Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Skycity Queenstown renews partnership with winter festival

SKYCITY Queenstown renews partnership with American Express Queenstown Winter Festival

Queenstown, New Zealand (27 February 2014) - SKYCITY Queenstown has confirmed it will once again be a key sponsor for the American Express Queenstown Winter Festival in 2014 and 2015.

Following the very successful return of the festival ball in 2013, SKYCITY is again supporting the ball, which is billed as the glamour event of the festival program. Scheduled for the first weekend of the festival, the ball will be held at the Queenstown Memorial Centre on Saturday 21st June.

SKYCITY Queenstown has been a long time supporter of the festival, having sponsored the event every year since the casino opened, in late 2000. SKYCITY’s investment in the festival increased last year, following their attainment of 100% ownership of the Queenstown casino in December 2012 and they will offer an extended entertainment programme this year at both SKYCITY Queenstown Casino and SKYCITY Wharf Casino.

Michelle Baillie, General Manager SKYCITY Queenstown, is pleased to continue with the increased level of support for the festival in 2014.

“The ball is an iconic part of the American Express Queenstown Winter Festival and after such a positive response in 2013 we are hoping to make this year’s event better than ever,” Michelle says.

“We are proud to have a long-term partnership with the festival and in addition to the ball we will continue to run a full calendar of free live entertainment across both of our Queenstown properties throughout the festival. It’s a fantastic way for us to get behind the Queenstown community and be a part of the Southern Hemisphere’s biggest winter celebration,” she says.

Festival Manager Lisa Buckingham is delighted to have the continued support from one of the festival’s committed local operators.

“It’s great to see a local business like SKYCITY Queenstown really get behind the festival and help to deliver a full programme. The fantastic response last year to the ball meant we were keen to get SKYCITY on board again to enable us to stage this festival favourite in the fortieth anniversary year.”

Tickets are expected to sell quickly, following last year’s rush when the ball sold out in less than a week. 

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

PARLIAMENT TODAY:

Royals: The Prince Of Wales And Duchess Of Cornwall To Visit

Prime Minister John Key welcomes today’s announcement that the Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall will visit New Zealand in November. This will be the second joint visit for Their Royal Highnesses to New Zealand. More>>

ALSO:

Tracey Martin Replaced: Ron Mark Is New New Zealand First Deputy Leader

Clayton Mitchell was the successful candidate for the Associate Whip position. Winston Peters was re-elected as Leader by the Caucus. Ron Mark was elected as the Deputy Leader with effect from 10am, Friday, 3rd July. More>>

ALSO:

Rebuild Rebrand: "Regenerate Christchurch" To Replace CERA

The regeneration of Christchurch will be the city’s focus for the next five years as local leadership progressively takes control of the rebuild, Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says. More>>

ALSO:

Nauru: Scholars Urge Minister To Act On Deteriorating Democracy

“Since the 2013 election in Nauru, there has been a series of disturbing developments on the islands that indicate a severe deterioration in the state of its parliamentary democracy and in the rule of law,” say the scholars. More>>

ALSO:

Foreign Affairs: NZ Begins Presidency Of UN Security Council

Prime Minister John Key has welcomed the start of New Zealand’s month-long Presidency of the United Nations Security Council in New York. More>>

ALSO:

Labour: Cash For Charter Schools, Mould For State Schools

“Recently released financial statements show the Whangarei charter school He Puna Marama received $3.9 million in government funding to the end of last year. Yet their audited accounts show they only spent $1.4 million on education, leaving almost $2.5 million over two years unaccounted for." More>>

ALSO:

Kiwirail Plans Shift From Electric: National Urged Not To Take Backwards Step

The National Government shouldn’t drag New Zealand backwards by replacing its climate friendly electric trains with carbon-polluting diesel trains, the Green Party said today. More>>

ALSO:

Capital Connection:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news