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


2017 Audi quattro Winter Games NZ Programme Best Yet

2017 Audi quattro Winter Games NZ Programme Best Yet

The sports programme for this year’s Audi quattro Winter Games NZ is without a doubt the best since the inaugural Games in 2009.

For the first time all the Central Otago ski areas – Coronet Peak, The Remarkables, Snow Farm, Cardrona Alpine Resort and Treble Cone – will host events providing a fantastic showcase of what the region has to offer.

The result of this wide collaboration between the ski areas is a breadth of programme which arguably makes Winter Games NZ, with the exception of the Winter Olympics, the leading winter sports competition internationally.

Additions this year to our already diverse sports schedule of World Cup freeski and snowboard events, alpine, para-alpine, cross-country and curling competition include The North Face Frontier at The Remarkables, a Para-Snowboard World Cup Banked Slalom at Treble Cone and a three-test ice hockey series between the Ice Blacks and Australia at the Queenstown Ice Arena which promises to be a huge crowd pleaser.

Highlights of the ten-day programme will be the opening ceremony, starring high profile names competing in a spectacular night dual slalom at Coronet Peak and the closing ceremony at Cardrona Alpine Resort featuring the FIS World Cup Snowboard Halfpipe.

With the Games being one of the last major competitions before the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang in South Korea in February 2018 we expect many world-class athletes to join our leading Kiwis in a bid to gain valuable Olympic qualifying points.

Being the Winter Games chief executive has to be the best job in the world – join me and our dedicated team at the event this year and find out why!

© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


The Testaments: Margaret Atwood Announces Three NZ Events

The evening will also feature Atwood’s remarkable career, her diverse range of works and why she has returned to the fictional world of Gilead 34 years later. More>>


Transit Of Mercury: Historic Viewing Recreated

Keen stargazers gathered at Te Whanganui o Hei, or Mercury Bay, on the Coromandel Peninsula to watch a rare astronomic event this morning. More>>


Forest And Bird: Hoiho Crowned Bird Of The Year For 2019

Widely considered an underdog, the valiant hoiho (yellow-eyed penguin) has smashed the feathered ceiling to win Bird of the Year, a first for seabirds in the competition's 14 year history. More>>


Howard Davis: Very Silly Stormtroopers - Jojo Rabbit

Described as “an anti-hate satire,” Taiki Waititi's latest movie depicts the growth of a young boy in Nazi Germany who seeks advice on how to become a tough man from his 'imaginary friend' - a highly eccentric version of Adolf Hitler.



  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland