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One of New Zealand’s best-selling
rock musicians will take to the
stage in Te Anau next week.
James Reid will play a show at The
Moose on May 15 to kick off the
tour of his solo album Saint.
Mr Reid – frontman of New
Zealand band The Feelers – said
the last time he was in this part
of the country was well before the
start of his musical career.
“I might have been over there
when I was an absolutely tiny
todger, but I’ve spent a lot of time
down in Queenstown.”
He was looking forward to
staying overnight and would be
bringing his fishing rod for any
opportunities to enjoy the lakes,
Mr Reid said.
His album was released in
November, and the tour was giving
him an opportunity to play more
intimate venues than those he
usually toured with his band, he
“They’re a lot smaller than
we’d normally play so it’s fun
in that respect,” he said.
“We’re starting with the Moose
and working our way up the
The Feelers’ guitarist Andy Lynch
would be joining him, along with
other musicians to round out the
sounds of his new and old songs.
“We’re mixing it up a bit. I’ve still
got a full band so it’ll be playing
the Saint record and then building
it up to all the hits throughout my
The Saint album has been called
a more reflective and personal
work than previous records, and
elements of the imagery were
tributes to his family, Mr Reid said.
“[The name] actually came from
my mother, she used to call me
the saintly one. I was a very
naughty boy, so she was using it
The Moose manager Mike Taylor
said he was excited for the show
and happy to be the first stop on
“It’s great for us and to have a
fairly big name in a small town.”
Lakeview Holiday Park is offering
special rates for the night, with
$20 for a private single room and
10 percent off all other winter
Tickets for James Reid on
Thursday, May 15 are available
from The Moose, $25 pre-sale and
$30 at the door.
Rock royalty to play in Te Anau
Singer-songwriter James Reid, of The Feelers fame, who will perform in Te
Anau next week.
By Brendan McBryde
The Westpac Chopper Appeal
takes place this month with a host
of activities planned to boost the
coffers of the Lakes District Air
The feature event takes place this
Friday (May 9) when 50 Southland
cyclists of various experience
plan to ride from Queenstown to
Invercargill, via Riversdale and
Gore, shaking the donation bucket
en route. Thirty-one of the riders
are participating in the event for
the first time.
The group, led by Westpac area
manager Andrew Moreton, will
leave Queenstown at 6.15am and
expect to complete the 240km
journey by 4.45pm.
The riders will make five
scheduled stops along the way
– Garston School (approximately
9am), Lumsden School (approx
10.40am), Riversdale pub (approx
12.15pm), Gore Main School
(approx 1.15pm) and Edendale
School (approx 3.05pm).
Included in the line-up is
Southland District Councillor John
Douglas, radio presenter Jamie
McKay, lawyers Gareth Davis
and Keith Brown, police officers
Reuben Boniface and Brent
Kingsland, Riversdale publican
Gary Kirk, and 15-year-old James
Hargest College student Josh
Taylor, to name just a few. Josh
is attempting to be the youngest
rider to complete the event in its
Mr Moreton said he hoped
Southlanders would get behind the
ride and give generously towards
the appeal. All money raised in
Southland will be donated to the
local air rescue service.
“Every donation makes a big
difference,” he said. “The rescue
helicopters are such a vital
emergency service, but they
depend on the support and
generosity of our community to
stay in the air, and we are very
lucky down here with the support
Te Anau Westpac manager
Sarah Greaney urged people
wanting to support the riders
to visit the website http://
where they could make a donation
online and also leave messages of
encouragement for those taking
part. The site also had real time
updates on the amount raised.
The riders hoped to bring in
$25,000 from their efforts while,
throughout the rest of the month,
Westpac staff would be involved
in various other fundraising
activities, Mrs Greaney said. Last
year’s month-long appeal brought
in at least $65,000.
In Te Anau there will be a
street appeal on Friday May 30
and a fundraising sausage sizzle
at the Te Anau Events Centre
the following day.
Meanwhile, the Winton branch
staff have organised a second
hand book sale and are also
planning a raffle.
Riding for rescue chopper
Te Anau Community Fund
Meridian recognises the importance of local
communities to our hydro and wind operations.
The Meridian Manapōuri Te Anau Community Fund gives your community
a say on what local initiatives are supported and funded by Meridian.
The Fund, managed by a panel of community members and Meridian staff,
is about working together to build strong communities.
The Meridian Manapōuri Te Anau Community Fund is for the communities
of Te Anau, Manapōuri, Clifden and Tuatapere, and provides $500,000
to help community projects in this area over three years.
TO APPLY FOR FUNDING
The next closing date for Meridian Manapōuri Te Anau Community Fund
applications is 21 May, 2014.
For more information on the Meridian Manapōuri Te Anau Community
Fund, or for an application form, please visit meridian.co.nz or email
You can also call us on 03 357 9732.
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