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Posted 18 July, 2024

Venice Qin produces a fusion of electronic pop music with strong vocals. The 22-year-old originally hails from Auckland but now spends her time in Sydney – on a recent trip to Queenstown for the Chamber of Commerce Women in Business event she recorded four songs for her upcoming LP at Te Atamira.

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Posted 10 July, 2024

"Just like cooking with friends" – that’s how Happiness House’s Coordinator Steph Burbidge describes their free bi-weekly Cook Around the World classes.

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Posted 3 July, 2024

Some 90 works from Queenstown Art Society’s members will be on display at Te Atamira for the next five weeks, and they're all available for purchase.

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Posted 25 June, 2024

The reappearance of the Matariki stars in night sky brings the past year to a close as the new year begins in the maramataka – the Māori lunar calendar. On Friday, the annual Matariki Arrowtown Kā-Muriwai event will take place, but this year will have a slightly different focus and be double the size.

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Posted 17 June, 2024

NZ Mountain Film and Book Festival returns from Friday. The programme will run across Wānaka and Queenstown, and will bring something for everyone, hoping to inspire, entertain and move you, through the films and speakers. Most importantly they want to inspire you to pursue your own adventures.

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Posted 10 June, 2024

Arrowtown-raised Holly Arrowsmith is making waves in the country music world. She recently picked up her second APRA Best Country Music Song award, re-establishing her in the ranks of past winners Tami Neilson, Reb Fountain and Jenny Mitchell.

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Posted 6 June, 2024

Make it, sew it, bake it, grow it. That’s the motto for the newly-formed Makers Market at Country Lane. They are providing a creative hub for all things handmade and showcase some of the great artisans in our region. On every second Sunday in winter, you’re sure to find some treasures.

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Posted 29 May, 2024

The Wao Queenstown Film Festival will come to Te Atamira next week. It will feature award-winning films and documentaries with the aim to inspire a deep connection with the natural world. It will also showcase a series of Queenstown-based short films dedicated to local sustainable business efforts.

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Posted 21 May, 2024

Queenstown’s multi-purpose community, arts and cultural space celebrated their second birthday on 15 May. The milestone was celebrated in the best way possible – with coffee and cake– as Te Atamira continues to organise amazing programmes for the region.

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Posted 14 May, 2024

Showbiz Queenstown is bringing Monty Python’s Spamalot from Broadway to the Memorial Centre stage this week. The show is known as a “musical lovingly ripped off from the motion picture, Monty Python and the Holy Grail.” Opening night for the company’s annual production is this Thursday with nine shows running until Saturday 25 May.

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Posted 10 May, 2024

The Big Bike Film Night celebrates cycling in all its different shapes and forms. The programme aims to inspire, featuring a great mix of short films designed for two-wheel enthusiasts.

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Posted 30 April, 2024

For Kahli Scott, storytelling is everything. As the manager of Film Queenstown Lakes, (the in-house film office for Queenstown Lakes District Council), as well as co-manager of Film Otago Southland, the wonderful world of shared stories is what she knows best - both in front of the screen, and what goes on behind it.

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Posted 25 April, 2024

First Thursdays Quarterly is a free and fun event that celebrates the diversity of arts and culture in our region.

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Posted 24 April, 2024

Thursday marks the start of the annual Arrowtown Autumn Festival. This year’s programme will feature much-loved classics and some exciting new things, with something for everyone. There’s over 40 events across the four days with many community groups involved.

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Posted 17 April, 2024

The Wao Film Festival is back, promising an unparalleled cinematic experience that celebrates the marvels of the natural world while shedding light on pressing environmental issues. Taking place from Thursday, 9 May to Sunday, 12 May, the festival invites audiences to immerse themselves in captivating films that inspire a deeper connection with nature.

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Posted 17 April, 2024

Award-winning folk artist Amiria Grenell is coming to Queenstown in support of her new album, The Winter Light.

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Posted 16 April, 2024

Christchurch-based group the River City Jazzmen will be heading to Wānaka this weekend.

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Posted 9 April, 2024

Award-winning Belgium-based pianist and composer, Daniel Verstappen, is coming to Queenstown for a one-off performance.

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Posted 5 April, 2024

Born in Korea, raised in the United States, and now residing in Aotearoa New Zealand, Sumi Hahn is a writer with many interesting life-chapters to draw from.

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Posted 4 April, 2024

The Aspiring Conversation programme is returning to Wānaka this week. It will feature a number of speakers and artists across four days who aim to inspire.

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