Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Applicants sought for Winter Festival Official Charities

Queenstown, New Zealand (6 March 2014) - The American Express Queenstown Winter Festival is looking for local charities and community groups to take advantage of the various fundraising opportunities that exist as part of this year’s 40th anniversary American Express Queenstown Winter Festival (20-29 June 2014).

Each year the Winter Festival offers a range of opportunities for local not-for-profit groups to fundraise. In addition the Winter Festival is also looking for expressions of interest from performers and those interested in running food stalls.

Applicants, or those looking for more information, should visit www.winterfestival.co.nz and apply under ‘Get involved.’ Applications close on Monday 17th March.

Festival Manager, Lisa Buckingham, said official Winter Festival charities can reap significant rewards from their involvement and each year a range of opportunities and partnerships had helped raise considerable funding for local community groups and charitable organisations.

“The American Express Queenstown Winter Festival is all about community involvement and this is a great chance to get involved in a variety of ways. It gives great promotional exposure, is a networking opportunity and of course there are the financial benefits as well,” says Ms Buckingham.

Applicants for official Winter Festival charities will need to meet certain selection criteria and be within one of the following donation distribution groups:

• Community, culture or arts

• Education (including pre-school, kindergartens, playgroups, Kohanga Reo)

• Fire brigade, ambulance, life saving

• Health and health-related purposes

• Youth

• Sport, recreation, leisure

Ms Buckingham said that the American Express Queenstown Winter Festival sub-committee made up of representatives from the Destination Queenstown Board would consider each applicant carefully before making a fair decision.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Scoop Review Of Books: No Longer An Island

Simon Nathan reviews 'Zealandia: Our Continent Revealed': The idea that New Zealand is part of a large submerged continent is not new... There was renewed interest in the extent of offshore New Zealand from the 1970s onwards with the start of offshore drilling for oil and gas, and this was given impetus by a UN agreement which allowed countries to claim an Extended Continental Shelf (ECS). More>>

Art: Simon Denny Recreates Kim Dotcom’s Personal Effects

Who owns what? How has the internet changed our relation to the world? These are two of the many questions Simon Denny raises in the latest exhibition at the Adam Art Gallery, opening on Saturday 4 October. More>>

Theatre: The F Word: Sex Without The 'ism'

Sex without the 'ism' Okay, so the sexes are equal in the eyes of the law. What the F happens now? More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Don’t Eat The Fish

On 'The Catch' by Michael Field What the ecologically edible lists don’t appear to take into account – and they should – is slavery... It’s not an easy read, but it’s definitely near the top of my listicle of “5 Political Books You Must Read This Year”. More>>

ALSO:

Caracals: Small Cats With Big Ears Arrive At Wellington Zoo

Visitors to Wellington Zoo will be able to see New Zealand’s first Caracals in the Zoo’s new Grassland Cats habitat, with a special visitor opening day on Saturday 27 September. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: Classics - Tales From Moominvalley
Can’t speak for the reading end of it but the Moomins ( or maybe the story about Margaret Wise Brown) were the most enjoyable subject to think about and write about during these whole first 50 issues of Werewolf. For that reason – and because the Moomins always reward re-reading – I’ve decided to reprint it. The only added element is a link to an interesting hour long documentary about Tove Jansson. More>>

ALSO:

Repping In The Pacific: All Blacks And Manu Samoa To Play Historic Apia Test

The All Blacks will play Manu Samoa in Apia on Wednesday 8 July next year as part of both teams’ preparations for Rugby World Cup 2015. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news