Home' The Eye : March 21st 2013 Contents 21.3.13 The Eye
Want to share the Eye?
Got family & friends out of town who want a copy?
The Eye Circulation 26,701 (ABC Jan - Dec 2012)
The Eye Total Readership 38,000 (Nielsen Consumer & Media Insights report Q1 2012 - Q4 2012)
You should be receiving your very own copy of the Eye every Thursday in your
mailbox -- but if you re looking for additional copies of the Eye or you ve missed
out you ll find more at the convenient locations marked above.
Did you know you can receive the Eye & all of our community newspapers &
special edition tabloids free online! Find the RealView digital editions every
week via www.southlandtimes.co.nz
We deliver free, weekly to Invercargill City, Bluff, Riverton, Winton & Te Anau.
Keep an eye out
for The Eye See where you
can get your latest
copy of The Eye!
1 - Countdown, Waikiwi
2 Z, Dee Street
3 - New World, Windsor
4 - The Warehouse
5 - Southland Museum
6 - Invercargill Library
7 - SuperValue Plaza
1 - T he Southland Times
Pak N Save
C un down, Tay St
4 - Splash Palace
5 - Stadium Southland
6 - New World, Elles Rd
7 - Kew Hospital
SHORT AND SHARP
Hospice Southland s street appeal
received a warm response from
Southlanders, raising $19,462.80.
During the appeal 200 volunteers
collected around the region.
Hospice Southland s chief
executive officer Max Reid said the
support from the community was
overwhelming and the amount
raised was incredible .
Aparima College s Heritage
Harvest Festival is on this
The Riverton event will take place
on Saturday and Sunday from
10am till 4.30pm.
The festival will celebrate
Southland s home harvest.
There will be opportunities to learn
how make your own cider, set up
and orchard, and keep bees.
Flax Mill open day
Ever wanted to see how flax fibre
is stripped? The Templeton Flax
Mill is holding an open day this
New Zealand s only authentic
working flax mill operated at its
original site from 1911 to 1972.
The open day starts at 1pm and will
involve live demonstrations.
For more information call:
They're beaut on the ukes
Rest home musicians score highly with residents
Music to their ears: The Rowena Rambles
from left, Les Butcher, Petronella Van Den
Yssel, Ann Baron, John Tait, Margaret
Heath and Robin Tait.
Photo: LOUISE BERWICK 627757836
By LOUISE BERWICK
You are never too old to learn
new tricks or start a ukulele
They may be retired and a few
decades older than the primary
school children taking up the
instrument in big numbers up
and down the country but the
Rowena Rambles are not letting
that stop them from putting on a
The seven-piece group --- six
ukulele players and a solo singer
--- have spent the past eight
months learning to play the
ukulele and building up their
repertoire of songs.
The group all live at Rowena
Jackson Retirement Village and
encouraged each other to take
up the instrument.
Group founder Ann Baron first
learnt to play the instrument as
a teenager in a hospital band but
the rest of the group had never
picked up the instrument until
She helped the group learn the
instrument and everyone in the
group agreed it had been a lot of
The group had now reached the
stage where they were good
enough to perform to public
audiences, she said.
They put on regular shows at the
Rowena Jackson Retirement
Village and had even travelled to
Dunedin to perform at another
rest home but they were looking
for their next challenge, she
They started with The Little
Brown Jug but have since
learned dozens of songs in Maori
and English, Mrs Baron said.
While they laughed at the
thought of performing at the
Civic Theatre, they were very
popular when they performed at
''We're not up to that (the Civic)
In the meantime, they just
enjoyed being in the band and
bringing smiles to some of the
people at the rest home.
''The residents just love it and
really enjoy it,'' Mrs Baron said.
Happy times: Rowena Jackson's O'Byrne Wing residents and staff celebrated St
Patrick's Day in style. They are, from the front left, William McLay, Jack Edie; back
row, Debbie Blyth, Kirk Lubos, Linda Owens, Jane King and Gwen Edie.
The residents dressed in green and the staff joined in as well with green wigs
and hats. The residents enjoyed hearing Irish jokes in the morning and were
entertained by the Rowena Rambles Ukulele group in the afternoon.
Photo: LOUISE BERWICK. 627756578
Links Archive March 14th 2013 March 28th 2013 Navigation Previous Page Next Page