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It’s October and it’s The Source. We’re here, you’re here - sweet; let’s get into it. Did you know that this month it’s the 150th anniversary of finding gold in Arrowtown? In honour of that illustrious milestone we’ve made this The Gold issue - we’ve sprinkled golden showers of delight throughout the issue to mark such a big birthday. This town was founded on gold and it still is. There might not be many panning for gold in the river these days but we aren’t short of dreamers. We are a town founded on the boom - whether it was gold, wool, pounamu or tourists - all the commodities of the day. Whatever. The best part about living here is living here - leave the rat race to the rats and don’t try and get rich quick. Fleecing tourists or raping the land is so last week - we’re tapped into the goods of the gods here, live simply, live within your means and live it up. But what does it all mean? Are we good as gold, is there gold on the ceiling and is all that glitters really gold? Who knows - but let’s try and find out. The Source - the gold standard of whatever since forever. Source out.

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RONE

Melbourne artist Rone came for a visit to Queenstown in September and left a gift for our small town which puts us on the map alongside some of the world’s biggest cities. Rone’s posters are some of the most iconic in Australia, hiding under overpasses throughout Melbourne. He is renowned for the stylised images of girls’ faces – it wouldn’t be a stretch to say that he’s had more posters in his home town’s streets than any other artist in history. Rone is one of the original members of Everfresh Studios where he still works daily. His ‘girls’ come with him as he travels and now appear on the streets of Los Angeles, New York, London, Tokyo, Barcelona and All That Glitters Isn’t Gold. Rone’s latest piece right here in QT.


Hong Kong. Of all the stencil artists from the initial Melbourne stencil boom of the early 2000s, he is the only one still consistently putting his work up. Rone’s art has been acquisitioned by the National Gallery of Australia, and in 2011 he sold out his first ever solo show in Melbourne before it even opened, highlighting his status as the literal poster boy of Australia’s next crop of street artists. Rone’s latest piece can be found in the entrance to the Ballarat Street carpark. Fully sanctioned by our lovely Council too. Gawd bless ‘em.

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150 years of Queenstown on Screen

If at first you do succeed, try not to look too astonished.

Way before Peter Jackson splashed QT on the big screens around the globe, Queenstown has long been on the big screen. As part of the 150th anniversary of the discovery of gold in the region The Queenstown Film Society is presenting a special screening of QT on film through the years. Held on October 18th at Athenaeum Hall in Arrowtown the free show will be an eclectic journey through the years and through the eyes of both local and international filmmakers as they captured Queenstown on film. Gathered from the treasure-trove of the NZ Film Archive you can expect to see a healthy dose of familiar places from ages ago and a bygone time when our home was a smaller and simpler place. It’s a one off event and unless you want to hang around for another 15 years, I’d get there to see it. For more info check: http://www.arrowtown150.co.nz/

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The symphony started, the band started, it’s not important who they were. Their tunes meshed and found the spaces in-between - the strings, horns and guitars. It was a melodic slow dance that intertwined two cultures into one common language. All of a sudden everything clicked - the grandeur of the wood carved concert hall and the acoustics that brought up feelings of the divinity made the beer soaked basements with concussive volume I was used to experiencing music in feel like a cave. For the first time I didn’t hear the music, I felt it. Somewhere deep within me a connection was made to something greater. The collective appreciation of something so beautiful, an entwining of an art form I loved with something I didn’t really understand opened a door to a path I’ve been following ever since. As they played a strange thing happened - people stood up and started to dance. The 70ish couple beside me stood up and walked out in disgust. As people danced and walked out and cheered and jeered I knew my life would never be the same - a moment powerful enough to move a room to love to hate to inspire to trust to let go. My life has become the product of the search of that moment where emotions collide and the transformative power of music changes everything. I’m still searching, I hope you are too.

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“Music isn’t life and death, it’s much more important than that.” Sometimes, if you’re lucky, you see lightning strike. Canada in the mid 90’s, I was an 18 year old discovering my musical path. As was the fashion at the time rock bands were playing concerts with symphony orchestras. Maybe it was to try and make symphonic music cool or to indulge self important rock stars who were under the false impression that their music mattered. There I was with my blue hair, wallet chained to my belt and piercings in places that have all healed over in the time since. I loved punk rock, melodic distorted guitars and vocals that spoke to my post-teenage angst. The crowd was an ugly mix of dirty adolescent skids such as myself and symphony snobs with their season tickets and condescending looks. In truth nobody felt comfortable and nobody trusted anybody.

