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your local event guide & directory 12 – 25 April 2018

CELTIC CEILIDH SATURDAY 5 MAY Athenaeum Hall see inside for more details and ticket sales fortnightly thursdays

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Arrowtown land for sale

Otago Realty (NZ) Ltd, Licensed Agent REAA 2008

• Unique town-centre location – 12 sites available • Lot sizes from 340sqm – 510sqm • First time on the open market since 1866 • Sites capture some of Arrowtown’s finest views • Each section comes with a consented house design • Cohesive, thoughtful design scheme • Title anticipated Feb/March 2019 Open days: Sat 14th April 2-3pm, Sat 21st & Sun 22nd 2-4pm Fred Bramwell | 021 435 694 | Rory O’Donnell | 027 445 3982 |

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Deadline sale closes Wednesday 2nd May at 4pm, unless sold prior. Offers to be presented to Colliers International, Top floor, 10 Athol Street, Queenstown.

816 Malaghans Road, RD1, Queenstown Tender

Closing 4pm, Friday 18 May

Consisting of 3.96 hectares, this rural lifestyle block is waiting for you to build your new home. Enough room for sheds, horses or whatever you desire. Added feature is a large rocky hillside. Water and power on-site. Title due approx July 2018. Richard Newman

0274 970 138

Newman Real Estate Limited Licensed (REAA 2008)

Open every day from 8.30 am for Breakfast & Lunch Try our famous cheese fondue or our classic crĂŠpes Available for private functions for Dinner SPECIALISES IN: Interior | Exterior Renovation | Wallpapering 25 Ramshaw Lane

03 409 8946 1

Brand new residential subdivision 20 lots, 600sqm – 1073sqm Title anticipated Spring 2018 5% deposit Rural and alpine panoramas Peaceful location Ecologically enhanced and protected Desirable and rarely available Walking distance of renowned riverside trails

From $525,000 McDonnell Road, Arrowtown

03 441 0790 Sophie James: 027 463 5361 Stephen Hebbend: 021 453 881 2

Otago Realty (NZ) Ltd, Licensed Agent REAA 2008

big celtic night out

listeners wanted Do you have some free time on weekdays? Do you like the idea of helping children build confidence and practise their reading skills? Arrowtown Primary School is looking for community volunteers to come in each week and listen to younger children read books out loud. For more information and to volunteer email info@ arrowtown.

A much anticipated ceilidh set for Saturday 5 May is promising to be an entertaining and social night for Arrowtown. Organiser Mairi Raby, a Scot, says a ceilidh (pronounced ‘kay-lee’) is a village party in which Celts get together for a night of general neighbourly fun – music, dancing and storytelling. ‘It’s a much-loved tradition in small Scottish and Irish communities, bringing together dancers and musicians of all abilities, experiences and ages. It’s perfect for a small Otago town.’ A delicious supper is provided, and there’ll be a cash bar to wet the whistle between chatting to neighbours, learning reels and dusting off the Gay Gordons. ‘You can welcome in the winter by tarting up the tartan and channelling your inner clan,’ says Mairi. ‘We’re flying in Twisty Willow for the night – they’re a great ceilidh band, so polish up your dancing booties.’ The ceilidh will bounce on at the Athenaeum Hall from 7 pm till late. The event is backed by the Arrowtown Creative Arts Society, and is being held for locals over 18. You can book a table of eight (phone 027 546 5739), come by yourself, or with a partner or friends. The price has been kept down to $40 and includes supper (ACAS members $30). Tickets are available from Arrowtown Pharmacy or ACAS committee members (cash) and by credit card at A small number of tickets may be available on the door, but Mairi says it’s safer to book early as they are already selling quickly. For more information phone 027 546 5739. 3

