OCTOBER FEATURE

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Number 8 Wire


A Woman Reborn

Kiwi ingenuity and, literally, lots of Number 8 wire have helped launch former Queenstown tour guide Lee van der Geest’s successful new artistic venture, creating amazing wire sculptures and teaching her craft. When she and husband Jaap were suddenly left without an income from their tourist transport and guiding business after the Covid crisis closed borders worldwide, they had to think outside the square. Tussock Cottage guesthouse on their property, another source of income, also came to a standstill during lockdown.

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Handpicked

This Month

MUST

Do

QT-Events
OCTOBER READING | WITH QLDC LIBRARIES
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October Readingwith Central Otago and Queenstown Lakes Libraries Adults’ Read This Book Will Change Your Mind About Mental Health: A Journey into The Heartland of Psychiatry by Nathan Filer A…

Podcast of the Month | Smartless
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Podcast of the Month with Rymi Sakimura Smartless Smartless is hosted by three famous mates; Jason Bateman (among other things.. Ozark), Sean Hayes (Will & Grace) & Will Arnett (Arrested…

Podcast of the Month | Ted Talks Daily
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Podcast of the Month with Rymi Sakimura Ted Talks Daily Every weekday, TED Talks Daily brings you the latest talks in audio. Join host and journalist Elise Hu for thought-provoking…

Entertainment
SEPTEMBER READING | WITH QLDC LIBRARIES
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September Readingwith Central Otago and Queenstown Lakes Libraries Adults’ Read Open Water Caleb Azumah Nelson F NEL– (Frankton, Wanaka) Set primarily in London and told in the second person, this…

MUST

Explore


Heather Jock Hut

From the information shelter just before Glenorchy township, an easy climb leads up the old Mt Judah Road, which sidles around the northern side of Mt Judah.

The track passes the Glenorchy Scheelite Battery and the State Mine before reaching a junction one hour and 30 minutes from the car park. From the junction continue up to the end of the Judah Road.


with Shaun Vining

One thing I’ve seen arise within children in the last year of lockdowns is that “kids wear what adults project”.

By this I mean that children will pick up on the anxiety, stress, depression, courage, kindness, or gratitude, etc, of the main adults around them. They most probably won’t even know they are doing this, but their behaviour will be picking up on what we as adults are projecting. We might not even be aware of this, but children will pick up on our attitude very quickly.

It’s like when I was teaching. I could tell the kids that we were going to be doing an amazing topic in maths around algebra and say all the right things, and even smile. But if I really didn’t want to do it or enjoy it, there was no way I could fool the kids into this. As my words didn’t match my behaviours around this, despite what I was saying.

So with many things that are still out of our control here are some things to help us as adults in times that are unknown in nature, and can change any time the 1pm message from the Prime Minister occurs.

OCTOBER

Weather

OCTOBER AVERAGES

10.5°C

190 hours

83.2mm

10.7 days


RECORDS


Highest
Temperature

26.8°C

(2002)

Heaviest
Frost

-8°C

(1952)

Lowest
Temperature

-2.5°C

(1995)

Highest
Rainfall

278.7mm

(1951)

Highest
Sunshine

258 Hours

(1943)

Lowest
Rainfall

2.4mm

(1932)