Queenstown Rec Ground

Tough rugby roadies ahead

By PHILIP CHANDLER Despite tough away games this Saturday against Maniototo and Upper Clutha, Arrowtown and Wakatipu Premiers rugby coaches are confident they’ll prevail. Arrowtown headed off Upper Clutha, 20-16, at home last weekend, and despite a long second-half break for a...
By PHILIP CHANDLER Playing for your captain takes on a new dimension for the Arrowtown rugby side’s crunch home game against Upper Clutha today. That’s because Malcolm Sutherland, who’s in sole charge this year after being co-captain last season, brings up his...
By PHILIP CHANDLER Having defended The Cup by drawing with Arrowtown, the Wakatipu Premiers this Saturday get a chance to claim one of New Zealand's oldest rugby trophies. They'll travel through the Kawarau Gorge to take on old foes - the...

Workmen playing ball

By PHILIP CHANLDER Workmen on a Queenstown wastewater project will double as rugby ball boys this winter. A trench has been dug across the western end of the Recreation Ground to accommodate a pump station as part of a major council infrastructure...

To Oz, with love

It's set to be one of the biggest Queenstown parties this summer, but the sentiment behind it's no cause for celebration. This Sunday the free Wakatipu Waiata for Australia's being held on Queenstown's Rec Ground, from 11am till 7pm, raising...
Vandalism at a Queenstown rugby ground has its club seeing red – and firing shots at the council. Long stretches of tyre marks were visible across the Queenstown Recreation Ground this week, cutting deep into the muddy turf. Council signs said...

Grudge match

IT'S shaping up to be a doozy. This weekend the Wakatipu Prems rugby team will go head-to-head with their first round foe, Cromwell, at the Queenstown Rec Ground. Waka – off the back of a 53-0 win in Alexandra at the...
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