The Fork and Tap

By PHILIP CHANDLER Young Whakatipu musos continue to punch above their weight. Arrowtown rock band Train Surfers - one of six school bands performing this Saturday afternoon during three-day music festival Arrow Sounds - has been given the opportunity to record...

Go big or go home

By TRACEY ROXBURGH Three days, 17 venues, 32 bands — all but one free. Arrow Sounds is back with a vengeance next month after an almost-too-successful debut last June. It’s the brainchild of The Fork and Tap owner Jeannie Crawford and Arrowtown muso...
By TRACEY ROXBURGH It got off to a good starch, but a couple of people made a right hash of Arrowtown’s seventh annual Spud Comp. Last Saturday afternoon saw the judging of the hotly-contested event, hosted annually by The Fork and...

Little art, big success

By TRACEY ROXBURGH Proving size doesn’t count, a ‘‘small art’’ exhibition which opened just before Christmas raised more than $16,300 for the Lakes District Museum through sales. Organised by the Arrowtown Creative Arts Society (ACAS), the exhibition featured 139 works, all...

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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