- 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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