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A fruitful expedition
Members of the Te Anau Golden Age Club on their bus trip to Central Otago. From left: Peter Currie,
Val Robbie, Mere Loose, Don Mathesion, Tom Roberts, Barbara Andrews, Linda Killeen, Margaret
Remnant, Ivy Lyon, Ann Cornish, Coral Gordon, Kathleen Meredith, Jane Hamel, Lorna Bradly, Lottie
Werner, Nolleen Campbell, Jess Sinclair, Denice Denize, Joan McGregor, Gerald Carruthers, Annette
Kirkwood, Margaret Tiplady, Rowena Roberts and Geoff Milne.
A night of
Some of the country’s best comedy acts
will be treading the boards at The Key this
weekend – the shearing board that is.
Southern woolsheds have frequently
been the stage for many a good joke but
the shearing shed at the Macdonald’s
“Davaar” property is setting new
The shed was a scene of the inaugural
“Comedy in the Woolshed” fundraiser for
Mararoa School last year. The event was
such a hit that it’s being repeated, with
new acts, this year.
Fiona Macdonald, who is secretary of the
Mararoa School PTA, said the concept
arose through a long-time friendship
she and her husband have with Scott
and Bridget Blanks who own The Classic
comedy club in Auckland. Down south on
holiday, they commented that the Davaar
woolshed would make an ideal venue and
the idea grew from there.
The comedians supplied their talent free
of charge in return for some top notch
southern hospitality, Mrs Macdonald said.
The line-up this year includes highly
acclaimed Irish comedian, poet, actor and
raconteur Owen O’Neill. He has written,
directed and performed seven solo shows
in the last nine years at the Edinburgh
Fringe Festival, winning several awards for
best comedy, the LWT writers’ award for
1 Acted, 4 Appeared, 9 Easier, 14 Chess,
15 A frog in the throat, 17 Crush, 18 Run,
19 Attempt, 20 Turbulent, 21 Jersey, 24
Wholemeal, 25 Litany, 26 Enable,
29 Mastermind, 31 Tub, 32 Sullen,
33 Edge, 35 Imp, 37 Memo, 39 Estimated,
40 Satellite, 41 Opens, 42 Amethyst, 47
Eyesight, 51 Virus, 55 Nicaragua,
56 Contralto, 58 Type, 59 War, 60 Year,
61 Detain, 62 Ire, 63 Adroitness,
66 Gamble, 67 Helmet, 69 Enchanted,
72 Atrium, 73 Introvert, 75 Acidity, 77 Gel,
80 Frill, 81 A good job well done, 82 Envoy,
83 Chance, 84 Sayonara, 85 Defer.
Te Anau’s Golden Age Club
members enjoyed a day trip to
Central Otago recently – an annual
pilgrimage to buy fresh fruit.
President Margaret Remnant said
27 people caught the bus that was
away for 12 hours, with stops at
Tapanui’s Blue Mountain Nursery,
Roxburgh, Alexandra and Cromwell.
While the excuse for the trip was to
visit fruit stalls, it was also a good
opportunity to take a look around
2 Cafeteria, 3 Elope, 5 Pate, 6 Execute,
7 Rehabilitate, 8 Droll, 9 Extinct,
10 Sack, 11 Eluded, 12 Ferry,
13 Asinine, 14 Chasing, 16 Impropriety,
22 Depict, 23 Endless, 24 Without, 25
Libido, 27 Bedding, 28 Sentry,
30 Dome, 32 Speed, 34 Erect, 36 Plus,
38 Elm, 42 Annoy, 43 Exclaim, 44 Hurl,
45 Sagged, 46 Drawn, 48 Egotistical,
49 Intoned, 50 Hop, 51 Vacated,
52 Script, 53 Unreservedly, 54 Area, 57
Lariat, 64 Substance, 65 Glorify,
66 Goggles, 68 Mandate, 70 Cartoon,
71 Zurich, 72 Alive, 74 Roots,
76 Dodge, 78 Flan, 79 Ewer.
Last week’s jumbo crossword solution
Last week’s kakuro
the countryside in a fun day out,
“We do like to go and get some
fresh fruit so we make a day of it,”
Despite the many other attractions
en route, the main purpose of
the trip was never far from the
“There was a lot of fruit bought,”
Mrs Remnant said.
best original one-man play and a Perrier nomination.
One of 16 children raised in a house without a flush toilet.
A recovering alcoholic. Been in a fight with Liam Neeson.
Interrogated by the IRA and held Mick Jagger hostage.
Owen O’Neil has some tales to tell.
He’ll be joined by New Zealand comedian Justin Hansen,
better known as “Gish”, whose combination of original
and popular song parodies has made him one of the most
popular comedians on the NZ Pro Comedy Circuit. Last year
he made his debut on the popular Pulp Comedy.
Justine Smith, winner of the 2003 Billy T Comedy Award,
rounds out the line-up. Last year she won the award for
Best Female Comedian at the New Zealand Comedy Guild
The show starts in the woolshed at 7.30pm on Saturday.
Tickets are $40 each and include nibbles, supper and a
complimentary glass of wine or beer. A cash bar will also be
Irish comedian Owen O’Neill.
Kiwi comedian Justin Hansen, better known as Gish.
New Zealand award-winning female comedian Justine Smith.
FIORDLAND GETS A SHAKE-UP
Did the earth move for you?
Fiordland was rocked by a sizeable earthquake this week.
The quake hit at 1.53pm on Tuesday. Measuring 4.6 on the
Richter scale, it was centred 70km north-west of Te Anau at a
depth of 12km.
A smaller quake was recorded at 3.27am on March 20. It was
a magnitude 3.1 and was located 10km north-east of Milford
Sound at 10km deep.
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