CommUNITY Weekly News

Hello <<First Name>>, here is your CommUNITY Weekly newsletter from Deaf Aotearoa's <<Your local Office>> office.

National

DEAF RUGBY MATCH

Social dinner on Sunday 14th June. For tickets please contact your local office, information available in the flyer.

Deaf rugby match - New Zealand vs. Australia, will be held in Christchurch from 12th-14th June. Not to be missed!
For more information please see the flyer.

   
 

New Ten Year Passports

From 31st December 2015, adult passports will be valid for 10 years instead of five years, and will cost $180. The 10 year validity period is easier for most adultpassport holders, as they will not need to renew their passport as often. Because a child’s appearance can change significantly over time, the child passport will stay valid for five years. Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunner said the price of the 10 year password will reflect the need to keep the price affordable as production costs will be spread over lower quantities. 


NZ Deaf Short Film Festival
The NZDSFF is happening in September! If you're keen to go along or even get your hands on some merchandise, check out the flyers below for more information. 
  

Frontrunners – Mark Berry Says Hello!

Mark Berry, who has just completed his Frontrunner’s 10 course in Denmark shares a brief summary of his experience and strongly encourages young Deaf adults to apply for the next one: Frontrunners 11!!! 

When: August 31st 2015 – May 20th 2016
Where: Denmark, Castberggard
Who can participate? Deaf People aged between 18 and 30 years. No more than 2 applicants from each country can be accepted.

For more information go to: www.frontrunners.dk

What’s next for him? He will be attending the World Federation of the Deaf Congress in Turkey, July 2015!

He’ll be back in Wellington one day and will be able to present all about his exciting overseas experiences, so watch this space!

Congratulations Rachel! 

Rachel Berry is the recipient of the The Ministry of Youth Development Youth with Disability Award for the Youth Week of 2015.  
"This is a huge achievement, being a recipient of a Youth Week Award shows how much of a difference you have made for young people and your community"  said Ministry of Youth Development.

This is truly a wonderful and huge achievement for Rachel.




 

Northland

Important: Office Closed

Please make note that staff will be attending Deaf Aotearoa’s service training on Thursday 4th June and Friday 5th June.  This will help us get ready to increase services from 1st July.
We will open as usual on Monday 8th June.

Casual Clay

The facilities are available for you to use them.  Casual clay is an informal group who meet at the Quarry to experiment and work with clay.  There is no tutor but the group share’s ideas and techniques as they work alongside each other.  Have a go!
 
When: Tuesday 2nd June
Time: 9:00am – 7:00pm
Where: Quarry Arts Centre, 21 Selwyn Ave, Whangarei
Cost: 1 session $5.00 

Farmers Market

Paihia Farmers' Market is a place where you can buy fresh local food, grown or produced.  Buy it fresh from the market to your plate!
 
When: Every Thursdays
Time: 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Where: Village Green, 60 Marsden Rd, Paihia 




 
Auckland

Important: Office Closed

Please make note that staff will be attending Deaf Aotearoa’s service training on Thursday 4th June and Friday 5th June.  This will help us get ready to increase services from 1st July.
We will open as usual on Monday 8th June

Queen’s Birthday Long Weekend

Monday 1st June - Office Closed
Just to remind you this weekend is long weekend, On Monday is Public holiday.  Our office is closed on Monday.  Have a good weekend, safe drive where you go with family and keep warm. 
We will open as usual on Tuesday 2nd June

Smoke Alarms – Two different kinds of Smoke Alarms

Last month, I posted some information about smoke alarm batteries that need changing when daylight saving times change. This is good information for any general smoke alarm bought from local shops.
BUT if you have Deaf Smoke Alarm, it has a battery life of 10 years.  This Deaf Smoke alarm doesn’t need a battery change.  If you are unsure that your Deaf Smoke Alarm is working, please inform your service Co-ordinator and do not try to fix it yourself. 

