Local stories from recent issues of the Temuka Telegraph

Christmas cheer and sing-along with the ‘Wallingford Wingers’
Temuka Ladies Club - Friendship

January 2021

The Temuka Ladies Club - Friendship recently held their Christmas meeting, enjoying good company along with entertainment by the ‘Wallingford Wingers’ who are all residents at Wallingford Rest Home.

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Spectacular Bristol Cup victory for Temuka Bowling Club

January 2021

The Temuka Bowling Club has made a spectacular start to the season and could now be rated the top performing bowling club in South Canterbury.

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Annual Shoot-Out at the Temuka Golf Course

December 2020

The Temuka Golf Club recently hosted the annual Shoot-Out competitions at the Temuka Golf Course.

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Temuka District Lions - Fashion Fundraiser

December 2020

Temuka District Lions recently held a very enjoyable fundraiser at Preen fashion clothing store in Timaru.

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A busy year coming to a close
Temuka Primary School

December2020

As the term draws to an end, we seem to be just as busy, if not busier, with students representing the school in Ripper Rugby, mountain biking and swimming along with seven teams playing in the weekly basketball competition in Timaru.

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Volunteers v Residents Bowling Match

November 2020

The residents at Enliven Wallingford Home came up with the idea of having a bowling match, residents vs staff. They had been missing their inter-resthome club challenges and so this was the next best thing.

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Gardening at Kowhai House, Opihi College

November 2020

Thank you Temuka New World

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Opihi College band headlines at Bandquest

November 2020

Opihi College rockers “The Bigfoots” have been invited to perform at the 2020 Rock Shop Bandquest as a guest band for three nights in Christchurch on the 9th, 10th and 11th of November this year. Every year a group is chosen from previous winners or finalists from the senior Smokefree Rockquest to play in the top slot of the evening in the junior Bandquest event.

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Term 3 at Temuka Primary School

October 2020

The holidays are almost here and while we have been a bit limited while in Level 2, we have been lucky enough to get most of the planned activities done.

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Pink & Blue Breakfast Fundraiser

September 2020

Temuka District Lions Club
Temuka’s Jolly Potter Bar was a warm and inviting venue on a recent Saturday morning for a Temuka District Lions fundraiser, entitled ‘A Pink & Blue Breakfast’.

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Wallingford 'Wingers'

September 2020

Covid-19 hit and we were suddenly placed in to lockdown, no visitors, friends, volunteers and no more visits from our furry friends either. Times were tough and we had no idea how long this lock down was going to last.

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Opihi College Cross Country

July 2020

A rather unusual year for cross country where change was anticipated, but not to this degree. The old course has been retired and a new one was being planned. A sudden Covid event and subsequent lockdown resulted in no new course for 2020. Instead we used the school grounds and the course we have been developing for the duathlons which we have been hosting.

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Charitable Knit & Knatter

June 2020

Every Tuesday morning a group of friendly ladies meet at the Temuka Library to enjoy each others company, with the added bonus for the community being, they knit for charity.

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Temuka athletes excel

February 2020

After a 12-year absence from Christchurch the 42nd Colgate games wrapped up on 19th January with an unprecedented five medals in Grades 10-14 for the Temuka Club.

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Opihi College

March 2020

After a very long wait, plans to build a new classroom block at Opihi College are finally progressing!

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Five years on - Temuka Exercise Group

March 2020

The Temuka Exercise Group is now in it’s fifth year with member registrations reaching over sixty keen exerciser’s. The group meets every Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 10 to 11am, with a cuppa and chat afterwards.

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