Fundraiser

Cyclist Peter Yarrell, QSM, has turned his love of the sport into a vehicle that’s raised hundreds of thousands for charity. On the eve of his latest Tour of New Zealand, he tells PHILIP CHANDLER why he’s stepping down...
By GUY WILLIAMS Sarah and Tim Schubert are going for a long, long walk this weekend. The Arrow Junction couple are taking part in the Oxfam 100km Trail Walk in New Plymouth starting today. Sarah says she did a 50km walk in...

Doors thrown open

By TRACEY ROXBURGH Exclusive access is being granted to some of the Whakatipu’s most impressive and interesting homes this coming Sunday, fundraising for Shotover Primary School. Organiser Jane Hamilton says the Shotover Primary Friends of the School’s house tour is no ‘‘cookie-cutter’’...

Irish sporting spectacle

By PHILIP CHANDLER For fast-paced action, there’s no better place to be this Saturday afternoon than the Queenstown Rec Ground. Queenstown’s ‘Band of Brothers’ tackle Christchurch-based Canterbury GAA in the very Irish sport of hurling, while also fundraising for St John...
By PHILIP CHANDLER A renowned Kiwi singer-songwriter, currently stranded in Queenstown, is giving young local songwriting talent a stage tomorrow. As part of her ‘Valentine’s Day Show’ at Queenstown’s Thomas Brown Gallery, Jackie Bristow’s introducing ‘Jackie B and the Mini Band’. They’re...
By PHILIP CHANDLER Eat your heart out, Queenstown. To feed business into the resort’s beleaguered CBD, aninaugural ‘Queenstown Long Lunch’ is being held in The Mall on March 19. Up to 300 diners will be seated down the length of The Mall,...

Cash keeps wheels spinning

By MATTHEW MCKEW A cash injection’s been given to Queenstown’s mountain biking community through a huge fundraiser run by a resort bar. Atlas Beer Cafe raised $16,795 through their annual Season of Shred fundraiser to support trail building and maintenance work...

Big air at rebuilt jump park

By GUY WILLIAMS If you want to see some absurdly-talented mountain bikers defying gravity this weekend, then Queenstown’s Wynyard Jump Park’s the place for you. Today's Season of Shred, the Queenstown Mountain Bike Club’s biggest fundraiser of the year, will be...

Labour Party’s art cash-grab

By PHILIP CHANDLER Two portraits of Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern are among artworks up for auction at a Southland Labour Party fundraiser at Arrowtown Athenaeum Hall on Friday. Organiser Amanda Robinson, who confirms the PM’s been invited, says the ‘Paint The...

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...

Charity’s double win

By PHILIP CHANDLER Young Auckland professionals last week raised $6000-plus for a Queenstown charity helping out-of-work locals. Philanthropy organisation 10x10 New Zealand organised a crowdfunding Dragons’ Den-style event in Auckland in which three charities pitched for funding from the audience. One of...

Haunting for a cause

By TRACEY ROXBURGH The Baby Box Charitable Trust’s had a booking at the Queenstown Memorial Centre since last September for its inaugural Halloween ball — and the trustees can’t think of a better time to get the community together for...
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