councillor comment From Arrowtown councillor Scott Stevens: The tree-lined streets of Arrowtown are an asset that draws hundreds of thousands of visitors and creates the sense of place that residents can relate to. However, in autumn the leaves fall, a lot of leaves fall. The question is, what to do with the leaves you collect on your property? Clean air legislation prohibits burn offs and putting them in the rubbish only adds to the 16% organic waste that is quickly filling up our landfill. Reducing organic waste going to landfill is one part of the council’s draft Waste Minimisation and Management Plan. Another big issue is glass recycling. Due to our collection method (all recycling mixed up in the blue recycling bin), glass is not clean enough to be recycled and is instead sent to the landfill. This is not sustainable by any stretch of the imagination and it is fair to say council have not lived up to ratepayer expectations. Our latest plan, although ambitious, is achievable and looks to address these shortcomings. See QLDC’s website for more information and you have until the end of the month to submit feedback. Now back to the leaves. I’m no Dr Compost but I know enough to use this resource for the betterment of my garden. Once collected I mow them up with my lawn mower to shred them. I then store them next to my compost bin and add them over the spring as a brown layer in between layers of green like lawn clippings and veggie scraps. Let decomposition do its thing and by early summer you will have A Grade compost to use as mulch, feeding and protecting your garden from the summer heat and next winter’s freeze. 4

Dr Simon Bourke

Chiropractic/Massage Therapy ACC treatment provider


or phone to make a booking P 03 451 0384 Clinic: Above The Hayes, 1 Onslow Rd, Lake Hayes Estate

Chiropractor vertigo back pain neck pain headaches disc injuries sciatica jaw pain/dysfunction pregnancy related back pain a wide range of sports injuries

Paul Gallagher

Massage Therapist Deep Tissue Sports Massage Pre and post event treatment Mobility Work 5

classifieds for sale Ladies bike sm Sarah Ulmer subtract. 2 Colour green Ph 442 0155

real estate wanted Single bedroom flat or unit sought in Arrowtown. Long term for mature local with references, cat friendly. Tel 021 893 787 Email:admin@

public notices Arrowtown Preschool Trolley Derby needs a new coordinator! Is there someone out there in the community who would like to lead an enthusiastic and supportive team to run this very popular and well established event in November? Clear and detailed systems are in place. Please phone Jon 027 531 6151.

MODELS WANTED! Cutting, Foiling, Straightening and Full Head Bleach! Days will vary on availability. Please contact us on 03 442 1890 HAIRSTYLISTS

Available now at 6

03 442 1890 |






Bring your bean bag, blanket and swandri downtown and enjoy a wonderful outdoor movie with friends and family. Food and refreshments available from 6.30pm. Please note, we are only able to accept a maximum of 200 people at this event.



autumn festival tickets selling fast Autumn Festival events are a hot ticket, so don’t delay buying! Online tickets for the Quiz Night and Pie, Pint and Pinot have sold out, but there are still tickets available for other events. You can excite the senses at La Nuit D'Extraordinaire on Saturday 21st. Or thrill to the music of the NZ Youth Choir on Tuesday 24th. Tickets for both from Eventfinda, with door sales also for the youth choir. The free screening of The Hunt for the Wilderpeople on Friday 20th is limited to 200 so get there early to enjoy refreshments from 6.30 pm. If the weather is bad it will be in the hall. The art exhibition opening is on the Friday night. Saturday is market day, with heaps of craft and food stalls, a community parade plus entertainment. On Sunday there will be limited door sales for Pie, Pint and Pinot from 12.30 pm (ticket holders enter from 12 pm). The Fun Dog Show, Duck Race and Gold Panning Champs are also on Sunday, along with the Shotover Country Music Concert. Tickets for the Senior Citizens Afternoon Tea on Monday 23rd are free but essential and must be picked up at the museum. 7

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



Expert mechanics available all year round!

