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your local event guide & directory 15 – 28 February 2018

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contents 3 fire brigade steps up

amenities airport art galleries/studios bus route bus stops camp ground churches golf courses library medical centre info centre / museum parking playgrounds police post office public toilets swimming pool walking tracks

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Summer Live Music sessions

Sunday 18 February – Pol & Chad

Beautiful soulful harmonies through to delicate guitar

Sunday 25 February – Dan Walsh travelling musician, banjo, guitar, vocals

Come relax in our garden bar, soak up the sun & listen to some talented musicians

EVERY SUNDAY IN SUMMER 4-7 pm 51 Buckingham St | 03 442 1860 www.theforkandtap.co.nz

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orbus feedback The Arrowtown Village Association wants to know what you think about the new bus service. Chairperson Noel Beggs says the AVA has been asked to give feedback to Otago Regional Council, but first the association needs to know what the community thinks. ‘We want to hear what’s good about the new service, and what could be better,’ says Noel. ‘If you don’t take the bus, what’s stopping you? We want to know it all!’ To have your input, email

chairperson@ arrowtownvillage.nz

by 25 February.

fire brigade steps up

Arrowtown Volunteer Fire Brigade has become the first brigade in the Queenstown Lakes District to go to First Response status. After four full days of training with St John Ambulance instructors, 15 members of the brigade have earned their Medical First Responder qualification. That means the brigade will be better trained and equipped to deal with a wider range of medical emergencies. The move will result in quicker access to care in Arrowtown. Deputy Chief Fire Officer Steve Murch points out the brigade can usually get to a medical incident in the Arrowtown area ahead of the ambulance. ‘That can make a life-anddeath difference if someone is experiencing a serious asthma attack, anaphylaxis or a diabetic emergency,’ he says, ‘especially if the ambulance is delayed.’ St John has supplied the brigade with a first response medical pack, which includes pain relief and life-saving drugs such as adrenalin that first responders are qualified to administer. Steve says First Response status means the brigade will turn out to more medical calls than ever. ‘Don’t be too surprised if you call an ambulance and a few minutes later the fire brigade turns up. The ambulance will be on its way – we’re just there to help you until they arrive.’ 3


councillor comment From Arrowtown councillor Scott Stevens: February is Aotearoa Bike Challenge month, a project to encourage more people to travel by bike. The Wakatipu has some of the best off-road bike trails in the country but most cyclists going to work or school will need to use the roads. We need to share the road and in Arrowtown that means reducing your speed. QLDC is investigating reducing the speed limit in Arrowtown to 40 kph and in the CBD to 25 kph. Our roads are not designed to be driven at higher speeds with kids and tourists on bikes or walking. It might take a minute longer to drive across town. But that’s a small price to pay and might encourage more of us to get on our bikes. The upgraded Ramshaw Lane carpark has made a huge difference to parking issues. The landscaping team is booked for tree planting in early winter with under planting in spring. We have also started to fence off the car encroachment on the library reserve after the decision to put green space first and keep cars within the formed parking space. This will mean most library users who use cars will have to walk from the Ramshaw Lane carpark – or get on your bike!

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keep clear of bikes NEW MAGIC CIRCLE MAT CLASS Monday 9 am

Starting 5 March Arrowtown Community Room

SPECIALISES IN: Interior | Exterior Renovation | Wallpapering

Arrowtown School parent Carrie Pritchard is on a mission to keep bike-riding kids safe. She says she was prompted into action after nearmisses while cycling to school on Adamson Drive. ‘Two days in a row we’ve had a car coming the other way, and another heading our way. Rather than slowing down and waiting for the passing car to go before overtaking my 6-year-old, they’ve squeezed through giving him 0.5 m clearance… And I’m watching this from behind, horrified.’ Carrie points out the Road Code states that you should leave at least 1.5 m between your vehicle and a cyclist; wait for a clear space before passing a cyclist on a narrow road; and take extra care around young cyclists. ‘On Adamson Drive there is simply not enough space for a vehicle to overtake a cyclist when another vehicle is coming the other way.’ Carrie acknowledges that people aren’t necessarily aware of the lack of room they are giving young cyclists ‘It is particularly difficult to judge a safe distance when driving a large vehicle like a four-wheeldrive or SUV.’ She asks Arrowtown residents to remember this: leave a safe zone for cyclists. You never know what might cause them to veer off-line – potholes, broken glass, litter, strong wind or just being a wobbly beginner rider. 5