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Our regular catch with the local crewup

Jodie Glinster

BAR MANAGER AT EICHARDT’S TS: How tall are you? Jodie: (really quickly) 168cm. I know that because it’s written on my license! CONTRIBUTE TS: How long have you been at Eichardt’s? THE SOURCE IS HERE TO Jodie: 4 months. 18 months in Queenstown. SHOWCASE THE WORK OF TS: What is your favourite at Eichardt’s? LOCAL cocktail ARTISTS, MUSICIANS, ANDit Jodie: I have just designed a new cocktail list, PHOTOGRAPHERS so at the moment WRITERS. IF YOU HAVE would have to be Plum Punch. It’s really fruity but not SOMETHING TOtoo ADD,sweet, NOW’S made with Zumwohl plum flavour and apple and pearALWAYS juices.GOOD: INFO@THESOURCEONLINE.COM TS: Vegemite or Marmite? Jodie: Vegemite. I’m an Aussie! I even like the English version. TS: Have you ever met a celebrity? Jodie: Yes. Heaps of people. I am also a professional acrobat and dancer so I have performed with lots of famous people. I’ll stilt walk past your window one day! I work with Flame Fire Productions as well. TS: What’s your favourite thing to do outside in Queenstown? Jodie: I drink too much! Recently it’s being up the mountain, but come summer I love chillin’ with friends by the lake. TS: What’s the best thing about Eichardt’s? Jodie: The tapas! And the amazing view from my bar. And of course the spring launch of my new cocktail list.

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SILVERLININGS By ned Myopus

Life can sometimes feel like a movie - events fall into place and there is a poetic flow to how things unfold. But life isn’t a movie - sometimes you win, sometimes you lose. Never has this been more evident than with The Southern Stampede Ice Hockey team. By now you’ll likely know that they lost the grand final of the NZIHL by the most cruel of margins - a penalty shot. Add to that the atomic shitness that the goal itself was shrinkwrapped in controversy and the jury is still out as to whether the referee made the right call. The movie unfolds at the start of the season. Expectation was high and there’s something to prove. 2011 runners-up and a raft of hot-shot import players mean that success was almost foretold. Not so. The team started with a series of losses and was painfully underperforming. By the half way mark of the season a playoff berth looked like a pipe dream. Then things got worse. One of the guys got smoked by a car in the car park before the game, breaking his leg and it seemed like it was time to call the whole season. Right on cue, 10

the second act of the movie started and the team started to win and by the time the season was winding down they’d won eight games on the trot. It was do or die and they did. For the first time in league history it was a Queenstown home final and QT had fully embraced its new winter sport of choice. You know the rest of the story. So now what? The wound is still raw and the nucleus of the team will not be back next year - life, university and age has stepped in and splintered the team with the cruel hatchet of reality. I asked a friend one time after their house burned to the ground if it felt like life had dealt them a clean slate to start over. He vacantly looked me in the eye and said “maybe I’ll see it like that someday, but today it just really sucks.” One day The Stampede and a town of fans will find inspiration and motivation from this house fire, but not yet - for now it just sucks.


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Reporter: “What do you think of western civilisation?” Ghandi: “I think it would be a good idea.”

By Rosa Meekums

Going for Gold

This month I’m putting my philosopher’s hat on and thinking about success. Why do we go for gold and not silver or bronze? Why are we so obsessed with highs and lows, winners and losers, best and worst? What of the low self-esteem, the depression and even the suicides of people who feel pressure to “make it” and comply with wider society’s values of success? In the West our success is largely dependent on external factors – career, material possessions and other changeable and consumable things. Without realising it we judge ourselves and each other according to success. Lao Tzu (ancient Chinese Taoist bloke – long white beard) had a rather different idea about success - he said, “By letting it go it all gets done. The world is won by those who let it go. But when you try and try, the world is beyond the winning.” Lao Tzu is saying success is in itself the ability to not need it and to be happy without it. In the West we have similar champions of this type of success. People like Christopher McCandless - the

subject of the book/film Into the Wild, and before him, Stephen Graham back in 1927, author of The Gentle Art of Tramping. Both men celebrated simplicity, freedom and chance, the pursuit of success far from their minds. I propose we redefine success. Right here, right now. What does it mean to you? Maybe you do seek ladders to climb – property, career or otherwise. Or maybe you find success in moments: cutting your toast into perfect neat squares, doing a wee without splashing the toilet seat, or simply by being a good friend to someone. That’s the whole point: success is about what works for the individual. One person’s priceless gold is another’s worthless rock. To me, success is about happiness. My happiest times include living in a campervan with my soul mate, dancing like a lunatic with my friends, helping people through hard times, knowing I’m a good person, spending precious time with my family and laughing, laughing, laughing. I never thought of myself as a success before, but now, in my own terms, I realise that I am. 12


