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** WANAKA POOL CLOSED FOR THE DAY **
I'm afraid someone's been sick at Wanaka Pool and we've had to close for the rest of today (Thursday). We'll be back open, fresh as a daisy tomorrow morning at 6am.
Want to get more out of your winter season? Become a Snowbuddy at The Remarkables and volunteer in adaptive snowsports. Info evenings coming up in June...
Sexy, fast-paced NZ comedy coming to Arrowtown Athenaeum Hall. 'Serial Killers' (R16) by Remarkable Theatre plays five nights from 10-17 June. Tickets from Lakes District Museum or online at Eventfinda: http://bit.ly/2qeHOog
Wakatipu Ski Club's annual gear sale is on this Sunday at Queenstown Events Centre and it's going to be MASSIVE. Whether you're coming for the sale or to use our sports fields, pools and gym you might like the option of leaving your vehicle (4 hours max stay) in the south carpark of the Five Mile retail centre - that's on the Remarkables side of Countdown: take the second right off Grant Rd. Thanks to those guys for sharing their space with us - shop till you drop!
LUMA Queenstown is back to transform Queenstown's famous Gardens and lakefront into a dazzling display of glowing art over Queen's Birthday weekend, 2-5 June. Who's going?
Be careful out there...
Know a local sports coach or other good sort who deserves a thank you? Nominate them for the Real Journeys Thank You Cruise during Queenstown Winter Festival... http://bit.ly/2qWYXXM
Both hydroslides at Alpine Aqualand will open slightly later at midday today.
Big shout out to everyone involved in last night's fundraiser at Alpine Health & Fitness, especially Paul Wooller, Andi Rapley and AH&F instructor Andi P. A whopping $3,000 from the ‘sale’ of bike slots for the special RPM session and proceeds from a silent auction of prizes donated by local businesses will be donated to the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand. Kerching!
Got your tickets yet for Rhys Darby at Queenstown Memorial Centre on 2nd August? Available now from Eventfinda: http://bit.ly/2rwDcdf
Why do athletes cheat and how can we stop it? Get the low down from insider Prof Alison Heather, whose work has led to the suspension of a number of international professional athletes, at her Catalyst Trust Queenstown talk TOMORROW (Friday) 5.30pm, at The Rees Hotel & Luxury Apartments.
** MAINTENANCE WORK AT WANAKA RECREATION CENTRE THIS WEEKEND **
We’re repainting the netball circles in the indoor stadium this weekend. Work has been scheduled to minimise disruption to users. As a result casual use at the Centre is limited on Sat 20th and Sun 21st May to fit around regular bookings by Upper Clutha Junior Netball and Wanaka Basketball Club. For full details of current availability click here: http://bit.ly/2pSiEeN
The new grass sports fields at Wanaka Recreation Centre earned their 'stripes' today with a first cut. Just in time before the southerly blast kicks in!
17th May 2017
Keen to play badminton in Wanaka? Social badminton 8-9pm tonight (and every Wednesday) at Wanaka Recreation Centre. All abilities welcome. $5 per person. Contact via their Facebook group or just rock up tonight.
Titleist club fitting day - this Saturday. Give your game a complete tee-to-green performance fitting and take the first step to lower scores! Call Frankton Golf Centre on 03 442 3584 to make an appointment from 10am-3pm.
Wine, jewellery, glamping & Milford Sound cruises - just some of the prizes on offer in our silent auction to raise funds for Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand. Get your name down quick! Closes Thursday evening after the RPM event at Alpine Health & Fitness.
How do you like your coffee? Coffee Crew, next to reception at Queenstown Events Centre, is one of only two cafes in NZ to offer the premium blend from The Village Roaster. Barista Steve says its air bed roasted speciality coffee with beans from Brazil, Papua New Guinea, India and Colombia that combine for sweet notes of chocolate and stone fruits with a superb aftertaste. Try it for yourself this week and tell us (and Steve!) what you think...
Run, walk or stroll 5km this Sunday (Mother's Day!) and raise money for the Heart Foundation NZ. Meet at Lake Hayes Pavilion for a 10am start. http://bit.ly/2pDUmof
Tomorrow's pool party at Alpine Aqualand is one of the top things to do in the Wakatipu this weekend. Watch as Lauren at LWB TV tells you more...
Who's going to the Battle of the Basin tomorrow? It's gonna be huge! Kick off 2.30 at Jack Reid Park, Arrowtown.
Arrowtown Rugby Club Wakatipu Rugby Club Central Otago Premier Rugby
Latest group fitness blog out now! http://bit.ly/2q782M5
Quick heads up that the showers in our poolside changing rooms at Alpine Aqualand are running cold this morning, and the heat is also off in the spa pool. Needless to say we're onto it and will provide an update as soon as possible. Showers in other parts of Queenstown Events Centre are working as normal.
We're super proud to host Rotary District 9980's (lower S Island) annual conference at Wanaka Recreation Centre this weekend. This does mean that the main building is now closed to the public until Sunday night. Our outdoor artificial turf remains available until Friday afternoon. Normal opening hours resume from 10am Monday.
The legendary Alpine Aqualand pool party is back 1.00-4.30pm this Saturday! Have a splash-tastic time with our big inflatables in the pool and the dunking machine on the pool side.
GREAT FAMILY DEAL: $10 for 2 adults and 2 kids, or 1 adult and 3 kids. Full details and pricing on our website: http://bit.ly/2peyuEg
All pools at Alpine Aqualand are now open as normal. The boiler is fixed and the water is back up to temperature. Hydroslides will be operating from 4-6.30pm today and all pools close at 9pm. We're open again at 6am tomorrow if you want to get some laps in before work. Thanks for bearing with us - we really appreciate it!