Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Tēnā koutou , Tēnā koutou, Tēnā koutou kātoa.
Ko Vaea tōku maunga (mountain)
Ko Apalima tōku awa (river)
Ko Polynesian Airline tōku waka (canoe)
Ko Ngati Hamoa tōku iwi (tribe)
Nō Hamoa ahau (where I am from)
Ko Moananu tōku matua (Dad)
Ko Malia tōku whaea (Mum)
Ko Michelle tāku hoa wahine (husband / wife)
Ko Pesamino Solomona Sagato Petelo Sanele Tili tōku ingoa (name)
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Thursday, July 30, 2015
- What is the Māori name for the Silverstream.
- Where does it flow from, to?
- Photos of flooding remedies
The river has a history of flooding, but this has been remedied by the artificial raising of its banks, especially close to Mosgiel. In mid-2006, after heavy rain, the Silver Stream flooded at some points, but did not flood on the part of the bank running close to the town.
- Bonus points for photos of caution signs
Two are non-profits:
- Otago Aero Club
- The Taieri Blokes Shed
The Taieri Blokes have created this awesome bench outside their door by recycling an old school style bench.
It was exciting to capture this ACTION of the rescue helicopter!
Welcome to Mollywood where all the famous people live. Mosgiel (aka Mollywood) gained it's nicename for the Hollywood style sign at the entrance to this beautiful little town.
This quote from the New Zealand Herald explains the history of the sign.
The sign was the brain child of Neil Buckley, a member of the Mosgiel Rotary Club and the Mosgiel Retailers' Association.
"Basically it was an idea I had in July 1986 as I felt that Mosgiel should be put on the map a wee bit more," Mr Buckley says.
"I felt we needed a bit of publicity for the town - and we got it."
Mr Buckley approached both the Rotary club and retailers' association, who agreed it was a good idea. The sign was adopted as a 50th anniversary project for the Rotary club.
"We started building it in early 1987 ... and it was finally assembled in 25 July 1987. And on Wednesday the 29th it was lit up by the Mayor of Mosgiel, the late Allan Seddon."
Mosgiel's tale echoes Wellywood sign debate
By Paul Harper
6:38 PM Tuesday May 24, 2011
Date retrieved: 30 July 2015
Luck visitors to this tremendously inviting attraction will also be able to enjoy a spot of geocaching at one of two caches nearby. One is aptly named "Mollywood" and the other "By Gum".
- What are the names of the two hills?
Jaffray's Hill (Larger hill), Scrogg's Hill (Smaller hill)
- What are the current concerns for Saddle Hill.
- Photos showing the damage... Bonus points for 'protest' shots