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the 2011 Big Day Out but Alice Glass’s broken foot severely curtailed the antics of a band with a reputation for a ferocious live show. Crystal Castles have been recording in Warsaw, Poland, and are riding a huge buzz of anticipation with current single Plague and impending (self-titled again) third album. BAND OF HORSES release their fourth album Mirage Rock this week and are another act with a large reputation here. Their beautifully bruised take on classic American rock, characterised on two previous visits by incredible musicianship and Ben Bridwell’s keening, Neil Young-like vocals, has earned Band of Horses a legion of loyal NZ fans. They play their first ever show in Wellington at the capital’s Town Hall on Tuesday 15 January before bringing the action up to the Auckland Town Hall on Wednesday 16 January. Meanwhile Auckland’s Powerstation will be bouncing on Tuesday 15 January to the sensational sound of ALABAMA SHAKES, a band that has kicked soul music back into the future with an electrifying live reputation. The Alabama quartet are fronted by Brittany Howard, barely 22 years old and already anointed the Next Big Thing for her throaty blues howl that according to critics is “no exaggeration,

BDO 2013 ARTISTS BAND OF HORSES, ALABAMA SHAKES, CRYSTAL CASTLES, ANIMAL COLLECTIVE AND PRETTY LIGHTS ANNOUNCE NEW ZEALAND SHOWS If the release of the 2013 Big Day Out line-up in Australia brought on serious BDO pangs, there is good news as NZ promoters have cherrypicked the bill to unveil five shows sure to thrill a cross-section of music punters. Crystal Castles, Band of Horses, Alabama Shakes, Animal Collective and Pretty Lights all join the Red Hot Chili Peppers in confirming they will be including a New Zealand stopover on their BDO trip downunder in January. It is a line-up of shows that will cause a few anxious choices to be made because it includes some of the hottest live musical choices on offer this summer – playing just down the road from each other. If it was the thrill and action of the BDO moshpit you were missing, CRYSTAL CASTLES are undoubtedly a highlight of this announcement. The Toronto duo only just made it here for 14


Colorado based producer Derek Vincent Smith, Pretty Lights is moving the dub step massive deeper with cutting electro and organic sounds and serious party rocking beats. Described by Clash Magazine (UK) as a sound “full of chopped-up samples (both vintage and fresh) and deliciously big synth riffs layered over a solid-as-youlike hip hop backbone”, Pretty Lights has caught the zeitgeist, giving away more than 2.6 million free album downloads to date.

smack between Janis Joplin’s and Jack White’s…” Their debut album Boys & Girls has been called one of the albums of 2012 by critics everywhere. Auckland gets its first chance to taste the shakes in January 2012. Don’t make the mistake of missing out. ANIMAL COLLECTIVE return to New Zealand for the first time in three years to play the Powerstation on Monday 14 January. The group played the same venue in stripped down live format in 2009 and this chance to see the full four piece Animal Collective line-up showcase the just-released Centipede Hz album is not to be missed. Animal Collective have a matchless reputation as one of the most enigmatic and progressive bands in modern music. The American group has honed an astonishingly broad and inviting sonic palette, which encompasses everything from tribal drums to field recordings, always remaining uniquely compelling due the richly textured melodic instincts of the band. PRETTY LIGHTS bring the dancefloor direct from the Big Day Out’s Boiler Room, stopping off on the way out of Aussie for shows at Wellington’s San Francisco Bath House on Thursday 31 January and The Studio in Auckland on Friday 1 February. The musical vision of the ultraversatile

DATES: Crystal Castles Tuesday 15th January, Auckland, The Studio www. ticketmaster.co.nz and www.nztix.co.nz Band of Horses Tuesday 15th January, Wellington Town Hall, Tickets from www.ticketek.co.nz Wednesday 16th January, Auckland Town Hall Tickets from www.buytickets.com and www. ticketmaster.co.nz Alabama Shakes Tuesday 15th January, Auckland, Powerstation Tickets from www.ticketmaster.co.nz Pretty Lights Thursday 31st January Wellington, San Francisco Bathhouse Tickets from www.ticketmaster. co.nz and www.nztix.co.nz, Friday 1st February, Auckland, The Studio, Tickets from www.ticketmaster.co.nz and www.nztix.co.nz Animal Collective Monday 14th January, Auckland – The Powerstation, Tickets from www.ticketmaster.co.nz Wherever you’re planning to be for the New Year, start planning a trip North to catch some live music loveliness. 15


One out of ten children in Europe are conceived on an IKEA bed.

