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I hope that you managed to spend time relaxing and
recharging your batteries over the Christmas/New Year period.
It is always important to take time out of work schedules and we
managed to spend 9 days up in Cromwell enjoying the beautiful
weather and taking advantage of lots of fresh juicy fruit! We
also spent time walking and biking around the Central Otago
region which included a walk at the open day of the new car race
track that is due to open at Easter which will be a great asset to
Cromwell. It is also a good time to reflect back on the previous
year and set new challenges for the year ahead. While last year
saw us complete our structural changes at Southern Funeral Home
the next few weeks will hopefully see us complete the finishings
of painting the building, along with sound and curtain furnishings
throughout. This year will also see us, for the first time in the
last four years, not having any students studying for their Funeral
Directing Diploma as our four Funeral Directors, being Graham,
Heather, Lynette, and Dave, have now all completed their studies
and are fully qualified.
SOUTHERN Funeral Home, 106 Hokonui Drive, Gore, phone 208-8004
03 208 7113 or 021 433 213
18 Wigan Street, Gore
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On call for emergencies over the
Xmas and New Year period.
If singing on stage appeals to
you then go for an audition
The Gore Operatic Society is
calling for expressions of
interest for this year's pro-
duction The Best of Broadway.
Scheduled for August, show
director Shona Hewlett is
looking for singers of all ages
to audition for the production.
Local music man Peter Cairns,
of Music Works, will be the
production's musical director
and dance teacher Jade
McDowall is in charge of
Information on roles and
storylines will be provided on
February 19 at 7.30pm at the
Auditions are scheduled to
begin on February 23, at 11am,
for children, and February 24,
at 1pm, for adults. For more
information contact Peter
Cairns on 208 5062.
Opshop -- main band as expected
Still coming: Lead singer Jason Kerrison and his band Opshop will still be the headline act at the Hokonui Moonshiners' Festival, which has had a late location move,
in Gore on March 23.
Staying put: Hokonui
Moonshiners' Festival committee
spokesman Jim Geddes.
Photo: TERRI RUSSELL 627395333
Tickets for the Hokonui Moonshiners' Festival go on sale this Friday at
iTicket -- www.iticket.co.nz -- and cost $45.
Committee spokesman Jim Geddes is urging people to get in early as
numbers are limited.
Depending on the number of tickets sold online, there may be door
sales on the day, costing $55.
The Hokonui Moonshiners' Festival is on March 23 at the heritage
The Hokonui Moonshiners' Fes-
tival is staying put at the
heritage precinct after all.
The festival will be held on
Saturday, March 23 at the
precinct in an about turn caused
by a double booking after an
earlier decision was made to
move the festival to the South-
ern Field Days' site at Waim-
Earlier this year, Newslink
reported both the Moonshiners'
Festival and the Otago-
Southland Young Farmer
regional finals were scheduled
to to take place on the same day
at the same venue after an
oversight in venue booking.
At the time, both events'
organisers remained positive,
asserting the double booking
could work in both events'
But it was decided at a meeting
between festival organisers last
week that with top New Zealand
performers Opshop and Annah
Mac headlining this year's
festival, staying at the precinct
was the best option.
Hokonui Moonshiners' Festival
committee spokesman Jim Ged-
des said festival organisers were
not satisfied they could fulfil the
expectations of festival goers
beside another distinctly differ-
Both the Moonshiners' Festival
and the Young Farmers had this
year opted to be on different
dates than usual to avoid the
bottleneck of events taking place
Neither party was aware of the
double booking at the field days
site until after both events had
Southern Field Days committee
chairman Mark Dillon, who
with the committee, is respon-
sible for site bookings, had said
the 60ha site would handle the
two events, but the double
booking was something they
would take note of for the future.
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