Sadly, Mr Murray Moore QSM, our great friend and the principal I both secretly and openly admired when I worked for him at Balclutha Primary School, died before Christmas. On February the 17th, 2018 there will be a special memorial service held for him at Balclutha Primary School, so we will be heading back down to Balclutha and Kaka Point, places which remain so precious in our memories.
This New Year, up here in Nelson, Kotz went camping again. This time it was in the stunning Abel Tasman National Park, accompanied by Ella who was visiting us from Brisbane. “Why didn’t you go?” I was asked. ”Well it’s not really my thing", was my response.
My thing was to write a blog and continue to organise my upcoming southern tour. You see, on the way to and from Balclutha I'm giving fifteen talks, so will be afforded the opportunity to laud my old boss everywhere I go. So if you’re in the vicinity, please come along and introduce yourself!
Feb 14th (Wed) Geraldine Public Library 2pm
Feb 15th (Thurs) Oamaru Public Library 6pm
Feb 16th (Fri) Lawrence Public Library 4pm
Feb 17th (Sat) Balclutha Public Library, ”Where it all started!” 11am
Feb 19th (Mon) Rowena Jackson Retirement Home 2pm
Feb 19th (Mon) Invercargill Public Library, 5:30pm
Feb 20th (Tues) Winton Memorial Hall, 11 am
Feb 20th (Tues) Te Anau Public Library, 7pm
Feb 21st (Wed) Gore Public Library 6:30pm
Feb 22nd (Thurs) Queenstown Public Library, 5:30-7pm
Feb 23rd (Fri) Wanaka Public Library, 10:30-11:30am
Feb 24th (Sat) Waimate Public Library, 11am
Feb 26th (Mon)Timaru Public Library, 5:30 pm
Feb 27th (Tues) Ashburton Public Library, 7pm
Feb 28th (Wed) Rangiora Public Library, 7pm
P.S. Yes, I am still planning on touring in the North Island later in the year! I may see you there...