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The AmeriCARna classic car show
is coming to Te Anau tomorrow
(Friday, March 25), after a change
in plans saw Gore no longer a
destination for the event.
About 400 people will be arriving
in town with 170-190 vehicles that
will be on display at the Fiordland
Event Centre from 11am to 2pm.
The event has been taking place
around New Zealand since 2007
and includes a variety of classic
administration assistant Shevaun
Taberner said there had been
some controversy around the
event in Southland but there was
no cost to the community
for it to take place in
"We expect these 400
people to be eating in
Te Anau and hopefully
spending money in the
retail sector, so it should
be all positive for Te Anau,"
The convoy arrives via
Lumsden and leaves Te
Anau at 2pm, returning to
Invercargill via Manapouri
and Otautau.The show
began in Invercargill
yesterday (March 23)
and will conclude there on
AmeriCARna on its way
Part of the line-up in the AmeriCARna classic
car show coming to Te Anau tomorrow.
The 29th annual Central
Southland Bride of the Year
competition was held on Monday
night before a packed audience.
Central Southland Rural Woman
spokeswoman Lorna Anderson
said this year 24 beautiful brides
entered the competition with
Vinnie Ellis (nee Walker) named
The locally born bride married her
husband Brian just last month at
the Malahide Gardens.
For the organisers the Bride of
the Year is their group's only
fundraiser, something which Mrs
Anderson said members really
enjoyed being involved with each
year. The real reward for all the
work behind the scenes was
seeing the profits being distributed
back into the rural community
where and when it was needed
"Some of the things in the past
we have been able to assist with
are Southland-wide projects such
as Life Education, Southland
Flood Relief and the province' first
mammography machine as well as
smaller projects such as providing
food parcels to needy families,
although none of which would
have been possible without the
support we receive every year from
the community --- whether it be by
entering or in the audience,"
Mrs Anderson said.
24 beautiful brides
2011 Central Southland Bride of the Year placegetters (from left) runner up
Emma Kate Rabbidge (nee Goodwin), winner Vinnie Ellis (nee Walker) and third
placegetter Jaimee Mitchell (nee Drain).
PHOTO: Virginia Cochran
By Sue Wilson
By Linda Jane Keegan
Knobs Flat accommodation site on
the Te Anau-Milford Highway plans
to open facilities for camping
within the next couple of weeks.
Host PC Taylor said he had hoped
to have the campground open
at the start of this season but
instead will ease into it now before
officially kicking off next summer.
The site currently offers six studio
units which are all fully self-
contained and run on power from
Knobs Flat prides itself on
providing warm, comfortable
accommodation with great
views and the chance to escape
the sounds of television,
microwaves and cellphones.
There are also several short to
long walks easily accessible from
"The idea is to take some
people away from the trappings
of civilisation... the campground
is an extension of that philosophy,"
Mr Taylor said.
The campsite will cater for 25
people and will include showers,
toilets and a camp kitchen.
No powered sites will be available
at this stage but there will
be power points on site for people
to charge various devices such
as cameras and cellphones,
though there is no reception in
"Long may it last without
cellphone coverage," he said.
Campsite facilities planned for Knobs Flat
A classical concert and dinner
in aid of the Christchurch
Earthquake Appeal is expected to
draw a full house in Manapouri
next Sunday night.
Concert pianist Kerstin
Ladstaetter will play her
programme of romantic greats,
including Chopin, Beethoven,
Mozart, Brahms and Schumann,
in the delightful hilltop setting of
Freestone Backpackers on the
evening of Sunday, April 3.
The dinner concert is a repeat
of a sold-out event held by Ms
Ladstaetter earlier in the year.
Those who attended described a
a delightful evening with quality
music and delicious food.
Many locals have since expressed
an interest in the event happening
again and her answer was to
generously do so, but this time in
aid of the appeal.
The evening will start at 6pm with
a glass of bubbly, followed by the
first half of the concert, a two-
course dinner, then the second
half, with a break to watch the
amazing sunset from the balcony,
cloud cover allowing. Guests are
welcome to bring along their own
Tickets for the dinner concert
are $45 with all proceeds to the
appeal. Seats are limited and by
advance booking only by calling
Kerstin or Jimmy at Freestone on
(03) 249- 6893.
Bookings close at the end of
Friday, April 1.
Freestone is at 270 Hillside Road,
Concert pianist hosts charity dinner and recital
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