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What is it like volunteering for TEDxQueenstown?

Well it can be challenging and occasionally frustrating, it involves quite a few Saturday morning meetings and you will become well acquainted with your email inbox and google calendar. Volunteering for any organisation or event means that you are dedicating your time and resources without expecting anything in return. This all comes with the territory[...]

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GUEST BLOG: The (TED)X Factor by Ting Zhang

When I stepped through the doors of the Queenstown Memorial Center on April 19th, I wasn’t sure quite what to expect. It was my first TEDx event, and my first time at a large organized event in Queenstown. As an avid TED Talk viewer, I was looking forward to partaking in a day of intellectual[...]

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A Brief History of Queenstown

1200AD (or thereabouts) – Polynesians were the first to explore and hunt in the area. Later, Maoris set up camp at the head of the lake, near modern day Glenorchy where they found beautiful pounamu (greenstone). They named Queenstown Tāhuna, meaning shallow bay. 1860 – William Gilbert Rees and fellow explorer, Nicholas Paul Baltasar von[...]