Waitaki Herald : October 1st 2014
28 WAITAKI HERALD, OCTOBER 1, 2014 NEWS Lyndon and Katie Ball ‘‘Yes, it’s great.’’ Lyndon: ‘‘Plays havoc on the kids for the first few weeks but when it gets into the summer time it’s great.’’ Welcome back, light Daylight saving, which started at the weekend, is popular among the general population, with only 11 per cent disapproving, according to 2008 figures. The annual clock change is less popular among dairyfarmers, because cows don’tmilk by the clock, with 41 per cent disapprovingin 2008. Weasked people on the streets of Oamaru what they thought. Photos: Nicola Wolfe/FairfaxNZ Alena Lynch ‘‘I think it’s great. Longer days, longer evenings, especially when Igoout running. It’s great.’’ Don White ‘‘It’s a great idea because itmakes me get up earlier in themorningand givesmemore leisuretimeat night.’’ (UV) levels are rising rapidly and it’s time for New Zealanders to be SunSmart. That’s the word from the Health Promotion Agency’s (HPA) SunSmart spokesperson Wayde Beckman, who said while temperatures are still quite low, UV is already strong enough to cause sunburn. National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) researcher Dr Richard McKenzie said the most rapid increase in UV is at the time of the spring equinox, which was on September T he arrival of daylight saving this weekend signals that ultraviolet 23. ‘‘It means the UV [was] significantly more intense at the end of September than at the beginning of the month, at exactly the time when people start to be outside more because of warmer days and the start of daylight saving,’’ he said. Auckland meteorologist Georgina Griffiths says midspring is the time of year when sunshine hours increase most rapidly in New Zealand. ‘‘It looks like this daylight savings change is accompanied by a few days of relatively settled weather, and the welcome whiff of evening BBQs for many areas of the country.’’ A new beginning T he South Canterbury Women’s Refuge has a new name. The new name, Mid-South Island Women’s Refuge and Family Safety Services was launched at its 30th anniversary. More than 100 supporters attended the anniversary at The Landing Services Building. The refuge also covers Oamaru. The evening included works of art by Temuka Artists’ Guild on the theme, Celebration of 30 years of Women’s Refuge, for sale in aid of refuges. centre stage in Waimate this month. The Waimate Theatre Company theatre restaurant this year will feature the production Broadway Little Shop of Horrors at St Patrick’s Hall. The show is described as a laughout-loud musical comedy set on Skid Row featuring 1950s and 1960s music, a show stealing flesheating plant and a love story. Little Shop of Horrors is directed by Tony Morton and has a talented cast and crew with Vanessa Morgan as musical director, ably Lot of laughs and oldmusic A flesh-eating plant on Skid Row will take supported by a live band and Hazel Fish choreographing and guiding the all singing, all dancing cast to new heights. Dazzling period costumes and an evocative Skid Row set will take you in spirit to downtown USA. Evil dentist:Orin played by AndreBarton works on Benjamin Donaldson who is playing Seymour. The show will have five evening performances accompanied by a three course dinner running from Friday, October 10, till Saturday, October 18. There is also a matinee show on Sunday, October 12. Tarewa Karetai was MC for the even- ing and led the attendees on a Journey Through the Years Presentation. The final item was Looking Ahead to the Next 30 Years and a glass sign was unveiled, revealing the organisation’s new title Mid-South Island Women’s Refuge and Family Safety Services, with "Strength, Commitment, Wellness and Respect and Healthy Relationships" written underneath. This is to highlight the organisation’s additional focus for the future, to support families affected by violence. 30th anniversary: From left Zonta Club of Oamaru members Nicola Mountain and Jill Squire (president), refuge managerDawn RangiSmith and guest speaker Heather Henare, the chief executive of the National Collective of Independent Women’s Refuges, standingin frontofMaria Foley’s acrylic painting acknowledging the 30th anniversaryofthe refuge. Zonta in Oamaru supplies the refuge with toiletries. PHOTO: SUPPLIED PICK UP SPECIALLY MARKED COPIES OF FROM 2ND OCTOBER TO a trip for two to London to celebrate TO WIN! Downton Abbey BE IN The new season of Downton Abbey premieres in October on Prime Terms and Conditions apply, see stuff.co.nz/tvguidewin for details. Promotion runs from October 2 - 27, 2014.
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