The Loop Arrowtown – Edition 213

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ALTOGETHER BETTER The Arrowtown real estate team who make real estate easy and stress free

Holly, Todd & Michael The Newman Real Estate crew have jumped to blue. You can find them at their new Bayleys Office at 36 Buckingham Street or give them a call for any of your real estate needs. Holly Hargreaves 021 453 133 Todd Weeks 021 645 022 Michael Tierney 027 442 1167 ARROWTOWN REALTY PARTNERS LIMITED, LICENSED UNDER THE REA ACT 2008


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10am – 2pm Library Green

free-range eggs smoked salmon bacon butties local craft stalls

organic vegetables live music freshly roasted coffee artisan goodies cakes, biscuits & muffins salami & olives skincare & haircare Nepalese dumplings and so much more! 1

• All aspects of tree maintenance • Tree removals – Dismantling & felling • Hedge trimming – large & small • Wood splitter hire

• Section clearing • Stump grinding • Firewood • Mulch supplies


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arrowtown art union exhibition Arrowtown Creative Arts Society's excited to be sponsoring an Art Exhibition to showcase and provide local artists with a venue for exhibition and sales after another quiet lock down period. Sales (after commission) will go to exhibiting artists. Commission is committed to the Museum and restoration of the local Historic Police Hut

dracula the bloody truth Sahara BreeZe Productions are bringing Dracula – The Bloody Truth, by Le Navet Bete & John Nicholson, to the Arrowtown Athenaeum Hall (25-28 Nov). Directed by Christopher Cook, along with Assistant Director John Goudge, and produced by Jordan Wichman, this hilarious parody of vampire movie cliches will have you rolling in the aisles and is an ideal night out for family and work groups alike. The multi-talented and hilarious cast of four, consisting of Marty Newell, Sarah Barham, Nathan Cook & Blaise Barham, take you on a riotous journey playing all 34 characters between them, with hysterical results. With slapstick comedy at its best, frantic costume changes, magic tricks, and airborne props, strung together with clever dialogue, as well as the odd song and dance the cast will have you in fits. The show takes you on a journey across Europe from the dark and sinister Transylvanian mountains to the outwardly charming seaside town of Whitby, as the frantic Van Helsing and his three hapless actors try to stage the ‘real’ events of the Dracula story. Will they be victorious, or will Dracula get the last bite? This is a laugh-out-loud riot you can really sink your teeth into!!! Tickets available @ Family Friendly: Parental Guidance. Recommended: 8+ as there will be darkness, loud bangs, mock-horror, and horrifyingly funny antics from four actors who should really know better.


arrowtown village association news clean air update

Basking in Arrowtown sunshine, we’ve all been happy not to be thinking about home heating and smoky chimneys. A good time, though, to reflect on the winter just passed. Ian Longley, NIWA, has expressed some frustration at not being able to complete the intended monitoring and research in Arrowtown this past winter due to Covid restrictions. He thanks the small group of residents who assisted with indoor air monitoring and advises that the indoor air filtration units are currently being re-allocated to schools or healthcare facilities in Auckland to help reduce COVID

transmission risk. Ian is keen to return to Arrowtown to continue the project, but, like many things, this will be dependent on how COVID-19 unfolds, and ORC involvement and funding will certainly help. Sarah Harrison, ORC, reports that a trend analysis has found that Arrowtown air quality is improving at a rate of 3.5% per year. This is great news, but we have a long way to go and need everyone with wood-burners to be on board with this. Summer is also a good time to check out options for replacing any noncompliant (pre-2007) woodburners.

how’s your firewood supply?

As we enter the warmer months, AVA encourages those with wood-burners to look ahead and make the most of reasonable firewood prices now. Purchasing now gives an excellent benefit of ensuring that your firewood will be suitably dry come next winter. AVA offers you the loan of a moisture meter to test the dryness of your firewood with a refundable $20 bond. These easy hand-held meters are available from the APBA office on Arrow Lane – call in or email Nicky at web email FB @arrowtownvillage 4


