New Zealand Gold Guitar Awards (Results)

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The results are in a big Congratulations to all the winners of the 2015 New Zealand Gold Guitar Awards

NZ GOLD GUITARS AWARDS OFFICIAL RESULTS 2015
Congratulation to our 60+ Overall Winner Jean Barkman

RESULTS

Senior final

Overall senior winner: Kelvin Cummings (Dunedin)

Overall senior runner-up: Teisha Seymour (Milton)

Female vocal solo: Casey Clydesdale (Dunedin)

Male vocal solo: Kelvin Cummings (Dunedin)

Open yodelling: Dave Harraway (Kurow)

Open vocal: Family Connection (Kaiapoi)

Open group: The Legal Tender Band (Waikanae)

NZ song: Teisha Seymour (Milton)

Traditional: Nick Bourke (Brydone)

Instrumental: Tangled Strongs (Gore)

Duet: Family Affair (Kaiapoi)

Country rock: Teisha Seymour (Milton)

Gospel: Amanda Goodwin (Dunedin)

Highest scoring Gore Country Music Club member: Lana MacKay (Riversdale)

Over 40s

Overall over 40s winner: Craig Allott (Invercargill)

Female vocal solo: Pam Findlay (Hamilton)

Male vocal solo: Craig Allott (Invercargill)

Gospel: Sharon Ballantyne (Timaru)

Duet: The Legal Tender (Waikanae)

NZ composition: The Legal Tender (Waikanae)

Traditional: Carylann Martin (Otaki)

Highest scoring Gore Country Music Club member: Heather Thacker (Gore)

Over 60s

Overall over 60s winner: Jean Barkman (Dunedin)

Vocal solo: Marise Haynes-Hemmington (Gisborne)

Gospel: Philip Steans (Winton)

Traditional: Dave Harraway (Kurow)

NZ composition: Jean Barkman (Dunedin)

Highest scoring Gore Country Music Club member: Ron Gallagher

Source: New Zealand Gold Guitar Awards Facebook

Herd Of Cows Takes Over Morrinsville

A herd of cows created by some very talents artists have taken of the farming town of Morrinsville, part of a plan to Cow bomb the international dairy capital of the world (Morrinsville, Waikato) with colourful, quirky and creative life-sized COWS!

Which is your favourite?

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They were so featured on Seven Sharp

Morrinsville is making a desperate bid to make itself known for something…anything

Posted by Seven Sharp on Friday, 29 May 2015

Sneezing In Slowmotion

With winter kicking in that means the cold & flu season is upon us, so next someone sneezes without covering their face this video shows the love they’re sharing.

ILT Southland Sports Awards Finalists (Full List)

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Congratulations to all of the ILT Southland Sports Awards finalists announced at this evenings ILT Southland Sports Awards Cocktail Function:

ILT Senior Sportsperson of the Year

  • Matt Archibald (Cycling)
  • Pieter Bulling (Cycling)
  • Eddie Dawkins (Cycling)
  • Jacob Duffy (Cricket)
  • Laura Thompson (Para-cycling)
  • Shannon Francois (Netball)
  • Tom Scully (Cycling)

Vodafone Junior Sportsperson of the Year

  •  Kristen Froude (Rowing)
  • Nick Kergozou (Cycling)
  • Atipa Mabonga (Athletics)J
  • ordan Rackham (Athletics)
  • Hayden Sims (Speedway)
  • Shaun Stodart (Rugby)
  • Nicole White (Equestrian)

Southland Kia Team of the Year

  •  SGHS Rugby 7s (Rugby Sevens)
  • Southland Open Mixed Touch Team (Touch)
  • Southland Womens Masters Golf (Golf)

Ricoh South Coach of the Year

  • Sid Cumming & Dave Beadle (Cycling)
  • Julian Dempsey (Olympic Weightlifting)
  • Russell Newton (Boxing)

Administrator of the Year

  • Rex Capil (Softball)
  • Allan Dunn (Cycling)
  • Simon Flett (Squash)
  • Donna Milne (Volleyball)
  • Greg Sheppard (Tennis)

Official of the Year

  • Helen Christie (Equestrian)
  • Richie Heap (Touch)
  • Henry & Lilian Tudor (Athletics)

NZME Masters Achievement of the Year

  • Robyn Boniface (Golf)
  • Erin Criglington (Cycling)
  • Shaun Madden (Squash)

What a fantastic line up of Southland Sportspeople, we look forward to celebrating this success at the ILT Southland Sports Awards on June 26!

Can You Go June Junk Food Free?

It all started with butter chicken.

Junk Free June was born when Steve Kenny (National Men’s Health Coordinator for the Cancer Society of NZ) and I met for lunch one day.

Steve had actually called me out of the blue and asked if I could help him with something – he didn’t say what. I was working with the Cancer Society on a couple of digital marketing activities for Get the Tools (their Men’s Health initiative) at the time and I think I was just the only young, creative guy that Steve knew.
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It all started with butter chicken.

