Important dates to remember 2024 :

  • Have a go weekend  18 & 19 May
  • working bee  17 April for Kidzone items
  • Midwinter dinner   23 June
  • AGM  5 June
  • Craft show 6 & 7 July
  • Camp Runamok  24, 25 and 26 August
  • Craft Show 2 & 3 November
  • Annual Exhibition 22 November - 8 December

ILT Kidzone Festival  Invercargill  10 -15 July

Trip to David Millers workshop
Those of you who didn't go to David Miller's workshop outing, you missed a real treat - it was AMAZEBALLS!!!  David is a very gifted craftsman and has made a whole heap of wonderful creations in his time, including leadlighting.  The biggest items he's created on his lathe were the molds he turned for the ICC fountains by Feldwick Gates (true story!!!).   ( txt by Gloria )
David is also one of our members who has been with the guild for a great number of years and contributed a great deal of knowledge and skills.


Lady Barclay outing photographs


Old stuff

Lace making 

Camp Run Amok held at the clubrooms
14/15/16 April 2023

Camp Run Amok crew

A handful of impressions from Camp Amok

colored epoxy fill

Neil chipping away

Ron still going strong

cutting patterns

learning the tricks of woodturning

a yarn and a pro turner

scroll sawyers on the stage

tuition time

A miniature workshop on display

assembling some new equipment

Reflections on our bus trip to   Te Anau

First stop on our trip was at the Fiordland Military Vehicle Museum where we were warmly welcomed by Duncan and Tina Mc Gregor who made sure that we settled with a great morning tea with scones' pikelets and lemmingtons. Then we dispersed through the building to admire this private collection of memorabilia and fired a lot of questions at Duncan about this collection. A really amazing collection indeed and only just enough time to see the lot.

After that we were back on the road and fortunately the sun broke through the clouds when we arrived in Te Anau  at the Te Anau club for our lunch break and a bit of a restful time for us oldies.

Next visit on the agenda was the Fiordland vintage machinery museum where we again were warmly welcomed by the local volunteers . 
 Exhibits included over 60 working tractors, a selection of early road graders and motor bikes, a massive collection of early machinery, a  Blacksmith Shop, displays of Te Anau's early history including the first telephone exchange and other memorabilia, Te Anau's first school building, etc. 
And also the recently added wood working workshop.
Some very tired and not so mobile members settled at the office part of the building to read some old snippets from papers and then it was time again to hit the road for our return trip after driver Kevin took us on a tour along the lake front.
All in all a great day out and let us hope that we will be able to have another trip in the distant future.

our exclusive group of woodies

wall posters and scale models

scale model

also a scale model

military people mover

driver seat of the 'SUV'

lunch break

Te Anau vintage machinery museum

Midwinter dinner / 35th anniversary  at 23 June 2022

A great dinner we've had and what a joyful day we've had
with so many 
members made the effort to join.
The meal was great thanks again to the great skills of our 
chef Glenda who made sure that there was plenty delicious food
for the whole clan.
A lot of banter and old stories from earlier guild days were enjoyed by all.