Chinese New Year boom in Queenstown

Chinese New Year is the busies time of the year for businesses in Queenstown.

Queenstown packed to start Chinese New Year, with some operators reporting records.

Big weekend ahead

Cornerstone Restaurant and Bar owner Ryan McQuillan, left, Scotch Bar owner Dan Gillett and Yard Bar and Bistro owner Joe Johnstone are throwing a street party at Bythell Place on Saturday.

The biggest party in Marlborough is not a standalone event, with plenty of other activities on offer

Horror in the corn

Omaka Maize Maze owner Paul Baker, left, and Blenheim filmmaker Aaron Falvey are getting ready to shoot the promotional video for the horror maze night.

"I expect a lot of screaming... But you'd be surprised, with the maze being so dense you don't hear much in there."

Blenheim chef on culinary pavilion

Arbour Restaurant owners Lizz Buttimore, left, and Bradley Hornby who will be cooking a pork dish at the Marlborough Wine and Food Festival.

"It's cool for us, being a little restaurant up the road."

Pink Hike proving popular

Pink Hike organiser Luisa Coyle, centre, at the inaugural event last year.

The event will also be great for those who have always meant to get around to climbing up Mt Fyffe.

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