– There’s some irony that well-known chef Varick Neilson is doing a stint at Queenstown’s Halo. The cafe’s in a building that replaced the former Anglican vicarage where Neilson grew up – his father Geoff was the vicar of the day.
– Queenstown golfer David Skeggs hit a record second hole-in-one at The Hills course, near Arrowtown, last week. The four-handicapper aced the fourth hole after acing the seventh hole last September. Skeggs is again lining up at the pro-am at the New Zealand PGA Championship at The Hills next month.
- Got to like Mountford Gallery’s play on words on the front of its Earl Street premises: “Appreciating art”.
- A Lance Armstrong quote still adorns the back wall of Queenstown Events Centre RPM cycle room – despite the American cyclist now admitting he was a serial drugs cheat. “Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.”
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