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2017 Donation Recipient

posted May 31, 2017, 12:33 AM by Nigel Tomkins




Youthline are a volunteer-led support and community service for people of all ages, backgrounds and concerns with profound focus on the needs of New Zealand’s youth.

Youthline services include:

  • Helpline support
  • Face-to-face counselling and psychotherapy
  • Community education
  • Youth group facilitation
  • Volunteer development opportunities

Youthline 24/7 Helpline

  • Everyday, anytime you need Youthline - Youthline are here to help!
  • Free Call Youthline on 0800 37 66 33
  • Free Text Youthline on 234
  • Email Youthline on talk@youthline.co.nz
Whatever way you choose to contact Youthline, what you tell Youthline will remain confidential.

You do not need to be in a crisis to call. Youthline non-judgemental counsellors will support you through any issue that is important to you, no matter how urgent.

Help Youthline Helpline

You can become a Youthline volunteer and join Youthline in our pursuit of changing lives a phone call - or text or email - at a time.

To find out how you can get involved and learn more about our counselling services & the Community Education Programme:

Gilchrists Store

posted May 25, 2017, 1:34 AM by Nigel Tomkins

Contact Address: 
3353 Ida Valley, Omakau Road, Oturehua 
Phone: 03 444 5808 
After Hours: 03 444 5090 
Email: shop@gilchriststore.co.nz 

Gilchrists Store in Oturehua will be open 
  • Friday7.30am to 5pm
  • Saturday 8am to 4pm
  • Sunday 10am to 4pm.

Beckers Oturehua for Fuel

posted May 25, 2017, 1:26 AM by Nigel Tomkins

Open Friday - 8am to 5pm, 
Saturday - 9am to 4pm,
Sunday -  Closed.

Beckers Transport - Oturehua

Street Address
3342 Ida Valley - Omakau Road,
Oturehua, Central Otago 9387
New Zealand
Phone: 03 440 2159
Fax: 03 4445851
Web: www.beckerstrans.co.nz

Challenge Ranfurly

posted May 25, 2017, 1:03 AM by Nigel Tomkins   [ updated May 25, 2017, 1:09 AM ]

5 Northland Street, Ranfurly

03 444 9011

Opening Hours Winter:
Mon-Fri 7:30am-7:30pm
Sat-Sun 8:00am-7:30pm
Fuel



Services


Brass Monkey cold comfort

posted Jun 3, 2016, 1:10 PM by Nigel Tomkins

http://www.odt.co.nz/regions/otago/385682/brass-monkey-cold-comfort

By Lynda van Kempen on Sat, 4 Jun 2016
The Regions: Otago
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Snow to low levels, massive bonfire ready, hundreds of black leather-clad motorcyclists on the way to Oturehua - yes, it must be Brass Monkey time.

A series of hard frosts this week put smiles on the faces of the participants in the 36th annual Brass Monkey motorcycle rally.

Dozens of them camped at the rally site next to the Idaburn dam last night and the event officially gets under way today.

"There's snow on the side of the road and it's expected to be freezing overnight and again on Sunday as everyone's heading away, but that sort of weather is what bikers come here for - the colder the better,'' organising committee member John Willems said yesterday.

About 500 people registered early for the rally but organisers were expecting 1000 or more to turn up, he said.

"You don't really know numbers until they start rolling in the gate.''

The event, run by a subcommittee of the Otago Motorcycle Club, attracted 1300 people last year.

Rising compliance costs threatened to put the brakes permanently on the rally but after consulting with bikers and residents of the host district - Ida Valley- it was decided to continue on with the event, Mr Willems said.

A "huge'' bonfire will keep the rally-goers warm tonight and smaller piles of firewood were dotted around the rally site.

"The forecast is for a good frost and they love it when the temperature dips below zero,'' he said.

A vast array of bikes will be on display and motorcyclists from all walks of life are regulars at the rally.

