Waitaki Herald : November 5th 2014
16 WAITAKI HERALD, NOVEMBER 5, 2014 ADVERTISING FEATURE CELEBRATIONS CELEBRATIONS Yet again this year’s Network Waitaki Victorian Fete promises to be a day full of surprises, new experiences and old favourites. More than 120 stallholders will have an amazing variety of things to sell. There will be antiques and bric-a- brac, jewellery and other items with a steampunk theme, vintage everything, flowers, candles, and lotions and potions – to name a few. Food stalls, including the Victorian Precinct’s foodie places will be offering international choices with something to suit everyone’s taste. The entertainment on fete day is non-stop from 10am. It is a day of music, dance and singing. The South Barwon Salvation Army band from Australia with their 33 NOVEMBER 12 - 16 | 2014 6385302AA Step backintime at the NetworkWaitaki Victorian Fete piece band will be a highlight on the day. Another highlight will feature in the very large vintage machinery display and it is the spectacular Quo Vadis, a 20 tonne Showman’s Road engine, which is currently in New Zealand. There is so much to see and do on Fete Day, the Victorian Precinct will be humming with activity from start to finish. Faye Ormandy Fete co-ordinator VICTORIAN HERITAGE CELEBRATIONS feature in this year’s Victorian Heritage Celebrations, particularly on the afternoon of Friday, November 14, as this spectacular setting plays host to Victorian pastimes across the classes. The elegantly attired The Bookbinder 5pm Saturday 15 November Adult $20 | Children $15 From award-winning company Trick of the Light Theatre (The Road That Wasn’t There) comes a story of mystery, magic and mayhem. Inspired by the haunting works of Chris Van Allsburg, Neil Gaiman and Joy Cowley, The Bookbinder weaves shadowplay, paper art, puppetry, and music into an inventive one-hour performance for adventurous adults and curious children. Best Theatre | Best in the Fringe | Tiki Tour Ready Award NZ Fringe Festival 2014. Bustle along to party T he beautiful Oamaru Public Gardens again the game and advise on technique. No matter what your station, ensure you make your way to the Band Rotunda area at the Oamaru Public Gardens on Friday, November 14, from 2.30pm to 3.30pm, for a wonderful slice of Victorian life. gentry will be partaking in tea and conversation at the ever popular Crombie & Price Victorian Garden Party, whilst enjoying fine food, silver service and magical music. For those with a slightly different agenda, the Oamaru Gardens Picnic Competition provides the opportunity to show off your best tea things and bring some delectable delicacies in the style of a Victorian Traveller. To be held on the periphery of the Garden Party, your attempt to produce the Best Dressed picnic table decorated in this year’s transportation theme may yield a prize if judged to best all others. Opera House Tours Wed to Fri 10am & 2pm $5 per person, bookings essential at the Opera House 4330770. Cream tea’s available after or before the tour in the Grand Foyer Sip Café. Champagne Tea 8.30 to 3.30pm $15pp. Bookings essential. High Tea or Victorian Fact: Croquet was introduced Beautifully Turned Out: The celebrations are the perfect excuse to go all out and really get into the Victorian spirit. If you have ever hankered to try the sport of Croquet, you will have your opportunity at the Croquet In The Gardens event being held at the same time as the Crombie & Price Garden Party and the Oamaru Gardens Picnic Competition. Help will be at hand with members of the Awamoa Gardens Croquet Club able to explain the finer points of in England around 1856 and was taken to America in the early 1860’s - which is possibly the same time it came here. It was considered suitable for all people but particularly women, because it required considerable skills but not too much strength. (Back then women were considered deficient in both, but that is a false statement). Though croquet was never a popular game for men, it had both social and economic advantages. For example, men and women could play together, and it did not require any special clothing or a lot of equipment. Source: Victoriansports.weebly.com Open Labour weekend Totara Estate Experience a taste of life on the Victorian farm. Hear the pioneering story of the first shipment of frozen meat from NZ to England. Tour the Oamaru stone farm buildings. Try out some Victorian jobs and games. Stroll up to the Brydone Monument. Feed the sheep. Enjoy traditional Farm House Teas and shop for Christmas in our Heritage gift shop Open: Sept to 1st June 10am-4pm On State Highway 1, 8kms south of Oamaru Ph: 03 433 1269 firstname.lastname@example.org www.heritage.org.nz Clarks Mill Explore a rare, originally water powered, 19th century flour mill with early machinery intact and operating. On operating days see, hear and feel the machinery in action. OPEN: NOVEMBER - APRIL, SUNDAYS 1-3PM Machinery operating last Sunday of the month Also open: Daily February 2015 with machinery operating 11am Thursdays and 2pm Sundays State Highway 1, Maheno, 12 km south of Oamaru Ph: 03 433 1269 email: email@example.com | www.heritage.org.nz Sunday 26th October 1.00 pm Machinery Operating Play On! Directed by Glynis Kappely Wednesday 12th Performances: to Saturday 15th Sunday 16th - 4.00pm Eftpos now available The Box Offi ce at the theatre in Itchen Street will be open Thursday 6 Nov - Friday 7 Nov 12pm - 5pm Monday 10 Nov - Sunday 16 Nov 12pm - 5pm And one hour before performances. Phone 434 8868 during these times. Prices: - all at 7.30pm All adults $18, school age students $10 Block bookings of 10 adults or more - $15 per seat 6381829AA 6381866AA Thomas Meikle, conscientious objector and Private in the New Zealand Medical Corps.
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