Arrowtown's Athenaeum Hall was pumping on Sunday night when
Australian Idol Stan Walker (left) brought his ''World
Tour of New Zealand'' to the village.
About 400 people finished off their weekends with a party
that had the crowd jumping, screaming, singing and dancing
within moments of the opening song, performed by Walker's
support act, X Factor New Zealand runner-up Whenua
Patuwai (below) who told the crowd: ''You guys are something
Walker told his adoring fans it was his first visit to
Arrowtown and, three weeks into his New Zealand tour, the
South Island had won him over.
''We've just hit the South Island. There's something about
the South Island that the North Island is missing. That's a
big call 'cause I'm from the North Island, but man, the south
is where it's at.
''Thank you so much for bringing me to your home.''