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A genuine slice of Kiwiana in its
purest form would best describe
the Waiau Community Theatre's
This year's event, set for July 15
and 16, sees the local theatre
group treading the boards once
again, as it has done without fail
since the early 1960's. Over the
years performances have included
musicals, plays and pantomimes
but it is probably only in more
recent years that the true iconic
nature of such a down-to-earth
and slice of old-fashioned Kiwiana
has really come to the fore.
This year provides for a
little more variety than usual
with two one-act comedy plays
-- Blue Suede Blues and Last
Tango in Grimley -- as well as a
performance from local Hauroko
Valley Primary School's choir.
Clifden farmer and theatre group
stalwart John Knowler said local
schools were invited to take
part in this year's performance
to provide an opportunity to
encourage talented youngsters to
become involved and get a taste
of performing on stage.
Such an opportunity was too good
to pass up for Hauroko Valley
Primary whose school choir is
under the direction of avid theatre
performer and musical talent,
Mrs Pearce grabbed the chance
for her school choir to perform
with the theatre group and has
extended the invitation to ex-
Hauroko Valley students to rejoin
the choir to add depth to the up-
Mrs Pearce said the students
loved to sing and have, over the
years, performed in various music
festivals including the biennial
World Vision Kids for Kids Concert
and the locally renowned Carols in
the Caves Christmas service.
Tickets for this year's
show can be purchased
at the Tuatapere Health
and Gift Shop.
Hauroko Valley Primary takes role in Waiau production
Members of the Hauroko Valley Primary School Choir who, under the guidance of local artistic talent Kelly Pearce, are
set to perform with the Waiau Community Theatre in its annual production this month.
By Trudi Baird
Environment Southland (ES) has
begun aerial surveillance as part
of its annual check-up of farms
and winter grazing in Southland.
The survey is to ensure farmers
are complying with correct
management practices such
as fencing of waterways, silage
storage and dairy effluent
management -- but ES compliance
manager Mark Hunter said the
survey would focus on all farming
methods including deer, sheep
ES land sustainability officers
were pro-active in working with
farmers, many of whom were very
environmentally conscious, Mr
Fish and Game Southland
manager Maurice Rodway said
winter grazing practices in areas
like the Whitestone, Mararoa and
Upukeroa catchments would have
to be "squeaky clean" to avoid
Mr Hunter said all farmers had
an obligation to prevent run-off
getting into waterways.
"It's up to the individual to ensure
their operation doesn't impact on
the environment," he said.
In some cases farmers may need
to keep stock further back than
the required 3m from waterways.
This particularly applied if sloping
land meant run-off drained
towards a waterway.
Farmers needed to know they
could comply with the rules and
still "get it wrong", Mr Hunter said.
There was also a responsibility for
all land users, including residents
in townships, to ensure they did
their bit for the environment Mr
Mr Hunter cited an example of
a Te Anau resident who water-
blasted their roof which left paint
flakes from the stormwater drain
on the waterfront.
"What it is really important for
people to understand is the
stormwater will go straight into the
lake," he said
Stormwater from Te Anau township
and the industrial area goes either
into the Upukeroa River or directly
into Lake Te Anau.
Mr Hunter said prevention of
contamination of 'natural state
waters' was "pretty high on the
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