The Otago Center of the Royal New Zealand Pipe Band Association is holding two Contests in Dunedin

Saturday, February 20, 2016 to Sunday, February 21, 2016

One on Saturday 20th February and on on Sunday 21st February 2016.

Saturday 20th February - Octagonal Day
We will start at 12 noon with a Street March starting in Moray Place North from Great King Street and finishing in the Octagon. After this is completed the Ten Bands bands will complete in the Octagon with Sets and Medleys. At the conclusion of the day we will be having a mass Street March from Princess Street through the Octagon Street.

Sunday 21st February - Otago/Southland Provincial Contest.
This Contest is being held at the Octagon. The ten Bands entered start at 9.00 a.m with a Street March starting in Hanover Street left into George Street then right into St Andrew Street. The bands will then compete at the Octagon in Mace Flourishing, Sets and Medleys, the day finishing with Mass Bands.

Taieri Gorge Rail Walk

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Taieri Gorge Rail Walk 2016

8.30am – 3pm Sunday 1st May
Walk 8km (about 2 hours) through tunnels and over viaducts between Flat Stream and Machine Creek

Free sausage sizzle at Hindon

Raising funds for YouthGrow and Buddy programmes (Presbyterian Support Otago)

Tickets $59 each

Bookings essential Ph 03 477 4449 or
Sturdy footwear, average fitness, torch, water bottle and snacks

The Shetland Society of Otago February Meeting 2016

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Meet: The “Topiary Café” at Wal's Plantland Bush Road, Mosgiel 9092.

Time: 3 p.m. Sunday 21 February 2016. Wet or fine.

Come along: For a natta, chin-wag and time for reminiscence with Society members, at an afternoon tea, booked for 3 pm.

There is a full cabinet selection of house made fare from pikelets and scones, muffins and slices to panini, pastries and tarts. Take the opportunity to have a look around before, or after, our 3 pm. refreshment break. Funland including the 18 hole mini golf course, driving range, springfree trampoline, and the miniature train rides which operate in the summer months. The Topiary Cafe and Wal's Vege Land are also onsite in this unique setting. There is ample parking and a fun and friendly atmosphere for young and old alike. Feel free to bring your children, and/or grandchildren.

Confirmation of attendance, (for booking arrangements), to Alan 4763 462 021 0222 0817 or Elaine 466 7314 by Thursday 18 February please.

All Shetlanders and Orcadians and others who are interested are very welcome.
A car pool and/or help with transport should be able to be arranged. Please contact a committee member.

For further information phone Alan 4763 462 021 0222 0817 or Elaine 4667 314

Singin' in the Rain

Thursday, February 18, 2016

The Regent is pleased to offer two screenings of the delightful classic Singin’ in the Rain – watching this film in the glorious Regent auditorium, purpose-built as a cinema in the same era as the film, audiences will be transported back in time.

Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O'Connor star in Singin' in the Rain, one of the greatest and most successful musicals ever filmed—filled with memorable songs, lavish routines and Kelly's fabulous song-and-dance number performed in the rain.

Set during the advent of ‘talkies’, Don Lockwood (Kelly) has risen to stardom during Hollywood's silent-movie era — paired with the beautiful, jealous and ditzy Lina Lamont (Jean Hagen in her Oscar-nominated performance). When Lockwood becomes attracted to young studio singer Kathy Selden (Reynolds), Lamont has her fired.

But with the introduction of talking pictures, Lockwood finds his career in jeopardy after audiences laugh when they hear Lamont speak in her shrill voice for the first time, until the studio decides to dub Selden’s voice…

Tickets - $10 or a group of 4 for $35

MONSTER Garage Sale

Saturday, February 13, 2016

The popular Monster Garage Sale is returning to Sacred Heart School on Saturday 13th Feb from 10.30am-1.30pm.

This fun community event is a perfect day out for family and friends with a variety of stalls: baking, boutique second hand clothing, ‘white elephant’ homewares stall, sausage sizzle, and coffee by Grid – there will be plenty of bargains for outfitting student flats.
A range of fun activities for kids will be available including: bouncy castle, face painting, nail bar, photo booth and Megazone’s pop-up laser tag!

Place a bet or two on the Dove Derby – pick a dove and guess how long it takes to get back home to Green Island! Top pick takes home a cash prize of $100. Thanks to White Doves Dunedin!

Do join us on Saturday 13 February from 1030-130 and meet our wonderful community at Sacred Heart School, 63 North Rd.