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It’s not usual to tee off from the
19th hole in golf. But in this year’s
Fiordland Hotel-Motel 19-hole
Ambrose Tournament participants
will get the opportunity to do just
Each three-person team will
complete the usual 18 holes on
Saturday, October 24, at the Te
Anau Golf Club before making
their way to the Fiordland Hotel.
While enjoying some drinks and a
southern barbecue, participants
will then tee off from the hotel’s
balcony in an effort to get a hole-
in-one at the 60m hole located in
the hotel’s gardens.
If anyone is successful in chipping
the ball perfectly into the final
hole, they could walk away with a
125cc dirt bike.
There are also other great
prizes up for grabs so if you’re
interested give the hotel staff a
call on (03) 249-7511.
Golfers get to tee-off after tea in
bid to secure a hole in one
In a new version of the loaves
and fishes they doubled the food
rations as the crowd massed at
Ohai’s much vaunted Big Day Out
held on Friday on the Te Oruanui
They’d expected 150, catered for
200 but, as the doors opened,
close on 400 turned up. So
each generous beefy burger was
halved and everyone ate well, free
lunches supplemented by fruit
kebabs and smoothie drinks.
Community worker Judy Valli
said she could never remember
seeing so many people in Ohai
(population 280), with cars parked
for blocks around the Marae.
On the last day of the school
holidays families came from
near and far, children dressed
in the uniform of their “future
occupation” with many real life
police, firefighters and nurses also
They came to meet gold medallist
rower Storm Uru and to listen
to his humorous and quite
motivational talk, and to learn
from Crusty Demons rider Dan
Frew about motorbike safety and
to see TV’s Say No to Violence
campaigner Vic Tamati. And we
met Southland District Mayor
Frana Cardno who said it was
indeed a grand day out with so
many people and so much on.
Big Day co-ordinator Emma Blair
said she was overjoyed at the
“Public health South have helped
this week with free healthy food
options in the wharekai, like the
Kebab Crib and Burger Building
and the Smoothie Station.
Learning this meant the children
have been a great help,’’ she said.
That and the gifts and giveaways
and healthy reminders and the
fun and games organised by Sport
Southland meant everyone had
a good time from the powhiri at
9am until 3.30pm, when everyone
headed home with a bucket of
good soil and free seedlings
to start growing vegetables for
Massive turnout for Ohai’s Big Day
Southland District Mayor Frana
Cardno joins the Ahern family of
Nightcaps, mother Marcia and her
children in their dress up fun –
Hamish, 11, a chef, Jeremy, 6, a
policeman and Brooke, five, a circus
artiste complete with fairy wings.
By Pat Veltkamp Smith
The Otautau Patchwork and
Craft Group will be celebrating
Kiwiana at its annual exhibition by
members at Labour Weekend.
Secretary Jan Appleby said
the theme was chosen as a
celebration of being Kiwi.
“One of the features this year
is the result of the President’s
Challenge issued by Janette
Cochran. Each member was given
a sealed envelope containing
details regarding the challenge for
this year. If the member opened
the envelope; it was deemed that
she accepted to do the challenge.”
The challenge had resulted in
a varied and stunning array of
handcrafts that showed innovative
ways to use fibre and fabric. The
finished work will be on display at
Tribute will also be paid at the
exhibition to a valued group
member, Colleen Spriggs, who
died from breast cancer earlier
this year. A collection of quilts
made by her will be shown.
The exhibition will be open
between 10am and 4pm from
October 23 to 26 in the Old Court
House, Main Street, Otautau.
Admission is a gold coin, morning
and afternoon tea will be available
and raffles will also be on sale,
including one for a beautiful quilt
made by members.
Stunning array of handcrafts
A touch game, organised by Sport Southland, proved popular at the Ohai Big Day Out on Friday.
PHOTO: Marcia Ahern
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