By YOUR AVERAGE JO

Fool’s Gold

As I recline amidst my furs and jewels, luxuriating in the finest of nectars and most golden of entourages, I thought it might be rather pleasant to pen some musings to the populace of this Queendom. Let me lick my quill and enlighten you in the nature of value. Furs are the most essential ‘must haves’ of this season. We were all bathing in the balmy bliss of the oncoming summer before blizzards befell us once again and we had to wrap up once more. Now, I know it’s all the rage to go ‘nude’ a la porno, but ladies and gentlemen, this pubic sculpting really is most unbecoming. Speaking of which... Jewels will never make an ugly person beautiful. Pearls of wisdom, on the other hand, or throat, will always show your best and most elegant side. Whether it be in the boudoir or at the brasserie, imparting droplets of experience and learning will only ever encourage fawning and adoration. Nectar, by its very essence dictates that it should, similarly, be in the

smallest of doses. Put down that box of wine and litre of vodka and savour one, yes, just one, bottle of our central Otago Pinot. Experience the silken noir descend: coating you from within with her velvet trousers. And once the bottle is gone? Water. Entourage is perhaps the real measure of a man. While the paparazzi and signing autographs are nothing but headaches, so are the unnecessarily cruel and tight fisted materialists. Whilst sanity requires a minimum of gentle, humorous teasing and anyone loves a pretty new thing, surrounding yourself with people who love doing as you do ensures that every minute is golden, time is limitless and not a second is wasted. And herein lies the true nature of wealth: being comfortable in your own skin so as NOT to have to spend your time waxing and whining your way out of it; doing the things that make you thrum with those who beat your heart and sing your soul. Love, Your average Jo

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Polish farmer Krystof Azninski staked a strong claim to being Europe’s most macho man by cutting off his own head in 1995. Azninski, 30, had been drinking with friends when it was suggested they strip naked and play some “men’s games”. Initially they hit each other over the head with frozen turnips, but then one man upped the ante by seizing a chainsaw and cutting off the end of his foot. Not to be outdone, Azninski grabbed the saw and, shouting “Watch this then,” he swung at his own head and chopped it off. “It’s funny,” said one companion, “when he was young he put on his sister’s underwear. But he died like a man.”

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Satan walked up to the man and said “Do you know who I am?” The man replied “Yep, sure do.” “Aren’t you afraid of me?” Satan asked. “Nope, sure ain’t” said the man. “Don’t you realise I can kill you with one word?” asked Satan. “Don’t doubt it for a minute” returned the old man in an even tone. “Did you know that I can cause you profound, horrifying AGONY for all eternity?’ persisted Satan. “Yep” was the calm reply. “And you are still not afraid?” asked Satan. “Nope” said the old man. More than a little perturbed, Satan asked “Why aren’t you afraid of me?” The man calmly replied “Been married to your sister for 48 years.” ..................................................................

Two friends, a blonde and a redhead, are walking down the street and pass a flower shop where the redhead happens to see her boyfriend buying flowers. She sighs and says “Oh crap, my boyfriend is buying me flowers again.“ The blonde looks quizzically at her and says “You don’t like getting flowers?” The redhead says “I love getting flowers but he always has expectations after giving me flowers and I just don’t feel like spending the next three days on my back with my legs in the air.” The blonde says “Don’t you have a vase?”

A few minutes before the church services started, the congregation were sitting in their pews and talking. Suddenly, Satan appeared at the front of the church. Everyone started screaming and running for the back entrance, trampling each other in a frantic effort to get away from evil incarnate. Soon the church was empty except for one elderly gentleman who sat calmly in his pew without moving, seemingly oblivious to the fact that God’s ultimate enemy was in his presence. 18


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The worst part about sharing a name with someone famous is I’m always telling people, no, I’m not THAT Batman.

By MATT BOOTH

Gold: Mine!

