Queenstown Gardens

By TRACEY ROXBURGH Another four months of road closures and temporary removal of carparks, this time along Queenstown’s Camp Street and Earl St, will start next week — but the end is far from sight. Queenstown council contractors will start digging trenches...
By PHILIP CHANDLER Local knowledge helped disc golfer Mikey Yu win the 26th Queenstown Classic Disc Golf Tournament’s overall title and men’s pro open division by nine strokes last weekend. The 41-year-old, who’s lived in Queenstown for 13 years, lives just seven...

Luma’s shuttle fix

By TRACEY ROXBURGH Punters to this year’s Luma event won’t have to worry about carparking. In a first for Luma, a park-and-ride’s being set up at Queenstown Central, where people can also fill up on meal deals — kids can eat...
By MARK PRICE What would you get if you mixed two nuns, twins in a pushchair and Prince Philip? Well, an attempt at a little bit of royal humour, of course. During the 1970 royal tour, then-Queenstown mayor Warren Cooper accompanied the...

High-profile units

By GUY WILLIAMS A three-storey apartment building’s being proposed for a high-profile Park Street site opposite the Queenstown Gardens. Park Street Gardens Ltd, a Christchurch-based company with familial links to a property development and construction giant headquartered in Beijing, applied last...

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...

Taking a plunge

By PHILIP CHANDLER Organisers believe swimming races they’re organising in Queenstown will be the first to run on Lake Whakatipu. Hardy lake swimmers Lucas Fornes and Richie Lambert, with support from Southern Lakes Swimming Club, are staging The Wakatipu Legend on...
By PHILIP CHANDLER If you’re in need of a laugh after the year we’ve just had, best head to the Queenstown Gardens this weekend. Running with eight performances between tonight and Sunday afternoon, Remarkable Theatre’s 12th annual Gardens show, The Bright...
By MATTHEW MCKEW Covid's forced organisers of one of Queenstown’s most popular events to charge an entry fee this year. Thousands of people have historically flocked to the Queenstown Gardens for Luma, held at Queen’s Birthday weekend, which has always been...
By TRACEY ROXBURGH Breast Cancer Foundation NZ’s pulled the pin on its annual Queenstown Pink Ribbon Walk — but an unofficial event’s going ahead anyway. The walk raises funds and awareness and celebrates breast cancer survivors but it was cancelled late...

4th gen on ice

By TRACEY ROXBURGH It's a fair bet in years to come the name 'Glass' might once again adorn the back of an ice hockey jersey in New Zealand. On Tuesday, little Coco Glass - aged 6 - had her first ice hockey...
By MATTHEW MCKEW Homes and businesses will light up across the Wakatipu this weekend for Lumify, with organisers hoping to cut through the Covid-19 darkness. The home-made Queen's Birthday weekend event replaces the annual Luma, a festival of lights that normally...
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