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Women planning fulltime tertiary
study this year are being urged
to apply for a grant from the
Federation of Graduate Women.
Spokeswoman Alan Reid, of
Riverton, said the Southland
branch had grants of $500
each available this year and was
looking for applicants.
The organisation grew from
historical disparities in women’s
access to higher education and
senior roles in the workplace.
More recently it has been
involved in research on women
in education and what’s required
to help support women gain
political office or managerial
Ms Reid said each year the group
aimed to help a cross section
of women from school leavers
entering tertiary study to those
seeking second chance education
or returning to education.
“It’s just nice to be able to
support them,” she said.
“We’re not trying to pick out the
brightest students; it’s really just
the good old plodders who have
the ability to succeed.”
Preference was also given to those
who would benefit from a financial
helping hand. Money for the grants
was earned by the Federation’s
hiring out of graduation gowns,
cloaks and mortar boards.
The Federation was always on
the lookout for more women to
The only requirement was that
they held a degree, Ms Reid said.
Applications for grants close on
February 1. Inquiries can be made
to Ms Reid on 027 448 8426.
Women urged to apply for tertiary study grants
Southland residents will be asked
their opinions on Southland District
Council services and activities during
the next three weeks.
Council assistant corporate planner
Yvette Paterson said the Annual
Residents’ Survey was sent out to
3000 randomly picked residents last
“The survey results help us to know
where we are doing well and where
we can improve,” Mrs Paterson said.
The council has contracted Key
Research to carry out the survey.
Those being asked to complete the
survey were picked randomly from
the electoral roll and are in to win
a prize. The winner, who will be
randomly drawn from respondents,
will be able to pick one prize out of
a Stewart Island overnight trip, an
H and J Smith voucher or a Milford
Sound overnight cruise.
“Information we receive through this
annual survey is really useful to us
and enables us to address issues we
might not have been aware of,” she
The survey forms are sent out
with return address envelopes
and residents have three weeks to
complete and return them.
Tuatapere’s Waiau Hotel is about to
The old pub has been the scene
of many a party over the years but
owners Quinton and Dorothy Donald
are pulling out all the stops for the
While the actual birthday doesn’t fall
until early March, the Donalds have
nominated Waitangi weekend for the
knees up and are making sure the old
girl is looking her best for the expected
influx of familiar faces from years gone
The bar area has been refurbished
with painted walls, new carpet, tables
and pictures. Upstairs the guest rooms
have new beds and wallpaper and
outside has been painted with a new
sign due to go up where it used to be
in the old days.
Mrs Donald said the bar now had
more of a “restauranty” feel which
was in keeping with a much greater
emphasis that patrons were now
placing on dining and an increased
number of functions. In the same vein
the pub also boasted the Hump Ridge
Café which served things like pizza,
pasta and muffins.
The weekend of celebrations
would kick off on February 6 with
entertainment by Craig Smith, finger
food and specials on drinks. On
Saturday night people were being
encouraged to come dressed in 1900s
Publicans of the Waiau Hotel
1090-1918: Bill West
1918-1924: Bert Walker
1924-1950: Bruce Brookes
1950-1952: Leo Heeney
1952-1973: Bill and Eve Love
1973-1979: John and Lyn Lindsay
1979-1983: George and June
1983-2003: David and Pam
2003-2005: Peter and Karen
2003-now: Quinton and Dorothy
Among the invited guests were past publicans David
and Pam McNay (1983-2003) and George and June
Harpur (1979-1983) while Wayne Love, the son of
Bill and Eve Love, who owned the pub between 1952
and 1973, had also indicated he was likely to attend.
Many locals were also entering into
the spirit of things and had come up
with old mementos and photographs
to display. Hunts through the old
sheds had also turned up some
treasures such as some of the glasses
that were once used, Mrs Donald said.
To mark the occasion placemats were
being printed with images of the pub
over the years along with new T-shirts.
Everything was on target for “a big
weekend” but the Donalds planned to
have enough staff on duty to enable
them a much needed weekend off “so
we can just do some yarning”.
Waiau Hotel.jpg: Painter “Slim” Low at work on the exterior
of the Waiau Hotel which has been getting an extensive
facelift in preparation for its 100th birthday.
Spruce up for pub’s second century Council asks
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