Friday, 19 September 2014

Arboretum in Spring

The Alex McKenzie Memorial Arboretum is brimming with life. The kererū are enjoying a particular willow near the back of the property. This sight alone is worth the visit as a flock of 10-20 can be seen in this tree.





These white-faced herons (matuku moana) dancing in the air.

The wildflower garden is not quite in bloom but it's just around the corner. The tussocks in the background that were planted last year are doing fine as well.

There are two memorial plaques that have been installed. This one is to commemorate the Women's Division of Federated Farmers (erected by Western Southland Rural Women) and is situated at the start of the maple avenue. The leaves of these trees are a brilliant red in the autumn so this will be quite a sight as the years roll on. 

The other memorial is at the Flaxmillers garden at the far end. The daffs and the camelias have blooms but there is more to come in this special area.

The arboretum is run by volunteers. If you like to help or make a donation, please do!

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Early Voting

You can vote starting today in Invercargill at the Electorate Headquarters, Ground Floor, Menzies Building, The Crescent, 1 Esk Street, (off Leven Street). Hours are:

Wed 3 Sep - Fri 5 Sep 10am - 6pm
Mon 8 Sep - Fri 12 Sep 10am - 6pm
Sat 13 Sep 10am - 2pm
Mon 15 Sep - Wed 17 Sep 10am - 6pm
Thu 18 Sep 8am - 8pm
Fri 19 Sep 8am - 6pm

Or you can vote at the Winton RSA Hall Rooms, 186 Great North Road, starting next Monday, 8 September. Hours are Monday through Friday, 10am to 4pm until Friday, 19 September, when it's open 10am to 1pm.

Election day is 20 September. You can vote in Otautau at the Otautau School, Elles Road, 9am to 7pm.

For more information, go to the Elections website.

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Otautau News & Views - September

Upcoming events, meetings, and sports are listed in the side bar, but if you want more details download the September News & Views here.

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Your Vote Counts

Interesting voter stats on the last two elections. There has been a downward trend among voters in Clutha-Southland, but on the positive side, Te Tai Tonga voters have increased. 



Be sure to vote on Saturday, 20 September 2014. Check out the Elections website if you have questions.

All statistics are from the Elections website.

Tuesday, 17 June 2014