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More than 50 Fiordland children
from a variety of religious
denominations are pooling
their resources for their annual
Christmas nativity musical in Te
Anau next weekend.
Written by Joy Crouchley and
Dallas McHardy, the Te Anau
Combined Churches' production
features all original music and
lyrics and this year tells the story
of the nativity through the eyes
of the inn keeper. It features
all of the traditional characters
you might expect -- including
shepherds with real sheep -- along
with a variety of other passersby
who might also have been looking
for accommodation that night,
such as a Roman army.
Mrs Crouchley said the children,
all aged between three and 16,
had been working extremely hard
on their roles and the musical was
coming together really well.
There will be two performances
at the Fiordland Community
Events Centre, both of which are
free to attend. The first will be at
7.30pm on Saturday, December
17 and the second at 10.30am on
Sunday, December 18, which will
be followed by a morning tea.
Te Anau children tell nativity story through new eyes
Inn keeper Thomas Lundman explains to angry centurion William Soper that there's no room at his inn -- even for an
army of very tired Roman soldiers. The story of the nativity, as seen through the eyes of the inn keeper, is the theme of
this year's Te Anau Combined Churches' Christmas nativity musical involving 52 local children.
The Tuatapere Maternity Hospital
is likely to close its doors to
in-patient care from the end of
March next year as the Waiau
Health Trust grapples with a way
to balance the books while still
delivering the health services
vital to a relatively isolated rural
Staff were told by the Waiau
Health Trust on November 29
that it was unlikely its maternity
contract with the Southern District
Health Board would be renewed
when it expires on March 31 next
year because the trust had been
operating at a deficit for the past
Trust chairwoman Anne
McCracken said there had been
no threat to withdraw funding,
it was simply a realisation by
the trust directors that the
current situation was not only
unsustainable but, if allowed
to continue, would also be
"Directors have an obligation to
act fiscally and with prudence,"
she said. "We've been running in
deficit for five years... financially
you can't continue to sustain a
Directors feared the financial
situation might result in the
non-renewal of other vital health
care contracts or, at worst, force
the trust into liquidation.
There was no choice but to tackle
the future viability of in-patient
maternity services head-on if
they were to protect other health
provision contracts on behalf of
the community, Mrs McCracken
The Waiau Health Trust is a private
charitable trust contracted by the
Tuatapere Community Medical
Services Trust, known as TOMCAT,
to provide health services to the
Western Southland community.
Along with maternity, these include
such services as day care for the
elderly, district nursing, home help
and the Ohai medical clinic.
The Waiau Health Trust owns
no assets, these -- such as the
medical centre and maternity
buildings, vehicles and equipment
-- are owned by TOMCAT which
leases them to the Waiau Health
Trust.The trust produces a
business plan every year to be
approved by TOMCAT which also
receives a dividend.
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