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PEOPLE in Business
The South Otago Town and Country
Club exists for its members, and it sure
has a lot to offer its members -- and
They are all about providing amenities,
a cultural atmosphere, promoting
sports and an atmosphere where
members may meet and enjoy
fellowship with one another.
There are so many reasons you should
become a member of the Town and
Country Club, too.
When you become a member, you
instantly have free room hire for the
Matau Room for any booking, you can
take part in Interclub activities including
Indoor and Outdoor Bowls, Snooker,
Darts, Euchre, Golf and even the Wine
Members can enter a monthly
member's draw for a $50 meal voucher
at our Restaurant and they can take
part in the annual spud dig and hunting
and fishing competitions.
The South Otago Town and Country
Club also has great facilities for
functions, a Restaurant open on
Thursday, Friday and Saturday -- and
as requested for events with catering
available, a Board room, Matau Room,
dance floor, two bars, pool tables, darts
area, children's area and so much
Secretary Manager Jen Macdonald
who started last month, said the South
Otago Town and Country Club is a
fantastic environment for all those who
wish to become members.
Jen is passionate about the hospitality
trade, and meeting new people.
"It's just me," she says.
Originally from Ophir, she now lives in
South Otago and said working at the
Club ticks all the boxes.
"It gives me a challenge," she says.
She enjoys the people, and the
atmosphere and looks forward to
welcoming any new members to the
So come along to our Promotion night
on the 31st August and see what we
have to offer and become a member
of the South Otago Town & Country
South Otago Town and Country Club
Clutha has come of age as a business
hub for the area, introducing SOURCE
EMPLOYMENT LIMITED to assist with all
your staffing needs.
Source Employment provide first class
service to make hiring new staff easy.
We advertise your vacancy, screen
applicants and check references then
present you, the potential employer,
with a précis of the applicant's ability,
achievements and qualifications.
Time is money for senior staff and we
save both for a very reasonable fee,
located within the Balclutha CBD for
Our principal James Tasker, his friends
call him Jim, is qualified in Computing
and Business Administration, has many
years experience in business and
commerce with a background in small
business and the travel and hospitality
You can trust Source Employment to
provide you with the best available
talent for your particular vacancy, with
first class service all the way through
List your vacancy with Source
Employment, without obligation. If we
don't introduce a suitable applicant
(even if we advertise the job) there is
no fee. You have nothing to lose and
everything to gain.
And what's more, we guarantee our
placements for up to 90 days. If for
some reason they don't eventually
prove suitable we will provide a
replacement for no charge.
At a percentage of the first year's
annual salary, we cover all costs and
provide you with excellent staff.
Be the envy of your competitors and
present your business in the best
possible way with the best possible staff
and at reasonable cost.
Why not give us a try, we are:
19 Clyde Street, PO Box 193, BALCLUTHA
Phone: (03) 418-3372 Email James.firstname.lastname@example.org
'Jobs for people, people for jobs'
Phone: 03 418 1522
Source Employment Limited
Natural insect repellents attractive
While chemical sprays have their uses in the garden, many gardeners opt for natural insecticides where they can.
Surprisingly, several common herbs make good bug deterrents, including coriander, basil and feverfew.
Multi-use herb: Coriander makes an
effective all-natural spray.
Odour repels: Target caterpillars with
a feverfew dusting powder.
Potential killer: Sweet basil deters
pests in the garden.
Coriander is no stranger to the
kitchen but its insect-repelling
properties are beneficial too.
Mint, nasturtiums and coriander
all deter woolly aphids, which
frequently plague apple or pear
trees. Coriander, in particular,
makes an effective all-natural
spray to zap these pests. Boil three
tightly packed cups of coriander
leaves and stalks in 1 litre of water
for 10 minutes. Turn off the heat,
cover with a lid and allow to cool.
Strain and add 2 teaspoons soap
flakes. This spray is also effective
on spider mites and aphids.
Now is a good time to sow
coriander as this fragrant herb
grows best in the cooler seasons of
spring and autumn. Sow directly
into the ground or deep
containers every two to four
weeks for a constant supply.
Position your coriander plants
next to your carrots to deter
carrot fly. Once plants bolt, allow
them to go to seed and they will
Sweet basil (Ocimum basilicum)
doesn't just make good pesto. It
deters pests as well. So does holy
or sacred basil (Ocimum
tenuiflorum). The oils have been
shown to interfere with the life
cycle of many pests, stopping
them from reproducing. Certainly
a spray made from the leaves will
repel pests and may even kill
To make a spray for your plants,
steep two cups of tightly packed
basil leaves in 1 litre of boiling
water. Leave to cool, strain and
add 2 teaspoons soap flakes.
Wait until the weather warms up
to sow seeds, as basil won't
tolerate cool temperatures. Sow in
trays in early spring for
transplanting out in the garden
when big enough.
parthenium) has a strong citrus
odour which bugs, including flies,
mosquitoes and ants, dislike. As a
contact spray it can be used to kill
sap-sucking insects, so it's a good
natural solution for aphids, spider
mites, thrips and whitefly.
To make a spray, steep two cups of
tightly packed feverfew flower
heads in 1 litre of boiling water.
Leave to cool, then strain and add
2 teaspoons soap flakes. The soap
flakes add stickability, allowing
sprays to stick to plants.
Alternatively, you can make a
dusting powder to target
caterpillars. The flower heads
should be dried first then ground
up with a mortar and pestle. Dust
plant leaves and insects with the
While you're dying the flowers,
dry some leaves too. Dried leaves
placed in a small pouch make a
good moth deterrent.
Feverfew is an herbaceous
perennial that grows up to 1.2m
high. Flowers appear from
summer until the first frosts.
Seeds may be sown in spring or
autumn, or seedlings planted any
time during the warmer months.
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