Millbrook Resort

Uncovering plots

By PHILIP CHANDLER A new pocket-sized booklet on Arrowtown doesn’t just have one plot, it has lots of them. It’s a guide to 40 grave sites at the town’s cemetery entitled Arrowtown Cemetery: A Walk Into History. The text is by Pauline...
By PHILIP CHANDLER Young Whakatipu musos continue to punch above their weight. Arrowtown rock band Train Surfers - one of six school bands performing this Saturday afternoon during three-day music festival Arrow Sounds - has been given the opportunity to record...
By PHILIP CHANDLER A tour guide at Arrowtown’s Millbrook Resort’s joining rarefied company with his new wine education qualification. Henry de Salengre (above), 33, has passed the world-recognised Wine & Spirit Education Trust Level 4 diploma. Of six locals registered on the...
There’s nothing unusual about Millbrook members playing golf on Fridays. But just over a week ago a group of them became the first golfers to play the resort’s newest nine holes. PHILIP CHANDLER talked to two ‘architects’ of the...

$4m-plus resort project

By PHILIP CHANDLER Part of the village centre at Arrowtown’s Millbrook Resort is about to be redeveloped. In what’s understood to be a $4 million project, the forecourt entry and golf cart areas will be upgraded. Two new buildings to house carts...

Go big or go home

By TRACEY ROXBURGH Three days, 17 venues, 32 bands — all but one free. Arrow Sounds is back with a vengeance next month after an almost-too-successful debut last June. It’s the brainchild of The Fork and Tap owner Jeannie Crawford and Arrowtown muso...
By PHILIP CHANDLER A former Arrowtowner who died last month, at 83, is being remembered as a jovial, community-minded character, retailer, vintage car restorer and devoted family man. Married to Rosemary for 59 years, Colin Jack, who latterly lived in North...

Golf courses lose kingpins

By PHILIP CHANDLER Long-time bosses at two high-end Arrowtown golf courses both pulled pin last month. The Hills general manager Brendan Allen has resigned along with Millbrook Resort’s finance director Brian Spicer. Allen, who couldn’t be contacted, joined The Hills as course...
By TRACEY ROXBURGH A new not-for-profit school, focused on entrepreneurship and leadership, will open in Queenstown next year. In time the Liger Leadership Academy, which is setting up shop at Five Mile, will help to diversify and strengthen Queenstown’s economy, its...
One of Queenstown’s biggest corporate hotshots says his biggest annoyance is people assuming he moved here to retire. Roger Sharp talks to PHILIP CHANDLER about why he moved to the resort, how Covid-19’s caused him to be very busy...

NZ Open in the can

By TRACEY ROXBURGH The last time the New Zealand Open was cancelled was in wartime. Tournament director Michael Glading says, ironically, Covid-19 — which has now forced the cancellation of the 2021 Open, to have been played at Millbrook Resort and...

Free pilot to start

By TRACEY ROXBURGH Queenstowner Mel Haarer isn’t pulling any punches when it comes to describing 2020. It’s been ‘‘a complete shit show, let’s face it’’. But she’s using her experience over the last couple of years, delivering wellbeing workshops to corporate clients,...
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