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Posted 29 January, 2024

The Summer Concert Tour will head to Gibbston Valley this weekend, bringing with it sweet sounds from Simple Minds, Texas, Collective Soul and Pseudo Echo. The Queenstown leg is the last in a trio of shows, with the other two taking place in Taupō and Hamilton this past weekend. It’s the 14th year of operation for Dean Calvert and his wife, Amanda, who started this back in 2011.

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Posted 24 January, 2024

The ‘people’s poet’ Hone Tuwhare has inspired four acclaimed printmakers to create a visual connection with the written word.

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Posted 22 January, 2024

It’s shaping up to be a good season for foodies with a number of food truck events popping up around Queenstown. An array of food trucks take over the picturesque Red Barn each Thursday evening, and Country Lane from noon on the last Sunday of every month during summer. Sweet and savoury options are available as well as live music – the events have a family-friendly atmosphere.

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Posted 15 January, 2024

This Saturday Arrowtown Athenaeum Hall will be transformed to be a wee bit Scottish as it hosts Burns Night celebrations. The event, which is in honour of the 18th Century poet Robert Burns, will include a three-course meal, good craic, poetry readings, a band, traditional dance and drinks.

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Posted 15 January, 2024

With the start of this new year, we’ve decided to re-activate The Tight Five as a summer series to inform, inspire and highlight the creative undercurrent of our district. First up for 2024 is sculptural artist Melissa Macleod.

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Posted 4 December, 2023

Local author and illustrator, Laura Shallcrass, has just released her latest children’s book, Here is Hare. It’s the fourth children’s book for Shallcrass and is an introductory search-and-find board book for little ones, featuring an array of animals including a Kunekune.

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Posted 1 December, 2023

In February Arrowtown Creative Art Society will present their inaugural Gardens and Galleries event, offering the chance to explore some of the Whakatipu Basin's best gardens and art spaces in support of Plunket.

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Posted 30 November, 2023

SongCatcher and Youthtown have joined forces to release an EP that features some young talent of the region.

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Posted 30 November, 2023

Queenstown Lakes District Council’s (QLDC) annual Christmas show will return to the Events Centre on 10 December.

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Posted 20 November, 2023

Hidden Identities, an exhibition at Te Atamira that aims to amplify the voices of marginalised communities in the region and beyond, is running until the end of the month.

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Posted 20 November, 2023

The second annual Inspirational Women Awards and Gala is happening this Saturday – the International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women – at the Rydges Lakeland Resort

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Posted 8 November, 2023

Queenstown and Frankton libraries have an abundance of activities and programmes on offer between now and the end of the year.

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Posted 1 November, 2023

Local writers are invited to feel the fear and do it anyway in a new competition as part of this year’s Queenstown Writers Festival.

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Posted 30 October, 2023

The Sweet Caroline Tour: A Tribute to Neil Diamond will roll into Queenstown at the end of November.

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Posted 30 October, 2023

The second annual fundraising soiree for Liger Leadership Academy will take place on Thursday.

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Posted 30 October, 2023

What is art? Why do we make it and what effect does art have on our well-being?

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Posted 25 October, 2023

This weekend, Queenstown Jazz Orchestra will perform big-band and swing dance classics to get your feet moving.

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Posted 24 October, 2023

Queenstown’s favourite late night art crawl returns in its new quarterly format next week on Thursday, 2 November.

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Posted 16 October, 2023

Cyclorama will return for its second year this Labour weekend in historic Arrowtown. There’s eight special trail rides to choose from, with something for everyone, and a lovely Festival Village set up for all to enjoy.

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Posted 10 October, 2023

Queenstown Writers Festival will return in 2023 for a smaller version of the usually biennial event. This year will run across two days on 11 and 12 November and includes author talks, a writing workshop, and an exciting new event across Te Atamira and Arrowtown Lifestyle Village.

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