Pub On Wharf

Sucking up a lemon

By PHILIP CHANDLER Six Queenstowners are teaming up for an Auckland car race dubbed ‘‘the cheapest motorsport on the planet’’. 24 Hours of Lemons NZ, starting at 5pm tonight at Hampton Downs Motorsport Park, sees contestants race that long in a...

Putting down roots

For seven years, musician Monty Bevins lived a life on the road, taking his spirited stories and folk songs from one small New Zealand town to another. Having no fixed abode and on a perpetual tour provided a freedom the...

Musical passport

If you think travelling around the globe and connecting with different cultures through music sounds like a pretty sweet gig, Nick Saxon reckons you'd be right. The Sydney muso and TV presenter is headed our way this weekend, playing a...
Queenstown publicans have been forced to stock up as British and Irish Lions fans pour into the resort's pubs. Pog Mahones boss Will Adams says his bar, on Rees Street, has been doing pretty well off the back of the...
Scottish muso John Mason finds inspiration everywhere. “I once found inspiration from a shampoo bottle and I also spent a few months researching the history of economics in order to put more facts in to the words of a song...

Dog days are over

Wannabe singer Holly Keeling put an ad on social media to find herself a musical plus one. She wanted to start a band and gig around Queenstown pubs and was looking for a guitarist. Fellow Brit Jimmy Britnell replied and the...

Big bucks upgrade

A Queenstown publican is spending $1 million revamping The Brecon Street Merchant. Chris Buckley, who bought the former The Buffalo Club last year with wife Lauren, has been running it as a 1920s prohibition era-themed bar. He says this was a...

Country comes to town

As a young singer, Kaylee Bell knew her roots. She’s been performing on the country music circuit since the age of four. At seven she picked up the guitar, started writing music at 14 and won her first New Zealand Gold...
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