Kevin Jennings says his recent accreditation as the only
certified film commissioner in the southern hemisphere will
help bring more co-productions to Otago and Southland.
Scottish comedian and actor Billy Connolly's first stand-up
shows in Otago in five years are on course to be a sell-out
in Queenstown, with ticket sales ''extremely heavy and only a
handful left'', while Dunedin has already sold out.
Two young British men living in Queenstown are ''extremely
lucky'' to have survived when their SUV plunged 30m from
Kingston Rd into a ravine in an area known as the Devil's
More than 40 tourism operators from the Southern Lakes are
bound for Trenz 2014, but it is not known yet if New
Zealand's biggest travel trade show will be held in
Queenstown next year.
Playing the Son of God in Jesus Christ Superstar can
be a cross to bear, but it is a challenge director Marty
Newell is familiar with, having played the lead role in
Queenstown 15 years ago.
Decades-old steel plates will be replaced as needed on the
hull of TSS Earnslaw in a two-year project set to
begin during the historic steamship's annual survey this
The Wakatipu Senior Citizens Association was congratulated on
45 years of ''great community service and enjoyment'' by
Queenstown Lakes Mayor Vanessa van Uden last week.
Chart-topping New Zealand pop and rock stars Julia Deans and
Anika Moa embark on their ''New Hearts Tourette'' together,
the first chapter in a tour to be played over 12 months.
Queenstown and Wanaka awoke to a wintry blast yesterday with
the heaviest snowfall seen on mountain peaks so far this
Arrowtown pair Bec Stanley and Jaimie Stodler are
''absolutely stoked'' to be in this Sunday's Masterchef
New Zealand final, but are remaining tight lipped about
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