Events Calendar

Queenstown International Marathon

Queenstown International Marathon

Sat, 21st Nov 2015

A new international running festival incorporating 42km, 21km, 10km and 3km kids run options....more

NZ Mountain Film Festival

NZ Mountain Film Festival

Thu, 9th Jul 2015 - Sat, 11th Jul 2015

The 2015 New Zealand Mountain Film Festival is a combination of events in Queenstown on July 9th to 11th. ...more

American Express Queenstown Winter Festival 2015

American Express Queenstown Winter Festival 2015

Fri, 19th Jun 2015 - Sun, 28th Jun 2015

The multi award-winning American Express Queenstown Winter Festival will take centre stage in Queenstown, New Zealand, from 19th to 28th June 2015....more

The Rhythm of Life

The Rhythm of Life

Sun, 7th Jun 2015 - 3pm

Featuring Jazz Folk Songs by Bob Chilcott, Water Night by Eric Whitacre, songs from West Side Story and solos. Directed by Sue Patterson Accompanied by Alison Frude...more

Michael Hill International Violin Competition

Michael Hill International Violin Competition

Fri, 5th Jun 2015 - Mon, 8th Jun 2015

From over 150 applications, 20 of the world’s finest young violinists, comprising 18 semi-finalists and two Development Prize winners, will gather in Queenstown and Auckland this June for the 2015 Michael Hill International Violin Competition....more

Elemis Taster Event at The Spa

Elemis Taster Event at The Spa

Sat, 30th May 2015

Indulge in the ultimate Elemis experience with a luxurious one hour body treatment, and much more at The Spa.    ...more

Saturday Night Fever

Saturday Night Fever

Wed, 13th May 2015 - Sat, 23rd May 2015 - 8.00pm most nights, 2.00pm Sunday 17th

Dust off your hip-hugging flares, your platform shoes and warm up your disco dance moves for the New Zealand Community Theatre Premiere of Saturday Night Fever!
 
Packed with over twenty legendary hits from The Bee Gees including the classics; Stayin’ Alive, Night Fever, Jive Talking, You Should Be Dancing and How Deep is Your Love. The film soundtrack featuring the music of The Bee Gees was one of the highest selling albums of all time, with sales of well over 20 million worldwide.

It is a jam-packed, dance-crazed, fuel-injected show, with groovy sets, disco lighting, mirror balls, amazing dancing and singing.  It's two-and-a-half hours of energy, music and oh-so-tight pants!...more

Meeting Karpovsky

Meeting Karpovsky

Sat, 9th May 2015 - 7pm

Meeting Karpovsky with Helen Moulder and Sir Jon Trimmer...more

Festival of Colour

Festival of Colour

Tue, 21st Apr 2015 - Sun, 26th Apr 2015 - 10am - 12am

Based in Wanaka and touring out to the wider regions of Queenstown, Luggate and Bannockburn, this biennial celebration of the arts encompasses six exciting days and nights of outstanding performances and inspiring exhibitions set against the spectacular autumnal backdrop of the Southern Alps on the shores of beautiful Lake Wanaka....more

13th MILLBROOK MASTERS

13th MILLBROOK MASTERS

Sun, 12th Apr 2015 - Fri, 17th Apr 2015

Join hosts Kim & Denise from PaR nz Golfing Holidays in Queenstown for a magic tournament week timed to capture the autumn colours of Central Otago. Millbrook Masters packages include playing 4 rounds tournament golf in carts and staying 6 nights in luxury at the 5-star Millbrook Resort, New Zealand’s award winning golf resort. The social programme is comprehensive including welcome and farewell functions, food and wine matching lunches daily. There are daily and overall prizes awarded in each age division. And much more... Always a sell-out – strictly limited to 120 golfers only!...more

Arrowtown Autumn Festival

Arrowtown Autumn Festival

Fri, 10th Apr 2015 - Sun, 19th Apr 2015

Each autumn, as the trees and hillsides of this historic gold mining town turn vibrant red and gold, the local streets come to life in celebration....more

New World Tour de Wakatipu - Queenstown Bike Festival

New World Tour de Wakatipu - Queenstown Bike Festival

Sat, 4th Apr 2015 - 9am - 5pm

The Tour de Wakatipu was born out of the idea of having a fun challenging mountain bike event set in the Wakatipu Basin that links two rivers and two lakes, and using some of the new tracks developed by the Wakatipu Trails Trust....more

Appassionato

Appassionato

Sun, 29th Mar 2015 - 7pm

A concert filled with musical vitality, sonority and passion!

