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Go Talia, go – you’re on the right track YOUNG Queenstown ski racer Talia Bodle rips down a Giant Slalom course up Coronet Peak last Saturday. The 11-year-old Queenstown Alpine Ski Team (QAST) member clocked times of 33.51 seconds and 33.69sec to take third in the under-12 girls. Fellow QAST skier Nancha Yoshioka was second while Treble Cone’s Rivey Mutton won. They were among more than 200 entrants aged five to 15 from across New Zealand, Japan, Korea and Spain in what was the first of six Dynastar Lange Southern Junior Interfield races, part-sponsored by Mountain Scene. The next races are at Treble Cone on August 11.  Full results online at scene.co.nz

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‘Cricket World Cup has dropped golden opportunity’

Bowled over The man behind Queenstown’s failed bid to host Cricket World Cup games believes the country’s missed a golden opportunity to promote itself on the world stage. Christchurch, Dunedin and Nelson were this week announced as the South Island venues for the Australasian 2015 World Cup along with four in the North Island. Local steering group chairman, councillor Russell Mawhinney, who

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launch for the NZ section of the tournament, and for a game involving a Tier One side like India or england. “I’m just worried that it’s a golden opportunity missed to showcase the country and Queenstown in the likes of India.” Mawhinney fears Queenstown missed out because surprise venue Nelson’s council chucked $900,000 into its bid.

“I spoke to [CWC NZ boss] Therese Walsh yesterday and she’s kind of indicated that that was a factor. “It seems that we didn’t throw enough money at it, from what they were looking for.” Council boss and steering group member, Adam Feeley, shares Mawhinney’s disappointment. CONTINUED PAGE 2


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“We understand the biggest issue was logistics – in terms of Sky [TV], their costs for getting here. “We were always hopeful the sheer pulling power of Queenstown might have swayed it. “As a recent immigrant, [the Remarkables mountains] as a backdrop, can any other place in NZ offer that as a backdrop? “I’m disappointed for NZ.” Mawhinney doesn’t think logistics is a legitimate reason, “when you look at all the other things that we could do”.

“You don’t get a bad word about what we’ve got here from any international team so that just doubles the disappointment for me.” Mawhinney’s also annoyed that there were apparently question marks over the community involvement aspects of Queenstown’s bid. “I said to Therese, ‘your people who assess that, do they know nothing about the Winter Festival, about the [NZ PGA Pro-Am] golf, about Winter Games, do they know anything about what goes on in Queenstown?’

Petty crims working it off

A TOTAL of 128 criminals are paying their debt to society in Queenstown. The offenders include 78 people sentenced to community work, another 32 under supervision, five on home detention and two on parole, Otago-Southland Department of Corrections boss Glenn Morrison says. The figures are “similar to last year”, Invercargill-based Morrison adds. Keeping tabs on the offenders are three probation officers and one senior community work supervisor, all based in Queenstown. Morrison says home detention “is an alternative to imprisonment ... for offenders who otherwise would have received a short prison sentence of two years or less”. home detainees are required to be electronically monitored 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Community work candidates can be sentenced to anywhere between 40 and 400 hours of community work, Morrison says. “Community work offenders do unpaid work in the community to give something back for the offence they have committed,” he says. “It also gives offenders an opportunity to take responsibility for their offending and learn new skills and work habits.”

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‘Gutted’: Russell Mawhinney

“We do those sorts of things really well.” Commenting to Mountain Scene, Walsh says: “We understand Queenstown’s disappointment. “There were some difficult decisions to make and this was

certainly one of them, however Queenstown will still play a key role in the lead-up to the tournament as a host city for next January’s qualifying tournament.” Mawhinney says this is “the booby prize” – teams involved in that tournament include cricketing minnows Papua New Guinea, uganda and hong Kong. Feeley believes it will be a nice opportunity to “showcase Queenstown a bit” – and adds that Queenstown can reap benefits from the World Cup itself. “Just like Rugby World Cup, it didn’t matter whether you were

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going to Napier, Nelson or Auckland, most of those people managed to find some time to come down to Queenstown. “So we have to promote Queenstown as being part of the Cricket World Cup as a destination, if not a venue.” Mawhinney says there’s also an opportunity to encourage participating countries to use Queenstown as a training venue, as occurred during the RWC. “We also want to make it clear that we stand ready to step into the breach if anything changes down scoop@scene.co.nz the line.”

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Motocross returns to rail jam

mOTOcrOSS returns to the Parklife Invitational rail jam event in Queenstown this year after the display was rained off last year. Death-defying motorcyclists will showcase their skills before the top skiers and snowboarders battle it out at the annual rail jam. The show – which sees snow sports athletes tricking down the stairs and rail structure into the crowd – kicks off at Queenstown recreation Ground at 5.30pm on Saturday, August 17. And after last year’s torrential rain, organiser nZSki has earmarked Sunday as a reserve day if the weather is terrible again on Saturday. Tickets for the event – during the Winter Games – are $5.

Three Aussies sent home

ThREE Australians have been refused entry to New Zealand at Queenstown Airport in Frankton during the past two days. The first was denied entry under the Immigration Act 2009 after arriving on a flight from Australia on Tuesday. Immigration New Zealand officials determined the passenger had been convicted in 1999 for possessing heroin

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and sentenced to eight years’ imprisonment. The second Australian, on the same flight, had received a 12-month suspended prison sentence in 2007 for possession of child pornography. The third was found to be in possession of a restricted drug and a positive swab for ecstasy was detected on his luggage. “The passenger also admitted recent use of

GLObAL coverage of this month’s Audi Quattro Winter Games nZ in Queenstown and Wanaka will reach almost a billion viewers. For the first time action featuring the world’s best snow sports athletes, such as world number one free-skier Gus Kenworthy (left), is free-to-air for Kiwis who’ll enjoy daily highlights packages and live news links on TV3. TV3 is broadcasting live during 3 News at 6pm for six of 11 days, with a half-hour highlights round-up each night including the lead-in to 3 News during the weekends of August 17-18 and 24-25. A partnership with sport, fashion and media giant ImG media will see footage broadcast around the world via both TV and digital platforms. Universal Sports is broadcasting 22-minute highlights packages to 63 million homes in the United States alone.

cocaine and marijuana while in the United States and regular use of those drugs in Australia,” a spokesperson for Immigration New Zealand says.

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Stalking a seat on council ‘I’m the man who can sort Queenstown’s rapid growing pains’ PhiliP Chandler A QueeNSTOWN businessman standing for council believes he can handle looming infrastructure pressure stemming from the resort’s rapid growth. Warwick Stalker, 67, says his lifetime working in services industries like heating, ventilation and plumbing means he can assist in making sure ratepayers’ money is wisely spent. The owner of R.h.e. Mechanical says: “This town is going to be growing dramatically in the next few years. “Very shortly we’re going to have infrastructure problems with water and sewerage, electricity problems, roading problems, there’s just an enormous amount of issues. “I believe somebody with a bit of experience and a reasonably level head is necessary to assist because

The QLDC old boys fight back at retiree criticism ‘Level head’: Council candidate Warwick Stalker

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otherwise we’re going to have all sorts of guys come in here and try and sell bloody deals we can’t afford. “It’s a very expensive trick to do, and we’ve got to be very sensible the way we spend our money. “When you see consultants’ reports come across the desk at council, I’m often wondering whether the council have the ability to know what the hell they’re looking at, half the time.

A mAn backing council election candidate Warwick Stalker is questioning the motives of local pensioner-councillors. Queenstowner David Hunt, who officially nominated Stalker, says: “I think too often we get people who might be well-meaning but they’re retired and have a lot of time on their hands so they just think they’ll stand for council for lack of something better to do,” he says. One-term Queenstown councillor Trevor Tattersfield, 72, who’s standing again, shoots back: “If you look around world leaders, there’s a lot of people in my age bracket. “The difference with me is I’ve had a lifetime of

“It’s not their fault, but it’s something that I understand.” Stalker also believes some form of visitor tax is necessary despite objections from the accommodation sector. “We’ve got such a small revenue base with our ratepayers here that it does cause us concern when

retired. “I think it’s just wanting to contribute something into the community and having the time and energy to do it.” Gazzard says he’s undecided about standing again. Arrowtown councillor Lex Perkins, 73, couldn’t be contacted – he’s overseas.

we’re servicing about three times that amount of people.” Stalker says he’s dealt with hundreds of people in his business over the years so also has the experience to work with both council staff and fellow councillors. “I’ve been involved in every Lions and Jaycees you can ever

The cast of new musical Twenty Seven prepare to dazzle audiences at the Queenstown Memorial Centre next week. Set in Club 27, the show – the fourth annual rock and roll musical created by Queenstowner Margaret O’hanlon – includes six characters loosely based on pop stars who all died at the age of 27. Standing, from left, are emmet McCarthy as electric Man (based on Jimi hendrix), Fiona Stephenson as Lizzie (Amy Winehouse), Alex Fraser as Brody (Kurt Cobain), holly hoogvliet as Michelle (Cobain’s wife Courtney Love), Jason Medina as Don Bucks and Josh Mehrtens as New Kid. Sitting, from left, are Shay Muddle as RJ (Robert Johnson), Sam Maxwell as lead character Riley Cormac, Charlotte Graf as Ruby (Janis Joplin) and Shaun Vining as Jack (Jim Morrison). O’hanlon says: “I am lucky to have a bunch of people who are so welcome and willing to try my ideas. We’ve had our setbacks with things out of our control but have rolled with the punches.” Twenty Seven runs from Wednesday till  Nervous novices: p14 Saturday.

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Genomics. Ethical, legal and social aspects of the rapidly developing field of genetic testing will be the focus of discussion with guest speakers addressing 80 delegates at the millennium Hotel from noon-4pm. The meet is part of the Human Genetics Society of Australasia’s wider conference at various venues in Queenstown.

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Arrowtown beat top-of-the-table Wakatipu Premiers 20-19 in an exciting derby game on Saturday. Arrowtown coach hayden Finch praised his battling team who overturned a first half deficit to earn local bragging rights. Queenstown News > Sport

Queenstown golfer Greg Turner pocketed $29,000 after finishing 20th at the prestigious Senior British Open at Royal Birkdale. Turner’s four-round total of 284, four over par, was a shot ahead of top British golfer Colin Montgomerie and two ahead of leading American golfer Mark O’Meara, who has won two majors. Queenstown News > Sport

Poker stars in town Queenstown’s half-a-million dollar poker tournament is underway. Players from around the world took to the felt at SkyCity Casino this week for the New Zealand Poker Tour Snowfest Tournament – run by internet PokerStars. Queenstown News > News

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experience working with local authorities. “I know what it’s all about and I know what works and what doesn’t work.” Two-term Queenstown councillor mel Gazzard (left), 68, who calls himself semi-retired, says: “I don’t think it’s about age and I don’t think it’s about being

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“We understand the biggest issue was logistics – in terms of Sky [TV], their costs for getting here. “We were always hopeful the sheer pulling power of Queenstown might have swayed it. “As a recent immigrant, [the Remarkables mountains] as a backdrop, can any other place in NZ offer that as a backdrop? “I’m disappointed for NZ.” Mawhinney doesn’t think logistics is a legitimate reason, “when you look at all the other things that we could do”.

“You don’t get a bad word about what we’ve got here from any international team so that just doubles the disappointment for me.” Mawhinney’s also annoyed that there were apparently question marks over the community involvement aspects of Queenstown’s bid. “I said to Therese, ‘your people who assess that, do they know nothing about the Winter Festival, about the [NZ PGA Pro-Am] golf, about Winter Games, do they know anything about what goes on in Queenstown?’

Petty crims working it off

A TOTAL of 128 criminals are paying their debt to society in Queenstown. The offenders include 78 people sentenced to community work, another 32 under supervision, five on home detention and two on parole, Otago-Southland Department of Corrections boss Glenn Morrison says. The figures are “similar to last year”, Invercargill-based Morrison adds. Keeping tabs on the offenders are three probation officers and one senior community work supervisor, all based in Queenstown. Morrison says home detention “is an alternative to imprisonment ... for offenders who otherwise would have received a short prison sentence of two years or less”. home detainees are required to be electronically monitored 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Community work candidates can be sentenced to anywhere between 40 and 400 hours of community work, Morrison says. “Community work offenders do unpaid work in the community to give something back for the offence they have committed,” he says. “It also gives offenders an opportunity to take responsibility for their offending and learn new skills and work habits.”

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‘Gutted’: Russell Mawhinney

“We do those sorts of things really well.” Commenting to Mountain Scene, Walsh says: “We understand Queenstown’s disappointment. “There were some difficult decisions to make and this was

certainly one of them, however Queenstown will still play a key role in the lead-up to the tournament as a host city for next January’s qualifying tournament.” Mawhinney says this is “the booby prize” – teams involved in that tournament include cricketing minnows Papua New Guinea, uganda and hong Kong. Feeley believes it will be a nice opportunity to “showcase Queenstown a bit” – and adds that Queenstown can reap benefits from the World Cup itself. “Just like Rugby World Cup, it didn’t matter whether you were

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going to Napier, Nelson or Auckland, most of those people managed to find some time to come down to Queenstown. “So we have to promote Queenstown as being part of the Cricket World Cup as a destination, if not a venue.” Mawhinney says there’s also an opportunity to encourage participating countries to use Queenstown as a training venue, as occurred during the RWC. “We also want to make it clear that we stand ready to step into the breach if anything changes down scoop@scene.co.nz the line.”

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Motocross returns to rail jam

mOTOcrOSS returns to the Parklife Invitational rail jam event in Queenstown this year after the display was rained off last year. Death-defying motorcyclists will showcase their skills before the top skiers and snowboarders battle it out at the annual rail jam. The show – which sees snow sports athletes tricking down the stairs and rail structure into the crowd – kicks off at Queenstown recreation Ground at 5.30pm on Saturday, August 17. And after last year’s torrential rain, organiser nZSki has earmarked Sunday as a reserve day if the weather is terrible again on Saturday. Tickets for the event – during the Winter Games – are $5.

Three Aussies sent home

ThREE Australians have been refused entry to New Zealand at Queenstown Airport in Frankton during the past two days. The first was denied entry under the Immigration Act 2009 after arriving on a flight from Australia on Tuesday. Immigration New Zealand officials determined the passenger had been convicted in 1999 for possessing heroin

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and sentenced to eight years’ imprisonment. The second Australian, on the same flight, had received a 12-month suspended prison sentence in 2007 for possession of child pornography. The third was found to be in possession of a restricted drug and a positive swab for ecstasy was detected on his luggage. “The passenger also admitted recent use of

GLObAL coverage of this month’s Audi Quattro Winter Games nZ in Queenstown and Wanaka will reach almost a billion viewers. For the first time action featuring the world’s best snow sports athletes, such as world number one free-skier Gus Kenworthy (left), is free-to-air for Kiwis who’ll enjoy daily highlights packages and live news links on TV3. TV3 is broadcasting live during 3 News at 6pm for six of 11 days, with a half-hour highlights round-up each night including the lead-in to 3 News during the weekends of August 17-18 and 24-25. A partnership with sport, fashion and media giant ImG media will see footage broadcast around the world via both TV and digital platforms. Universal Sports is broadcasting 22-minute highlights packages to 63 million homes in the United States alone.

cocaine and marijuana while in the United States and regular use of those drugs in Australia,” a spokesperson for Immigration New Zealand says.

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Stalking a seat on council ‘I’m the man who can sort Queenstown’s rapid growing pains’ PhiliP Chandler A QueeNSTOWN businessman standing for council believes he can handle looming infrastructure pressure stemming from the resort’s rapid growth. Warwick Stalker, 67, says his lifetime working in services industries like heating, ventilation and plumbing means he can assist in making sure ratepayers’ money is wisely spent. The owner of R.h.e. Mechanical says: “This town is going to be growing dramatically in the next few years. “Very shortly we’re going to have infrastructure problems with water and sewerage, electricity problems, roading problems, there’s just an enormous amount of issues. “I believe somebody with a bit of experience and a reasonably level head is necessary to assist because

The QLDC old boys fight back at retiree criticism ‘Level head’: Council candidate Warwick Stalker

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otherwise we’re going to have all sorts of guys come in here and try and sell bloody deals we can’t afford. “It’s a very expensive trick to do, and we’ve got to be very sensible the way we spend our money. “When you see consultants’ reports come across the desk at council, I’m often wondering whether the council have the ability to know what the hell they’re looking at, half the time.

A mAn backing council election candidate Warwick Stalker is questioning the motives of local pensioner-councillors. Queenstowner David Hunt, who officially nominated Stalker, says: “I think too often we get people who might be well-meaning but they’re retired and have a lot of time on their hands so they just think they’ll stand for council for lack of something better to do,” he says. One-term Queenstown councillor Trevor Tattersfield, 72, who’s standing again, shoots back: “If you look around world leaders, there’s a lot of people in my age bracket. “The difference with me is I’ve had a lifetime of

“It’s not their fault, but it’s something that I understand.” Stalker also believes some form of visitor tax is necessary despite objections from the accommodation sector. “We’ve got such a small revenue base with our ratepayers here that it does cause us concern when

retired. “I think it’s just wanting to contribute something into the community and having the time and energy to do it.” Gazzard says he’s undecided about standing again. Arrowtown councillor Lex Perkins, 73, couldn’t be contacted – he’s overseas.

we’re servicing about three times that amount of people.” Stalker says he’s dealt with hundreds of people in his business over the years so also has the experience to work with both council staff and fellow councillors. “I’ve been involved in every Lions and Jaycees you can ever

The cast of new musical Twenty Seven prepare to dazzle audiences at the Queenstown Memorial Centre next week. Set in Club 27, the show – the fourth annual rock and roll musical created by Queenstowner Margaret O’hanlon – includes six characters loosely based on pop stars who all died at the age of 27. Standing, from left, are emmet McCarthy as electric Man (based on Jimi hendrix), Fiona Stephenson as Lizzie (Amy Winehouse), Alex Fraser as Brody (Kurt Cobain), holly hoogvliet as Michelle (Cobain’s wife Courtney Love), Jason Medina as Don Bucks and Josh Mehrtens as New Kid. Sitting, from left, are Shay Muddle as RJ (Robert Johnson), Sam Maxwell as lead character Riley Cormac, Charlotte Graf as Ruby (Janis Joplin) and Shaun Vining as Jack (Jim Morrison). O’hanlon says: “I am lucky to have a bunch of people who are so welcome and willing to try my ideas. We’ve had our setbacks with things out of our control but have rolled with the punches.” Twenty Seven runs from Wednesday till  Nervous novices: p14 Saturday.

 Games gigs: p15

Genomics. Ethical, legal and social aspects of the rapidly developing field of genetic testing will be the focus of discussion with guest speakers addressing 80 delegates at the millennium Hotel from noon-4pm. The meet is part of the Human Genetics Society of Australasia’s wider conference at various venues in Queenstown.

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Arrowtown beat top-of-the-table Wakatipu Premiers 20-19 in an exciting derby game on Saturday. Arrowtown coach hayden Finch praised his battling team who overturned a first half deficit to earn local bragging rights. Queenstown News > Sport

Queenstown golfer Greg Turner pocketed $29,000 after finishing 20th at the prestigious Senior British Open at Royal Birkdale. Turner’s four-round total of 284, four over par, was a shot ahead of top British golfer Colin Montgomerie and two ahead of leading American golfer Mark O’Meara, who has won two majors. Queenstown News > Sport

Poker stars in town Queenstown’s half-a-million dollar poker tournament is underway. Players from around the world took to the felt at SkyCity Casino this week for the New Zealand Poker Tour Snowfest Tournament – run by internet PokerStars. Queenstown News > News

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think of, I’ve been chairman or president of most of them.” A resident for 20 years, Stalker joins four other new candidates in the race to October so far – lawyer Nicola Vryenhoek, radio DJ Craig Ferguson, ex-health board member Fiona McArthur and former PR queen Alexa Forbes.

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experience working with local authorities. “I know what it’s all about and I know what works and what doesn’t work.” Two-term Queenstown councillor mel Gazzard (left), 68, who calls himself semi-retired, says: “I don’t think it’s about age and I don’t think it’s about being

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Ready to pitch project Lowdown on site options Council’s got its ducks in a row on convention centre Experts say it’s Lakeview – others are just too damn small

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QueeNSTOWN’S council is ready to makes its pitch to the Government for convention centre funding – once it finalises a proposal. Queenstown Lakes District Council unveiled a suite of reports last week detailing analysis of site options, funding options and potential economic impacts of a proposed $50 million-plus centre. An economic impact study among the reports suggests a local centre could grow regional Gross Domestic Product by $22m-$36m a year and create 466 fulltime equivalent jobs. The unveiling marks the beginning of a major public consultation phase on the much-discussed project. “QLDC is now seeking to obtain feedback from the community to re-affirm its support for a convention centre and obtain feedback on location and funding options,” an overview report by consultancy CBRe Structured Transactions and Advisory Services says.

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Queenstown mayor Vanessa van uden, speaking to Mountain Scene this week, says “reaffirm” is probably a bit strong. “It’s a reaffirmation from the commercial ratepayers but we need to test it in the whole community and we’ve always undertaken that everybody would have a chance to have their say – so we’re honouring that.” To kick things off, Van uden, council boss Adam Feeley and a top Government business official will host a free lunchtime info session and Q&A tomorrow, followed by a residents survey. Feeley says once council is ready to make a decision on a centre it’s also ready to go to Government to discuss funding. “We’ve done site specific analysis, we’ve done economic analysis, we’ve done economic analysis of the district, we’ve done funding models. “If we went to Government, we’ve got all the information we could possibly give them and it’s up to them to make a decision.”

Do it for NZ

Feeley says it’s in the Government and country’s interest to invest in Queenstown in the form of something like a centre, particularly given new national tourism funding of $38m aimed at growing high-end international visitor numbers. “They’re saying New Zealand needs to lift the offering to get these people into town – and a

exPeRTS who’ve pored over three site options for a Queenstown conference and exhibition centre are convinced just one stacks up. Convention centre design specialists, architects and conference organisers examined council-owned (top of Man St) (downtown) (downtown) Lakeview, Gorge Road and Pros Pros Pros Stanley Street sites all in or  Excellent vistas  Short walk on flat ground to cbD  close proximity to the edge of downtown near the Queenstown CBD.  Future expansion space available  relatively flat site Cons Only the 3.5 hectare  Size allows ideal layout and design – and  Won’t be consenting problems  confined nature of the site, bounded by Lakeview site provides it’s flat three streets which is not ideal, and lacking Cons enough space to comforta bulk of building not prominent on landscape space for parking or expansion  Subject to liquefaction in an earthquake bly fit an international Views only from top level, and limited at that Cons  Limited space, and triangular-shaped site standard centre, the experts  Site not scenic and frontage to busy street not easy  Steep walk in parts but within a “tolerable” found. 10-15 minutes of cbD and there could be  bulk of building will be very visible from  no on-site parking or room for expansion That includes space for covered escalator on part of man Street cbD and both side streets unless encroach onto recreation Ground ample outdoor exhibitions,  Exposed to prevailing winds  Drop-off area off steep beetham St  more shady, especially in winter, than sites parking and future further east  Lack of sunlight, especially in winter  Three levels of meeting space not ideal expansion. By contrast, the present SOURCE: SITE ANALYSIS REPORT BY CONVENTION CENTRE DESIGN SPECIALISTS POPULOUS, FEARON hAY ARChITECTS AND CONFERENCE AND EVENT ORGANISERS ThE CONFERENCE COMPANY Gorge Rd and Stanley St sites are poky and don’t room for parking or would have to be over three Queenstown Lakes CBD more as it enables a view is...if you’re going to build one, build it at have anything like the views expansion unless part of the levels, the loading bay entry District council chief bigger development. that Lakeview does, the neighbouring Queens-town would be off steep Beetham executive Adam Feeley says “Those [other] sites are Lakeview or not at all. “The most fundamental advice says. Recreation Ground’s used, St and there’d be no room while Stanley St and Gorge too small – not unworkable, reason is the other two sites Gorge Rd’s triangular analysis concludes. for parking or expansion. Rd are close to the town but too small.” shape is constraining The Stanley St site is even The site would also be centre, the experts believe Feeley adds the experts’ are just too constrained,” he scoop@scene.co.nz enough but there’s also no worse because a centre right next to busy Stanley St. Lakeview will benefit the view is emphatic: “Their says. DF CBNOE 4 3 8 7 1 2 0 1 3 - 0 7 - 3 0 T1 1 : 1 5 : 4 1 + 1 2 : 0 0

Lakeview land

Favoured spot: An impression of a convention centre on the Queenstown council’s Lakeview site

Free lunchtime info session What: Panel discussion and Question and Answer session Who: Queenstown mayor Vanessa van Uden, Queenstown Lakes District council chief executive Adam Feeley, ministry of business, Innovation and Employment top policy wonk roger Wigglesworth. A representative from consultancy cbrE which prepared an overview report of options and analysis may also be available.

Gauging public: Vanessa van Uden

convention centre is exactly part of that. You won’t get anyone in Tourism NZ saying Queenstown isn’t at the heart of our whole strategy. Therefore if we’re not developing Queenstown as part of that it’s going backwards. “If Queenstown CBD is not being developed, there are not new hotels being developed and built and there aren’t new tourism offerings then it’s actually undermining NZ.” Last week’s information dump suggests a worst-case scenario of a $39m shortfall falling to council or the private sector – and Government stumping up $10m of a centre’s estimated $54m cost. Other contributions of up to $5m could come from regional councils and philanthropists while council would throw in the land. CBRe’s overview report also suggests: “Development of [council’s] Lakeview [site up Man Street] has the potential to reduce QLDC’s ongoing exposure to

Where: Queenstown memorial centre supper room When: 12.30-1.30pm, tomorrow Cost: Free (feel free to bring your lunch along) RSVP: events@queenstownchamber.org.nz or ph 441 8254 Light reading: To get informed prior to the lunchtime info session, go to www.qldc.co.nz where convention centre consultation documents and analysis are now available

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operational risk and reduce the funding commitment that QLDC is required to make.” A major attraction of the Lakeview site is its size at five hectares – with 1.4ha available for the centre and 3.6ha spare for associated commercial and residential development.

Casino question

Nigel Morrison, chief executive of preferred operator SkyCity entertainment Group, has already indicated hopes for a relocated casino and purpose-built hotel next to any centre project at the site. The CBRe report notes an integrated mix of commercial and residential development on the 3.6ha is crucial to the project – and would include a relocated Queenstown Casino if SkyCity is involved. “Integrated mixed use development including the proposed convention centre, hotel, casino and

retail anchors, presents an opportunity to drive differential pricing in this location over the medium term and therefore deliver value gains to QLDC… “It is this sense of place and the development of an offering with significant amenity that will in time underpin the residential sales prices required to make development feasible,” CBRe’s overview says. SkyCity, which operates Queenstown’s Beach St casino, has recently acquired Queenstown’s second Steamer Wharf casino. Any relocation of the two casino licences of those properties requires a law change to the Gambling Act. Feeley says the development on Lakeview could go ahead without a casino: “Will it be as easy or – more particularly – as cost beneficial in terms of the return council gets and therefore mean a reduction in the effect on ratepayers? Probably not.” Feeley says his advice to council will be it can proceed without casino involvement but a casino provides upside as does a retail development and a vibrant precinct. SkyCity recently inked a controversial deal with the Government to fund and operate a $402m

National Convention Centre in Auckland in exchange for concessions including allowance for extra poker machines.

