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What a way to celebrate turning 60!



There's nothing like a little global pandemic to make you appreciate your youth and upon turning 60 years young during lockdown, Wayne definitely did. The saying goes "older and wiser"and that still may be up for debate but... we do know this old dog still has a few tricks up his sleeve.


Back in 2017, Wayne Foley took on the epic challenge of training and running the Queenstown Marathon to focus on his health while raising funds for the students of Wakatipu High School. 


This year, he's back at it - and he's brought some friends.​

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Wayne's Goals.

  • Celebrate turning 60 in style by running the Sotheby's New Zealand International Realty Queenstown Marathon.

  • Promote Health & Wellbeing at Wakatipu High School by supporting students and staff to run.

  • Raise funds for the WHS Foundation and support the educational future of our region.

Thanks to our Supporters!

SPONSORS ($1000 and over)

Southbase Construction

Marama Hill Limited

Marc and Kristen Holtzman

John Cough

David Gribble

Mason & Wales

Queenstown Plumbing & Gas Ltd

Formatt Bespoke Joinery Ltd

Base Contracting Ltd

Mark and Wendy McGuiness Foundation

AWS Legal

Trinity Construction 

Strawberry Sound

Clark Fortune McDonald & Associates

Mark Clark

Angle Interiors Ltd

Wayne's Progress.

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I believe as the only secondary school in Queenstown, WHS is truly one of the most valuable assets in our community. We are proud of the strong culture of excellence and wellbeing provided at WHS which allows all students to thrive.  It allowed the seamless transition to an online learning environment during the Covid-19 lockdown and in 2019 WHS was 2nd in NZ co-ed state schools for University Entrance.

COVID-19 has impacted our ability to fundraise. We need the support of our community to continue to offer a strong holistic education to all students, and to maintain the current high standards of all-round achievement.


Our thanks go to New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty, Trinity and Industrial Fitness for partnering with us to offer this incredible opportunity for WHS students and staff to receive expert training and to run the New Zealand Sotheby's International Realty Queenstown Marathon.  

Wayne Foley

Chairman, Wakatipu High School Foundation


Meet Wayne.

Wayne and his wife Julia have lived in the Wakatipu Basin for over 25 years, with all four of their children attending WHS. Passionate about youth education, Wayne served on the WHS Board of Trustees from 2010 and left to establish the WHS Foundation in 2013. He served on the WHS Foundation board until 2016. 


Wayne rejoined the WHS Foundation as Chairman in April 2020. 

Wayne is a director/shareholder of Trinity group of companies which cover property development and bespoke residential construction. Wayne and Trinity have been active in supporting the Wakatipu community throughout the years including the local rowing club, sponsoring other local activity, previous chairman of the Historic Places Trust local branch, and served on QLDC committees. ​



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