classifieds Creating stronger bodies with ArrowPilates. Enjoy classical Pilates that is Stretch with Strength and Control. Private sessions on all the Pilates apparatus (Gratz) in boutique studio. Mat classes in Community Room. Visit arrowpilates.co.nz or call 027 450 5695 garage sale Saturday 17th – 33 Cotter Ave, 9am. Ski boots, snow chains, bike, fitness strider, microwave, wok, books, oil heaters, general household goods. for sale Porsche 356B Super90 1960. This car has been in storage for 48yrs comes with a new fully rebuilt motor, offers wanted. Ph 03 442 1351 lost Pink Baby G child’s watch. Around Arrowtown school and down the bike trail along arrow river to Arrow junction. Sunday 4th February. Xmas present that we would love to get back. If found please phone Ursula 027 656 2231

Arrow Thai Food requires a front of house. Full time position with immediate start. Experience and long term preferred. Please call in with your CV or email jch@orcon.net.nz The Fork and Tap Our vibrant & iconic gastro/ craft beer pub in heart of Arrowtown requires: CHEF DE PARTIE FULL-TIMEYou will need to have 2 years relevant experience. KITCHEN HAND FULL-TIME Immediate start. Applicants must be NZ citizens/residents or hold a valid work visa. Send your CV/cover letter to: hello@theforkandtap.co.nz Provisions of Arrowtown – KITCHENHAND Flexible hours weekdays only. Could suit local mother or someone working evening shifts 10 am–3 pm Monday-Friday for Feb & March only in busy Arrowtown cafe. Call Barb Tel: 03 4420714 Send email with CV to:Info@provisionscafe.co.nz FREE to place classifieds, email details to: thelooparrowtown@gmail.com

situations vacant Akarua Wines – PART TIME DISHWASHER You MUST have a valid work visa.We are a busy restaurant located in Arrowtown so your own transport is essential. You must work well in a team environment and have minimum of medium level English. Commitment of 6 months minimum is required. email cv to john@akaruaartisan.nz 021 0234 3598 Arrowtown Four Square Supermarket – RETAIL ASSISTANTS – Part time/Full timeAble to work weekdays and must be able to work one weekend shift a week. Have valid NZ work visa with at least 6 months left. Previous retail experience preferred. Immediate start. Must have good English and work well in a team. Please call Amanda 4421671 or email: Amanda.Colmore-Williams@foursquare-si.co.nz 6

2018 Macpac Motatapu SATURDAY 10 MARCH We require a fantastic volunteer crew to support the event. Working in partnership with the Queenstown Trails Trust, funds go towards maintenance and development of the trails in the Wakatipu. To sign up head to: motatapu.com/contact/ volunteers


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an artistic eye In his five years as professional photographer, Bolivian-born Carlos Biggeman has worked as official photographer for events in New Zealand and Australia, but it is out of his assignments in his birth country that his exhibition at the Lakes District Museum grew. Carlos, who has lived in New Zealand since 2006, was accredited photographer at the Carnaval de Oruro for the Bolivian newspaper La Patria in 2015 and for the TV channel Bolivision in 2016. The Carnaval de Oruro is on UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. In this centuries-old festival Catholic and pagan traditions meld as tens of thousands of dancers make a pilgrimage through Oruro over three days and nights, in a pageant of colour, movement and religious devotion. Carlos’s work is recognised internationally and has been exhibited overseas and in New Zealand. In 2013 he received from General Governor Sir Jerry Mateparae the National Down Syndrome Achievement Award. His carnaval photographs will be on display at the museum gallery until 11 March. 8

Carlos receiving the Stephen Thomas Award from Dame Judi Dench in London

Open every day from 8.30 am for

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upcoming events

february – march

february

Carnaval de Oruro

9 Feb– 11 Mar

Lakes District Museum

by photographer Carlos Biggemann

carlosbiggemannphotography.com

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1–4

New Zealand Open Golf

ISPS Handa

The Hills and Millbrook Resort

8–12

Antique and Collectables Fair

Athenaeum Hall

Motatapu

Finish at Wilcox Green

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10 am – 5 pm

www.motatapu.com

free to place upcoming events – email thelooparrowtown@gmail.com

Open 6 days | Mon to Fri: 9am - 5.30pm | Sat : 10am - 3pm WORK SHOP

SALES

ALL GOOD BIKE BRANDS + MORE!

