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Te Anau, New Zealand
The annual favourite Guide Biscuits
are due to go on sale again next
During the past week or so local
Guides, Brownies and Pippins
groups have taken possession of
pallet loads of biscuits ready to go
selling door to door in their annual
In Te Anau three pallet loads have
arrived containing the traditional
biscuits, chocolate coated biscuits
and the new favourite, chocolate
coated mini biscuits.
Spokeswoman Angela Bell said the
mini biscuits sold out very quickly
The biscuits cost $3 a packet, with
discounts for bulk buys.
Te Anau Guides will start selling
on March 7. In the Aparima district
they will be sold around Otautau on
March 11, Tuatapere March 10 and
the country areas during the weeks
from March 7.
To order biscuits, contact the
Te Anau, Mossburn and
surrounding areas: Georgina
Von Randow, 2486422; Carmel
McDowall, 2497748; Angela Bell
0800 732732 ext 3505 or 021
Otautau, Tuatapere and
surrounding areas: Tania Lawry
225 8120; Isobell Devery 226
6822; Joan Dodds 225 8700
In Te Anau biscuits will also be
available at Wrightsons, Fiordland
Community Pharmacy and Te Anau
Checking out the recently-arrived stock (from left) Te Anau Guides Jasmine Souter,
16, and Elizabeth Souter, 9, and Brownie Hayley Jennings. Guide Biscuits will go on
sale from March 7.
Research for a book chronicling the history of the
Tuatapere School and surrounding community
has been turning up some interesting facts and
The hefty job of writing the centennial history of
the Tuatapere Schools – including Papatotara,
Te Wae Wae, Te Tua, Happy Valley and Rowallan
has fallen to former Tuatapere man Des
“My body left here in 1968 but my heart and
soul is still very much here and always has
been,” he said.
Now based in Hamilton, where he works as
a journalist/media relations officer for the
Department of Conservation, Mr Williams is
best known in shearing circles as the owner of
the Shearing Magazine. He is also the author
of several books including Last Side to Glory,
the history of the Golden Shears and Born To
Thunder – Champions of New Zealand Cycling, a
history of some of the country’s best cyclists.
It was while in the south covering the six-
stand shearing record at Mount Linton Station
a couple of years ago that he learned of the
Tuatapere centenary and stayed around for the
celebrations. A lot of work had been done writing
up notable events in the town’s history and the
search was on for someone to complete the work
and compile a book for the school centenary.
Mr Williams agreed to give it a go.
“I’ve been working fairly solidly the last 18
months and rather heavily the last nine months,”
“It’s random stories, scrapbook basis but in a
chronological order decade by decade,” he said
of the book’s style.
It had been relatively easy to research historical
facts but he was still looking for personal
reminiscences and anecdotes to “bring the book
One area he had been doing a lot of work on was
the price the district had paid during the various
wars. He was particularly keen to gather more
from those who served during the Korean War.
During his research he had discovered a couple
of people whose names needed to be added to
the local roll of honour. He’d also found that the
roll contained the name of someone who didn’t
actually die in the First World War which was a
delicate issue to raise in the community.
“That’s as close to sex, drugs and rock and roll
as this book will ever get,” he said.
Anyone with material to contribute to the book
or memories to share was invited to contact
Mr Williams by phone 0274-833-465 or email
The Tuatapere Schools and District centennial
celebrations will be held from January 15 to 17
Guide biscuits are back
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