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Mice Net : June 2009
queenstown economic benefit will exceed that of the 2011 Rugby World Cup. With the Winter Games NZ almost here it’s good news that NZ Ski Ltd has been hard at work preparing the slopes for another year. On the back of investment in excess of $30m during summer 07/08 activity at Coronet Peak hasn’t been as frenetic in recent years, however, the new base lodge has been enhanced. For 2009 snowmaking has been further enhanced with the completion of the Sarah Sue reservoir, securing another 90 million litres of water. At The Remarkables one of the most popular developments this year will probably be the strategic placement of 3kms of road barriers in two sections on The Remarkables road, instilling more confidence for those travelling up there. The base building has also received a ‘spruce-up’ with some departments changing location to make the building more user-friendly. Visit www.nzski.com to learn more about activities on the slopes. Exclusive Events expansion Exclusive Events, one of New Zealand’s leading destination and event management companies, is on a growth curve with the acquisition of Queenstown-based event management company Reveal Event Management. Former Reveal director Samantha Stirling will now focus on operations and special events across New Zealand for Exclusive Events from the company’s Queenstown office. Exclusive Events general manager, Liam Taylor, said the company, which had experienced significant growth since its inception in 2007, was expert at delivering inspired and extraordinary experiences for the corporate, incentive and business market throughout Australasia. happy birthday Focus New Zealand recently co-ordinated a surprise 40th birthday private function in Queenstown involving a delegation of 85 family and friends from Australia and New Zealand. The five-day event involved the management of flights, accommodation, coach transportation, the 40th birthday function, an action packed recovery activity day, and attendees pre and post-tour arrangements. After a year of skilful planning the group “sneakily” arrived into Queenstown and greeted the birthday girl at Queenstown helipad as she was flown in to a crowd decked out with party hats and whistles. The party was staged exclusively on the TSS Earnslaw across to Walter Peak with the homestead lit up and providing an indescribable atmosphere. The recovery day started with a leisurely brunch under marquee at the Winehouse & Kitchen and then the adrenalin picked up with bungy jumping, a shotover jet boat ride, followed by a helicopter transfer to the top of the Skyline Gondola including luging. Focus New Zealand's graphic designer sketched a hand-drawn “I survived” logo for the group t-shirts which were issued as turn down gifts and encapsulated the essence of the weekend. getting there Getting to Queenstown is easier than ever during the winter months with increased services from Australia. There will be 10 Air NZ services into Queenstown from Australia during July and August, Qantas flights on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, and Qantas subsidiary Jetstar begins flying domestically into Queenstown from June 10. Mixing business with pleasure is easy in Queenstown. NEW! Skyline Gondola & Conference facility upgrade. Completed 7th June 2009. Transport yourself to new heights by scenic gondola to savour mouthwatering cuisine surrounded by Queenstown’s most spectacular views! Contact the Functions team today for more information on our Exclusive Dining and Day Conferencing packages. Ph 64 3 441 0083 or email firstname.lastname@example.org mice.net 63