Christchurch Symphony Orchestra violinist Cathy Irons is well-known to Queenstown audiences. She is delighted to return again to perform with international Italian-Auckland pianist, Flavio Villani. The duo have enjoyed collaborating in concerts throughout NZ since 2012 and have a strong musical repore which is evident in their sheer delight in performing together.

Bloch Three Pictures of Chassidic Life
De Falla Nana
Suk Four Pieces Op 17
Bach Sonata in G Adagio and Fugue
Rachmaninov (arr. Villani) Piano Concerto movt 2
Sarasate Romance and Gavotte

Sunday 29 March 2015, 7pm...more

Gibbston Wine and Food Festival

Gibbston Wine and Food Festival

Sat, 21st Mar 2015 - 10:30am - 5pm

Held on the 21st March 2015 in the Queenstown Gardens, The Gibbston Wine and Food Festival is produced by the wineries of the Gibbston, where they come together to showcase there award winning wines combined with local food.  ...more

Kids Mini X - Queenstown Bike Festival

Kids Mini X - Queenstown Bike Festival

Sun, 15th Mar 2015 - 11am - 2pm

The event is all about participation: it's about getting out there, having a go and achieving a personal best. In another word, just for fun....more

A Long Lunch with Josh Emett + Rata

A Long Lunch with Josh Emett + Rata

Fri, 13th Mar 2015 - 13:30pm - 16:30pm

Enjoy the iconic ‘Rata’ dining experience at The Hills during the 2015 BMW New Zealand Open....more

BMW New Zealand Open 2015

BMW New Zealand Open 2015

Thu, 12th Mar 2015 - Sun, 15th Mar 2015

BMW New Zealand Open will be moved back two weeks to be held from March 12 to 15 2015.
To find out more information, please click here....more

BMW NZ Open Arrowtown Welcome Party hosted by the New Orleans

BMW NZ Open Arrowtown Welcome Party hosted by the New Orleans

Thu, 12th Mar 2015 - 5:30pm - 10pm

The NZ Open Arrowtown Welcome Party hosted by the New Orleans is the official opening event of this international golfing event. Arrowtown opens its street to welcome golfers, golf fans, volunteers, visitors and locals to enjoy an evening of live entertainment where celebrities mix and mingle with the crowd in a friendly, relaxed environment....more

Lake Hayes Womens Triathlon & Duathlon

Sat, 28th Feb 2015 - 11am

The Womens Bike Run Tri is a relaxed event for women who want to give it a go, and decide what discipline or how much they want to do. You can choose to do a duathlon (run / bike / run) that you will bike and run/walk (walking is actively encouraged if that’s what you wish to do); A more traditional triathlon (swim or kayak, bike, run); Or a complete run around the lake.

You can choose to do the event as an individual or you can grab a friend or two and enter as a team. The good thing is you can choose to do as much as you wish, what counts is you’re being active, and having fun. This will be the 22nd event so come and join the fun!

Date: 28th February 2015

Location: Lake Hayes Show Ground Queenstown, 11.00am Start, Briefing 10.45am

Alternatively, if you wish to send us an entry form and pay by cheque, donwload the entry form here 2015 Entry Form, and send your entry duly completed with payment by mail.(not available till start of Feb)

Entry fee for all options:
Individuals $40 ( late entry fee on the day $45)
Teams $90 (late entry fee on the day $100).

Categories: You can enter as an individual: Open / Veteran (35 yrs +)
Or as a team ( 2 or 3 members to a team): Open / Veteran / Business
For the business category, all team members must be working for the same company.

Triathlon course: Swim 300m or kayak equivalent Bike 15km Run 5km
Swim 300 metres or Kayak equivalent (approx 2km) in Lake Hayes. This section will have a safety boat to provide backup, and a buoy will be put on the lake a week out if you want to train.

Please note that kayakers starts paddling towards the Queenstown side of the lake, while the swimmers are equally divided in two groups and swim towards a turn around buoy situated 150 meters from the shore, in order to avoid collisions at the start.

The bike section starts from the Lake Hayes grounds, through the internal paved bike lane onto the Arrowtown Lakes Hayes road towards Arrowtown. It turns left into Speargrass Flat Road, and then U turn to ride back to the Lake Hayes Showground.

The running section will be along the shore of Lake Hayes on the walking track, thus avoiding running on the road all together.

Duathlon course: Run/walk 1.5km, Bike 15km, Run/walk 5km
Run 1.5km on Lake Hayes Track.
The rest of the course is the same as the triathlon above: bike on the Lake Hayes / Arrowtown Road, turn left into Speargrass Flat Road, ride 3.4 kms and U-turn to ride back to Lake Hayes. This section is mainly flat and course marshals will be on each corner to direct you; Run or Walk 5kms on Lake Hayes Track back to the finish line.

