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South Alive busy with community activities

SOUTH Alive is abuzz, encouraging people to be involved in community activities and hosting various community groups. Julz Orr took over the position of community development and operational manager in early May and will co-ordinate the various events and the two community rooms, Kewa and Paikea at The Pod. ‘‘I am covering the position while Courtney Ellison is on maternity...

Waka builder brings craft to Lake Te Anau

A CHRISTCHURCH architect brought his waka to Te Anau last weekend in an effort to get waka back on the water. Waka owner and designer Quentin Roake marries traditional knowledge with today's technology in his waka design. Many people enjoyed the free paddle on Lake Te Anau during Queen's Birthday Weekend with one group making a special trip from Bluff to...

Don red to share the love for charity

WHILE life came to a halt for most of the country during the Covid-19 lockdown, heart surgeries for newborns did not. With June being HeartKids awareness month, the charitable organisation will host an appeal on June 12 to raise funds for Southland families and their children born with heart conditions. Southland treasurer Ismay Howden said this year's approach to fundraising would...

Borland Lodge trust ‘humbled’

THE fundraising target for Borland Lodge's Givealittle page has been reduced after donations from throughout New Zealand and the world have been received. Borland Lodge Adventure and Education Trust chairman Grant Hubber said the trust had been able to revise its fundraising target from $50,000 to $35,000, which is a third of the way to reaching the target to keep...

Pink Ribbon Breakfast set for July

BROADCASTER and Breast Cancer Foundation NZ ambassador Stacey Morrison knows exactly what it's like to experience loss due to breast cancer. She is calling on Southlanders to host a Pink Ribbon Breakfast in July, to help raise funds to support patients and save lives. Mrs Morrison, who lost her 45-year-old mother to breast cancer, said she was inspired by the resilience...

Koha Kai and ILT have shared vision

IN a joint mission to serve Southland, a new collaboration has formed to tackle food insecurity and provide meaningful employment for people with disabilities. Last week, Koha Kai and ILT announced they would enter a partnership to allow Koha Kai graduates to use the Elmwood Gardens Art Deco building and its commercial kitchen. Instead of it being used for the Koha...

Women dairy farmers share wisdom

"A REAL good tribe", the Dairy Women's Network in Southland is all about sharing knowledge and camaraderie, Gore representative Jess Moore says. A national initiative for women in the dairy farming industry, the Southland branch comprised five regional leadership groups - Northern Southland, Central Southland, Western Southland, Southern Southland and Gore. Each regional group hosted webinars, workshops and events for hundreds...

Glass artist ‘pushing the medium’

SURROUNDED by almost a tonne of glass, 51 bells gently twinkle in the breeze. Delicate, tiny, minute noise emits from the surrounding planks of glass which have been created and joined together by Invercargill glass artist Phil Newbury. Well known for his complex glass artworks and talents, his latest endeavour is massive. Reaching 3.2m in height, consisting of 36 glass "planks" ranging...

At the heart of the rural community

PASSIONATE about the rural sector and people's welfare, Southland Rural Support Trust chairwoman Cathie Cotter said the best aspect of her role was "being able to be there for farmers". "Our role is to talk to farmers who are having some kind of stress and... to connect them with the right people to make a positive difference." These could include various...

Charity aims to grow network

YOUTHLINE Southland is getting ready for a reboot and the recruitment of volunteers will be a key part of the process. Local musician Liv Cochrane was offered the job of community development manager of the charity with the aim to increase the organisation's volunteer base and help grow its support system in Southland. She said she was excited about the new...
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