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Exploring floral fantasies

By PHILIP CHANDLER Owners of some of the most beautiful and award-winning local gardens are throwing open their gates for this month’s popular Wakatipu Plunket Garden Tour. The November 29 self-drive tour allows ticket-holders to leisurely check out eight local gardens, including old...
By MATTHEW MCKEW You wait for one and three come along at once. No, not a bus, but a music tour in its third year celebrating and exploring New Zealand’s on-and-off love affair with public transport. Anthonie Tonnon’s bringing Rail Land to Arrowtown,...

Arrowtown’s operatic coup

By TRACEY ROXBURGH Berlin's loss is Arrowtown’s gain. Right now Simon O’Neill — known as the ‘‘best Wagnerian tenor of his generation’’ — should be in Germany getting ready to perform the lead role in Tristan and Isolde at the Berlin...
By TRACEY ROXBURGH A musical maestro’s 250th birthday’s being celebrated in Arrowtown tomorrow with a special performance by the celebrated Aroha String Quartet. Beethoven’s sestercentennial will be marked at Arrowtown’s Athenaeum Hall with a champagne toast before the quartet’s performance of...
By PHILIP CHANDLER Having mental health as the theme for a play has emboldened Queenstown’s Remarkable Theatre to continue staging it despite the uncertainties of Covid-19 restrictions. The play, Cosi — being performed at the Arrowtown Athenaeum Hall from September 10...
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