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Fiordland College netballers are
delighted with the support shown
for their inaugural fundraising
netball festival held on Friday
Spokeswoman Jackie McDuff said
the crowd of about 100 was just
slightly smaller than hoped for
but the business support shown
through sponsorship and donation
of prizes was outstanding.
"I'm just blown away by the
support of the businesses that
supported us," she said. "The
generosity was pretty amazing."
Businesses paid $100 each to
sponsor players in the feature
celebrity match and $25 each for
"jockeys" in the horseless jockey
race. There were also other fun
activities from picking the college
netballers from their baby photos
to a bouncy castle for kids and a
More than $2000 was raised
which will help the College A team
get to the South Island secondary
schools netball championships.
Mrs McDuff said they would
definitely look at running a netball
carnival again but next time would
hold it earlier in the year and give
people more advance notice.
Carnival nets a profit for team
Greg Sheppard, supported by team
captain, former Silver Fern Julie
Carter, takes a shot during the
inaugural Fiordland Netball Carnival's
feature game on Friday night.
Members of Auckland Grammar
School's big band will spend the
day ahead of their Te Anau concert
this month checking stoat traps on
the Kepler Track.
The band is scheduled to perform
the only public concert of its
South Island visit at the Fiordland
Community Events Centre on
August 21. On learning about
Fiordland College's Kid's Restore
the Kepler predator trapping
project to restore birdsong to
the Kepler area, it has decided
to donate the proceeds of the
concert ticket sales to the project.
To get a better idea of the
enormous challenge Fiordland
College has taken on, senior
members of the band will be
joined by members of the college's
environmental group and long-
time stoat trapping volunteer
and Te Anau Community Board
chairman Alistair Jukes on a check
of the trap line. In return Fiordland
students will assist with promoting
the concert and distributing flyers.
who will be
band on its trip
south, said it was
an excellent way
to forge closer
the two schools
and it would give
the city boys a
the efforts being
undertaken to try
and restore native
bird life in the
About 11 or 12 boys would walk
sections of the Kepler Track,
checking, baiting and re-setting
traps, on the day of their show
while the young members of the
band would go on a Doubtful
Sound wilderness tour. Mr Brown
acknowledged it would be a big
day for the youngsters who would
go on to perform a full concert at
the end of it, but he assured they
were up for the task.
"They're tough, they're fit and
they'll be fine," he said.
Tickets for the show cost $10 for
adults and $5 for students and
are available from Fab & Finesse
in Te Anau.
Band tunes in to birdsong
Members of the Fiordland College Kids Restore the
Kepler project team, (from left) Sam Huntington,
Thomas Lundman and Nicholas Humphries, with the
posters and flyers advertising Auckland Grammar
School's big band concert in Te Anau this month.
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