Friday, 30 March 2012

Young Leaders Car Wash

Otautau School Young Leaders washed loads of cars today to help pay for their Young Leaders Conference coming up. With such good weather, it was a successful fundraising day as car after car got in line for a wash.

Saturday, 24 March 2012

Tuatapere v Otautau

Waiau Star successfully defended a challenge from Otautau for the Western Banner today at the Tuatapere Domain.

Looking at the banner, it would've been a miracle if we'd won as it hasn't happened since 1982. Waiau have held it three times over the last five years.

We'd had a downpour before the game so the ground was wet, and there was a definite breeze in Waiau's favour for the first half. Their tries seemed to come all too quickly.

Still, here are a few moments from the game.
 Some good breaks against the line.

And lots of getting amongst it.

 Lineouts were pretty good.

 
Made it to the try line a few times but were held up by the Waiau defense.

Lots of good tackles like this one that kept the opposition scoreless in the second half.

The season is just starting. Looking forward to the next game already.

Friday, 23 March 2012

Giveway Practice

A friend sent me this link for practicing the new giveway rules. The videos are a bit slow-loading but the graphics are good, including both day and night driving scenarios.

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Restricted License Test

Before NZTA's recent changes, the restricted driver's license test could be taken in Otautau. However, the test is now 45 mins long and more skills are required to pass. The test is now to be taken in Invercargill. It is also no longer done in Winton.

There is nothing official on the NZTA website yet but if you have questions, contact the AA office on Gala Street, Inv.

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