The Fork and Tap

Arrowtown band going places

By PHILIP CHANDLER A new Arrowtown alternative rock band comprising three uber-talented musos is hitting the road to see how far they’ll go. The Seaside Stranglers — frontman/bassist Sam Maxwell, 25, his brother, lead rhythm guitarist Tom, 32, and drummer Sam...

It’s go time

By TRACEY ROXBURGH Two of Arrowtown’s most iconic buildings are going under cover. Next week work will start on the Lakes District Museum’s massive seismic-strengthening project — the last bit of funding needed came from the Central Lakes Trust by way...
It’s almost 40 years since The Exponents started taking New Zealand by storm with hits like Victoria and Why Does Love Do This To Me?  Original bassist, 58-year-old Dave Gent, talks to PHILIP CHANDLER about the band and how he got...
By TRACEY ROXBURGH It's finally time to get your party pants on, Queenstown! This week New Zealand returned to (almost) normal, when we entered Level 1, and now a 12-hour live music festival's been announced for Arrowtown to celebrate. Arrow Sounds, being...
A Queenstown brewer's named a beer, being launched in Arrowtown this Sunday, after the late publican who kickstarted his business. Altitude Brewing founder Eliott Menzies says he came to The Fork and Tap publican Keith with a sample bottle of...
Arrowtowner Jed Crawford braved having his head shaved by his sister Zoe, 13, in honour of his dad, Keith, last Friday. 'The Big Shave' was the 10-year-old's way of raising funds for a Wellington clinic to test treatments for the...
An Arrowtown businessman has died of cancer, a day after his brewing company's first beer was put on tap at a local bar. Arrow Private Hotel owner Tim Hemingway, who developed his funky Manse Road lodge in 2009, formed Arrowtown...
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