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Announcing our 2015 Calendar, ‘THEN and NOW’      

We have a fresh collection of photos or paintings from around the Wakatipu with historical information to span the years. See cover right.

This is our main fundraiser. Proceeds will be used for heritage projects.

Price: $18 whether from members or other outlets.

Local outlets:

Queenstown - Library

Frankton - Boatshed Cafe

Remarkables Park - Hamills Restaurant

Arrowtown - Library, Museum and Post Office

Glenorchy - Eclectic Cafe

We will have a stall at the Remarkables Park Saturday Market from late October onwards.


Mail Orders: $20 (to include postage)

Post cheque and delivery details to 3 Jenkins Place, Arrowtown, 9302;

or direct-credit account 12-3405-0021065-01 with Cal and your surname as the reference and email your order and delivery details to: hecklerdenise@hotmail.com.



Smartphone App of 64 Heritage Sites in the Wakatipu


This major project will be launched on Wednesday 26 November 2014.

Watch this space for details!

We aim to share our heritage much more widely to locals and visitors with a free level of information, and additional pay-for articles.


We are grateful for a grant of $20,000 from the Community Trust of Southland, and sponsorship from the Lakes District Museum in the form of many photographs.

We are seeking sponsorship for individual sites and thematic collections.


Anthony Mason is building the app, and Marion Borrell is preparing the contents making much use of our archive of over ninety Queenstown Courier magazines.