12 April 2018

Naseby Night Sky Photography Competition

Time to get the camera out and start clicking photos of the night sky around the Maniototo.   As part of the Dark Skies initiative we are holding a night sky photography competition.  And you don't have to be a professional photographer to enter.  We'd love to see entries from as many as possible.  There are several categories for entry.


Dates:  Entries open from 12 April till 12pm, 11 July 2018

Categories:  Age 0 - 11, Age 12 - 18, Open Amateur, Professional

Send entries to: nasebyphotocomp@gmail.com


Competition Information (click to view)

Terms and Conditions (click to view)

28 February 2018

February 2018 another month past so soon

We've been lucky to have a fabulous summer this year and it's been amazing to see the number of people who have been visiting Naseby over the last few months.  We seem to be getting busier and busier in the week-ends. 
There is plenty of cricket being played at the Domain lately, and the weekly bike rides on Wednesday and Thursday night from the Lodge are proving to be very popular.  All are welcome, meeting at 6pm.  Keep an eye on the Maniototo MTB facebook page for information for this.

Nalayini has provided a February newsletter on stargazing which has some fabulous information in it.  Well worth a read.  Follow this link February Stargazing Newsletter

13 January 2018

Check this out - Naseby Domain, Sunday 4pm, and 10pm

Nalayini and Gareth have been busy setting the Naseby Vision telescope up, and are offering a public training session on the domain tomorrow (Sunday 14 January) at 4pm.  If you're interested in how to setup and use a telescope come along.  They have a wealth of knowledge in all areas relating to the skiies, so an opportunity not to miss.

Also at 10pm tomorrow (Sunday 14 January) there will be a star gazing session on the Domain.  Once again, a wonderful opportunity, and if the sky continues to stay clear,  one not to be missed.  All welcome.

Star Watching in Naseby Newsletter

We've been very fortunate to have Nalayini and Gareth Davies staying in Naseby in January to assist with Naseby's Dark Skies application.  Nalayini produces a wonderful newsletter and has made this available via the website.  Please click the link below to read some interesting information about what is happening in the sky in January.



26 November 2017

Ancient Briton makes the papers - yet again

Wow, Adrian and the team are on the go again, this time with a new inhouse beer.
This great article was in the ODT on Wed 22 Nov.  Check it out.

THE town of Naseby now has a brewery —its first in more than 100 years.
The little plant is in the Ancient Briton, the first hotel to be built in the goldmining settlement in 1863, and just along the road from where the Mt Ida Brewery was opened in 1870 and produced ales called XXX and XXXX.
Publican Adrian Hood and a mate, Zane Hemingway, started with a porter a few weeks ago and now have a cider as well on tap in the bar.
Zane is in the liquor industry, has experience of micro breweries, and makes 50 litres at a time.
The Ancient Briton, which doubled as a hospital in its early years, recently won a Taste Central award for alamb dish.


22 November 2017

Xmas is Nearly Here

Not many sleeps to go now, and in typical Naseby fashion, there's already been heaps of things happening around Naseby, with lots more planned for the summer.


Last Sunday saw a great day for the Community Cup.  Seven teams from the Maniototo competed in a lot of fun activities.  Congratulations to Patearoa who won this year.  Naseby came in 2nd place which was also a great effort.  A huge thanks to the organising group for this, and the volunteers on the day.  They really do make these events a great outing for everyone.


Night Skies - there are two new books available from the Athenaeum.  The Practical Guide to the Night Sky, by Jane A Green, and The Backyard Astronomer's Guide by Terence Dickinson.