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classifieds Electrician – Need a trusted local electrician? Call Grant 021 143 4746. Small jobs preferred. No mileage charge for first visit (Arrowtown only). Premier Stopping – Local & reliable Quality Gib stopping at competitive prices. Free quotes & advice. Contact Dave Thompson 021 115 3632 Pilates Mat Class – All levels welcome. Mondays 7-8 pm at Arrowtown Rugby Club Rooms $10 please bring your own mat. Any questions please call Sam 021 156 0508 Rare Carparks available in private lot at bottom of Berkshire St. $50 +gst a week. Call/text 021 153 7955

situations vacant Remarkable Sweet Shop – We are seeking a trainee FUDGE CHEF to join our wonderful team. Fantastic opportunity to learn the art of making our world-famous fudge and confectionery. Fit, dynamic and mathematically capable, with a passion for all things sweet. Permanent long-term role. Mon – Fri, 7– 3.30pm with some additional weekend shifts as required. We invite suitably experienced candidates to apply for this role. Email your CV to:

@ 26 Berkshire Street MONDAYS 4.30–7.30 pm CONTACT JESSICA 021 0232 4181 6

school update This term, the Year 5/6 students will be heading down to Millbrook to work in their gardens as a giving back initiative.

Year 7/8 students recently completed their challenge run to fundraise for their upcoming camps. The Year 8 funds will go towards their trip to Wainui this December.

The Kapa Haka groups performed for the school last month as they had to miss out on a lot of events due to COVID regulations. They gave a great performance and it was lovely to see them back in action!

arrowtown school needs your help Principal Chris Bryant of Arrowtown Primary School, explains the problems that they have been faced with, and is asking for help to cover fundraising shortfalls. We are asking you to engage in a fundraising project for the children and young people of Arrowtown. Due to Covid restrictions, fundraising events have been severely reduced over the last year or so. Most recently the Kapa Haka Fundraising Event for 2021 has been cancelled due to the COVID19 restrictions. This event, held every second year, brings in a much-needed baseline of around $20,000 to help fund the costs that make our Kapa Haka group such a rewarding experience for our children. We need your help Through the hard work of our PTA and successful grant applications, we have raised $170,000 for school projects. We could see some of these projects in use by the beginning of 2022. However, the reality is that with the reduction of fundraising activities, mentioned above, we are short around $50,000. So, can you help? I’m inviting you to contribute Your local law firm, whatever you can to help supplement funds already wherever you are raised. A arrowtown-school-fundraiser. Practical, strategic and on page has been set your side. We'll put our up to help raise extra funds, and expertise to work for you. if you feel that this is something 4 Buckingham Street, that you would like to do then I encourage you to do so either Arrowtown through the Raisely page or contact me directly. 0800 277 529 Chris Bryant | Principal


keep christmas local "Support Local" has certainly become the mantra these last few years with the quality and range that we have on our own doorstep, you will have no hesitation in buying local! Whether it’s decorations or gifts, party food, wine or beer, you will find anything you need right here in Arrowtown. Come and support our local retailers, no need to drive far, easy parking... Christmas shopping will become a pleasure again! A thank you to Arrowtown Promotion & Business Association for supporting this local gift guide initiative with sponsored spots and complementing it with a digital marketing campaign alongside to "Support Local" this Christmas. Happy Shopping!! 2022 calendar Our Arrowtown 2022 calendars have arrived and they look incredible. They make the perfect gift, especially for those not able to travel to come and see us, but keen to be reminded of the Arrowtown splendour yearround. These are now available in store throughout Arrowtown, including the Lakes District Museum and The Post Office. Retail $20 each. Feel free to contact directly for bulk orders. fork & tap voucher Not sure what to get someone this Christmas? Make it easy and grab a voucher to The Fork and Tap, let them choose what they want to splash out on. The Fork and Tap, 51 Buckingham Street quirky gifts A treasure trove of quirky gifts, antique and vintage curios, furniture and jewellery, as well as beautiful decor items to bring a little magic into your home. Arrowtown Curios, 4 Buckingham St. 03 442 4504 8

