Queenstown Memorial Centre

Haunting for a cause

By TRACEY ROXBURGH The Baby Box Charitable Trust’s had a booking at the Queenstown Memorial Centre since last September for its inaugural Halloween ball — and the trustees can’t think of a better time to get the community together for...

The Shows Must Go On

By GUY WILLIAMS Its title couldn’t be more apt. The Touring Company’s production of The Shows Must Go On, which hits the Queenstown Memorial Centre stage this coming Monday, was born of a determination to revive musical theatre after March’s lockdown...

‘Jobbortunities’ knocking

By PHILIP CHANDLER A near-neighbouring mayor’s rolling up his sleeves to present 8000-plus job options to Covid-19-impacted Queenstowners. In a unique Otago-wide initiative, Clutha District mayor Bryan Cadogan and his council are running a five-hour work fair, called ‘Jobbortunities’, at Queenstown Memorial...

Hospo warning

By MATTHEW MCKEW A looming disaster faces Queenstown as working holiday visas expire and the government pushes the remaining foreign workers into the fields, with golden ticket extensions for horticulture. Unemployment may have leapt up in the resort, but bars and restaurant owners...
By PHILIP CHANDLER A Queenstown music trust’s inviting primary school students and their families to a free open day today to learn about instruments and the joys of music-making. Turn Up the Music Trust teachers, students and trustees will turn up...

Reinventing in the resort

By HUGH COLLINS While most of us were hunkering down during lockdown, one Queenstown native was floating about in the Bahamas. But it was no holiday. Born and raised in the Wakatipu, for the past four years Emily Burns has been living...
By TRACEY ROXBURGH Ways to ensure community views are used to shape policies at a local government level will be traversed at the first ‘Reset’ discussion in Queenstown next week, being hosted by Max Rushbrooke. The democracy advocate, academic and author...
By HUGH COLLINS A local mountaineer has documented what he believes may be the first climb of its kind in the Wakatipu Basin. Guillaume Charton's 15-minute film, titled (re)Discovering Remarkables, will be shown during this weekend's NZ Mountain Film Festival in...
By HUGH COLLINS Queenstown's premier pro wrestling event's back. WrestleFest, Southern Pro Wrestling NZ's sixth event, will hit the ring this weekend with six matches set to take place at the Queenstown Memorial Centre. SPW co-owner and wrestler Marc 'Hooligan Marcus Kool' Perry...

Brazil comes to resort

It's carnival time! In February, a ripple of party fever spreads throughout Brazil for Queenstown, and its big Brazilian community, estimated at more than 2000, won't be missing the fun. Tomorrow night, 'Carnaval 2020' at Queenstown Memorial Centre will celebrate Brazil's...
It's great to see Queenstown's council looking at a coordinated town centre plan, writes former district councillor Cath Gilmour. The 24-page 'Imagine Queenstown Town Centre' document contains some good concepts and ideas, many of which have been talked about for...
OPINION: Progress is great, isn't it, David Williams asks. After years of political slumber in Queenstown, of needless cost-cutting and ridiculous attempts to keep rates steady, there seems to be an attitude to roll up the sleeves and get things...
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