Junk Free June was born when Steve Kenny (National Men’s Health Coordinator for the Cancer Society of NZ) and I met for lunch one day.

Steve had actually called me out of the blue and asked if I could help him with something – he didn’t say what. I was working with the Cancer Society on a couple of digital marketing activities for Get the Tools (their Men’s Health initiative) at the time and I think I was just the only young, creative guy that Steve knew.

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“I’ve got this idea for something… Something like a ‘junk free’ june…” he said.

That’s basically what started this whole thing. Steve wanted me to bring it to life.

We talked about different ways we could go about doing it and after we shook hands and went our separate ways that day I couldn’t think about anything else. All I could see was potential.

The concept for Junk Free June was essentially to focus on making healthy living fashionable and help people free themselves from the negative things in their life. To achieve this, I believed we needed to be ‘fresh’, edgy and bold. We had to do our best to lay the foundations for a cultural movement that fed (pun intended) off the increase in awareness and popularity of ‘clean’ eating. The challenge for me was how to actually make that happen.

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There were a few interesting things that I came up with. I wanted to apply a sort-of ‘crowdfunding’ model to the charity that rewarded participants with things that they actually want based on the amount of money which they raised. I saw the prizes coming from well known, popular brands that myself and my proposed target market(s) engaged with.

Finally, I wanted Junk Free June to be incorporated as its’ own charity – not a Cancer Society event. This was the interesting part…

The challenge for me was that I didn’t really engage with their brand in the way I wanted people to engage with Junk Free June. I knew that Junk Free June would be in the best position to be successful if it was ‘its own thing’, with no rules or restrictions on what it could say, do or become as long as it stayed true to the Cancer Society’s core beliefs.

We want to build something that inspires, empowers and supports people around the world to live a healthier, happier life. The ways we’re going to do that are pretty exciting, but that’s enough about that for now.

The hardest thing for me as the ‘creative’ behind Junk Free June was actually stripping the idea right back for Year One. 2015 is all about testing the model and seeing how people respond – a ‘minimum viable product’ run if you like.

I had to ensure that I did the best I could do with very small budgets. All things taken into account, I think we’ve done a pretty good job of delivering something great to the people without using any of the strategies I have up my sleeve for the future.

Personally, I’m invested in doing everything I can to reach my potential and impact humanity in a positive way. Junk Free June is a vehicle for me to do that professionally, which gives me great pride and makes me feel very fortunate indeed.

I’ve loved every second of working on Junk Free June and I’m excited about what we can achieve!

By Matt Clayton

I’m the Creative Director of Junk Free June and a Director of Little Giant Design.

I’ve been working with the Cancer Society on Junk Free June since the idea was born in 2014. I’m responsible for the Junk Free June concept and its’ strategy, branding, technology, media, marketing and more. Let’s kick cancer’s butt together.

Links:
Website
Facebook Page
Event Listing

Car Selfie Stick Fail!

Check out when not to use a selfie stick – in the car. Fortunately, everyone in this car was OK.  tire blew out while they were filming, but the situation could easily have been much worse. No one should ever die with a selfie stick in their hand.
We’d like to take this opportunity to remind everyone that an operational vehicle is no place for a selfie stick.

Pics From Southland Rugby League Round 7 Played 24th May

Round 7 of the SDRL competition
Played Between : Clifton Inn He Tauaa and Lonestar Cowboys at the Blues Grounds , Invercargill on Sunday May 24th 2015.
Results :

Half –Time Score : Cowboys  16     He Tauaa  4
Full  – Time Score : Cowboys  26      He Tauaa  12

Photos courtesy of: Dave Loudon DAL PHOTOGRAPHICS

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Pics From Southland Rugby League Played 23rd May

It turned in to quite a close game near the end played in very cold conditions.
This game was played on Saturday May 23rd between Kia Toa Tigers (Dunedin) and local team Lonestar Cowboys ,PLAYED AT Blues Grounds –Invercargill.

The Lonestar Cowboys are playing in the Otago competition in addition to being in the Southland competition. They will be having a few home games at Invercargill.Details will be on the following Facebook page : Southland District Rugby League

Half Time Score : Kia Toa Tigers   32     Lonestar Cowboys   4
Full Time Score : Kia Toa Tigers 36        Lonestar Cowboys  28

Photos courtesy: Dave Loudon DAL PHOTOGRAPHICS 

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Pics From Southland Rugby League Round 6 Played 17th May

Round 6 of the SDRL Competition  played on 17.05.15 . It was played at the Elles Road field .
Played between : Clifton Inn He Tauaa and Eastern Suburbs Cooks

Results :  Half – Time  Score :He Tauaa   28             Cooks  4

Full Time  Score :   He Tauaa    36             Cooks  8

Photos courtesy: Dave Loudon DAL PHOTOGRAPHICS

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