Our Community

Cuts for a cause

INVERCARGILL'S Serenity Hair and Beauty third-year apprentice Brittany Flynn is ready to raise money for Starship Children's Hospital. She is donating her time on July 7 to cut hair for children up to the age of 15 years for $10 and a gold coin donation, with all proceeds to be donated to Starship to support children living with chronic illnesses. She...

Volunteers have a lot of fun

IT was the trip to Ireland which did it. Michele Ballantyne had been thinking about volunteering at Orphans Aid International (OAI) charity shop for a while, but just hadn't got around to doing anything about it. When her mother, Theresa Shields, a volunteer at the shop, went to Ireland on holiday, Mrs Ballantyne took her place at the shop. She described the...

Fired up for festival

WINTER will be heating up at this year's Fire and Light Midwinter Festival this month. The free annual family friendly festival at the Eastside Baptist Church and grounds will provide a variety of opportunities for people of all ages to make theme-related items, enjoy the variety of entertainment on offer and take part in the grand finale lantern parade around...

Film crew in finals

FOR the third consecutive year, the efforts of a team of Southland film-makers have been recognised. Super Furious Ninja Dragon's short film Office Fighter has received eight award nominations in the HP48Hours Dunedin regional final being held on Saturday. The film has been nominated for best production design, best animation, best editing, best sound design, best use of required elements –...

Mural an empowering project

THE Te Awa Hou – Empowering For Life mural, which had been inspired and designed by the New River Primary School student council, pupils and RotaKids, was officially unveiled at the school last Friday. Supported by NRG (Next Rotary Generation) as a junior branch of Rotary, NRG member Leon Hartnett said although RotaKids was a "fairly new thing" in New...

Next stage of trail open

THE Fiordland Trails Trust's vision for its Lake2Lake Te Anau to Manapouri multi-use trail is almost complete, with a 4.7km section from Manapouri to Supply Bay Rd officially opened by pioneering conservationist and Save Manapouri campaigner Sir Alan Mark last Sunday. About 200 people attended the opening. The Fiordland Trails Trust was granted resource consent for the construction of the trail...

New organ to be an ‘asset’

WORSHIPPERS' singing at Invercargill's First Presbyterian Church will soon be accompanied by the tones of a new three-tier organ. The $75,000 Johannus D470 Ecclesia digital organ is expected to arrive from the Johannus factory in Ebe, the Netherlands, by the end of July. It will replace the small electronic keyboard and grand piano the congregation has been making do with since...

Lending a hand

THE wives and girlfriends of the 2018 Southland Sharks basketballers have highlighted they, too, want to give back to the community during their time in the deep south. For almost four months each year, a group of professional basketballers from throughout the world assemble in Invercargill to represent Southland in New Zealand's National Basketball League. While they are in Invercargill to...

Queen’s Birthday busy for Te Anau

VISITORS to Te Anau this Queen's Birthday Weekend will have plenty of events to take part in. Hosted by the Te Anau Rugby Club, the Te Anau Helicopter Services Fiordland Big 3 Tournament begins today and finishes on Sunday. Teams of hunters have the opportunity to take on the challenge of bagging a deer, a pig and a fish during three...

Reason to celebrate

FOR the first time in 30 years, Legion of Frontiersmen from throughout the country will be travelling south for the organisation's national conference at Queen's Birthday Weekend. The Legion of Frontiersmen is a volunteer organisation and members are available to help with car parking, security, crowd control, functions and traffic management. O Troop Invercargill Captain Murray Hamblin and Sergeant Alister Webb,...
The South Today
Advertisement