In big year for events

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Moun­tain bike rac­ers tackle the Ben Lomond For­est course high above Queen­stown dur­ing the Corona Dirt­mas­ters Down­hill event in April. The event was part of the in­au­gu­ral Queen­stown Bike Fes­ti­val and Tim be­lieves the area has a bright fu­ture in at­tract­ing more moun­tain­bik­ers. ‘‘Hope­fully some ma­jor in­ter­na­tional events come here.’’

Mitchell Brown, of New Zealand, in ac­tion dur­ing the men’s half pipe fi­nals at the Bur­ton New Zealand Open held at Cardrona Alpine Re­sort, in Au­gust. A fan of all snow sports and vet­eran of three Win­ter Olympics, Tim hopes to be pho­tograph­ing a Win­ter Olympics in New Zealand one day. ‘‘This is an amaz­ing part of the world and the likes of the Win­ter Games were ab­so­lutely bril­liant. You just need the in­fra­struc­ture.’’

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