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Flynn and Marshall pitch up
Black Cap cricketer Daniel Flynn (left) and former international James Marshall are pictured at Queenstown’s 1876 Bar & Restaurant this week. The players are in the Northern Districts team playing Otago in a Plunket Shield four-dayer starting at the Events Centre at 10.30am today. Flynn was in the New Zealand team thumped in two Tests by South Africa this month.

Windsurfing Wednesdays
Queenstown windsurf instructor Sue Bradley is holding weekly windsurfing sessions at Frankton Beach till the end of March. The sessions, aimed at beginners and improvers, run every Wednesday – subject to weather – from 4pm till about 8pm. The water’s warmer there than the rest of Lake Wakatipu, Bradley says. 

Rowing gift
Queenstown’s Peter Wilding Trust has donated about $40,000 to the Wakatipu Rowing Club for a new coxed four and oars. A ceremony for the boat – named after the late Peter Wilding – was held last Saturday. Club co-coach Annabel Ritchie says the boat’s already proving its worth. “The kids have had it at a couple of regattas and they’ve had some really good results.” 

Going hard off-road
A scenic triathlon, plus duathlons and trail runs, take place at Paradise near Glenorchy this Saturday. The Paradise Triathlon – for individuals and teams – comprises a 750m swim or 4km kayak in Diamond Lake and off-road 18km mountain bike and 6km running legs. There are alternative long and short run/mountain bike duathlons, for individuals and teams, and 6km and 10km trail runs. The event is part of Queenstown runner Adrian Bailey’s Ultimate Tri Series. Raceday registration is at Paradise Homestead from 10.30am-12.30pm. All races start 1pm.