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Shenanigans at The 43rd Queenstown Winter Festival

Sunny skies and crowds turned out for action on Queenstown Bay, Coronet Peak and the Remarkables Ski Area for the third day and night of the 43rd Queenstown Winter Festival.

“Today had so many ‘only at Queenstown Winter Festival’ at its best moments from icy lake plunges and crowds enjoying the spectacle on the waterfront, bob sleds, suitcases and mountain bikes on snow, and the glamour of the Skycity Ball,” said Lisa Buckingham, Festival Director of the Queenstown Winter Festival.

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The Hits 90.4 Birdman
Best Flight: Mitre 10
Best Costume/contraption Shotover Jet
Best Corporate: SKYCITY
Best Overall: Queenstown Fire Rescue

JUCY Undy 500 Men’s
1st Alex Radley (Auckland)
2nd Marcel Stettler (Switzerland)
3rd Harold Chiffoleau (USA)

JUCY Undy 500 Women’s
1st Georgia Holt (Winton)
2nd Amanda Broughton (Wellington)
3rd Amelia Zupan (USA)

Vincent Holdings Jet Sprints
Winner Kevin Molloy, Skippers Canyon Jet.

Mitre 10 Mega Raft Race
1st Go Orange
2nd REESpect

Ahoy Matey Award (for bad pirate like behaviour)
Landsker Construction Ltd

Most Epic Raft
Dart River

Macpac Mountain Bikes on Snow
Women’s Division
1st = Natalie Jakobs and Kathy Morris (both from Queenstown)
3rd = Amy Freedman (Queenstown) and Melissa Newell (Wanaka)

Men’s Division
1st Jimmy Carling (Queenstown)
2nd David Perez Nanni (Queenstown)
3rd Tim Hall (Queenstown)

Olympus Bobsled Race
1st Chris Neill (Gisborne)
2nd Julien Facci (Queenstown)
3rd Chris Heaven (Perth)

Best Dressed
Kieran Metherell (Christchurch)

Auckland Airport Suitcase Race
Women’s Division
1st Meriel Farr (Queenstown)

Men’s Division
1st Corey Sinteur (Queenstown)

Best Dressed
Chris Heaven (Perth)


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