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The Newslink-Southland Times Eastern
Southland Chamber of Commerce Cus-
tomer Service Award is the most popular
category for this year's Gore District
Community Awards, with 14 nomina-
This year's awards have attracted
nominations of a high calibre across the
various categories, convenor Susan
Overall, there are 49 nominees, which is
up on the 38 nominations received last
The Eastern Southland junior sportsper-
son of the year is well supported, with 12
Mrs Jones said she has been repeatedly
impressed with the quality of nominees
since the event started in 2007.
"There are so many quiet achievers in
our community and it's great to be able to
acknowledge their efforts and talent in
this way," she said.
The format for the gala evening, which
features a four-course dinner, will be
similar to previous years. Winners will
receive an engraved glass trophy.
Mrs Jones said the guest speaker, World
Cup winning All Blacks coach Sir
Graham Henry, will be one of the
highlights of the evening.
The awards presentation gala will be
held on October 26 at the Gore Town and
Country Club stadium.
Tickets go on sale at the Destination Gore
Information Centre early next month.
Other awards include:
J D Souness Young Achiever of the Year
Hovell Environmental Planning Contri-
bution to the Environment (two),
Gore Operatic Society Emerging Per-
forming Artist Award (five),
Soroptimist International of Gore
Woman of Year (five),
Eastern Southland Services to Sport
Contribution to Arts and Culture (three).
from left, Jessica
Ritani on Tuesday.
Drummers: West Gore Primary School students take
part in Rhythm Interactive at the school on Tuesday.
Gore Main School had a special visit from the
Rhythm Interactive drummers this week.
Students learnt to look and listen while playing
new rhythms on African-style drums.
Student Olivia Christie said she had never played
the drums before and loved learning new
Drummer Anton Ritani said Rhythm Interactive
aimed to teach students about communicating
and interacting together in different ways.
''It's something new they can do together,'' he
Rhythm Interactive visits schools throughout
New Zealand, teaching students and teachers.
MAKING THE GRADE
Got a youngster starting school this year?
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need you to email in photos of your child
on their first day at school, in uniform, if
there is one. A full-length body shot is
what we are after. We also need to know
their full name, the name of their school
and what day they started. The photos
must be at least 1Mb. Photos and
information should be emailed to:
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Making The Grade in the subject line.
Myah Cameron started at
Edendale Primary School
on August 28.
George Hurley started at
Gore Main School on July
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