More than 2000 people attended the official opening of Winter Games NZ at Earnslaw Park in Queenstown last night.
Winter Games New Zealand organisers are still banking on securing key funding for the event next year, but have turned their immediate focus to the Junior Snowboard and Freestyle World Championships to be hosted in Wanaka in August.
A homebrew competition is deemed but one facet of the inaugural Queenstown Beer Festival to be held later this month.
Adaptive alpine skier Quentin Smith (34) is keenly looking forward to some strong Winter Games competition in Queenstown and Mt Hutt next week.
Hungarian curlers Gyorgy Nagy and Ildiko Szekeres have combined the Winter Games with a family holiday to New Zealand.
After a southern winter of technique experimentation and Winter Games success, Paralympic skiing gold medallist Adam Hall is heading north again.
British celebrity Heather Mills jetted into Queenstown yesterday afternoon to compete in the Winter Games.
American star Kelly Clark set the standard in qualifying for the snowboard halfpipe at the Winter Games but she may not have it all her own way in the final.
Two young Wanaka locals hope waking up in their own beds will give them an edge over the rest of the field, when the New Zealand Winter Games slopestyle competition starts today.
The organisers of next year's biennial Winter Games NZ say strong media interest in August's international event bodes well for the Otago region.
Following in the footsteps of Rock and Roll Suicide, Margaret O'Hanlon's latest musical offering, London Calling, is taking shape ahead of its inclusion in Winter Games festivities.
Challenging weather conditions marred yesterday's freeski halfpipe competition at Cardrona Alpine Resort, the first freestyle skiing event of the Winter Games.
Cardrona Alpine Resort will host the Special Olympics New Zealand National Winter Games next week.
The foundations have been laid for the confirmed 2013 Winter Games, and the emphasis on bringing the games into the heart of the community is back and stronger than ever.
Racing the ''fast and furious'' 1.6km cross-country sprint in the opening Winter Games event today is another rung in Sarah Murphy's 13-year climb to get to Sochi.
British celebrity Heather Mills is "over the moon" with a Winter Games silver in Queenstown, a big step toward her Paralympic dream.
The haunting sound of a conch shell being blown welcomed more than 900 athletes to the 2017 New Zealand Winter Games on Coronet Peak last night.
Even though entries for the 100% Pure New Zealand Winter Games do not open until next week, the first competitor has been signed up: New Zealand ski cross athlete Sam Hazledine, of Queenstown.