26 November 2017

Ancient Briton makes the papers - yet again

Wow, Adrian and the team are on the go again, this time with a new inhouse beer.
This great article was in the ODT on Wed 22 Nov.  Check it out.

THE town of Naseby now has a brewery —its first in more than 100 years.
The little plant is in the Ancient Briton, the first hotel to be built in the goldmining settlement in 1863, and just along the road from where the Mt Ida Brewery was opened in 1870 and produced ales called XXX and XXXX.
Publican Adrian Hood and a mate, Zane Hemingway, started with a porter a few weeks ago and now have a cider as well on tap in the bar.
Zane is in the liquor industry, has experience of micro breweries, and makes 50 litres at a time.
The Ancient Briton, which doubled as a hospital in its early years, recently won a Taste Central award for alamb dish.

22 November 2017

Xmas is Nearly Here

Not many sleeps to go now, and in typical Naseby fashion, there's already been heaps of things happening around Naseby, with lots more planned for the summer.

Last Sunday saw a great day for the Community Cup.  Seven teams from the Maniototo competed in a lot of fun activities.  Congratulations to Patearoa who won this year.  Naseby came in 2nd place which was also a great effort.  A huge thanks to the organising group for this, and the volunteers on the day.  They really do make these events a great outing for everyone.

Night Skies - there are two new books available from the Athenaeum.  The Practical Guide to the Night Sky, by Jane A Green, and The Backyard Astronomer's Guide by Terence Dickinson.  

8 November 2017

Ancient Briton wins Supreme Award for Eat Taste Central

What a huge congratulations to the Ancient Briton, and Jan and Adrian for winning the supreme award with their Provenance Lamb Shoulder, slow cooked and served with grilled haloumi, caramelised shallots, roast yams, turnip and root vegetable medley and a sweet sherry jus.    Also to Dave and Glenys Crutchley who "grew" the lamb.  You can see the full article if you click on the link below.

28 October 2017


The petanque courts have now been cleaned up, and are available for use.  There is a donation box on the gate.  So go and enjoy a fun and social game next time you're looking for something to do.  You will need to bring your own balls (is that what they're called??).  The courts are located next to the Fire Station.

25 October 2017

Naseby: A History Book, by Keith Scott

This book is now out of print, but it continues to be available in digital format via an online book store for $15.  You can connect to the book on the MeBooks web site via the link below.

Naseby: A History

Naseby Vision AGM

Last Monday we held our AGM.  Thanks to all those who attended.  It's always useful to get the input and feedback from the locals and cribbies about projects, events and plans.

John's chairman's report is available now.
Chairman's Report

It was great to see so many people about over Labour week-end, and there was also a lot of different activities over the week-end for everyone to enjoy.  I didn't quite get around to taking photos of the various happenings, but between biking, fireworks, boot sales, petanque, golf, quizzes and track clearing, there was plenty to keep everyone occupied.

And now it's getting ready for the big Red Jolly Fellow to arrive in a few months time.  Roll on Xmas.