Sir Michael Hill

Michael Hill … violinist

By BETHANY ROGERS Jewellery magnate Sir Michael Hill's first violin concert in almost a quarter of a century's a sell-out. Hill, his grandson Jacob, professional pianist Kinga Krupa and soprano Tamaki Iida will play two concerts next week in aid of...

Short course’s elite company

By NEVILLE IDOUR Sir Michael Hill’s ‘‘over the moon’’ his par 3 Farm course at Arrowtown’s The Hills has been named one of the top 25 of its kind in the world by America’s Golf Magazine. Designed by Darius Oliver, the...
By TRACEY ROXBURGH Talk about rare. Take a 265-year-old violin, which has already survived several plagues prior to Covid-19, a mega-jeweller and a 12-year-old prodigy — representing two generations of their family — and you’ve got a series of concerts, the...
By PHILIP CHANDLER A new Queenstown Music Festival will replace next year’s 11th edition of the Michael Hill International Violin Competition. Sponsored by Arrowtown jeweller Sir Michael Hill’s family, the world-renowned contest’s run every two years since 2001, with Queenstown hosting the...

Coming up smelling of roses

The designers of Sir Michael and Christine Lady Hill's garden, near Arrowtown, have been honoured in this month's 2019 New Zealand Institute of Landscape Architecture Awards. In awarding the 'residential single dwelling' category to Suzanne Turley Landscapes, the judges say...

Bayly comes South

Take North Italian-style food, Central Otago and Southland ingredients and top New Zealand chef Ben Bayly. They're ingredients be-hind new Arrowtown restaurant, Aosta, opening next Saturday in premises formerly occupied by well-known Saffron restaurant and, latterly, Rosie B's. Then add the...
Then there were six. After hearing 16 young maestros perform in the 10th Michael Hill International Violin Competition in Queenstown last weekend, the international jury plucked out six for yesterday's and today's semi-finals in Auckland. They are Angela Sin Ying Chan...

Not over the hill at 80

Sir Michael Hill's a flamboyant New Zealander whose influence has spread far beyond the eponymous jewellery business that originally made his fame and fortune. Ahead of the 100th Open teeing off at his golf course today, he talks to...
THE New Zealand Open provides a double dose of excitement for golf-mad jeweller Sir Michael Hill. Tomorrow he’s hosting the first event at his new nine-hole course, The Farm — a Par-3 tournament with past NZ Open champions in the...

Trey’s touchdown

What do LA Rams wide-receiver Brandin Cooks and Queenstown jeweller and golf course owner Sir Michael Hill have in common? Both Hill and Cooks, who earlier this week lost his second consecutive Super Bowl, have walls in their homes adorned...

Homes on horizon for The Hills

Jewellery magnate Sir Michael Hill's family has plans for up to 150 homes on its Arrowtown golf course. The Hills golf course's family-owned company, Trojan Helmet Ltd, has proposed a 'resort zone' in its submission to the Queenstown council's proposed...
Golfers might find it a hazard but mega-jeweller Sir Michael Hill's in awe of the latest sculptural masterpiece on his Arrowtown golf course. Renowned English sculptor Sean Henry last Sunday positioned his three metre-high painted bronze, The Seated Figure, above...
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