In a world full of fads, fashions, foibles and fussiness you have to hand it to gold. It’s pretty much stood the test of time. But what else would you expect from an element that doesn’t decay, corrode, tarnish or deteriorate? It has been mesmerising people for at least 4500 years, with the Egyptians first getting their freak on with the good stuff, through the ages it has stayed as shiny in the imagination as it has in real life. To this day it still continues to be a standard and not just in the ways of finance. In jewellery, sports achievement, good grief even in cooking! If it’s gold, it’s the top of the tree. Of course, it’s not just its characteristics that make it so desirable and so damned expensive; it’s a lot more rare than you’d think (though strangely platinum, which is more rare and more inert, is less expensive). Next time you’re passing the Michael Hill window, let these little nuggets (see what I did there?)

of info swirl around your head: if you were to put all the gold that has been mined through history into a cube, it would only be about 20 metres across. And if you just had one ounce of the stuff, you could draw out a piece of wire stretching the entire length of the Wakatipu, or if sheet metal is more your fancy, you could bash out a piece that would cover half the village green. At the moment gold is at a ridiculously high price on the international markets - with uncertainty in global economies, investors seek assurance in the “gold standard”, pushing prices even higher. What will this hold for the Wakatipu? Maybe a return for the days of the gold rush? I saw a gold dredging machine on Trademe recently for the princely sum of $2500. It certainly makes hoovering seem a lot more interesting and it’ll be good to see a more environmentally friendly gold mine on the Shotover River. Anyone want to lend me a few grand?!

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ABOUT: One of Queenstown’s hard to find little gems, The Bunker is an intimate, rustic, fine dining and late night cocktail bar with a lounge-style outdoor deck. The focus is on great service in a unique rooftop location. An old locals’ favourite. SPECIALTIES: Cocktails, fine dining, DJs. SOURCE SAYS: This is the bar with the best two barstools in town. Get in early and stake your claim.

Opening Times: 5pm - 4am Food: Some of Queenstown’s finest Bookings: Recommended Music: DJs after dinner Outdoor area: Yes, with open fire

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EICHARDT’S

ABOUT: Eichardt’s Bar is a Queenstown icon and locals’ favourite since 1867. It has a genuine atmosphere, history and ambience unlike anywhere else in the world. Recently listed as one of the top ten bars in the world with a view – drop by for tapas, wine or a cocktail and find out why. SPECIALTIES: Award winning wine list, superb tapas menu, fantastic service and a funky relaxed vibe. SOURCE SAYS: This is the place to be for après ski drinks – enjoy some tapas dishes with a local boutique wine from their award winning cellar list. Opening Times: 7.30am - late EICHARDT’S BAR Food: Breakfast, lunch and tapas Marine Parade, Bookings: Recommended Queenstown, New Zealand Music: Quiet and intimate P: 64 (0) 3 441 0450 stay@eichardts.com Outdoor area: Yes 23


WINE time:

LIQUID GOLD Have you ever indulged in one of the most hedonistic pleasures in the wine world? Something so decadent, so lush, so mindbogglingly delicious that you end up finishing the bottle and lying about how much you had? Have you ever experienced Icewine? (Written as one word.) You have heard of dessert wine right? There are several different types. Some are just wine with plenty of sugar added (and it’s cheap and nasty). Some are made from grapes that have been left on the vine to raisin and pressed that way, so the resulting juice is thick and concentrated (commonly referred to as Late Harvest). Then there is Noble which refers to a mould called ‘Noble Rot’ which covers the grape in a thick furry mouldy blanket and dehydrates the fruit by not letting any moisture in. The wine which ends up in the bottle once the mouldy fruit is pressed is delightful.

And then there is Icewine. It can only be a true Icewine if the ripe grapes are harvested while still frozen on the vine. Which is of course something no-one can predict, so it requires a large labour force ready to pick the grapes at short notice in a few hours... hence it is also quite expensive. But the result is syrupy and luscious and coats your tongue in a layer of gorgeous fruit flavours - peach, pear, caramel, honey, dried apricot, YUM. Mostly it is made in Canada and Germany but I do know of one being made locally many years ago when we had a freak spell of weather at harvest time (about April) and they harvested the fruit whilst frozen on the vine in the true style, which I think from memory only yielded about a case of delicious Icewine. Mostly in our fair country we fake it by harvesting the grapes, banging them in a commercial freezer then pressing them, which is a bit naughty really but the result is a pretty good fake.

