12 November 2013


Spring has arrived at last and despite a fairly warm winter it is still good to feel the warmth of the sun and see the lambs in the paddocks. We lost a couple of trees on the Domain during the very heavy snow fall in July and the strong winds have helped a few more along in the forest. Trees located near to power lines need to be kept trimmed and away from the power lines. Please contact Otago Power Services (Mark Wray) on 03 4190111 for trees that are near wires etc as some services are free.

New Members

We would like to welcome Joanne Herd, Margaret Hughes and Shirley Scott to Naseby Vision; it is great to have new members join. We now total 290. If you know anyone who would like to join Naseby Vision please put them in touch with one of the committee members.


The Naseby Vision AGM is to be held on Monday 28th October 2013 in the Naseby Town Hall. The meeting will commence at 10:00am. Everyone is welcome. There is a resolution to amend the Naseby Vision Rules this year. An invitation to consider joining the Committee and a proxy form will be sent to you separately.
“Naseby:  A History - To Everything There is a Season”
There are only a few copies of this book left. They would make an ideal Christmas present. To avoid disappointment you can purchase your copy from the Naseby General Store, Naseby Information and Craft, The Museum, T Books’ n Things (Ranfurly) or Paper plus (Otago wide) at a cost of $49.99.
AED Machine (Automated External Defibrillator)
The AED machine has been relocated to the Royal Hotel due to the closure of the Ancient Briton. We would like to extend our warmest thanks to the Ancient Briton for hosting the AED. Access to the machine is only available if the Hotel is open. It was decided to relocate to The Royal for several reasons; 1. Central location in the Township, 2. Accessibility, 3. Statistically, you are more likely to be in need of its services in the evening/night time. 4. There are likely to be more people around to offer assistance at the Royal Hotel, 5. The machine needs a secure, warm environment to function properly and to prolong the life of the battery.
Naseby Lamp Light Project
The heritage lamp project continues to cause headaches and delays due to the snow and its aftermath, plus escalating costs associated with cabling and suitable locations. A working bee for the trenching and concreting has been organised for the weekend commencing November 9th/ 10th 2013. Everyone is welcome, please can you contact Stewart Francis (03 444 9935) if you can help.
Quiz Night
The Information Office will be holding their annual fundraiser on Sunday 27th October. This is a hugely popular night with tables selling out quickly. Get your team together and register by calling the information Office on 03 444 9961.
Children Day (1st January)
A volunteer is needed to take over from Bill Morice as the Co-ordinator of this hugely successful event. Bill has done a fantastic job and is stepping down due to family health reasons. Please contact Bill if you are able to help on 03 444 8369. Bill has put together a “how to manual” and would be happy to mentor his successor.
Car Show 

The Naseby Car Show will be held on the Recreation Ground, Naseby on Saturday 2nd November from 10.00am until 4.00pm.  There will be something for everyone with a fascinating line-up of cars, motorcycles and machinery of all ages, entertainment, kids’ activities, People's Choice awards and spot prizes, mystery object challenge, food stalls, car-boot sales, stalls and much more.  Entry is by purchase of a $5.00 ticket which goes into a draw. School children are free.  Any enquiries to Brian (03) 444 9507, Rae (03)444 8269 or Eric on (03) 444 9996.
Happy Birthday Athenaeum
The Naseby Athenaeum will celebrate its 140th birthday with a ‘get-together’ at the Athenaeum on Saturday 5th October, 10.30am.  Anyone with an interest in the Naseby Athenaeum is welcome to attend.  An RSVP would be helpful for catering purposes, call Marilyn on 4449 996 or Deirdre on 4449 069 for more information.
Missing Precious Book
The Athenaeum is on the lookout for a copy of the book compiled by Naseby school pupils for the Centennial Exhibition in 1939.   The shelf copy has been missing for some years now and we would like to replace it.  If there is a copy hiding on your shelf you would be prepared to donate to the Naseby Athenaeum we would love to hear from you.  Please contact the Librarian, Dawn Lowien, or secretary Marilyn Swinbourn (444 9996).
Positively Maniototo
Is a locally produced newspaper printed and distributed free across Maniototo.  It can also be viewed online at the start of each month at maniototo.co.nz/contacts and links.  Past editions can also be viewed.  For more information, articles to submit or advertising, contact Amie Pont on 03 4449993.
Kath Thomas
Kath Thomas
Congratulations to Kath Thomas as a recipient of a 2013 Central Otago Community Service Award received at a presentation evening in Roxburgh recently.

Maniototo Markets
The market will be held on the Village Green in Ranfurly on Saturday 26th October, that’s the Saturday of Labour Weekend. This is a fundraiser for Burn729am, the local community radio station and supports many community groups in the area.  It’s a wonderful morning out, an ideal opportunity to stock up the cake tins and maybe visit the Ranfurly Art Deco Gallery.  Call (03) 444 9729 to book a stall or for more information.  Maniototo Markets are also on Facebook.
A garment from the Eden Hore Collection.
Eden Hore Fashion Collection
Eden Hore Collection recently purchased by CODC and is now stored at Central Stories Alexandra. There will be a business plan developed by the CODC as to the future of the collection somewhere in Central Otago. Of course we hope that the collection will be housed in a purpose built building in Naseby.
Further funds have been awarded to this fantastic project to restore the historic headstones at the cemetery.
Steve Wiedmer
Now lives in Naseby and is available to do lawn mowing by arrangement Steve can be contacted on (03) 4448343.
Naseby Trades List
This has been updated and will be sent out to you by separate cover.
Roll on the long summer days.
Tracy de Woeps