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July 8, 2013 July 2013 Comments Off on HARBINGER OF AUTUMN

Harbinger-of-AutumnYou know autumn has arrived when the grass verges around town sprout their fairy rings of mushrooms and, less temptingly, puffballs and scary looking ‘witches eggs’ or lace caps.

Conditions must have been good this year for fungi. Check out these colourful toadstools straight out of a volume of fairytales. This has to be the quintessential fungus, with its pretty white spots and scarlet cap, one of the most recognisable and widely encountered in popular culture. … Continue Reading

Greytown Little Theatre

July 8, 2013 July 2013 Comments Off on Greytown Little Theatre

The son threatens his father in the production of Antigone by the Greytown Little Theatre The father is Creon, the Greek King. His son is the hot-tempered Haemon, played by Colton Stuart of Martinborough, who is in love with Antigone, a daughter of King Oedipus. 

This modern adaptation by Seamus Heaney is the New Zealand premiere of the Greek drama by Sophocles. The Director for Antigone is Patrick Craddock who is now residing in Greytown after working overseas for some years. He has directed a number of plays both in New Zealand and abroad including The Bad Seed, No Exit, Antony and Cleopatra, Macbeth, Medea, Ferringhi and Pinocchio.

“This adaptation of the ancient Sophocles Play is dramatic with its modern dialogue and it will engage audiences of all ages.  The personality of each character is sharply drawn and there is constant tension and the resolution of these conflicts throughout the play.”

The arena staging is intimate and engaging for the audience. With the new lighting bar being erected to support the atmosphere of the drama, it should be an exciting Wairarapa theatrical event when Antigone come onto the stage with her opening words. There are the actors, glorious costumes and exciting stage action ”

Tickets for “Antigone” are available from The Village Art Shop, Greytown 3048255 and at the Theatre Door. Prices are $10 for students and $15 for adults.

Performance dates are Friday 19, Saturday 20 July at 8 pm with a matinee on Sunday 21 July at 2 pm. With further performances on Thursday, Friday and Saturday 25, 26 and 27 July at 8 pm.


July 8, 2013 July 2013, Sports Comments Off on GOLF CLUB NEWS

I have been to many sporting fixtures in my time but on Friday 21 June I was at a function for the Grumpy’s when I heard the biggest load of rubbish in announcing the winner of the Grumpy’s Cup – but it was amazing, and the lucky recipient of the cup was Michael Hatrick. My thanks to Terry Blacktop for such a brilliant evening.
The 9 holers are holding their own and are going from strength to strength; the results keep on coming through every week and Pat Wood has had a stellar month.

The 18 hole ladies held a very successful open day during the month where a hole in one was scored by a visitor from Karori, Lillian Lai. Club winners on the day were Sandra Peterson, Kaye McIsaac, Marilyn McKenzie and Marie Scrimshaw. … Continue Reading

From the Mayor

July 8, 2013 July 2013, Regular Features Comments Off on From the Mayor

Council have just finished hearing submissions to this year’s annual plan.  While the number of submissions received was modest (probably reflecting the ‘business as usual’ nature of the Plan) the increase in requests for grant funding was noticeable. 

It appears that as other avenues of funding become increasingly tight, organisations are turning to Councils for assistance.  The arguments for supporting these causes are always around the good of the district.  … Continue Reading