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SHORT AND SHARP
Pro Am slot confirmed: Arrowtown band The Lynch Mob. Pictured are, from left, Nick Lynch, Stacey McDonald, Emma Pullar, Ben Lynch, Marc Hamilton and
Tom Lynch preparing for a gig on Cecil Peak high above Queenstown in 2010.
Division winner: Dan Barlow, racing at the weekend.
Photo: JO BOYD Maintenance done: Kingston Flyer owner David Bryce.
Lynch Mob for PGA
Arrowtown band The Lynch Mob
have signed on to close the NZ
PGA Pro Am concert, playing into
the night in a natural
amphitheatre after headliner
Jamie McDell hits the stage.
The band members are looking
forward to rocking what is sure to
be a capacity crowd at Sir
Michael Hill s plush Arrowtown
course, where the golfing action
will unfold from Thursday,
February 28 to Sunday, March 3.
The Saturday night concert is
scheduled to begin at the end of
golfing, and will be free for those
with tickets for the whole event,
or Saturday day ticket holders.
All tickets for the event are on
And they're racing . . .
Dan Barlow was first in the C
division in his Ford Capri at
Queenstown Car Club s
autocross event at Taylor s Farm,
Kingston, at the weekend. Car
club events are open to anyone
wishing to enter. Details are
available at queenstown
carclub.co.nz. Saturday s results
were: Class A, 1 Grant Aitken, 2
David Scoles, 3 Aaron Gorden.
Class B, 1 Steve Walak, 2 Max
Clear, 3 Geoff Clear. Class C, 1
Dan Barlow, 2 Michael Gunn, 3
Simon Jones. Class D, 1 Vincent
Lynch, 2 Tony Adamson, 3
25 years of adventure
Kiwi Discovery celebrated 25
years of business on Friday night.
Owners Vance and Carol Boyd
bought ski package provider
Value Tours Queenstown in 1987
and the busiest day of their first
season they had 48 passengers.
These days a good day is about
1000 customers across ski
transport and rentals, bussing
people to Milford Sound, track
walking packages and
Queenstown Rafting, which it
manages and owns in a joint
venture with Real Journeys.
Tamati wins award
Wanaka man Paul Tamati said it
was a huge surprise and honour
to be presented with the Bill King
Award. Mr Tamati is involved in
the Upper Clutha A&P Show, the
Wanaka Rodeo, Stars in Your
Eyes, Best of the Best, RSA
events and the kapa haka group.
The annual award is given to a
local person who voluntarily
makes a large contribution to the
community. The $500 award is
sponsored by the Dunedin RSA
Welfare Trust, in memory of the
late Bill King who was a huge
supporter of local returned
service people and their families,
and the RSA.
Flyer off the rails
Kingston Flyer owner David
Bryce will continue to run and
fund the tourist attraction until
the vintage steam train sells. All
tourist trips were suspended at
the weekend because the train s
locomotives need critical
maintenance, leaving 11 staff
without work during the peak
summer season. Ticketholders
can rebook or arrange a refund.
The Queenstown Farmers
Market is back for the summer
season and open every Saturday
from 9am till 12.30pm until March
30. The market is at the Anglican
Church grounds on the corner of
Church and Camp streets and has
lots of fresh local produce
including breads, pastries and
cakes, free-range eggs and
bacon, empanadas (South
American pasties), gourmet
sausages, cheeses, honey,
smoked salmon and dressings,
fresh berries, seasonal fruit and
vegetables, crepes and coffee.
Art and sports gear
School students collected
more Meadow Fresh milk
and yoghurt stickers than
any other school in New Zealand
in a national contest to share
$500,000 of sports and art
equipment. The school received
$4000 worth of equipment as
the top collecting school in the
region, followed closely by
Remarkables Primary and
Wanaka Primary which received
$4000 and $2000 respectively.
The final DQ members update
for the year will be held after
Tourism NZ s Roadshow on
Thursday from 4pm at the
Topics will include chief
executive Graham Budd s
findings in China and guest
speakers Adam Feeley, Scott
Paterson and Ruth Stokes giving
their outlook on Queenstown s
Members are invited to stay for a
barbecue from 5.15pm.
Happy birthday casino
SkyCity Queenstown Casino
celebrated 12 years of
entertaining Queenstown on
Friday night. General manager
Michelle Baillie said the business
had built a secure and active
position in the Queenstown
community, employing more
than 60 staff, including three
founding staff members.
Money for e-learning
Wakatipu High School s
E-xcellerate programme will
proceed, thanks to a donation of
$11,747 from Shotover Jet, raised
at a locals day on the boats and
the Shotover Jet Christmas
Spectacular. E-xcellerate is a
high-speed e-learning system. A
pilot scheme will run for the first
two terms of 2013. Teachers and
students will be upskilled.
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