A company which aims to bring high-profile entertainers to
New Zealand from around the world has been launched, with
offices in Queenstown and Taupo.
Greenstone Entertainment brings together Alpine Entertainment
and the Gibbston Valley Winery.
Former head of Alpine Entertainment Amanda Calvert is
Greenstone Entertainment's chief executive and Gibbston
Valley Winery owner Phil Griffith will be chairman.
''We understand the New Zealand market and it's not the same
as the Australian market. We solely focus on the New Zealand
customer,'' Mr Griffith said.
''Our goal is to deliver world-class, premium concerts and
entertainment in key regional New Zealand locations.''
''To do that we've joined the expertise and financial
strength of Gibbston Valley Wines with Amanda Calvert and her
professional team at Alpine Entertainment providing the
concert experience to create a new type of entertainment
The companies previously worked together on events such as
Creedence Clearwater Revisited and Dr Hook in 2011 and Little
River Band and the Doobie Brothers in 2012.
Ms Calvert said the new business was ''already in the process
of working on who our acts will be for 2014 for the Summer
Concert Series'' held every February.
She said ticket sales for the upcoming Pat Benatar and Neil
Giraldo, Bachman and Turner and America concerts were going
''extremely well'' in all four locations - Taupo, Matakana,
Wellington and Gibbston Valley - and were expected to sell