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Local’s Ali coup

By PHILIP CHANDLER In a heavyweight coup, a Queenstowner and another Kiwi are creating a giant tourist attraction in the United States dedicated to one of the world’s biggest icons, Muhammad Ali. Local Stu Robertson — a marketing guru and philanthropist...
By GUY WILLIAMS A benefit concert at Camp Glenorchy this Friday is aimed at raising the $22,000 the Glenorchy Trails Trust needs to complete the first stage of a Queenstown to Greenstone trail. ‘The Final Mile Fundraiser’ will be headlined by...

Going for it

By GUY WILLIAMS A band of talented youngsters who live with Tourette Syndrome are the headline act at a unique concert in Arrowtown tomorrow afternoon. The free ‘Neuro-Cool Music Concert’ at Arrowtown’s Athenaeum Hall features The Lunatics, a five-piece group of...
By TRACEY ROXBURGH Despite spending 10 months locked down in her adopted home of Los Angeles, Broods lead singer Georgia Nott says 2020 was one of her “favourite years’’ yet. ‘‘It was really powerful. ‘‘Not since I came into the music industry have...

All that jazz

By GUY WILLIAMS The Queenstown Jazz Orchestra’s concert in the resort this Saturday will showcase the skills of both New Zealand’s biggest jazz star and one of its rising talents. The 16-piece big band, which already features the region's best jazz...
By MATTHEW MCKEW Last year was a challenging time for most musicians, as uncertainty reigned supreme and lockdown dulled the senses. But for one violinist, whose CV already listed venues most artists would kill to play, lockdown presented a career highlight...
By TRACEY ROXBURGH Closed borders are providing an extra boost for next month’s Twilight Opera, the stage for which is a recently-designated ‘garden of national interest’ at Dalefield. Produced by the Arrowtown Creative Arts Society (ACAS), with Auckland’s Opera Studio, it’ll...

Jazzing up a big fundraiser

By PHILIP CHANDLER Queenstown Jazz Orchestra’s playing a concert this Saturday as part of a larger ‘Ride4Freedom’ fundraiser to protect Nepalese girls from sex trafficking. Former locals Tania and Joao Petreceli last week set off to bike the length of New...
By GUY WILLIAMS The promoters behind the Gibbston Valley summer concert are hoping to stage more than one concert a year at the site, in part to support its more than 160 suppliers nationwide. Greenstone Entertainment has applied to Queenstown’s council...

To Oz, with love

It's set to be one of the biggest Queenstown parties this summer, but the sentiment behind it's no cause for celebration. This Sunday the free Wakatipu Waiata for Australia's being held on Queenstown's Rec Ground, from 11am till 7pm, raising...
Come Away With Me singer Norah Jones has announced shows for Queenstown and Dunedin in April 2019. The nine-time Grammy winner Norah Jones, will perform at the Regent Theatre in Dunedin on April 26, and the Events Centre in Queenstown...

UB40: Here I am

Come hell or high water, this time UB40 will play their first Queenstown concert. After the resort turned on the waterworks earlier this year their gig at Waitiri Creek Winery had to be canned. But they were adamant about coming back to...
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