Congratulations to all our winners, and a big thank you to everyone who took part in sharing their favourite place in the Clutha District.

1st Place: Franky Malone

Purakaunui Bay, The Catlins

2nd Place: Karenne Walker

Naish Park, Balclutha

3rd Place: Karenne Walker

Waihola Reflection

Top Poem: Marie Reid

I am

Top Collage: Jill Gardiner

Discovering the Catlins — Image by: Jill Gardiner

CE's Choice: Wilma Sharp

On Alert — Image by: Wilma Sharp

Highly Commended: 

Lorna Button
Here is the Steeple - Image by Franky Malone
Sea Lion at Cannibal Bay — Image by Lisa Given
Flood Tide Image by Franky Malone 
Suns coming up — Image by Wilma Sharp

Lynne Hill


Papatowai Summer
Races for children and a chocolate wheel
Excitement of the Big Dig
Families making giant sandcastles.
That's New Year's Eve here.
Later fireworks enhance the clear night sky
Skirl of bagpipes round the bonfire.

Around the bay surf is breaking
Oystercatchers cry at strange feet.
Perhaps there will be a seal on the rocks
Flounder in the estuary.
Across the river moahunters once camped.
Now the tuis delight in rata blooming red.
A lone kayak ripples the river
Summer to value
Like a precious jewel.


Thank you to everyone who entered the 'Capture Clutha' competition, what a beautiful district we live in!

We will be in touch with winners to collect their prizes.

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