Key conference numbers

 It will generate $22m to $36m in regional Gross Domestic Product per year (BeRL/McDermott Miller)  It will drive demand for 466 fulltime equivalent jobs (BeRL)  It will have capacity for 750 delegates plus space for 250-300 delegates to meet separately in other centre spaces (Conference Company/horwarth)  The construction will result in a $23m one-off direct impact (BeRL)  267 jobs will be needed for its construction (BeRL)  $29m is the estimated annual visitor spend from those it will attract (BeRL)  3745 is the estimated number of international visitors it will attract per year – and they’ll be spending $9.8m  A centre will double the ‘large conference’ events in Queenstown from 10 to 20 per year (McDermott Miller)  A centre will cater for 170 events a year once it’s fully operational (BeRL)  From a pencilled-in start date of 2015, it will take about two years to build  A hypothetical funding arrangement suggests a construction cost of $52.5m and working capital required of $1.5m  It’s hoped the Government will stump up $10m of that  Regional councils and philanthropists could chip in $5m  And a shortfall of $39m falls to council and/or the private sector ed@scene.co.nz

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August, 2012 request for Proposals issued seeking potential partners

February, 2013

major consortium including ngai Tahu Property, morrison & co and casino operator Skycity Entertainment Group selected as preferred party to begin negotiations

July, 2013

council releases reports analysing sites, economic impact, venues, funding options

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August 31

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Ready to pitch project Lowdown on site options Council’s got its ducks in a row on convention centre Experts say it’s Lakeview – others are just too damn small

PhiliP Chandler

QueeNSTOWN’S council is ready to makes its pitch to the Government for convention centre funding – once it finalises a proposal. Queenstown Lakes District Council unveiled a suite of reports last week detailing analysis of site options, funding options and potential economic impacts of a proposed $50 million-plus centre. An economic impact study among the reports suggests a local centre could grow regional Gross Domestic Product by $22m-$36m a year and create 466 fulltime equivalent jobs. The unveiling marks the beginning of a major public consultation phase on the much-discussed project. “QLDC is now seeking to obtain feedback from the community to re-affirm its support for a convention centre and obtain feedback on location and funding options,” an overview report by consultancy CBRe Structured Transactions and Advisory Services says.

Gauging opinion

Queenstown mayor Vanessa van uden, speaking to Mountain Scene this week, says “reaffirm” is probably a bit strong. “It’s a reaffirmation from the commercial ratepayers but we need to test it in the whole community and we’ve always undertaken that everybody would have a chance to have their say – so we’re honouring that.” To kick things off, Van uden, council boss Adam Feeley and a top Government business official will host a free lunchtime info session and Q&A tomorrow, followed by a residents survey. Feeley says once council is ready to make a decision on a centre it’s also ready to go to Government to discuss funding. “We’ve done site specific analysis, we’ve done economic analysis, we’ve done economic analysis of the district, we’ve done funding models. “If we went to Government, we’ve got all the information we could possibly give them and it’s up to them to make a decision.”

Do it for NZ

Feeley says it’s in the Government and country’s interest to invest in Queenstown in the form of something like a centre, particularly given new national tourism funding of $38m aimed at growing high-end international visitor numbers. “They’re saying New Zealand needs to lift the offering to get these people into town – and a

exPeRTS who’ve pored over three site options for a Queenstown conference and exhibition centre are convinced just one stacks up. Convention centre design specialists, architects and conference organisers examined council-owned (top of Man St) (downtown) (downtown) Lakeview, Gorge Road and Pros Pros Pros Stanley Street sites all in or  Excellent vistas  Short walk on flat ground to cbD  close proximity to the edge of downtown near the Queenstown CBD.  Future expansion space available  relatively flat site Cons Only the 3.5 hectare  Size allows ideal layout and design – and  Won’t be consenting problems  confined nature of the site, bounded by Lakeview site provides it’s flat three streets which is not ideal, and lacking Cons enough space to comforta bulk of building not prominent on landscape space for parking or expansion  Subject to liquefaction in an earthquake bly fit an international Views only from top level, and limited at that Cons  Limited space, and triangular-shaped site standard centre, the experts  Site not scenic and frontage to busy street not easy  Steep walk in parts but within a “tolerable” found. 10-15 minutes of cbD and there could be  bulk of building will be very visible from  no on-site parking or room for expansion That includes space for covered escalator on part of man Street cbD and both side streets unless encroach onto recreation Ground ample outdoor exhibitions,  Exposed to prevailing winds  Drop-off area off steep beetham St  more shady, especially in winter, than sites parking and future further east  Lack of sunlight, especially in winter  Three levels of meeting space not ideal expansion. By contrast, the present SOURCE: SITE ANALYSIS REPORT BY CONVENTION CENTRE DESIGN SPECIALISTS POPULOUS, FEARON hAY ARChITECTS AND CONFERENCE AND EVENT ORGANISERS ThE CONFERENCE COMPANY Gorge Rd and Stanley St sites are poky and don’t room for parking or would have to be over three Queenstown Lakes CBD more as it enables a view is...if you’re going to build one, build it at have anything like the views expansion unless part of the levels, the loading bay entry District council chief bigger development. that Lakeview does, the neighbouring Queens-town would be off steep Beetham executive Adam Feeley says “Those [other] sites are Lakeview or not at all. “The most fundamental advice says. Recreation Ground’s used, St and there’d be no room while Stanley St and Gorge too small – not unworkable, reason is the other two sites Gorge Rd’s triangular analysis concludes. for parking or expansion. Rd are close to the town but too small.” shape is constraining The Stanley St site is even The site would also be centre, the experts believe Feeley adds the experts’ are just too constrained,” he scoop@scene.co.nz enough but there’s also no worse because a centre right next to busy Stanley St. Lakeview will benefit the view is emphatic: “Their says. DF CBNOE 4 3 8 7 1 2 0 1 3 - 0 7 - 3 0 T1 1 : 1 5 : 4 1 + 1 2 : 0 0

Lakeview land

Favoured spot: An impression of a convention centre on the Queenstown council’s Lakeview site

Free lunchtime info session What: Panel discussion and Question and Answer session Who: Queenstown mayor Vanessa van Uden, Queenstown Lakes District council chief executive Adam Feeley, ministry of business, Innovation and Employment top policy wonk roger Wigglesworth. A representative from consultancy cbrE which prepared an overview report of options and analysis may also be available.

Gauging public: Vanessa van Uden

convention centre is exactly part of that. You won’t get anyone in Tourism NZ saying Queenstown isn’t at the heart of our whole strategy. Therefore if we’re not developing Queenstown as part of that it’s going backwards. “If Queenstown CBD is not being developed, there are not new hotels being developed and built and there aren’t new tourism offerings then it’s actually undermining NZ.” Last week’s information dump suggests a worst-case scenario of a $39m shortfall falling to council or the private sector – and Government stumping up $10m of a centre’s estimated $54m cost. Other contributions of up to $5m could come from regional councils and philanthropists while council would throw in the land. CBRe’s overview report also suggests: “Development of [council’s] Lakeview [site up Man Street] has the potential to reduce QLDC’s ongoing exposure to

Where: Queenstown memorial centre supper room When: 12.30-1.30pm, tomorrow Cost: Free (feel free to bring your lunch along) RSVP: events@queenstownchamber.org.nz or ph 441 8254 Light reading: To get informed prior to the lunchtime info session, go to www.qldc.co.nz where convention centre consultation documents and analysis are now available

Info rich: Adam Feeley

operational risk and reduce the funding commitment that QLDC is required to make.” A major attraction of the Lakeview site is its size at five hectares – with 1.4ha available for the centre and 3.6ha spare for associated commercial and residential development.

Casino question

Nigel Morrison, chief executive of preferred operator SkyCity entertainment Group, has already indicated hopes for a relocated casino and purpose-built hotel next to any centre project at the site. The CBRe report notes an integrated mix of commercial and residential development on the 3.6ha is crucial to the project – and would include a relocated Queenstown Casino if SkyCity is involved. “Integrated mixed use development including the proposed convention centre, hotel, casino and

retail anchors, presents an opportunity to drive differential pricing in this location over the medium term and therefore deliver value gains to QLDC… “It is this sense of place and the development of an offering with significant amenity that will in time underpin the residential sales prices required to make development feasible,” CBRe’s overview says. SkyCity, which operates Queenstown’s Beach St casino, has recently acquired Queenstown’s second Steamer Wharf casino. Any relocation of the two casino licences of those properties requires a law change to the Gambling Act. Feeley says the development on Lakeview could go ahead without a casino: “Will it be as easy or – more particularly – as cost beneficial in terms of the return council gets and therefore mean a reduction in the effect on ratepayers? Probably not.” Feeley says his advice to council will be it can proceed without casino involvement but a casino provides upside as does a retail development and a vibrant precinct. SkyCity recently inked a controversial deal with the Government to fund and operate a $402m

National Convention Centre in Auckland in exchange for concessions including allowance for extra poker machines.

Key conference numbers

 It will generate $22m to $36m in regional Gross Domestic Product per year (BeRL/McDermott Miller)  It will drive demand for 466 fulltime equivalent jobs (BeRL)  It will have capacity for 750 delegates plus space for 250-300 delegates to meet separately in other centre spaces (Conference Company/horwarth)  The construction will result in a $23m one-off direct impact (BeRL)  267 jobs will be needed for its construction (BeRL)  $29m is the estimated annual visitor spend from those it will attract (BeRL)  3745 is the estimated number of international visitors it will attract per year – and they’ll be spending $9.8m  A centre will double the ‘large conference’ events in Queenstown from 10 to 20 per year (McDermott Miller)  A centre will cater for 170 events a year once it’s fully operational (BeRL)  From a pencilled-in start date of 2015, it will take about two years to build  A hypothetical funding arrangement suggests a construction cost of $52.5m and working capital required of $1.5m  It’s hoped the Government will stump up $10m of that  Regional councils and philanthropists could chip in $5m  And a shortfall of $39m falls to council and/or the private sector ed@scene.co.nz

TS OW R A R ST OR M TO

Queenstown Lakes District council establishes a local working group to establish criteria for evaluating options

August, 2012 request for Proposals issued seeking potential partners

February, 2013

major consortium including ngai Tahu Property, morrison & co and casino operator Skycity Entertainment Group selected as preferred party to begin negotiations

July, 2013

council releases reports analysing sites, economic impact, venues, funding options

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Tomorrow

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August 31

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6 | MountainScene Thursday, August 1

‘I feel I’ve done a lot for the community’

Marrable on move PhiliP Chandler

QueeNSTOWN’S departing Lakes Leisure events and venues boss is proud of developing sports tourism despite some Aussie Rules players misbehaving. JD Marrable – whose departure last week follows Queenstown’s council taking the organisation in-house – says the resort’s got huge potential as a training base for international sports teams. Marrable admits misbehaviour by some of Melbourne’s St Kilda Saints, including an assault claim against a player which was strongly denied and unproven, was “distracting” during the team’s training camp in 2011. “I spoke to a few of the Australian Football League teams after the St Kilda Saints’ antics. Obviously they wanted to come here but they did reconsider because they felt that there was risk. “But what we did to get them

‘done a lot’: Former lakes leisure events & venues manager Jd marrable

across the line is we said, ‘put them in hotels that are not in downtown Queenstown, the hilton, for example, and control their environment’.” Apart from the Saints, who are reluctant to return, Marrable says “we didn’t lose a team – we just had to work harder”. “As I said to some of the AFL team managers, they can only do so much, it comes down to player responsibility.” Marrable says there was an ironic flip-side to the scandal that enveloped the Saints’ visit: “even though it was really bad publicity for them, it was fantastic publicity for Queenstown. “Teams will continue to come because of the fantastic

facilities out at the events Centre, and Queenstown is Queenstown.” AFL teams, including possibly the Geelong Cats, are likely to come this year, he says. Marrable concedes it’s disappointing Queenstown doesn’t host Super 15 rugby any more – “considering the region and some of the companies in town like Trojan holdings that support them”. “But from a realistic point of view, we do understand the highlanders’ home base is Forsyth Barr Stadium [in Dunedin]. “But we were successful with those last two pre-season games. “I think that’s going to have a good future going forward and hopefully some time in the near future we can have an Otago-Southland derby here.” Marrable also predicts the events Centre will again host one-day cricket internationals around New Year’s eve in the next two or three years.

Marrable, who had three years at Lakes Leisure, left this week for a four-month contract in Sydney and Melbourne doing pre-production work for the Cirque du Soleil circus company. “When the restructure was announced, I started looking for other options because it wasn’t a done deal that I was going to be reconfirmed into a new role. “I could have been easily made redundant so I went out there and I reconnected with lots of old contacts and looked to see what the market was doing and what the opportunities were.” Marrable was offered a similar job in council but doesn’t regret moving on: “I feel I’ve done a lot for the community.” A reorganisation can be healthy, he says. “People go into new opportunities, and it brings new people in with new ideas”. scoop@scene.co.nz

wIth a tourIst name Helaina Hill age 23 Origin Hertfordshire,

England The traveller left home two-and-a-half years ago with her partner and has spent the last few years in Australia working in human resources. They are about to travel on to Asia. arrived in Queenstown and thought ... I’ve been here before a few years ago so knew what to expect but we really like it. It’s a nice town. Chose to come here because ... The adventure side of things, skiing, bungy. looking forward to? ThIs is our last day so probably just see some more bars, eat some more food. Best thing so far? ProbAbly skiing because I did the bungy a few years ago – the wine tasting was good too. What in the world’s making you anxious? The thought of getting on a plane on saturday in Christchurch. in general, Kiwis are ... FrIendly ... from the second we landed my partner said he preferred them to Aussies.

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manZ’s annual conference in nelson last week. the 63-year-old has been a local manZ member since 1978, when he was at Blue Peaks lodge, twice served as Queenstown president and was national president from 20092011.

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QueeNSTOWN’S departing Lakes Leisure events and venues boss is proud of developing sports tourism despite some Aussie Rules players misbehaving. JD Marrable – whose departure last week follows Queenstown’s council taking the organisation in-house – says the resort’s got huge potential as a training base for international sports teams. Marrable admits misbehaviour by some of Melbourne’s St Kilda Saints, including an assault claim against a player which was strongly denied and unproven, was “distracting” during the team’s training camp in 2011. “I spoke to a few of the Australian Football League teams after the St Kilda Saints’ antics. Obviously they wanted to come here but they did reconsider because they felt that there was risk. “But what we did to get them

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across the line is we said, ‘put them in hotels that are not in downtown Queenstown, the hilton, for example, and control their environment’.” Apart from the Saints, who are reluctant to return, Marrable says “we didn’t lose a team – we just had to work harder”. “As I said to some of the AFL team managers, they can only do so much, it comes down to player responsibility.” Marrable says there was an ironic flip-side to the scandal that enveloped the Saints’ visit: “even though it was really bad publicity for them, it was fantastic publicity for Queenstown. “Teams will continue to come because of the fantastic

facilities out at the events Centre, and Queenstown is Queenstown.” AFL teams, including possibly the Geelong Cats, are likely to come this year, he says. Marrable concedes it’s disappointing Queenstown doesn’t host Super 15 rugby any more – “considering the region and some of the companies in town like Trojan holdings that support them”. “But from a realistic point of view, we do understand the highlanders’ home base is Forsyth Barr Stadium [in Dunedin]. “But we were successful with those last two pre-season games. “I think that’s going to have a good future going forward and hopefully some time in the near future we can have an Otago-Southland derby here.” Marrable also predicts the events Centre will again host one-day cricket internationals around New Year’s eve in the next two or three years.

Marrable, who had three years at Lakes Leisure, left this week for a four-month contract in Sydney and Melbourne doing pre-production work for the Cirque du Soleil circus company. “When the restructure was announced, I started looking for other options because it wasn’t a done deal that I was going to be reconfirmed into a new role. “I could have been easily made redundant so I went out there and I reconnected with lots of old contacts and looked to see what the market was doing and what the opportunities were.” Marrable was offered a similar job in council but doesn’t regret moving on: “I feel I’ve done a lot for the community.” A reorganisation can be healthy, he says. “People go into new opportunities, and it brings new people in with new ideas”. scoop@scene.co.nz

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manZ’s annual conference in nelson last week. the 63-year-old has been a local manZ member since 1978, when he was at Blue Peaks lodge, twice served as Queenstown president and was national president from 20092011.

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Horse hair hacking shocks local owners A TOP Queenstown horsewoman whose two dressage horses had their tails hacked off believes the motive might be jealousy. National dressage competitor Jude Nickolls says someone snuck into her paddock on the corner of Stalker Road and Ladies Mile on Monday night. They cut the tails off her advanced dressage horse Glenview Caballero, her youngster Jazz, and also a friend’s horse she was looking after – Lu Bagrie’s horse Arna. “I’m completely dumbfounded and speechless on this,” Nickolls says. Accountant Nickolls originally believed the tails – cut to the bone in the tail – had been stolen to make false tails. “Some horses don’t grow a very big tail so you can actually buy a false tail before you put it in for competition,” Nickolls says. “They’re about $200. “But we actually found the tails in the paddock when we went looking with the police. “That puts it in a whole different light. “They’ve just hacked them. I don’t know whether it’s a jealousy thing of my horses.” The 36-year-old recently won a national incentive award for dressage and placed sixth in New Zealand at the national dressage championships in level five. Nickolls also moved up to level six/ seven, the grade below Olympic level, or grand prix. Police are appealing for information. Officers say another horse was let out of a paddock near the events Centre on the same night.

Alleged thefts

A 22-year-old Australian man had his NZSki season pass revoked after allegedly stealing two chocolate bars. The pass, worth at least $499, was voided by the Queenstown firm after the man was caught with the bars – worth $6.60 – from The Remarkables skifield on Sunday afternoon. The Australian received a precharge warning from police. NZSki’s sales and marketing manager Craig Douglas says: “We take a pretty hard line on any sort of misconduct on the mountain because we may actually only be seeing the tip of the iceberg. “If people display those sorts of traits we don’t particularly want them around.” Police are appealing for witnesses after $NZ1300 and 2200 Yuan (Chinese currency) was stolen from a Queenstown hotel room. The money was found to be missing at 9am on Monday morning. The room was unlocked and inquiries are continuing. Meanwhile Queenstown’s hotel St Moritz has offered a reward for any information about a leather chair, cushion and ottoman. The chair and cushion, upholstered in black and white leather, was stolen from outside the hotel between 1.15am and 3am on Tuesday, July 9. The ottoman was taken sometime the same night. The combined value is over $2000. Officers also made a series of arrests

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Credit card crime spree

Mexican fraudster rips off his friends, a lover and flatmates Paul Taylor

A MexICAN who ripped off friends, a lover and flatmates during a crime spree through New Zealand has been convicted. Marco Antonio Lopez-Castro obtained credit card details from five people over a 17-month period. Lopez-Castro used the information to buy more than $1300 worth of Quiksilver clothes online, a $200 external hard drive and regularly top up his cell phone credit. The 31-year-old also convinced a girlfriend to loan him $8000, Queenstown District Court heard on Monday, which he refused to pay back. Prosecuting sergeant Grant

Gerken said: “In September 2012, the defendant advised the victim he had become gravely ill and needed to borrow money for medical bills. “he advised the victim he needed $750-$1,000 to pay for medication. he later advised the victim he was dying and had to go to hospital for three days. “The victim advised she did not have enough money to lend him and he asked her to borrow from her friends, which she did. “In October 2012 the victim sent the defendant a further $2500.” Lopez-Castro was living in Queenstown at the time on a work visa. he worked as a kitchen hand, labourer and packer. Lopez-Castro told the victim he

You’ve been living by ripping off people who you’ve befriended JUDGE PhILLIPS

did not have a job and needed money to survive. “When queried by the victim as to why he could not borrow money from his family in Mexico ... [he said] it was a cultural thing and it would be like betraying his family,” Sergeant Gerken said. “he also declared his love to the victim and advised her that as a couple they needed to support each other.” Three of Lopez-Castro’s victims were other foreigners he had

entered into flatting arrangements with while in Queenstown. he accessed their laptops and took credit card details, using them to buy goods online. Lopez-Castro also attempted to buy a $1000 Samsung cell phone and a $1600 Apple laptop on one of the victim’s cards, but the transactions were declined due to the card’s credit limit. he also stole a credit card that had been dropped in a Queenstown bar. The victim reported the theft and fraudulent use to police on June 29. Officers executed a search warrant at Lopez-Castro’s Queenstown address on July 11. They found the credit card in a jacket pocket, other victims’

Violent teenager sentenced Devastated: Lu Bagrie (left) and Jude Nickolls with the horses

Police Crime Stoppers Emergencies 111 Queenstown 441 1600 Arrowtown 442 1274 for separate alleged thefts and a burglary in the Wakatipu. A 45-year-old New Zealand man was charged in relation to a burglary at Queenstown address between October 2012 and February 2013. A 20-year-old New Zealand man was charged with theft after allegedly stealing a snowboard, boots and bindings from a Queenstown shop. Both men were arrested at 8pm on Tuesday. And a 21-year-old Queenstown man was charged with theft after he was allegedly seen taking a handbag from a shelf in a bar and hiding it under his jacket at 2.45am on Sunday.

Stop and search

Two Christchurch men have been charged with possession of cannabis after police allegedly found eight grams of the drug in their car. Officers stopped and searched the car on Church Street, Queenstown, at 2am on Tuesday. The men, aged 22 and 24, are expected to appear in Queenstown District Court.

Car park rage

Police have arrested a 20-year-old Queenstown man in relation to a carpark rage incident at The Remarkables skifield. Senior constable Chris Blackford says police were informed a man had banged on a family’s car window, invited the driver to a fight and then pushed him in the chest at noon on Sunday. The driver, who was with his parents, took down the registration plate number and passed it on to officers. The 20-year-old, arrested at 9pm on

Tuesday, has been charged with assault. Police also arrested a 54-year-old Queenstown woman at 10.50am on Tuesday in relation to a separate assault. however, police say inquiries are continuing into a vicious assault at SkyBar on Camp St, Queenstown, on Sunday, July 14. Victim Mike Knight was kicked or kneed in the face by an unknown man, shattering his cheek bone, eye socket and breaking his nose. No one has been arrested.

Weekend trouble

An 18-year-old Invercargill man was arrested then released for allegedly urinating in the doorway of the ASB Bank at 11.45pm on Friday. The same man was alleged to have pushed, shoved and hit the face of another man on Queenstown Mall at 3am. On Saturday, a man who confronted a doorman at a Brecon St bar after being ejected at 1.30am was arrested for disorderly behaviour. The man received a pre-charge warning. On Sunday, at 4am, a Queenstown man was arrested for detox after being found unconscious and apparently having soiled himself in Cow Lane. A 22-year-old Australian man was also detoxed after being picked up by police at 12.30am the same morning.

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Three Queenstowners were among those injured in a nasty smash near Wanaka last Wednesday. Driver Alice Catherine Scott-Jupp, 23, and her passengers Laurel Littlejohn, 23, and Richard Michael Clark, 25, were in a hyundai that collided with a Nissan on Cardrona Valley Road on the south side of Wanaka at 4.40pm. The three Queenstowners and two people in the Nissan, 23-year-old James Bradley Creighton and 19-yearold Andrew James Dryden, both from Wanaka, were taken to Dunedin hospital with moderate injuries. Police say inquiries are continuing into the crash.

A TEEnAGEr who assaulted a police officer and punched a security guard has been given 150 hours’ community work and nine months’ supervision. chef Jimmy clapham, 18, of Fernhill, Queenstown, must also pay $400 emotional harm to the guard. Queenstown District court heard on monday that clapham had been out drinking with friends in Queenstown on June 1. A security guard spotted him arguing with another man on Searle Lane and tried to break up the incident. clapham punched him twice in the face causing swelling and bruising. When police arrived he resisted arrest, kicking out and elbowing one in the forehead, causing a red mark. Judge Phillips, sentencing, said: “The officers were going to take you back to the station to book you for the assault and also to detox you. “You weren’t having any of that. You kicked out and elbowed one officer in the forehead.” clapham had been convicted of an assault three weeks before the incident. Judge Phillips said: “This is a wake-up call. If you appear before the courts again on matters of violence, your age, background or alcohol consumption will not stop you from going to prison.” clapham had pleaded guilty to assaulting police, common assault and resisting arrest. He was sentenced to 100 hours’ community work for assaulting the security guard. clapham was sentenced to 50 hours’ community work for assaulting the officer and resisting arrest. The hours are cumulative but can be converted to training if the probation officer sees fit. The nine-month supervision order includes alcohol counselling and any treatment to the satisfaction of probation and the treatment provider.

Student sentenced for child assault A QUEEnSTOWn man who slapped a 13-year-old girl in the face has been sentenced to community work and supervision. Student Ethan neville Wright, 18, of Watts road, Fernhill, struck the teenager after a drinking session at a family friend’s house on April 29, the court heard. Wright had attempted to start a fight with the youngster’s brother, who he believed was dating his ex-partner. When the girl tried to calm him down, he slapped her right cheek. The blow was described as hard and painful in the victim impact statement. Judge Kevin Phillips, sentencing at

details on his phone, and more than $16,000 in his back account. Lopez-Castro pleaded guilty to 21 charges and was convicted and remanded in custody for sentencing on August 26. Judge Kevin Phillips said: “You are facing a number of serious dishonesty matters and it appears to me from listening to the summary of facts in reality you have been living off ripping off people ... who you have either befriended or they have befriended you.” Judge Phillips added: “You have been relentlessly offending since you came here.” Judge Phillips said he considered Lopez-Castro to be a flight risk so declined a bail application and remanded him in custody.

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Queenstown District court on monday, said: “People who come before me for assaulting a child normally go to prison. You are 18 so are just as accountable as a 30-year-old.” However, Judge Phillips said Wright had taken positive steps to deal with his alcohol-related issues and rehabilitation had to be considered as part of the sentence. “You show strengths, young man,” Phillips said, “that do not correlate with the summary of facts.” Wright was sentenced to nine months’ supervision with a special condition of counselling and treatment for alcohol issues, along with 120 hours’ community work. The community work can be converted into training if a probation officer sees fit and served concurrently with another 50 hours’ community work Wright was sentenced to on monday for wilful damage. It relates to a separate incident in which he ran amok in Queenstown cbD and damaged a scooter. Wright, who has already paid $1353 in reparation to the scooter’s owner, was also sentenced to nine months’ supervision for the wilful damage, with the same conditions. He was convicted and discharged on a disorderly behaviour charge.

