Funeral Notices – Saturday 30th November

If you would like your lost loved one’s  death / funeral  notice or memoriam listed here, contact your funeral director for more information about this free service.

Your funeral director can also assist with the notice writing process, as well as other helpful services and advice during your time of need.

Funeral Notices is a free community service provided by whatsoninvers.nz and whatsonsouthland.nz

POYNER, Colleen Joy.
Peacefully on Thursday, November 28, 2019 at Gore Hospital. Dearly loved wife and best friend of Richard for 49 years. Dearly loved Mum of Scott, and a much loved sister, sister-in-law and aunty.
‘Treasured Memories will keep you near’
In accordance with Colleen’s wishes, a private cremation has been held. A Memorial service will be advised later. Messages to 6 Wayland Street, Gore 9710.

SUDDABY, Albert (Heydon).
Passed away peacefully on Friday 29 November 2019; in his 76th year. Dearly loved and treasured husband of Maria for a wonderful 50 years, much loved father and father-in-law of Tim and Colleen, Glen and Mandy, and Ellen and Mark Pe’a, loved grandad of Mitchell, Jacob, Liam, Manawa, Ramai, a much loved brother, uncle and friend. A service to celebrate Heydon’s life will be held in the Avenal Park Chapel, 75 Fox Street, Invercargill, on Tuesday 3 December at 11.00am, interment to follow at the Orepuki Cemetery, arriving approx. 2.00pm. In lieu of flowers, donation the Guide Dog Puppies would be appreciated and may be left at the service. Messages to 61 Wye Street Invercargill 9812.

In Memoriam

JUKES, Keith Miles.
Passed away December 1, 2017.
Those we love don’t go away, They walk beside us every day,
Unseen, unheard, but always near, So loved, so missed, so very dear.
Loved and remembered every day- Gail and family.

Acknowledgement

BURGESS, Rayna.
Stuart, Kareen, Peter, Robin, Chris would like to thank everyone for their expressions of sympathy and wonderful support following the loss of our much loved mother, mother-in-law and nana. A special thanks to Nola, Shane, and Barry and the team at Paterson’s for their help with music, heartfelt words and support through the time. A special thanks to the Staff at Tuarangi Home for the love and care of Rayna over many years. Please accept this as our personal acknowledgment for all your help and support.

CRAWFORD, Margaret Julie.
Ray, Gary, Susan, Adrian and their families sincerely thank everyone for their kind support and expressions of sympathy. We extend our thank you to the Invercargill Oncology team, Gore Hospital and Hospice team, District Nurses and Doctors, and Liz and her team at Hammond and Ryder Funeral Services. Please accept this as our personal acknowledgement and expression of gratitude to you all.

HOUSTON, Pauline Shirley.
2.9.39 – 23.10.19
Pauline’s family would like to thank everyone for their kindness and support both during and after her peaceful passing. The cards, phone calls, messages, flowers, food, visits, and prayers mean so much to us all.
“Now I know why you always asked me to be strong… because you knew that one day I would need the strength to bear your loss.”
Mum.

MURRAY, Hughena (nee Lilley).
Diane, Graham, Hugh, Kerry and their families wish to sincerely thank everyone for the lovely cards, flowers, food and visits following our loss of a much loved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. A special thank you to Dr Ewan Adam and the staff of Ascot Care Home for their wonderful care of Hughena. Thank you, too, to Macdonald and Weston for the guidance and support at a difficult time. Please accept this as a personal acknowledgement of our sincere appreciation as many addresses are unknown.

TODD, Wattie.
The family wish to thank Rowena Jackson for their care, the Rev Tekura Wilding for the lovely service, J. Fraser’s for their services, Country Manor for their food, everyone for their support, love and cards. Please accept this as a personal acknowledgement.

Southland Men’s and Women’s Representative Sevens Teams (full list)

Rugby Southland are pleased to announce our Southland Men’s and Women’s Representative Sevens teams who will play at the Regional Sevens Tournament this weekend.

Regional Sevens Tournament is at Alpine Energy Stadium Timaru, Saturday 30th November 2019

The tournament is the qualification round for the TECT National Sevens in Tauranga , December 14th-15th 2019.

