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Four award-winning authors will read from
new work and speak about their passion
for writing at the Te anau Public library on
Sunday october 5 from 2pm..
calling at oamaru, Dunedin, Gore and
Te Anau before finishing in Wanaka, the
Roadwords tour will feature informal events
to encourage and inspire local readers.
Taking part in the Roadwords tour are
Wellington novelist and short story writer
Pip adam, Dunedin novelist laurence
Fearnley, Kapiti fiction and non-fiction
writer Tina Makereti and Kapiti fiction
writer lawrence Patchett who met while
completing PhDs in Creative Writing at the
International Institute of Modern letters at
Victoria University, in Wellington.
laurence Fearnley said the tour hoped to
encourage the experience of high-quality
literature in southern communities that are
sometimes excluded from major literary
festivals and events.
“Distance and cost can make it difficult
for people from smaller communities to
access literary festivals in urban centres
like Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.
as writers we want to be proactive, tour the
south and introduce audiences to new and
exciting work,” Mr Fearnley said. “By holding
free events in libraries and public galleries,
we hope to create an informal atmosphere
where readers and writers from all age-
groups and backgrounds can not only hear
our work being read but engage in open
and stimulating dialogue about the writing
process and what it means to be a writer in
New Zealand today”.
“The course [where they met] was
supervised by Bill Manhire – a poet with
strong Southland connections – so in a
way there is a nice symmetry in being able
to acknowledge his support and influence
on our careers by bringing our work down
The free event is supported by creative New
Zealand and Te anau Friends of the library.
writers coming south
North Island writers Tina Makereti, Pip Adam,
and Lawrence Patchett will join Laurence
Fearnley on a tour of South Island towns.
By Brendan McBryde
Garston School is inviting Southlanders
from near and far to their inaugural country
Fete on the second Saturday in october.
Whether you want to be entertained, enjoy
bric-a -brac shopping or have a family day
out, the Garston School country Fete may
just be the thing for you.
organiser and Garston School Board of
Trustees member, Helen Innes, said the
event would raise funds for the school and
celebrate spring in the country.
“We are trying to create a rural atmosphere
with lots of yummy food, fun, games and
competitions,” she said.
Mc for the day will be Invercargill’s
Gerry Forde, a well-known Southland
personality, comedian, speaker, Mc for
many events, conferences and fundraisers.
The Southland Spirit of a Nation co-
ordinator, Mr Forde knows how to put
“fun” in fundraising. He has been inspiring
Southlanders and making them laugh for
The organisers have packed a lot into
the day’s programme, including highland
dances, a second hand book sale, vintage
tractors, arts and crafts, car boot sales and
a silent auction. For children there will be
face painting, lamb and calf feeding, bungy
tramp, bouncy castles and lots more. local
entertainers, singer Steve Lewis and fiddler
andrew Sellens, will provide background
as part of a local challenge, teams from
athol, Garston and Kingston will compete
for the title of the Victorious Village in
country-themed competitions such as
cowpat bingo, gumboot throwing and
inflatable jousting. And if you have any
items for sale, you can join the car-boot sale
for $10 per car.
There will be a lamb roasted on a spit and
those with a sweet tooth can enjoy cake and
sweet stalls, Devonshire teas, chocolate
wheel, donuts and real fruit ice cream.
The Garston School country Fete will be
held from 11am to 4pm on Saturday, 11th
october at Garston Hall and surrounds.
For more information contact Helen Innes
Garston to host country Fete this month
Garston School pupil Harry Innes on one of the vintage tractors that will be on display at the
Garston School Country Fete.
By Alina Suchanski
Keep the kids active these school holidays with Sport Southland’s
holiday sports programmes, proudly supported by the ILT and BNZ
• Try new sports • Have fun
• Full day • For children aged 5-12
Friday 10th October, 9am-3pm
Fiordland Events Centre
Register at BNZ Te Anau
Wednesday 8th October, 9am-3pm
Central Southland College
Register at BNZ Winton
Thursday 9th October, 9am-3pm
Aparima College Gymnasium
Register at Riverton Community House
BNZ HOLIDAY SPORTS PROGRAMMES:
for details and registration forms or phone Sport Southland on 03 211 2150
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