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Proudly sponsoring the
‘Charming historic restaurant/bar in the heart of Arrowtown specialising
in NZ craft beers, local wines & delicious fresh flavoursome food.
Family friendly with childrens play area & great childrens menu.’
Live Music from Noel and Eva Coutts
Sat 13th April 3-6pm
Village Green - Sunday 14 April 1.30 - 5.00pm
A festival hit last year – the opportunity to savour locally made gourmet pies
accompanied by craft beer. A fantastic day out for beer/food enthusiasts and
families alike. Sit back and enjoy great live musical entertainment.
A selection of wine and non-alcoholic drinks will be available.
COST: $10 pre-sale from Fork and Tap, Lakes District Museum & Festival Website
Includes embossed pint glass and one tasting. Kids free (with an adult).
12 - 21 April
n event such as the annual
Arrowtown Autumn Festival
which has grown not only in size
but also importance over time,
couldn’t reach the level it has achieved
throughout its 29 year history without
considerable support from across the
Sponsorship from a range of
businesses and companies, not to
mention the hours of work from a
dedicated committee and the many
volunteers who put their hands up to
help at the numerous events planned
for the ten day event, are integral to
the success of this annual – ‘an event
for the people of Arrowtown by the
people of Arrowtown’.
For those volunteers, the tasks are
numerous and varied, and include
draping chairs and tieing them with
ribbons in readiness for the ‘Art to
Wear’ event, through to decorating the
Athenaeum Hall, sorting tickets and
guiding the floats for the Festival
But there is something special about
this festival which sees them return
every year to help and brings out a
camaraderie and enthusiasm for the
tasks while developing life-long
Also in place today for the Arrowtown
Autumn Festival are various
sponsorship packages enticing local
businesses and companies to provide
their financial support.
Four levels of sponsorship are available
for those keen to give their backing:
GOLD, SILVER and BRONZE sponsors
are there alongside numerous
FUNDING PARTNERS, Associated
Sponsors, and Accommodation
Sponsors to support this annual event
enabling an exciting and varied
programme to be put in place.
The list of names giving their support is
extensive but it is a list of names which
share a common goal of supporting
their local festival.
This is one of the keys of this Festival’s
success as is the commitment from the
committee, attending monthly,
fortnightly, then weekly meetings to
bring this event together and to
support the work of the Festival Co-
ordinator, a role undertaken in 2013 by
Unsung Hero 2011
n April 2012, Joe Guises’s considerable
contribution to the Arrowtown Community was
recognised when he was presented with ‘The
Arrowtown Autumn Festival Unsung Hero Award’ at
‘The Great Arrowtown Variety Concert’
Mr Guise was one of several community stalwarts
who were nominated for the award, and you can tell,
some twelve months later, that he is still delighted
about being the recipient.
As a proud ‘Arrowtownian’, Joe Guise has
contributed to the Community in a variety of ways.
Miners Band, Museum Board, Woodworkers Guild,
Driver for the Old Folks van, Police Volunteer, Arrow
Entertainers; the list is extensive and shows how far-
reaching Joe’s input into the Community has been.
Add into this the numerous trophies he has created
for presentation to various individuals or as an
annual trophy to be presented at an event, Joe
Guise’s commitment and skill has touched many
people through the years.
In just a few short weeks, someone else in the
Community who has made a significant contribution
as a volunteer will be announced as the 2013
‘Unsung Hero’ and it will be time for Joe to farewell
However the responsibility for being the 2012
Unsung Hero isn’t over for Joe yet. As the 2012
recipient he will have the honour of being one of the
judges for the 2103 Unsung Hero Award.
Nominations are open for this award and forms can
be found on-line at
stival.org.nz or at the
Lakes District Museum.
This was begun in 2005
to recognise the
in the Arrowtown
sponsored by A J
Hackett Bungy, it is
now sponsored by
The recipient of the annual award receives a
certificate which acknowledges their contribution
along with the accolade of being Arrowtown’s
‘Unsung Hero’ for the next 12 months.
2005 - Dave Dustan - for service to the town.
2006 - Jack Reid - for service to the town.
2007 - Russell Mason - for years of service with the
Arrowtown volunteer fire brigade and contribution
to the Shotover Country Music Club.
2008 - Taylor Reed - for service to the town.
2009 - Eeon Ryan - for tirelessly volunteering to
eradicate all the wasps nests around Arrowtown.
2010 - Mary May & Evelyn Dennison - for many years
of delivering papers to the doorsteps of people
around Arrowtown and clearing the drains of
2011 – Margaret Hyland - Service to the town - work
on Mary McKillop’s Cottage, costume making for the
2012 – Joe Guise – Service to the Community –
Miners Band, Museum Board, Police Volunteer etc
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