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TPBA 2021 Wish List

Your committee are having a brainstorming session on November 12th for 2021 initiatives.  We would love to hear YOUR ideas  so send them to us here
The River City Jazzmen
Playing at Market Square Lake Tekapo
4.30pm -6pm

Saturday 21 November

This authentic Dixieland Band from Christchurch comes back to the Mackenzie, playing New Orleans standards as well as a full repertoire of toe tapping Dixieland Jazz over the 1.5hour concert. 
Regarded as one of this country’s foremost Dixieland Bands, 2019 saw the band reach new heights of acceptance of their genre throughout New Zealand playing in numerous festivals and clubs throughout the country. The River City Jazzmen were the winners out of fifteen other competitors of the recent New Orleans Battle of the Dixieland Bands held at ‘Fat Eddies’ Christchurch. The River City Jazzmen are lead again by two Timaruvians, banjo. Guitarist Neill Pickard, former Head of Jazz at CPIT Christchurch, and Tony Lewis, prominent Christchurch trombonist of many years. They are joined by Michael Fairhurst ( Trumpet & vocals), Allan Hawes ( Clarinet ) David Pitt ( Bass ) & Lou Moverley ( Drums ). Lou also has history of being brought up in the South Canterbury environment. 
All this wonderful musical talent combine to celebrate the happy Dixieland sound that will have you tapping your toes & forgetting  Covid 19 and your winter woes. 
Also playing a free concert on Fairlie Main Street –at 12:00pm , Saturday 21 November
Lodge Theatre - Talbot Street Geraldine at 2pm on Sunday 22 November (tickets $25).

Mackenzie Alpine Trust AGM & General Meeting

Thursday 12 November

7.30pm at Tekapo Fire station

Apologies and enquiries call Pete Munro 0211685388  

About Us;

Mackenzie Alpine Trust manages and owns 4 back country huts and aims to encourage people into the high country. 

Three of the huts are in our area; 

  • Macaulay hut which you can access by 4WD and is a 14 bunk lodge built by the Trust in 2000. 
  • Camp Stream hut which is an old historic mutterers hut which is accessed on foot.
  • South Opuha Hut rebuilt by the Trust in 2012 and again accessed on foot or helicopter.

The Trust is a voluntary organisation that manages and services these huts.

TPBA Membership Meetings

A HUGE thank you to our committee for your commitment for the following year, welcome Prue and thanks a ton to Annie & Ana and for your time and hard work ;

Chair           Ann-Maree Grant
Vice Chair   Brooke Gardiner
Secretary    Jen Koberstein
Treasurer    Prue Blake
Committee  Hollie Woodhouse, Megan Miller

Committee Meetings –   10th November, 8th December, 12th January 2021

Public meetings ALL members welcome –   17th November, 19th January 2021.

Benefits of Membership;
  • Access to our database of 220
  • Inclusion on our (Currently undergoing maintenance ) website
  • Promotion on our social media channels (Facebook with over 3300 followers and Instagram 
  • Placing items in the newsletter
  • Inclusion to our B2B networking Functions 
  • Access to free workshops ( we had a very helpful Instagram one last week ) 
  • Advocacy as required by businesses 

Membership is $150 per year (1 April - 31 March annually), $50 for any additional website listings or a  second business and ONLY $30 for an individual membership

Community update

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Community Development Update
As we roll in to November, the calendar starts to get filled with events and end of year functions. While the ‘busy-ness’ can be overwhelming, it can be helpful to make time for connecting with others and reflecting on the year that has been. 
The Mackenzie Arts Exhibition ‘20:20 Vision’ is an opportunity to capture some of these reflections in a visual form with categories for painting, photography, sculpture and jewellery. Entry forms are available from Heartlands in Fairlie, or by email
As part of the Arts and Heritage Week 14-22 November, we are also delighted to host the River City Jazz band for a relaxed afternoon in the Market Square. BYO picnic and blanket! There are also various activities in Fairlie listed in the Accessible and community FB pages.

The Tekapo Community Garden has held its first gathering and working bees with steady progress being made with planter boxes. Join the Tekapo Community Garden facebook page for more information and updates on workshops and activities.

We are also excited to support social groups meeting together to connect, share and learn – Youth Club, Music Jam nights and Kids Drama classes among them. 
Neighbourhood Support groups are also invited to host an event for your street/area 30 November-6 December.
From 1stNovember, Community Development is moving to a new home upstairs @8 Simpsons Lane. Drop in to see our ‘room with a view’ and share a cuppa, 11am-2:00pm Tuesdays & Thursdays. 
Contact Penny for more information

We send out our e-newsletter every fortnight, so if you have any information you would like to include please email us.

Thanks from your committee,
Tekapo Promotions & Business Association

TPBA would like to thank Genesis and the Tekapo Community Board for our funding

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