Expert mechanics available all year round!

RENTALS Pick up and drop off service available!

4/9 BUSH CREEK, ARROWTOWN | 03 4098140 | www.ARROWBIKES.CO.NZ 9


your flop-free recipe pork, prawn and coriander gyoza

filling 250 g pork mince 200 g raw peeled prawns, chopped 3 spring onions, chopped 2 cloves garlic, crushed small handful coriander, roughly chopped ½ tsp shiaoxing wine 1 Tbsp light soy sauce 1 tsp ginger, minced ½ tsp sesame oil dipping sauce ½ inch piece ginger, julienned 1 Tbsp chinese black vinegar ½ tsp asian chilli oil 2 Tbsp soy sauce 1 Tbsp water to make dumplings 275 g packet dumpling wrappers 2 Tbsp vegetable oil ⅓ cup chicken stock Place all the filling ingredients in a bowl and stir well until just combined. Cover and chill for 10 minutes. While the prawn and pork mixture is chilling prepare the dipping sauce by mixing all the ingredients in a bowl. Set aside at room temperature for up to 3 hours until ready to serve. Stir again briefly before serving. Working with half a dozen wrappers at a time, place them 10

on a clean flat surface. Place a wrapper on your palm, then put 1 heaped teaspoon of the filling in the centre. Moisten the edges with a wet finger and fold over to form a half-moon shape. Press to form some tiny pleats along the edge to seal. Shape the dumpling so that the base is flat. Place finished dumpling on the floured surface and repeat with the remaining wrappers and filling. Heat the oil and stock in a large nonstick frying pan until bubbling gently. Add the dumplings (you may need to cook in batches). Cover with a lid and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove the lid and simmer for another 5 minutes until the liquid evaporates and the underside is golden brown. Cook remaining batches in the same way (you may need additional stock). Serve dumplings with the dipping sauce. Sprinkle over some spring onions and coriander. Yum! Makes 20–30


#theloopsnaps

FEBRUARY’S WINNING PIC

Enjoying the day with my lovely niece visiting from India

Saw 3 of these little critters tonight hedgehogs are so SO cute

she’s a bit of a car crash this one

2x GA season tickets add #theloopsnaps to your photos on facebook or instagram & they might just win & make the next issue of the loop arrowtown.

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business directory accountants Mike Wallace–Management Services (Qt) Ltd www.mgtservicesqt.co.nz 22 Advance Terrace 03 409 8374 bars/cafés/resturants Arrowtown Bakery 1 Ballarat Arcade Buckingham St 03 442 1587 Bonjour 25 Ramshaw St 03 409 8946 The Fork & Tap 51 Buckingham St 03 442 1860 Unwind 4/14 Buckingham St 03 442 0227 bikes Arrow Bikes 4/9 Bush Creek Rd 03 409 8140 child care ABC Arrowtown Montessori 16 Wiltshire St 03 442 0032 Arrowtown Preschool Cotter Ave & Durham St 03 442 1416 hairdressers D’OR Hair Stylists Royal Oak Complex, Shop 14 Arrow Lane 03 442 1890 health & beauty ArrowPilates 22b Daveys Place 027 450 5695 Back on Track Physiotherapy 50 Buckingham St, Upstairs, Royal Oak Court 03 442 6616 Oddfellows Beauty Therapy & Massage 57 Buckingham St 03 442 0020 Unichem Arrowtown Pharmacy 20 Buckingham St 03 442 0975 Queenstown Physiotherapy Arrowtown Medical Centre 03 441 0580 mechanic Arrowtown Garage 28 Wiltshire St 03 442 0807 12

plumbers Bob Dennison Plumbing Limited PO Box 191, Arrowtown 027 442 1051 retail Off the Wall Gallery 18 Buckingham St 03 442 0890 The Jade & Opal Factory 30 Buckingham St 03 442 1654 The Stitching Post 25 Buckingham St 03 442 0448 real estate Ray White 14 Buckingham St 03 442 1616 taxis Green Cabs Arrowtown 0800 464 7336