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• T he Cambodian alphabet has 74 letters. • Cows don’t have upper front teeth. • The average person swallows 295 times during a meal. • The lie detector was invented in 1921. • 1 googol is the number 1 followed by 100 zeros. • Clinophobia is the fear of going to bed. • An iguana can stay under water for 28 minutes. • The surface area of your lungs is roughly the same size as a tennis court.

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GOLD

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By THE QUEEN

All That Glitters

Wealth used to be measured in land, livestock and the number of wives one had. I’m afraid a prize cow will no longer win you the respect of your peers – times have changed and the definition of wealthy is having a drug addiction and being able to afford it. Our hunt for treasure has hit new extremes. We want it all and the trophies are endless – shiny cars, designer threads, multi-millionaire boyfriends… we are blinded by the stars in our eyes and the greed in our bellies (and loins). We have transformed into magpies! This is mass lycanthropy. Shakespeare, as the fountain of all extrapolatable knowledge, used The Merchant of Venice to impart the wise notion that “all that glitters is not gold”. He meant of course that we should not be so quick to assume that anything attractive has intrinsic value and never has this been truer than the present, when we can so easily fool with and be fooled by gold in its various physical and metaphorical states. Listen now and listen well: the car will break down. The clothes will fall apart. The boyfriend will give you crabs. Why waste the energy on all this constant wanting?

Isn’t it about time wealth was measured by the richness of your life experiences? Without all that reflected light in our eyes, maybe our own journeys of self discovery will hold more importance than the journey those new shoes made from the shop floor to the back of our wardrobes. Perhaps we should strive for the simpler things in life, such as being truly harmonised with our environment, the people around us and ourselves? Maybe we should start being a bit wiser and looking a bit deeper for the intrinsic value within ourselves? I know, I know, it’s all getting a bit soul-searchy and introspective... but it’s easier to justify a life as an impoverished writer this way. 26


kai time Chicken, Bacon & Pistachio Terrine 250g streaky bacon, 350g chicken breast fillets (cut into pieces), 250g lean minced pork, 1 onion (finely chopped), 1 crushed garlic clove, 55g shelled pistachio nuts, 1 small beaten egg, salt and pepper. Preheat oven 180°C (fan 160°C/gas 4). Line a loaf tin with bacon, leaving longer bits overhanging. Put half the chicken into a blender, chop finely. Mix all ingredients together, put mixture in tin and fold bacon over. Cover with double thickness of foil. Place terrine into small roasting tin and pour enough boiling water to come halfway up the side of the tin. Cook for 1½ hours. Remove terrine from roasting tin and cool, then chill until firm.

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THE C WORD I live my life one weekend at time, for those two days nothing else matters, I am FREE.

WHAT A RUSH

150 years ago the discovery of gold in the district set off a population boom like no other. Thousands of miners flooded into the area lured by the dream of striking it rich. Living conditions were tough but let’s put it in perspective. 2 million ounces of gold worth over 4 billion dollars at today’s prices were taken out of the district, so a couple of hard winters in a canvas tent would have been worthwhile if you managed to get lucky. Many did but many more left disillusioned. The story of gold is the story of the district. Booms and busts, people in search of a better life, sometimes finding it, sometimes not, it’s played out many times before and yet our community is still here. This month’s Gold 150 celebrations give us a chance to look back at what was but also to appreciate what we have now – a thriving community that remains in good heart no matter what the economy throws at us. At the end of the day, that’s the real gold! Find out how to join in the celebrations at www.arrowtown150.co.nz

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Sagittarius - There’s nothing wrong with you that reincarnation won’t cure.

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Leo – Sometimes autocorrect can be your worst enema.

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My Golden Child In the furnace of her belly deep The maker’s spell is cast My Golden Child is set to sleep ‘Til mother shines her last

She’s a heart breaking bitter mistress My Golden Child is hypnotising Such dazzling beauty you can’t resist You can’t resist my Golden Child

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HAMMY’S GOLD by Alan Hamilton

Hammy’s Gold is a collection of yarns gathered together and told by ‘one of the original blokes who was born and bred in the early days of Queenstown’. The book takes you on an adventure into the hills of the Wakatipu and the deserts of Western Australia, with stories of prospecting for gold - and finding lots of it! Alan Hamilton started out as a schoolboy delivering milk to the families of Queenstown. After leaving school he went on to run the family farm at Arrow Junction. He spent many years shearing on local sheep stations and recounts those stories in his other book, Woolshed Yarns of the Wakatipu. Hammy’s Gold is available in most local bookshops. 30