RENTALS Pick up and drop off service available!


arrowtown stompdown returns Arrowtown's very own skate park jam is back! Grab your choice of wheels and head down to the park on for a fun day of 'sending it' and 'stomping it’. Some of district’s best athletes will showcase their talent but all ages and abilities are welcome. Registration opens at 10.30 am, gold coin donation. Registration closes 10 minutes before each event begins. Categories will be decided on the day. Refurb Skate will be there raising money for their latest park project, and rumour has it they have some barbecue skills. 8

skate park timetable 11 am: Scooter heats 12.30 pm: Under 5s, anything with wheels 1 pm: Bike heats 2 pm: Skate heats 3 pm: Finals pump track timetable Kids (and adults) with extra energy can do timed laps of the pump track, gold coin donation. 12 pm: under 5s 12.30 pm: 5–8 years 1 pm: 8–10 years 1.30 pm: 10–12 years 2 pm: 13+ Note times will depend on number of participants on the day.

upcoming events

april – may


Olive Copperbottom

Athenaeum Hall 7.30 pm

Korowai Weaving

Community Rooms 9 am–4 pm


Wakatipu Reforestation Trust

Public Planting Day

Lake Hayes South Roadside 9 am – 12 noon


Waitiri Launch Event

The Black Seeds

Waitiri Creek 1–5 pm


Arrowtown Autumn Festival


Wakatipu Reforestation Trust

Feehly Hill 9 am – 12 noon


Wakatipu Reforestation Trust

Lake Hayes West (maintenance only) 9 am – 12 noon


Penny Ashton channels Dickens


Advanced Tips & Techniques



Public Planting Day Public Planting Day Stompdown Skate park jam


Arrowtown Skate Park 11 am, registration 10.30 am


Smartphone Classes



Arrowtown Village Association


Opening screening of 2018 season

Queenstown Film Society

Dorothy Browns 8.15 pm

Wakatipu Reforestation Trust

Public Planting Day

Whitechapel, Arrow Junction 9 am – 12 noon

Celtic Ceilidh

Athenaeum Hall

Korowai Weaving

Community Rooms 9 am–4 pm

5 5 5–6

Scottish/Irish village dance Mawhitiwhiti Bags


your flop-free recipe spice rubbed salmon

400 g salmon fillet oil for drizzling 2 Tbsp mixed spices (I used crushed coriander seeds, ground cumin, paprika, salt, oregano) salad 1 punnet cherry tomatoes, halved 1 red onion, finely diced baby spinach or kale, leaves roughly torn 1 red or green capsicum, chopped juice of lemon and a little olive oil to serve oven-roasted potato wedges sour cream and salsa Cut the salmon into 4 pieces. Drizzle skin side with a little oil and evenly sprinkle spice mixture over. Toss tomatoes, onion, leaves and capsicum together and drizzle lemon juice and olive oil over. Cook salmon skin side down in a hot frying pan for 3–4 minutes. Flip and cook for 2 minutes more. Serve with salad, roasted potato wedges, sour cream and salsa. Serves 4. 10


Arrowtown Preschool COTTER AVE & DURHAM ST Half day and longer day places for babies and children 12 months – 5 years Innovative programmes including popular weekly nature based programmes for 3 -5 year olds Consistent and qualified teaching staff Please phone

03 442 0172 or 03 442 1416

or email admin@ for more information or to arrange a visit.

#theloopsnaps Beaut morning for a #sunriseballoons trip

THIS is what you live for as a parent.

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worth $75 add #theloopsnaps to your photos on facebook or instagram & they might just win & make the next issue of the loop arrowtown.

The Fork and Tap are proud sponsors alongside Emerson’s Brewery of the Pie, Pint and Pinot Festival.

We look forward to seeing you at our stall where we will have Gourmet pies and delicious NZ craft beers to match.

51 Buckingham St | 03 442 1860

Jenny Mitchell will be providing the Sunday Soundtrack in our very own beer garden from 2 pm – 5 pm. We can’t wait to see you there!


business directory accountants Mike Wallace–Management Services (Qt) Ltd 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 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 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 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. 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 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 or call for more info. Lakes Theatre Arts RECREATIONAL DANCE CLASSES 7-9 years & 10-13 years. Enquiries:

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@ or visit 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 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. Taking bookings for Term 2. 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 13

Edition 144  

12 –25 April 2018

Edition 144  

12 –25 April 2018