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A family connection

AFTER a 26-year involvement capturing the images of nearly 1300 young Southlanders, photographer Shelley Clark encountered a personal connection this year. Among the 50 recipients to earn a ILT Youthmark Young Achievers Award in 2018 was Ms Clark's nephew, Jordyn Clark. Head boy at Wakatipu High School in Queenstown, Jordyn was recognised for his leadership, academic achievements and extensive involvement in...

Riverton garage sale returns

THE Rotary Club of Aparima will be holding its annual Riverton-wide garage sale fundraiser on Sunday when many in the seaside town will open their garages to sell preloved treasures and wares. Donated items for the club's own garage sale at the rear of Trotter House on Palmerston St were also welcomed and could be collected, club member Cathi Knowles...

Youth with the X-Factor wanted

POETRY, hip hop, acoustic, performing music, singing or the spoken word – all talents are all welcome at the Youth Open Mic Night. Open to those aged from 14 to 21, anyone who would like to take part was welcome, South Alive community development co-ordinator Nikki Aaron said. "Young people in the community had been talking about a talent show for...

South City ready to party

THE "longest table" will be set up down the middle of Elles Rd as part of South Alive's annual South City Street Party. Beryl Wilcox, a member of the organising committee, said the popular party was "an opportunity for the whole community to come together" and celebrate. The extensive table could be used by people to eat at, or to meet...

Sharing his toys

LANCE Eder's father thinks his son has a life-long addiction, although a good sort of addiction. Almost 33 years ago, Mr Eder was given a small Lego car for his seventh birthday. It was that gift which ignited an obsession which has lasted the test of time. He's mad about collecting toys, to the point a spare bedroom at his home and...

A crafty solution

DIANA Abercrombie was frustrated by what she says is a lack of options available in Invercargill to display her and her mother's homemade soaps and hand creams. The pair had made trips to Winton and Gore to various markets but believed there should be somewhere in Invercargill to regularly display their products. A few months ago, Ms Abercrombie, an All Saints...

The Pod extensions ‘super exciting’

SOUTH Alive's community centre will soon be extended to house the South Alive office, community volunteers' lounge and meeting rooms. Funding for stage three of The Pod, on the corner of Grace and Nith Sts, had been successful with $145,000 donated from the Lottery Community Facilities fund, South Alive manager Cress Evans said. This means The Pod will now be extended...

School to trial Koha Kai model

JANICE Lee's dream to roll out the Koha Kai model to other communities is in the process of being realised, with Waiau Area School in Tuatapere set to trial the Lunches in Schools Programme next term. "It is going to be really exciting," Mrs Lee said. However, there was also some apprehension because it was the first time the programme had...

It’s in the bag

MANY hands make many shopping bags. A sewing bee was held at the Orphans Aid International op shop on Spey St last Thursday to make as many fabric bags as possible. Shop manager Kathryn Casey said the bags were made in preparation for when the shop's supply of single-use plastic bags ran out and to give customers the option of buying...

Pupils proud to share their culture through Polyfest

JUNIOR Lafoga and Elisara Kuresa have been actively involved in Murihiku Polyfest since its inception 12 years ago, as performers and backstage volunteers. The Southland Boys' High School (SBHS) pupils said they had got involved in Polyfest while at New River Primary School because their older siblings and cousins were involved, and they had continued on at secondary school because...
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