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MAKING THE GRADE
Ruby Munro started Makarewa School on
Ready to rock: Set to perform in Invercargill at
the Cancer Society Gala Ball in June are The
Lady Killers, from top and left: Tina Cross and
Jackie Clarke. Front: Suzanne Lynch and Annie
Photo: SUPPLIED Ball time
What: WHK Cancer Society Gala Ball
When and where: June 22, Ascot Park
Headline performers: The Lady Killers,
featuring Tina Cross, Jackie Clarke,
Suzanne Lynch and Annie Crummer.
Tickets: Contact the Cancer Society.
A Kiwi singing dream team will add a
dash of diva to this year's WHK Cancer
Society Gala Ball in Invercargill.
The black-tie event is on June 22 and
organisers are thrilled to have secured
The Lady Killers, featuring stars Tina
Cross, Jackie Clarke, Suzanne Lynch and
They will be supported by popular local
band The Business.
''We are striving to ensure every aspect
of the ball exceeds the expectations of
those attending and The Lady Killers will
certainly help us achieve that aim,''
organising committee member Gus
The inaugural ball in 2011 was a
highlight of the city's social calendar and
this year's event will be no exception,
with tickets already in hot demand.
The event for 350 guests will be staged at
the Ascot Park Hotel and limited tables of
10 are now available to buy by contacting
the Cancer Society.
''We only have a few tables left to be
snapped up and for a charity event that is
a fantastic result,'' Mr Johnston said.
Otago-Southland Cancer Society chief
executive Mike Kernaghan said the ball
raised vital funds for the organisation
with the 2011 event injecting nearly
''Funds raised at the ball remain within
the Southland community and enable us
to continue to deliver supportive care
services to people with a cancer
diagnosis and their families,'' he said.
WHK has returned as the naming rights
sponsor and Southland managing princi-
pal Neil McAra said the company was
delighted to continue its support.
''Every second person you talk to has had
an experience with cancer so this is
about helping an organisation that helps
people deal with the many challenges
they face when they come up against this
cruel disease,'' Mr McAra said.
The week that was in the
THURSDAY, APRIL 25
Lest we forget
As Invercargill residents stood in the darkness
and the drizzle, remembering those who had
gone before them, cannons fired and daylight
broke. Hundreds of people turned out to Anzac
services, paying their respects to the men who
had fallen for our country.
FRIDAY, APRIL 26
It looks like Dannevirke is the town to buy Lotto
tickets if you are hoping to win. Yet another
multimillion-dollar ticket was sold in the town,
which is home to just 6000 people. The winner
took home $14.1 million, as well as a Lamborghini
Gallardo, Audi Q7, Rayglass 2200 boat and a Visa
card loaded with $50,000. In 2011 a ticket worth
$17.7m was sold in the town.
SATURDAY, APRIL 27
A small scorpion created a large fuss in
Queenstown. A live scorpion was seized in the
resort last week, prompting a biosecurity
investigation. A Ministry for Primary Industries
spokesman confirmed that the critter had been
seized but declined to comment further.
MONDAY, APRIL 29
Not so funny?
It was only a joke -- yeah right. Tui defended
another controversial billboard this week after a
joke was not viewed humorously by
everybody. The advertisement, which read,
Dad s new husband seems nice -- yeah right
created a flurry of Facebook comments and
posts on its page, calling the board
homophobic and offensive . Tui s marketing
manager said there was the occasional line
which did not hit the mark in generating a
smile for everyone, but the intention was to
highlight the common situation or uncertainty
experience when someone s parent remarries.
TUESDAY, APRIL 30
He stole the show on Sunday night and
hopefully he ll win the competition after making
it through to boot camp. Bryan Townley
captured the hearts of the nation on Sunday
night as he sang Get Used to Somebody.The
song, which he dedicated to his wife, brought
the X Factor NZ judges to tears. His performance
made Southland proud to call him our own.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 1
A tropical paradise?
Who would have thought that good old
Southland was warm enough to grow a
pineapple? Rosemary and Carl Landall have
indeed grown a pineapple. The tropical fruit,
which they grew on their windowsill, was not
too bad to eat. They attributed their tropical
success to double glazing and hope to harvest
another pineapple next year.
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