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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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BRINGING POLICE HISTORY BACK TO LIFE

BRINGING POLICE HISTORYBACK TO LIFE The lovingly-restored Arrowtown Police Hut, built in 1863, was officially opened on Butler’s Green in Arrowtown last month (November) to display information panels depicting the history of the QE II National Trust Mahu Whenua high country open space covenant land behind. The land includes a…

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Back in the Day in Queenstown
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BACK IN THE DAY WITH LAKES DISTRICT MUSEUM

Tucked away beneath the Lakes District Museum, Arrowtown’s rich goldfields heritage is brought to life in an authentic throwback to the goldmining days. ‘Streetscape’ incorporates two floors in and around historic stables, the original stables used for customers at the old BNZ Bank building in Arrowtown, which encompasses the front…

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Back in the Day in Queenstown
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BACK IN THE DAY WITH LAKES DISTRICT MUSEUM

Exciting new renovations continue throughout August in the Lakes District Museum Art Gallery and retail-reception area in Arrowtown. This redevelopment means there will be hoardings up and the museum’s great little bookshop will be running at limited functionality for most of the month. However, the museum itself is unaffected and…

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The Boyd family in front of the crib during the 1960's, front, Heather, Sue, Ian, with Margaret and Doug rear.
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Carefree Cribsummers

Carefree cribsummersEnd of an era The first of the 139 Lakeview Holiday Park holiday cabins will be demolished from October this year to make way for a new affordable apartment development. The rest will remain for a while as short to medium-term accommodation, potentially for up to three to five…

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BACK IN THE DAY | WITH LAKES DISTRICT MUSEUM

In the second of our series of privileged peeks into days gone by in the Wakatipu we’re bringing you more treasures from the archives at Lakes District Museum in Arrowtown. Enjoy some 1960’s ice skating style and a spot of elephant racing in downtown Queenstown.From June 7 until June 21…

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