Have Your Say Last Updated : Saturday 16th June 2018


Your letters of thanks to those supporting your Social Events and Notices.

All items are at the discretion of the Editors.



Chippy & Paddy Are Both Sponsored For 1yr

Posted: Sat 16th June 2018


We are pleased to let those magazine readers who chose to put their remaining subscription money towards the Riding For The Disabled Charity (RDA), that we have used that money to sponsor both Chippy & Paddy at the Christchurch RDA for 1 year from 14th June 2018.


Chippy Paddy

As you can see these are two bright young ponies and we are sure they thank you for your support.


Further Sad News As Raumati's Instructor Carol Lankshear Passes On

Posted: Wed 13th June 2018


It is with great sadness that I let you know that Carol Lankshear, Raumati Clubs much loved instructor passed away this morning after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. She was so strong and brave until the end and she will be missed so much.
Our thoughts are with her three children and their families.
Carol has now joined our line dance family on the other side.


Marilyn Timperley (via Facebook)



Beginners Line Dance Booklet Is Online

Posted: Sun 10th June 2018


The Beginners Line Dance Guide is now online and available by clicking the book on the home page.

This has been compiled by Sue Wellesley-Davies with valuable contributions from Sharon Running, Bob Redstone and others.

Instructors please let your new beginners know about this as it will certainly help them.



More Sad New As Oamaru Coast Liners Instructor Irene Hill Passes On

Posted: Sat 9th June 2018


This morning we heard further sad news, that Irene Hill a long time dancer and instructor in Oamaru had passed on.

We first met Irene when she was running a backpackers in the township.

Our heartfelt condolences to her family and friends.



Puni Social & Kath's Celebration of Her Life

Posted: Wed 6th June 2018


The scheduled programme of events for the social on 10th June - Puni Line Dance Club, and Kath’s Celebration (of her life.):

We will dance for an hour, before stopping at 12 o’clock for a half hour 'eulogy' led by Kay Mckintyre. Lunch will follow, then a continuation of the dance programme. A table will be set up and the opportunity to place messages/copies of photos etc bought along to be pegged onto a wall hanging, as dancers enter the hall. This area can be looked at over the course of the day.

The theme is still Western, with a $5 entry and raffles to support Westpac Helicopters - this time. The socials, raising money for charities, will continue, just as Kath would have wanted.

I hope that brief outline helps, for those who are not on our mailing list, but wish to attend our social and celebration on the 10th June. Thanks.

Lynne Brown on behalf of The Puni Line Dance Club


Ed's write: The Social programme for the day is available on the Events page.



First Photos added to the Social Gallery

Posted: Sun 3rd June 2018


We are pleased to let you know that the first photos have been added to the Social Gallery page.

These were taken by Brad Reeve on the Saturday night of Galaxy Timaru's 25th Birthday Weekend.

We shall limit the photos for each social. (This will be at the discretion of the Ed's).



Sadness as we hear news of Joan Hornell's passing

Posted: Thu 31st May 2018


Last night we heard the sad news that Joan Hornell another long time instructor in the Auckland region had passed away in the evening of Saturday 26th May.  Joan was a lovely lady and we pass our heartfelt condolences to her daughter Robyn, family and friends.


The Ed's



New Zealand Line Dancing Mourns The Passing Of Puni's Kath Pollock

Posted: Tue 22nd May 2018


Today we heard that Puni Line dancing's Kath Pollock had passed away following a battle with illness.

She will be sorely missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her.

Our heartfelt condolences to her family and friends.


The Ed's



Our Condolences to Linda Derry & Family

Posted: Sun 20th May 2018


It is with great sadness that we heard that Paul (previously of Levin) had passed away on 17th May.

Our heartfelt condolences go to his wife Linda and their family.


The Ed's




Posted: Sat 19th May 2018


Galaxy Linedance Timaru would like to thank all of you who joined us the weekend of 11th – 13th May 2018 to celebrate our birthday of 25 years of linedancing in Timaru. With a fantastic MC, Stephen Paterson who with plenty of hijinks kept us all entertained, and a great Workshop for everyone, a big thankyou Stephen.   


Galaxy appreciates those of you who travelled the long and short distances to be with us.  It was a great weekend with amazing people and moments not to be forgotten to sum up a beautiful event.


Thanks for coming we really appreciated your presence. 

We look forward to seeing and catching up with you again somewhere, some place, on the dance floor.


Kind wishes

Galaxy Linedance Group Timaru


Ed's write: Stephen's workshop teaches are listed on the website.