Holiday diary: January 5

TODAY
Dunedin
Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Pl.

Exhibition: ''Mai i Rangiatea: The Portrayal of Maori Myth and Legend in Print''.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
''Detail Detective'': Bring all your detective skills to the exhibition ''Sir Frank Brangwyn: Captain Winterbottom and the Billiard Room of Horton House''. Young children 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''; Sir Frank Brangwyn, ''Captain Winterbottom and the Billiard Room of Horton House''. Talk, 2pm: Free guided tours of the collection exhibition ''The Pleasure Principle: Collecting and Collectors'', and ''Sir Frank Brangwyn: Captain Winterbottom and the Billiard Room of Horton House''. Film, 2-4pm: Art:21 - Art in the Twenty-First Century (M).

Otago Art Society, OAS Gallery, Dunedin Railway Station, first floor.
Until Friday: ''Holiday Season'' exhibition, paintings, jewellery, ceramics, sold off the wall.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
Daily, 3.30pm: ''Liquefy This!'' - See earthquake liquefaction from Christchurch and liquefy soil yourself. ''Volcano of Doom'' - Dunedin's ancient volcano Rakiriri looks set to erupt. Search the museum's galleries to help you escape. 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 Museum, 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.

Exhibition: ''Gold is where you find it'', 150 years of gold in Central Otago. Artefacts, paintings, photographs. Film, 7.30pm: The Sapphires (PG, comedy/musical/drama).

Cromwell Bowling Club, Alpha St.
7pm: Quiz night.

Earnslaw Park, Queenstown.
9am-4.30pm: The Creative Queenstown Arts and Craft Market.

Glenorchy Recreational Grounds.
From 11am: Glenorchy races. Admission $15.

Historic Precinct, Cromwell.
3pm-8pm: Cromwell Wine and Food Festival.

Naseby Recreation Ground
1pm: 150th Jubilee Parade, followed by concert.

Pioneer Park, Alexandra.
2-8pm: The Great Alexandra Craft Beer, Wine and Music Festival. Admission: $25, R18.

St Peter's Anglican Church Grounds, cnr Church and Camp Sts.
9am-12.30pm: Queenstown Farmers Market.

The Red Barn, Remarkables Park.
8.30am-1pm: Remarkables Market.

Wanaka Showgrounds, Ardmore St.
11am-2pm: Wanaka Holiday Gala.

TOMORROW
Dunedin
Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.

''Detail Detective''. 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''. Talk, 2pm: Free guided tours of the collection exhibition ''The Pleasure Principle: Collecting and Collectors'', and ''Sir Frank Brangwyn: Captain Winterbottom and the Billiard Room of Horton House.'' Film, 2-4pm: Art:21 - Art in the Twenty-First Century (M).

Otago Art Society, OAS Gallery, Dunedin Railway Station, first floor.
Until January 11: Exhibition.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
Daily, 3.30pm: ''Liquefy This!'' ''Volcano of Doom''. 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 Museum, 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.

Exhibition: ''Gold is where you find it'', 150 years of gold in Central Otago. Artefacts, paintings and photographs.

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