NOVEMBER Feature

Seeking-solace-in-the-soil


SEEKING SOLACE

in the soil

The huge upheaval of this Covid-lockdown year has brought many locals back to earth….literally, producing a big resurgence in grow your own.

As the entire nation and world has grappled with being trapped at home for long periods, many people have rediscovered solace in the soil.

Demand for community garden plots locally has soared with the established Queenstown Community Gardens in Gorge Road full up with well over 60 members and a growing waiting list of other keen gardeners wanting in.

Handpicked

This Month

MUST

Do

QT-Events
Podcast of the Month | Passport
Podcast of the Month | Passport 225 225 The Flyer Magazine

Podcast of the Month with Karolin Frohnert Passport by Frequency Machine This podcast series is a really fun and informative antidote to the fernweh I’ve been experiencing recently and gives…

From The Sideline with Ferg
From The Sideline with Ferg 548 543 The Flyer Magazine

From The SidelineWITH FERG Nice to be in Alert Level 1 and crowds back enjoying sport. Covid has taken a lot away from us and we are all adapting to…

Entertainment
NOVEMBER READING | WITH QLDC LIBRARIES
NOVEMBER READING | WITH QLDC LIBRARIES 1500 1000 The Flyer Magazine

November Readingwith Central Otago and Queenstown Lakes Libraries Adults’ Read A Natural Year: Living Simply Through the Seasons Nissen Wendyl 640.41 NIS – (Frankton, Clyde and Wanaka) A Natural Year…

Entertainment
OCTOBER READING | WITH QLDC LIBRARIES
OCTOBER READING | WITH QLDC LIBRARIES 1500 1000 The Flyer Magazine

October Readingwith Central Otago and Queenstown Lakes Libraries Adults’ Read The Ruins Mat Osman F OSM – Frankton An extraordinary novel about the ubiquitous mysteries of family, memory and music.…

MUST

Explore

Mt Beetham

Tobins Track is a popular uphill walk in the Arrowtown area, with rewarding views of the area as you ascent. However, if you’re fancying a little extra bang for your buck and don’t mind a little more physical exertion, then you can easily extend it to include the fabulous Mount Beetham too.


with Shaun Vining

So, as I sit here in the waiting room of the medical centre waiting for an x-ray after a hard game of rugby against ex-All Blacks on October 17 after the Southland Charity Hospital event in honour of my late brother, Blair, I’m reminded of a few things.

NOVEMBER

Weather

NOVEMBER AVERAGES

12.4°C

210.6 hours

83.2mm

5.4 days

RECORDS


Highest
Temperature

29.6°C

(2017)

Heaviest
Frost

-10°C

(1949)

Lowest
Temperature

-1.6°C

(1949)

Highest
Rainfall

303.7mm

(1999 flood)

Highest
Sunshine

307.3 Hours

(1937)

Lowest
Rainfall

8.4mm

(1937)