Queenstown Events Centre

By GUY WILLIAMS One of Queenstown’s finest rugby products, Michael Collins, hopes he’ll get on the pitch when his Highlanders team brings the Super Rugby circus to his hometown at the end of this month. In a scheduling reshuffle enabled by...

Holding court

By GUY WILLIAMS Otago Nuggets’ Joshua Aitcheston signs a ball for Queenstown’s Cooper Parcell, 5, during a training camp for more than 50 kids from Queenstown and Central at the Events Centre last Saturday. The Nuggets’ entire squad and coaching staff...
By PHILIP CHANDLER Alexandra's Alana Kairaoi and Invercargill’s Mitchell Kempton are pictured after winning the women’s and men’s titles at the annual Queenstown Squash Open recently. In a sold-out field of 82, Kairaoi, ranked 20th amongst New Zealand’s female players, was...

Kids’ play date

By PHILIP CHANDLER Kids up to 12 couldn’t ask for more fun than they’ll get at this Sunday’s free Teddy Bear’s Picnic at the Queenstown Events Centre. Between 11am and 2pm there’ll be oodles of outdoor games, music, book readings, face...
By GUY WILLIAMS The Wakatipu Rugby Club expects a ‘‘readymade replacement’’ for its Queenstown CBD clubrooms should they get bowled to make way for the second stage of an arterial bypass road. In a submission to an Environmental Protection Agency consenting...
By PHILIP CHANDLER A star Queenstown Rovers footballer nicknamed ‘the king’ has hung up his boots after 12 years. A centre forward or striker, Carlos Herrman, 36, says he’s retiring as ‘‘I’m just getting a bit old and just physically it’s...

Cricket fever at Events Centre

By PHILIP CHANDLER Queenstown Events Centre’s this week hosting major local, national and even international cricket. Queenstown Cricket Club’s annual T20 competition climaxes tomorrow with defending champs Wakatipu Warlords and Arrowtown Massive contesting the final at 5.30pm. In last Friday’s semis, Wakatipu...

Game plans for rugby club HQ

By PHILIP CHANDLER The future of Wakatipu Rugby Club’s valuable Queenstown CBD clubrooms, if they’re bowled for an arterial road, was kicked around at its AGM this month. The clubrooms, overlooking the club’s Recreation Ground playing field, would be doomed, along...

This one’s for you, Merv

By TRACEY ROXBURGH It starts with a kiss. By the end of it, the motliest-looking corps de ballet you’ll ever likely see should count themselves lucky not to have pulled a hammy, or worse. The Remarkables Men’s Ballet troupe is back on...

Getting a fix for nix

By TRACEY ROXBURGH If it’s broke, fix it — or find someone who can. Tomorrow the Repair Revolution’s popping up at the Queenstown Events Centre, aiming to help people get more life out of their belongings and divert good things from...

Windies bump kid triathletes

By PHILIP CHANDLER A huge Central Otago primary school triathlon’s been bumped from Queenstown Events Centre to accommodate the Windies cricket side. The council-owned centre was booked by triathlon organisers about 14 months ago, but they got the squeeze after the...
By MATTHEW MCKEW Three Queenstown girls have secured places in the New Zealand Climbing development squad after stand-out performances. First-time competitor Alisa Schenk took third in the Youth and Masters Bouldering Championships in Wellington at the weekend. Coach Diego Moyano says he...
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