Home' Advocate Communications : Fiordland Advocate 26 May 2011 Contents LOCAL NEWS
A "full-on, fun-packed day" is
being promised for this weekend's
community market on May 28.
The May market last year was
marked with an inaugural
pumpkin festival and this year
it's being expanded to a "harvest
festival" where people can bring
in all manner of large or unusual
produce to show off for display
Market coordinator Donna Cudby
said the competition was open to
all age groups and any vegetables
would be accepted as long as they
were home grown.
"To encourage the younger
members of our community to
take part, all children who submit
a pumpkin or vegetable will be
given a native tree seedling very
kindly donated by Fiordland
Nurseries," she said.
Judging will be held at 1pm.
"If gardening isn't your thing and
you consider yourself to be a great
cook we have a "pumpkin pie
bake off". Bring your pie along on
the day and tasting/judging will be
at 12 noon," Mrs Cudby said.
Adding to the festive atmosphere,
Kiddie Kreations of Te Anau
will be supplying children's
entertainment free of charge and
Katherine King, a professional
face painter, has donated her time
to face-paint. There will also be
displays of hip hop dancing from
Kazam Hip Hop Dance School at
11.30am and 12.30pm.
All the regular stallholders will
be there, along with a few new
ones, selling everything from
freshly baked bread and freshly
picked organic fruit to free range
pork, gluten and preservative-
free sausages, aged beef and
original art. Te Anau Kepler Lions
members will also be selling
cheese rolls to raise funds for the
Te Anau Plunket's car seat rental
scheme, Te Anau Primary School
will be selling raffle tickets and
promoting its Queen's Birthday
Weekend Polar Plunge, and Te
Anau Westpac branch will also
be attending to fundraise for
the Lakes District Air Rescue
Helicopter Trust, with everything
raised locally staying in the area.
The market is open at the
Fiordland Community Events
Centre between 11am and 2pm.
'Full-on' market day
Central Southland's Hillside
School held its own against its
bigger counterparts at the junior
Stage Challenge J Rock held in
Invercargill on May 13.
Every one of Hillside's 36 pupils
had a role to play in the production
which was themed on ecological
sustainability -- Reuse, Reduce
and Recycle. This had been
their inquiry for term 1 and they
recycled and reused set, props
and costumes where possible.
Thirty-two pupils were on stage,
the only ones who weren't were
new entrants who'd only started a
week or so earlier.
Stage Challenge, and its junior
counterpart J Rock, is a dance,
drama and design spectacular
where the students are the stars.
Productions incorporate dance,
design and drama reflecting the
personalities, concerns, hopes,
dreams and interests of students.
J Rock is not a competition but
awards are presented for various
elements of the performance. This
year Hillside received awards for
set design and usage, concept
and performance skills.
Principal Tina Shaw said she was
immensely proud of the children,
especially when they were the only
Southland primary school to have
entered. Their competitors were all
"We were told that we really held
our own so that was good."
J Rock was a fantastic learning
experience for the children, Mrs
And while they might have been
the youngest there, the Hillside
crew had plenty of support from
their older cousins at Central
Southland College. Its Stage
Challenge team lent a welcome
helping hand backstage while
their supporters cheered Hillside
on from the front.
Central Southland College had
plenty to cheer about themselves,
winning the Southland Stage
Challenge final for the second
School makes a song and dance about sustainability
Hillside Primary School junior class members (back from left) Mekenzie Allan,
Georgia Cameron, Tarryn Egerton, Charlotte White, Bailey Keen, Hannah Baard,
Kaylee Anderson, (front, from left) Paddy Hudson, Jerah Todd, Mark Perkin,
Connor Hamilton, Ben Davidson, Samantha Turner, Sam Davidson and Jennifer
Keen pictured during rehearsals for their ecological sustainability-themed J
Rock Stage Challenge performance "Reuse, Reduce and Recycle".
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