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By PHILIP CHANDLER Maybe it proves we’re still a small place, but there are some interesting links amongst actors playing leads in Showbiz Queenstown’s Legally Blonde The Musical, premiering on Thursday. The lead role of Elle Woods — made famous by Reese...
By PHILIP CHANDLER A world tour of inspiring action, environmental and adventure films from Canada’s latest Banff Mountain Film Festival hits Queenstown for the 10th time next week. Seven films screen at Queenstown Memorial Centre on Wednesday and a different eight...
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...
By PHILIP CHANDLER Ouch! Local pro wrestling veteran Marc ‘Hooligan Marcus Kool’ Perry is pictured having the squeeze put on him by ‘Savage’, known as NIWA, at Queenstown WrestleFest recently. In what he admits may have been his ‘‘most intense and physical...
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...

Going to the dogs

By PHILIP CHANDLER Let the bonding begin. Two dogs have been selected to play Bruiser Woods in Showbiz Queenstown’s production of Legally Blonde The Musical, hitting the boards in May. They’re chihuahua, Chico, with his new ‘master’, Pearly McGrath, who plays lead character...
By TRACEY ROXBURGH It's time to give it a twirl. Next month Salsa Queenstown’s hosting the resort’s inaugural salsa and Latin dance festival, which’ll include some of New Zealand’s top teachers offering workshops and bootcamps to dancers — and would-be dancers. Running...

Stage dog’s call

By PHILIP CHANDLER Release the hounds. Showbiz Queenstown’s holding dog auditions this Sunday for a major canine role in its production of Legally Blonde The Musical, hitting the stage in late May. The dog, Bruiser Woods, will belong on stage to lead character...
By PHILIP CHANDLER A Queenstown music promoter says it’s costing him thousands of dollars extra to relocate a big-name DJ. Bryce Wrigley had been due to put on Andy C (pictured) — rated the world’s best drum and bass DJ over...
By PHILIP CHANDLER The baton’s been passed on at Queenstown’s music school. Sarah Lyttle is the first general manager of the Turn Up The Music Trust, replacing administrator Sue Marshall, who’s now become a trustee. Lyttle — a Queenstown Jazz Orchestra saxophonist...
By PHILIP CHANDLER Tickets are on sale for another round, or rather several rounds, of pro wrestling entertainment in Queenstown. Billed as the resort’s rowdiest show of the year, Queenstown WrestleFest takes place on the Saturday of Easter, April 3, at...

City Hall’s promise

By TRACEY ROXBURGH Queenstown's council says demolition of the Queenstown Memorial Centre won’t happen until an alternative venue is secured. City Hall’s applied to the government for resource consent and a notice of requirement for its arterials project under the Covid-19...
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