Gift from above


Payments from a production company shooting a TV ad on Arrowtown’s main street last Friday went to a good cause. 

After dressing up a row of buildings (pictured), including these historic miners’ cottages, to evoke a wintry theme, producers gave occupants of the seven premises $250 each for their cooperation. 

In turn, the seven businesses passed the $1750 on to the Arrowtown Trust for restoration work on the cottage precinct. 

The shoot, using mainly local cast and crew, was for American clothing retailer LL Bean.