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Northern Southland college
(NSc) stages its biennial school
production this week, titled “The
Greatest Show on Earth”.
Directed by the deputy principal,
Wayne Duncan, the show is about
a group of actors reminiscing
about their favourite shows and
deciding to travel the world in
search of musical talent for the
Greatest Show on Earth.
Producer, Sarah Mee, said the
script had been written by the staff
and students and incorporated
songs from famous musicals such
as les Miserables, The Sound of
Music, The Wizard
of oZ and oliver.
“This is the first time NSc has
done a musical such as this,” she
“We tried to use all the talents
of the children at our school. We
have students playing flute, violin,
piano, saxophone and bagpipes.”
There will also be dances from
around the world, including
Highland and Indian dancing, the
haka and poi. a couple of staff
members will also make a cameo
appearance in the show.
The cast of 20 performers will be
supported by a backstage crew of
nearly 60 responsible for lights,
sound, makeup, costumes, stage
design and ticketing.
“over half of the school is involved
plus all the staff,” Ms Mee said.
Jane Beer and Pam Read are in
charge of costume design and
making, with some costumes on
loan from the Balfour Theatre
company and Gore operatic
Promising to be a great evening’s
entertainment, the show is on
Thursday, august 14 and Friday,
august 15, from 7pm at the NSc
school hall. Tickets cost $10 per
adult, $5 per child and a family
concession is $25.
NSc stages ‘Greatest Show on Earth’
Seamen Samuel Rodgers-Foran and Patrick Hillas practise the Titanic scene,
along with talented soloist Tayla Elder, who performs the song “My Heart Will
Go On” in this scene.
By Alina Suchanski
PowerNet and St John have
announced a three-year
partnership aimed at improving
public safety and first aid
education in the south.
The financial support pledged
by PowerNet is similar to that
previously invested as the major
sponsor of the cycle Tour of
Southland and initially aims
to focus on delivering first aid
training and safety education
across the PowerNet managed
networks, Electricity Invercargill
limited and The Power company
PowerNet chief executive Jason
Franklin said the relationship
was focused on safety through
education in the first stage, and
would develop further over the
three years to other programmes
that would help the communities
He said the synergy between
the organisations made the
partnership an obvious choice.
“PowerNet’s core focus is safety
– s afety of the public and safety
of the people who work on our
networks. We have had contact
with St John at incidents – such as
a car versus a power pole – they
attend as first responders. This
partnership will use our combined
resources to build safety and
education promotion for our
customers,” Mr Franklin said.
“St John is a very respected
organisation, and their ideals of
safety, reliability and security are
exactly the same as PowerNet’s,”
“Working with our communities
is important to us. With St John
we can get out our core safety
messages and support their
excellent work at the same time.”
Confirming the details of a new partnership last week (from left) PowerNet
chief executive Jason Franklin, St John Southern Region paramedic Cary Grant
and external first aid tutor Paul Colvin.
Te Anau Community Fund
Meridian recognises the importance of local
communities to our hydro and wind operations.
The Meridian Manapōuri Te Anau Community Fund gives your community
a say on what local initiatives are supported and funded by Meridian.
The Fund, managed by a panel of community members and Meridian staff,
is about working together to build strong communities.
The Meridian Manapōuri Te Anau Community Fund is for the communities
of Te Anau, Manapōuri, Clifden and Tuatapere, and provides $500,000
to help community projects in this area over three years.
TO APPLY FOR FUNDING
The next closing date for Meridian Manapōuri Te Anau Community Fund
applications is 27 August, 2014.
For more information on the Meridian Manapōuri Te Anau Community
Fund, or for an application form, please visit meridian.co.nz or email
You can also call us on 03 357 9732.
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