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Relationship Services is again offering
counselling in the Fiordland area after a gap of
Monty Temple has been contracted to provide
a full range of counselling services in line with
what is available throughout the rest of the
Otago-Southland region and nationally. A fully
qualified counsellor, Mr Temple is accredited to
provide counselling by referral to Relationship
Services from the Family Court and other self
Relationship Services area manager Howard
Randal said the reintroduction of the service to
the Te Anau area was timely as the impact of
financial concerns was beginning to show on
“Money worries often impact on a relationship.
We have certainly been seeing more people
where finances are an issue over the last three
months,” he said.
Free counselling was available for people with
problems in their relationship.
“Most people who are going through relationship
difficulties are eligible for free counselling, which
is funded by the Family Court”, Mr Randal said.
“We are concerned that people may be put
off seeking counselling for their relationship
because they think they can’t afford it, when it’s
Mr Temple said the specialised training he had
received through Relationship Services had
enhanced his counselling skills and knowledge.
Anyone wishing to give to the victims of the
Victorian bushfires can go into Southland District
Council’s offices to make a donation.
Mayor Frana Cardno said donation boxes are at
all the council’s offices in Invercargill, Winton,
Riverton, Otautau, Lumsden, Te Anau, Stewart
Island and Wyndham and staff will collect the
money and send it on to the Red Cross.
“We all feel a deep sympathy for our close
neighbours and we thought collection boxes
might make it a bit easier for people to make a
donation,” Mrs Cardno said.
“Every little bit helps.”
More than 200 people have been killed in
the bushfires which swept through large parts
of Victoria earlier this month. Seven rural
firefighters from Southland are in Victoria helping
control the fires which are still burning.
Daryl Sim and 2 1⁄2-year-old Elijah Sim are both proud of Elijah’s and older sister
Charlotte’s tasty entry in the children’s section.
By Bruce Fraser
Keen competitors filled the Te
Anau Hall with colour in the annual
Autumn Flower Show on Friday and
Saturday last week.
A steady stream of viewers admired
the handcrafts, cooking and
photography displayed along with
many classes of autumn flowers.
Most points in show: B Burdett
Sweet peas: J Hamel
Photography: S Kane
Baking/preserves: J Matthews
Floral art: J Powell
Handcraft: D Yates
Vegetables: T Loose
Dahlias: B Burdett
Cut flowers: N Reid
Children’s section: Leah Barnes
Street competition: Manapouri, R B
Dore; Te Anau, L Bradley
Shop window: 1st= H and J Smith, BNZ
Best bloom: R Whyte
Best arrangement: J Powell
Outstanding photo: S Kane
Outstanding vegetable: T Loose
Champion dahlia: B Burdett
Best children’s entries: I Brimecombe,
M Barnes, L Barnes, K Sinclair
Outstanding handcraft: N Taylor
Outstanding baking: M De Klerk
Floral colour fills hall
Monty Temple will be
providing counselling, by
appointment only, at
‘The Lighthouse’ in
Milford Road. All
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“And the ongoing support and clinical
supervision enables me to offer a very safe
and effective service to this unique part of
Mr Randal said counselling was available
through Mr Temple for stress and anxiety,
workplace issues and anger management,
individual domestic violence programmes for
men on referral from the Court, Community
Corrections or by self-referral. While some
might question the benefit of counselling, client
feedback showed 90 percent found it very
His advice was to seek help early.
“It is much easier to make changes before the
problems get too big.”
DO YOU NEED HELP
WITH YOUR ACC CLAIM?
The Southland ACC Advocacy Trust’s Advocate
will be conducting a clinic at the
Community Rooms at the Te Anau Health Centre on
Thursday 12 March 2009 from 10.15am to 3pm
The Trust is an independent Charitable Body that gives
For further enquiries phone (03) 214 5211
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