Southland men will play five games against Canterbury, Otago, Tasman, South Canterbury and Mid Canterbury. The top five in the men’s pool qualify for Nationals.

Southland women will play four games against Otago, Canterbury, Tasman and Mid Canterbury. The top three in the women’s pool qualify for the Nationals.

Men’s Squad

  • Leigh Bristowe (Captain)
  • Jack Capil
  • Charles Alaimalo
  • Alatini Vaihu
  • Sosi Tuimavave
  • Rory van Vugt
  • Bram Fodie
  • Henry Earland
  • Jarel Hemehema
  • Toka Sopoaga
  • Kalani Elder
  • Brad Kooman

Coach Dan Cavanagh

Women’s Squad

  • Cass Yee (Captain)
  • Sipa Saili
  • Michelle Neho
  • Elawhyshes Curran
  • Teilah Templeton
  • Devon Grey
  • Hana Bryant
  • Kirsty Thwaites
  • Grace Earland
  • Libby Pannett-Miller
  • Krishanee Tamou
  • Maddison Grieve
  • Tessa Hewlett

Coach Mere Baker

26 Year Old Man Arrested After Bank Robbery in Invercargill

Police issued an update:

“Arrest following aggravated robbery, Invercargill”

One person is in custody following an armed robbery at an Invercargill bank earlier today.

Police were called to Don Street about 12.20pm following a report of a man entering the bank with a knife and demanding cash.

No one was injured during the incident.

The man left the premises, then handed himself in at Invercargill station a short time later, and an amount of cash was recovered.

A 26-year-old man was due to appear in Invercargill District Court today on a charge of aggravated robbery.

Police are not seeking anyone else in relation to the incident.

As the matter is now before the courts, Police cannot comment any further.

—-ends—

An arrest has been made after an alleged attempted robbery of Kiwibank on Don Street earlier today. At approximately 12.20pm on Friday, police were called to the scene after one person, allegedly armed with a knife, demanded money.
Police now have that person in custody and are speaking to them.
The branch is currently closed with note on the door for customers to use the Windsor Kiwibank at Windsor Stationery and Lotto.

photo: whatsoninvers.nz

Mal’s Music Memory – 1979 – What a Year!

Hi there team.

With our friends at Little Fire MusicWorks on Dee St we continue our unofficial series on top songs from 1979 – 40 years ago.

Here’s a couple of crackers, great songs then and still great songs now. Dr Hook and the Village People.

Just turn them up and get on down!

Enjoy

Mal

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CS9OO0S5w2k

Funeral Notices – Friday 29th November

If you would like your lost loved one’s  death / funeral  notice or memoriam listed here, contact your funeral director for more information about this free service.

Your funeral director can also assist with the notice writing process, as well as other helpful services and advice during your time of need.

Funeral Notices is a free community service provided by whatsoninvers.nz and whatsonsouthland.nz

ORLOWSKI, Raymond Michael (Ray).
Passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 28, 2019 at Hospice Southland. Dearly loved husband of Marlene for 54 years. Much loved father and father-in-law of Carmen and Trevor Bungard, and Kirsten and Kevin Rowe (Chch) Loved Grandad of Kelsey and Sarah Bungard, Emily and Grace Miller. Youngest son of Jack* and Ralda*.
R.I.P.
Requiem Mass will be celebrated for Ray at St Mary’s Basilica, Tyne Street, at 1.30pm on Monday, December 2. Private cremation. (*denotes deceased) Messages to 125 Inglewood Road, Invercargill 9810, or at Ray’s tribute page at frasersfunerals.co.nz/tributes

 

TOWNLEY, Alexander Reed (Alex).
Peacefully at home, after he ran his last race on Tuesday, November 26, 2019.  Aged 96 years.  Dearly loved husband of Bev.  Loved father and father-in-law of Garry & Merrin, Bryan & Bronwyn, and the late Annette.  Loved grandad of Alex, Sean, Jack, Harry, and Maggie.  A service to celebrate Alex’s life will be held in the Southland Crematorium Chapel, Rockdale Road, Invercargill on Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 11:00am.  Messages to 148 Newcastle Street, Invercargill 9810. avenalpark.co.nz

Survey Highlights “Unsatisfactory” ICC Consent Process

In a public forum on Monday night, Mee & Henry director and lawyer Liz Henry presented a survey that highlighted the weaknesses within ICC’s building consent processes.