RTW Endorsement Training TEC Course

 Demonstrate knowledge + skills for driving on a road for endorsement W (wheels) R (rollers) T (trucks).
The R endorsement is for vehicles that run on rollers.
The T endorsement is for vehicles that run on self-laying tracks.
The W endorsement is for vehicles that run on wheels that aren't forklifts, passenger vehicles, tractors, fire engines, trade vehicles or vehicle recovery service vehicles.
 
The course involves:
- Description of Special-Type Vehicles,
- Legal Requirements for Special-Type Vehicles,
- Vehicle Pre-Start Checks,
- Manoeuvring and Operating a Special-Type Vehicle,
- Hazard Recognition and Site Safety, and
- Parking and Securing the Special-Type Vehicle
 
(Must hold a minimum of a FULL Class 1 Licence to gain the endorsement(s).
NZSL Interpreter provided
 
When: Monday 3rd August
Time: 8am - 1pm
Where: Unit 9,
4 Kellow Place,
Manukau.
 
Bring your own lunch as lunch is not provided.
 
6 spaces only, if interested please register now.
Contact Rachel Berry
Email: Rachel.Berry@deaf.org.nz
Text: 021512943


 

Every Woman Expo Auckland

Doing nothing this weekend? Ladies, why not invite your friends to go to the Every Woman Expo in Auckland to have some fun. This expo is on this Saturday till Monday.
 
This expo has beauty, fashion accessories, health, wellbeing and personal development. The Every Woman Expo is packed with everything a women wants and needs.
 
Date:  30th May – 1st June
Time:  10am – 6pm
Where:  ASB showground, Greenlane, Auckland
Ticket price: 
$15 per person
$12 per person if booked online.
Free for children under 12 years old.

 
 
Waikato

Important: Office Closed

Please make note that staff will be attending Deaf Aotearoa’s service training on Thursday 4th June and Friday 5th June.  This will help us get ready to increase services from 1st July.
 
We will open as usual on Monday 8th June.

Black Water Rafting - Waitomo

Black Water Rafting – Waitomo
Sunday 3rd May, some of our Deaf community members went to Waitomo to experience “tubing” in the dark caves…
For most of us, it was our first time, and so we were very nervous! The navigating through the skinny gaps, jumping backwards off waterfalls, being in complete darkness through the caves… wow!  What an experience! And the glow worms were beautiful.
The water was freeeezing, but soooo worth it! Hot showers, soup and bagels for our persistence!



NZSL in the Waikato 

Tuesday 5th May, we set up our event in Garden Place with beautiful weather…  The smell of sausages cooking, and popcorn popping was lovely!
There were a great number of volunteers that came down to help us out.  And so a huge thank you to the volunteers…
Some people walked past in their lunch break and we were able to hand them some information, some people made the time to stop and chat and learn from our workshops.  So it was a great day. I received a couple of emails later that day requesting more information – so success!!!



PUMP Water – Stream + Factory Tour

Thursday 7th May, a small group of our Deaf community members went to Putaruru to see where the “PUMP” water comes from.  Where does it go?  Where does it get bottled?  What happens at the factory?
We walked 5.7kms along the stream of beautiful clean water.  At one stage we could see the fish swimming in the water, the group had the opportunity to put their feet in the water, drink straight from the stream, and taste the fresh watercress picked straight from the stream…
Then we travelled to the factory where we met the factory’s longest serving worker - Shiralene (Deaf).  She was able to explain to us how far the water travels, the constant testing of quality, how they decide on flavours, how many bottles pass through their factory in an hour, and what happens to it at the end.
It was a fantastic day, enjoyed by all… I hope.

NZ Sign Language Taster Classes 

Our 12 tutors have been very busy travelling around the Waikato – Te Kauwhata, Thames, Tokoroa, Morrinsville, Cambridge and Te Kuiti for the full month, teaching and raising the awareness of the need to learn NZSL.
 
Schools, businesses and organisations have all given positive feedback about their classes, and very much appreciate the opportunity to learn our third official language.  We had a lot of fun in our classes and we certainly look forward to 2016 classes.
 
A HUGE thank you to everybody for your support and hard work!
Bay of Plenty

Important: Office Closed

Please make note that staff will be attending Deaf Aotearoa’s service training on Thursday 4th June and Friday 5th June.  This will help us get ready to increase services from 1st July.
 
