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Christmas is coming early for
Nightcaps residents who are
making preparations for a
community mid-winter party.
Nesta Alexander’s table
centrepieces are just one part
of mid-winter party preparations
with a Christmas theme being
organised by the Nightcaps
Community Medical Trust.
Designed to chase away mid-
winter blues, the party also has a
“The centre needs to boost its
operating budget,” said Nesta,
vice chairwoman of the trust.
“It’s a good while since we asked
our local community for some
financial support and we thought
why not offer a good night out in
exchange for a donation.”
So guests attending the party
on Saturday, June 29 at the
Nightcaps Town Hall, will dine
beneath hundreds of Christmas
lights, at beautifully decorated
tables, before dancing the night
The two-course meal will be
served by Country Manor and the
band is a version of the popular
“We are just about to taste-test
trust members’ favourite recipes
for mulled wine which will be part
of a complimentary package on
arrival at the hall,” Nesta said.
Tickets are $50 each and
available from the Medical Centre
Early Christmas in Nightcaps
Nesta Alexander with some of the festive table centrepieces being prepared for
Nightcaps’ upcoming mid-winter Christmas party.
PHOTO: Vanya Bailey
By Vanya Bailey
The South Coast Environment
Society is organising an Earthcraft
Day in Riverton this month. This
family day out is an opportunity to
see people involved in crafts such
as spinning, weaving, knitting,
crocheting, felting, paper making
or rug making, and have a go at
any of these activities.
Co-ordinator Robyn Guyton, said
this was the third Earthcraft Day
run during the past six years.
“Our first one was for adults, the
second one was for children in
the school holidays. Both of these
were Riverton events. Now we
have decided to hire a bigger hall,
make it a family day and open it
up to all of Southland,” she said.
There are about 20 craftspeople
coming from all over Southland,
including places as diverse as
Stewart Island, the Catlins and
Some activities will be free, while
others will incur a small fee. For
example, you can learn how to
operate a spinning wheel for
free, for a gold coin you can learn
to knit and take home a pair of
needles and some wool to keep
on going, and for $5 you can make
and take home a felt flower.
Those who are demonstrating or
teaching will also be able to sell
their own crafts at the event.
The Earthcraft Day will be held
at the Riverton Primary School
between 10am and 4pm on
Saturday, June 22. Entry is by a
gold coin per adult and children
must be accompanied by an adult.
There will be an in-hall cafe selling
soup, hot drinks and home baking.
For more information contact
Robyn at the South Coast
Environment Society on (03) 234-
By Alina Suchanski
The Agri-Women’s Development
Trust (AWDT) First Steps course
in Winton next week sold out two
weeks before it was due to start.
Limited to 14 participants
and specifically designed by
trust founder Lindy Nelson
and industrial psychologist Dr
Dale Nelson (not related) for
rural women, the First Steps
programme incorporates the
findings of Lindy’s extensive
research into the needs of New
Zealand women. The two-day
course is for women who are
frequently the backbone of their
community and farming business.
It aims to build confidence by
helping them to acknowledge their
own skills and experience, thus
removing mental barriers that
hold some of them back.
AWDT aspires to tap into the vast
potential in New Zealand’s country
women to address challenges
facing rural businesses,
communities and people through
programmes that support women
to find solutions.
Course co-ordinator Sara Herd
said feedback from participants
was positive and most of their
courses were fully subscribed well
before the start time. She said the
programme would come back to
Southland, but not this year.
The cost to participants is $265
for the programme or $300 to
include a professional coaching
session post-programme. This is
subsidised by AWDT as part of its
investment in the value women
bring to rural communities, to the
full cost of the programme which
is $1000 per person. First Steps
will run in Winton on Wednesday
19th and Thursday 20th of June.
For more information contact Sara
Herd at email@example.com, phone
Women’s development course full
Field Day at Winton Salvation Army Hall
Plan Ahead - Don’t leave it too late!
Succession Planning - Joan Baker author of several books
including ‘Your Last Fencepost’ – Succession and Retirement
Planning for NZ Farmers.
Employment - Mary-Jane Thomas well known Invercargill
lawyer will speak about employment contracts.
Financial Planning - Peter Flannery a Christchurch based
succession protection planning.
Thursday 20th of June, 10am -3pm
A light lunch will be provided
No Registration Needed
We look forward to seeing you there!
Contact: Guy Bellerby 027 223 8022 or Kate Slee 03 249 9097
1 Largs St, Wallacetown
Phone: 03 235 8690
Everything Christmas you can imagine
sale ends 31st July 2013
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