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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.