Holiday diary, Wednesday December 26

Things to see and do around Otago.

Today

Dunedin

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
''Detail Detective'': Bring your detective skills to the exhibition ''Sir Frank Brangwyn: Captain Winterbottom and the Billiard Room of Horton House'' and find the details from the paintings, prints and furniture on the activity sheet. There will be clues to help you. Young children will need to be accompanied by an adult. Free, bookings not required and suitable for all ages.
Exhibitions: ''True stories. Scripted Realities''; Yvonne Todd, ''Wall of Seahorses''; Frances Hodgkins, ''Kaleidoscope''; Philip James Frost, ''Forkboy''; ''Elsewhere'', contemporary work; ''The Pleasure Principle - Collecting and Collectors''.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
Daily, 3.30pm: ''Liquefy This!'' - See real earthquake liquefaction from Christchurch, discover how and why it happens, and liquefy soil for yourself.
''Volcano of Doom'' - Dunedin's ancient volcano, Rakiriri, has woken from 10 million years of slumber and looks set to erupt. Search the galleries to find objects for an emergency disaster kit, then map your route to escape the fireballs.
Explorer backpacks for children aged 7-12, free. Guided tours daily at 11.30am and 3.30pm. Meet at information desk.
Exhibitions: ''Canterbury Quakes''; ''The Moriori Of Rekohu, T'chakat henu - People of the Land''.

Toitu Otago Settlers Muesum, Queens Gardens.
Pixie Town.

Visitor Information Centre, 26 Princes St.
10am: Walk Dunedin, inner-city walking tours. Meet at visitor centre.

Wingatui Races.
Gates open 11.30am, races start 2.10pm: Interislander Summer Festival Wingatui Races.

Central Otago

Central Stories Museum and Art Gallery, 21 Centennial Ave, Alexandra.
Exhbition: ''Gold is where you find it'', 150 years of gold in Central Otago. Artefacts, paintings and photographs.

Main Street, Millers Flat.
Starts, 10.30am: Millers Flat Rodeo. Gate Prices: adult, $15; child 13-16 years, $5.

Tomorrow

Dunedin

Dunedin City Library, Moray Pl.
Exhibition: ''Mai i Rangiatea: The Portrayal of Maori Myth and Legend in Print''.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
''Detail Detective'': Bring your detective skills to the exhibition ''Sir Frank Brangwyn: Captain Winterbottom and the Billiard Room of Horton House'' and find the details from the paintings, prints and furniture on the activity sheet. There will be clues to help you. Young children must be accompanied by adult. Free, bookings not required, suitable for all ages.
Exhibitions: ''True stories. Scripted Realities''; Yvonne Todd, ''Wall of Seahorses''; Frances Hodgkins, ''Kaleidoscope''; Philip James Frost, ''Forkboy''; ''Elsewhere'', contemporary work; ''The Pleasure Principle - Collecting and Collectors''; Sir Frank Brangwyn, ''Captain Winterbottom and the Billiard Room of Horton House''.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
Daily, 3.30pm: ''Liquefy This!'' - See real earthquake liquefaction from Christchurch, discover how and why it happens, and liquefy some soil.
''Volcano of Doom'' - Dunedin's ancient volcano, Rakiriri, has woken from 10 million years of slumber and looks set to erupt. Search the museum to find objects for an emergency disaster kit, then map your route to escape the fierce fireballs.
Explorer backpacks for children aged 7-12, free. Guided tours daily at 11.30am and 3.30pm. Meet at information desk.
Exhibitions: ''Canterbury Quakes''; ''The Moriori Of Rekohu, T'chakat henu - People of the Land''.

Toitu Otago Settlers Muesum, Queens Gardens.
Pixie Town.

Visitor Information Centre, 26 Princes St.
10am: Walk Dunedin, inner-city walking tours. Meet at visitor centre.

Central Otago

Central Stories Museum and Art Gallery, 21 Centennial Ave, Alexandra.
Exhbition: ''Gold is where you find it'', 150 years of gold in Central Otago. Artefacts, paintings and photographs.

Lakes Hayes Pavilion to Lakes Hayes Arrow Junction Highway.
From 1pm: Lake Hayes Christmas Triathlon/Duathlon.

Stag Heads Bar, Lake Hawea.
Live music.

North Otago

Waimate A and P Showgrounds, Gorge Rd, Waimate.
From 11am: Waimate Rodeo. Gate prices: adults $15, 10-16 years $5. Under 10 free.

ODT/directory - Local Businesses

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Accounting 2 YouDunedinAccountants
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The Flower Shop RoslynDunedinFlorists
Carley Jones Floral DesignDunedinFlorists