Queenstown Memorial Centre

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...

Hooligan hyped for havoc

Sparks are sure to fire at a six-bout pro wrestling show in Queenstown this Saturday. Queenstown WrestleFest features the best line-up the resort's seen, local pro wrestler Marc Perry says. He and Southern Pro Wrestling NZ co-founder Troy Crosbie, of Invercargill, are...

Unvarnished potential

One local band is hoping to smoke the competition at this weekend's Smokefreerockquest regional finals in Queenstown. Rafe Swan, 17, the drummer of Wakatipu High School band Quencha, reckons the trio have a shot at making it to the next...
Queenstowners can soak up some culture as the Royal New Zealand Ballet rolls into town. A troupe of 10 will perform 'Tutus on Tour' – a gala collection of classical and contemporary pieces. Ballet mistress Abigail Boyle reckons locals are in...
Precision tricks from trials rider Danny MacAskill will provide a spark of inspiration for Queenstown's biking community next week. MacAskill's around rural Scotland will be screened when the World Tour of Canada's Banff Mountain Film Festival comes to Queenstown. The popular...
Talented Queenstown musician Margaret O'Hanlon says she was taunted into putting out her first album. O'Hanlon, who's releasing 11 original songs, formerly directed five Songstars shows, in which artists performed song covers in front of local audiences, who then judged...

Panto’s a family affair

One family at least has made a huge commitment to Remarkable Theatre's 'Panto in the Park' in the Queenstown Gardens this weekend. Sarah and Blaise Barham, who run Queenstown's Southern Lakes English College, and their 12-year-old daughter Zoe are playing...
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