The Oturehua Winter Sports Club raises funds for community projects by doing the catering.

lynda.van.kempen@odt.co.nz

Shop 2016 - Pre Orders Now Available.

posted May 6, 2016, 6:32 PM by Nigel Tomkins   [ updated May 17, 2016, 12:34 PM ]

2016 Rally Gear

  • Make sure you don't miss out on a Brass Monkey T-Shirt or Hoodie, plus get the bonus of a choice of T-Shirt colour.
  • Pre-ordered items can be picked up on the Saturday of the Rally at the Souvenir Shop between 10 am and 7 pm.
  • Prices are;
    • $28 adults T-Shirts (S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL, 5XL) on Black, Navy, or Slate T-Shirts, Navy and Slate will be available for pre-orders only.  At the Rally, we will only have Black T-Shirts for sale. 
    • $18 Kids sizes 8, 10, 12, 14. On Black T-Shirt.
    • $55 adults Zip Hoodies (S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL). All in black. 
    • Cloth Badge $7.
  • Please note: Both graphic designs are available for pre-order on Hoodies, but at the Rally we will only be offering one of this year's two options (the most popular one from pre-orders), so pre-ordering may be your only chance to get the hoodie in the design you prefer. 

Ribbon Black

Black Ribbon T - $18.00

Black Face

Black Face T - $18.00

2015 Rally Gear Now Available for Pre-Order

posted Apr 30, 2015, 7:53 PM by Nigel Tomkins

Pre-orders close 13th May, this way you will not miss out, the goods are to be picked up at the Rally on Saturday at the Souvenir Shop between 10am and 7pm. 

Both graphic designs are available for pre-order on hoodies, but at the Rally we will only be offering one of this year's two designs (the more popular one from pre-orders), so pre ordering may be your only chance to get the hoodie in the design you prefer.


Otago Community Hospice Donation 2014

posted Aug 11, 2014, 2:41 AM by Nigel Tomkins

Otago Community Hospice Donation 2014

Quote Otago Community Hospice ; "We've had Brendan McMahon, one of the organisers of the Brass Monkey, at the hospice this morning with a donation of $4,000! We have to fundraise $2 million this financial year and support like this from our community really makes all the difference. Thanks to the Brass Monkey for choosing to support us!"

OnTheMove

posted May 27, 2014, 3:58 AM by Nigel Tomkins

OnTheMove
Helping you make smarter travel choices - https://onthemove.govt.nz/

Do you want to know before you hit the state highway whether there’s anything that could delay your arrival at your destination?

Then the travel information service OnTheMove is for you. It’s a fully customisable travel information service that provides information to travellers prior to their journey, about road and driving conditions, incidents and road works taking place on New Zealand’s state highways.

Let us know where and when you travel on the state highway network and OnTheMove will provide you with tailored email notifications for those routes and/or areas during the time periods you specify.

The emails will inform you about what is happening and advise of any associated impacts on road users, in addition to providing any relevant advice or extra information such as any known detour routes. Updates via email will be provided automatically as key details change, provided they change during the time period you’ve subscribed to.

Minor incidents and general traffic congestion won’t be sent out as an alert. Only major events that may disrupt state highway traffic or require caution will be reported to subscribers. Some weeks you won’t receive any alerts and others, particularly in winter, you may receive a lot. It’s all about giving you a heads-up before you travel about significant incidents along the state highway network so you can make smart travel choices – perhaps delaying your journey or using an alternative route if it’s an option.

OnTheMove builds on the existing travel information services the NZTA already offers to our state highway users and contributes towards helping our road users make smarter travel choices. Go here to find out more information about the other travel information services we offer.

The Easy Hearts latest single "Turning Again" is in the running to receive funding for a NZ on Air video grant...

posted Apr 29, 2014, 2:36 PM by Nigel Tomkins   [ updated Apr 29, 2014, 2:49 PM ]

The Easy Hearts latest single...

The Easy Hearts latest single "Turning Again" is in the running to receive funding for a NZ on Air video grant, votes now!!
People can vote by following the link below.

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