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WORLD BAR :: Buy a beer BBQ at 6pm. MONTY’S :: Nick at 4pm then The Night Watchmen at 8pm. LONE STAR :: All Blacks v Argentina at 12.10pm. Red rock :: Live music at 5pm.

sun 7 OCT

MONTY’S :: Nick at 4pm then Kayne at 8pm. RED ROCK :: Sunday Session from 4pm.

mon 1 OCT

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WORLD BAR :: Shay & Pearly live 9pm. pog Mahone’s :: Quiz at 7pm then Calico live at 9.30pm.

wed 10 OCT

WORLD BAR :: Shay & Pearly live at 9pm. pog Mahone’s :: Quiz at 7pm then Calico live at 9.30pm.

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WORLD BAR :: Propaganda! The global indie night with Calico, 7-9pm. pog Mahone’s :: Live music from 9pm. PIG & WHISTLE :: Live music w. Kayne 9pm. BUNKER :: DJ Stevie G, funk/disco/house. MONTY’S :: The Mutz Nutz at 9pm.

fri 5 OCT

pog Mahone’s :: Live traditional music from 7pm with Hair of the Dog. PIG & WHISTLE :: Live music with Calibro at 9pm. BUNKER :: DJ Dick Ingal, Funky House vinyl excursions. MONTY’S :: Needy Pin at 9pm. LONE STAR :: DJ Just Cause at 10pm. RED ROCK :: Punk Friday.

fri 12 OCT

pog Mahone’s :: Live music at 9.30pm. PIG & WHISTLE :: Live music with The Mutz Nutz from 9pm. BUNKER :: DJ Ribera, Deep/Tech House. MONTY’S :: LA Social. LONE STAR :: DJ Just Cause at 10pm. RED ROCK :: Punk Friday.

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sat 13 OCT

WORLD BAR :: BLAME, Ribera and Mr Feet, hip-hop-aration! pog Mahone’s :: Live music with Charlie at 9pm. PIG & WHISTLE :: Live music with Rock Felony 9pm.

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sun 14 OCT

sun 21 OCT

MONTY’S :: Georgia and Sahara at 3pm then Calico at 8pm. Red rock :: Sunday Session from 4pm.

pog Mahone’s :: Live Jazz at 3pm. MONTY’S :: Nick at 4pm then Kayne at 8pm. Red rock :: Sunday Session from 4pm.

mon 15 OCT

WORLD BAR :: Mojo live & loud at 10pm. RED ROCK :: Cardsharks Poker, $100 cash prize, rego 6.30pm.

mon 22 OCT

WORLD BAR :: Mojo live & loud at 10pm. RED ROCK :: Cardsharks Poker, $100 cash prize, rego 6.30pm.

tue 16 OCT

LONE STAR :: Free poker with Cardsharks, register at 9pm.

tue 23 OCT

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wed 17 OCT

WORLD BAR :: Shay & Pearly from 9pm. pog Mahone’s :: Quiz at 7pm then Calico live at 9.30pm.

wed 24 OCT

WORLD BAR :: Shay & Pearly from 9pm. pog Mahone’s :: Quiz at 7pm then Calico live at 9.30pm.

thu 18 OCT

WORLD BAR :: Propaganda! Live music with Calico from 7-9pm. pog Mahone’s :: Live music from 9pm. PIG & WHISTLE :: Live music with Marc Hamiltone at 9pm. BUNKER :: DJ Stevie G, funk/disco/house. MONTY’S :: The Night Watchmen at 9pm.

thu 25 OCT

WORLD BAR :: Propaganda! The Global Indie Night. pog Mahone’s :: Live music from 9pm. PIG & WHISTLE :: Live music with Kayne at 9pm. BUNKER :: DJ Stevie G, funk/disco/house. MONTY’S :: The Hamiltones at 9pm.

fri 19 OCT

pog Mahone’s :: Live music 9.30pm. PIG & WHISTLE :: Live music with Calibro from 9pm. BUNKER :: DJ JT, Funky House/Retro Fusion. MONTY’S :: Needy Pin. LONE STAR :: DJ Just Cause at 10pm. RED ROCK :: Punk Friday.

