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BACK IN THE DAY WITH LAKES DISTRICT MUSEUM

By 1926 following the turmoil of WWI, New Zealand entered the beginnings of the Great Depression. This worldwide economic ‘slump’ peaked in the early 1930’s and while it bought with it, high unemployment, low incomes and a lack of security, at the same time the Wakatipu developed a strong sense…

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From Mat Time to Prime Time

FROM MAT TIME TO PRIME TIMEKIDS’ TV PRODUCER CALLS GIBBSTON HOME She may have started out as a kindergarten teacher in rural Southland, but, now a Gibbston local, award-winning children’s television producer Mary Phillips is one of New Zealand’s most well-known in the game. With more than 30 years writing…

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Mother and Daughter

Mother and DaughterAN ELDERLOWER ENTERPRISE A former Queenstown mother and daughter combo is maximising the benefits of the naturally-occurring elderflower tree locally by turning the flowers and berries into a growing enterprise. Now living in Wanaka, Barbara East and daughter Laura Rawlings, 30, recently quit their career paths to work…

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BACK IN THE DAY WITH LAKES DISTRICT MUSEUM

Can you help give our history a future? The museum’s 1875 BNZ building and stables need earthquake strengthening. As the only museum in the Queenstown Lakes District, we have been dedicated to archiving, curating and exhibiting our district’s treasures and stories since 1948. We have educated generations of students through…

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ARTIST OF THE MONTH | BAREFOOT IN THE DAISYS

What’s your name and where are you from? Debbie, and I’m from the best place for running free as a child – the Wild West Coast. How long have you been in Queenstown? 20 years What kind of art do you create? I love making ceramic flowers. My vision is…

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BACK IN THE DAY WITH LAKES DISTRICT MUSEUM

COOTS: Central Otago Outside the Square is back with another high-calibre exhibition of amazing fibre art. ‘Visions’ opens at the Lakes District Museum & Gallery in Arrowtown on March 6 and runs for a month until April 5. COOTS is a collective of fibre artists from around Central Otago and…

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ARTIST OF THE MONTH | ANNA CLAIRE

Where are you from? Originally from Marlborough in the UK, I’ve been here for four years now and hoping to make it my long-term home. Where are you from? Currently in Arrowtown, Invercargill for 12 years before that, and before that Dunedin, Western Southland and the Canterbury High Country –…

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BACK IN THE DAY WITH LAKES DISTRICT MUSEUM

The Wakatipu Basin has long been a favourite summer camping holiday haven for families from all over. Back in the day in the 1950’s and 60’s, the basin had three camping grounds – Queenstown Camping Ground, the Frankton Motor Camp, both still operating, and the Kawarau Falls Camping Ground, on…

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ARTIST OF THE MONTH | ELEANOR PIERCE

Eleanor Pierce Where are you from? Originally from Marlborough in the UK, I’ve been here for four years now and hoping to make it my long-term home. What kind of instruments do you play? I play guitar, constantly talking about picking up the harmonica, but haven’t quite got there yet.…

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BACK IN THE DAY WITH LAKES DISTRICT MUSEUM

History has come alive at the Lakes District Museum with heaps of fun for visiting and local families during the summer holiday season. It’s no ordinary museum with a strong hands-on focus, presenting an authentic picture of early Maori life and the harsh pioneering days of the early European settlers…

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