A 20-year-old woman who threw a beer bottle at a bouncer and assaulted him with a candle has been convicted of assault. Queenstown District court heard chef chloe Joy Hogg, of Avalon crescent, Fernhill, had been drinking heavily when she attacked the doorman at Queenstown’s 1876 bar on June 20. Sergeant Gerken said: “She had been asked to leave due to her level of intoxication. “She attempted to get back in but was denied entry. She then threw a Heineken bottle at his head.” The bottle hit the right side of his head but did not break. Hogg then grabbed a nearby burning candle, hitting him with it and sending hot wax over his face and shoulders. Hogg told police she had consumed two bottles of wine and numerous shots on the night and can’t remember the incident. She was convicted on one charge of assault with weapons, namely a bottle and a burning candle, and will be sentenced on September 9. Two other charges were withdrawn.

Drink driver remanded in custody A 22-year-old was remanded in custody after pleading guilty to his fifth driving conviction in five years. Fraser Allan Soutar mcEwan, of matakauri Place, Fernhill, gave a reading of 1188 micrograms of alcohol per litre of breath when stopped by officers on camp Street at 2.35am on June 28. The legal limit is 400mcg. Judge Kevin Phillips told mcEwan, who

A mAn who allegedly led police on a high-speed chase through Queenstown, fled from the scene of an accident and hid out in the hills overnight has been remanded at large. The guy in his 30s is charged with reckless driving, failing to stop after an accident, stealing two bush shirts worth $200 and two charges of unlawfully being on someone else’s property. The man allegedly was the subject of a manhunt on Saturday, July 27, after speeding away from police, clipping another car and then running off into the hills off Gorge road. He was arrested (pictured) on Sunday morning in undergrowth near Arthurs Point. Judge Kevin Phillips remanded him at large on monday to Invercargill District court – it’s understood he’s due to appear on August 13. works as a chef, that a custodial sentence is inevitable. Judge Phillips ordered pre-sentence reports and the forfeiture of mcEwan’s 1989 mazda. mcEwan was remanded in custody, due to the likelihood he would offend while on bail, and is due to be sentenced on August 26.

Other convictions JASOn Patrick Smith, 31, delivery driver, of Fernhill, Queenstown, possession of 12 grams of cannabis and utensils, sentenced to 50 hours’ community work for cannabis and 40 hours for utensils, concurrent. brent raymond Kenny, 44, parking operations manager, of Frankton road, Queenstown, possession of 32 grams of cannabis, sentenced to 100 hours’ community work. Kolin Emile buzerak, 22, American on work visa, of Shoreline Drive, Queenstown, drink driving on Frankton rd, July 28, 563mcg, fined $560, $132 costs, disqualified for six months. Adam Duncan murray, 23, drainlayer, of mcbride St, Frankton, drink driving, 104 millilitres in blood, fined $550, $130 costs. Tae Han Kim, 24, accountant of new South Wales Australia, careless use of motor vehicle, Glenorchy-Queenstown rd, July 27, fined $400, court costs $130. Anna Logan brown, 50, self-employed of Park St, Queenstown, drink driving, 629mcg, fined $675, costs $130, disqualified for six months. John Stephen Guy, 19, student of Lake Avenue, Frankton, drink driving, 328mcg (under 20), fined $300, $130 costs, disqualified for three months.


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Horse hair hacking shocks local owners A TOP Queenstown horsewoman whose two dressage horses had their tails hacked off believes the motive might be jealousy. National dressage competitor Jude Nickolls says someone snuck into her paddock on the corner of Stalker Road and Ladies Mile on Monday night. They cut the tails off her advanced dressage horse Glenview Caballero, her youngster Jazz, and also a friend’s horse she was looking after – Lu Bagrie’s horse Arna. “I’m completely dumbfounded and speechless on this,” Nickolls says. Accountant Nickolls originally believed the tails – cut to the bone in the tail – had been stolen to make false tails. “Some horses don’t grow a very big tail so you can actually buy a false tail before you put it in for competition,” Nickolls says. “They’re about $200. “But we actually found the tails in the paddock when we went looking with the police. “That puts it in a whole different light. “They’ve just hacked them. I don’t know whether it’s a jealousy thing of my horses.” The 36-year-old recently won a national incentive award for dressage and placed sixth in New Zealand at the national dressage championships in level five. Nickolls also moved up to level six/ seven, the grade below Olympic level, or grand prix. Police are appealing for information. Officers say another horse was let out of a paddock near the events Centre on the same night.

Alleged thefts

A 22-year-old Australian man had his NZSki season pass revoked after allegedly stealing two chocolate bars. The pass, worth at least $499, was voided by the Queenstown firm after the man was caught with the bars – worth $6.60 – from The Remarkables skifield on Sunday afternoon. The Australian received a precharge warning from police. NZSki’s sales and marketing manager Craig Douglas says: “We take a pretty hard line on any sort of misconduct on the mountain because we may actually only be seeing the tip of the iceberg. “If people display those sorts of traits we don’t particularly want them around.” Police are appealing for witnesses after $NZ1300 and 2200 Yuan (Chinese currency) was stolen from a Queenstown hotel room. The money was found to be missing at 9am on Monday morning. The room was unlocked and inquiries are continuing. Meanwhile Queenstown’s hotel St Moritz has offered a reward for any information about a leather chair, cushion and ottoman. The chair and cushion, upholstered in black and white leather, was stolen from outside the hotel between 1.15am and 3am on Tuesday, July 9. The ottoman was taken sometime the same night. The combined value is over $2000. Officers also made a series of arrests

Crime

Thursday, August 1 MountainScene | 9

Credit card crime spree

Mexican fraudster rips off his friends, a lover and flatmates Paul Taylor

A MexICAN who ripped off friends, a lover and flatmates during a crime spree through New Zealand has been convicted. Marco Antonio Lopez-Castro obtained credit card details from five people over a 17-month period. Lopez-Castro used the information to buy more than $1300 worth of Quiksilver clothes online, a $200 external hard drive and regularly top up his cell phone credit. The 31-year-old also convinced a girlfriend to loan him $8000, Queenstown District Court heard on Monday, which he refused to pay back. Prosecuting sergeant Grant

Gerken said: “In September 2012, the defendant advised the victim he had become gravely ill and needed to borrow money for medical bills. “he advised the victim he needed $750-$1,000 to pay for medication. he later advised the victim he was dying and had to go to hospital for three days. “The victim advised she did not have enough money to lend him and he asked her to borrow from her friends, which she did. “In October 2012 the victim sent the defendant a further $2500.” Lopez-Castro was living in Queenstown at the time on a work visa. he worked as a kitchen hand, labourer and packer. Lopez-Castro told the victim he

You’ve been living by ripping off people who you’ve befriended JUDGE PhILLIPS

did not have a job and needed money to survive. “When queried by the victim as to why he could not borrow money from his family in Mexico ... [he said] it was a cultural thing and it would be like betraying his family,” Sergeant Gerken said. “he also declared his love to the victim and advised her that as a couple they needed to support each other.” Three of Lopez-Castro’s victims were other foreigners he had

entered into flatting arrangements with while in Queenstown. he accessed their laptops and took credit card details, using them to buy goods online. Lopez-Castro also attempted to buy a $1000 Samsung cell phone and a $1600 Apple laptop on one of the victim’s cards, but the transactions were declined due to the card’s credit limit. he also stole a credit card that had been dropped in a Queenstown bar. The victim reported the theft and fraudulent use to police on June 29. Officers executed a search warrant at Lopez-Castro’s Queenstown address on July 11. They found the credit card in a jacket pocket, other victims’

Violent teenager sentenced Devastated: Lu Bagrie (left) and Jude Nickolls with the horses

Police Crime Stoppers Emergencies 111 Queenstown 441 1600 Arrowtown 442 1274 for separate alleged thefts and a burglary in the Wakatipu. A 45-year-old New Zealand man was charged in relation to a burglary at Queenstown address between October 2012 and February 2013. A 20-year-old New Zealand man was charged with theft after allegedly stealing a snowboard, boots and bindings from a Queenstown shop. Both men were arrested at 8pm on Tuesday. And a 21-year-old Queenstown man was charged with theft after he was allegedly seen taking a handbag from a shelf in a bar and hiding it under his jacket at 2.45am on Sunday.

Stop and search

Two Christchurch men have been charged with possession of cannabis after police allegedly found eight grams of the drug in their car. Officers stopped and searched the car on Church Street, Queenstown, at 2am on Tuesday. The men, aged 22 and 24, are expected to appear in Queenstown District Court.

Car park rage

Police have arrested a 20-year-old Queenstown man in relation to a carpark rage incident at The Remarkables skifield. Senior constable Chris Blackford says police were informed a man had banged on a family’s car window, invited the driver to a fight and then pushed him in the chest at noon on Sunday. The driver, who was with his parents, took down the registration plate number and passed it on to officers. The 20-year-old, arrested at 9pm on

Tuesday, has been charged with assault. Police also arrested a 54-year-old Queenstown woman at 10.50am on Tuesday in relation to a separate assault. however, police say inquiries are continuing into a vicious assault at SkyBar on Camp St, Queenstown, on Sunday, July 14. Victim Mike Knight was kicked or kneed in the face by an unknown man, shattering his cheek bone, eye socket and breaking his nose. No one has been arrested.

Weekend trouble

An 18-year-old Invercargill man was arrested then released for allegedly urinating in the doorway of the ASB Bank at 11.45pm on Friday. The same man was alleged to have pushed, shoved and hit the face of another man on Queenstown Mall at 3am. On Saturday, a man who confronted a doorman at a Brecon St bar after being ejected at 1.30am was arrested for disorderly behaviour. The man received a pre-charge warning. On Sunday, at 4am, a Queenstown man was arrested for detox after being found unconscious and apparently having soiled himself in Cow Lane. A 22-year-old Australian man was also detoxed after being picked up by police at 12.30am the same morning.

Crash victims named

Three Queenstowners were among those injured in a nasty smash near Wanaka last Wednesday. Driver Alice Catherine Scott-Jupp, 23, and her passengers Laurel Littlejohn, 23, and Richard Michael Clark, 25, were in a hyundai that collided with a Nissan on Cardrona Valley Road on the south side of Wanaka at 4.40pm. The three Queenstowners and two people in the Nissan, 23-year-old James Bradley Creighton and 19-yearold Andrew James Dryden, both from Wanaka, were taken to Dunedin hospital with moderate injuries. Police say inquiries are continuing into the crash.

A TEEnAGEr who assaulted a police officer and punched a security guard has been given 150 hours’ community work and nine months’ supervision. chef Jimmy clapham, 18, of Fernhill, Queenstown, must also pay $400 emotional harm to the guard. Queenstown District court heard on monday that clapham had been out drinking with friends in Queenstown on June 1. A security guard spotted him arguing with another man on Searle Lane and tried to break up the incident. clapham punched him twice in the face causing swelling and bruising. When police arrived he resisted arrest, kicking out and elbowing one in the forehead, causing a red mark. Judge Phillips, sentencing, said: “The officers were going to take you back to the station to book you for the assault and also to detox you. “You weren’t having any of that. You kicked out and elbowed one officer in the forehead.” clapham had been convicted of an assault three weeks before the incident. Judge Phillips said: “This is a wake-up call. If you appear before the courts again on matters of violence, your age, background or alcohol consumption will not stop you from going to prison.” clapham had pleaded guilty to assaulting police, common assault and resisting arrest. He was sentenced to 100 hours’ community work for assaulting the security guard. clapham was sentenced to 50 hours’ community work for assaulting the officer and resisting arrest. The hours are cumulative but can be converted to training if the probation officer sees fit. The nine-month supervision order includes alcohol counselling and any treatment to the satisfaction of probation and the treatment provider.

Student sentenced for child assault A QUEEnSTOWn man who slapped a 13-year-old girl in the face has been sentenced to community work and supervision. Student Ethan neville Wright, 18, of Watts road, Fernhill, struck the teenager after a drinking session at a family friend’s house on April 29, the court heard. Wright had attempted to start a fight with the youngster’s brother, who he believed was dating his ex-partner. When the girl tried to calm him down, he slapped her right cheek. The blow was described as hard and painful in the victim impact statement. Judge Kevin Phillips, sentencing at

details on his phone, and more than $16,000 in his back account. Lopez-Castro pleaded guilty to 21 charges and was convicted and remanded in custody for sentencing on August 26. Judge Kevin Phillips said: “You are facing a number of serious dishonesty matters and it appears to me from listening to the summary of facts in reality you have been living off ripping off people ... who you have either befriended or they have befriended you.” Judge Phillips added: “You have been relentlessly offending since you came here.” Judge Phillips said he considered Lopez-Castro to be a flight risk so declined a bail application and remanded him in custody.

Remand after chase

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Nabbed: Shotover Jet staffer (left) and a police officer (right) catch a man on the run

Violent drunk convicted

Queenstown District court on monday, said: “People who come before me for assaulting a child normally go to prison. You are 18 so are just as accountable as a 30-year-old.” However, Judge Phillips said Wright had taken positive steps to deal with his alcohol-related issues and rehabilitation had to be considered as part of the sentence. “You show strengths, young man,” Phillips said, “that do not correlate with the summary of facts.” Wright was sentenced to nine months’ supervision with a special condition of counselling and treatment for alcohol issues, along with 120 hours’ community work. The community work can be converted into training if a probation officer sees fit and served concurrently with another 50 hours’ community work Wright was sentenced to on monday for wilful damage. It relates to a separate incident in which he ran amok in Queenstown cbD and damaged a scooter. Wright, who has already paid $1353 in reparation to the scooter’s owner, was also sentenced to nine months’ supervision for the wilful damage, with the same conditions. He was convicted and discharged on a disorderly behaviour charge.

A 20-year-old woman who threw a beer bottle at a bouncer and assaulted him with a candle has been convicted of assault. Queenstown District court heard chef chloe Joy Hogg, of Avalon crescent, Fernhill, had been drinking heavily when she attacked the doorman at Queenstown’s 1876 bar on June 20. Sergeant Gerken said: “She had been asked to leave due to her level of intoxication. “She attempted to get back in but was denied entry. She then threw a Heineken bottle at his head.” The bottle hit the right side of his head but did not break. Hogg then grabbed a nearby burning candle, hitting him with it and sending hot wax over his face and shoulders. Hogg told police she had consumed two bottles of wine and numerous shots on the night and can’t remember the incident. She was convicted on one charge of assault with weapons, namely a bottle and a burning candle, and will be sentenced on September 9. Two other charges were withdrawn.

Drink driver remanded in custody A 22-year-old was remanded in custody after pleading guilty to his fifth driving conviction in five years. Fraser Allan Soutar mcEwan, of matakauri Place, Fernhill, gave a reading of 1188 micrograms of alcohol per litre of breath when stopped by officers on camp Street at 2.35am on June 28. The legal limit is 400mcg. Judge Kevin Phillips told mcEwan, who

A mAn who allegedly led police on a high-speed chase through Queenstown, fled from the scene of an accident and hid out in the hills overnight has been remanded at large. The guy in his 30s is charged with reckless driving, failing to stop after an accident, stealing two bush shirts worth $200 and two charges of unlawfully being on someone else’s property. The man allegedly was the subject of a manhunt on Saturday, July 27, after speeding away from police, clipping another car and then running off into the hills off Gorge road. He was arrested (pictured) on Sunday morning in undergrowth near Arthurs Point. Judge Kevin Phillips remanded him at large on monday to Invercargill District court – it’s understood he’s due to appear on August 13. works as a chef, that a custodial sentence is inevitable. Judge Phillips ordered pre-sentence reports and the forfeiture of mcEwan’s 1989 mazda. mcEwan was remanded in custody, due to the likelihood he would offend while on bail, and is due to be sentenced on August 26.

Other convictions JASOn Patrick Smith, 31, delivery driver, of Fernhill, Queenstown, possession of 12 grams of cannabis and utensils, sentenced to 50 hours’ community work for cannabis and 40 hours for utensils, concurrent. brent raymond Kenny, 44, parking operations manager, of Frankton road, Queenstown, possession of 32 grams of cannabis, sentenced to 100 hours’ community work. Kolin Emile buzerak, 22, American on work visa, of Shoreline Drive, Queenstown, drink driving on Frankton rd, July 28, 563mcg, fined $560, $132 costs, disqualified for six months. Adam Duncan murray, 23, drainlayer, of mcbride St, Frankton, drink driving, 104 millilitres in blood, fined $550, $130 costs. Tae Han Kim, 24, accountant of new South Wales Australia, careless use of motor vehicle, Glenorchy-Queenstown rd, July 27, fined $400, court costs $130. Anna Logan brown, 50, self-employed of Park St, Queenstown, drink driving, 629mcg, fined $675, costs $130, disqualified for six months. John Stephen Guy, 19, student of Lake Avenue, Frankton, drink driving, 328mcg (under 20), fined $300, $130 costs, disqualified for three months.


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FeW weeks ago the Minister of Conservation decided not to approve the proposed Milford Dart tunnel. The decision received national attention and loads of analysis about what it meant for tourism, conservation and the economy. These high-profile decisions lend themselves to political battles. The arguments can be as much about the symbolism as the reality. This sort of decision also perpetuates the idea that conservation and the environment are Government’s job while everyone else sits on the sideline and complains or takes no notice. But as is often the case, it’s dozens of small decisions away from the limelight that determine how we as a community settle the balance of people and the environment. And it’s the things

we do in our community, not usually what the Government does, that make a difference. Let’s discount the extreme views first. Political greens generally don’t want people in the environment and they regard jobs as a capitalist conspiracy against nature, because jobs need buildings, roads or paddocks. Most people in our community are looking for a reasonable balance. Last week Maggie Barry, News

2 | MountainScene Thursday, July 25

REVEALED: New health research unveils our shocking alcohol record

Booze report bombshell Frank Marvin A WITHERING official report damns Queenstown’s booze culture as the worst in the lower South Island. New Southern District Health Board research shows the numbers of alcoholrelated presentations requiring help at Lakes District Hospital’s emergency department are twice those of Dunedin or Invercargill hospitals. A 10-month study last year reveals 12 per cent of local hospital presentations were booze-induced, compared with six per cent in Dunedin and five per cent in Invercargill. The SDHB report, which shows resort revellers party and cause problems far later than in the southern cities, reiterates a call for blanket 2am closing of bars in the resort, where the norm is 4am. At all SDHB hospitals, most alcoholrelated patients turn up between midnight and 4am – yet researchers note Dunedin and Invercargill show sharp drop-offs after 4am while “the prevalence [at LDH] remains high after 4am.” Overall, the resort hospital at Frankton saw 470 alcohol-related patients between late January and early November last year – 12 a week on average. And the figures probably understate the

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l Queenstown doctor: “[We] treat a lot of alcohol-related injuries, particularly in the weekends. Many require admission overnight in the hospital.” l Resort cop: “A large portion of our clients only offend whilst intoxicated. If they didn’t drink alcohol or have its influence in their lives, they’d be model members of society.” l Wakatipu support worker: “[Alcohol has a] huge impact on families, especially when associated with mental health issues. [It] impacts general health, ability to pay accounts, eat properly, have a social life.” SOURCE: SDHB report ‘Impact of Alcohol on the Health of Southern Communities’

l Highest proportion of alcohol-related hospital patients in lower South Island – twice Dunedin and Invercargill l 470 patients in 10 months – average 12 a week l Mostly 18-24 – several under-age l Highest proportion of females l More taken to hospital after 4am than elsewhere.

resort’s booze problem, researchers believe, because their survey doesn’t span Christmas and New Year, peak visitor periods. The 2012 study accompanies “hospital discharge data” from Queenstown, Dunedin and Invercargill between 2008-12 – and the stats expose other ugly sides of Queenstown’s ‘backpacker party-town’ reputation. Most alcohol-related cases at LDH fall within the 18-24 age group – and 26 of the hospital’s 470 alcohol-affected patients were under 18. Queenstown women drink as hard as men, the stats show – unlike Dunedin and Invercargill where male patients clearly outnumber females. SDHB is sending its alcohol report to all councils in its area, hoping to influence the imminent preparation of local body alcohol

policies under the new Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012. The SDHB report, which also surveys 117 GPs and 401 other health and associated professionals from the lower south including 33 from the Wakatipu, says: “Over 80 per cent [of respondents] believe alcohol has a major or leading role in violent crime, domestic violence, accidents, injury and child neglect.” Other consequential effects are sexuallytransmitted infections, unwanted pregnancies, absenteeism and self-harm. As well as increased risk of injury, specific health threats from alcohol misuse include liver disease, a range of cancers, acute pancreatitis, alcoholic gastritis, hepatic failure and alcoholic cardiomyopathy. SDHB’s hospital discharge data show the alcohol problem in the lower south is

worsening, with the report saying: “The number of patient episodes including alcohol-attributable conditions increased steadily and substantially over the five-year period, beyond what we might expect from population growth.” Citing survey respondents, SDHB is calling on councils to legislate for liquor stores and supermarkets to close at 10pm and clubs and pubs at 2am. The number and location of licensed premises should also be restricted, the report proposes, with pubs, bars, clubs, bottle shops, convenience stores and supermarkets targeted. Restaurants and cafes play little part in alcohol-related problems, SDHB believes. There are about 400 licensed premises in the Wakatipu and Wanaka. frank@scene.co.nz

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“The outwardly random nature of it was what shocked me the most – an unprovoked attack. “We’ve all been in bars and seen fights and altercations, that comes with alcohol I guess, but nothing like this. “I wouldn’t say it’s put me off Queenstown. I won’t be going back anytime soon that’s for sure but it’s a beautiful place and after the fact everyone looked after me extremely well both there and in Invercargill,” he says.

Workshop manager Knight was attacked in SkyBar on Camp Street at 2.45am, on Sunday, July 14 – while on holiday with his partner celebrating her birthday. “It was definitely a knee or a kick to the face, my partner says I was pulled to the ground and kicked,” he says. “I was unconscious for a while and can’t remember too much until the next day. “I’m not sure if I was assisted outside, but I was found on the sidewalk with a lot of blood

around. It’s not going to come right for some time but I can work – it’s just my face so I’ll stay out of the public eye. “The eye seems to be coming right, it’s a little blurry still but I’ve got to get that checked out down the line,” Knight says. “The nerve damage is the worst thing – half my face is numb, not pleasant.” Police have reissued an appeal for information about the unprovoked assault. Detective Lisa Watt says: “Police are concerned at the level

of violence used in this unprovoked assault. “It appears from the CCTV footage inside SkyBar that the offender pulled the victim’s head downwards and used his knee.” Police are sourcing footage from neighbouring premises to identify his attacker. “We’re appealing for witnesses who may be able to assist,” Watt says. Anyone with information can call police on (03) 441 1600 or the Crime hotline 0800 555 111.

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gardener to the nation and now MP, joined in two local community projects which, in the long run, are more important than the tunnel decision. Maggie had a look at the work of the Wakatipu Wilding Conifer Control Group (WCG) and the community nursery led by Barbara and Neill Simpson. The Government has given more funds to the WCG to help them break the back of the problem. The real effort though

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here on holiday. Right from the outset this study seems flawed as it doesn’t (on the face of it) take into account the fact that it’s a holiday destination, where people come to let their hair – mulleted or otherwise – down. I’d welcome a like for like study. Until then, shouldn’t the Southern District health Board concentrate on what it does best?

1976 Prominent local musos enjoy their regular jam session at the Trans Hotel’s Kinloch club – from left, bill Voight on bass, the late colin robinson who played piano, drummer Peter Doyle and the late richard carswell on guitar.

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Warner wins classic

American ski racer Warner Nickerson blitzed the Queenstown Winter Classic on Tuesday. The World Championship racer turned out for local team Searle Lane and took the individual ‘men’s serious’ title at Coronet Peak. Queenstown News > Sport

No appeal for tunnel group

Milford Dart Ltd boss Tom Elworthy says his firm will not seek a judicial review after its proposal for a 11.3km bus tunnel through two national parks was rejected. Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith declined a concession for the $180 million project on environmental grounds.

Gibbston wine wins again Brennan Wines became the latest Gibbston Valley winery to win big at the world’s most prestigious wine show. Brennan’s B2 Pinot Noir 2011 won a raft of awards at the IWC in London, including 2013 Champion Red. Queenstown News > News

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comes from Peter Willsman and his committee and thousands of volunteer hours, people motivated by the landscape they look at every day and love. It’s the same motivation for the Simpsons’ community nursery. They have established thousands of native plants on Pig and Pigeon Islands and now they want to focus on areas closer to town. They have done some planting along Peninsula Road which shows what a difference some

well-placed and cared-for natives could make in lots of places round the area now. Maggie didn’t get to see the huge job done by Mutt Lange’s team in the hill country north of the town. That work is happening with no Government support, and it’s on a scale Government wouldn’t consider anyway. It’s great to see this community taking more responsibility for our local landscape. Government and councils need to make rules on behalf of the whole community, and they can throw your money round. But it will never be enough and often they will miss the myriad of small things that make a difference to our daily experience of the environment.

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IT was heartening to read Warren Cooper’s practical, commonsense comments last week (MS, July 25) in Cooper Country about some of our local council’s activities, particularly the need for a referendum about the proposed convention centre. If it had been conducted initially, it could have saved a lot of ratepayers’ money on proposed plans and councillors’ time discussing possible sites and sources of revenue with which to finance the project. A referendum may have revealed that the majority of ratepayers oppose a convention centre at Queenstown. Who wants our picturesque tourist area to become a metropolis with massive concrete structures dominating our best scenic sites and with the probability of increased gambling facilities? Why not leave all of that to Auckland and Christchurch? IRENE ADAMSON Kelvin Heights

Build a uni hub instead

The Queenstown Lakes District Council would be wise to think very carefully about placing a conference centre in the middle of town – especially if it is an ugly windowless chunk of concrete perched up in a predominant position above the town. I think if the town planner could have the luxury of going back in time they

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would have turned the old town in to an open-air goldfields museum and built a new Queenstown again out by the Remarkables with lots of sun, space and parking with little chance of floods and less black-ice hazards. There are a couple of things that should be taken into consideration. If, or some say when, air travel is no longer available for the masses or random whims, Queenstown has no alternative means of support and then there is the fact that New Zealand will have a predicted glut of convention centres in the next few years. If I was Mayor van uden I would seriously be thinking about future-proofing. Why not build a university campus instead? AARON NICHOLSON Manapouri

1985 Jets won’t be able to land at Frankton Airport, airport authority secretary Warren McKnight says – the runway isn’t long enough or strong enough. 1996 Lee Horton and ruth mave and assorted friends skinny-dip in sub-zero temperatures in Lake Wakatipu. An added attraction was a full moon, which may have led to Horton also proposing to mave – she said yes. 2002 The Auditor-General warns thousands of planning decisions, building consents and even foodhygiene inspections since 1998 may be legally unsafe. The hoo-ha revolves around Queenstown delegating regulatory powers to private company CivicCorp. The

a Look BaCk aT The MounTain SCene aRChiveS Auditor-General says “the power to delegate to an officer who is not a council employee could be open to challenge for lack of authority”. Then-council boss Duncan Field downplays the warning. 2006 Queenstown’s council is spending big bucks on two death-trap roads after coroner Alan macalister savaged its tight-

fisted maintenance of rural highways. macalister’s criticisms came during an inquest into the deaths of Tom (7) and Georgia (5) Poplawski in a tragic accident on the GreenstoneKinloch road. council engineering boss mark Kunath says improvements both to this road and the death-defying crown range wouldn’t have occurred had the Poplawski tragedy not happened.

