Matariki celebrations in Arrowtown

Arrowtown’s annual Matariki celebration has switched locations to the Ramshaw Lane car park after the success of the Autumn Festival market on that site. The evening (Thursday 27 June this year) will start with a traditional welcome and karakia, the Kāmuriwai Kapa Haka teams will perform and the children of Arrowtown Preschool will sing Matariki …

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Bus route through Arrowtown

We have previously updated the community on the Orbus service and the associated highly visual infrastructure work occurring. Based on your feedback we joined with the Arrowtown Promotion and Business Association (APBA) and the Arrowtown Planning Advisory Group (APAG) to express our concern at the double movement from Ramshaw Lane to Adamson Drive and back again within …

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Clean Air Warm Homes talk

On Thursday 9 May from 7 pm to 8 pm at the Athenaeum Hall, Ian Longley of NIWA will give a talk about a new clean air project for Arrowtown. Arrowtown has a persistent problem with air quality, both inside and outside, in winter. This is due to: wood burning, cooking and smoking inside houses; …

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Thinking about alternatives to cars

What would it take to get you out of your car? More public transport options? Safer opportunities to walk or cycle? A gondola along Queenstown Hill? A more frequent ferry service? Something else? This is your chance to help plan safe, accessible and connected transport solutions for everyone. Queenstown Lakes District Council, the NZ Transport …

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Help bring back the autumn colour

For four years the Arrowtown community, led by the Arrowtown Choppers, has made an outstanding effort to clear wilding conifers from Arrowtown’s hillsides by hand, complementing the felling and spraying work of contractors. Now it’s time to think about the next stage – planting more suitable species. The conditions on Tobins Face are challenging for …

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Just say no to wilding trees

The AVA’s Arrowtown Wilding Group has been hard at it over the last few months progressing Stage One of the Arrowtown Wilding Strategy. We are planning to have a public meeting in early March to outline plans for 2019, but in the meantime here’s a brief rundown on progress so far. Funding Central Lakes Trust …

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All pest plants must go!

Otago Regional Council has recently announced new research into just how established the pest plant old man’s beard is, which got us thinking about pest plants in general. Arrowtown has a long history of environmental modification, beginning with Māori who cleared parts of the basin with fire. It accelerated with the arrival of miners and …

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Water supply upgrade pays off

Things are generally looking pretty good on the water supply front in Arrowtown, with Queenstown Lakes District Council telling us that water restrictions are not on the cards for Arrowtown at the moment. The weather – cooler and wetter than last year – has made a huge difference, as has good water management by residents. …

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