Millbrook

US foundation’s funding

By TRACEY ROXBURGH An off-road cycle trail connecting Tucker Beach to Arthurs Point and Arrowtown’s one step closer thanks to a whopping donation by a United States-based foundation. The Morgridge Family Foundation’s given $36,000 to the Queenstown Trails Trust, through the Wakatipu...

Portrait artist turning heads

One of Australasia’s leading portrait artists, Jane Pestell-Litten, resides in Queenstown. In a sitting with PHILIP CHANDLER, she gives the good oil on what got her into art about 12 years ago, and on her embarrassment at leaving a nude...
By TRACEY ROXBURGH An Arrowtown charity's run off its feet right now - but the Wakatipu community's swung in behind to support it. This month a 20-foot storage container, courtesy of AJ Saville Builders, was dropped off on the St John's...
By PHILIP CHANDLER A legend in local real estate, skiing and golfing circles, Queenstowner Doug Brown, who died last week aged 92, is also being remembered as a gentleman and a great family man. He's survived by sons Nigel, Derek, Maurice...
By NEVILLE IDOUR New Zealand golfing legend Sir Bob Charles wants to see the NZ Women's Open on Wakatipu's greens. Charles tells Mountain Scene while the annual men's NZ Open's been extraordinarily successful, "I think we are not doing enough for...

Fur flies again

New Zealand Golf's again being slammed for presenting a bogus Maori korowai cloak to last Sunday's winner of the NZ Open at Arrowtown's Millbrook Resort. Maori weavers last year criticised NZ Golf for presenting Aussie winner Zach Murray, at The...

Local golfer flying high

Queenstown pro golfer James Anstiss is flying high after jetting in from the United States, having qualified for the Latino America Mexico PGA Tour at the Mexico qualifying school tournament. Anstiss, 24, finished fourth, and 16 under par, scoring 69,...

Millbrook’s stunning new nine

Construction of Millbrook's second Coronet nine is expected to be completed in November, with the course ready to play in about two years. Former Kiwi golf pro, Arrowtowner Greg Turner, of design team Turner McPherson Golf Architects, and Millbrook finance...
It took a man from Japan to turn Arrowtown's Millbrook into a world-leading golf resort. Eiichi Ishii, who died last week after a short illness, aged 80, was not only Millbrook's driving force, but also one of Queenstown's foremost entrepreneurs...
Playing amongst past NZ Open champions in tomorrow’s curtain-raiser for the 100th Open will be a golfing legend who amazingly first played in the event 66 years ago. As a 17-year-old, Sir Bob Charles — who at the 1963 British...

Resort to the rescue

A group of triathletes have been saved from missing vital training days while Queenstown's only public indoor swimming pool is closed. Millbrook Resort's opened its pool to the five competitors training for Saturday's Ironman 70.3 Taupo. Queenstown Events Centre pool's...

Golf resort sales tee off

Arrowtown's Millbrook Resort is proof that the slowdown in Wakatipu property sales isn't affecting high-end product. Sales at the well-established golf resort reached a record $64 million over the 12 months till the end of September, up almost $20m over...
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