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Sally Army getting lives back on track through community work

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SK Adam Clark what triggered criminal behaviour in many of the community-service offenders he manages and Clark doesn’t hesitate. ‘A lot of it has to do with unemployment,” the Salvation Army Family Store manager in Queenstown says. “If they’re unemployed, that’s where it all starts – no food, no ability to live and sustain themselves. especially in Queenstown – it’s very expensive.” Sometimes it doesn’t take much to get someone back on the rails, however. “Often if we can help them out with a bit of cash and a food parcel, that goes a long way,” Clark says. “A lot of these people don’t have any family in Queenstown and are struggling with no money.” The Family Store is the Department of Corrections’ biggest community-work scheme partner in Queenstown, Clark says. The store has 35 offenders doing unpaid community work – nearly half the 78 people doing community-service time in the Wakatipu. Between the Salvation Army’s Queenstown Industrial Place store and the Glenda Drive Recycle public in Queenstown is next to Centre, Clark supervises five or six impossible. community workers each weekday Clark: “If you’re not here on and about eight on Saturdays. holiday, you’re working really hard It’s a win-win situation for both just to pay your bills so the parties. community workers are a good “No money changes hands,” base for us.” Clark says, “apart from now and On average, the Sally Army store then Corrections might give us a boss reckons about 80 per cent of grant to buy equipment for the offenders take their communitycommunity workers to use.” work medicine with good grace. Those workers are a real boon, The other 20 per cent can be he reckons, because unlike Family “challenging”, Clark admits. Stores in the rest of the country, attracting M I N volunteer 0 7 4 1 staff C Hfrom O Dthe T 6 x 1“I’ll 0 take - someone 1 2 like 0 1that 3 -on0as7

Pitching in: Salvation Army Family Store manager Adam Clark with community workers doing their bit in the Industrial Place base

Salvation Army Family Store boss Adam Clark supervises 35 community-work offenders – some are “a real challenge”. Frank marvin reports

– even though they’re the ones who’ve committed the crime,” Clark says. The Sallies boss treads gently. “I don’t necessarily sit down with them straight away and say ‘tell me your life story and your problems’. a special case and work quite “But over 150 hours or so [of closely with them.” community service] I’ll get to the They’re often jobless, he says, bottom of what’s going on in their adding: “either they’ve lost their life and then we can help them,” job because of their conviction, Clark says. Counsellors are also because their employer’s heard brought in. about it in the media, or they were “I think that’s the most already unemployed. important thing I can do – get to “[unemployment] brings up a where they’re comfortable with me lot of issues as to how they’re saying ‘hey, I think we need some surviving and the stresses they help, and would you be interested have on them. in talking to someone?’ “So they can become quite - angry 2 6 because T 1 0 :they 4 4feel: ‘why 4 2 me?’ + 1 2 : 0“[The 0 offenders] love it because

somebody cares about them,” Clark says. Corrections Otago-Southland boss Glenn Morrison echoes Clark’s emphasis on unemployment – and re-employment. “Research has shown employment makes a significant contribution to reducing re-offending rates,” Morrison says. Apart from Family Store work, Morrison says recent community work projects here include painting, cleaning, building, track clearing, maintenance and general labouring. The local happiness house also supervises community workers, and Clark says the City Impact Church also supervises some offenders. frank@scene.co.nz

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FeW weeks ago the Minister of Conservation decided not to approve the proposed Milford Dart tunnel. The decision received national attention and loads of analysis about what it meant for tourism, conservation and the economy. These high-profile decisions lend themselves to political battles. The arguments can be as much about the symbolism as the reality. This sort of decision also perpetuates the idea that conservation and the environment are Government’s job while everyone else sits on the sideline and complains or takes no notice. But as is often the case, it’s dozens of small decisions away from the limelight that determine how we as a community settle the balance of people and the environment. And it’s the things

we do in our community, not usually what the Government does, that make a difference. Let’s discount the extreme views first. Political greens generally don’t want people in the environment and they regard jobs as a capitalist conspiracy against nature, because jobs need buildings, roads or paddocks. Most people in our community are looking for a reasonable balance. Last week Maggie Barry, News

2 | MountainScene Thursday, July 25

REVEALED: New health research unveils our shocking alcohol record

Booze report bombshell Frank Marvin A WITHERING official report damns Queenstown’s booze culture as the worst in the lower South Island. New Southern District Health Board research shows the numbers of alcoholrelated presentations requiring help at Lakes District Hospital’s emergency department are twice those of Dunedin or Invercargill hospitals. A 10-month study last year reveals 12 per cent of local hospital presentations were booze-induced, compared with six per cent in Dunedin and five per cent in Invercargill. The SDHB report, which shows resort revellers party and cause problems far later than in the southern cities, reiterates a call for blanket 2am closing of bars in the resort, where the norm is 4am. At all SDHB hospitals, most alcoholrelated patients turn up between midnight and 4am – yet researchers note Dunedin and Invercargill show sharp drop-offs after 4am while “the prevalence [at LDH] remains high after 4am.” Overall, the resort hospital at Frankton saw 470 alcohol-related patients between late January and early November last year – 12 a week on average. And the figures probably understate the

That demon drink stretches the local frontline

Hangover hits home

l Queenstown doctor: “[We] treat a lot of alcohol-related injuries, particularly in the weekends. Many require admission overnight in the hospital.” l Resort cop: “A large portion of our clients only offend whilst intoxicated. If they didn’t drink alcohol or have its influence in their lives, they’d be model members of society.” l Wakatipu support worker: “[Alcohol has a] huge impact on families, especially when associated with mental health issues. [It] impacts general health, ability to pay accounts, eat properly, have a social life.” SOURCE: SDHB report ‘Impact of Alcohol on the Health of Southern Communities’

l Highest proportion of alcohol-related hospital patients in lower South Island – twice Dunedin and Invercargill l 470 patients in 10 months – average 12 a week l Mostly 18-24 – several under-age l Highest proportion of females l More taken to hospital after 4am than elsewhere.

resort’s booze problem, researchers believe, because their survey doesn’t span Christmas and New Year, peak visitor periods. The 2012 study accompanies “hospital discharge data” from Queenstown, Dunedin and Invercargill between 2008-12 – and the stats expose other ugly sides of Queenstown’s ‘backpacker party-town’ reputation. Most alcohol-related cases at LDH fall within the 18-24 age group – and 26 of the hospital’s 470 alcohol-affected patients were under 18. Queenstown women drink as hard as men, the stats show – unlike Dunedin and Invercargill where male patients clearly outnumber females. SDHB is sending its alcohol report to all councils in its area, hoping to influence the imminent preparation of local body alcohol

policies under the new Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012. The SDHB report, which also surveys 117 GPs and 401 other health and associated professionals from the lower south including 33 from the Wakatipu, says: “Over 80 per cent [of respondents] believe alcohol has a major or leading role in violent crime, domestic violence, accidents, injury and child neglect.” Other consequential effects are sexuallytransmitted infections, unwanted pregnancies, absenteeism and self-harm. As well as increased risk of injury, specific health threats from alcohol misuse include liver disease, a range of cancers, acute pancreatitis, alcoholic gastritis, hepatic failure and alcoholic cardiomyopathy. SDHB’s hospital discharge data show the alcohol problem in the lower south is

worsening, with the report saying: “The number of patient episodes including alcohol-attributable conditions increased steadily and substantially over the five-year period, beyond what we might expect from population growth.” Citing survey respondents, SDHB is calling on councils to legislate for liquor stores and supermarkets to close at 10pm and clubs and pubs at 2am. The number and location of licensed premises should also be restricted, the report proposes, with pubs, bars, clubs, bottle shops, convenience stores and supermarkets targeted. Restaurants and cafes play little part in alcohol-related problems, SDHB believes. There are about 400 licensed premises in the Wakatipu and Wanaka. frank@scene.co.nz

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“The outwardly random nature of it was what shocked me the most – an unprovoked attack. “We’ve all been in bars and seen fights and altercations, that comes with alcohol I guess, but nothing like this. “I wouldn’t say it’s put me off Queenstown. I won’t be going back anytime soon that’s for sure but it’s a beautiful place and after the fact everyone looked after me extremely well both there and in Invercargill,” he says.

Workshop manager Knight was attacked in SkyBar on Camp Street at 2.45am, on Sunday, July 14 – while on holiday with his partner celebrating her birthday. “It was definitely a knee or a kick to the face, my partner says I was pulled to the ground and kicked,” he says. “I was unconscious for a while and can’t remember too much until the next day. “I’m not sure if I was assisted outside, but I was found on the sidewalk with a lot of blood

around. It’s not going to come right for some time but I can work – it’s just my face so I’ll stay out of the public eye. “The eye seems to be coming right, it’s a little blurry still but I’ve got to get that checked out down the line,” Knight says. “The nerve damage is the worst thing – half my face is numb, not pleasant.” Police have reissued an appeal for information about the unprovoked assault. Detective Lisa Watt says: “Police are concerned at the level

of violence used in this unprovoked assault. “It appears from the CCTV footage inside SkyBar that the offender pulled the victim’s head downwards and used his knee.” Police are sourcing footage from neighbouring premises to identify his attacker. “We’re appealing for witnesses who may be able to assist,” Watt says. Anyone with information can call police on (03) 441 1600 or the Crime hotline 0800 555 111.

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gardener to the nation and now MP, joined in two local community projects which, in the long run, are more important than the tunnel decision. Maggie had a look at the work of the Wakatipu Wilding Conifer Control Group (WCG) and the community nursery led by Barbara and Neill Simpson. The Government has given more funds to the WCG to help them break the back of the problem. The real effort though

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here on holiday. Right from the outset this study seems flawed as it doesn’t (on the face of it) take into account the fact that it’s a holiday destination, where people come to let their hair – mulleted or otherwise – down. I’d welcome a like for like study. Until then, shouldn’t the Southern District health Board concentrate on what it does best?

1976 Prominent local musos enjoy their regular jam session at the Trans Hotel’s Kinloch club – from left, bill Voight on bass, the late colin robinson who played piano, drummer Peter Doyle and the late richard carswell on guitar.

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American ski racer Warner Nickerson blitzed the Queenstown Winter Classic on Tuesday. The World Championship racer turned out for local team Searle Lane and took the individual ‘men’s serious’ title at Coronet Peak. Queenstown News > Sport

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Milford Dart Ltd boss Tom Elworthy says his firm will not seek a judicial review after its proposal for a 11.3km bus tunnel through two national parks was rejected. Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith declined a concession for the $180 million project on environmental grounds.

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comes from Peter Willsman and his committee and thousands of volunteer hours, people motivated by the landscape they look at every day and love. It’s the same motivation for the Simpsons’ community nursery. They have established thousands of native plants on Pig and Pigeon Islands and now they want to focus on areas closer to town. They have done some planting along Peninsula Road which shows what a difference some

well-placed and cared-for natives could make in lots of places round the area now. Maggie didn’t get to see the huge job done by Mutt Lange’s team in the hill country north of the town. That work is happening with no Government support, and it’s on a scale Government wouldn’t consider anyway. It’s great to see this community taking more responsibility for our local landscape. Government and councils need to make rules on behalf of the whole community, and they can throw your money round. But it will never be enough and often they will miss the myriad of small things that make a difference to our daily experience of the environment.

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IT was heartening to read Warren Cooper’s practical, commonsense comments last week (MS, July 25) in Cooper Country about some of our local council’s activities, particularly the need for a referendum about the proposed convention centre. If it had been conducted initially, it could have saved a lot of ratepayers’ money on proposed plans and councillors’ time discussing possible sites and sources of revenue with which to finance the project. A referendum may have revealed that the majority of ratepayers oppose a convention centre at Queenstown. Who wants our picturesque tourist area to become a metropolis with massive concrete structures dominating our best scenic sites and with the probability of increased gambling facilities? Why not leave all of that to Auckland and Christchurch? IRENE ADAMSON Kelvin Heights

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The Queenstown Lakes District Council would be wise to think very carefully about placing a conference centre in the middle of town – especially if it is an ugly windowless chunk of concrete perched up in a predominant position above the town. I think if the town planner could have the luxury of going back in time they

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would have turned the old town in to an open-air goldfields museum and built a new Queenstown again out by the Remarkables with lots of sun, space and parking with little chance of floods and less black-ice hazards. There are a couple of things that should be taken into consideration. If, or some say when, air travel is no longer available for the masses or random whims, Queenstown has no alternative means of support and then there is the fact that New Zealand will have a predicted glut of convention centres in the next few years. If I was Mayor van uden I would seriously be thinking about future-proofing. Why not build a university campus instead? AARON NICHOLSON Manapouri

1985 Jets won’t be able to land at Frankton Airport, airport authority secretary Warren McKnight says – the runway isn’t long enough or strong enough. 1996 Lee Horton and ruth mave and assorted friends skinny-dip in sub-zero temperatures in Lake Wakatipu. An added attraction was a full moon, which may have led to Horton also proposing to mave – she said yes. 2002 The Auditor-General warns thousands of planning decisions, building consents and even foodhygiene inspections since 1998 may be legally unsafe. The hoo-ha revolves around Queenstown delegating regulatory powers to private company CivicCorp. The

a Look BaCk aT The MounTain SCene aRChiveS Auditor-General says “the power to delegate to an officer who is not a council employee could be open to challenge for lack of authority”. Then-council boss Duncan Field downplays the warning. 2006 Queenstown’s council is spending big bucks on two death-trap roads after coroner Alan macalister savaged its tight-

fisted maintenance of rural highways. macalister’s criticisms came during an inquest into the deaths of Tom (7) and Georgia (5) Poplawski in a tragic accident on the GreenstoneKinloch road. council engineering boss mark Kunath says improvements both to this road and the death-defying crown range wouldn’t have occurred had the Poplawski tragedy not happened.

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SK Adam Clark what triggered criminal behaviour in many of the community-service offenders he manages and Clark doesn’t hesitate. ‘A lot of it has to do with unemployment,” the Salvation Army Family Store manager in Queenstown says. “If they’re unemployed, that’s where it all starts – no food, no ability to live and sustain themselves. especially in Queenstown – it’s very expensive.” Sometimes it doesn’t take much to get someone back on the rails, however. “Often if we can help them out with a bit of cash and a food parcel, that goes a long way,” Clark says. “A lot of these people don’t have any family in Queenstown and are struggling with no money.” The Family Store is the Department of Corrections’ biggest community-work scheme partner in Queenstown, Clark says. The store has 35 offenders doing unpaid community work – nearly half the 78 people doing community-service time in the Wakatipu. Between the Salvation Army’s Queenstown Industrial Place store and the Glenda Drive Recycle public in Queenstown is next to Centre, Clark supervises five or six impossible. community workers each weekday Clark: “If you’re not here on and about eight on Saturdays. holiday, you’re working really hard It’s a win-win situation for both just to pay your bills so the parties. community workers are a good “No money changes hands,” base for us.” Clark says, “apart from now and On average, the Sally Army store then Corrections might give us a boss reckons about 80 per cent of grant to buy equipment for the offenders take their communitycommunity workers to use.” work medicine with good grace. Those workers are a real boon, The other 20 per cent can be he reckons, because unlike Family “challenging”, Clark admits. Stores in the rest of the country, attracting M I N volunteer 0 7 4 1 staff C Hfrom O Dthe T 6 x 1“I’ll 0 take - someone 1 2 like 0 1that 3 -on0as7

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Salvation Army Family Store boss Adam Clark supervises 35 community-work offenders – some are “a real challenge”. Frank marvin reports

– even though they’re the ones who’ve committed the crime,” Clark says. The Sallies boss treads gently. “I don’t necessarily sit down with them straight away and say ‘tell me your life story and your problems’. a special case and work quite “But over 150 hours or so [of closely with them.” community service] I’ll get to the They’re often jobless, he says, bottom of what’s going on in their adding: “either they’ve lost their life and then we can help them,” job because of their conviction, Clark says. Counsellors are also because their employer’s heard brought in. about it in the media, or they were “I think that’s the most already unemployed. important thing I can do – get to “[unemployment] brings up a where they’re comfortable with me lot of issues as to how they’re saying ‘hey, I think we need some surviving and the stresses they help, and would you be interested have on them. in talking to someone?’ “So they can become quite - angry 2 6 because T 1 0 :they 4 4feel: ‘why 4 2 me?’ + 1 2 : 0“[The 0 offenders] love it because

somebody cares about them,” Clark says. Corrections Otago-Southland boss Glenn Morrison echoes Clark’s emphasis on unemployment – and re-employment. “Research has shown employment makes a significant contribution to reducing re-offending rates,” Morrison says. Apart from Family Store work, Morrison says recent community work projects here include painting, cleaning, building, track clearing, maintenance and general labouring. The local happiness house also supervises community workers, and Clark says the City Impact Church also supervises some offenders. frank@scene.co.nz

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 FORMER All Black star Justin Marshall (below), who came here with his family after the Christchurch quakes, turns 40 this coming Monday. Marshall, now a Sky rugby commentator originally from Mataura, has been a new signing for the Wakatipu Premiers rugby side this season playing both halfback and first-five.  SPEAKInG of rugby, Arrowtown set off an interesting statistical pattern with its 20-19 win over Wakatipu last Saturday. That was also the final score-line in the chiefs-crusaders game that night and also the score five minutes from the end of the other Super 15 semi-final – in favour of the bulls, till the brumbies scored the winning try.  A visitor likens the blue lights at night-time on the new Earnslaw Park toilets to the Tardis time machine.  AmErIcAn girl living here for a year has a tip for what not to say as a pick-up line in a bar: “This guy goes ‘Where are you from, what do you do and how long have you been here?’ I just turned around and walked off.”

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Acting debuts for musos

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TWO well-known Queenstown musicians will be nervously making their acting debuts in a local musical next week. Full-time musician Shay Muddle and carpenter emmet McCarthy, who plays in indie rock band eddie Ledderhead, have lead roles in Twenty Seven, Queenstown’s latest rock and roll musical by Margaret O’hanlon. Muddle’s character is loosely based on Robert Johnson, an American blues musician who according to legend sold his soul to the devil at a crossroads in exchange for talent. McCarthy’s character is based on Jimi hendrix. They are two of the show’s six featured rock stars who all coincidentally died aged 27. When he saw O’hanlon’s California Dreaming last year, Muddle, 45, says he was really upset “I hadn’t been part of that ’cos I loved all the music”. “When this opportunity came about I said to Margaret, ‘I don’t

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all you need to know What: ‘Twenty Seven’ When: 8pm, Wednesday next week till Saturday Where: Queenstown memorial centre Tickets: $40 (adults), $25 (children under 16), from Queenstown i-SITE Visitor centre or on the door Novice actors: Emmet McCarthy (left) and Shay Muddle play characters loosely based on pop stars Jimi Hendrix and Robert Johnson, respectively

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care what I’m doing, I want to be part of your show’.” Though he acted in shows as a kid, Muddle says it’s still new to him. After an hour with O’hanlon

last Sunday, he says: “I learnt just a whole lot – how to see behind the words rather than just being words on a sheet of paper. It’s stretching me but it’s good – I’ve cleared the next week-and-a-half of gigs.”

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Humbled: Margaret O’Hanlon

Remarkable Theatre productions in recent years – was recognised on the eve of her departure for Wellington. “She’s given 13 years of her life to the theatre community here and we felt that was worthy,” organiser Steve Wilde says. Blick, along with Wilde, resurrected this year’s awards, first held in 2008 then shelved due to the economic climate. Chicago won ‘best overall show’. Wilde: “Chicago was the number one. The difficulty

for something like this is Chicago’s sort of a $150,000 production and Twisted Tales was probably less than a few thousand.” The SLAPTAs singled out people in each of this year’s seven shows for commendations.

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OTHER AWARD WINNERS: Overall achievement (light/ sound) – Chicago Overall achievement (production design) – Dreamgirls Female (youth) – Ngawai Davis, Dreamgirls male (youth) – Sam Maxwell, California Dreaming Overall (female) – Fiona Stephenson, Chicago Overall (male) – Sam Farr, Picasso at the Lapin Agile Director – Victoria KeatingMackay, Twisted Tales

UP TO

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These Games are going to be gig-tastic The action off the mountain is going to be as hot as the action on it at this month’s Winter Games. Top Kiwi music acts slide into Queenstown and Wanaka for performances during the 11-day Audi Quattro Winter Games, starting August 15. Rotorua-based duo Swamp Thing kick off the music with a free opening night show at earnslaw Park in Queenstown. Swamp Thing drummer, keyboardist and singer Michael Barker used to be in top Australian act John Butler Trio. Popular groups Tahuna Breaks and Phoenix Foundation have also been secured for separate gigs. Phoenix Foundation headline the Parklife Invitational rail jam after-party in Queenstown on Saturday, August 17. It’ll be the first big concert at Queenstown’s newlyrefurbished Memorial Centre – tickets are $35. Readers can win a double pass on page two of Mountain Scene this week. The six-piece indie rockers, who’ve previously won Best Group at the Vodafone NZ Music

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SOMe of the most breathtaking free-skiing ever filmed has been added to the upcoming Winter Games’ Adventure Film Festival. Documentary Few Words follows modern skiing pioneer Candide Thovex for two years as he tackles some of the most audacious free-ski runs he can find. It’s one of four movies on the festival’s final ‘best of’ night at Queenstown’s Memorial Centre on Sunday, August 25. A total of 25 different films will screen from August 19-25 at Reading Cinemas, Queenstown, and Cinema Paradiso in Wanaka. Few Words is joined by Cascada, about kayakers in the Mexican jungle searching for a perfect waterfall and 1st Afghan Ski Challenge which follows Afghan skiers learning the ropes for Afghanistan’s first downhill race. In fourth film In Road to Karakol, an athlete takes his bike across Kyrgyzstan with a few mostly-accurate maps and vocabulary of 10 Kyrgyz words.

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TWO prominent Queenstown theatre directors and performers have received lifetime achievement awards. Margaret O’hanlon and Jo Blick were honoured at last Saturday’s Southern Lakes Performance and Theatre Awards – or SLAPTAs – at the Queenstown Memorial Centre. O’hanlon has had 22 years’ involvement in local performing arts, with productions such as Starry Eyed, Songstars and annual rock and rollbased musicals, the latest of which, Twenty Seven, runs next week. “I was very humbled,” she says. “The most beautiful thing was getting a standing ovation from my peers.” Blick – prominent in

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McCarthy says he was doing carpentry work for a friend of O’hanlon’s when she met him. “She said, ‘I hear you play music, I might give you a shout some day’. “She dropped me a message and

I met her for a coffee and she said she’s got a Jimi hendrix-style character. I jumped at the opportunity – hendrix is one of my idols.” McCarthy, 30, originally from Ireland, was daunted about learning to act for the first time “but the crew are so good that you jump in and bounce off each other”. McCarthy’s character steals the lead’s girlfriend. “I think it comes with the character,” he says, “women hanging off you all the time so that’s a bit of fun, for sure.”

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14 | MountainScene Thursday, August 1

Acting debuts for musos

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TWO well-known Queenstown musicians will be nervously making their acting debuts in a local musical next week. Full-time musician Shay Muddle and carpenter emmet McCarthy, who plays in indie rock band eddie Ledderhead, have lead roles in Twenty Seven, Queenstown’s latest rock and roll musical by Margaret O’hanlon. Muddle’s character is loosely based on Robert Johnson, an American blues musician who according to legend sold his soul to the devil at a crossroads in exchange for talent. McCarthy’s character is based on Jimi hendrix. They are two of the show’s six featured rock stars who all coincidentally died aged 27. When he saw O’hanlon’s California Dreaming last year, Muddle, 45, says he was really upset “I hadn’t been part of that ’cos I loved all the music”. “When this opportunity came about I said to Margaret, ‘I don’t

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all you need to know What: ‘Twenty Seven’ When: 8pm, Wednesday next week till Saturday Where: Queenstown memorial centre Tickets: $40 (adults), $25 (children under 16), from Queenstown i-SITE Visitor centre or on the door Novice actors: Emmet McCarthy (left) and Shay Muddle play characters loosely based on pop stars Jimi Hendrix and Robert Johnson, respectively

PICTURE: DAN ChILDS PhOTOGRAPhY

care what I’m doing, I want to be part of your show’.” Though he acted in shows as a kid, Muddle says it’s still new to him. After an hour with O’hanlon

last Sunday, he says: “I learnt just a whole lot – how to see behind the words rather than just being words on a sheet of paper. It’s stretching me but it’s good – I’ve cleared the next week-and-a-half of gigs.”

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Humbled: Margaret O’Hanlon

Remarkable Theatre productions in recent years – was recognised on the eve of her departure for Wellington. “She’s given 13 years of her life to the theatre community here and we felt that was worthy,” organiser Steve Wilde says. Blick, along with Wilde, resurrected this year’s awards, first held in 2008 then shelved due to the economic climate. Chicago won ‘best overall show’. Wilde: “Chicago was the number one. The difficulty

for something like this is Chicago’s sort of a $150,000 production and Twisted Tales was probably less than a few thousand.” The SLAPTAs singled out people in each of this year’s seven shows for commendations.

– PhiLiP ChanDLeR

OTHER AWARD WINNERS: Overall achievement (light/ sound) – Chicago Overall achievement (production design) – Dreamgirls Female (youth) – Ngawai Davis, Dreamgirls male (youth) – Sam Maxwell, California Dreaming Overall (female) – Fiona Stephenson, Chicago Overall (male) – Sam Farr, Picasso at the Lapin Agile Director – Victoria KeatingMackay, Twisted Tales

UP TO

Final meltdown: Tahuna Breaks are coming for the Winter Games Jucy Meltdown closing concert

These Games are going to be gig-tastic The action off the mountain is going to be as hot as the action on it at this month’s Winter Games. Top Kiwi music acts slide into Queenstown and Wanaka for performances during the 11-day Audi Quattro Winter Games, starting August 15. Rotorua-based duo Swamp Thing kick off the music with a free opening night show at earnslaw Park in Queenstown. Swamp Thing drummer, keyboardist and singer Michael Barker used to be in top Australian act John Butler Trio. Popular groups Tahuna Breaks and Phoenix Foundation have also been secured for separate gigs. Phoenix Foundation headline the Parklife Invitational rail jam after-party in Queenstown on Saturday, August 17. It’ll be the first big concert at Queenstown’s newlyrefurbished Memorial Centre – tickets are $35. Readers can win a double pass on page two of Mountain Scene this week. The six-piece indie rockers, who’ve previously won Best Group at the Vodafone NZ Music

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SOMe of the most breathtaking free-skiing ever filmed has been added to the upcoming Winter Games’ Adventure Film Festival. Documentary Few Words follows modern skiing pioneer Candide Thovex for two years as he tackles some of the most audacious free-ski runs he can find. It’s one of four movies on the festival’s final ‘best of’ night at Queenstown’s Memorial Centre on Sunday, August 25. A total of 25 different films will screen from August 19-25 at Reading Cinemas, Queenstown, and Cinema Paradiso in Wanaka. Few Words is joined by Cascada, about kayakers in the Mexican jungle searching for a perfect waterfall and 1st Afghan Ski Challenge which follows Afghan skiers learning the ropes for Afghanistan’s first downhill race. In fourth film In Road to Karakol, an athlete takes his bike across Kyrgyzstan with a few mostly-accurate maps and vocabulary of 10 Kyrgyz words.