We will open as usual on Monday 8th June.
 

Western Bay of Plenty Disability Support Trust

Where: Bethlehem Baptist Church, 90 Bethlehem Road, Bethlehem

When: Friday 12th June from 10:00am till 1:30pm
Cost: Gold coin donation will be appreciated.                                                                                                                                     
NZSL interpreters booked.

WBOPDST is hosting the seventh Disability Networking for Inclusion Seminar at the address and date given above.

This is for people with disabilities, family/whanau, representatives of organisations, health professionals and service providers.

Please contact Gill Gardner to book your seat and let her know you are a NZSL user.

Click on flyer for Gill’s contacts and for more information

See you there!

                                                                                                                          

Stir It Up

Where: The Sugar Plum Tree Café, Historic Village, 17th Avenue West, Tauranga

When: Saturday 6th June from 10:30am till 12:30pm

A fantastic opportunity for everyone who wants to experience and/or learn New Zealand Sign Language for free.

Please let Sue Lessing know if you are coming as the Café needs to know how many people will attend for reserving tables and chairs by Tuesday 2nd June.

Click on flyer for contact details and more information.

Looking forward to seeing you there!          


 

Education Support Worker Job Advert (Deadline Wed 3rd June)
 

Central Kids Strathmore Kindergarten in Whakatane is looking for a Teacher aide for a Deaf pre-schooler for 20 hours per week.Click on the advert for more information.
 






 

Taranaki

Important: Office Closed

Please make note that staff will be attending Deaf Aotearoa’s service training on Monday 8th June and Tuesday 9th June.  This will help us get ready to increase services from 1st July.
 
We will open as usual on Wednesday 10th June.


Taranaki Aviation Transport and Technology Museum 

PODC Taranaki would like to invite you to join them in a visit to Taranaki Aviation Transport and Technology Museum (TATATM)
WHEN: Sunday 21st June 2015
TIME: 11.00am
WHERE: The TATATM is located on the corner of State Highway 3 and Kent Road, 8km south of New Plymouth opposite Lake Mangamahoe.
COST: There is no charge for families who are financial members of PODC.
A Gold Coin donation for non-financial families is appreciated, but not compulsory
WHAT TO BRING: We will be having a picnic lunch at the museum so bring lunch for your whanau.
RSVP: 14th June 2015
Could you RSVP to Nic by 14th June, email podctaranaki@windowslive.com; phone or text 027 244 7100 or 7591883. Please get in touch if you have any questions.
Looking forward to seeing some familiar faces, and would love to meet some new families, don’t be shy, Nic Earl, Secretary, PODC Taranaki.
Please see flyer for more detailed information. 

 

Your Heart Your Health Presentation – Living with heart disease.

When: Thursday 18th June
Time: 10.30am – 12.30pm
Registration:  From 10.00am
Where: The Blind Foundation, 131 Vivian Street, New Plymouth
Register: http://www.heartfoundation.org.nz/hearthelp/hearthelp-seminars or email: Elainej@heartfoundation.org.nz       
 
The Heart Foundation warmly invites you, your family and friends to an interactive and informative day of presentations on heart health, including:
 
Please see flyer for more detailed information.
 


The Cake and Craft Show 

Great NZ Events and Go Bake are combining their talent for events, crafts and cakes to bring you a fun, friendly and lively cake and craft show!
Showcasing the work of over 100 artisans, designers and craftspeople. There will be workshops, fashion shows, demonstrations, displays, competitions and so much more!

Please visit closer to the event date for more up to date information or visit http://www.craftshows.co.nz/index.html.

