Friday, 7 March 2014
On Monday evening, the 10th of March at 7:30pm, there will be an unveiling of a memorial plaque at the Courthouse to honour and recognise the tremendous contribution that Muriel Brown made in her lifetime to the people and organisations of Otautau & Districts. This is a public function open to all who knew and loved Muriel. Following a brief unveiling ceremony, there will be an opportunity for anyone on behalf of themselves or their organisation to say a few words in appreciation of Muriel. A cup of tea and light supper will follow. Members of Muriel's family plan to be present. This event is being sponsored by the Otautau Lions Club and the Otautau Museum Trust.
Posted by Cathy at 5:09 pm
Saturday, 1 March 2014
~ 15 & 16 Mar: Celebration of Southland Gardens, 1pm-5pm, 17 gardens to visit. See http://southlandgardens.co.nz for more details.
~ 22 & 23 Mar: Riverton Heritage Harvest Festival, 10am-4pm, Aparima College, Riverton/Aparima.
~ 24 Mar: Central Southland Bride of the Year Contest, 7:30pm at the Winton Memorial Hall. See News and Views for entry and contact details.
~ 29 Mar: Mt Linton Muster, courses for mountain bikers, runners and walkers. See the News and Views and www.mtlintonmuster.co.nz for more details.
~ 29 Mar: War of the West, Otautau v Ohai/Nightcaps fundraiser for school and pool. Held at the Sports Complex, 7pm, doors open 6:15pm. Tickets $35 at Otautau School and Nightcaps Four Square.
~ 4 Mar: Otautau Netball AGM, 7:30pm at the Sports Complex.
~ 6 Mar: Otautau Community Board meeting, 6pm at SDC office. Notify Kelly Tagg no later than 48 hours before the meeting if you'd like to make a presentation, 0800 732 732.
~ 11 Mar: Otautau Combined Sports Complex AGM, 8pm at the Sports Complex.
~ 13 Mar: Holt Park Recreation Centre meeting, 5:30pm at the SDC Otautau office.
~ Asian Science Camp, a fully funded opportunity for a Maori Year 12 or Year 13 student to attend The 8th Asian Science Camp in Singapore, 24-29 Aug. See http://www.royalsociety.org.nz/programmes/competitions/international-secondary
~ 17-19 Mar: NZ Blood Service, donate blood at Invercargill Working Men's Club, 154 Esk St, Invercargill. Call for appointment, 0800 448 325.
Posted by Cathy at 6:27 pm
Sunday, 23 February 2014
There was lots of talent on display this year at the Three Churches Flower and Quilt Walk. The weather was good and the crowds gave great feedback on the show. Here are a few highlights.At the Courthouse, Melinda and Lana from the Artists Collective filled half the courtroom with their own creations and those from the Collective. Here is just a sample including wood laser cutting by Lana.
It was a great day thanks to the organisers and volunteers!
Wednesday, 12 February 2014
Quilts @ St Joseph's Church
The quilt airing, featuring works from the Heddon Bush Quilters and Kerrie Gow, will be at St Joseph's Catholic Church (89 Main Street, Otautau).
Fibre Craft @ Parish Centre
Lace-making, spinning, knitting, crochet, embroidery and craft sales will be at the Catholic Parish Centre, next to St Joseph's Church.
Flowers @ Presbyterian Church
Bright and beautiful flowers from the Western Floral Art Club will grace the Presbyterian Church (126 Main Street).
Arts and Crafts @ Courthouse
Fine woodwork, art and craft will be at the Courthouse (146 Main Street). Walk through the museum and see the Wee Ones: Baby Memorabilia of Otautau exhibition.
Competition @ New Life Church
Everyone is welcome to enter in the competition and non-competition (display-only) entries of flowers, vegetables, baking, photography, children's art, crafts stalls and pop-up cafe. This will be at the New Life Church (corner of Chester and Queen Streets). Entries need to comply with the schedule so download the Three Churches schedule (pdf file, 519 KB) or pick one up at PGG Wrightson (Otautau). Entries to be staged and accepted 2pm-6pm, Friday 21 February, at the
There will be raffles and lucky tickets.
$2 for adults, free for children. All venues are included in the price.
Proceeds support the Otautau Community Trust.
Be sure to visit Feral Forge (open all day; Knutsford Road), Otautau Joinery Showroom (open 1pm-3pm, 151 Main Street), and pick your own blueberries at the Blueberry Farm (weather permitting; 513 Otautau Drummond Road, 5 km from Otautau).
If you'd like to volunteer for certificate writing (Friday, after 6pm); or on Saturday from 11am during the event or for clean-up which starts at 4pm, get in touch with Faimie.
Three Churches is made possible with the generous support of PGG Wrightson, Otautau Joinery, Kelly Cormack Photography, Robbie Blair, The Good Family, DT King, SBS Bank, St Joseph's Catholic Church, the Otautau Presbyterian Church, the New Life Church, and the Winton and District Horicultural Society.
If you'd like to enter or need more information, contact Faimie (03) 225 8530 or email. Lots of entries will make a great show.