Nelson Leader : August 22nd 2013
30 THE NELSON LEADER, AUGUST 22, 2013 NEWS 5548192AA Some of the items up for grabs are: A Helicopter New Zealand flight to D'Urville Island and accommodation at the D'Urville Island Wilderness Resort. A night's accommodation at the Punakaiki Resort A signed Harlem Globetrotters shirt A painting by Lloyd Harwood Restaurant and cafe vouchers, A dolphin cruise, Hoglund glass art, Jewellery, Homeware and lots more. FREE ENTRY TO THE AUCTION FROM 8:00PM When: Wednesday August 28 Quiz begins at 7pm (Tables must be booked) Where: Ernest Rutherford Retirement Village, Stoke Contact: 545-9864 All proceeds go towards the BBBS Nelson Youth Mentoring Programme QUIZ & AUCTION All sorts of treasures are up for grabs at our silent and live auctions so make sure you're there to bid. to learn more phone 03 546 2835 Get your ads working for you Useful tips for advertising #2 Your advert needs to stand out from the crowd and grab people's attention -- a fantastic heading or visual can do this well. We can help make your advert POP! MAKE A STATEMENT Brightwater Wine and Food festival on again By LAURA BASHAM Back again: A sunshade umbrella is caught in a gust of wind and turned inside out at the Brightwater Wine and Food Festival at Greys Vineyard, Brightwater, last year. Photo: VIRGINIA WOOLF The Brightwater Wine and Food Festival is being revived. After a disastrous event two years ago when just 800 people turned up, the Rotary Club of Richmond is taking back run- ning the festival, confident it can rebuild it to its previous 2000-plus crowd. A back-to-basics festival will be held next year on Sunday, February 16, at its Brightwater Winery venue where past suc- cessful events have been held, club chairman Pete Glue said. Tickets will be a more afford- able $15, instead of the $50 charged last time. The festival date had also cla- shed with other events, and after the low turnout the club made a $30,000 loss. Organisers have also ensured it will not clash with the February 2 Sarau Festival. Mr Glue said the food festival had returned more than $230,000 to the community over the years. It has been a success eight out of nine years, he said. If you were a business you would say you had one bad year. You don t throw the baby out with the bathwater, we say how can we improve what we re doing. The back-to-basics event would include local food, wine, beer and entertainment and would be run with support from the Wanderers Rugby Football Club, Volunteer Fire Service, Scouts and local schools, he said. We re going to make it a fun day at a lovely location, he said. The public would be encour- aged to use cycleways to get to the venue and the club planned to have a system to get them home safely where they could leave their bikes there and get a bus home. Money raised at the festival would go local organisations, the Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter and Rotary com- munity service projects in the area. Stallholders wanting to be at the festival can contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Flowers on song for Daffodil Day Colourful: Roseanne Armstrong of Richmond is one of the guest artists at the show next weekend. Spring is in the air, and the Nel- son Cancer Society will be say- ing it with flowers next week- end, with a floral fundraiser in Motueka. Let the flowers sing is the theme for the Motueka Floral Art Circle s fifth fundraising variety performance for the Nel- son society, on Saturday, August 31, at 1.30pm in the Motueka Memorial Hall. The two-hour show will fea- ture visiting and local floral designers and performers. Past shows have raised just over $7000 to contribute to Daffodil Day appeals. This year the show will fea- ture Roseanne Armstrong from Richmond demonstrating sculp- tural designs. Roseanne has been working on structures made from grape prunings, embellished with metal and flowers. Jan Holt of Hira likes to use freely obtained material, such as willow and flax, and the exotic along with daffodils. The other visiting demon- strator will be Barbara Higgins of Marlborough. Motueka designers are Pam Canton and Shirley Frater. Tickets at $20 are available at Westrupp Jewellers or at the door. Daffodils will be for sale at the end of the performance.
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