Waitangi Day

Celebration of Waitangi Day

By PHILIP CHANDLER African drummers, an Indonesian performance group and the local Highland pipe band will perform tomorrow during Queenstown’s Waitangi Day celebrations. The City Hall-organised event, running from 11am till 2pm on Earnslaw Park, this year’s focusing on both New...

New party venue

By MATTHEW MCKEW Reggae in the Park’s back for another year to celebrate the legacy of Jamaican music legend Bob Marley — but it’ll be held in a new location. Thousands annually pack in to Queenstown Gardens every February 6 to...
By MATTHEW MCKEW Is it Wakatipu or Whakatipu — and how do you pronounce the latter? That’ll be the subject of a discussion at Frankton Library this week with Darren Rewi — a Queenstown-based Ngai Tahu kaumatua or elder — in the...

Rally-round for reggae gig

The organiser of Queenstown's annual 'Reggae in the Park' is stoked a fundraising appeal's ensured Thursday's Waitangi Day event will again go on. Tyrone Morehu, aka 'DJ Pops', needed an extra $2500 this year to meet council security and rubbish...
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