Monthly Archives: November 2009
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$10.00 entry per person and $5.00 per item to be valued. Limit 3.
Refreshments will be on sale throughout the day. Private Insurance appraisals available on Friday night and Sunday morning. Information and bookings Lynette 768 7887.
Date: 28 November 2009
Location: St Johns
Venue: St John Headquarters, Waterwalk Rd
Cost: $10.00 entry and $5.00 per item – limit 3
Contact:  Lynette
Organisation:  St Johns
Phone:  03 7687887

This reunion has been organized by the following volunteers who make up the Reunion Committee: Colin Spark (Chairman) Roseann Leask (Secretary) Harold Leask Kevin Frewin
Bill Hunt Charlie Blanchett Alan Giles (Treasurer)

. The Book: The committee has organized the compilation and printing of the book Memories of Dispatch on the history of the Foundry, the evening meal, arranged the Shantytown tour and the tour of Dispatch & Garlic Ltd and organ1zed the get-together at the Greymouth Workingmen’s Club. The supper on Sunday has been sponsored by local businesses whose owners are past employees of Dispatch. No payments have been made to any committee members or profits gathered from any of the scheduled events. The committee has attempted to break even on the printing of the book which will be provided on arrival at the event. The registration fee will cover printing and stationery costs as well as postage and other miscellaneous expenses incurred in the organization and running of this event.

. The Dinner: It is intended that formality is kept to a minimum so that people can talk to each other and so nothing formal will be organized for the dinner other than the fact that the hostess has requested that we start at 7:00 p.m. sharp. We will show slides of historical photographs during the evening meal and perhaps invite some of those present to share memories as recorded in the Grey River Argus during coffee time, if they so wish. The three course meal will consist of a main course, dessert and tea or coffee to finish.

. Shantytown Tour: For those interested in taking the opportunity to visit (or revisit) Shantytown, you will learn of plans to recreate a foundry, based on Dispatch, during the early 1900s and even see the development of this project. You could also learn about the new Steam Engine school operating there in association with Tai Poutini Polytechnic, offering qualifications in the maintenance and operation of these machines. A local tour operator’s bus service will collect you, take you to Shantytown, leave you for several hours and then return you to Greymouth. Matt and Lynda Lysaght, principals of Kea West Coast Tours have reduced their price for transporting you to and from Shantytown from $15 to $10 and the Shantytown Trust have reduced their entry price from $25 to $10. The organisers wish to thank them for their consideration and ask Reunion Guests to consider supporting this visit.

. Dispatch Tour: The tour of Dispatch and Garlic Ltd will give you the opportunity to reminisce on-site but we must warn you that under the new owners, the business has changed considerably. However, the building is pretty much as it was when Dispatch Engineering Ltd relinquished ownership. We appreciate the fact that the current owners have given us this opportunity.

. Get Together: The Sunday afternoon event is considered the highlight where reunion participants can mingle and talk to friends over a drink or two. It is intended to commence at 3:00 p.m. but if you wish to arrive a bit later, this will not be a problem. This is an informal gathering and a key opportunity to share early recollections with past workmates. A sponsored supper will be provided in the early evening to enable travellers to leave earlier if they wish and the organising committee wish to acknowledge the following sponsors of this event: K Frewin (R & N Trading Ltd), A Giles (Westland Lawnmower Service), E and P Gray (Gray Brothers’ Ltd), G Liddell, (G T Liddell Engineering Ltd), L Swinburn (E-Quip Ltd) and A Becker.

The Dispatch Foundry Co. Ltd. Reunion Committee members wish to thank all of our sponsors for their support of this event – one which is probably unlikely to be repeated.

Date: 28 November 2009 – 29 November 2009
Location: Reunion Committee
Venue: Various Reunion covers full weekend of activities
Cost: Registration $20.00 + Dinner etc
Contact:  Reunion Committee
Organisation:  Reunion Committee

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Sections include: Juniors, seniors, ladies and teams. Excellent prizes to be won including $1,00.00 Sports Shopping Spree.

Lake Brunner, famous for its fishing, is located 31 kilometres from Greymouth on the West Coast of New Zealand. Moana is a tiny settlement at the edge of Lake Brunner.

