The next Peter Jackson could be discovered in a short film
competition, one of a wealth of fun summer holiday activities
at the Youth Booth in Queenstown.
Team leader Poppie Gerber said the Wakatipu Youth Trust was
''really fortunate to have the support of local businesses to
be able to do some fantastic things in and around the
''This year, we are offering a jam-packed week of excitement
to our youth, with rafting, paintball, horse riding and some
good old Kiwi fun down by the bay.''
The programme begins with a ''Sk8 Sesh'' at the Queenstown
Gardens on Saturday, followed by rafting with Family
Adventures on the upper Shotover River next Monday, those
taking part meeting at the Youth Booth, in Stanley St, at
Frisbee golf around the Queenstown Gardens will be held on
Tuesday, January 22, starting at 11am, while others will meet
at the Youth Booth at 11.15am for horse riding at Ben Lomond
Raft building and racing and kite making are set for Horne
Creek at Queenstown Bay on Wednesday, January 23, starting at
11am, then the action moves to Jacks Point for paintball at
Pancake making will be on the menu at the Youth Booth
on Thursday, January 24, starting at 11am, followed by a Day
at the Bay involving kayaks, Frisbees and balls from 12.30pm.
A ''film and a feed'' at the Youth Booth is scheduled for
January 25 between 3.30pm and 7pm for the short film
competition and fish and chips for supper.
Bookings are essential for the holiday programme and some
activities such as rafting, horse riding and paintball have
limited numbers. Most activities are free but others, such as
horse riding ($30) and rafting ($45), attract a charge.
A parent or guardian must sign registrations.
The Youth Booth will be open from January 17 to 19 from
2.30pm to 5.30pm.