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Doors thrown open

By TRACEY ROXBURGH Exclusive access is being granted to some of the Whakatipu’s most impressive and interesting homes this coming Sunday, fundraising for Shotover Primary School. Organiser Jane Hamilton says the Shotover Primary Friends of the School’s house tour is no ‘‘cookie-cutter’’...

Boutique Beach St gallery

By PHILIP CHANDLER An exhibition of stunning photographic works launches a contemporary Queenstown art gallery tonight. The solo show, ‘Conceal’, features a new body of work by local award-winning photographer Sarah Bultitude. It’s showing in a small gallery called Broker occupying the...
By GUY WILLIAMS Highly-regarded Bannockburn artist Alan Waters will ‘‘believe it when I see it’’ when 60 of his artworks go on the walls at Five Mile’s Queenstown Contemporary gallery on Saturday. Organised by Kate Blomfield, of Tantra Art, ‘A Retrospective...

An island weka tale

By GUY WILLIAMS Take a true story and improve on it a little. That’s the approach Glenorchy artist Dine Riera took when she decided to write a children’s book about Pigeon Island’s weka. The result is her first book, The Extraordinary True...

Park branches into gallery

A QUEENSTOWN-born artist is organising an art show to benefit the local Kiwi Birdlife Park. Professional artist and tutor Ira Mitchell (above) has pulled together 20 works for the fundraising exhibition, which will open at the park at 5pm tomorrow...

Heliski veteran not sloping off

Probably no one in New Zealand, or even the world, has heliski-guided more vertical metres than Russell Carr. The Queenstowner talks to PHILIP CHANDLER about the buzz of heliskiing, what’s changed over 40 years and how he fits his...
By TRACEY ROXBURGH Queenstown's adventure girl Emma Timmis has never been one to shy away from a challenge. In 2014 she ran across Africa - the 3974km distance equivalent to 94 marathons - in 89 days. Then in 2017 she unofficially broke...

Daily street art

By GUY WILLIAMS A Queenstown artist's been turning heads by displaying a different oil painting from his collection outside his Speargrass Flat Road gallery each day. When the Covid-19 lockdown began, Thomas Brown (above) decided if passersby couldn't come into his...

Right Royalburn retreat

By PHILIP CHANDLER It's not a bad place to be locked down in. 'Royalburn Hideout', on the CrownTerrace, above Arrowtown, is one of the Wakatipu's most distinctive homes. What makes it one-of-a-kind is a length-of-the-house overhanging eave, or soffit. The three-bedroom home was...
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