Anne of Craicor Makana Confections women’s series

  Blazing Shadz report of race seven of the Anne of Craicor Makana Confections women’s series


As usual I had a perfect vantage point to view the fleet of four other yachts as they sailed merrily away from me in a light breeze close reaching up the Waikare inlet on course six. Miss judging the start again the fleet had jump on me and Cantime was nearly at the first mark as I crossed the start line. You two got a healthy lead on Nexus which she never managed to retrieve Trail A slowly slipped further ahead of me and managed a third on handy cap followed by Nexus in fourth Kantime second I was in my usual last place but managed to finish before time ran out which is my goal for most racing and first for a change and ahead of Nexus was Merry beloved wife of our grand leader Ian Templeman on You Two. I am happy to say that no new deep water channels were dredged as it was nearly high tide. No crew to poor me a wine so I settled for a protein shake and a banana. I am also very happy to say that the one size fits all but very lovely dress that was part of the lucky prize draw I won did in fact fit me be it only just so a very big thanks to Anne of Craicor for the lovely gift and I look forward to seeing what’s in the winning bag when we finally get a good wind and I get to the start line on time. Also thanks to Marie for pulling my number out of the hat. Looking forward to race eight and more yachts in the fleet. If I can so can you so see you out there. Julie Blazing Shadz Butler. May all your wind be on the beam.

Thanksgiving Dinner November 27th





Thursday 27 November 2014 @ 19.00 hrs Traditional turkey dinner and featuring a live performance by the local choral group Bella a Capella


Tickets available from OCC Bar or Office at $20 per person. Please bring a plate of dessert to share.




OCC Big Day Out



Fun day out for all the family.

Meet at car park at Puketona Junction 9:30am

Programme for the Big Day Out is;

Visit Historic Village in Kaikohe

Morning Tea on arrival

Visit all 25 exhibits

Ride the steam engine.

Drive to Marty’s Golf, Archery Café.

(on the left, Main Road north of Waipapa)

Have Lunch

Archery competition for a Bottle of Wine

Golf Driving for a Bottle of Wine

Bookings phone NOW Brian Hepburn 402-6070 or email

Bookings must be in by Wednesday 5th. November 2014