Local stories from recent issues of the Temuka Telegraph
‘What’s up?’ at the Temuka RSA
Temuka RSA recently hosted an afternoon tea for the Combined Motorcycle Clubs of South Canterbury motorcyclists who had ridden almost 370 kilometres to raise money for South Canterbury RSA’s as part of a ‘Ride of Remembrance’ to honour our war veterans.
Social netball returns to Temuka
A casual comment on the Temuka Community facebook page asking if there was a local social netball club, followed by one motivated individual thinking it would be a good idea for Temuka to have one, and boom! Temuka has a social netball club!
Christmas cheer and sing-along with the ‘Wallingford Wingers’
Temuka Ladies Club - Friendship
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.
Spectacular Bristol Cup victory for Temuka Bowling Club
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.
A busy year coming to a close
Temuka Primary School
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.
Volunteers v Residents Bowling Match
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.
Opihi College band headlines at Bandquest
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.
Term 3 at Temuka Primary School
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.
Pink & Blue Breakfast Fundraiser
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’.
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.
Opihi College Cross Country
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.
Charitable Knit & Knatter
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.
Temuka athletes excel
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.
Five years on - Temuka Exercise Group
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.