Winter Festival

By HUGH COLLINS The organiser of Queenstown’s annual Winter Pride’s staggered he hasn’t received support from a ratepayer-funded tourism body. Martin King wrote to Destination Queenstown, City Hall and Queenstown’s Chamber of Commerce at the start of May in a bid...
A former Queenstowner's on his way back to town to take over the Winter Festival reins. Harald Ulriksen replaces outgoing festival director Rae Baker. He'll start the job next month. Ulriksen's no stranger to Queenstown having lived here twice before over...
ONE of Queenstown's most historic buildings is set to become a giant canvas for Winter Festival. Three hand-picked artists will 'paint' the facade of the 151-year-old Eichardt's building, in Marine Parade, using an interactive projector. New Zealand's leading landscape artist Tim...
Skifield giant NZSki is bidding to trademark the words 'Dog Derby' as its spat with Real Journeys Queenstown Winter Festival continues. NZSki, which operates resort skifields Coronet Peak and The Remarkables, submitted a trademark application on March 28 to the...
Fireworks will feature on the second day of this year's truncated Queenstown WinterFest. The 43rd Winter Festival – chopped from 10 days to four to "re-energise" it – runs from Thursday June 22 till Sunday June 25. Organisers will unveil most of...
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