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18 December 2015
Live Dixieland Jazz was enjoyed by a capacity crowd when
the River City Jazzmen from Christchurch gave a Sunday afternoon concert
late November. A fantastic afternoon of great music in a fitting setting.
All the extremely positive comments concluded with "whats next?"
Aeroview was the venue for the 50th Anniversary Celebrations for The Vintage
Phonograph Society of New Zealand. Members gathered to share memories and
reflect on a half century of activities. The Society has been responsible
for fostering the collection of these wonderful instruments, has organised
reproduction of hard to find parts for restoration projects, and produced
an excellent magazine. Wonderful people with a wonderful interest. It was
our pleasure to host them on such a momentous occasion.
30 July 2015
We recently hosted members of the Mackenzie Community
Group for lunch and a retro cinema experience. They were an absolute delight
and so full of interest and enthusiasm. Great to be able to make such a positive
difference to their day out!
The lovely letter
we received from the Ashburton Mackenzie Community Group.
4 June 2015
Members of the Papanui Club Travel Section recently
set off on an overnight adventure staying in Timaru. On the way south they
enjoyed a cosy cuppa by our log fires, a leisurely look around our retro
displays and a little comedy on our big screen. Nice people, see you next
time folks !
9 May 2015
As our contribution
to Roscos Wheels Week 2015, we once again hosted our Aeroview Vintagefest.
Thanks to all the owners who brought their treasures from throughout Canterbury
to share with everyone on a beautiful Sunday.
22 November 2014
Things are hotting up for the Christmas season with plenty of forward
bookings so if you haven't booked your family/group/business in, now is
the time! You'd be hard pressed to find a better Christmas-themed function
venue elsewhere in Canterbury and our hospitality and catering is second
to none - our continuing postive feedback well and truely backing that up.
Book your Christmas function now!
is full of surprises! Look who just dropped in for a couple of months -
the perfect backdrop to your Christmas function!
wee Christmas gem - one of many fantastic displays at Aeroview.
two companies covering all catering options here at Aeroview. These friendly
ladies (Julie and Sarah) own Reflections Cafe and Catering and along with
Dan and his All Fed Up team, send our guests home very impressed and satisfied!
17 November 2014
Local sign legend Jeff Harvey recently
hosted signwriting whizzes from both sides of the Tasman in a venture
known as "Letterheads". They gather to inspire, enlighten, mentor and feed
off each other and have a great time while they're at it! We were delighted
to meet them as they "adopted" Aeroview to create some sign magic. As well
as our "tiny town" coming to life, four of them got to work on this old DC3
flap we had hanging around and created this bespoke masterpiece. It will
hang at Aeroview to accompany some large images of the aircraft graveyard
at Rukuhia post-war with rows and rows of derelict Corsairs and P40's. Will
Thanks so much Winton, Lindsay, Reg and Crazy Vick of Australia, our
new mates who together created magic. And BIG THANKS to Jeff Harvey for
making it all happen !
at work on the DC3 aircraft flap.
project - a masterpiece!
10 September 2014
Convene South Mid Canterbury Famil
A number of key players from all over New Zealand with conference
hosting responsibilities, checked out what Mid Canterbury had to offer
recently and were delighted with what they encountered at Aeroview. We
hosted them for lunch and comments were extremely positive with plenty
of remarks and visitors book comments about the warmth of the atmosphere
and the originality and uniqueness of the venue.
Among the comments, we thought this was wonderful.
"Sometimes you go somewhere special and you know you will never ever
forget it." Jen Houdalakis.
in the Convene South visit on 31 August.
One of the Mt Hutt helicopters
parked across the road from Aeroview about to take delegates to Terrace
20 August 2014
Aeroview continues to develop with the latest area
receiving plenty of attention being the Vintage Village area. Arthur "Oily"
Wraggs Motor Garage is joined by Pickfords Models and Toys, Smiths General
Store, the Latrine Theatre ( a showbiz entrance to our loo's), Joes Barber,
Kemps Engineering and the Fire Station.
We are having a lot of fun creating this space populated with relevant
memorabilia. Our guests find it yet another intriguing part of what we
do. We often hear the comment, " everywhere I look there's something I haven't
seen before." The Latrine Theatre features standing and seated performances.
True audience participation!
Vintage Village area under construction - Aeroview's newest development!
preparing a window for the Vintage Village area.
20 June 2014
Things continue to be busy at Aeroview with a recent
hosting of the Ashburton Ladies Probus Club and Hyundai Mid Canterbury
and Timaru celebrating mid-winter.
We have availabilities right through the year to host
your club or group. In the winter the two log fires ensure everyones
warm and snug and in the warmer months theres plenty of fresh country
air and a chance to relax outside as well.
Aeroview was pleased to host the Ashburton
Ladies Probus Club for lunch and an afternoon of nostalgia recently.
you can see, everyone was feeling right at home which is just the way
we like it at Aeroview.
Aeroview was delighted to host the great
crew from Hyundai Mid Canterbury and Timaru for a Mid Winter Christmas
function recently. We were stoked to get this lovely note following
31 March 2014
Aeroview has had a solid start to 2014. Here
are some testimonials from recent events:
"The moment we stepped into Aeroview to check out the venue, we
knew we had found the perfect place for Alister's 80th" - Isobel Benny
"We had our Christmas Function at Aeroview and would highly recommend
Peter and Larraine's venue to anyone looking for something that offers
a great atmosphere with great service. Thanks guys, have already recommended
you to several other companies and would not hesitate to do so again."