platters Order a Rectangle or Large Round Platter before 25th December and receive free Bliss Balls. Orders can be made on-line or email:rosiesplate@ FREE delivery Arrowtown and surrounds. GF, Vegetarian & Vegan options available. Rosie's Plate, Arrowtown treasures Welcome to our treasure trove of gifts. You are sure to find something for everyone within our peaceful abode. Inspiring, humorous, kooky and awesome gifts for all ages. They will bring an abundance of love to your holidays. Wishing you a heavenly Christmas! Rainbow Doorways, Coachman’s Hall. 03 442 1910 earrings Earrings are the gift to give this Christmas. From Beautiful Basalt, Precious Pounamu to Stunning Silver we have something for the lady in your life. The Old Smithy, 44a Buckingham Street or shop online at books! books! books! Books are always the perfect gift and the Lakes District Museum shop has a fantastic new range of books for all ages. Alongside works from local artists and craftspeople, the museum shop is packed with gift ideas this Christmas. 49 Buckingham Street. 03 442 1824 get christmas sorted The Arrowtown Post Office has a great range of Secret Santa ideas, stocking fillers and gifts for all the family this Christmas. Support your community Post Office and shop local! Arrowtown Post Office, 52 Buckingham Street. 03 442 1885 sweet gifts Santa says, ‘Sweet gifts for everyone this Christmas!’ Delectable fudge, imported lollies and lovely little toys. Visit us in our Arrowtown shop and mention The Loop to receive a 10% discount. The Remarkable Sweet Shop, 27 Buckingham Street, Arrowtown. 03 442 1374 9

wool throw or cushions Purchase a beautiful wool throw or cushions. Gorgeous new season colours and a perfect Christmas gift. Mention The Loop and receive 10% off. 21 Buckingham 03 442 1947 kids gifts Visit the team at Arrowtown Pharmacy for a wide selection of gifts for tots to teens from toiletries, gadgets, games and much more. Plus free gift wrapping. Arrowtown Pharmacy, 20 Buckingham Street. 03 442 0975 toki (adze) Worn as a symbol of strength, toki carries with it deep symbolism associated with control, determination and focus, an achiever. Many great gift ideas in store, plus 10% off for locals at The Jade & Opal Factory, 30 Buckingham Street. 03 442 1654 gift boxes 10% discount - XMAS21 - We’re taking orders now for gift boxes! Due to Covid, items may be hard for us to receive later in December. Get in early to make sure that you get what you want this Christmas! Black Box QT – 021 135 8340 / / stocking fillers Welcome to The Gold Nugget. Great Gifts for Christmas. A HUGE range of local and NZ made products. Bespoke leather bags, Art, Pottery, Fun Knickknacks, Garden ornaments and lots lots more. Support local. Support NZ! 43 Buckingham Street. 03 442 1877 Postmasters Cottage Cafe would like to thank all our lovely locals for your support over these challenging times. Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and we hope to see you all over the holidays! 03 442 0991 – 10

upcoming events

november – december


Arrowtown School Hall – 6 pm D $65(early bird) or $70 NCELLE CA Tickets Hāngi & Kapa Haka Fundraiser Arrowtown School


A Sahara Breeze Production


Dracula – The Bloddy Truth

25 Nov till 27 Feb

Arrowtown Art Union Exhibition

Athenaeum Hall 7.30 pm–9.30 pm Tickets–early bird $38.88 or $44

Arrowtown Creative Arts Society

Lakes District Muesum 10 am – 4 pm



Arrowtown Long Lunch

Buckingham Street Starts from 12 pm

free to place upcoming events – email

posting dates Sending by these dates gives you the best chance of getting your items where they need to be for Christmas. Sending Overseas: Australia America/Europe/Pacific Rest of the World ECONOMY 24th November 19th November 15th November COURIER 3rd December 29th November 24th November EXPRESS 13th December 10th December 8th December Sending within New Zealand: ECONOMY 21st December COURIER 23rd December

New Zealand Post has a great website where kids can write their very own letter to Santa, plus there are loads of fun playing games and exploring his Ho Ho Homepage. 11

thank you Last Saturday evening, Arrowtown Preschool had the pleasure of hosting their only Quiz Night of the year, having had their other two quizzes in the series and the Spring Swing cancelled earlier in the year due to heightened alert levels. This significantly reduced the opportunities to raise funds through events for the community preschool which relies on whanau and the community for ongoing support. However the community turned out in force for the event, an overwhelming array of prizes were donated for the raffles and auction on the night, and the community centre was filled with quiz teams ready to do battle for the top gong. The preschool's fundraising goal was well and truly exceeded - and with soil being turned in the next week for the highly anticipated Cotter Avenue extension, the funds raised at the quiz will benefit both locations by further enhancing the learning environment and resources. Thank you to our whanau and community for all your support, as well as our key partners who we could not do this without: QLDC, OBE, Chard Farm, Lake & Wood Brew Co and local businesses too numerous to mention but who are our valued stakeholders.