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Top band line-up

Awards, will bust out new stuff from album Fandango. Meanwhile, Tahuna Breaks, who formed in Auckland back in 2005 and released their latest album in March, play the closing concert at Wanaka’s Lake Wanaka Centre. Tickets are $40 and Tahuna Breaks drummer Tim Gemmell is promising a high-energy show spanning their funk, disco, soul, electronic and roots sounds: “I hope everyone has their dancing shoes on – or dancing ski boots.” Local musical talent will also be playing gigs throughout the Games after daily downtown medal ceremonies in both Queenstown and Wanaka. Full details of all the on and off-mountain action are in next week’s special 28-page Mountain Scene liftout, the official guide to the Winter Games.

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TWO prominent Queenstown theatre directors and performers have received lifetime achievement awards. Margaret O’hanlon and Jo Blick were honoured at last Saturday’s Southern Lakes Performance and Theatre Awards – or SLAPTAs – at the Queenstown Memorial Centre. O’hanlon has had 22 years’ involvement in local performing arts, with productions such as Starry Eyed, Songstars and annual rock and rollbased musicals, the latest of which, Twenty Seven, runs next week. “I was very humbled,” she says. “The most beautiful thing was getting a standing ovation from my peers.” Blick – prominent in

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I met her for a coffee and she said she’s got a Jimi hendrix-style character. I jumped at the opportunity – hendrix is one of my idols.” McCarthy, 30, originally from Ireland, was daunted about learning to act for the first time “but the crew are so good that you jump in and bounce off each other”. McCarthy’s character steals the lead’s girlfriend. “I think it comes with the character,” he says, “women hanging off you all the time so that’s a bit of fun, for sure.”

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ZIg Zag Zoo business owner Mike Stewart says contractors went above and beyond. warm anD cool Dunedin-based central heating firm did amazing state-of-the-art under-floor heating job. Very efficient, allows control of temperature in summer and winter. teachers say it’s warmer at work than at home. monkS earthworkS Queenstown-based, sharp job of prepping place from bare farmland to level, making building it so much easier. Went beyond call of duty. 4D builD Commercial/residential construction and renovation firm oversaw whole build. Maintained quality of job. Didn’t drop the ball, not a single thing you’d fault. haro Quality flooring Queenstown-based quality flooring firm made it an easy decision to mostly use laminated hardwood. Healthy, easy to clean, looks amazing. maXraft Fully insulated earthquake-proof foundation providers oversaw polystyrene under-floor insulation. Zero heat transfer from heated floor to outside. calDer Stewart Faced a challenging roofline with lots of angles and rounded gutters. Despite the challenges, they pulled off a great job. fulton hogan roading, walkways. Challenge to get it open on time due to weather – a week out, with no driveway, the boys charged in during a weather break and nailed it. heaDQuarterS Local firm did all the technology, which Mike says is wicked – for example all rooms have big 42-inch touch screens. the kids can get creative and paint, draw on them.

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rankton has the Wakatipu’s newest primary school – and its newest pre-school centre. the second Zig Zag Zoo opened in remarkables Park stage two this month in a purpose-built centre. Business owner Mike Stewart says: “We’ve thought about every corner, every angle in terms of the kids. It’s kid-proof, comfortable and safe.” It caters for 75 aged three months to five years. Space is going fast – almost half will be taken by the end of august. the centre has three age-appropriate rooms, each with changing areas, lunch rooms, toilets and play spots.

School linkS Stewart, who opened the first Zig Zag Zoo in Queenstown 18 months ago, says the teaching links directly with nearby remarkables Primary.

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parents wanting to see it first-hand and find out about what’s on offer. Brand new: The second Zig Zag Zoo childcare centre under the Remarkables at Remarkables Park is purpose-built for the littlies

Space available “We’ve already run afternoons there with our kids. We really focus on getting kids ready for school. We interact with remarkables and they’ve told us how they want the kids to arrive. there’s good synergy there. Stewart: “It’s important for the kids.”

come See it Stewart invites those interested to come to a free open day on Saturday for

Some spaces are newly available at the Queenstown site on Henry Street with some parents in Frankton and kelvin Heights moving kids to the new centre. Both open 8am-5.30pm, Monday to Friday – and don’t close in the Christmas-new Year period when locals tend to be working their hardest. “We’re here for the locals and the working families. that’s part of the

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ExpEriEncE and expertise have been poured into Frankton’s stunning new $2 million childcare facility. The building brief came after extensive consultation with those working in the original Queenstown Zig Zag Zoo – with emphasis on functionality and environmental sustainability. Building owner Jef Desbecker says: “The town centre Zig Zag Zoo has been operating two years. “We said to the ladies running it ‘we’re going to build another, tell us what you need’. “They came back with suggestions – room and office sizes, meeting rooms, resource room, accessible toilets, sleeping rooms. “We then worked with the architect and the Ministry of Education guidelines on the numbers.” The result is a 500 square metre wood-frame building from sustainable radiata new Zealand timber on an 1800sq m site. Environmental benefits extend to the Mitsubishi under-floor heating and on-order calder Stewart

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Space available “We’ve already run afternoons there with our kids. We really focus on getting kids ready for school. We interact with remarkables and they’ve told us how they want the kids to arrive. there’s good synergy there. Stewart: “It’s important for the kids.”

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Bankrupt’s ban continues Derby final on the cards ‘Nielsen should never be allowed to run companies again’ – critic evidence was given of an email address and LinkedIn profile under ‘Nielsen Capital’. More concerning, the judge says, “is Mr Nielsen’s further involvement and dealings in property in New Zealand” – two of those deals were in Queenstown. Little Rock Management, with management rights to the Nielsendeveloped heritage Villas in Fernhill, was directed by Nielsen until just before bankruptcy – Miller then took over as director. In selling those heritage management rights, Justice Venning cited evidential emails of Nielsen being “the controlling force making the business decisions”. Nielsen also had a hand in Brick Street Properties selling off land behind the heritage Villas shortly after bankruptcy, the judge found. Brick Street was owned by a good friend of Nielsen’s and email evidence showed Nielsen signing off as company consultant, the judge finds. Rosebud Corporate Trustee, a company involved in an Auckland property development, also had Miller as a director – yet Nielsen pulled the strings, according to Justice Venning. The judge also slates Nielsen’s pre-bankruptcy behaviour as “commercial irresponsibility”: “The extent of loss to creditors and apparent lack of any substance to back up the guarantees Mr Nielsen provided are of concern.” Justice Venning warns Nielsen he’d better be on good behaviour from now to 2015 – or he may not be discharged. frank@scene.co.nz

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Commercial leper: Former Queenstown developer Rod Nielsen in Queenstown in 2011; (inset) Nielsen’s wife Sirene Miller

nielsen by the numbers  $20.4 million owed personally when bankrupted, mostly to failed finance firms bridgecorp, capital & merchant, Strategic and Dominion  27 nielsen companies in liquidation  $82m owed to unsecured company creditors  $US26.7m in US debts, according to court default judgments  $US1.1m Las Vegas home owned by trust with nielsen liable for $US2.7m mortgage  Zero income during bankruptcy – wife Sirene pays all bills SouRCe: JuLY 24 hiGh CouRT JuDGMenT

Nielsen himself made it clear he wanted to be discharged and was entitled to be. Justice Venning believes if discharged now, Nielsen would almost inevitably resurface in property developments “with

further loss to banks, financial institutions, their investors and other creditors”. As well as his commercially hazardous behaviour before his bankruptcy, Nielsen hasn’t been a model bankrupt, the judge finds.

At the hearing – with Nielsen appearing by video from new hometown Las Vegas – Justice Venning notes Nielsen wouldn’t come clean about his or his wife’s income: “Mr Nielsen simply noted ‘N/A’ to the request to provide details of his income [and] failed to supply any information about his spouse Ms Sirene Miller’s income,” the judge says. Nielsen claims “she paid all the bills” so “[Miller’s] income should have been provided”, he adds, and “it’s difficult to accept Mr Nielsen hasn’t received any income at all over the last three years”. The judge heard there were also allegations of Nielsen doing business during bankruptcy – a legal no-no.

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PhiliP Chandler WAKATIPu and Arrowtown will again meet in the Central Otago rugby premier final – if they overcome formidable semifinal opponents. Wakatipu – despite losing 20-19 to Arrowtown last weekend – remain top of the table and play fourth-placed Cromwell in Queenstown this Saturday. In the other knockout semi, third-placed Arrowtown travels to Ranfurly to play second-placed Maniototo. The Wakatipu team’s thankful to be at home but will be wary of Cromwell. In their White horse Cup clash in May, Wakatipu took the lead six minutes from the end, winning 11-8. And two weeks ago, Wakatipu was 16-5 down at halftime before beating Cromwell 31-21. “Both games we were behind for long periods but we came through with a win so we can take confidence from that and get better,” Wakatipu coach Damian Petre says. “I think we’ve still got a

Support school rugby A cOmbInED Wakatipu, Wanaka and cromwell schoolboy rugby team plays a regional 1st XV competition game in Queenstown this Saturday. The team, under the banner of Wanaka’s mount Aspiring college, tackles Gore’s St Peter’s college at the Queenstown recreation Ground at 1pm. It’s a curtainraiser to the Wakatipu Premiers versus cromwell semi-final. Though the college team’s lost all eight games this season, coach Hamish crosbie says all but two have been pretty close. “St Peter’s has got three big Fijians so hopefully if we can shut them down we should go alright.” The Wakatipu High players are halfback cam mcKerchar, chosen in the Otago country under-18 squad, first-five rube Peina and prop Zac Garrick.

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Take that: Arrowtown triple try-scoring hero Eddie Sefo runs into Wakatipu captain Dan Iosefo during the teams’ clash at Arrowtown’s Jack Reid Park last Saturday, Arrowtown winning

lot of improvement in our game and we’ve got two weeks to really finish off with a bit of a flurry.” Petre says he’s heartened he’ll have a full squad following recent injury disruptions.

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IT’S semi-finals this Saturday for all four Wakatipu netball grades following final round robin games last weekend. In premiers, leader Chico’s/ABL takes on fourthplaced Lone Star at 4pm and runner-up Wakatipu high A plays third-placed Pub on Wharf at 5pm. Top-placed Senior A side Legends plays fourth-placed WhS Purple at 5pm. Second-placed WhS B plays harcourts at 2pm. Senior B grade winner Cougar Security plays Frankton Arm Tavern at 3pm and runner-up WhS Blue plays harcourts Red at 3pm. Senior C grade winner WhS Pink

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Arrowtown faces a titanic battle in Ranfurly despite creaming Maniototo 30-13 at home two weeks ago. Arrowtown coach hayden Finch says: “We won our game in Ranfurly last year but we’ve had a few

plays WhS Yellow at 2pm and runner-up WhS Orange plays WhS Red at 4pm. Last Saturday: Chico’s/ABL beat Pub on Wharf 38-19, WhS A beat Lone Star 35-26, Legends beat WhS B 36-21, harcourts beat Glenorchy 44-13, Legends beat Glenorchy 33-17, WhS Blue beat Frankton Arm Tavern 36-20, Cougar Security beat harcourts Red 41-9, WhS Pink beat WhS Orange 23-19 and WhS Pink beat WhS Red 24-9.

Soccer teams’ fortunes

QUEEnSTOWn rovers women’s soccer team tightened its grip on the Kolk cup Premier League after a 3-0 win by default against Queens Park Women 2nd Team. rovers are away to Winton this

hidings in the semis and finals up there. “If we don’t make silly mistakes like we did in the first half last Saturday, we’ve got the team to win.” Maniototo is expected to field All Black Andrew hore

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as well as his influential playmaking brother Charlie. Finch is delighted with how his largely new-look team has performed this season: “We’ve only lost two very close games this year – at the start of the season, we would never have thought that was possible.” Regardless of who wins the semi-finals, the final will be in Queenstown. Wakatipu and Arrowtown contested last year’s final in Alexandra – with Wakatipu winning 16-7. Meanwhile, Clyde-earns-

cleugh host Wakatipu Wanderers in a second division semi-final in Clyde this Saturday. Clyde-earnscleugh headed the second division competition and the Wanderers finished fourth. scoop@scene.co.nz

SEMI-FINAL SATURDAY: Wakatipu Premiers v cromwell A, Queenstown Recreation Ground, 2.30pm; maniototo v Arrowtown, Ranfurly, 2.30pm; clyde-Earnscleugh v Wakatipu Wanderers, Clyde, 2.30pm

Slugger Regan wins

QUEEnSTOWn lightweight boxer Elizabeth regan (far left) takes aim at rotorua’s Summer Lake during a win in Dunedin last Saturday. regan, 28, won a unanimous decision against a 16-year-old with a big reputation who’s fighting at the youth world championships in Poland this year. coach Stewart mitchell says she showed mental toughness to bounce back from a defeat against a world kickboxing champion a week earlier. Fight Science club’s Petr Zlamalik, who also fought at the Otago boxing Association tournament, beat South Island novice Golden Gloves middleweight champion richard robinson. Queenstown’s martin mech lost to nemesis and three-time national champion bowen morgan. Sunday. rovers men edged closer to relegation losing 6-1 to leaders Dunedin Technical away. The Queenstowners came unstuck in the second half letting in four goals. Ian Lowe scored rovers’ consolation. rovers play bottom-

placed Grants braes at the Events centre at 2.45pm on Saturday.

FInals fight for Stampede

QUEENSTOWN ice hockey team Southern Stampede now has to rely on other results going its way

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QueeNSTOWNeRS still angry over dealings with notorious developer Rod Nielsen applaud the extension of his bankruptcy. Local Wayne Gore, who had an unsuccessful legal battle with Nielsen over the latter’s Sicilian estates development, says: “I don’t think he should ever be able to operate a company again. “Nielsen’s burnt a lot of people. If directors repeatedly disregard commercial responsibilities they should pay for the consequences.” Aggrieved local Fred Bramwell adds: “Nielsen isn’t needed in the marketplace. What he’s done is sly stuff.” The former Queenstown developer will remain a commercial leper until November 2015, after Justice Not fans: Geoffrey Venning Nielsen critics refused to disWayne Gore charge Nielsen (top) and from bankruptcy. Fred Bramwell According to last week’s judgment in the high Court in Auckland, a pictured emerged that Nielsen “took a cavalier attitude” to bankruptcy and extending his ban is “the only means of protection for the public”. Nielsen has “a clear predisposition to incur credit and take unacceptable risks with other people’s money”, the judge says.

Wakatipu and Arrowtown must win semis for local rematch

Winning ways: Steve Gurney wins one of nine Coast to Coasts

A ThRee-TIMe winner of Queenstown’s Peak to Peak – Coast to Coast legend Steve Gurney – returns for its 20th anniversary. Gurney, 50, who recently shifted to Queenstown after losing his home in the Christchurch earthquake, says he’ll be a social competitor this Saturday. “I haven’t done it for probably 10 years, I’m not going to be able to win it. I’m certainly not fit at the moment, I’ve been out kayaking and biking but I don’t run any more – I’ve got a crook ankle so I’ll just be hobbling.” Gurney, who won a record nine Coast to Coasts, is looking forward to watching young bucks like defending champion Adam Milne, Dougal Allan and Braden Currie duke it out. Known for revolutionary racing techniques, he also has tips for Peak to Peak greenhorns. To avoid lengthy

all you need to know When: noon, Saturday Where: The remarkables to coronet Peak Distance: 44km Race record: Hadyn Key, 2hr 1min 35sec (2001) More info: www.southerntraverse.com

shoe changes at transitions he’d ski down The Remarkables – the first race leg – in over-sized rear-end ski boots so he could wear running shoes inside. “After the skiing you just released the latch – there you were standing in your running shoes ready to rock on to your bike.” Gurney also had a novel way of tackling homeward Bound: “I’m not a gun skier so I thought, ‘I just want

to bomb the bloody thing straight down so I don’t have to turn’. “But of course you get up too much speed so I made this parachute, more like a drogue, then threw it out the back to slow me down.” Gurney compliments organiser Geoff hunt: “Peak to Peak’s been around for 20 years – there’s not many events have done this, most have died long ago. It’s testimony to what a good design it is and its cool atmosphere. “It’s actually really achievable as a team, it’s quite centralised and it goes through the centre of the city – people like to be watched and cheered.” Despite his talk of treating the event socially, Gurney confesses: “There’s something about testicles – you might say all these social things but once the gun goes, what’s between your legs turns your brain into competitive mode.” – PhiLiP ChanDLeR


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Bankrupt’s ban continues Derby final on the cards ‘Nielsen should never be allowed to run companies again’ – critic evidence was given of an email address and LinkedIn profile under ‘Nielsen Capital’. More concerning, the judge says, “is Mr Nielsen’s further involvement and dealings in property in New Zealand” – two of those deals were in Queenstown. Little Rock Management, with management rights to the Nielsendeveloped heritage Villas in Fernhill, was directed by Nielsen until just before bankruptcy – Miller then took over as director. In selling those heritage management rights, Justice Venning cited evidential emails of Nielsen being “the controlling force making the business decisions”. Nielsen also had a hand in Brick Street Properties selling off land behind the heritage Villas shortly after bankruptcy, the judge found. Brick Street was owned by a good friend of Nielsen’s and email evidence showed Nielsen signing off as company consultant, the judge finds. Rosebud Corporate Trustee, a company involved in an Auckland property development, also had Miller as a director – yet Nielsen pulled the strings, according to Justice Venning. The judge also slates Nielsen’s pre-bankruptcy behaviour as “commercial irresponsibility”: “The extent of loss to creditors and apparent lack of any substance to back up the guarantees Mr Nielsen provided are of concern.” Justice Venning warns Nielsen he’d better be on good behaviour from now to 2015 – or he may not be discharged. frank@scene.co.nz

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Commercial leper: Former Queenstown developer Rod Nielsen in Queenstown in 2011; (inset) Nielsen’s wife Sirene Miller

nielsen by the numbers  $20.4 million owed personally when bankrupted, mostly to failed finance firms bridgecorp, capital & merchant, Strategic and Dominion  27 nielsen companies in liquidation  $82m owed to unsecured company creditors  $US26.7m in US debts, according to court default judgments  $US1.1m Las Vegas home owned by trust with nielsen liable for $US2.7m mortgage  Zero income during bankruptcy – wife Sirene pays all bills SouRCe: JuLY 24 hiGh CouRT JuDGMenT

Nielsen himself made it clear he wanted to be discharged and was entitled to be. Justice Venning believes if discharged now, Nielsen would almost inevitably resurface in property developments “with

further loss to banks, financial institutions, their investors and other creditors”. As well as his commercially hazardous behaviour before his bankruptcy, Nielsen hasn’t been a model bankrupt, the judge finds.

At the hearing – with Nielsen appearing by video from new hometown Las Vegas – Justice Venning notes Nielsen wouldn’t come clean about his or his wife’s income: “Mr Nielsen simply noted ‘N/A’ to the request to provide details of his income [and] failed to supply any information about his spouse Ms Sirene Miller’s income,” the judge says. Nielsen claims “she paid all the bills” so “[Miller’s] income should have been provided”, he adds, and “it’s difficult to accept Mr Nielsen hasn’t received any income at all over the last three years”. The judge heard there were also allegations of Nielsen doing business during bankruptcy – a legal no-no.

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PhiliP Chandler WAKATIPu and Arrowtown will again meet in the Central Otago rugby premier final – if they overcome formidable semifinal opponents. Wakatipu – despite losing 20-19 to Arrowtown last weekend – remain top of the table and play fourth-placed Cromwell in Queenstown this Saturday. In the other knockout semi, third-placed Arrowtown travels to Ranfurly to play second-placed Maniototo. The Wakatipu team’s thankful to be at home but will be wary of Cromwell. In their White horse Cup clash in May, Wakatipu took the lead six minutes from the end, winning 11-8. And two weeks ago, Wakatipu was 16-5 down at halftime before beating Cromwell 31-21. “Both games we were behind for long periods but we came through with a win so we can take confidence from that and get better,” Wakatipu coach Damian Petre says. “I think we’ve still got a

Support school rugby A cOmbInED Wakatipu, Wanaka and cromwell schoolboy rugby team plays a regional 1st XV competition game in Queenstown this Saturday. The team, under the banner of Wanaka’s mount Aspiring college, tackles Gore’s St Peter’s college at the Queenstown recreation Ground at 1pm. It’s a curtainraiser to the Wakatipu Premiers versus cromwell semi-final. Though the college team’s lost all eight games this season, coach Hamish crosbie says all but two have been pretty close. “St Peter’s has got three big Fijians so hopefully if we can shut them down we should go alright.” The Wakatipu High players are halfback cam mcKerchar, chosen in the Otago country under-18 squad, first-five rube Peina and prop Zac Garrick.

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Take that: Arrowtown triple try-scoring hero Eddie Sefo runs into Wakatipu captain Dan Iosefo during the teams’ clash at Arrowtown’s Jack Reid Park last Saturday, Arrowtown winning

lot of improvement in our game and we’ve got two weeks to really finish off with a bit of a flurry.” Petre says he’s heartened he’ll have a full squad following recent injury disruptions.

SPORTSHORTS Netball semis

IT’S semi-finals this Saturday for all four Wakatipu netball grades following final round robin games last weekend. In premiers, leader Chico’s/ABL takes on fourthplaced Lone Star at 4pm and runner-up Wakatipu high A plays third-placed Pub on Wharf at 5pm. Top-placed Senior A side Legends plays fourth-placed WhS Purple at 5pm. Second-placed WhS B plays harcourts at 2pm. Senior B grade winner Cougar Security plays Frankton Arm Tavern at 3pm and runner-up WhS Blue plays harcourts Red at 3pm. Senior C grade winner WhS Pink

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Arrowtown faces a titanic battle in Ranfurly despite creaming Maniototo 30-13 at home two weeks ago. Arrowtown coach hayden Finch says: “We won our game in Ranfurly last year but we’ve had a few

plays WhS Yellow at 2pm and runner-up WhS Orange plays WhS Red at 4pm. Last Saturday: Chico’s/ABL beat Pub on Wharf 38-19, WhS A beat Lone Star 35-26, Legends beat WhS B 36-21, harcourts beat Glenorchy 44-13, Legends beat Glenorchy 33-17, WhS Blue beat Frankton Arm Tavern 36-20, Cougar Security beat harcourts Red 41-9, WhS Pink beat WhS Orange 23-19 and WhS Pink beat WhS Red 24-9.

Soccer teams’ fortunes

QUEEnSTOWn rovers women’s soccer team tightened its grip on the Kolk cup Premier League after a 3-0 win by default against Queens Park Women 2nd Team. rovers are away to Winton this

hidings in the semis and finals up there. “If we don’t make silly mistakes like we did in the first half last Saturday, we’ve got the team to win.” Maniototo is expected to field All Black Andrew hore

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as well as his influential playmaking brother Charlie. Finch is delighted with how his largely new-look team has performed this season: “We’ve only lost two very close games this year – at the start of the season, we would never have thought that was possible.” Regardless of who wins the semi-finals, the final will be in Queenstown. Wakatipu and Arrowtown contested last year’s final in Alexandra – with Wakatipu winning 16-7. Meanwhile, Clyde-earns-

cleugh host Wakatipu Wanderers in a second division semi-final in Clyde this Saturday. Clyde-earnscleugh headed the second division competition and the Wanderers finished fourth. scoop@scene.co.nz

SEMI-FINAL SATURDAY: Wakatipu Premiers v cromwell A, Queenstown Recreation Ground, 2.30pm; maniototo v Arrowtown, Ranfurly, 2.30pm; clyde-Earnscleugh v Wakatipu Wanderers, Clyde, 2.30pm

Slugger Regan wins

QUEEnSTOWn lightweight boxer Elizabeth regan (far left) takes aim at rotorua’s Summer Lake during a win in Dunedin last Saturday. regan, 28, won a unanimous decision against a 16-year-old with a big reputation who’s fighting at the youth world championships in Poland this year. coach Stewart mitchell says she showed mental toughness to bounce back from a defeat against a world kickboxing champion a week earlier. Fight Science club’s Petr Zlamalik, who also fought at the Otago boxing Association tournament, beat South Island novice Golden Gloves middleweight champion richard robinson. Queenstown’s martin mech lost to nemesis and three-time national champion bowen morgan. Sunday. rovers men edged closer to relegation losing 6-1 to leaders Dunedin Technical away. The Queenstowners came unstuck in the second half letting in four goals. Ian Lowe scored rovers’ consolation. rovers play bottom-

placed Grants braes at the Events centre at 2.45pm on Saturday.

FInals fight for Stampede

QUEENSTOWN ice hockey team Southern Stampede now has to rely on other results going its way

to make the league finals. Stampede won 10-5 against Dunedin Thunder last Friday night but suffered a demoralising 6-4 loss on Saturday. It leaves Stampede three points off the top with two games to play.

Gurney’s peaking for local gutbuster

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QueeNSTOWNeRS still angry over dealings with notorious developer Rod Nielsen applaud the extension of his bankruptcy. Local Wayne Gore, who had an unsuccessful legal battle with Nielsen over the latter’s Sicilian estates development, says: “I don’t think he should ever be able to operate a company again. “Nielsen’s burnt a lot of people. If directors repeatedly disregard commercial responsibilities they should pay for the consequences.” Aggrieved local Fred Bramwell adds: “Nielsen isn’t needed in the marketplace. What he’s done is sly stuff.” The former Queenstown developer will remain a commercial leper until November 2015, after Justice Not fans: Geoffrey Venning Nielsen critics refused to disWayne Gore charge Nielsen (top) and from bankruptcy. Fred Bramwell According to last week’s judgment in the high Court in Auckland, a pictured emerged that Nielsen “took a cavalier attitude” to bankruptcy and extending his ban is “the only means of protection for the public”. Nielsen has “a clear predisposition to incur credit and take unacceptable risks with other people’s money”, the judge says.

