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Winter Terminal at Queenstown Airport

Winter 2014 saw the introduction of an additional temporary terminal at the airport to handle the influx of international visitors to Queenstown.   Mike and the RED Events team were busy creating a 'winter wonderland' look for the space, complete with hundreds of sparkling snowflakes, snow-covered mountain scene backdrops, and ice formations, which remained in place over the busy winter months.


Pop Up Terminal 069 (large)Pop Up Terminal 137 (large)

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Autumn Festival - part 2

Meanwhile Craig Thorburn aided and abetted by friend and colleague Mike went on a rampage through the local countryside and gardens to harvest in a riot of foliage in the most amazing of autumn colours.

Craig then went to work creating very large scale floral art pieces for the festival while leading a master class of enthusiastic locals.


Floral Art


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Arrowtown Autumn Festival

As the Arrowtown Autumn Festival Manager Toni was kept very busy and always on the run as she oversaw some 60 + events in just the 10 days that make up this annual community event. From street parades to the pub to pub challenge you could find Toni always keeping things running to schedule. ( Toni would make a great street entertainer being able to keep so many balls in the air all at the same time !!! )

Red Events were the main sponsor of the Arrowtown 30th anniversary ball and took the pearl anniversary into a Great Gastby themed event. What better excuse to break out the strings of pearls , feather boas, fringed frocks and put on the old dancing shoes. A great night of celebration for Arrowtown!


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Middle Earth the journey continues

Having just walked the Milford Track you realise that The Lord of The Rings and The Hobbit could not of been made anywhere else on earth than right here in NZ. Stunning scenery, enchanting forest environments magnificent waterfalls ( try walking “ behind “ the Sunderland falls the 5th highest in the world } And right here in Queenstown we recently had the privilege of theming for QT Events Stoneridge a truly magnificent venue that captures Middle Earth to perfection.


Elven Halls

   Mike Stockham
   RED NZ LTD                   

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Mt Everest Base Camp theming

To cap off a very busy time in March, we were set the challenge of creating Mt Everest base camp for an Australian corporate.
Working with Shipleys AV Queenstown we set about transforming the Millennium Ballroom into the Everest base camp complete with fake snow, ice, rocks, various camping and climbing equipment from tents ,ropes, packs, high altitude supplies etc and integrating some magnificent stage projections provided by Paul and the guys at Shipleys. Sound effects and reverse air conditioning really kept the delegates on their toes !!


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Summer Extreme Arrives at Queenstown Airport

The Redevents team had a lot of fun working with Queenstown Airport to celebrate both the NZ Golf Open and all things summer in Queenstown.
From creating Bungy Golf, yes Bungy Golf which involved suspending golfers in silhouette form from putting greens attached across the ceilings to rock climbers, kayakers , para gliders,  etc Summer Extreme was alive and well in Queenstown, definitely the adventure capital of NZ.


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NZ Golf Open 2014

The Redevents team were kept very busy working on The NZ Golf Open at the spectacular Hills golf course in Arrowtown. From creating a pop up golf shop and theming at Queenstown Airport to theming out the Stacks bar at the Hilton Hotel to creating the really “left of field “ Moa party bar at the 15th hole. Here we created an eclectic mix of old vintage furniture, vintage vehicles to a very steam punk version of rocket man which proved to be a lot of fun for all. Oh and the golf was pretty good to !!!


Vintage Moa Toys Rocket ManGolf ShopMoa Bar Party Hole


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Chinese New Year in Queenstown!

Chinese New Year has been celebrated at Queenstown Airport!
The RED NZ team themed the interior of the airport terminal for the week leading up to January 31st with signage and imagery wishing Chinese visitors 'greetings for an auspicious year of the Horse!'  The red and gold horses have been particularly popular with tourists, with the airport staff saying that plenty of photos were taken, and many were even keen to climb on board!


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