Within the survey involving 63 participants, nearly 80 percent felt their dealings with Invercargill City Council for planning and building consents were “unsatisfactory”.

According to Liz, breaching the Building Act’s 20 working day timeframe was a common problem, and a lack of staffing resources was contributing to the issue and causing delays. Not enough building officers also meant that staff wellbeing within the building consents and planning teams could be compromised.

Former councillor Wayne Harpur attended the forum in his role as BL Rayner 2019 Ltd managing director. Wayne said working with the council was harder than it needed to be, and he had left the domestic solid fuel heating market out of frustration for the consents process. He now focuses purely on heat pumps and central heating.

Wayne did, however, say not all fault lay with the council. Ensuring those in the building industry submitted all the correct documentation could lead to fewer problems in some cases.

Next month, a final decision will be made on the council regulatory committee’s recommendation for an audit.

Below is from Liz Henry lawyer who started the survey.

We are looking for feedback from the community on their dealings with the Invercargill City Council.

This is for information gathering purposes only, and does not constitute a complaint under the Building Act.  We would appreciate it if you could complete the below form.

https://forms.gle/SaPL6K6wpEdrsRCk7

This survey is not a formal complaint process, however if you have a complaint please make them in writing to the ICC, so they are able to address them in accordance with the complaints process under the Building Act 2004 and the Local Government Act.  Should you wish to formally complain directly to Council please refer to their complaints process athttps://icc.govt.nz/building/building-complaints/

Funeral Notices – Thursday 28th November

If you would like your lost loved one’s  death / funeral  notice or memoriam listed here, contact your funeral director for more information about this free service.

Your funeral director can also assist with the notice writing process, as well as other helpful services and advice during your time of need.

Funeral Notices is a free community service provided by whatsoninvers.nz and whatsonsouthland.nz

DE LA MARE, Una Mary.
Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 26, 2019, at Lake Wakatipu Care Home, aged 96 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Alan, loved mother and mother-in-law of Peter, the late Mark, Philip and Ruth, David and Jill, and cherished Grandma of Tom, Bill, Lilly, Maddy, Pat, Sarah, Matt, Sam and her 6 great-grandchildren. A celebration of Una’s life will be held in St Peter’s Anglican Church, 2 Church Street, Queenstown, on Saturday, November 30, at 11.00am, followed by private cremation. Special thanks to all the nursing staff at Wakatipu Care Home. Messages to 8B Wynyard Crescent, Fernhill, Queenstown 9300.

EVANS, Kane Stephen.
Tragically as the result of a car accident on Saturday, November 22, 2019, aged 23. Much loved and cherished son of Doreen. Dearly loved grandson of Clarence and Jocelyn. Fun loving nephew of Tracy and Darryl, Nicola and the late Wayne. Loved cousin and friend of Luke, Michael and Sean; Adam, Mark, Nicholas and Thomas. Loved mate of his three four legged friends, Patch, Indie and the late Snoop. A celebration of Kane’s life will be held at the Moorings, Perriam Place, Pisa Moorings, Cromwell, on Thursday, November 28, 2019, at 1.30pm. Please wear colour. Instead of flowers Kane would appreciate donations to the SPCA www.spca.nz/donate/tlc Messages to 25 Foster Place, RD 3, Cromwell 9383; or email: [email protected]

TOWNLEY, Alexander Reed (Alex).
Peacefully at home, after he ran his last race on Tuesday, November 26, 2019.  Aged 96 years.  Dearly loved husband of Bev.  Loved father and father-in-law of Garry & Merrin, Bryan & Bronwyn, and the late Annette.  Loved grandad of Alex, Sean, Jack, Harry, and Maggie.  A service to celebrate Alex’s life will be held in the Southland Crematorium Chapel, Rockdale Road, Invercargill on Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 11:00am.  Messages to 148 Newcastle Street, Invercargill 9810 avenalpark.co.nz

Wednesday Windback- To Athenaeum and Beyond

Invercargill’s first Museum opened its doors on Dee street in 1872 as part of a Scotch Pie shop. It’s rumoured to have had a live monkey, tortoise, kiwi and kakapo through the early years along with preserved insects, stuffed birds, seals and many artifacts which kept enthusiastic foot traffic consistent.