Wakatipu and Arrowtown must win semis for local rematch

Winning ways: Steve Gurney wins one of nine Coast to Coasts

A ThRee-TIMe winner of Queenstown’s Peak to Peak – Coast to Coast legend Steve Gurney – returns for its 20th anniversary. Gurney, 50, who recently shifted to Queenstown after losing his home in the Christchurch earthquake, says he’ll be a social competitor this Saturday. “I haven’t done it for probably 10 years, I’m not going to be able to win it. I’m certainly not fit at the moment, I’ve been out kayaking and biking but I don’t run any more – I’ve got a crook ankle so I’ll just be hobbling.” Gurney, who won a record nine Coast to Coasts, is looking forward to watching young bucks like defending champion Adam Milne, Dougal Allan and Braden Currie duke it out. Known for revolutionary racing techniques, he also has tips for Peak to Peak greenhorns. To avoid lengthy

all you need to know When: noon, Saturday Where: The remarkables to coronet Peak Distance: 44km Race record: Hadyn Key, 2hr 1min 35sec (2001) More info: www.southerntraverse.com

shoe changes at transitions he’d ski down The Remarkables – the first race leg – in over-sized rear-end ski boots so he could wear running shoes inside. “After the skiing you just released the latch – there you were standing in your running shoes ready to rock on to your bike.” Gurney also had a novel way of tackling homeward Bound: “I’m not a gun skier so I thought, ‘I just want

to bomb the bloody thing straight down so I don’t have to turn’. “But of course you get up too much speed so I made this parachute, more like a drogue, then threw it out the back to slow me down.” Gurney compliments organiser Geoff hunt: “Peak to Peak’s been around for 20 years – there’s not many events have done this, most have died long ago. It’s testimony to what a good design it is and its cool atmosphere. “It’s actually really achievable as a team, it’s quite centralised and it goes through the centre of the city – people like to be watched and cheered.” Despite his talk of treating the event socially, Gurney confesses: “There’s something about testicles – you might say all these social things but once the gun goes, what’s between your legs turns your brain into competitive mode.” – PhiLiP ChanDLeR


Auto-electrical and mechanical workshop requires a technician. Permanent position. Ph. Grant 03-443-7393 or 021-127-8963.

QUALIFIED TEACHER WANTING EXTRA INCOME? Primary/Secondary qualified teachers required for after school tutoring. Contact us to find out how we can achieve great results and why we guarantee you'll enjoy tutoring at Kip! Managerial hours also available. Call Martin at Kip McGrath on 442-9616 or see www.kipqueenstown.com

NEW FACES REQUIRED for the TV/Film and Modelling industry. Ages 6-75. Quirky character? Interesting ethnicity? 'Everyday' people? Apply here:

www.hypethat.co.nz

CLEANER REQUIRED We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated person to undertake cleaning duties on various sites in Queenstown.

HORSE TREK GUIDE required, full or part-time. Please phone Peter on 0276-966-701. t

EXPERIEnCED Gib Fixers/Plasterers wanted. We are seeking experienced Gib Fixers/Plasterers for immediate start. Own transport preferable. Please contact Michael skeggs on 021-503-868 or michael.skeggs@jfs.co.nz HEAD housekeeper wanted. Part-time, previous experience required. if interested bring a cV into southern Laughter Backpackers on isle street.

We require a Head Chef. The successful applicant must be hardworking, self motivated and able to multi task in this fast paced, choco lover environment! Long-term commitment, at least 1 year's experience in the role and a positive attitude is essential. If you have these qualities please drop your CV at 50 Beach St, Queenstown. Only successful applicants will be contacted for an interview. Thank you.

Key requirements: • Must be able to obtain a Security Clearance. • Reliability. • Must have a current driver's licence. • Immediate start. Please contact Jason on 027-566-9730 or email to: sue.clyma@spotless.co.nz

YAMA express. chef wanted full-time. Must have 2 years’ experience or have diploma. Ph. 442-9124.

COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER • Stunning location – Queenstown • Part time – 30 hours a week • Leadership role

Reporting to the CEO and being an integral part of the leadership team you will primarily be responsible for the communications function at both a strategic and operational level within the business. This will include PR/Media/ Promotions and Sponsorship as well as providing advice and support to the CEO and Board on all communications matters, including crisis management. Additionally you will be accountable for overseeing the company website and social media, writing of the annual report, press releases, the newsletter and the development of brochures and marketing collateral. You will have a relevant tertiary qualification and will have worked in a similar position at a senior level, preferably in a related industry. However, more importantly is your ability to work at both a strategic and operational level within a small and highly successful team. The ability to influence and build strong relationships with various groups of people and your excellent written and confident presentation skills are essential for this role. This position is a part time and has some flexibility around working hours and days. If you are a communications professional who prides yourself in delivering excellence in a dynamic ever changing environment please apply by emailing your CV and a covering letter to kirsten@queenstownairport.co.nz. Initial enquiries are welcome by phoning Kirsten Iliffe on 027 232 7551. A full position description is available on request.

We are a specialist project and development management consultancy involved in a number of building and property development projects in Queenstown, around the South Island and internationally. We seek a Contracts Manager to be responsible for the preparation of tender documents, consultancy agreements, construction contracts and other project documentation for a number of exciting projects. The successful applicant will require: • A technical qualification in project management, architecture, engineering or quantity surveying. • A good understanding of construction contracts and documentation. • Excellent communication and organisational skills. • A demonstrated ability to produce high quality reports and documentation. • A minimum of 10 years’ relevant experience in the design and construction industry. We offer: • Exciting and challenging building projects ranging from $0.5m $200m. • Flexible employment arrangements to suit the right candidate, including part-time contract position or full-time salaried. • Opportunity to develop into sole-charge project management roles. Apply in the first instance by sending your CV to: info@peakprojects.co.nz

PUBLIC NOTICES Discover Arrowtown

Annual General Meeting Wednesday 7 August, 6pm, Micky Finn's Bar, Ramshaw Lane, Arrowtown. Guest Speaker Kaye Parker, Motatapu and Queenstown Trails. Bar open from 5.30pm, all are welcome. Nominations for committee to be with the secretary prior to the commencement of the AGM. For nomination forms or information please contact info@arrowtown.com or ph. 03-442-3604. Arrowtown Promotion and Business Association Inc.

Business Administration and Sales & Marketing Assistant Mountain Edward Wines seeks a self driven, dynamic individual to join our team on a full-time basis. Duties include office administration, sales and marketing tasks, assistance with sales orders and providing general support.

FREE LEGAL ADVICE The Dunedin Community Law Centre will be in Queenstown on Wednesday 7 August at Happiness House, 4 Park Street, 9.30am to 11.30am. Ph. 442-6531 to make an appointment

wines@mountedward.com

SITUATIONS WANTED

MUSICAL

EXPERIEnCED, fun & energetic mum of older children wanting nanny work. Let me look after your precious little ones. can also do house chores. Ph. Ms Bee 021-434-859.

VIoLIn. Family heirloom, good condition with bow & strong case. Label: antonias, stradivarius, cremonensis, Faciebal, anno 1736. antonio strings. Valued at $1200, offers over $900. Photos on request. Ph. 03-467-2550.

PUBLIC NOTICES

Queenstown is New Zealand’s premier visitor destination, an exhilarating year round alpine resort providing a wide range of activities. Queenstown Airport is the gateway to this vibrant and picturesque region and is owned by the Queenstown Lakes District Council and Auckland Airport Limited. As the fastest growing airport in New Zealand, the Board anticipate strong growth and development opportunities in the future.

Contracts Manager Queenstown Mountain Scene, 12 x3

PRIVATE housekeeper. We need a housekeeper to help with our house & young family. tasks include cleaning & housekeeping, childcare & food preparation. ideally we require a settled, happy individual happy to do a range of tasks to help our house run smoothly. this is a waged position with hours between 20-40 p.w. with some saturdays required. You will require a driver’s licence as there is no public transport to get to our house. if you are friendly, hardworking & would like to help us & our 2 young boys please send us a letter telling us about yourself. email letter to: steve@sb3.co.nz

GARDInER Dale Leslie - anne, Quinn & Jaan would like to express their heartfelt thanks to everyone for the overwhelming messages of sympathy, flowers, baking, cards, phone calls & support after the passing of Dale. thank you for sharing your memories of Dale with us. it is not possible to thank you all personally. Please accept our sincere gratitude to the very caring Queenstown community.

BIRTHS o’REILLY. Brendon, ella & connor are happy to announce the perfectly timed arrival of Lucas carl O’reilly in Queenstown on 18th July. huge thanks to Wendy & LDh.

GARAGE SALES MIGHTY mighty garage sale. Bits & bobs, something for everyone. 10 McMillan road, arthurs Point from 9am saturday 3rd august.

WANTED WAnTED to buy, old english floral cups, saucers & plates, any old stuffed animals & deer antlers. anything considered. Ph. 027-629-4455.

HIRE HALF tool container. Monthly hire $100. transport paid by hirer. Ph. 027-2884431.

WAKATIPU

YOUR LOCAL COASTGUARD UNIT NEEDS YOUR HELP

AGM

Coastguard Queenstown is currently looking for new volunteers.

Monday 5th August, 7pm Wakatipu High School Library. Everyone welcome.

Coastguard Queenstown is a 100% volunteer operation dedicated to saving lives on our lakes and waterways. We are committed to providing a 24 hour search and rescue service for Queenstown. Every August we have a new intake of volunteers for our specialised search and rescue training: WET CREW: From weekend boaties to experienced commercial operators; if you’re keen to help, have some spare time to give and you’re planning to be around for a wee while, we’d love to hear from you. For more information please send your details to: volunteer@coastguardqueenstown.co.nz

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Queenstown Film Society

nAnnY. Part-time nanny required for 1 year old girl, approximately 15 hours p.w. Flexible days/hours. Own transport required, closeburn area. email: lucy@ account4.co.nz or ph. 441-3035.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

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ROWING CLUB

Kinshasha Symphony Directed by Claus Wischmann & Martin Baer Germany (2010) 6th August, 8.30pm Admission by koha Dorothy Brown's, Arrowtown www.queenstownfilmsociety.co.nz

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PReMIuM real estate agency is bullish about its shift into the hamlet of Arrowtown. New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty, headquartered in Queenstown, has opened an office and showroom in Arrowtown’s main street and recruited husband-and-wife team Carl Johnston and Vanessa Sharp to run the branch. In a world-first for the Sotheby’s International Realty global network, the branch is co-sharing its premises. The co-sharing business is luxury furniture designer ed Cruikshank’s retail outlet, Cruikshank. NZ Sotheby’s International general manager Peter Newbold says the firm had been looking for the perfect Arrowtown location and team for its sixth branch for some time. “There’s a lot more demand in that whole Arrowtown area, and we just see it as a market that’s got a lot of potential for us.” Newbold says many of the company’s clients visiting the Wakatipu from Auckland and offshore like to visit Arrowtown, as well as locals. “If you look at the country locals, where do they go now? People who come into Arrowtown are normally relaxed and they’re just chilling out.” Newbold says that with company co-owners Julian Brown and Mark harris living at Lake hayes and Millbrook, respectively, and himself residing at Gibbston, it’s nice to have a base in the community they’re part of. The Buckingham Street location also pleases him: “It’s a premium location in Arrowtown’s high street and a perfect spot for a showroom, with high foot traffic. “Since opening two weeks ago we’ve been astounded by the

newly opened: Tasha Boland (left), Vanessa Sharp and carl Johnston are running new Zealand Sotheby’s international realty’s new Arrowtown branch

Branching out number of walk-ins, new listings and general interest we’ve seen from both locals and international visitors.” Newbold also extolls his new recruits: “Carl and Vanessa bring a wealth of local knowledge and experience to the team and their straight-talking no-nonsense approach to buying and selling is absolutely refreshing.” The couple, who formerly ran an equestrian centre from their

property near Gibbston, worked together for harcourts in recent years. Sharp: “We have enjoyed our time with harcourts, but it’s always flattering to be approached and asked to open an office. “We’ve found that we really do enjoy the high-end stuff so I think it’ll be good to work with these guys. We’re certainly going to be a doing a lot more residential, which I’m very much looking forward to.

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“We do enjoy the country but I think we got a little bit pigeonholed in that.” Sharp explains how she and her husband work: “I generally look after the vendors, get the listings, do all the details, which I’m good at, and Carl does the socialising with buyers. “It goes really well.” The couple have been joined by local Tasha Boland, who’ll help market their portfolio. Although

the company specialises in mid to high-end property, Newbold says his Arrowtown team is happy to sell $500,000 homes. Cruikshank, meanwhile, believes the two brands complement each other well. “We’re excited to be able to formally work together, uniting our clients to find the perfect home and that special piece of bespoke furniture to match.” scoop@scene.co.nz

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Land Ahoy 4 cAiTHnESS courT JAcK’S poinT priced: $1,149,000 An idyllic setting with the Remarkables as a backdrop and breath-taking views from Coronet Peak to Cecil Peak. A bronze medal winner of the Registered Master Builders 2013 Southern Region House of the Year, this family-friendly sun-soaked home is sure to impress. Four bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home with separate loft. Thermally broken, double glazed, underfloor heating and more. Get in touch: hoamz 03 441 8858

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31 rErE roAD lAKE HAYES ESTATE priced: $549,000 An elevated, sunny position with beautiful rural and mountain outlooks. Solid brick keeps everyone warm in our alpine climate. This tidy three bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home has family living covered. neutral coloured décor giving a bright and inviting feel throughout. Open plan kitchen and lounge, plus sliding doors and sunny courtyard provide the perfect space for family gatherings. Get in touch: hoamz 03 441 8858

12 cArlin crEEK DriVE lAKESiDE ESTATE priced: $495,000 PuT yourself in the picture – this prestigious section is situated within the private, gated community of Lakeside Estate. A few minutes drive from Frankton’s amenities and Queenstown’s skifields, golf courses and wineries, it’s the perfect spot for a new home to capture the inspiring surroundings. Covering 4185sqm, the site is super-sunny and has epic lake and mountain views. Get in touch: hoamz 03 441 8858

Starter Pack 16B DArT plAcE FErnHill priced: $349,000 BEAuTiFuL lake views add bundles of desirability to any home, and the outlooks from this starter home or rental investment are no exception. This three bedroom Fernhill home offers an open plan living area and kitchen, garage, and sliding door access to your own private deck. A Queenstown investment proposition that ticks all the boxes. Get in touch: hoamz 03 441 8858

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Auto-electrical and mechanical workshop requires a technician. Permanent position. Ph. Grant 03-443-7393 or 021-127-8963.

QUALIFIED TEACHER WANTING EXTRA INCOME? Primary/Secondary qualified teachers required for after school tutoring. Contact us to find out how we can achieve great results and why we guarantee you'll enjoy tutoring at Kip! Managerial hours also available. Call Martin at Kip McGrath on 442-9616 or see www.kipqueenstown.com

NEW FACES REQUIRED for the TV/Film and Modelling industry. Ages 6-75. Quirky character? Interesting ethnicity? 'Everyday' people? Apply here:

www.hypethat.co.nz

CLEANER REQUIRED We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated person to undertake cleaning duties on various sites in Queenstown.

HORSE TREK GUIDE required, full or part-time. Please phone Peter on 0276-966-701. t

EXPERIEnCED Gib Fixers/Plasterers wanted. We are seeking experienced Gib Fixers/Plasterers for immediate start. Own transport preferable. Please contact Michael skeggs on 021-503-868 or michael.skeggs@jfs.co.nz HEAD housekeeper wanted. Part-time, previous experience required. if interested bring a cV into southern Laughter Backpackers on isle street.

We require a Head Chef. The successful applicant must be hardworking, self motivated and able to multi task in this fast paced, choco lover environment! Long-term commitment, at least 1 year's experience in the role and a positive attitude is essential. If you have these qualities please drop your CV at 50 Beach St, Queenstown. Only successful applicants will be contacted for an interview. Thank you.

Key requirements: • Must be able to obtain a Security Clearance. • Reliability. • Must have a current driver's licence. • Immediate start. Please contact Jason on 027-566-9730 or email to: sue.clyma@spotless.co.nz

YAMA express. chef wanted full-time. Must have 2 years’ experience or have diploma. Ph. 442-9124.

COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER • Stunning location – Queenstown • Part time – 30 hours a week • Leadership role

Reporting to the CEO and being an integral part of the leadership team you will primarily be responsible for the communications function at both a strategic and operational level within the business. This will include PR/Media/ Promotions and Sponsorship as well as providing advice and support to the CEO and Board on all communications matters, including crisis management. Additionally you will be accountable for overseeing the company website and social media, writing of the annual report, press releases, the newsletter and the development of brochures and marketing collateral. You will have a relevant tertiary qualification and will have worked in a similar position at a senior level, preferably in a related industry. However, more importantly is your ability to work at both a strategic and operational level within a small and highly successful team. The ability to influence and build strong relationships with various groups of people and your excellent written and confident presentation skills are essential for this role. This position is a part time and has some flexibility around working hours and days. If you are a communications professional who prides yourself in delivering excellence in a dynamic ever changing environment please apply by emailing your CV and a covering letter to kirsten@queenstownairport.co.nz. Initial enquiries are welcome by phoning Kirsten Iliffe on 027 232 7551. A full position description is available on request.

We are a specialist project and development management consultancy involved in a number of building and property development projects in Queenstown, around the South Island and internationally. We seek a Contracts Manager to be responsible for the preparation of tender documents, consultancy agreements, construction contracts and other project documentation for a number of exciting projects. The successful applicant will require: • A technical qualification in project management, architecture, engineering or quantity surveying. • A good understanding of construction contracts and documentation. • Excellent communication and organisational skills. • A demonstrated ability to produce high quality reports and documentation. • A minimum of 10 years’ relevant experience in the design and construction industry. We offer: • Exciting and challenging building projects ranging from $0.5m $200m. • Flexible employment arrangements to suit the right candidate, including part-time contract position or full-time salaried. • Opportunity to develop into sole-charge project management roles. Apply in the first instance by sending your CV to: info@peakprojects.co.nz

PUBLIC NOTICES Discover Arrowtown

Annual General Meeting Wednesday 7 August, 6pm, Micky Finn's Bar, Ramshaw Lane, Arrowtown. Guest Speaker Kaye Parker, Motatapu and Queenstown Trails. Bar open from 5.30pm, all are welcome. Nominations for committee to be with the secretary prior to the commencement of the AGM. For nomination forms or information please contact info@arrowtown.com or ph. 03-442-3604. Arrowtown Promotion and Business Association Inc.

Business Administration and Sales & Marketing Assistant Mountain Edward Wines seeks a self driven, dynamic individual to join our team on a full-time basis. Duties include office administration, sales and marketing tasks, assistance with sales orders and providing general support.

FREE LEGAL ADVICE The Dunedin Community Law Centre will be in Queenstown on Wednesday 7 August at Happiness House, 4 Park Street, 9.30am to 11.30am. Ph. 442-6531 to make an appointment

wines@mountedward.com

SITUATIONS WANTED

MUSICAL

EXPERIEnCED, fun & energetic mum of older children wanting nanny work. Let me look after your precious little ones. can also do house chores. Ph. Ms Bee 021-434-859.

VIoLIn. Family heirloom, good condition with bow & strong case. Label: antonias, stradivarius, cremonensis, Faciebal, anno 1736. antonio strings. Valued at $1200, offers over $900. Photos on request. Ph. 03-467-2550.

PUBLIC NOTICES

Queenstown is New Zealand’s premier visitor destination, an exhilarating year round alpine resort providing a wide range of activities. Queenstown Airport is the gateway to this vibrant and picturesque region and is owned by the Queenstown Lakes District Council and Auckland Airport Limited. As the fastest growing airport in New Zealand, the Board anticipate strong growth and development opportunities in the future.

Contracts Manager Queenstown Mountain Scene, 12 x3

PRIVATE housekeeper. We need a housekeeper to help with our house & young family. tasks include cleaning & housekeeping, childcare & food preparation. ideally we require a settled, happy individual happy to do a range of tasks to help our house run smoothly. this is a waged position with hours between 20-40 p.w. with some saturdays required. You will require a driver’s licence as there is no public transport to get to our house. if you are friendly, hardworking & would like to help us & our 2 young boys please send us a letter telling us about yourself. email letter to: steve@sb3.co.nz

GARDInER Dale Leslie - anne, Quinn & Jaan would like to express their heartfelt thanks to everyone for the overwhelming messages of sympathy, flowers, baking, cards, phone calls & support after the passing of Dale. thank you for sharing your memories of Dale with us. it is not possible to thank you all personally. Please accept our sincere gratitude to the very caring Queenstown community.

BIRTHS o’REILLY. Brendon, ella & connor are happy to announce the perfectly timed arrival of Lucas carl O’reilly in Queenstown on 18th July. huge thanks to Wendy & LDh.

GARAGE SALES MIGHTY mighty garage sale. Bits & bobs, something for everyone. 10 McMillan road, arthurs Point from 9am saturday 3rd august.

WANTED WAnTED to buy, old english floral cups, saucers & plates, any old stuffed animals & deer antlers. anything considered. Ph. 027-629-4455.

HIRE HALF tool container. Monthly hire $100. transport paid by hirer. Ph. 027-2884431.

WAKATIPU

YOUR LOCAL COASTGUARD UNIT NEEDS YOUR HELP

AGM Monday 5th August, 7pm Wakatipu High School Library. Everyone welcome.

Coastguard Queenstown is currently looking for new volunteers. Coastguard Queenstown is a 100% volunteer operation dedicated to saving lives on our lakes and waterways. We are committed to providing a 24 hour search and rescue service for Queenstown. Every August we have a new intake of volunteers for our specialised search and rescue training: WET CREW: From weekend boaties to experienced commercial operators; if you’re keen to help, have some spare time to give and you’re planning to be around for a wee while, we’d love to hear from you. For more information please send your details to: volunteer@coastguardqueenstown.co.nz

Published by MOUNTAIN SCENE Community Advertising Trust

Queenstown Film Society

nAnnY. Part-time nanny required for 1 year old girl, approximately 15 hours p.w. Flexible days/hours. Own transport required, closeburn area. email: lucy@ account4.co.nz or ph. 441-3035.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

PUBLIC NOTICES

ROWING CLUB

Kinshasha Symphony Directed by Claus Wischmann & Martin Baer Germany (2010) 6th August, 8.30pm Admission by koha Dorothy Brown's, Arrowtown www.queenstownfilmsociety.co.nz

Published by Central Lakes Arts Support Scheme

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PReMIuM real estate agency is bullish about its shift into the hamlet of Arrowtown. New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty, headquartered in Queenstown, has opened an office and showroom in Arrowtown’s main street and recruited husband-and-wife team Carl Johnston and Vanessa Sharp to run the branch. In a world-first for the Sotheby’s International Realty global network, the branch is co-sharing its premises. The co-sharing business is luxury furniture designer ed Cruikshank’s retail outlet, Cruikshank. NZ Sotheby’s International general manager Peter Newbold says the firm had been looking for the perfect Arrowtown location and team for its sixth branch for some time. “There’s a lot more demand in that whole Arrowtown area, and we just see it as a market that’s got a lot of potential for us.” Newbold says many of the company’s clients visiting the Wakatipu from Auckland and offshore like to visit Arrowtown, as well as locals. “If you look at the country locals, where do they go now? People who come into Arrowtown are normally relaxed and they’re just chilling out.” Newbold says that with company co-owners Julian Brown and Mark harris living at Lake hayes and Millbrook, respectively, and himself residing at Gibbston, it’s nice to have a base in the community they’re part of. The Buckingham Street location also pleases him: “It’s a premium location in Arrowtown’s high street and a perfect spot for a showroom, with high foot traffic. “Since opening two weeks ago we’ve been astounded by the

newly opened: Tasha Boland (left), Vanessa Sharp and carl Johnston are running new Zealand Sotheby’s international realty’s new Arrowtown branch

Branching out number of walk-ins, new listings and general interest we’ve seen from both locals and international visitors.” Newbold also extolls his new recruits: “Carl and Vanessa bring a wealth of local knowledge and experience to the team and their straight-talking no-nonsense approach to buying and selling is absolutely refreshing.” The couple, who formerly ran an equestrian centre from their

property near Gibbston, worked together for harcourts in recent years. Sharp: “We have enjoyed our time with harcourts, but it’s always flattering to be approached and asked to open an office. “We’ve found that we really do enjoy the high-end stuff so I think it’ll be good to work with these guys. We’re certainly going to be a doing a lot more residential, which I’m very much looking forward to.

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“We do enjoy the country but I think we got a little bit pigeonholed in that.” Sharp explains how she and her husband work: “I generally look after the vendors, get the listings, do all the details, which I’m good at, and Carl does the socialising with buyers. “It goes really well.” The couple have been joined by local Tasha Boland, who’ll help market their portfolio. Although

the company specialises in mid to high-end property, Newbold says his Arrowtown team is happy to sell $500,000 homes. Cruikshank, meanwhile, believes the two brands complement each other well. “We’re excited to be able to formally work together, uniting our clients to find the perfect home and that special piece of bespoke furniture to match.” scoop@scene.co.nz

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Land Ahoy 4 cAiTHnESS courT JAcK’S poinT priced: $1,149,000 An idyllic setting with the Remarkables as a backdrop and breath-taking views from Coronet Peak to Cecil Peak. A bronze medal winner of the Registered Master Builders 2013 Southern Region House of the Year, this family-friendly sun-soaked home is sure to impress. Four bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home with separate loft. Thermally broken, double glazed, underfloor heating and more. Get in touch: hoamz 03 441 8858

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31 rErE roAD lAKE HAYES ESTATE priced: $549,000 An elevated, sunny position with beautiful rural and mountain outlooks. Solid brick keeps everyone warm in our alpine climate. This tidy three bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home has family living covered. neutral coloured décor giving a bright and inviting feel throughout. Open plan kitchen and lounge, plus sliding doors and sunny courtyard provide the perfect space for family gatherings. Get in touch: hoamz 03 441 8858

12 cArlin crEEK DriVE lAKESiDE ESTATE priced: $495,000 PuT yourself in the picture – this prestigious section is situated within the private, gated community of Lakeside Estate. A few minutes drive from Frankton’s amenities and Queenstown’s skifields, golf courses and wineries, it’s the perfect spot for a new home to capture the inspiring surroundings. Covering 4185sqm, the site is super-sunny and has epic lake and mountain views. Get in touch: hoamz 03 441 8858

Starter Pack 16B DArT plAcE FErnHill priced: $349,000 BEAuTiFuL lake views add bundles of desirability to any home, and the outlooks from this starter home or rental investment are no exception. This three bedroom Fernhill home offers an open plan living area and kitchen, garage, and sliding door access to your own private deck. A Queenstown investment proposition that ticks all the boxes. Get in touch: hoamz 03 441 8858

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BEDSIT, Fernhill, fully furnished, self contained, $200 p.w. including power. Ph. 442-7891. 2 BEDRooM unit, Gum Lane. Lake views, parking, sun, quiet cul-de-sac. available 2nd august, $350 p.w. Ph. 0274-915603.

CEnTRAL, 2 bedroom, 2 bath, fully furnished apartment. includes sky tV, covered carpark, Free underfloor heating (ca). 4 weeks’ bond & 1 week’s rent in advance, $530 p.w. available now. Ph. 442-4868.

