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Judges impressed by technical skill and attention to detail at Wanaka’s Aspiring Art Prize

Judges impressed by technical skill and attention to detail at Wanaka’s Aspiring Art Prize

An abstract oil painting of Dunedin’s Port Chalmers was judged Supreme Winner at the Craigs Aspiring Art Prize in Wanaka tonight. Boat Study (View from Deborah Bay) by Dunedin contemporary artist Philip Maxwell was awarded the Craigs Investment Partners Prize of $10,000 at the opening night of the exhibition at Holy Family Catholic School. The […]

By Celia Crosbie

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Scope Media finalists in 2020 Pressies Awards

Scope Media finalists in 2020 Pressies Awards

Wānaka marketing communications agency Scope Media has been named a finalist for the NZ Communications Council Pressies Awards. The agency is a finalist in the Best Use of Media Relations category for its work on launching Wānaka start-up Nautilus Modular in November last year. Scope Media is in the running with the country’s best PR […]

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Wānaka women’s Christmas event set to inspire others

Wānaka women’s Christmas event set to inspire others

Inspirational stories of resilience in business in a Covid world will be shared at the third annual Ignite Wānaka Women in Business Christmas Lunch next month. Ignite Wānaka Chamber of Commerce has secured Laura Douglas and Bridget Legnavsky as keynote speakers at the signature Chamber event, to be held at Corbridge Woolshed on Friday, December […]

By Celia Crosbie

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Ripe announces Master Sommelier Cameron Douglas to join festival line-up

Ripe announces Master Sommelier Cameron Douglas to join festival line-up

One of New Zealand’s biggest names in the wine industry, Master Sommelier Cameron Douglas, will appear as a special guest at Wānaka’s newest wine and food festival. Ripe: The Wānaka Wine and Food Festival has secured Douglas, an experienced wine writer, commentator, judge and reviewer, to host a presentation at the inaugural festival, which takes […]

By Celia Crosbie

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Ear Health Central Otago expands Alexandra service

Ear Health Central Otago expands Alexandra service

Ear Health Central Otago is responding to a growing need for more ear care services by setting up a new, dedicated clinic in Alexandra. The leading ear care provider, which also operates in Wānaka and Queenstown, will open its purpose-built facility at 86 Centennial Avenue on Thursday, November 5. The Alexandra clinic will be the […]

By Celia Crosbie

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Community initiative turns Queenstown students into marathon runners

Community initiative turns Queenstown students into marathon runners

Twenty-nine students and 20 teachers and staff from the school are participating in weekly training sessions, led by Braden Lee of Industrial Fitness, to get in tip-top condition for the world-renowned marathon, which takes place Saturday, November 21. NZSIR offered each participant a subsidised entry fee to their event of choice out of the New […]

By Rebecca Williamson

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Ripe: A new wine and food festival announced for Wānaka

Ripe: A new wine and food festival announced for Wānaka

Central Otago’s acclaimed wine and food will take centre stage in Wānaka next year with the launch of Ripe, a new festival for the region. Established to attract Kiwis to Wānaka, Ripe is designed to celebrate the Central Otago viticulture industry and local culinary scene. The event will be held over Otago Anniversary weekend, on […]

By Celia Crosbie

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Crowdfunding campaign launched to give Koha to RenewArt volunteers

Crowdfunding campaign launched to give Koha to RenewArt volunteers

Organisers of the district’s first creative community showcase have launched a crowdfunding campaign to help pay for volunteers involved in the events. The Three Lakes Cultural Trust is running a Boosted campaign ahead of the highly anticipated RenewArt events in Queenstown and Wānaka next month. The Trust has already raised more than $180,000 to stage […]

By Celia Crosbie

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Affordable Housing underway at Wānaka subdivision Hikuwai

Affordable Housing underway at Wānaka subdivision Hikuwai

Queenstown Lakes Community Housing Trust’s ground-breaking assisted ownership model, Secure Home, is coming to Wānaka for the first time – with six houses under construction at Hikuwai. QLCHT is building two 2-bedroom, three 3-bedroom, and one 4-bedroom houses with local building firm, Breen Homes at the popular subdivision. Construction is due for completion April 2021. […]

By Celia Crosbie

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Local artists announced for RenewArt community showcase

Local artists announced for RenewArt community showcase

More than 100 arts and cultural practitioners in the Queenstown Lakes District stand to benefit from the RenewArt initiative by the Three Lakes Cultural Trust. The Trust has today announced the 41 successful recipients of the RenewArt grants, who will now receive funding for their creative work to be displayed or performed at free community […]

By Rebecca Williamson

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Queenstown Salvation Army gets $1 million dollar boost for new facility

Queenstown Salvation Army gets $1 million dollar boost for new facility

Queenstown’s Salvation Army has received a substantial boost to help pay for a brand new purpose built facility, designed to help the community’s most needy. Remarkables Park Limited (RPL) is providing $1 million towards the construction of a new Salvation Army building on Pin Oak Avenue at Remarkables Park, Queenstown. The 900sq m two-storey facility […]

