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Medway Street, Gore
Phone 03 208 6741
WV 70 Plus
K 65 plus
6 Days of Action Packed Fun!!
For more information and to register, please contact Sport Southland
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or visit www.sportsouthland.co.nz
Thursday 17th January
Sports Day: Have a go
sports morning session and
specialised coaching in the
Wednesday 23rd January
Beach Trip: Visit Oreti beach with
swimming in the morning and speed
carting in the afternoon. Splash palace
in the morning if it is wet.
Monday 21st January
CHILL OUT DAY: Join us at
the Calvin Church for crafts,
baking & a movie
Thursday 24th January
Triathlon: in conjunction with the
Multi Sports Complex: Compete in a
triathlon and see how well you fare
against children of your own age
Tuesday 22nd January
Extreme Sports Day: Ride your
bike on the BMX track at Hamilton
park before biking to the stadium
for some swimming and water polo
in the pool in the afternoon.
Friday 25th January
Camp Columba Trip:
Experience the fying fox,
frisbee golf, speed slide and
Sights set on shiny new festival
BOOK TICKETS EARLY
What: Tickets for the Hokonui Moonshiners Festival
How: Available online at: iticket.co.nz
When and where: Festival is on March 23 at the Southern Field Days site,
By BRIDGET RAILTON
New site, date and energy -- this
year's Hokonui Moonshiners fes-
tival is set to impress.
The 2013 festival, toasting illicit
whiskey-brewing during prohib-
ition era Southland, will be at the
Southern Field Days site, Wai-
mumu, on Saturday, March 23.
Following response from previous
years, festival committee spokes-
man Jim Geddes said the time had
come to rejuvenate the event,
moving on from 11 years in the
''The feedback we were getting
was that people wanted to see it
grow and clearly there was no
room for that in the precinct.''
One year almost 2000 people
crammed into the precinct site,
though on average 1200 people
generally attend the event he said.
The new 38ha site will provide
festival goers and stall holders with plenty of space, plus the
opportunity to get closer to the action on stage, he said.
The larger site also provides a
chance for a proposed wet-
weather shed to be constructed
later this year -- something the
existing venue lacks, he said.
The decision to change the date of
the event, normally scheduled in
February, back to March was to
avoid the bottleneck of events in
the Gore district during the busy
''It will be better for our stall
holders, community groups and
us,'' he said.
On the trail
What: Moonshine trail
mountainbiking and running
When: Saturday, February 16.
Entries close: Wednesday,
February 13 at noon.
Go to: moonshinetrail.co.nz
Bigger, better and cheaper -- that's
the motto for this year's Moon-
shine trail on Saturday, February
This year marks the 7th anniver-
sary for the mountainbiking and
running endurance event and
race director Sally Hayes said
with a lower entry fee, organisers
were really hoping to push it out
to the locals.
''A lot of local support would be
great. With cheaper entry fees, we
are hoping this will increase the
size of the field.''
Last year, about 300 competitors
took on the challenging terrain of
the Hokonui Hills in what is
called a ''once a year'' opportunity
to gain access to the distinctive
With the inclusion of the third
mountainbiking option, the 30km,
Hayes said there is an achievable
option for everybody
''It's a challenging course, but it's
achievable for everyone from first
timers to more experienced riders
Big names sign up for summer's big shindig
Heading our way: Lead singer Jason Kerrison and his band opshop will be a headline act at the Hokonui Moonshiners' Festival next month.
Hokonui Moonshiners' Festival
goers can enjoy the sounds of
popular New Zealand band
Opshop and successful Southland
singer/songwriter Annah Mac as
they sip, or guzzle, illicit whisky
at this year's event.
Festival organisers confirmed the
two performances as the headline
acts for the March 23 event.
Hokonui Moonshiners' Festival
committee spokesman Jim Ged-
des said attracting such a big
name performer as opshop,
headed by lead singer and New
Zealand's Got Talent judge Jason
Kerrison, was a major coup.
''We were absolutely chuffed
when, without hesitation, they
said 'yes','' he said.
Southland's own critically acclai-
med singer/songwriter Annah
Mac will also be a huge drawcard
The announcement comes at the
same time as a new, larger venue
was announced for the festival.
To expand on the original concept
of a themed food and whiskey
festival, and to attract bigger
bands a larger site was need, Mr
The headline acts will be suppor-
ted by Central Otago country
singers Jody Direen and Craig
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