When: Friday 29th May - Monday 1st June
Time: Fri - Sun 10.00am - 5.00pm , Mon 10.00am - 4.00pm
Where: TSB Stadium, New Plymouth
Prices: Admission on the door: Adults - $10
                                                   Seniors and Students $9
                                                   Kids 5-15 $5
                                                   Under 5's free
Contact: Eventful Solutions
Phone: 06 845 3153
Email: info@eventfulsolutions.co.nz
Website: http://www.craftshows.co.nz/index.htm

Technology Workshop - "Complete Technology Awareness"

Where: BNZ Taranaki Board Room, Level 1, 13-15 Devon Street East, New Plymouth
When:  Every Wednesday for 12 weeks.
Starting: 1st July
Finish: 16th September
Time:  10.30am - 12.30pm
RSVP: niki.jenkinson@deaf.org.nz
 
You are required to attend the first session to access your level of skills.  If you do not attend the first session you are unable to attend this course.
 
Sessions include:
*Know your PC - ground to basic
*Keyboard skill - basic education including typing & shortcuts
*Word - basic to advanced
*Publisher - basic to intermediate
*Email - scams, groups, viruses
*Antivirus software - introduction and updates, free options
*Firewall - introduction
*Digital Camera
*Power Point - beginner to intermediate
*Excel - Basic
*Web Design - Basic
Tutor: Ryan Braggins
email: Baggins_14@hotmail.com   
 
 

Hawkes Bay

Important: Office Closed

Please make note that staff will be attending Deaf Aotearoa’s service training on Monday 8th June and Tuesday 9th June.  This will help us get ready to increase services from 1st July.
 
We will open as usual on Wednesday 10th June.

Tax Refund or Tax Owed
You may have seen on the TV ads  telling people to check if they have a tax refund  or if you owe IRD.
Remember you can go and use New Zealand Inland Revenue to check if you are eligible  – or you can register and open your own account.  If you use the IRD website you don’t need to pay any fees.
 
If you use any other Tax services (not IRD) then you will have to pay a fee depending on how much you get back.  Please check FIRST how much the fees are – normally around 15%
 
E.g. if you use this service https://www.taxrefunds.co.nz/ their fee are “Refunds $0–50” $5 fee and “Refunds over $50” 18% fee.  Here is one example - if you have refund of $650.00 the fee of 18% is $117.00 they will get that and you will get $533.00
 
This is just an example, if you have someone else do it for you they will charge fees. 
 
If you go see IRD then you don’t pay any fees – you will get the full amount back.
 
See attached how to contact IRD.

 

NZBSA - North Island Snooker Championships


Where: The Havelock North Club, 4 Campbell Street, Havelock North
When: Saturday 30th May, Sunday 31st May and Monday 1st June 2015
Time: 9.00am to 7.00pm
Entry: Free
 
NZBSA ... North Island Snooker Championships
The Havelock North Club plays will be hosting this years honored Tournament.
Local Bayden Jackson has been a NZ Snooker Champion, he’s a wonderful player ... but he is helping the organisation, and this could take the shine off him and make him `vulnerable'.
Other NZ Snooker Champions will appear ... Chris Maltby, Steve Robertson, Dale Kwok and Henry Killian.
NZBSA Board member and Hawkes Bay local David Judd has a chance. He recently put a Shender Snooker table into his house, but not just for himself but also to coach and bring Junior Snooker talent through.
The Hawkes Bay is well known for its sunshine, so will the Sun shine on a new Champion?


National Horticultural Field day


Where: Hawke's Bay A & P Showground’s, Kenilworth Rd, Hastings
When: Friday 5th June 2015 8:30am – 4:30pm
Entry: Free
 
This is New Zealand’s leading Horticultural industry event - its Horticulture's Big Day Out.
 
If you play a role within New Zealand's Horticultural industry, attending the National Horticultural Field Day is a must. Thousands attend each year - from corporate business, large scale operators, local growers and business owners to the workforce on the Pack house floor, from all over New Zealand. Alongside more than 60 trade sites, interactive competition, World class research and technology presented in a full day Seminar series. It'll all on at this year’s National Horticultural Field Day.
 
The National Horticultural Field Day continues to grow and the 2015 event will be even bigger than the last and is focused on keeping New Zealand growing. As an industry-only event, the Field Day offers networking, education and development opportunities to those working in the Horticultural industry and supporting businesses.
 