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Experience a fusio ritual in salon today to go into the draw to win! 03 442 1890

otago choir The Central Otago Regional Choir is a mixed voice choir based in the Central Otago Region. Next week they are coming to Arrowtown so it’s time to get your toes tapping when the choir presents WE GOT RHYTHM! – Friday 19th November, 7:30 pm, Athenaeum Hall. Conducted by Richard Madden, accompanied by Sandra Crawshaw (piano), and supported by the drumming skills of local legend Peter Doyle. Come along and enjoy the much-loved melodies of Irving Berlin, Cole Porter and the Gershwin brothers. An added bonus will be the chance to welcome in the joys of Christmas through listening to a selection of John Rutter’s unforgettable original carols such as “Jesus Child” and “Shepherd’s Pipe Carol”! This year the choir will be joined by two remarkably talented guests. Abhinath Berry (piano) and Rhiannon Cooper (soprano). Abhinath took up the piano when he was about 15 years old, and yet this year, a mere 5 years later, placed second in the Dunedin Concerto The Central Otago Regional Choir Conducted by Richard Madden & Accompanied by Sandra Crawshaw (piano) with peter doyle (drums) presents

We Got Rhythm! Featuring fabulous arrangements of songs by GERSHWIN - IRVING BERLIN - COLE PORTER and delightful carols by JOHN RUTTER

With special guests Rhiannon Cooper (soprano) and Abhinath Berry (piano) ARROWTOWN Friday 19th November 2021 at 7:30 pm Athenaeum Hall, 33 Buckingham St. WANAKA Saturday 20th November 2021 at 7:30 pm Lake Wanaka Centre, 89 Ardmore St.

Tickets available from:

• Life Pharmacy Wilkinsons, Queenstown • Unichem Summerfield’s Pharmacy, Frankton • Lakes District Museum, Arrowtown • Paper Plus, Wanaka and Cromwell • Community House, Alexandra

ALEXANDRA Sunday 21st November 2021 at 2:30 pm Memorial Theatre, 15 Skird St.

Tickets $25 (School students free) Door sales may be limited due to Covid-19 restrictions. Tickets refundable if cancellation necessary. Doors open 30 min prior to start.

Competition. Rhiannon had to overcome initial vocal problems but what followed was remarkable. Her voice grew to be the exquisite instrument it has become today. Forget the Covid blues for just one night and come and groove away the evening with the Central Otago Regional Choir. Tickets $25 (School Students free). Available at Lakes District Museum. Due to Covid 19 regulations, door sales may be limited. Best to buy from outlets or choir members ahead of the concerts.


first day of school Luke Cowie

Started Arrowtown School on Friday 10 September. He was very excited to see all his friends again! Has your child had their first day at school or do you have a new baby? FREE to place, just email a photo, dates with full name and a short message


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David Clarke is the face of The Lakes District Museum & Gallery and he has been at the helm as Director for over 30 years. However, aside from his many directorial duties he also wears many other hats such as archives as our primary oral history recorder, education as a teacher and lecturer, guiding for historical and natural talks, participating in the the Arrowtown Autumn Festival every year in the parade and hosting the art competition, curating, displaying, hanging and lighting all exhibtions and so much more. David has a passion for protecting the heritage of our area. His tireless work has helped the museum and the whole town to secure much needed funding to proctect historic buildings, including the Gaol (1875) and the Post Office (1915) and the police hut at Butler’s Green. David has an inclusive nature in the gallery space at the Museum, and actively encourages Wakatipu High School to display their art work. He also established the museums LEOTC contract with the Minsitry of Education and



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helps teach over 3500 students every year. The museum also hosts early childhood providers, tertiary Institutions, overseas schools, clubs and school holiday programmes. For the area and the museum itself, David has raised millions to preserve, restore and improve facilities for everyone for without this money much of the area’s history would be lost to time. David has been at the museum for nearly half his life and puts his heart and soul into preserving our natural heritage and property. If there was an Arrowtown Hall of Fame, David would long since have been inducted into it for all he has done for the Arrowtown area.

