town’s cultural life. Queens-town-born actor Stelios Yiakmis introduced Indian restaurateur Shammi Sandhu (above), Argentinian chocolate-maker Alex Gimenez, Irish sculptor Conor McNicholas and Portugese-speaking priest Michael Francis. 

– American golf legend Jack Nicklaus, 73, jetted into Queenstown last Saturday to fish. The winner of a record 18 Majors comes almost every year to fish with guide Dick Fraser. 

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