The National Horticultural Field Day is unique. It’s a celebration of Horticulture and includes innovative displays, the educational BNZ seminar series offering free access to top quality industry experts and researchers. Alongside a large trade component and plenty of interactive competition, including the exciting ‘Young Fruit grower of the Year’ competition, ECR Forklift Competition and the New Zealand Hydralada Competition.
 
Best of all if you work in the Horticulture industry - the event is free!
Complimentary tickets will be available from our website or from your preferred Horticultural supplier in May.
http://showgroundshb.co.nz/horticultural-field-day.php



 

Manawatu

Important: Office Closed

Please make note that staff will be attending Deaf Aotearoa’s service training on Monday 8th June and Tuesday 9th June.  This will help us get ready to increase services from 1st July.
 
We will open as usual on Wednesday 10th June.
 

Manawatu Deaf Society Club Night

 There is no club night this week, we wish all the Manawatu Ten Pin Bowlers the best for the Championship in Christchurch.

Deaf Aotearoa will be closed 

When: Monday 1st June
 
This is because Monday 1st of June is Queens Birthday and it is a holiday for us, I am looking forward to the long weekend! If you plan to travel, please travel safely.
 

Wanganui Community Monthly Lunch Club

When: Tuesday 2nd June
Where: Deaf Access Centre, Churton Street, Wanganui
Time: 12.00pm
 
Come along and join us for lunch, BYO lunch, Coffee & Tea will be provided.

Weaving Workshop starting in June!

When: Wednesday 10th June
Where: Community Leisure Centre, Val Kenwood Room, 569 Ferguson Street, Palmerston North
Time: 10am to 12pm (please arrive 10 minutes earlier so we can begin on time)
 
This workshop will be every Wednesday for 5 weeks, we need people interested that will attend all workshops. You cannot just attend some as this is a follow on from previous weeks. We need you to be committed to come to all 5 workshops.
 
Please see flyer for more information. If you are interested and want to attend, please contact Lianna to confirm your space, there are only 12 spaces available.
 
You can book your space by contacting Lianna on
Email: lianna.kennedy@deaf.org.nz
Text: 021 278 8804
Fax: 0800 329 332 (Make sure you put down To Lianna Kennedy, Palmerston North Office)

 

Connections Workshop

When: Monday 15th June
Where: Mash Trust, 602-606 Main street, Palmerston North
Time: 10:30am to 2:00pm (need arrive 15 minutes earlier)
 
This workshop will discuss the different types of relationships/connections. What relationships you have that are important to you.
 
More details on the flyer.  If you wish to come to this workshop, you must let Lianna know before 10th June
 
Text: 021 278 8804
Fax: 0800 329 332 (please put To: Lianna, Palmerston North Office)
Email: lianna.kennedy@deaf.org.nz
 


 
 
Wellington

Important: Office Closed

Please make note that staff will be attending Deaf Aotearoa’s service training on Monday 8th June and Tuesday 9th June.  This will help us get ready to increase services from 1st July.
 
We will open as usual on Wednesday 10th June.

Wellington Association of Deaf Children AGM 

Where: Newlands Community Centre, 9 Batchelor Street 
When: Sunday 14th June 2015 at 2pm
Contact: wn.association.deaf.children@gmail.com
Both the President and Secretary are stepping down, opportunity to be involved!
Family friendly – toys/games available for children during the AGM.
Afternoon tea afterwards.
Hope to see you there!

Faces of Deaf Aotearoa – Wellington

 It is exciting times for Wellington. In NZSL Week, we launched our new office in Lower Hutt with a grand opening. It’s great being in our lovely new work space!

 
Address: Shop 2, 330 High Street, Lower Hutt
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday, 9am – 4pm. Any other time by appointment only.
 
To celebrate, we are doing a “Faces of Deaf Aotearoa – Wellington” series of one staff member per week. They will introduce themselves, and share a little bit about their work and personal passions!
 
Jared Flitcroft
  
Next week we will have: Karen Pointon!

 
Nelson

Queen’s Birthday Closed – Monday 1st June.

Please make note that Susan will be attending Deaf Aotearoa’s service training on Tuesday 2nd June and Wednesday 3rd June.  This will help us get ready to increase services from 1st July.
 
