Auc­tion a fam­ily do


A cat­tle stop to a com­pres­sor, a lathe to an elec­tric or­gan and a whole host of other items are on of­fer at the Roxburgh race­course from 11am on Sun­day July 14. In a first joined ef­fort be­tween the Roxburgh and Dis­tricts Lions and Ro­tary Clubs, the auc­tion is a fundraiser for the Dun­stan Hos­pi­tal Scan­ner Ap­peal. Just how many items will be sold is as yet un­known as peo­ple have the op­por­tu­nity to de­liver goods to the race­course from 10am on Satur­day with­out hav­ing first reg­is­tered they are com­ing. ‘‘We hope to have started cat­a­logu­ing some of the items early this week,’’ Lions spokesper­son Tom Welsh said. ‘‘I have a list, and I know sev­eral other peo­ple have quite a bit on their lists as well. I have to clear out a de­ceased es­tate’s work­shop on Fri­day and it will all be added to the sale and there are some good tools amongst that.’’ Few items have re­serves so there will un­doubt­edly be some bar­gains to be had, and many are be­ing fully do­nated in­stead of the 10 per­cent com­mis­sion be­ing charged, so a healthy to­tal is pos­si­ble. Gates will open at 9am on Sun­day giv­ing two hours prior to the auc­tion to check out what is on of­fer. There will be ac­tiv­i­ties to keep the chil­dren amused and plenty of food avail­able while the auc­tion is go­ing on. A sulky race with a chance to win big money will be held at the end of the auc­tion about 2.30pm.


Blessed: Area chap­lain Rev­erend Reg Weeks, left, blesses Wakatipu St Johns’ new $280,000 am­bu­lance, while Wakatipu area com­mit­tee chair­man Marty Black and South Is­land re­gion se­nior or­der mem­ber Ian Rae, far right, look on. At the bless­ing cer­e­mony Delta ca­ble joiner Troy Bra­zier pre­sented St Johns with a $5000 cheque, which will fund about three months worth of fuel for the St Johns com­mu­nity shut­tle. The shut­tle fer­ries Queen­stown pa­tients need­ing treat­ment to In­ver­cargill’s South­land Hos­pi­tal.

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