Run course: 8.1km
The run is an off road 8.1km around Lake Hayes, starting from the Lake Hayes pavilion, running clockwise around the lake to finish back to the finish line at the show grounds.

What you need:
Depending on what event you’ve entered, and which disciplines you have chosen, you will need a good pair of comfortable running shoes;
A helmet and a bike in good condition (it can be a road bike or a mountain bike);
A life jacket, kayak with good buoyancy and a paddle;
And a swim suit (you can also wear a wet suit if you have one but it is not compulsory).
You will also need some sunscreen, towels to dry, energy food and drink - it can be as simple as some chocolate and nuts, and some water.

On the day Registration will take place at Lake Hayes Pavilion, Highway 6, Queenstown, strictly from 9 to 10.30am. We will provide you with your number, transponder and your race bag of goodies. The race briefing will given at 10.45am by the race director. The event start at 11am.

The prize giving follows after the last competitor crosses the finish line. Plenty of spot prizes, including a bike, prizes for place getters (see policy on web site) and Dan Kelly trophy for 1st Business Team.

Reserve Day
If severe weather conditions on the scheduled event day precludes us from staging the event, we will stage the event on the following day. In case of a postponement, all race timings will remain the same.

Listen to the Radio Network and other local radios for event day cancellations or call our office for the latest details: 03 441 8215

Cancellations/Refunds/Reserve day
There will be a refund of 50% up until two weeks prior to the event, and upon notification to the organisers. No refund will be paid for any withdrawals made after this date. There will be no roll over of withdrawn entries to the next year’s event.
If the reserve day should be cancelled due to weather conditions or other circumstances (such as clash with another event) there will be no refunds.

Other general information:

At registration:
You will also have available all the information you need for the Duathlon, Triathlon and Run as below. But please read carefully now as it contains information for your safety, and reminds you of your obligations and responsibilities.

Swim:
Raise hand for assistance
Safety boats on the lake

Paddle:
Life jackets compulsory
Raise paddle for assistance
Safety boats on the lake
Competitors must assist any other competitor in trouble on the lake
Kayaks can be dropped off at the Lake Hayes Beach

Bike:
Beware of your speed, you may be going faster than you think!
A very important note: be extremely careful coming back onto the Arrowtown Lake Hayes road from Speargrass Road and when crossing the Arrowtown road back onto the Lake Hayes grounds: follow the marshals' instructions at all times.
Helmets must be worn at all times
Ride with respect to the conditions
Normal road rules apply: You must follow road rules at all times (keep left) and be safe with sharing the road with other vehicles
No bikes to be ridden in transition area at any stage
Any style of bike can be used, as long as they are road worthy

Run:
Please follow usual pedestrian rules

Transition area:
Athletes only in transition area
No bikes to be ridden in transition area at any stage
Please be mindful of children and dogs
Do not remove any of your equipment from transition until instructed by a marshal, or until after the last athlete has finished

Water:
There will be one water stop at the run turn around, and at the finish line
Make sure you have a water bottle for the bike section

Please be mindful or your property, we do not provide security. In case you would have lost some gear, contact us at the office after the event.

The Otago Southland Theatre Awards

The Otago Southland Theatre Awards

Sat, 28th Feb 2015 - 6:30pm - 12:00am

Walk the red carpet and join the glitz and glamour of the biggest black tie awards night in musical theatre!...more

Jewels of Baroque music - Trio sonatas

Jewels of Baroque music - Trio sonatas

Thu, 26th Feb 2015 - 7pm

South Island Concert Tour 2015...more

Vertigo Bikes Summer Fun Series

Vertigo Bikes Summer Fun Series

Tue, 17th Feb 2015

This event is about having some fun on your bike and hanging with other like minded people. ...more

Gibbston Valley Winery Summer Concert Tour 2015

Gibbston Valley Winery Summer Concert Tour 2015

Sat, 31st Jan 2015

Touring both the North & South Island this coming summer, 2013 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees HEART, along with legendary rock band FOREIGNER, will combine with the ever-faithful, hitmakers THREE DOG NIGHT for the Summer Concert Tour 2015, a can’t miss opportunity for lovers of classic rock to get their latest fix!...more

Central Otago Pinot Noir Celebration

Central Otago Pinot Noir Celebration

Thu, 29th Jan 2015 - Sat, 31st Jan 2015

Held January 29-31 2015, the event is in its 11th year and has established itself as one of the pre-eminent Pinot Noir festivals in the world....more

Lake Hayes A&P Show

Lake Hayes A&P Show

Sat, 10th Jan 2015

The Lake Hayes A&P Show is one of the longest running community events of the Wakatipu, and this summer will celebrate a huge milestone – it’s 100th Show!...more