Queenstown Events Centre

By GUY WILLIAMS After an eight-month hiatus, the Wakatipu Toy Library’s back up and running in a prime Frankton location. Chairwoman Sarah Fredric says the library lost its home of 17 years, at Queenstown’s former campground store at Lakeview, when it had...

Renewing the cultural landscape

By TRACEY ROXBURGH Twenty-seven Wakatipu artists and performers have received RenewArt grants so their work can be displayed or performed at free community art celebrations here next month. In total, 20 visual artists and 21 performing arts groups have been given funding...

Game on?

By TRACEY ROXBURGH Queenstown's in the running to host three southern hemisphere powerhouse rugby teams for about two months. And Queenstown’s mayor Jim Boult’s also pushing for a 2020 Rugby Championship game to be played at the Queenstown Events Centre —...

Young tyros do the business

By MATTHEW MCKEW Former Scottish footballer Alan Hansen’s infamous claim ‘‘you don’t win anything with kids’’ was once again entirely wrong last Saturday, when a Rovers’ side with three 16-year- olds in the team won 9-0. The three points were vital for the...

Debutante’s goal

By MATTHEW MCKEW Queenstown Rovers women’s gaffer says they’re ‘‘in it to win it’’ and wants all three points on Saturday at the Queenstown Events Centre. Mark Ford says it’s been a topsy-turvy football season for the side so far, but...

Rovers feeling the blues

By MATTHEW MCKEW Four weeks of disrupted training has left Queenstown Rovers manager ‘‘frustrated’’, to say the least, and he’s desperate to see a solution. Jamie Whitmarsh says there were some serious words had after the men’s senior football side lost...

Support for sports

By MATTHEW MCKEW A $151 million overhaul of Queenstown Events Centre - including the resort's first full-size artificial turf pitches  - is set public consultation. The proposal includes an extension to the swimming pool and new buildings, where the existing main...

Businesses defy downturn

By PHILIP CHANDLER WHAT downturn? Despite Covid-19 border closures causing business carnage, five operators - an art gallery, a car dealership and three hospo companies managed to open new outlets between last Friday and Monday. After fashion store World closed in Church...

Delectable derby

By PHILIP CHANDLER In a possible psychological ploy, Wakatipu Premiers' co-coach claims they're underdogs for Saturday's Battle of the Basin season-opening rugby derby Arrowtown. Grant Murphy backs his claim by pointing out hosts Arrowtown are defending Central Otago title-holders and Arrowtown played...

Workmen playing ball

By PHILIP CHANLDER Workmen on a Queenstown wastewater project will double as rugby ball boys this winter. A trench has been dug across the western end of the Recreation Ground to accommodate a pump station as part of a major council infrastructure...

Growing from a solid base

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fighters from across the South Island will get to grips with each other at a major tournament in Queenstown today. More than 150 martial artists have signed up to compete in the King of the South tournament, organised...

Bulls dish out respect

Excitement's building for a ding-dong top-of-the-table rugby derby in Queenstown tomorrow. The Wakatipu Premiers, who head the Central Otago competition with only one loss from 12 games, play second-placed Arrowtown on their Recreation Ground home turf at the earlier time...
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