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DUnEDIn apartments, 1 & 2 bedroom self-contained, auto washer/ drier, etc. Playground, adjacent university, hospital. Woodlands Motels & apartments, 594 Great king street. Ph. 0508-594-594.

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FIJI islands. secure, all new, large family home. enjoy sun, sand & tropical living, outstanding sea views, private golden sandy beach right out front. rental or Queenstown house swap. Ph. 021-324-146.

Dry Old Man Pine $80 p.m. Dry Macrocarpa $90 p.m. Blue Gum $90 p.m. Dry Native Beech $120 p.m. Free delivery. Town & Country Wood Supplies Ph./text 027-231-4787.

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QUEENSTOWN FIREWOOD Certified Measure Willow $75 p.m. Pine $80 p.m. Oregon $85 p.m. Macrocarpa $95 p.m. Blue Gum $100 p.m. Bags Kindling $10 Ph. Terry 027-288-5968.

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Blue Gum $99/cubic m. Macrocarpa $85/cubic m.

Oregon $85/cubic m. Bags of Manuka $18 each Bags of Kindling $10 each

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SUnSHInE Bay, large 1 bedroom, furnished, downstairs flat, $280 p.w. OsP, great views. Ph./text 021-114-6111.

Dry Old Man Pine $80, dry Willow $65. Free delivery. Ph./txt Mark 027-223-7805.

QUEEnSToWn car finder. Private, business, tourism. Buy direct from Japan & save. We can help you locate & import your next vehicle. With over 20 years’ experience. Ph. Francis 442-3008 or 0210-255-0845.

ARROWTOWN FIREWOOD DRY Old Man Pine $75 P.C.M.

1994 RAV4, 2L, 2 door, auto, 201,000km, cambelt done at 130,000km, reg & WOF. excellent condition, $4500 ono. Ph. 021-1664626.

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CABIn to share with friendly female, $140 p.w., close to town. Ph. 022-046-0398. FLATMATE wanted, Goldfield heights. tidy, honest & easygoing. Please ph. 027-629-4455.

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ACCOMMODATION WANTED RooM wanted to rent, either studio or flat with others, for 22 year old female. up to $200 p.w. including expenses. Ph./ text 027-823-4127.

ANGLICANS WELCOME YOU Every Sunday Holy Communion St Paul's Arrowtown 9am St Peter's Queenstown 10.30am Weddings and baptisms by arrangement. David Coles, Vicar of Wakatipu,

Ph. 442-8391 www.stpeters.co.nz

WAKATIPU COMMUNITY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 9am St Margaret’s, Frankton. 9am St John’s, Arrowtown. 9am Manna Cafe, St Andrew’s, Queenstown. 10.45am St Andrew’s, Qtown. 3pm Wakatipu Home. 7pm Global Worship, St Andrew’s, Queenstown. Rev. Ian Guy - 441-4900. Office open Tue-Fri, 9am-2pm. Ph. 441-4250. wpchurch@xtra.co.nz

QUEEnSToWn Mews timeshare, 2 weeks. centrally located, sunny, 3 bedroom apartment. $8000 for 2 weeks or $5000 for 1 week. Ph. Justin 0274-548-441. ToPSoIL for sale, unscreened, $25 plus Gst per cubic M. Pick up in Frankton or delivery available. Ph. 0210-811-6640.

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FIRST floor office space, north facing, great view, 120 sqm. Minimal fit out required. Glenda Drive. Ph. 441-4492 or 027-229-5848.

Need a Queenstown room for 2 weeks? $100 p.w. Nice room/flat, furnished, August 4 to 18. Ph. 0274-747-503.

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RAV 4 sports, white, 3 door, plenty of extras, very low mileage, immaculate condition, as good as new for half the price. reluctant sale, called back to uk. $14,500. Ph. 027-966-9530.

CoAL, bulk lots home delivered Queenstown, Fernhill, Dalefield, arrowtown, kelvin heights. Bookings essential, call for more info or flyer 0800-111-221.

REMARKABLES TOWING Cheap storage. Free car removal. We also buy cars, any make or model. Ph. 027-603-4140.

FIREWooD. Dry split Old Man Pine/ Douglas Fir mix, $80 per cubic m. Free delivery on 3 cubic m or more. small delivery truck. Ph. 021-928-565.

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GIBBSTon grey schist/rock & Gibbston green schist for sale. Digger rock, landscaping rock, guillotined schist. call for pricing. Ph. Mark 0274-957-627 or visit www.gibbstonstonequarry-xtra. co.nz

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TALL, large vintage macrocarpa desk with drawers, $200 ono. Ph. 027-629-4455. ToDDLER’S hot Wheels bike with training wheels, $40. Ph. 442-2317. TRITon trekker mountain buggy, toddler seat, extra wheel, sun & rain cover, $80 ono. Ph. 027-963-1184.

WooDEn dining table, $50. small round coffee table, $20. small square coffee table, $20. Ph. 441-4780 or 027-422-1394.

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$200 & UNDER ALCoVE niche, plaster, beautiful & ornate, approximately 1.2m high x 0.5m wide, $60. ph. 442-9552. AnTIQUE occasional table, $160. Ph. 027-629-4455. CAR cover, suV, used only once, $30. Ph. 441-1266. DoUBLE bed, mattress & base with headboard, $100. Ph. 0274-838-015. 2 HEATERS, oil, 11 fin $25, 7 fin $15. Ph. 441-1266. KID’S skis, ex rental rossignol 100cm, $90. kid’s head boots, 19.5, $80. Ph. 442-2317. KID’S avanti 16” bike, $100. Ph. 442-2317.

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TRADE PERSONAL AnIMAL skin tanning services. Let me tan your hide. Ph. adam cowie 03-217-1269 or 027-281-3026. email: adam@animalskintanningservices.co.nz www.animalskintanningservices.co.nz EXPERIEnCED drainlayer, good shovel/ spade skills & very capable of fixing any water leaks or problems with your drains & installing new. Ph. Glen 0210-758003 for rates or quote.

FIX IT LTD Est. 2005 Maintenance/renovation/ landscape/carpentry/suspended ceilings/plasterboard fixing &

KInG single bed & innersprung mattress, $170. Ph. 441-4780 or 027-422-1394.

stopping. Ph. Wal 027-244-4336.

LARGE office desk, $100. swivel chair, $50. Ph. 441-4780 or 027-422-1394.

INTERIOR PLASTERING AND PAINTING

LARGE oval office table, $150 ono. Ph. 441-4780 or 027-422-1394.

For a quality finish at a competitive price. Get your free quote now and save $$$. Russell Moore Ltd Ph. 0274-360-220, 442-2187 a.h.

5 LoVELY large garden/patio pots, $150 the lot. Ph. 027-629-4455. SHEEPSKIn coats, very warm, men’s size 40, women’s size 14, $100 each. Ph. 441-1266. SInGLE sleepyhead mattress & base, good condition, $80. Ph. 027-6969867.

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6am Te Karere R  6.30 Country Calendar R 7.00 Rural Delivery 7.30 Fair Go R  8.00 The Claim Game R 8.30 60-minute Makeover 9.30 Come Dine With Me Omnibus (PGR) Noon There’s No Taste Like Home 1.00 Annabel Langbein: The FreeRange Cook R  1.30 Jamie’s 30-minute Meals  2.00 The Chase R 3.00 Four Weddings (PGR) R  4.00 First Crossings R  5.00 Robson’s Extreme Fishing Challenge R  6.00 One News  7.00 Country Calendar  7.30 Coasters (PGR)  8.00 Dishing Up Australia With Al Brown Melbourne delivers on the food front; Al travels to the Grampians to showcase the food on offer in the mountains. 8.30 Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries (AO) A young man with a blue tattoo lies cradled in Phryne’s arms, but this time it is murder. 9.45 Film: Dr No (PGR) 1963 Action. 11.55 Film: Run, Fat Boy, Run (AO) 2007 Comedy Drama 1.55 Emmerdale (PG) R  3.55 Infomercials 5.30 The Key Of David

6am Special Agent Oso R  6.25 Buzzy Bee And Friends  6.35 Pocoyo R  6.40 Jake And The Neverland Pirates R  7.05 Stitch! R  7.25 Matt Hatter Chronicles  7.50 Phineas And Ferb R  8.15 Generator Rex R  8.40 Sym-Bionic Titan R  9.05 Angry Birds Toons  9.10 Adventure Time (PGR) R  9.35 Regular Show PGR  10.00 Totes Maori 10.30 Neighbours Omnibus  1.00 Shipwrecked — The Island 2.00 NEW The Amazing Race Australia PGR  3.40 Mad R  3.50 Dream Home R  4.55 America’s Funniest Home Videos R  5.25 According To Jim R  6.00 Wipeout USA  7.00 Dream Home — Offcuts  7.30 The Voice Australia  8.00 Lotto 8.05 The Voice Australia Continued  9.40 Film: The Ex (AO) 2006 Comedy. 11.30 Film: I Could Never Be Your Woman (PGR) 2007 Romantic Comedy 1.25 Film: Feast Of Love (AO) 2007 Drama 3.20 The Celebrity Apprentice R

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6am Charles Stanley R 6.30 Gone Fishin’ R 7.00 Outdoors With Geoff R 7.30 Knight Rider R 8.30 Infomercials 9.30 The Nation 10.25 Both Worlds 11.00 3rd Degree Noon The Little Couple R 12.30 The Little Couple R 1.05 The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (PGR) R 2.05 Pregnant In Heels R 3.05 The New Normal (PGR) 3.40 House Rules R 5.00 Outdoors With Geoff 5.30 The Fishing Show 6.00 3 News 7.00 Jamie’s 15-minute Meals  7.30 Ice-Road Truckers (PGR)  8.30 SVU (AO) An actress’s sexual assault is mistaken for a performance by a theatre audience.  9.30 Blue Bloods (AO) After an off-duty police officer is murdered when she stumbles on a diamond robbery, the investigation reveals the thieves are connected to a retired mafia boss. 10.25 Outrageous Fortune (AO) R  11.25 Criminal Intent (AO) 12.25 Infomercials 5.00 Hillsong 5.30 Charles Stanley

6am Sesame Street R 6.55 Pingu R 7.00 Rocko’s Modern Life R 7.30 Invader Zim R 7.55 All Grown Up R 8.20 Scaredy Squirrel R 8.40 Hot Wheels Battle Force 5 — Fused R 9.05 Redakai R 9.55 Infomercials 2.00 Sesame Street R 2.55 Peppa Pig R 3.00 Barney And Friends R 3.30 Bryan And Bobby R 3.40 Pukana M 4.05 What’s Up, Warthogs? R 4.30 Kenan And Kel R 5.05 Mr Young R 5.30 Big Time Rush R 6.00 The Simpsons R  6.30 Film: Beethoven’s 2nd (PGR) 1993 Comedy. 8.20 FINAL The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills (PGR) 9.20 Millionaire Matchmaker (PGR) 10.20 Excused (AO) 10.45 Million-Dollar Cash Game (PGR) 11.45 Infomercials

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6am LIVE: Golf — World Golf 6am Criminal Minds (16VS) 6am The Ultimate Fighter Aussie v 7.00am Queen Sized (PGL) 2008 6am Home Shopping Drama. Championships Bridgestone 6.50 The Simpsons (PG) UK 11.30 Whose Line Is It Anyway? 8.30 One For The Money (MVL) Invitational — Round Two. 7.15 Fear Factor (M) 7.00 Grassroots Rugby UK R 2011 Comedy. Katherine Heigl, 8.10 The Simpsons Super From Firestone Country Club 8.00 Cricket — International 12.15 Rugby League — NRL Jason O’Mara. in Akron, Ohio. Saturday (PG) A marathon of England v Australia — Second Highlights. 10.05 Chronicle (MVL) 2012 Sci-fi. 10.00 Golf — Women’s Britsh The Simpsons episodes Test, Day Two. 12.45 The Crowd Goes Wild Open Highlights. 10.15 RAW (MC) 10.00 Athletics — IAAF Diamond 11.30 Twilight Saga — Breaking Omnibus R Dawn Part 1 (MVS) 2011 11.00 Golf World 1.10 24 Marathon (MVLS) League Highlights. London, 2.45 Must Be The Music R 4.25 Madagascar R On the east of 11.30 Sport 365 Fantasy Drama. Kirsten 4.30 The Simpsons Super Day One. Madagascar, where mountains Noon UFC 163 Countdown Stewart, Robert Pattinson. Saturday (PG) A marathon of 11.00 Athletics — IAAF Diamond rise from the Indian Ocean, 1.25 Like Crazy (MLS) 2011 1.00 Cricket — International The Simpsons episodes. League Highlights. London, live ring-tailed lemurs, jewelled Drama. Felicity Jones, Anton England v Australia — Third 7.00 The Simpsons (PG) Day Two geckos, and predatory wasps. Yelchin. Test, Day Two. Replay 7.30 Lie To Me (MV) Cal Noon Rugby League — NRL 5.30 Prime News 2.55 Fright Night (MVL) 2011 coverage of the last two hours investigates the leader of a Highlights 6.00 Conviction Kitchen Horror. Anton Yelchin, Colin at Old Trafford in Manchester. self-help empire. Things get 12.30 LIVE: Rugby League — 7.00 Storage Wars Farrell. 3.00 Rugby — Super Rugby personal as he suspects the Holden Cup Warriors U20 v 7.30 Secret Millionaire UK 4.40 Cowboys And Aliens (MV) Replay. Semi-final One — group of theatening him and Sharks U20. Bradley Reback retired at 42, 2011 Action. Chiefs v Crusaders. his daughter. 2.30 LIVE: Rugby League — but now explores another side 6.40 Here Comes The Boom 5.00 Rugby — Super Rugby 8.30 Sons Of Anarcy (16VLS) Warriors Cup Final. to unemployment as he moves (MVL) 2012 Comedy. Kevin Replay. Semi-final Two — In the wake of a great tragedy, 4.30 LIVE: Rugby League — NRL into a decrepit camper van, James, Salma Hayek. Bulls v Brumbies. the club must re-evaluate their Warriors v Sharks. meeting the unemployed of 8.30 The Descendants (ML) 2011 7.00 LIVE: Rugby — Super bonds of brotherhood. 7.00 LIVE: Rugby League — NRL Brighton. Drama. George Clooney, Rugby Final — New Zealand 9.30 WWW Hall Of Fame (MC) Eels v Sea Eagles. 8.35 Wife Swap UK (AO) Shailene Woodley. Placeholder. The WWE Superstars, Divas 9.30 LIVE: Rugby League — NRL 9.40 Super Rugby 10.30 Premium Rush (MVL) 2012 9.35 LIVE: Rugby — Super and Legends class of 2013 is Cowboys v Rabbitohs 11.40 Rugby League — NRL Thriller. Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Rugby — Final — Australia enshrined into the WWE Hall 11.30 Rugby League — NRL Championship Delayed. Michael Shannon. Placeholder. of Fame. Replay. Warriors v Sharks. Warriors v Sharks. 12.00 Faces In The Crowd (16V) 12.00 LIVE: Golf — Women’s 10.40 The Unit (MV) 1.30 Rugby League — NRL Replay. Cowboys v Rabbitohs. 1.30 Home Shopping 2011 Horror. Milla Jovovich, British Open Round Three. 11.35 Chuck (MVS) 3.30 Rugby League — NRL Julian McMahon. 4.00 Grassroots Rugby 12.30 24 Marathon (MVLS) Highlights 1.45 Making Of Safe House (MVL) 5.05 LIVE: Rugby — Super 3.00 Sons Of Anarchy (16VLS) 4.00 LIVE: Golf — World Golf 2012 Rugby Final — South African 3.50 Chuck (MVS) Championship Round Three. 2.10 Fright Night (MVL) 2011 Placeholder. 4.45 24 (MVLS) 5.30 Total Rugby Horror. 5.35 The Simpsons (PG) 3.55 Like Crazy (MLS) 2011 Drama. 5.25 Cowboys and Aliens (MV) 2011 Action.

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6am Rural Delivery 6.30 Sunday R 7.20 Tagata Pasifika R 7.50 Praise Be 8.20 Attitude  8.50 Q+A A local political affairs programme 9.50 Marae Investigates 10.20 Waka Huia 10.50 Neighbourhood R 11.20 Coronation Street Omnibus 1.35 The Voice Australia R 6.00 One News  7.00 Sunday  8.00 The Food Truck (PGR) Chef Michael van de Elzen must think outside the box on how to create healthy German takeaways for the crowds at the Auckland Beer Festival. 8.30 Call The Midwife (PGR) Nurse Jenny Lee finds the Nonnatus House community gathered to wish her a happy birthday before she goes to the cinema, but her good cheer is short-lived. 9.40 Mr Selfridge (PGR) 10.40 Winners And Losers (PGR) R 11.40 Q+A R 12.50 Call 911 (PGR) R 1.20 Emmerdale (PGR) R  3.30 Infomercials 5.30 Believer’s Voice Of Victory

6am Special Agent Oso R  6.25 Mickey Mouse Clubhouse R 6.50 Fireman Sam R  7.00 What Now? 10.00 Shortland Street Omnibus (PGR) Noon Honey, I Shrunk The Kids (PGR) 1989 2.00 The Lying Game (PGR) 3.00 The Neighbours R  4.00 Ellen 4.30 The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air R  5.00 Hart Of Dixie  6.00 Girl v Boy  6.30 The War At Home  7.00 Neighbours At War (PGR)  7.30 The Big Bang Theory (PGR) R 8.00 Mike And Molly (PGR) Molly goes on a shopping spree after Mike storms off over a disagreement and disappears at the mall.  8.30 Film: Bad Teacher (AO) 2011 Comedy 10.20 Film: The Haunting In Connecticut (PGR) 2009 Drama 12.25 The Walking Dead (AO) R  2.05 Final Witness (AO) R  2.50 Infomercials 3.25 20/20 R 4.10 It Is Written R 4.40 Anderson Live R 5.30 Infomercials

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6am Life TV 6.30 Brian Houston @ Hillsong TV 7.00 Charles Stanley 8.00 The Nation 9.00 Three60 9.30 Think Tank 10.00 Home And Away Omnibus 11.55 Entertainment Tonight Weekend 1.00 King Of Dirt R 1.30 King Of Dirt R 2.00 111 Emergency (PGR) R  2.30 Noise Control (PGR) R  3.00 Motorsport — New Zealand Motocross Grand Prix From Taupo. 3.25 Motorsport — The Classic Rally Of Otago 3.50 Motorsport — Speedway Grand Prix Round five from Cardiff 5.00 Wild Life At The Zoo  5.30 Big Angry Fish (PGR) 6.00 3 News 7.00 Film: Ice Age (PGR) R 2002 Animated. 8.45 Best Of The Graham Norton Show (PGR) R 9.45 Would I Lie To You? UK (AO) 10.25 Film: United 93 (AO) R 2006 Drama 12.45 Infomercials 5.00 Joyce Meyer 5.30 Brian Houston @ Hillsong TV

6am Sesame Street R 6.55 Pingu R 7.00 Rocko’s Modern Life R 7.30 Invader Zim R 7.55 All Grown Up R 8.20 Scaredy Squirrel R 8.40 Go, Diego, Go! R 9.05 Wonder Pets R 9.30 Dora The Explorer R 9.55 Sticky TV Omnibus Noon Infomercials 2.00 Sesame Street R 2.55 Peppa Pig R 3.00 Barney And Friends R 3.30 Bryan And Bobby R 3.40 Pukana M 4.05 What’s Up, Warthogs? R 4.30 Victorius R 5.00 Mr Young R 5.30 The Suite Life On Deck R 6.00 Sabrina The Teenage Witch 6.30 Sabrina The Teenage Witch 7.00 Raising Hope (PGR) 7.30 Top Chef (PGR) 8.30 How I Met Your Mother (PGR) R 9.00 Rules Of Engagement (PGR) R 9.30 Rob (AO) 9.55 It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (AO) 10.25 The League (AO) 10.55 Entertainment Tonight Weekend 11.50 Infomercials

PRIME

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6am Religious Programming 8am Rugby League — NRL 6am LIVE: Golf — World Golf 10.30 Sport Box Replay Championship Round Three. Noon Rugby League — NRL 10.00 Rugby League — NRL At Firestone Country Club in Championship Highlights. Replay Akron, Ohio. Eels v Sea Eagles. Noon Golf — World Golf 10.00 Golf — Women’s British 1.00 Hot Property R Championship Highlights. Open Highlights. Round 1.30 Getaway R 1.00 Cricket — International Three. From the Old Course, 2.00 Grassroots Rugby England v Australia — Third St Andrews Links, Scotland. 2.55 The Magicians (PGR) R Test, Day Three. 11.00 Rugby — Super Rugby 4.00 Super Rugby Highlights 3.00 Surfing — ASP Men’s Replay 5.00 The View From River World Championship Tour 1.30 LIVE: Rugby Leage — Cottage R Highlights. Volcom Fiji Pro. Holden Cup Raiders U20 5.30 Prime News 3.30 Rugby — Super Rugby v Storm U20. At Canberra 6.00 Millionaire — Hot Seat  Highlights. Final Stadium in Canberra. 6.30 Nigella Bites 4.00 Red Bull Chronicles 3.30 LIVE: Rugby League — NRL 7.00 Storage Wars 4.30 Athletics — IAAF Diamond Raiders v Storm. At Canberra 7.30 Top Gear (PGR) Jeremy League Highlights. London, Stadium in Canberra Clarkson tests the Ferrari Day One. 6.00 Sky Sport — What’s On F12 in Scotland; Richard 5.30 Athletics — IAAD Diamond 6.30 Golf — Womens British Hammond harnesses the League Highlights. London, Open Highlights. power of motorsport to find the Day Two 7.30 Golf — World Golf world’s best taxi. 6.30 Red Bull Chronicles Championship Highlights. 8.45 Weekend Murders — 7.00 Cricket — International 8.30 Rugby League — NRL Thorne: Scardy Cat (AO) Highlights. England v Australia Replay Thorne’s investigation into the 7.30 Rugby — Super 10.30 Motorpsort — FIA World muder of a mother killed in Rugby Replay. Final. Rally Championship front of her son, turns into a 10.00 Sky Sport — Whats On Highlights. case of power and submission, 10.30 Rugby League — NRL 11.00 Golf— Women’s Britsh Open with two copy-cat killers on the Replay. Raiders v Storm Highlights loose. 12.30 Motosport — FIA World Rally 12.00 LIVE: Golf — Women’s 11.25 Killing Time (AO) R Championship Highlights. British Open Round Four 12.30 Home Shopping Finland, Day One. 4.00 LIVE: Golf — World Golf 1.00 Motorsport — FIA World Championship Round Four Rally Championship 5.30 Sky Sport — What’s On Highlights. Finland, Day Two. 1.30 LIVE: Cycling — RideLondon-Surrey Classic 5.30 Rugby — Super Rugby Highlights. Final.

SKY MOVIES 7.20 Making Of Tower Heist 7.35 Here Comes The Boom (MVL) 2012 Comedy. Kevin James, Salma Hayek. 9.25 Premium Rush (MVL) 2012 Thriller. 10.55 The Making Of Safe House (MVL) 11.20 The Descendants (ML) 2011 Drama. 1.15 Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2 (MV) 2011 Adventure. Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson. 3.25 This Means War (MVLS) 2012 Comedy. 5.05 Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes (MV) 2011 Action. James Franco, Freida Pinto. 6.50 Gone (MVL) 2012 Thriller. Amanda Seyfried. 8.30 The Watch (16VLS) 2012 Comedy. Four suburban men form a neighbourhood-watch group discover their town has become overrun with aliens posing as ordinary suburbanites. Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn. 10.15 Killer Elite (16VL) 2011 Action. Jason Statham, Clive Owen. 12.10 The Girl With The Dragon Tatoo (16VLS) 2011 Thriller. 2.45 Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2 (MV) 2011 Adventure. 4.55 The Watch (16VLS) 2012 Comedy.

THE BOX 6am 24 Marathon (MVLS) 9.20 The Unit (MV) The team tries to identify and take out a nuclear weapons dealer who also traffics in young girls; the wives adjust to their new identities. 10.10 The Simpsons Super Sunday (PG) A marathon of The Simpsons episodes 12.15 Lie To Me (MV) Cal investigates the leader of a self-help empire, and things get personal. 1.05 Sons Of Anarchy (16VLS) 1.55 WWE Hall Of Fame (MC) 3.00 RAW (MC) 5.45 WWE Main Event (MC) 6.45 SmackDown! (MC) 8.30 Camelot (16VLS) Disguised as Igraine, Morgan causes chaos at Camelot, while the real Igraine eventually escapes. 9.30 Falling Skies (MV) The Second Mass pushes on to Charleston, but some are still grieving the group’s recent losses; Weaver learns more about Tector’s background before the invasion. 10.30 Monk (PGV) 11.30 WWE Main Event (MC) 12.25 SmackDown! (MC) 2.05 Camelot (16VLS) 3.00 Falling Skies (MV) 3.50 Family Business (18S) 4.20 Monk (PGV) 5.10 Lie To Me (MV)

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Latest diagnostic equipment Genuine parts Barry Moore Owner/Operator 13 years experience 11 Margaret Place Frankton 0800 2 DEVELOP Mon to Fri 8am-5pm

PAInTER, 25 years’ experience. interior/ exterior, new housing specialist or redec work. Ph. shane 0274-927-653 or email: campbellsklb@gmail.com for a free, no obligation quote. sc Painting, Queenstown.

PICTURE FRAMING All works or art professionally framed. Good range of mouldings. For creative framing with the "WOW" factor.

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IT’S NOT ‘COMING SOON’, IT’S HERE now AT COOKE HOWLISON. Our big MINI family of 7, are lined up and revving to go. From MINI Ray at $29,200 to the bigger 4 door MINI Countryman, there’s a MINI to suit every personality and every need. Head on over to Cooke Howlison’s to have an ogle at the range, all fully stocked with head-turning flair and beyond normal driving experience. Cooke Howlison MINI Garage, 451 Andersons Bay Road, Dunedin, 03 466 4903.


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BEDSIT, Fernhill, fully furnished, self contained, $200 p.w. including power. Ph. 442-7891. 2 BEDRooM unit, Gum Lane. Lake views, parking, sun, quiet cul-de-sac. available 2nd august, $350 p.w. Ph. 0274-915603.

CEnTRAL, 2 bedroom, 2 bath, fully furnished apartment. includes sky tV, covered carpark, Free underfloor heating (ca). 4 weeks’ bond & 1 week’s rent in advance, $530 p.w. available now. Ph. 442-4868.

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DUnEDIn apartments, 1 & 2 bedroom self-contained, auto washer/ drier, etc. Playground, adjacent university, hospital. Woodlands Motels & apartments, 594 Great king street. Ph. 0508-594-594.

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FIJI islands. secure, all new, large family home. enjoy sun, sand & tropical living, outstanding sea views, private golden sandy beach right out front. rental or Queenstown house swap. Ph. 021-324-146.