Photo: Hocken Collection
Photo: Hocken Collection

After quickly outgrowing its wooden building, the museum was in need of expansion. In 1876 the collection shifted to an Edwardian Baroque styled premises next to post office square. The magnificently detailed Athenaeum doubled as a library, becoming Invercargill’s centre of knowledge and literary uplift.  It is also possible that Southland’s fascination with Tuatara started in the Athenaeum as records suggest a celebrity resident Tuatara roamed the shelves and was fed by a cleaner. Although impressive and functional,  it became too cramped for artifacts and the public so in 1912 the collection was re homed to the mezzanine floor of  Southland Technical College.

A.009530; Invercargill Museum; 05 May 1950; Adkin, Leslie
Photo: Te Papa Collection

Come the 1930’s proposals were underway for a new Provincial Museum located on a Queens Park site to be complete by New Zealand’s 1940 centennial. Due to financial hardships along with timber and building supply shortages of this war torn era the project was completed in 1942 at smaller scale than initially hoped. Having constructed the museum at such a challenging time was a victory for Invercargill. Minerva, a statue which had once crowned the Athenaeum, was moved to ground level outside this brand new museum.

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Photo: SMAG

Come 1959 the museum was unfortunately closed due to basically being taken for granted while operating on a shoestring budget it simply could not survive on, let alone carry out any dire repair work. Luckily public outcry triggered change in attitudes from the City Council towards the significance this museum held for Invercargill. Funding was approved for work to be carried out on an art gallery and shop extension for 1962 and in 1972 the observatory was completed. A tuatara named George was brought in around this time and caught the public’s affection immediately, likely leading to the 1974 tuatarerium extension.

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Photo: Old Invercargill Facebook

In 1990 a pyramid roof was fitted to the museum like an outer shell, keeping the old building within the newer structure and allowing for more internal space to be utilized. Gaining the highest per capita attendances for any New Zealand provincial museum in the year 1992 things were looking good. In early 2008 there were ideas of redeveloping the museum once again but due to corners being cut in Stadium Southland’s construction it collapsed after heavy snowfall in 2010 meaning funds needed re prioritizing.

photo: whatsoninvers.nz

In 2018 Invercargill’s museum closed indefinitely due to earthquake risk. Hopefully what ever form a future museum may come in, it will be built to last this time.

Southland Student Set On Satellite Success

Southland’s involvement in the international space sector is set to be boosted by a local student’s innovative idea.

Along with juggling study, NCEA exams and part-time work, 16-year-old Gore High School student, Max Balloch has set a goal to produce the world’s first satellite designed and built entirely by a group connected through social media.

His vision has captured the imagination of the international space community, with the project – called TheCommunitySat –resonating with a large online audience, even members of the European Space Agency.

At last count, more than 740 people have joined the online group, including aerospace engineers, avionics and payload experts, cloud engineers, satellite ground station engineers and university students from all over the world.

Of this, 260 supporters with specialist skills have been assigned to various teams to confirm the parameters of the project, with regular conversations held using an online meeting app.

Max said he had been overwhelmed with the interest from people wanting to be involved or support the project.

“The first few days were a nightmare. I’d clear messages and go to sleep and when I’d wake up in the morning there would be another 1000 messages. It was crazy.’’

Max said the project’s inspiration came from a comment made by Rocket Lab founder, Peter Beck, who spoke at a secondary school event organised by Southland Youth Futures (a career exploration programme led by Great South, the Southland Regional Development Agency).

