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Thursday, 12 March 2009

Upcoming Events in and Around Queenstown

Guilty – the official NZ Open Bar:
Downtown in Queenstown the Guilty Bar, once the resort's original court house, is the official NZ Open bar and will be themed to reflect the association. Players, caddies, sponsors, media and NZ Open visitors are being encouraged to use the Guilty Bar as a headquarters and special deals will be offered.

A "Cut Party" for those players who do not make the NZ Open cut will be staged on Friday March 13.
Venue: 45 Ballarat Street, Queenstown

Art Exhibition:
The Nadene Milne Gallery in Arrowtown is hosting an art exhibition featuring the work of Gretchen Albrecht, the 'granddame' of New Zealand modern art. Open from 10am – 5pm Venue: 16 Buckingham St. (behind the pharmacy), Arrowtown

Arrowtown Street Party:
The Arrowtown street party will be staged on Saturday March 14 with food, wine tasting and music. Bands will begin at 5.00pm and include the Arrowtown Festival Miners' Band, well known local bands Middle Earth and the Master Blasters. The street party will conclude with a spectacular fire show by Flame Fire Productions.

Southern Landscape Art Exhibition:
The Southern Landscape exhibition represents and reminds how varied the South Island landscape is. Dates: 7 – 25 March Venue: milford galleries queenstown Cost: FREE Organisation: milford galleries queenstown Contact: Maurice Watson Email: Phone: (03) 442 6896 Web:

House of Shem – Fine NZ Reggae Roots On a Rare South Island Tour:
A must see NZ Reggae Dub R&B act Dates: 12 – 13 Mar Venue: Revolver Cost: Tix $15 Organisation: Revolver International Contact: John Stapleton Email: Phone: 034418911 Web:

Cricket: State Championship – Otago vs Auckland:
The Otago Volts host the Auckland Aces in this match of the 2008/09 State Championship cricket competition. Dates: 13 – 16 Mar Venue: Queenstown Events Centre Contact: New Zealand Cricket Web:

Walk2Work 09:
On 18 March 2009, thousands of people across New Zealand will leave their cars at home and Walk2Work with friends, family and colleagues. Walk2Work encourages the people of Aotearoa to get out there, leave the car behind and walk to work, or utilise public transport for part of their journey and walk the rest. Walking to work can save you money, help save our environment and get you mentally prepared for your day ahead. See for more information

Summer Sessions '09 "Diamonds in the Dirt"
Revolvers presents Diamonds in the Dirt Locally produced Film following the Cultures and Characters Queenstown Summer 09 Date: 20 Mar Venue: Revolver Cost: FREE Organisation: Revolver International Contact: John Stapleton Email: Phone: 034418911 Web:

Gibbston Harvest Festival:
A relaxed and fun afternoon for the whole family -- entertainment, games for the kids, food and wine. Come celebrate the grape harvest with the Gibbston community. Date: 21 Mar Organisation: Gibbston Harvest Festival Committee Contact: Tim Morrison Deaker Phone: 03 4427305 Time: 11 – 4pm Tickets available on day for NZ$15 Adults and children via gold coin donation Transport: Transport to the festival will be available through Snag Bus Tours, for bookings and enquiries phone 03 442 1900

Royal New Zealand Ballet – Tutus on Tour:
The wonderfully talented dancers from the Royal New Zealand Ballet present their popular road tour programme. A mixture of contemporary and traditional works provide a evening of delights. Date: Wed 22 Mar Venue: Queenstown Memorial Hall Organisation: Lakes Leisure Contact: Karen Gemmell Email: Phone: 03 450 9005 Web:

International Ice Hockey comes to Queenstown:
The 2009 ICE BLACKS will go head to head with visiting HC Storm from Vassa, FINLAND in a four game series across New Zealand. Date: Wed 26 Mar Venue: Queenstown Fun Centre Cost: From $12 Contact: Queenstown Ice Hockey Club Web:

'7 Before 7' Dinner Special @ Threesixty
Queenstown's favourite award-winning fusion restaurant invites you to share our passion for food with our locals special: The first 7 tables seated before 7pm receive 50% off their food bill. Every night.

Fine wine. Exquisite cocktails. Stunning fusion food. Giving you the whole experience.

Call today and reserve your table: 03 442 5360 Threesixty Restaurant & Bar Beach Street - in front of Crowne Plaza Promotion on now. Not valid with any other offer or voucher.

Saturday Creative Queenstown Art and Craft Market:
Free weekly art and craft market at Earnslaw Park where the artists are selling their own work. No imported goods are allowed - only genuine handmade local products.

Every Saturday from 9.00 am until 4.00 pm Venue: Earnslaw Park Queenstown (near Steamer Wharf) Organisation: Creative Queenstown Contact: Marilyn Smith on 03 4439006 or 021 1227695 Web:

Queenstown Farmers' Market:
For a great selection of fresh, seasonal and local produce; including fruit & vegetables, cheeses, breads, farm bacon, flowers, herbs, free range eggs, honey, chocolates, wild rabbit, coffee and much more. A foodie's delight!

Every Saturday morning Dates: Every Saturday morning until 29 March Venue: The Anglican Church Grounds, cnr of Church & Camp Sts Contact: Sharlene Inch on 021 025 672 50 Email:

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