community services in an emergency phone........................... 111 Arrowtown School 9 Chalmers Place 03 442 1854 Arrowtown Surgery/Doctors Berkshire St 03 442 1215 Community Policing Centre 57 Buckingham St 03 442 1274 Fire Brigade http://www.facebook.com/Arrowtownfire 2 Hertford St 03 442 1740 Justice of the Peace Amber Hollis 021 947 837 Richard Newman 0274 970 138 Russell Heckler 03 442 0204 Tracey MacLaren 03 442 1347 Library 58 Buckingham St 03 442 1607 Museum/Gallery/Information Centre 49 Buckingham St 03 442 1824 Plunket 20 Cardigan St 0800 933 922 Post Office 52 Buckingham St 03 442 1885 Wasp Man free wasp nest extermination Russell Heckler 03 442 0204


local club notices Arrow Line Dance Club 021 0284 0681 Beginner–intermediate levels. Weds 12.30– 2.30 pm $5 at the Pavilion at Lake Hayes. Arrowtown Bowling Club 03 442 1905 Club Day Thursday mornings. New members welcome - coaching available - more info Diane 03 409 8545 Arrowtown Business Women’s Group Any and all local business women are welcome to register. It is free to join but each event may have a charge to cover costs. Email Hayley Delport on arrowtownbusinesswomen@gmail.com Arrowtown Entertainers 03 442 0132 Primarily a singing group of varying ages who love to provide heart-warming entertainment in Arrowtown. The group aims to put on a Christmas Concert in December and also concerts during the Arrowtown Autumn Festival. Contact: Alison Douglas at nigel.alison@slingshot.co.nz Arrowtown Golf Club 03 442 1719 Club days–every Weds&Sat(men) / Tue(9 holes) &Thurs(ladies). Ph the golf shop for more info. Arrowtown Scouts Want to know more about the Arrowtown Scout group? We are catering for Boys and Girls aged 6-17years. Email Sharon. cartman@gmail.com for more information. Arrowtown Village Association Join the Arrowtown Village Association, the voice of Arrowtown. We work to protect and enhance the unique character of our town. Visit arrowtownvillage.nz to learn more. Dorothy Browns Bookclub 03 442 1964 Meet the first Wednesday of each month at 10.30 am at the cinema. Newcomers welcome. Little Yogis 027 866 7681 Children's yoga ages 4-18. Contact Niki littleyogisqt@gmail.com or call for more info. Lakes Theatre Arts Last few weeks to enrol with Lakes Theatre Arts 5 & under dance class – info@LakesTheatreArts.com

LCF fun languages 03 442 0075 For children from 2–12 years old. Fun French lessons for preschool children & in school & after school for primary school. We do adult lessons too, in group or privately. Email nathalie@ lcfclubs.co.nz or visit www.lcfclubs.co.nz Petanque Sundays 3 pm, Library Green. All welcome! Plunket 0800 933 922 Little fingers craft/activity playgroup, Mondays 10–12pm. Gold coin donation. Remarkable Mothers group, 2nd & 4th Thurs of the month, from 11am. All welcome. For all current information/to contact, LIKE the Arrowtown Plunket Facebook page. Shotover Country Music Club 03 442 0785 Arrowtown Hall, 3rd Sunday each month at 7.30 pm. All welcome. Cost Free. Contact Reg McTaggart at r.j.mctaggart@xtra.co.nz Small Seeds Parent & toddler music group St Paul’s Cottage next to St Paul’s Anglican Church. Every Thurs morning in term time, 9:30 – 10:30. Half an hour of music with instruments & a short Bible story, then coffee/chat/play time. Free/Donation. The Making Room After school Art Classes with artist Fiona Garlick. Spaces available Weds (8 -12yrs) Call Fiona 021 455 309 The Queenstown Embroiderers Meets every Weds at The Stitching Post Buckingham St, from 10 am onwards. We work on our projects, share ideas & enjoy good company. Anyone interested in joining us is most welcome to call in & meet us. For further information contact Denise Heckler 03 442 0204. Wakatipu Travel Club Meets 2 pm on 4th Monday in the month at St John Ambulance Rooms, 10 Douglas St. Frankton. Interesting speakers. We welcome new members. Contact:Lucia Dore 027 755 1170 FREE to place local club information, email details to thelooparrowtown@gmail.com 13


Edition 140  

15 – 28 February 2018

Edition 140  

15 – 28 February 2018

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