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Across the road from the Fiordland
Community Events Centre is the
Fiordland Community House
where the Fiordland Embroiderers'
Guild annual exhibition will be
open from Friday till Monday.
Staying with the artistic theme,
the Fiordland Arts Society's 30th
annual exhibition is also being
staged all weekend at the Te Anau
Club where the guest exhibitor
is leading landscape artist
Tim Wilson. Highly acclaimed
Arrowtown-based artist Ben Ho
heads the Manapouri Art Group's
exhibition which will be held at the
Manapouri Lakeview Motor Inn.
Most of the work on show at both
exhibitions is available to buy.
Meanwhile, more stunning scenes
will be on display at Te Anau rugby
grounds where the Fishing Classic
also hosts Destination Fiordland's
annual photographic competition
exhibition. The images can be
viewed all weekend and the
prizegiving will be at 2.45pm on
At the corner of
Sandy Brown Road
and Milford Road,
Vintage Machinery Club invites
visitors to see their collection
with open days 1pm until 5pm
Saturday and Sunday.
The fornightly car boot/trash and
treasure sale in the car parks
outside Ld's Children's Wear at 6
Milford Crescent, opposite Fresh
Choice, is also on from 10am until
There's plenty happening outside
of Fiordland as well.
In Riverton there's the Aparima
Rotary Club's garage sale
treasures trail on Sunday while
the Riverton Arts Centre in
Palmerston Street hosts the
exhibition "Discarded" featuring
sculpture and carvings by Kere
Menzies and paintings by Lynn
Grace. In Otautau, don't miss the
annual patchwork exhibition being
held at the Old Courthouse.
Fiordland's whopper weekend
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Rotary Club launches
its first large
fundraising event this weekend
in the form of a garage sale
Publicity officer Diane Wilson
said at least 20 properties had
registered to hold a garage sale in
Riverton on Sunday (October 23).
Maps highlighting the addresses
would be sold from outside the
Riverton RSA from 8.45am that
day for $5 each.
The club was formed less than a
year ago and already has around
18 members -- just shy of the 21 it
needs to become chartered.
Its first public event had been
decorating the main street of
Riverton last month to welcome
Scottish rugby fans to the Scottish
supporters versus Colac Bay rugby
match. The garage sale is the first
fundraising event the club has
Mrs Wilson said the club met
for a meeting and meal every
Wednesday between 6pm and
"We have loads of laughs," she
Unlike most Rotary clubs which
tend to be dominated my males,
the Aparima club has a distinct
female skew but she stressed
that new members of both sexes
were equally welcome. Anyone
interested in joining or just finding
out more could contact Mrs Wilson
The Riverton Garage Sale
Treasures Trail will run between
9am and 3pm on Sunday.
Riverton lays treasure trail
Members of the Aparima Rotary Club blowing up balloons last month to
decorate the main street of Riverton for the Rugby World Cup. This weekend
the club holds its first fundraising event, a garage sale treasures trail.
The Southland District Council
will not receive any Government
funding to improve drinking water
supplies in the round of subsidies
just announced by Health Minister
Group manager services and
assets Erik Barnes said the
council had applied for funding for
the Riverton water supply project
but received a letter turning its
"I am disappointed but not
surprised. We knew Riverton was
lower on the deprivation index
than the cut-off, but we hoped
there was still a chance," Mr
The Drinking Water Subsidy
Scheme aims to help small
communities establish or improve
their drinking-water supplies. Up
to $10 million is available each
year until 2015 and the scheme
will pay up to 85 percent of costs.
However, the criteria for the
subsidies were changed last year
amid concerns that the scheme
was not targeting the communities
most in need of the funding.
Riverton sits at 6.3 on the
deprivation index, with only
communities on 7 or above
eligible for subsidies.
The Government has approved a
total of $9.4 million in subsidies to
improve drinking water supplies in
small communities of fewer than
"These subsidies will help 18
territorial local authorities and 11
private supplies to providing safer
drinking water for about 22,000
people in small, disadvantaged
communities," Mr Ryall said in a
MOSSBURN SCHOOL has shown enormous confidence in launching
a unique fundraising raffle for a personalised number plate with a
decidedly boastful -- albeit possibly a little premature -- message.
The plate reads WE1RWC with "at Eden Park 2011" underneath,
although this message can be altered.
Tickets are on sale from the school's Parent Liaison Committee
for $50 each. Money raised will go towards the development of
a new covered area along the front of the school, along with new
sports equipment, books and expenses related the the end-of-year
prizegiving and production.
Ticket sales are limited to 550 and results will be announced in early
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