Rear View Mirror – A Look Back At The Week

May 24, 2016
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Well, what a week its been and a big week ahead.

Firstly congratulations to John Edminston and his merry bunch of organisers for running another first class sold out Bluff Oyster and Seafood Festival.

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From all accounts a great time was had by all and everyone enjoyed the sumptuous feast provided by the seas around us.

In another line of work I came across a few people that came away from far away places and they thoroughly enjoyed the event.

Looks like the spillover was seen in some Invers bars and restaurant’s. A couple of restaurateur’s we spoke to said they had a very busy Saturday night.

And what about the weather turning turtle on us. Gone are those balmy days of autumn to be replaced by the best that winter can dish up. And winter doesn’t officially start til June 1st !

Have you checked out the exclusive pics from some of those people caught out by the blizzard by Piano Flat? We are so lucky to have people in the right places!

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What’s On Invers got exclusive photo’s and supplied all the major New Zealand media outlets including Fairfax, NZ Herald, RadioNZ, One News, Prime News, TV3/Newshub, MSN

It’s Budget week and purse string controller Bill English will deliver is pronouncements on Thursday. Mind you, we know most of it by the stream of orchestrated announcements over recent days.

Arguably more importantly, Fonterra will announce its first farm gate price for milk solids this week. Lets hope there is some cheery news here but indications are that it looks to be more of the same.

Speaking of dairy, its a massive time for the dairy industry and anyone who has anything to do with it. It’s the lead up to Gypsy Day. June 1st, the day when many farm sales go through, sharemilker’s and their families move from one farm to another and herds are moved from one farm to another.

It’s a hugely stressful time and certainly not helped by the weather going pear shaped.

Its also a busy time for the people in suits who have to make sure that all i’s are dotted and t’s crossed.

Whatever the weather, transactions worth many millions of dollars are processed for Gypsy Day.

Congratulations to everyone nominated for awards at the annual Southland Sports Awards. Its always a prestigious occasion and we’ll post the winners and grinners as soon as we get them. Check out the full list of finalists here!

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Another big story was news that owners of Bill Richardson Transport World have purchased a 300+ motorbike collection and plan on locating it in the Inner city. Check out the WOI exclusive videos of the bike collection coming to our fine city.

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And congratulations to the purchaser of the South Invers Mall…and paying the deposit in folding stuff!

We hear that he is going to roll his sleeves up and spruce it up. The work that South Alive has done along with others is making this a go ahead area.

Before we go our condolences to Maureen Jenkins and family on the passing of Peter Jenkins. Peter was a stalwart of Invercargill Operatic Society and Invercargill Repertory on stage and behind the scenes for many years. A big loss.

 

Cheers
Mal

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