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Southlanders have their say about health

Healthy Families Invercargill asked members of the public to give feedback about the city's public spaces and places being smokefree by writing their thoughts on the window recently. Healthy Families Invercargill communication and engagement adviser Cass Pokoney said they organised the creative display in line with the Government's goal of reducing smoking prevalence and tobacco availability in New Zealand by 2025. "It...

The South Alive Spring Flower Show

The South Alive Spring Flower Show will be held in the South City Mall Atrium on Saturday, September 30, 10am-5pm. The show was a great opportunity to celebrate the artistic and green-fingers of South Invercargill families, South Alive manager Cress Evans said. Categories are open for adults and children who live in the 9812 post code area. As well as the usual...

Polyfest inspires artwork

ABOUT 100 entries have been received for the annual Polyfest Art Exhibition, which will be open to the public at the Southland Museum & Art Gallery (SMAG) from Saturday to November 3. Murihiku Maori and Pasifika Cultural Trust manager Pauline Smith said about 500 children were involved in creating artworks for the exhibition. "Entries came from primary schools, high schools and...

Chance to learn about keeping bees

BEE health, pests, diseases, as well as sustainable sources of pollen and nectar are issues faced by all who keep bees, even those in towns, cities and on lifestyle blocks. Following on from a successful beekeeping field day in February, the Southland Bee Society is hosting a beekeeping field day for southern beekeepers on Sunday, September 10. Southland Bee Society member...

Enrol to have your say

The new registrar of electors for Invercargill and Clutha-Southland is Danette Pikia. Ms Pikia's role involves maintaining and updating the electoral roll and community outreach to encourage people to register on the roll and vote. "I encourage people to have their say and vote for the direction of New Zealand," she said. Southlanders had so far been slow to register to vote...

Funding bolsters equipment at Southland DisAbility Enterprises

A $130,000 funding boost is set to transform production at Southland DisAbility Enterprises. The Invercargill Licensing Trust and the Community Trust of Southland each approved grants of $50,000 towards the purchase of a new baler, metal press and a van for transporting staff. An additional $30,000 from the CTOS would directly support SDE’s 86-strong workforce with disabilities. SDE general manager Hamish...

South Alive puts the ‘unity’ in community

FINDING out what South City residents wanted to achieve in their neighbourhood was top of the agenda during South Alive's public meeting, Putting Unity Into The Community, recently. Among the numerous suggestions was setting up a craft and social group for adults. The Craft and Social Group met on Wednesdays, 10am-noon, at the South Alive Hub at the rear of the...

Water’s journey explained

PUPILS at Rimu Full Primary School, near Invercargill, learned about the Journey of Water and got to role play as environmental scientists last week. They were visited by Environment Southland environmental education officer Pat Hoffmann, who used a model landscape to demonstrate how water moved through a landscape. Throughout the demonstration, other elements such as oil were added to the "enviroscape...

Gamers wanted

IT'S all a bit of fun, until your Star Wars fighter is shot down. Then it's set them up again, and let's have another go. Every Wednesday at the Club Southland function rooms, a group of Action Gamers get together to play a variety of advanced board games. Organiser Ben Gutsell said the games were not your standard board games, but rather...

Literary conference takes shape

REGISTRATIONS are rolling in for the inaugural Dan Davin Conference, which will be held in Invercargill next month. The conference will discuss the New Zealand Short Story – its traditions and departures – and will be held at the Civic Theatre from September 1-3. The conference would be an opportunity to celebrate Southland-born author Dan Davin, and the development of the...
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