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By BRIDGET RAILTON
An attempt to avoid the bottle-
neck of events taking place
around Southland in February
has caused two popular events to
be rescheduled for not only the
same date, but at the same venue.
The Hokonui Moonshiners' Festi-
val and the Young Farmer Otago/
Southland regional final are both
booked in for March 23 at the
Southern Field Days site at
But it might not be bad news.
Young Farmers regional convener
for Otago Southland Pete Gardyne
said the double booking could
actually work in both events'
''It (the festival) might fill the gap
between our competition and the
''It's not ideal, obviously, but
we're working through it.''
Moonshiners' Festival committee
spokesman Jim Geddes agreed,
saying ''It's not a big deal really,
it's a huge site.''
Geddes agreed it was a little ironic
that in an attempt to avoid the
February bottleneck, the two
events both rescheduled for the
same day and the same venue.
''You're always going to get events
happening on the same day.''
Ticketing and entry logistics
shouldn't be an issue, with the site
being large enough to have
multiple points of entry, he said.
He sees the bright side of the
''It might encourage people to
have a look at both events.''
Southern Field Days committee
chairman Mark Dillon, who
together with the committee is
responsible for site bookings, said
the 60 hectare site would handle
the two events.
''We are trying to grow it as more
of an event venue, we'll take note
of it (for the future).''
Excellent eight: From left, Morgan Fallowfield, Kelly Whitten, Lucy Kingsbury, Tessa Dickie, Imogen Walker, Emily Smith, and Tessa Black, all 18, all acheived their final
NCEA results endorsed with excellence. Not pictured: Kaye Williams.
Photo: BRIDGET RAILTON 627529661
Teens are top of the class
Excellence achieved with
hard work and dedication
By BRIDGET RAILTON
A strong focus on education and
goals at Gore High School has
paid off for some high-achieving
students who gained exceptional
results in their NCEA exams.
Eight year 13, 2012, students rose
to the challenge and achieved
NCEA level three results endor-
sed with excellence.
In 2011, just 19 students in
Southland district accomplished
the feat, and nationally, about 7.3
per cent of learners.
Gore High School Rector John
McKinlay said it was an outstand-
ing achievement for the students
and he couldn't be happier with
''It's great to see these kids
achieve so highly and we should
In order to gain the endorsement,
students must achieve at least 50
of their 60 level three credits with
This was the first time Gore High
School had such a large number of
students achieve the standard.
The previous year there were no
level three endorsements.
''The fact that eight students got it
is huge, it's a big big number.''
''When compared with previous
years, this is a good year --
outstanding year,'' he said.
McKinlay said there were various
things that could be credited to
the school's exam success such as
a bigger focus on guidance,
learning goals and achievements.
''We tried to push that school is
As well as this, a new scholarship
offered by the Community Trust
of Southland, which offers $3000 to
year 13 students who pass level
three with excellence, helped
motivate students he said.
The students who achieved the
standard were Tessa Black, Tessa
Dickie, Imogen Walker, Lucy
Kingsbury, Emily Smith, Morgan
Fallowfield, Kaye Williams and
In addition to the high achieving
former year 13s, boys sitting level
one exams at Gore High School
also really lifted their game with
88.5 per cent passing, Mr McKin-
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