By Celia Crosbie

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Community arts celebrations planned for Queenstown and Wanaka

Community arts celebrations planned for Queenstown and Wanaka

The Three Lakes Cultural Trust today announces plans to help renew and reinvigorate the local arts and cultural sector with two new community events in Queenstown and Wanaka this spring. The Trust – which supports and advocates for arts and culture in the Queenstown Lakes – invites all local artists to apply to showcase their […]

By Rebecca Williamson

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Stage one of Cromwell’s new Wooing Tree Estate development released

Stage one of Cromwell’s new Wooing Tree Estate development released

The developers behind Cromwell’s highly anticipated new neighbourhood, Wooing Tree Estate, have just released the first sections to the public.   Offering sites in a prime location over a 25.4ha site, Wooing Tree Estate is being developed alongside the iconic Wooing Tree Vineyard. Vineyard owners Steve and Thea Farquharson are retaining their award-winning winery in amongst the mixed […]

By Celia Crosbie

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Queenstown-based tourism operators collaborate during COVID-19

Queenstown-based tourism operators collaborate during COVID-19

Two Queenstown-based tourism operators have joined forces in a bid to ensure the industry will survive COVID-19. Totally Tourism founder Mark Quickfall and Altitude Tours and Black ZQN director Nigel Hobbs are optimistic the region will be reinvigorated in the future and domestic tourism will ramp up as the threat of the coronavirus subsides. New […]

By Rebecca Williamson

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Tourism businesses pivot into nationwide personal shopping service

Tourism businesses pivot into nationwide personal shopping service

Necessity really is the mother of invention for New Zealand’s latest start-up company, which takes one problem caused by the coronavirus lockdown and uses it to solve another. ToMyDoor is a personal shopping service for Kiwis who want their shopping delivered to their front door. In the current environment it is for people in lockdown, […]

By Celia Crosbie

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Another successful Wanaka A&P Show wraps up

Another successful Wanaka A&P Show wraps up

MEDIA RELEASE FROM THE WANAKA A&P SHOW, WANAKA  The 83rd annual Wanaka A&P Show has wrapped up with bumper crowds, stunning weather and a huge variety of entertainment for rural and urban communities alike. The iconic Show, held at the Wanaka Showgrounds over two days from March 13-14, is one of New Zealand’s largest agricultural and […]

By Celia Crosbie

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Ignite Wanaka board chair resigns to focus on ski fields role

Ignite Wanaka board chair resigns to focus on ski fields role

MEDIA RELEASE FROM IGNITE WANAKA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, WANAKA Ignite Wanaka Chamber of Commerce board chair Bridget Legnavsky has today announced that she has resigned from the voluntary position to focus on her expanded responsibilities at Cardrona and Treble Cone. Legnavsky, who has been chair of the board since December 2017 and an elected member […]

By Celia Crosbie

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Free fundraising workshops for local artists

Free fundraising workshops for local artists

MEDIA RELEASE FROM THREE LAKES CULTURAL TRUST   Artists and arts organisations of the Queenstown Lakes District can learn how to attract funding via two anticipated workshops this month. Organised by arts advocacy body the Three Lakes Cultural Trust, the workshops will be held in Queenstown on March 24 and Wanaka on March 25 and include […]

By Rebecca Williamson

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High-profile farmers from AgProud take a stand at Wanaka A&P Show

High-profile farmers from AgProud take a stand at Wanaka A&P Show

MEDIA RELEASE FROM THE WANAKA A&P SHOW, WANAKA   Farming advocacy group AgProud hopes to unify the rural and urban communities of the South Island at the Wanaka A&P Show this week. AgProud’s co-founder and chairman, well-known Southland dairy farmer Jon Pemberton, created the charitable trust last year to strengthen relationships between urban and rural New […]

By Rebecca Williamson

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PERRIAM to open luxury Christchurch boutique

PERRIAM to open luxury Christchurch boutique

MEDIA RELEASE FROM PERRIAM, WANAKA  Heritage merino fashion brand PERRIAM is poised to open its first Christchurch boutique this month.  The store – located in inner-city fashion precinct The Crossing – will be the third bricks-and-mortar store for the high-end brand and follows the success of its flagship store in Wanaka, which opened in 2016, […]

By Rebecca Williamson

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Cultural Masterplan for Queenstown Lakes District unveiled by Three Lakes Cultural Trust

Cultural Masterplan for Queenstown Lakes District unveiled by Three Lakes Cultural Trust

MEDIA RELEASE FROM THREE LAKES CULTURAL TRUST   A masterplan intended to invigorate the Queenstown Lakes’ arts scene was unveiled at the official launch of the Three Lakes Cultural Trust tonight. Established in 2019 to help support and encourage the growth of arts and culture in the Queenstown Lakes District, the Three Lakes Cultural Trust is […]

By Rebecca Williamson

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