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business directory accountants Mike Wallace–Management Services 43 Homeward Bound Dr 027 616 9007 bars/cafés/resturants Arrowtown Bakery 1 Ballarat Arcade Buckingham St 03 442 1587 Postmaster Cottage Cafe 54 Buckingham St 03 442 0991 The Fork & Tap 51 Buckingham St 03 442 1860 child care Arrowtown Preschool Cotter Ave & Durham St 03 442 1416 cleaning services Slithy Toves 021 079 6233 electrician Grant Smith (small jobs specialist) 10 Suffolk Street 021 143 4746 hairdressers D’OR Hair Stylists Royal Oak Complex, Shop 14 Arrow Lane 03 442 1890 health & beauty Back on Track Physiotherapy 57 Buckingham St 03 442 6616 Unichem Arrowtown Pharmacy 20 Buckingham St 03 442 0975 law Aspiring Law 4 Buckingham Street 0800 277 529 plumber Queenstown Plumbing & Gas Ltd PO Box 250, Arrowtown 03 441 8071 retail Black Box QT – Online Gift Box Company 021 135 8340 The Jade & Opal Factory 30 Buckingham St 03 442 1654 16

real estate Harcourts Arrowtown Bayleys 36 Buckingham St

027 489 5294 03 442 1616

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 Arrowtownfire 2 Hertford St 03 442 1740 Justice of the Peace Russell Heckler 03 442 0204 Mr A. MacDonald 03 409 8102 Tracey McLaren 027 221 8196 Richard Newman 027 497 0138 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 Arrowtown Bowling Club

03 442 1905

Club Day Thursday. New members welcome – coaching available – More info phone Liz 027 433 1669

Arrowtown Business Women’s Group

Any and all local business women are welcome to register. It is free to join

local club notices but each event may have a charge to cover costs. Email Hayley Delport on

Arrowtown Community Yoga 03 442 0515

Every Thursday 5 pm @ Arrowtown Community Rooms. Bring your own mat. All levels welcome. Arrowtown Entertainers A local group of entertainers who love to perform and sing. Programmes include: Anzac Day, Christmas, music hall sing-along, popular variety songs from shows etc. If interested, please contact Lorraine 021 111 2270. New members welcome. Arrowtown Golf Club

03 442 1719

Arrowtown Library

03 442 1607

Arrowtown Menzshed

03 442 0204

Club days–every Weds & Sat(men) / Tue (9 holes) & Thurs (ladies). Phone the golf shop for more info.

Hours: Mon–Fri 10 am–5 pm. Sat 10.30– 12.30 pm. Storytime for Toddlers Weds 11.30 am–12 pm during School Term Time. The Menzshed is open to new members for woodworking projects for the individual and community. The shed is open Monday, Wednesday, Saturday from 10 am–1 pm Prestons Dr. Ph 03 4420204 or 03 409 8688 for information. Arrowtown Scouts

Want to know more about the Arrowtown Scout group? We are catering for Boys and Girls aged 6-17 years. For more info email: Arrowtown Village Association

Join the Arrowtown Village Association, the voice of Arrowtown. We work to protect & enhance the unique character of our town. Visit to learn more.

Dorothy Browns Bookclub

03 442 1964

LCF fun languages

03 442 0075

Meet the first Tuesday of each month at 10.30 am at the cinema. Newcomers welcome.

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 or Petanque Sundays 3 pm, Library Green. All welcome! Plunket

0800 933 922

Little fingers craft/activity playgroup, Mondays 10–12 pm. Gold coin donation. Remarkable Mothers group, 2nd & 4th Tuedays of the month, from 11 am. All welcome. For all current information, LIKE the Arrowtown Plunket Facebook page. Queenstown Film Society World cinema, documentaries, classic film. Tuesdays 8 pm May to September at Dorothy Browns. Remarkables Line Dance Group Beginner–intermediate levels. Weds 12.30– 2 pm $10 at the Pavilion, Lake Hayes. 021 0284 0681 Shotover Country Music Club 03 442 0785

Community Rooms, 3rd Sunday of each month at 1.30 pm. All welcome. Free. Contact Reg McTazggart at

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. Everyone welcome to call in & meet us. For further information contact Denise Heckler 03 442 0204. Wakatipu Garden Club 027 565 0349 We meet on the 2nd Monday every month. New members welcome. For further information. Contact Heather Stirling. FREE to place local club information, email details to