Office will open as usual on Thursday 4th June

I will however be checking my messages and emails.
 
In case of an emergency please contact ISign on Telephone 0800-934-683 or text on 022- 123- 4664

Nelson News Making its Way to America

Talitha Suryan one of our Deaf community members who now lives in Port Townsend, America with her husband and family was most surprised when she read her local coffee news.
The news was about the students at Hampden Street School Nelson who signed the National Anthem during NZSL week.
News can travel so far.

Nelson Deaf Community Incorporated 

Social Evening at the Suburban club, come along and catch up
When: Friday 5th June 4.30pm
Where: Nelson Suburban Club 168 Tahunanui Drive Nelson
 
NDC are having their Mid-Winter Christmas lunch at The Apple Shed in Mapua.
Please let the secretary Rachel know if you are coming by 13th June also if you require transport.
When: Saturday 20th June at 11.30am
Where: The Apple Shed Cafe  3 Mapua Wharf Mapua
 
Her contact number is text 0211024400 or email nelsondeaf@gmail.com

 

 
Canterbury

Important: Office Closed

Please make note that staff will be attending Deaf Aotearoa’s service training on Tuesday 2nd June and Wednesday 3rd June.  This will help us get ready to increase services from 1st July.
 
We will open as usual on Thursday 4th June.

TEC First Aid Courses

There are two courses coming up in July 2015, this is a great opportunity to gain the First Aid certificates for your workplace and add to your CV.

NZSL interpreters provided for both courses.

Comprehensive First Aid Course - two day course

Should I go on the course?
If your workplace has asked you to have a First Aid Certificate but you don’t have one, or your certificate is old and out of date then this is a great course for you!

What will I get when I finish the course?
You will receive a NZ Red Cross First Aid manual book and a NZ Red Cross First Aid certificate.

When: Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th July 2015
Time: Saturday - 8.30 am to 5.30 pm and Sunday 8.30 am to 3.15 pm
Where: 32 Birmingham Drive, Middleton, Christchurch
Cost: $210 pp (your work could cover the cost - please advise me to give your boss a support letter)
RSVP: Friday 3rd July
 
 
First Aid Revalidation - one day course

This is a great opportunity to refresh your First Aid certificate and keep yourself up-to-date.

Should I go on the course?
You need to have a current first aid certificate or from the expiry date you have received in the mail/post that says you need to complete the refresher within 3 months.

What will I get when I finish the course?
You will receive a NZ Red Cross First Aid certificate.

When: Sunday 12th July 2015
Time: 8.30 am to 3.15 pm
Where: 32 Birmingham Drive, Middelton, Christchurch
Cost: $120 pp (you work could cover this cost - please advise me to give your boss a support letter)
RSVP: Friday 3rd July 2015

Deaf Society of Canterbury - New Clubroom Opening Day!

Come and celebrate the official opening of our new club!
When: Sunday 7th June 2015
Time: 10.30 am to 2.00 pm
Where: 80 Fitzgerald Ave, Christchurch

Please see attached flyer for more details
 
 
 



Canterbury Deaf Youth Event

Do you want to have fun?
Meet new youth members?

You are welcome to attend the "Bumper Ball" event!
When: Saturday 30th May 2015
Time: 2.30 pm to 4.30 pm
Where: 4 Matipo Street, Riccarton

If you have any question or enquiries, please contact Canterbury Deaf Youth on their Facebook or email cantydeafyouth@gmail.com




 
Otago

Important: Office Closed

Please make note that staff will be attending Deaf Aotearoa’s service training on Tuesday 2nd June and Wednesday 3rd June.  This will help us get ready to increase services from 1st July.
 
We will open as usual on Thursday 4th June.

Police Workshop

Our TEC Police Workshop is rescheduled. We will learn from Senior Sergeant Phil McDouall about the new drink driving laws, demerit points, drug and alcohol safety and more. You will be able to ask any questions.
When: Thursday 25th June
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Where: To be confrimed yet
Cost: free
Please rsvp to Anna

FIFA Under 20 World Cup Family Festival

There will be world music, free face painting and African hair braids for the children and food for sale.
When: Sunday 31st May
Time: 10:00am
Where: The Octagon
Cost: free


 
Southland

Important: Office Closed

Please make note that staff will be attending Deaf Aotearoa’s service training on Tuesday 2nd June and Wednesday 3rd June.  This will help us get ready to increase services from 1st July.
 
