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Eighteen years after her transplant Miss
Holmes was back in hospital, this time in
Auckland, for reconstruction surgery of
some of the "loops" created during the
original operation connecting her bowel
and liver. It was expected these loops would
have perished within eight years of the
transplant so their longevity had impressed
the medical professional. However,
transplant procedures have developed
markedly since 1986 so new techniques
were adopted for the reconstruction.
"They've plumbed me now, as such, the way
they would do transplants now," she said.
There have been no significant
But while each milestone, such as this
week's anniversary, was an occasion to
be celebrated, Miss Holmes said it was
also a time to reinforce the need for New
Zealanders to give serious consideration
to donating their organs. People could
indicate their willingness to be a donor
on their driver's licence but this was not
binding and ultimately the decision would
be left to the family. It was important that
families discussed the issue openly and
made their desires clear to each other, she
"I'm living proof of what can happen if you
tick yes to donating your organ," she said.
"There aren't enough donors in New
Her Dad heartily agrees: "This is a result of
a donor that Tracy's here."
Although the Holmes family moved away
from Otautau in November 1989, Miss
Holmes said she had much to thank the
south for the fulfilling life she now enjoyed.
"It was the people of Southland who
raised the majority of the money," she
said. "Southland will always hold a special
place for me."
The south's gift of life
Leading New Zealand landscape artist
Tim Wilson will be the guest exhibitor at
the Fiordland Arts Society's 30th Labour
A self-taught artist, Mr Wilson won the
Eastern and Central Bank Art Award in
1975 and has work in private collections
nationally and internationally. His luminous
landscapes, sold worldwide from his
Wilson Gallery in Queenstown, reflect
his emotional response to the remote
landscapes of the southern South Island.
He uses up to 30 layers of transparent
glazes and interference pigments to achieve
remarkable light effects in his work.
Society spokeswoman Glenda Bell said they
were delighted that Mr Wilson had agreed
to exhibit at the Society's 30th Labour
Weekend Exhibition which will be held from
October 21 to 24, at the Te Anau Club,
corner of Pop Andrew Drive and Jackson
Street, Te Anau. In addition to Mr Wilson's
paintings, Mrs Bell said there would also be
on show a fantastic array of glass, pottery,
fibre, photography, woodwork, paintings and
sculpture by numerous Fiordland artists as
well as some amazing art by students from
Fiordland Kindergarten, Te Anau School and
Of particular note, other exhibitors would
include the Fiordland Embroiderers' Guild,
Creative Fibres Group, Fiordland Patchwork
and Quilters and the Beehive Arts and
Crafts Group, she said.
In support of young talent, the society was
offering a special Youth Award of Excellence
for 15 to 18-year-olds, with a $100 prize,
To recognise the 30-year anniversary,
Friday's opening on October 21, from
7pm to 9pm, would include a special
presentation honouring Beverley Neilsen,
the society's only remaining original
All present and past artists and anyone
associated with the Fiordland Arts Society,
including the general public, were cordially
invited to attend and join in the anniversary
celebrations and the opening of the All
Artists Fiordland -- 30th Multi Media Art
As most of the art on show would be for
sale, Friday night's opening would be a good
opportunity to get in first, she said.
The exhibition would continue through
Labour Weekend, opening from 10am until
5pm Saturday and Sunday, and 10am until
2.30pm Monday, Mrs Bell said. Cost of
entry is a gold coin donation at the door,
capped at $5 per family.
Top artist for exhibition
Tim Wilson's "Spirit of the Mountains".
Tim Wilson's "Dragon Mists".
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A team of Year 11 students from Central
Southland College has taken out the
inaugural Southland History Quiz run by
the Otago Southland History Teachers'
Association last week.
"The Educated Time Lords", comprising
Hayden Barr, Ralph Montefalcon, Kimberley
Iddles and Gavin Reid, all 16, had the
honour of being the first to have their
name engraved on the trophy that will be
contested annually from now on.
Central Southland College had three
teams entered, the others finishing fourth
and fifth. There were 11 teams in total
from all over Southland. The competition
tested a wide range of skills from general
knowledge, recognising important people in
history and linking music to events to name
The Educated Time Lords said they enjoyed
the competition and found they each had
different areas of expertise to bring to the
competition. But while excited to win, they
were conscious there might be one possible
downside with their peers.
"We thought on the night 'we're classed as
nerds for the rest of our lives now'," Hayden
Educated Time Lords win history challenge
Central Southland College's winning history team "The Educated Time Lords" (from left) Ralph
Montefalcon, Kimberley Iddles, Hayden Barr and Gavin Reid with their trophy.
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