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Upcoming Events

Beer & Deer Dinner
Friday 29th August 2014
Time:  7pm
Where:¬†The Rees Hotel’s True South Dining Room
Tickets: Strictly limited. Please email or phone +64 3 450 1100
Further Information:Beer&DeerDinner


The Coleraine Dinner
Saturday 15th November 2014
Time:  6:30pm pre-dinner drinks. Dinner commences at 7pm
Where:¬†The Rees Hotel’s True South Dining Room
Tickets: Strictly limited to only fifteen people. Please email or phone +64 3 450 1100
Further Information: ColeraineDinner

Previous Events

INDONESIA: Asia’s Next Heavyweight?
Date: Monday 14th July 2014
Time: 5:30pm
Where: The Rees Hotel Queenstown
Tickets: Please email: or ph: +64 3 450 1100
Further information: Catalyst_IndonesiaTalk


Queenstown 2040: Where will the snow be?
Date: Monday 23rd June 2014
Time: 7:30pm
Where: Queenstown Memorial Centre
Tickets: Tickets available via Queenstown Winter Festival website. $20 adults, $10 children. Cash Bar available.
Further Info:Queenstown 2040 – Where will the snow be?


Beef + Lamb Ambassador Series Dinner:
Date: Friday 27th June 2014
Time: 6:30 pm pre dinner drinks, 7pm dinner commences
Where: The Rees Hotel’s True South Dining Room
Tickets: $135 per person (including wine)
Further Info:  Beef + Lamb Ambassador Series Dinner


True South Culinary Series | 8th April 2014
With fine wines from Pegasus Bay

Join us for a five course tasting menu with a selection of exquisite wines.

Date: Tuesday 8th April 2014
Time: 6:30pm pre dinner drinks, 7pm dinner commences
Where: The Rees Hotel’s True South Dining Room
Tickets: $125 per person
OR Dinner Bed & Breakfast Package $295 per person based on 2 people sharing an Executive Lake View Hotel Room.
[Extra night/s: $147.50 per person, per night]

For more information click here

Pegasus Bay was established by the Donaldson family in the mid 80’s who were pioneers of the Canterbury wine industry. Their wine making philosophy is to grow grapes to the highest quality, which fully expresses the features of the vineyard, and to handle these with the upmost respect. Pegasus Bay has been rated as one of NZ’s top 5 producers by influential US wine critic Robert Parker and named Canterbury’s top producer of fine wine by well known NZ wine writer Michael Cooper.

Dinner hosted by Edward Donaldson (Pegasus Bay) and Ben Batterbury (True South Dining Room)

Ben Batterbury, True South Dining Room
Our award-winning Executive Chef Ben Batterbury is a cuisine expert with a polished repertoire that includes French and English fusion mingled with the flavors of Madeira on the Portuguese archipelago. Ben’s signature is using quality, seasonal ingredients that he personally sources in Central Otago before intimately crafting them in his kitchen to ensure culinary perfection.

Ben has attracted the attention and praise of media such as Good Morning, MiNDFOOD and Cuisine magazine. Formerly the New Zealand Beef and Lamb Ambassador for 2012, his favourite eateries were recently included in ‚ÄėWhere Chefs Eat‚Äô, a prestigious restaurant guide published by Phaidon Press.

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