2016-05-09


Big weekend of celebrations planned for Ice Rink 25th

 
Maniototo Ice Rink celebrates 25th years of operation with a weekend of activities in Naseby over 17th, 18th & 19th June 2016.  The current committee is making contact with past members, managers, supporters, skaters, curlers, anyone who has enjoyed a connection with the Rink, to include them in this milestone weekend.   Please spread the word and ensure as many of those first ‘movers and shakers’ are included.

Friday 17th June – celebration dinner at Naseby Lodge, $40.00 per person.   Open to anyone with an interest in the early days of the Rink

Saturday 18th June (daytime) – Activities at the Rink including curling, ice hockey and skating – entry $5.00 per person or $15 per family. 

Saturday 18th June (evening) – Highland Ball at Naseby Town Hall – tickets $40.00 per person (on sale in mid-May at Naseby store or direct from Hazel)

Sunday 19th June – barbecue lunch at the Rink with ice activities and a general catch-up

To register interest contact Hazel Harrison  03 4449 937 or ladyjayne@clear.net.nz

2016-05-06

High speed broadband available in Naseby in late May

The days of frustratingly slow internet speeds are almost over!

Naseby Vision has been working with Chorus over the past year to try and facilitate an improvement in the town’s broadband services. The good news is that Chorus has given Naseby’s case priority and will be upgrading, weather permitting, our broadband service to ADSL2+ which equates to a download speed of 10 – 20 Mbit/sec in late May.  A dramatic improvement on what we currently have.

For those living within 900 metres of the Derwent Street cabinet, the news is even better. They will have the option to upgrade to VDSL, which has download speeds of better than 20Mbit/sec.

To make the most of these vastly improved speeds many homes will have to upgrade their aging modems with a new ADSL2+ modem, otherwise there will only be a minor incremental difference to your service. New modems cost upwards of $100, however Naseby Vision plans to talk to suppliers and arrange discounted prices for Naseby Vision members.
 
The new high speed internet will have substantial benefits for local businesses and residents. Naseby Vision is planning to run a workshop after the new service starts to help people explore the benefits that the new service will open up, such as more efficient business management solutions and the new entertainment options such as Lightbox and Netflix.