Tina Cox, Office Manager, Wilsons Bulk Transport
"Thank you guys so much for last night. Amazing venue and we all
had the best time!
Your hospitality was incredible and Aeroview will be sure to do
well, we will be back for sure!" - Nick Cairns who threw a surprise
70's-themed party for wife Cindy's 40th.
great comments in out visitor's book!
Live music set the mood for a full house when
Jenny and Penny celebrated their 70th birthdays jointly at Aeroview.
Pictured from left, Don (bass), Susan (vocals), Chris (drums), Jim (trumpet),
Alan (trombone) and Birthday girl Penny on the piano. Also in the band
but just out of shot, Geordie (guitar). The Aeroview Theatre came into
its own as a showcase for some great talent. A great night had by all!
26 January 2014
Southern DC3 Crew Party.
We've been closely involved with the project to acquire and preserve
the last flying example of a DC3 in the South Island.
Aeroview's Peter McQuarters was approached by Airbus A320 Captain
Dave Horsburgh back in 2006 with a plan. If the Ashburton Aviation Museum
could build a suitable hangar, a trust would be formed to acquire and
operate the DC3 as long as possible, before permanent placement in the
museum for the people of New Zealand.
With the aircrafts 130 hour maintenace looming and with it a hefty
maintenance bill, the decision has been taken to retire ZK AMY from flying
With the aircraft now debt free, the Southern DC3 Trustees and
crew celebrated with a party hosted by Peter and Larraine at Aeroview.
It was especially cool to see ZK AMY taxi directly across the
road from us and for the final flight out stepped Captain Horburgh
and SDC3 Trust Patron, Richie McCaw who performed the final landing,
flawlessly, as you'd expect from the master !
The DC3 aircraft parked right outside the
Southern DC3 Trust's Trustee Dave Horsburgh with members of
the Ashburton Aviation Museum.
to a flying start!
Since opening in November last year, we've hosted some amazing
people at some great functions. The Christmas Season saw some wonderful
celebrations with a diverse clientele. A local medical centre, transport
company, social agency, automotive company, dairy farmers, contractors,
emergency services social clubs, social cyclers, and a building supply
company were among our first guests. We even hosted a funeral for a very
special Ashburton man as part of his final wishes. It was an honour for
us to oblige.
All the feedback has been strongly positive with comments typically,
"I never knew this was here. It's brilliant." , "I can't believe this",
"Such a relaxed atmosphere."
Looks like we're onto something special here at Aeroview. Talk
to us now about a special event you have on the 2014 calendar. We will
do everything we can to make it as memorable and as hassell-free as possible.
We are here to give you a great experience!
Alister Benny celebrated his 80th birthday at Aeroview recently.
A semi-retired farmer and trotting owner, his family and friends
joined Benny and wife Isobel to share some memories including footage
on the Aeroview Theatre screen of his horse winning! What a great family
17 December 2013
Congratulations to John & Natalie Holdaway!
The couples 60th Wedding Anniversary combined with Johns 80th birthday
was celebrated with their extended family at Aeroview. And what a really
nice and talented family they are! They can even muster a very respectable
brass band within their family circle. It was an absolute pleasure to
29 November 2013
After our first function, we received glowing
compliments from guests. Check out some of the great comments in
our visitor's book!
Staff from Placemakers enjoying the
new function venue.
26 November 2013
The launch of the Aeroview Function Venue went
off without a hitch last week and we now have ten bookings! We were
so busy on our first night, we didn't have much time to get photos
but hope to have some photos from those attending soon. Sascha Kingan
described the first night as "AWESOME!!!!".
"Alfie" - Aeroview's new Toyota Alphard
14 November 2013
Today saw Aeroview achieve a major milestone
with the receipt of its new liquor licence! For those thinking of
holding an end-of-year function for their staff or celebrating Christmas
early, give us a call now to discuss what we can do for you!
Larraine with the eagerly awaited
Aeroview Liquor Licence
11 October 2013
We are just sorting our final Sign
Offs and taking bookings now for November and December.
The perfect place for your work Christmas Party or that
special family occasion, call us now and let us work to tailor a
special function to your specific requirements.
Making people happy in a warm, inviting, unique setting
is what we do !
10 June 2013
Having established a retro theatre
encompassing a collection of theatre, radio and television memorabilia
from the Golden Years, Peter and Larraine McQuarters have been
encouraged to launch their unique facility as a themed Function
Venue catering to a wide market.
Subject to a successful Resource
Consent Application, it is planned to launch Aeroview Function
Venue from September 1st, 2013.
With a capacity of up to 100 persons
with a range of catering and licensed bar options, Aeroview
Function Venue plans to cater for:
Within a few minutes of the
Ashburton CBD, AEROVIEW is located alongside a quite rural airfield
and affords total relaxation and privacy.
- Work Functions
- Christmas Parties
- Club Nights
- Quiz Nights
- Milestone Birthday
- Family Special Occasions
- Golden and Silver Weddings
- Civil Unions
- Probus Club Tours
- Boutique Movies
- High Tea
- Corporate Presentations
- Company Workshops
- Conferences and so much more.
Check back for progress and confirmation
of our GREEN FOR GO.