We will open as usual on Thursday 4th June.

NZBSA South Island Snooker Championships

Where:    Invercargill Workermans Club, 54 Esk Street, Invercargill
When:      Saturday 30th  May 2015
                 Sunday 31st May
                 Monday 1st June
Time:       8:45am – 6pm daily
Costs:     FREE
 
This Championship always attracts the `creme' of the Snooker players in the South Island.
And why not!
Current NZ Champion `Gentleman' Mark Canovan will be gearing up and getting `hard match games' to defend his NZ Title which is in mid-July at Hamilton.
He is always a contender in any tournament he enters. But he won't be lonesome. There will be a heap of very good Snooker players competing that want to accelerate their rankings up the NZ Ranking list.
Last year's South Island Champion and most respected is Englishman Neil Whalley who will want to `double up'.
Past U21 NZ Snooker Champ Sam Bond is about ready to make a statement.
Other real chances are Kelly Pritchard, Alan Gill, Paul Lewis, NZBSA Board member Jason Todd, Ian Betts, Thomas Sherriff, Matt Tait and what about the father and son team of Jimmy and Danny Ryan.
The `Duke of Earle' Bill Earle will want to make his `royal' presence felt.
Shannon Swain has really looked the `goods' at times and won this prestigious event in 2013.
Last year's beaten finalist Dave Witehira will want to go one better.
As commented above `the crème de la creme' of the South Island Snooker cueist will be here.
The Invergargill Workingman’s Club in Esk Street is typical of the wonderful hospitality that exists in the South Island.
Be there, watch, enjoy, mix and mingle, pick your favourite and support him through the Tournament.
See what sort of a judge you are. You may even be watching the 2015 Snooker NZ Champion who is yet unveiled!
 

Glengarry Community Market 

When: Saturday 30th May
Where: Glengarry Shopping Centre (Eastside Baptists Church if wet)
Time: 9:30am – 1pm
                                 
On the last Saturday of every month, Invercargill will have its number one community market with 30+ stalls.
The Glengarry Community Market features a wide range of arts and crafts stalls, food stalls, fresh veges & fruit, entertainment and free activities including workshops, talks and activities for children. Every month there is something new to see, do and learn with a focus on eco-friendly and sustainable ideas.
Visit our Facebook page for more information on what's happening each month www.facebook.com/GlengarryCommunityMarket
New stallholders always welcome.
 
Email: Click here to send an email
Contact: Bec Amundsen
Phone: 0272252664
 

Harlem Globetrotters

Where: ILT Stadium Southland
When: 11th June 2015
Time: Doors Open 6 pm – Show starts at 7pm
Costs: See Below
HOLLYWOOD (all of ILT Lower Stand)
All tickets $99.00 each

GOLD (front 6 rows of Ray Harper Stand)
All tickets $59.00 each

SILVER (all other rows of Ray Harper Stand except back 3 rows)
Adult $54.00 | Child $27.00 | Family $120.00

BRONZE (back 3 rows of Ray Harper Stand & all of ILT Upper Stand)
Adult $49.00 | Child $24.00 | Family $99.00

Fee charges apply 
 
The Harlem Globetrotters are returning to New Zealand after their massively successful 2013 tour.
The Harlem Globetrotters bring their world famous tradition of ball-handling wizardry, basketball artistry, and one-of-a-kind sports entertainment - this is basketball like you've never seen it before! They combine athleticism, theatre and comedy in a show that is suitable for the whole family – whether you're 7 or 70 you can be sure of a fantastic night out. Many shows sold out last time so don't delay and get your tickets to see the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters - this is a show not to be missed!
Website: http://www.stadiumsouth.co.nz/upcoming_events 
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Contact: ILT Stadium Southland
Phone: 03 2171200