fri 26 OCT

pog Mahone’s :: Live music at 9pm. PIG & WHISTLE :: Live music with The Mutz Nutz at 9pm. BUNKER :: DJ Ribera. Deep/tech house. MONTY’S :: Live music at 9pm. LONE STAR :: DJ Just Cause at 10pm. RED ROCK :: Mince On Toast plus 2 other bands.

sat 20 OCT

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wed 31 OCT

LONE STAR :: Free poker with Cardsharks, register at 9pm.

pog Mahone’s :: Charlie Gibson 9pm. PIG & WHISTLE :: Live music with Kayne and Tahne at 9pm. BUNKER :: DJs JT, Cuz & Dan Move “Still Getting It”. House music all night long! MONTY’S :: Needy Pin at 9pm. LONE STAR :: Lone Star’s Halloween Party with DJ SubZero at 10pm.

WORLD BAR :: Shay & Pearly from 9pm. pog Mahone’s :: Quiz at 7pm then Calico live at 9.30pm.

sun 28 OCT

PIG & WHISTLE :: Live music with Nick at 9pm. MONTY’S :: Live music at 4pm then The Night Watchmen at 8pm. Red rock :: Sunday Session at 4pm.

mon 29 OCT

WORLD BAR :: Mojo live & loud at 10pm. RED ROCK :: Cardsharks Poker, $100 cash prize, rego 6.30pm.

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How to make moss graffiti

Moss graffiti, also called eco-graffiti or green graffiti, replaces spray paint, paint markers or other such toxic chemicals and with a moss “paint” that can grow on its own. As people become more eco-friendly and environmentally aware, the idea of making living, breathing graffiti has become a more green and creative outlet for graffiti artists. Ingredients: One or two clumps of moss, 2 cups of buttermilk or yoghurt, 2 cups of water or beer, 1/2 tsp sugar, corn syrup (optional). Method: Wash the moss to get as much soil out of the roots as possible. Break it apart and place in blender. Add the buttermilk/yogurt, water/beer and sugar. Blend the mixture until completely smooth. You’ll want it to have a paint like texture. If the mixture is drippy add corn syrup until the consistency you desire is reached. Use a paintbrush to apply the moss paint to the surface on which you wish your design to grow. If possible, check back weekly to either spray the design with water (to encourage growth, especially if you live in a dry environment) or apply more moss paint. 37

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LAST MONTH JESSICA HALL AND KYLIE BROWN WERE OUR WINNERS. THIS MONTH IT COULD BE YOU SO GET YOUR ENTRIES IN...


Brass shines as fair to the ignorant as gold to the goldsmiths. Elizabeth I

By GYPSY

Good Times are the new Gold

Two time traveling old prospectors amble along the Queenstown wharf, leading a mule and carrying an old fashioned pan. One looks at the other with a squint at the mountains and says “What you reckon, Jebidiah? (That’s what prospectors are always called, for the record.) You think we’ll get lucky today?” His mate mutters bitterly, “Doubt it. What we’re looking for – it’s precious. You think we’re the first ones to come here to find it? Half the town’s got their grubby hands on it and the other half keep losing it.“ What are the lost treasures and bonanzas these two are searching for? Actual gold or those things we equate with gold - opportunities, knowledge, money, sex? Gold is a metaphor we use for all things good. Come up with some amazing banter? Take home an Olympic medal? It’s gold (or you’re playing to lose). Associated with the sun, wealth, wisdom and beauty, gold has been the standard against which we’ve measured and rewarded the highest of human achievements. At the same time, looking for something that is so rare and elusive can turn us into little monsters as well. Ask any girl who’s listened to the lines in Queenstown. Our most valuable metal, it’s also the softest and most malleable – we mold it to explain grand ideas and use it as a measure for values of such variance. So what’s golden? A brilliant day up the mountain? A perfect night? Can we hold on to what’s golden? Or can nothing gold really last, like the warm yellow light of four o’clock, our pay, all the best times? How do you stay gold, pony boy? If our old prospectors came zooming into town from 1886 in an old Delorean to pan for gold, would they find it? It’s not really money we’re after here, is it? Living the dream, the beauty, this lifestyle – that’s what we’re really mining. Tobias (yes) and Jebidiah might leave with empty pans but with some pretty solid stories - good times are the new gold. And so, a mysterious old bird swoops down from the sky to land on Jebidiah’s shoulder and sagely squawks “Your gold - it’s everywhere bro - you just have to go and find it”- and flies away… very, very randomly. 38


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