Queenstown Gardens

Run making strides

Queenstown Gardens echoes every Saturday to the sound of joggers running a new five-kilometre event. Parkrun is a free, non-competitive, timed event which started in England 14 years ago and is now held in more than 1500 places around the...
"DICKHEAD" thieves have failed to return hundreds of dollars' worth of gear nicked from Queenstown's Luma Festival. And it's safe to say the boss of the trust behind the festival isn't impressed. Three disco balls that formed part of an exhibition...

Artist collab lights the way

The creative brains behind LUMA Southern Lights Project are planning a New Zealand first. Trust big-wig Duncan Forsyth says artists are creating "one giant piece" – a collaboration between local and national artists – for June's event. "That is pretty much...
A volcanic pyramid animated by 4000 lights is just one of the sculptures designed to make Queenstowners gawp in wonder this weekend. Artist Angus Muir is the principal light installation artist behind Queenstown's Luma arts and culture festival, which opens tomorrow. The...
Queenstown audio-visual king Tom Lynch has grand plans for the 2017 Luma arts festival. The TomTom Productions founder and artist wowed visitors last year by illuminating Queenstown Gardens' forest with lights activated by movement. He hopes to go one better over Queen's...

Luma lights the way

Queenstown's spectacular Luma Light Festival might expand after a stellar opening year. More than 10,000 people visited the illuminated art installation and sculpture trail in Queenstown Gardens last year. The Luma Light Festival Trust had originally anticipated numbers would grow to...
The Wakatipu's 'Mr Disc Golf' is chucking in Queenstown to live in Nelson. James Smithells discusses the origins of the Gardens course, the benefits of the sport and traffic jam "stress" with Philip Chandler  Talk about a legacy. Queenstown clinical psychologist James Smithells, who leaves...
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