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Organisers of last weekend’s
Lumden Big 4 hunting competition
are already planning for next
The competition, which challenged
teams to bag a deer, a pig, a
goat and a fish, was organised
at reasonably short notice as
a fundraiser for the Northern
Southland Creative Arts Trust.
Chairwoman Michelle Wallis said
even with a short lead-in time,
there were still 12 teams entered,
with eight of them weighing in.
Six children also entered an
assortment of game including two
pigs, possums, hares, an eel and
“We were fortunate enough to
have over $700 worth of prizes
available and generally they ended
up spreading out well,” Mrs Wallis
First prize for the Big 4 went to
“The Woodfords” who, although
missing a fish, still managed to
come up with the heaviest total
combined weight of 220.45kg.
They also got a spot prize for the
best head of antlers. Second
placed was “The Woodshield”
team with a total combined weight
of 192.26kg. Their bag included
the heaviest stag at 117.9kg.
They also got the best average pig
weight. “Team Moore” was third
with a combined total weight of
153.37kg and extra prizes for the
best overall average weight and
the best fish prize.
“A very good result considering the
lack of time we had preparing for
this event,” Mrs Wallis said.
“Overall I believe everyone had a
great time and plans are already
forming for next year to make this
an annual event.”
The event raised about $600
for the trust and Mrs Wallis said
she owed a huge thanks to the
businesses that supported the
event with sponsorship and prizes
the Lumsden Hotel, Hamills
Adventure store, H and Js Outdoor
World, ITM Southbuild Winton,
EH Ball ITM Invercargill, CRT
Lumsden, Allan Whyte Sports, PGG
Wrightson, Hanks Place Lumsden,
Great Southern Posts and Timber
and Peter Broughton who judged it.
Lumsden’s Big 4 a big success
A pig is weighed in at the Lumsden Big 4 Hunting competition last weekend.
The event attracted entries from 12 teams.
The Northern Southland Creative
Arts Trust has realised its dream
of establishing a permanent
gallery in Lumsden – months
ahead of plan.
It also means the trust’s planned
one-day Undy Four Hundy
exhibition has been extended
to a month-long celebration
showcasing the gallery and the
creativity of those who will use it.
Trust chairwoman Michelle Wallis
said things had moved quickly in
the past couple of weeks after
a cottage the trust members
previously thought was out of
reach suddenly became available.
They have secured a lease on
the building at 41 Diana Street,
right next to the Bafe, for an initial
six months and are confident
a concerted fundraising effort
from now on will enable them to
establish a long-term base there.
One of those fundraisers is the
Undy Four Hundy exhibtion, so
named because everything on
display will be priced below $400.
By extending the exhibition to a
month, many more artists had
entered work. Artworks would
be coming from as far away as
Nelson, along with entries from
prominent Southland artists such
as Mags Meechang, Mrs Wallis
Several artists had donated
pieces to the trust that would be
sold via silent auction on opening
night. Many businesses had also
donated goods and services
– everything from restaurant
vouchers to gym memberships –
that would be sold in the same
manner. Some items would also
be offered on internet auction site
Trade Me and more donations
would be welcome, Mrs Wallis
The trust members estimate it
will cost about $12,000 a year to
operate the gallery. They plan to
have it open to the public between
10am and 3pm Wednesday to
Saturday. Local artist Marimba
Powley will be the gallery’s artist in
residence, using it as her painting
base while also looking after the
collections on display.
The gallery will be formally opened
at the Undy Four Hundy exhibition
launch on May 14. Anyone is
welcome to attend the opening
night for a gold coin donation.
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