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ARTIST OF THE MONTH | ANNA CLAIRE 1281 2048 The Flyer Magazine

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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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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Jasmine Clarke Art
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ARTIST OF THE MONTH | JASMINE CLARK

Jasmine Clarke Where are you from? I grew up at Karekare beach on the wild west coast of Auckland. How long have you been in the Queenstown area? We moved to Arrowtown twelve years ago. I had never heard of Arrowtown until then, but here we are, still loving it!…

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The Arrowtown Kapa Haka group in action recently.
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DIGGING IT UP For the kapa haka kids

Arrowtown School’s digging deep and asking the community too as well when the school’s Kapa Haka group of multi-prize winning performers stage a hangi fundraiser night on November 9. As with the 80-strong group’s polished performances, the hangi in the school playground will serve up the very best of hangi-prepared…

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Shaun and Caragh get ready to warm up on the ice.
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ICY MANOEUVRES | GIRLS IN GLITTER, BOYS IN BLING

ICY MANOEUVRESGIRLS IN GLITTER, BOYS IN BLING This year’s Stars on Ice extravaganza promises even more sparkle than normal – even the boys will be wearing bling. The Queenstown Ice Skating Club is hoping its annual fundraiser, set for Queenstown Ice Arena on Saturday, October 12, will raise as much,…

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ARTIST OF THE MONTH | Sarah Williams

Sarah Williams   Where are you from? I hate to say it but I’m another Aucklander invading Queenstown. How long have you been in Queenstown? It will be coming up one year so I’m still pretty fresh! What kind of art do you create? I love photography and painting, but…

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TURNING IT UP | MAKING A BEAUTIFUL NOISE

A group of passionate music lovers are making sure that Wakatipu kids, who may not otherwise be exposed to music, grow up with the music in them. Turn Up The Music, headed up by a charitable trust, is all out to ensure that young people, and old if necessary, don’t…

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