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 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.


© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


Werewolf Film: It Follows - Panic In Detroit

Philip Matthews: When you heard last month that Wes Craven had died and you wanted to pay homage, you could have sat down with any one of five of his films that helped reinvent American horror at least three times over three decades... Or you could just have watched one of the greatest recent horror films that would probably not exist without Craven. More>>


Werewolf Music: Searching For The White Wail - On Art Pepper, etc

If the word ‘hipster’ means anything – which it arguably doesn’t – it seems to be more of an impulse than a condition. One always headed for the margins, and away from the white-bred, white-bread mainstream... More>>


Scoop Review Of Books: Leonardo da Vinci - The Graphic Work

The breadth of da Vinci’s work is incredible: from animals to weaponry, architecture to fabric, maps to botany. The works have been divided into themes such as Proportion Drawings, Anatomical Drawings and Drawings of Maps and Plans. Each section begins with a short essay. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: James Hector: Explorer, Scientist, Leader

Publication of this comprehensive 274-page account of the life and work of James Hector by the Geoscience Society of New Zealand marks the 150th anniversary of James Hector’s appointment as New Zealand’s first government scientist. More>>

On Shoestrings And Phones: Rossellini And Contemporary Film

Howard Davis: Roberto Rossellini's Neo-Realist Rome, Open City provides some fascinating technical parallels to Tangerine, an equally revolutionary Independent movie made exactly seventy years later. More>>

Art Review: Fiona Pardington's A Beautiful Hesitation

An aroma of death and decay perfumes this extraordinary survey of Fiona Pardington's work with faint forensic scents of camphor and formaldehyde. Eight large-format still-lifes dominate the main room, while other works reveal progressive developments in style and subject-matter. More>>

Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news