Photo by Christina McDonald.
Lakes Leisure event and venues manager Jason Marrable sits
among the newly installed outdoor stadium seats at the
Queenstown Events Centre.
They were salvaged from Christchurch's QEII stadium which was
demolished. By purchasing the second-hand seats for $62,000,
the Queenstown Lakes District Council saved $70,000 on the
cost of buying them new. Unlike the old seats - which had
reached the end of their life and were recycled - the new
ones have back-rests.