28 July 2014


This is a quick note to wish you all a very happy Christmas time and to send you good wishes for 2014.
As from the AGM at Labour Weekend, we are very pleased to announce the inclusion of Keith Beck and Nick Simpson on the Naseby Vision Committee. John Crawford has agreed to continue as the Chairman, Stuart Hore as Deputy Chairman and Hilary Allison continues as Secretary/Treasurer. The other committee members are: Marilyn and Eric Swinbourn, Andrew Stewart, Philip Ballard and Stew Francis.

The financial members attending the AGM unanimously agreed to vary Rule 9(ii) to read “to decide whether or not to appoint an auditor for the ensuing year”.

Naseby Vision Incorporated Society has a postal box at the Naseby Store - No 79.

Naseby Town Heritage Lamps Project
By the end of next week, 14 lamp posts will be in place, with the last 3 (at Evan’s Lane, St George’s Church and opposite 51 Derwent Street) being erected with a working bee on the 1st of February. An extraordinary vote of thanks is extended to James Hazlett, Robbie Dobson, Stew Francis and the Maniototo Lions, Naseby Vision Committee members and the Black Forest CafĂ©.  It has been an amazing effort so far for which the words thank you doesn’t seem enough.

Cell phone tower
Two years have passed by the date we were first promised that the tower with cell phone coverage and fast data retrieval abilities would be in place. The committee has been making enquiries every few months as to progress. As the site is pastoral lease land this has meant “a level of complexity” to gain a lease. This is in the “final” stages of the process and as yet to gain Historic Places Trust approval and Resource Management Act consent. (Endeavours were made to have a temporary cell phone tower in place over the holiday period and we are still waiting an outcome.)

In the new year we will be reminding the Minister of these delays and the potential risks and lost opportunities to Naseby with its inadequate communication options.

Naseby Vision website
We have contracted assistance to redesign the website and enhance the accessibility – take a look on www.nasebyvision.org.nz. There a number of items still needing to be updated, it’s still work in progress.

Recycling Area
We have asked for more frequent rubbish pick ups but if you can help keep the area tidy and phone 4449220 if the bins are too full that would be good.

Wheelie bins
Bins will be emptied on Saturday 30th December and the 4th of January.

Family Fun Day
The 1st of January at 1.00pm will again be the Family Fun Day on the Recreation Ground thanks to David Crutchley and Family to whom we all owe a big vote of thanks! Helpers at the end of the day will be very welcome.

Other things on:-
28 December – Garden tour – tickets at the Naseby store
28 December – Naseby Book Sale – in the Naseby Town Hall at 10.00am.
29 December – Lions Steptoe Auction – open 10.00am to accept goods and the sale begins at 2.00pm.
03 January - Crockery Bob’s – at the Rugby Club rooms Patearoa at 10.00am
11 January – Burn Pool Party - at the Ranfurly Pool from 11 – 2.00pm $2 per child
12 January – St Bathan’s Fete – starts at 10.00am and usually it has very interesting and good quality stalls.

“Naseby:  A History - To Everything There is a Season”
There are 23 copies of the book left undistributed, and copies are available 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

Eden Hore Fashion Collection
Eden Hore Collection recently purchased by CODC and is now stored at Central Stories Alexandra. The CODC reports that progressing the business plan over the first half of next year will be a priority and as part of that they will come to talk with Naseby Vision. We are very keen to see the collection based in Naseby of course.

Naseby Cemetery
The information panel is in place and is very attractive. Janice Remnant (Property Facilities Officer CODC) thanked Kath Thomas and Hazel Harrison very much for their expert advice and support during the long process. More of the at- risk headstones have been repaired but we are still fund raising to complete those on the list.

A Family Gathering
Descendants of Jim and Alma Tallenhire are gathering on the Rec at 2.00pm on 8 February 2013. Family and friends are invited to bring a rug or chair and afternoon tea to share memories, stories and photographs. If the weather is not permitting, the gathering will be at the Royal Hotel.

Welcome to Debbie and Wayne at the Ancient Briton
The Ancient Briton is now open 6 days a week (not Monday) for business as usual plus wi-fi, and refurbished unit accommodation. Debbie invites you to try their revised menu, and also to sample Sergio’s Specials by their Italian chef on the weekends.

Positively Maniototo
For a lively source of information for things happening across the Maniototo drop in on www.maniototo.co.nz and click on the link to the Positively Maniototo newsletter which is a valuable resource.

Changes in access to tracks in the Forest
Fences and gates still allow access to walkers and cyclists, but for horses and motor bikes it might pay to check.