New Zealand’s rivers and lakes are perfect for freshwater fly, salmon or trout fishing. Join a freshwater fishing guide on a Lake Brunner or Moana, West Coast, New Zealand, fishing trip.

Select fly fishing, salmon fishing and trout fishing in Lake Brunner or Moana, West Coast, New Zealand, from the list below. Alternatively select a different West Coast area.

 

Date: 27 November 2009 – 29 November 2009
Contact: Moana Hotel
Phone: 03 738 0083
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Steve Williams (Tiger Wood’s caddy) will be there and 25 North Island cars
Date: 21 November 2009
Venue: Greenstone Park
Cost: Ad $10 Ch $5 Family $25
Contact:  Glenda Mcminn 03 768 9196
Phone:  Ray Parkinson 03 762 6667

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Phil Garland is one of New Zealand’s true musical treasures, a respected folklorist and a musical balladeer who has recorded 17 albums. His mission for over 30 years has been to gather and preserve for posterity, the songs and stories of New Zealand.

Phil and his band ‘Bush Telegraph’ are available to present Bush, Folk and Country Music for Festivals, Barn Dances, Ceilidhs, Hoedowns, Bars, Schools and Conventions. Superb entertainment for all types of social occasions.

Phil Garland is one of New Zealand’s true musical treasures, a respected folklorist and a musical balladeer who has recorded 17 albums. His mission for over 30 years has been to gather and preserve for posterity, the songs and stories of New Zealand.

Phil and his band ‘Bush Telegraph’ are available to present Bush, Folk and Country Music for Festivals, Barn Dances, Ceilidhs, Hoedowns, Bars, Schools and Conventions. Superb entertainment for all types of social occasions.

Date: 14 November 2009
Venue: Shantytown 6.30pm
Cost: $40.00 Adults
Contact:  Shantytown
Phone:  7626334 or Grey i-SITE 7685101
You are invited…..Come along for an evening of information and tips about toddler toilet training. There will be pull up’s samples plus supper provided and a toilet training RAFFLE available.
Numbers limited….register early by phoning either Stacey 768 7706 or Donna 736 9994.
See you there!
***REGISTRATIONS ESSENTIAL***
Date: 11 November 2009
Location: Greymouth
Venue: Hotel 7.30-9pm
Cost: Free!
Contact:  Stacey
Organisation:  Greymouth Parents Centre
Phone:  03 768 7706

An event for everyone, young and old. come down to Greenstone Park and have some fun.

Date: 7 November 2009
Venue: Greenstone Park
Cost: Ad $10 Ch $5 Family $25
Contact:  Glenda Mcminn 03 768 9196
Phone:  Ray Parkinson 03 762 6667
Greymouth Parents Centre provides and sets up the venue, heating, advertising, parking, trestle tables…all for a small cost to hire a trestle/space from which you can sell your pre-loved items such as clothing, furniture, toys, strollers, etc.
For the bargain hunters…everything is all under one roof.
We also include an early childhood expo where various groups display what they can do for you and your children.
Entry is free. Lots of extras like sausage sizzle, bacon sandwiches, drinks, a raffle, etc.
Open from 10am – 1pm.
Date: 7 November 2009
Location: Greymouth from 10am – 1pm
Venue: Army Hall, Gresson Street (opposite testing station)
Cost: Free to visit, Charge for stall holders
Contact:  Carmen (for details/inquiries/stall bookings)
Organisation:  Greymouth Parents Centre
Phone:  03 768 4994

From 5pm. Ideal for the absolute beginner to experienced riders, the young green horse or your gentle old jalopy. Attempt the activities at your own pace while meeting new people.

Bring:
Yourself
Your Horse
Sausages for the BBQ
Beers to quench your thirst
A sense of humour
Helmet and gumboots

Enjoy the obstacle course, riding pattern, barrel race, calf tie and keyhole race.

An evening of fun and laughter.

Date: 2 November 2009
Location: On behalf of the Adult Riding Club
Venue: Pony Club, Paroa Domain
Cost: $5 Ground Fee for non members
Contact:  Carolyn Williams
Organisation: On behalf of the Adult Riding Club
Phone:  After Dark 03 768 4309 or 021 065 1958