Mr Beck, an ex-student of James Hargest College in Invercargill, urged students to follow their passion and promised that if any of the students built a satellite, Rocket Lab would launch it free.

Max has taken Mr Beck at his word with the idea for the project starting to take significant shape.

The collective decision is to build two small satellites, each about the size of a Rubik’s Cube, to test a theory about whether electro-magnetic tether straps can be used to de-orbit a satellite once it has come to the end of its life. One satellite will test the technology and the other will be a control device.

Max said if successful, the technology could have huge implications for satellite owners.

“Space junk is a real problem. If we can design something which provides a solution to the problem then we’ll be doing a good thing.’’

Max plans to be back at Gore High School next year as a Year 13 student, working on his satellites in his spare time. After that, he’s not quite sure where life will take him. Watch this space.

Funeral Notices – Wednesday 27th November

If you would like your lost loved one’s  death / funeral  notice or memoriam listed here, contact your funeral director for more information about this free service.

Your funeral director can also assist with the notice writing process, as well as other helpful services and advice during your time of need.

Funeral Notices is a free community service provided by whatsoninvers.nz and whatsonsouthland.nz

BARRETT, Carol.
On November 24, 2019, passed away peacefully at Nelson Hospice after a tough 3 month battle with cancer. Carol, aged 71, was surrounded by her loving family. A dearly loved and cherished Mum, Stepmum, Grannie and friend, Carol leaves a huge hole in all our lives. Messages c/- 6 Faraday Rise, Richmond, Nelson. Donations to the Nelson Hospice would be appreciated and may be made at the service. A Celebration of Carol’s life is at Shone and Shirley, 164 Tahunanui Drive, Tahunanui, 3.30pm, Saturday, November 30, followed by Refreshments at Jay and Gillian’s, 6 Faraday Rise, Richmond.

HOANI, Emily Whakaahua (Ems, Aunty Granny).
Passed away suddenly, doing what she loved, on Friday, November 22, 2019, aged 71 years. Dearly loved partner of Alan Waddell, loved mother, mother-in-law and Nanny of Aroha and Tau, Fabian, Graiden, and Krain Hauiti; Moana and Jared, Rafe, and Lane Paewai, and loved by all her brothers, sisters, nephews and nieces.
Tangi ana te ngakau kei te hinga nga roimata e rere nei te hupe i te matenga o to maua mama a Emily Whakaahua Hoani.
He uri o Ngati Pikiao no te waka o Te Arawa.
A service to celebrate Emily’s life will be held at Gore Town and Country Club, 9 Bury Street, on Thursday, November 28, at 1.00pm, followed by interment at Charlton Park Cemetery. Messages to Alan Waddell, 1112 Blackhill Road, Wendon Valley 9773.

TOWNLEY, Alexander Reed (Alex).
Peacefully at home, after he ran his last race on Tuesday, November 26, 2019.  Aged 96 years.  Dearly loved husband of Bev.  Loved father and father-in-law of Garry & Merrin, Bryan & Bronwyn, and the late Annette.  Loved grandad of Alex, Sean, Jack, Harry, and Maggie.  A service to celebrate Alex’s life will be held in the Southland Crematorium Chapel, Rockdale Road, Invercargill on Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 11:00am.  Messages to 148 Newcastle Street, Invercargill 9810 avenalpark.co.nz

WILSON, John Robert.
Of Arrowtown, died on November 19, 2019, after dealing with the challenges of parkinson’s disease over many years. Dearly loved husband of Margaret, and loved father and father-in-law of Christopher and the late Claire, and their partners, Tamsin and Yoshi. Second son of the late Roy and Kathleen Wilson, and loved brother of Garry, the late David and the late Caroline. Loved brother-in-law of Jenny and Kevin Crawford, and the late Robert Gillies, and uncle of Mark, Scott, Elyssia, Justin, Jackie and the late Anthony. A service to celebrate John’s life, his sense of adventure and his concerns for the communities and environments in which he lived will be held in St John’s Presbyterian Church Hall, Berkshire Street, Arrowtown, at 1.00pm, on December 5, followed by a private cremation. Messages to 13 Bracken Street, Arrowtown 9302.
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