Dry Old Man Pine $80 p.m. Dry Macrocarpa $90 p.m. Blue Gum $90 p.m. Dry Native Beech $120 p.m. Free delivery. Town & Country Wood Supplies Ph./text 027-231-4787.

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QUEENSTOWN FIREWOOD Certified Measure Willow $75 p.m. Pine $80 p.m. Oregon $85 p.m. Macrocarpa $95 p.m. Blue Gum $100 p.m. Bags Kindling $10 Ph. Terry 027-288-5968.

ADULTS' DANCE CLASS New 8 week block starting Thursday August 8th. Mix of jazz, hip hop and contemporary dance. All levels. More info at:

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SUPERIOR FIREWOOD

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Blue Gum $99/cubic m. Macrocarpa $85/cubic m.

Oregon $85/cubic m. Bags of Manuka $18 each Bags of Kindling $10 each

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SUnSHInE Bay, large 1 bedroom, furnished, downstairs flat, $280 p.w. OsP, great views. Ph./text 021-114-6111.

Dry Old Man Pine $80, dry Willow $65. Free delivery. Ph./txt Mark 027-223-7805.

QUEEnSToWn car finder. Private, business, tourism. Buy direct from Japan & save. We can help you locate & import your next vehicle. With over 20 years’ experience. Ph. Francis 442-3008 or 0210-255-0845.

ARROWTOWN FIREWOOD DRY Old Man Pine $75 P.C.M.

1994 RAV4, 2L, 2 door, auto, 201,000km, cambelt done at 130,000km, reg & WOF. excellent condition, $4500 ono. Ph. 021-1664626.

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CABIn to share with friendly female, $140 p.w., close to town. Ph. 022-046-0398. FLATMATE wanted, Goldfield heights. tidy, honest & easygoing. Please ph. 027-629-4455.

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ACCOMMODATION WANTED RooM wanted to rent, either studio or flat with others, for 22 year old female. up to $200 p.w. including expenses. Ph./ text 027-823-4127.

ANGLICANS WELCOME YOU Every Sunday Holy Communion St Paul's Arrowtown 9am St Peter's Queenstown 10.30am Weddings and baptisms by arrangement. David Coles, Vicar of Wakatipu,

Ph. 442-8391 www.stpeters.co.nz

WAKATIPU COMMUNITY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 9am St Margaret’s, Frankton. 9am St John’s, Arrowtown. 9am Manna Cafe, St Andrew’s, Queenstown. 10.45am St Andrew’s, Qtown. 3pm Wakatipu Home. 7pm Global Worship, St Andrew’s, Queenstown. Rev. Ian Guy - 441-4900. Office open Tue-Fri, 9am-2pm. Ph. 441-4250. wpchurch@xtra.co.nz

QUEEnSToWn Mews timeshare, 2 weeks. centrally located, sunny, 3 bedroom apartment. $8000 for 2 weeks or $5000 for 1 week. Ph. Justin 0274-548-441. ToPSoIL for sale, unscreened, $25 plus Gst per cubic M. Pick up in Frankton or delivery available. Ph. 0210-811-6640.

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FIRST floor office space, north facing, great view, 120 sqm. Minimal fit out required. Glenda Drive. Ph. 441-4492 or 027-229-5848.

Need a Queenstown room for 2 weeks? $100 p.w. Nice room/flat, furnished, August 4 to 18. Ph. 0274-747-503.

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RAV 4 sports, white, 3 door, plenty of extras, very low mileage, immaculate condition, as good as new for half the price. reluctant sale, called back to uk. $14,500. Ph. 027-966-9530.

CoAL, bulk lots home delivered Queenstown, Fernhill, Dalefield, arrowtown, kelvin heights. Bookings essential, call for more info or flyer 0800-111-221.

REMARKABLES TOWING Cheap storage. Free car removal. We also buy cars, any make or model. Ph. 027-603-4140.

FIREWooD. Dry split Old Man Pine/ Douglas Fir mix, $80 per cubic m. Free delivery on 3 cubic m or more. small delivery truck. Ph. 021-928-565.

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Old Man Pine $75/c.m. Oregon $80/c.m Macrocarpa $80/c.m. Blue Gum $85/c.m. Native Rata $150/c.m. Ph. 027-270-6965.

GIBBSTon grey schist/rock & Gibbston green schist for sale. Digger rock, landscaping rock, guillotined schist. call for pricing. Ph. Mark 0274-957-627 or visit www.gibbstonstonequarry-xtra. co.nz

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TALL, large vintage macrocarpa desk with drawers, $200 ono. Ph. 027-629-4455. ToDDLER’S hot Wheels bike with training wheels, $40. Ph. 442-2317. TRITon trekker mountain buggy, toddler seat, extra wheel, sun & rain cover, $80 ono. Ph. 027-963-1184.

WooDEn dining table, $50. small round coffee table, $20. small square coffee table, $20. Ph. 441-4780 or 027-422-1394.

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$200 & UNDER ALCoVE niche, plaster, beautiful & ornate, approximately 1.2m high x 0.5m wide, $60. ph. 442-9552. AnTIQUE occasional table, $160. Ph. 027-629-4455. CAR cover, suV, used only once, $30. Ph. 441-1266. DoUBLE bed, mattress & base with headboard, $100. Ph. 0274-838-015. 2 HEATERS, oil, 11 fin $25, 7 fin $15. Ph. 441-1266. KID’S skis, ex rental rossignol 100cm, $90. kid’s head boots, 19.5, $80. Ph. 442-2317. KID’S avanti 16” bike, $100. Ph. 442-2317.

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LARGE office desk, $100. swivel chair, $50. Ph. 441-4780 or 027-422-1394.

INTERIOR PLASTERING AND PAINTING

LARGE oval office table, $150 ono. Ph. 441-4780 or 027-422-1394.

For a quality finish at a competitive price. Get your free quote now and save $$$. Russell Moore Ltd Ph. 0274-360-220, 442-2187 a.h.

5 LoVELY large garden/patio pots, $150 the lot. Ph. 027-629-4455. SHEEPSKIn coats, very warm, men’s size 40, women’s size 14, $100 each. Ph. 441-1266. SInGLE sleepyhead mattress & base, good condition, $80. Ph. 027-6969867.

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6am Te Karere R  6.30 Country Calendar R 7.00 Rural Delivery 7.30 Fair Go R  8.00 The Claim Game R 8.30 60-minute Makeover 9.30 Come Dine With Me Omnibus (PGR) Noon There’s No Taste Like Home 1.00 Annabel Langbein: The FreeRange Cook R  1.30 Jamie’s 30-minute Meals  2.00 The Chase R 3.00 Four Weddings (PGR) R  4.00 First Crossings R  5.00 Robson’s Extreme Fishing Challenge R  6.00 One News  7.00 Country Calendar  7.30 Coasters (PGR)  8.00 Dishing Up Australia With Al Brown Melbourne delivers on the food front; Al travels to the Grampians to showcase the food on offer in the mountains. 8.30 Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries (AO) A young man with a blue tattoo lies cradled in Phryne’s arms, but this time it is murder. 9.45 Film: Dr No (PGR) 1963 Action. 11.55 Film: Run, Fat Boy, Run (AO) 2007 Comedy Drama 1.55 Emmerdale (PG) R  3.55 Infomercials 5.30 The Key Of David

6am Special Agent Oso R  6.25 Buzzy Bee And Friends  6.35 Pocoyo R  6.40 Jake And The Neverland Pirates R  7.05 Stitch! R  7.25 Matt Hatter Chronicles  7.50 Phineas And Ferb R  8.15 Generator Rex R  8.40 Sym-Bionic Titan R  9.05 Angry Birds Toons  9.10 Adventure Time (PGR) R  9.35 Regular Show PGR  10.00 Totes Maori 10.30 Neighbours Omnibus  1.00 Shipwrecked — The Island 2.00 NEW The Amazing Race Australia PGR  3.40 Mad R  3.50 Dream Home R  4.55 America’s Funniest Home Videos R  5.25 According To Jim R  6.00 Wipeout USA  7.00 Dream Home — Offcuts  7.30 The Voice Australia  8.00 Lotto 8.05 The Voice Australia Continued  9.40 Film: The Ex (AO) 2006 Comedy. 11.30 Film: I Could Never Be Your Woman (PGR) 2007 Romantic Comedy 1.25 Film: Feast Of Love (AO) 2007 Drama 3.20 The Celebrity Apprentice R

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6am Charles Stanley R 6.30 Gone Fishin’ R 7.00 Outdoors With Geoff R 7.30 Knight Rider R 8.30 Infomercials 9.30 The Nation 10.25 Both Worlds 11.00 3rd Degree Noon The Little Couple R 12.30 The Little Couple R 1.05 The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (PGR) R 2.05 Pregnant In Heels R 3.05 The New Normal (PGR) 3.40 House Rules R 5.00 Outdoors With Geoff 5.30 The Fishing Show 6.00 3 News 7.00 Jamie’s 15-minute Meals  7.30 Ice-Road Truckers (PGR)  8.30 SVU (AO) An actress’s sexual assault is mistaken for a performance by a theatre audience.  9.30 Blue Bloods (AO) After an off-duty police officer is murdered when she stumbles on a diamond robbery, the investigation reveals the thieves are connected to a retired mafia boss. 10.25 Outrageous Fortune (AO) R  11.25 Criminal Intent (AO) 12.25 Infomercials 5.00 Hillsong 5.30 Charles Stanley

6am Sesame Street R 6.55 Pingu R 7.00 Rocko’s Modern Life R 7.30 Invader Zim R 7.55 All Grown Up R 8.20 Scaredy Squirrel R 8.40 Hot Wheels Battle Force 5 — Fused R 9.05 Redakai R 9.55 Infomercials 2.00 Sesame Street R 2.55 Peppa Pig R 3.00 Barney And Friends R 3.30 Bryan And Bobby R 3.40 Pukana M 4.05 What’s Up, Warthogs? R 4.30 Kenan And Kel R 5.05 Mr Young R 5.30 Big Time Rush R 6.00 The Simpsons R  6.30 Film: Beethoven’s 2nd (PGR) 1993 Comedy. 8.20 FINAL The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills (PGR) 9.20 Millionaire Matchmaker (PGR) 10.20 Excused (AO) 10.45 Million-Dollar Cash Game (PGR) 11.45 Infomercials

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SKY MOVIES

THE BOX

6am LIVE: Golf — World Golf 6am Criminal Minds (16VS) 6am The Ultimate Fighter Aussie v 7.00am Queen Sized (PGL) 2008 6am Home Shopping Drama. Championships Bridgestone 6.50 The Simpsons (PG) UK 11.30 Whose Line Is It Anyway? 8.30 One For The Money (MVL) Invitational — Round Two. 7.15 Fear Factor (M) 7.00 Grassroots Rugby UK R 2011 Comedy. Katherine Heigl, 8.10 The Simpsons Super From Firestone Country Club 8.00 Cricket — International 12.15 Rugby League — NRL Jason O’Mara. in Akron, Ohio. Saturday (PG) A marathon of England v Australia — Second Highlights. 10.05 Chronicle (MVL) 2012 Sci-fi. 10.00 Golf — Women’s Britsh The Simpsons episodes Test, Day Two. 12.45 The Crowd Goes Wild Open Highlights. 10.15 RAW (MC) 10.00 Athletics — IAAF Diamond 11.30 Twilight Saga — Breaking Omnibus R Dawn Part 1 (MVS) 2011 11.00 Golf World 1.10 24 Marathon (MVLS) League Highlights. London, 2.45 Must Be The Music R 4.25 Madagascar R On the east of 11.30 Sport 365 Fantasy Drama. Kirsten 4.30 The Simpsons Super Day One. Madagascar, where mountains Noon UFC 163 Countdown Stewart, Robert Pattinson. Saturday (PG) A marathon of 11.00 Athletics — IAAF Diamond rise from the Indian Ocean, 1.25 Like Crazy (MLS) 2011 1.00 Cricket — International The Simpsons episodes. League Highlights. London, live ring-tailed lemurs, jewelled Drama. Felicity Jones, Anton England v Australia — Third 7.00 The Simpsons (PG) Day Two geckos, and predatory wasps. Yelchin. Test, Day Two. Replay 7.30 Lie To Me (MV) Cal Noon Rugby League — NRL 5.30 Prime News 2.55 Fright Night (MVL) 2011 coverage of the last two hours investigates the leader of a Highlights 6.00 Conviction Kitchen Horror. Anton Yelchin, Colin at Old Trafford in Manchester. self-help empire. Things get 12.30 LIVE: Rugby League — 7.00 Storage Wars Farrell. 3.00 Rugby — Super Rugby personal as he suspects the Holden Cup Warriors U20 v 7.30 Secret Millionaire UK 4.40 Cowboys And Aliens (MV) Replay. Semi-final One — group of theatening him and Sharks U20. Bradley Reback retired at 42, 2011 Action. Chiefs v Crusaders. his daughter. 2.30 LIVE: Rugby League — but now explores another side 6.40 Here Comes The Boom 5.00 Rugby — Super Rugby 8.30 Sons Of Anarcy (16VLS) Warriors Cup Final. to unemployment as he moves (MVL) 2012 Comedy. Kevin Replay. Semi-final Two — In the wake of a great tragedy, 4.30 LIVE: Rugby League — NRL into a decrepit camper van, James, Salma Hayek. Bulls v Brumbies. the club must re-evaluate their Warriors v Sharks. meeting the unemployed of 8.30 The Descendants (ML) 2011 7.00 LIVE: Rugby — Super bonds of brotherhood. 7.00 LIVE: Rugby League — NRL Brighton. Drama. George Clooney, Rugby Final — New Zealand 9.30 WWW Hall Of Fame (MC) Eels v Sea Eagles. 8.35 Wife Swap UK (AO) Shailene Woodley. Placeholder. The WWE Superstars, Divas 9.30 LIVE: Rugby League — NRL 9.40 Super Rugby 10.30 Premium Rush (MVL) 2012 9.35 LIVE: Rugby — Super and Legends class of 2013 is Cowboys v Rabbitohs 11.40 Rugby League — NRL Thriller. Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Rugby — Final — Australia enshrined into the WWE Hall 11.30 Rugby League — NRL Championship Delayed. Michael Shannon. Placeholder. of Fame. Replay. Warriors v Sharks. Warriors v Sharks. 12.00 Faces In The Crowd (16V) 12.00 LIVE: Golf — Women’s 10.40 The Unit (MV) 1.30 Rugby League — NRL Replay. Cowboys v Rabbitohs. 1.30 Home Shopping 2011 Horror. Milla Jovovich, British Open Round Three. 11.35 Chuck (MVS) 3.30 Rugby League — NRL Julian McMahon. 4.00 Grassroots Rugby 12.30 24 Marathon (MVLS) Highlights 1.45 Making Of Safe House (MVL) 5.05 LIVE: Rugby — Super 3.00 Sons Of Anarchy (16VLS) 4.00 LIVE: Golf — World Golf 2012 Rugby Final — South African 3.50 Chuck (MVS) Championship Round Three. 2.10 Fright Night (MVL) 2011 Placeholder. 4.45 24 (MVLS) 5.30 Total Rugby Horror. 5.35 The Simpsons (PG) 3.55 Like Crazy (MLS) 2011 Drama. 5.25 Cowboys and Aliens (MV) 2011 Action.

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6am Rural Delivery 6.30 Sunday R 7.20 Tagata Pasifika R 7.50 Praise Be 8.20 Attitude  8.50 Q+A A local political affairs programme 9.50 Marae Investigates 10.20 Waka Huia 10.50 Neighbourhood R 11.20 Coronation Street Omnibus 1.35 The Voice Australia R 6.00 One News  7.00 Sunday  8.00 The Food Truck (PGR) Chef Michael van de Elzen must think outside the box on how to create healthy German takeaways for the crowds at the Auckland Beer Festival. 8.30 Call The Midwife (PGR) Nurse Jenny Lee finds the Nonnatus House community gathered to wish her a happy birthday before she goes to the cinema, but her good cheer is short-lived. 9.40 Mr Selfridge (PGR) 10.40 Winners And Losers (PGR) R 11.40 Q+A R 12.50 Call 911 (PGR) R 1.20 Emmerdale (PGR) R  3.30 Infomercials 5.30 Believer’s Voice Of Victory

6am Special Agent Oso R  6.25 Mickey Mouse Clubhouse R 6.50 Fireman Sam R  7.00 What Now? 10.00 Shortland Street Omnibus (PGR) Noon Honey, I Shrunk The Kids (PGR) 1989 2.00 The Lying Game (PGR) 3.00 The Neighbours R  4.00 Ellen 4.30 The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air R  5.00 Hart Of Dixie  6.00 Girl v Boy  6.30 The War At Home  7.00 Neighbours At War (PGR)  7.30 The Big Bang Theory (PGR) R 8.00 Mike And Molly (PGR) Molly goes on a shopping spree after Mike storms off over a disagreement and disappears at the mall.  8.30 Film: Bad Teacher (AO) 2011 Comedy 10.20 Film: The Haunting In Connecticut (PGR) 2009 Drama 12.25 The Walking Dead (AO) R  2.05 Final Witness (AO) R  2.50 Infomercials 3.25 20/20 R 4.10 It Is Written R 4.40 Anderson Live R 5.30 Infomercials

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6am Life TV 6.30 Brian Houston @ Hillsong TV 7.00 Charles Stanley 8.00 The Nation 9.00 Three60 9.30 Think Tank 10.00 Home And Away Omnibus 11.55 Entertainment Tonight Weekend 1.00 King Of Dirt R 1.30 King Of Dirt R 2.00 111 Emergency (PGR) R  2.30 Noise Control (PGR) R  3.00 Motorsport — New Zealand Motocross Grand Prix From Taupo. 3.25 Motorsport — The Classic Rally Of Otago 3.50 Motorsport — Speedway Grand Prix Round five from Cardiff 5.00 Wild Life At The Zoo  5.30 Big Angry Fish (PGR) 6.00 3 News 7.00 Film: Ice Age (PGR) R 2002 Animated. 8.45 Best Of The Graham Norton Show (PGR) R 9.45 Would I Lie To You? UK (AO) 10.25 Film: United 93 (AO) R 2006 Drama 12.45 Infomercials 5.00 Joyce Meyer 5.30 Brian Houston @ Hillsong TV

6am Sesame Street R 6.55 Pingu R 7.00 Rocko’s Modern Life R 7.30 Invader Zim R 7.55 All Grown Up R 8.20 Scaredy Squirrel R 8.40 Go, Diego, Go! R 9.05 Wonder Pets R 9.30 Dora The Explorer R 9.55 Sticky TV Omnibus Noon Infomercials 2.00 Sesame Street R 2.55 Peppa Pig R 3.00 Barney And Friends R 3.30 Bryan And Bobby R 3.40 Pukana M 4.05 What’s Up, Warthogs? R 4.30 Victorius R 5.00 Mr Young R 5.30 The Suite Life On Deck R 6.00 Sabrina The Teenage Witch 6.30 Sabrina The Teenage Witch 7.00 Raising Hope (PGR) 7.30 Top Chef (PGR) 8.30 How I Met Your Mother (PGR) R 9.00 Rules Of Engagement (PGR) R 9.30 Rob (AO) 9.55 It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (AO) 10.25 The League (AO) 10.55 Entertainment Tonight Weekend 11.50 Infomercials

PRIME

SKY SPORT 1 SKY SPORT 2

6am Religious Programming 8am Rugby League — NRL 6am LIVE: Golf — World Golf 10.30 Sport Box Replay Championship Round Three. Noon Rugby League — NRL 10.00 Rugby League — NRL At Firestone Country Club in Championship Highlights. Replay Akron, Ohio. Eels v Sea Eagles. Noon Golf — World Golf 10.00 Golf — Women’s British 1.00 Hot Property R Championship Highlights. Open Highlights. Round 1.30 Getaway R 1.00 Cricket — International Three. From the Old Course, 2.00 Grassroots Rugby England v Australia — Third St Andrews Links, Scotland. 2.55 The Magicians (PGR) R Test, Day Three. 11.00 Rugby — Super Rugby 4.00 Super Rugby Highlights 3.00 Surfing — ASP Men’s Replay 5.00 The View From River World Championship Tour 1.30 LIVE: Rugby Leage — Cottage R Highlights. Volcom Fiji Pro. Holden Cup Raiders U20 5.30 Prime News 3.30 Rugby — Super Rugby v Storm U20. At Canberra 6.00 Millionaire — Hot Seat  Highlights. Final Stadium in Canberra. 6.30 Nigella Bites 4.00 Red Bull Chronicles 3.30 LIVE: Rugby League — NRL 7.00 Storage Wars 4.30 Athletics — IAAF Diamond Raiders v Storm. At Canberra 7.30 Top Gear (PGR) Jeremy League Highlights. London, Stadium in Canberra Clarkson tests the Ferrari Day One. 6.00 Sky Sport — What’s On F12 in Scotland; Richard 5.30 Athletics — IAAD Diamond 6.30 Golf — Womens British Hammond harnesses the League Highlights. London, Open Highlights. power of motorsport to find the Day Two 7.30 Golf — World Golf world’s best taxi. 6.30 Red Bull Chronicles Championship Highlights. 8.45 Weekend Murders — 7.00 Cricket — International 8.30 Rugby League — NRL Thorne: Scardy Cat (AO) Highlights. England v Australia Replay Thorne’s investigation into the 7.30 Rugby — Super 10.30 Motorpsort — FIA World muder of a mother killed in Rugby Replay. Final. Rally Championship front of her son, turns into a 10.00 Sky Sport — Whats On Highlights. case of power and submission, 10.30 Rugby League — NRL 11.00 Golf— Women’s Britsh Open with two copy-cat killers on the Replay. Raiders v Storm Highlights loose. 12.30 Motosport — FIA World Rally 12.00 LIVE: Golf — Women’s 11.25 Killing Time (AO) R Championship Highlights. British Open Round Four 12.30 Home Shopping Finland, Day One. 4.00 LIVE: Golf — World Golf 1.00 Motorsport — FIA World Championship Round Four Rally Championship 5.30 Sky Sport — What’s On Highlights. Finland, Day Two. 1.30 LIVE: Cycling — RideLondon-Surrey Classic 5.30 Rugby — Super Rugby Highlights. Final.

SKY MOVIES 7.20 Making Of Tower Heist 7.35 Here Comes The Boom (MVL) 2012 Comedy. Kevin James, Salma Hayek. 9.25 Premium Rush (MVL) 2012 Thriller. 10.55 The Making Of Safe House (MVL) 11.20 The Descendants (ML) 2011 Drama. 1.15 Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2 (MV) 2011 Adventure. Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson. 3.25 This Means War (MVLS) 2012 Comedy. 5.05 Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes (MV) 2011 Action. James Franco, Freida Pinto. 6.50 Gone (MVL) 2012 Thriller. Amanda Seyfried. 8.30 The Watch (16VLS) 2012 Comedy. Four suburban men form a neighbourhood-watch group discover their town has become overrun with aliens posing as ordinary suburbanites. Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn. 10.15 Killer Elite (16VL) 2011 Action. Jason Statham, Clive Owen. 12.10 The Girl With The Dragon Tatoo (16VLS) 2011 Thriller. 2.45 Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2 (MV) 2011 Adventure. 4.55 The Watch (16VLS) 2012 Comedy.

THE BOX 6am 24 Marathon (MVLS) 9.20 The Unit (MV) The team tries to identify and take out a nuclear weapons dealer who also traffics in young girls; the wives adjust to their new identities. 10.10 The Simpsons Super Sunday (PG) A marathon of The Simpsons episodes 12.15 Lie To Me (MV) Cal investigates the leader of a self-help empire, and things get personal. 1.05 Sons Of Anarchy (16VLS) 1.55 WWE Hall Of Fame (MC) 3.00 RAW (MC) 5.45 WWE Main Event (MC) 6.45 SmackDown! (MC) 8.30 Camelot (16VLS) Disguised as Igraine, Morgan causes chaos at Camelot, while the real Igraine eventually escapes. 9.30 Falling Skies (MV) The Second Mass pushes on to Charleston, but some are still grieving the group’s recent losses; Weaver learns more about Tector’s background before the invasion. 10.30 Monk (PGV) 11.30 WWE Main Event (MC) 12.25 SmackDown! (MC) 2.05 Camelot (16VLS) 3.00 Falling Skies (MV) 3.50 Family Business (18S) 4.20 Monk (PGV) 5.10 Lie To Me (MV)

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Big questions heading into election  Is it a given Alexa “extremely green” Forbes will have the best PR in the run-up to the election?  Maybe not given she’s already at war with the media?  Are there too many retirees around the council table?  You do know that when I said Regan Pearce was standing for council in Parting Shot a few weeks back that it was a joke, right?  Gonna have to completely rethink your vote now?  Though Pearce would be a lot better than those dimwitted, half-asleep, pension-subsidising retirees on the council donut right now, wouldn’t he, David Hunt?  You know that was a joke too?  Mayoral challenge anyone?  Real Journeys’ Tony McQuilkin for mayor?  But could he see the wood for the trees?  Could he see anything through all that blimmin’ smoke?  Conservation Minister Nick Smith for mayor?  Fergburger for mayor?  Scoop for mayor?  he’d probably win on pure recognition alone?

Big questions: (from left) Vicki Onions, Alexa Forbes, JD Marrable and Heather Mills

WITh RYAN KEEN WIT  Reckon he’d launch a crackdown on the town’s drinking problems?  Does Queenstown have a drinking problem? (according to 76 per cent of respondents to a highly unscientific online scene. co.nz poll, yes it does)  Tell us something we don’t know?  hate it when people insinuate Queenstown has a drinking problem?  Doesn’t most of the country?

 Including, seemingly, every single person who appears in Queenstown District Court before Judge Kevin Phillips?  Prayed for free at City Impact Church lately?  Prayed for snow lately?  Thought of calling Forbes for PR advice lately?  Thought of calling Jonathan Dixon for legal advice lately?  Excited about the Winter Games?

 heather Mills or Lindsey Vonn?  Is Justin Marshall growing on you as a rugby commentator?  Or should he just stick to playing rugby?  Has the town lost one of its great straight shooters with the departure of council events and venues boss JD Marrable?  Or f..king what?  Given the number of departures, including Marrable, from former council entity Lakes

Leisure, is it fair to say – if it still existed – that people would be dubbing it Lakes Displeasure?  Think it was unfair of local political warhorse Warren Cooper to refer to another ex-council entity as Lakes Mental ?  But you still laughed anyway?  Reckon you’ll get along to Cricket World Cup qualifiers involving hong Kong, Papua New Guinea and uganda?  Gone into Blackballs down The Mall for a hotdog, asked for onions, and had co-owner Vicki pop over?  When someone asks where to go for lunch are you momentarily mentally paralysed as the myriad of options flash through your mind?  When someone asks where to go for a drink are you momentarily mentally paralysed as the myriad of options flash through your mind?  Worried about the new GCSB spying bill?  Given local Kyle Mackay mounted a lone Queenstown protest on Saturday, joining thousands nationwide, guess not?  Too busy reading the council’s convention centre analysis?  Or were you getting drunk?

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