Celebrate Winter with a Friendly Meal

12pm Saturday 13 June, Visions on Campus


Tickets: $30
Purchase here or from the CHS Office:
tel: 366 6937MidWinter-2015-email












Delicious 3-course Winter-inspired meal
Prepared and served by students with choices to suit every palate.
Licensed restaurant with plenty of parking

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Our Speaker for the event is Da’Vella Gore

Da’Vella Gore is an established New Zealand artist and popular teacher for Art Societies throughout New Zealand.

She exhibits widely, carries out speaking engagements throughout the country, and is a marriage celebrant.

Impulsive by nature, she set out one day, while painting on the West Coast, to buy a pound of butter, and returned instead with a Historic Catholic Church. She transported materials to her home at Lake Hayes, and with her lively imagination, and artistic flair, designed and built (with the help of her nine year old son), a grand old English style home – the subject of her first book This Blessed House.

Da’Vella’s gardens and paintings reflect her love for the New Zealand Landscape and much of her time is spent tramping in the back country for inspiration for her paintings.

Her other love is her garden – Da’Vella has built a stunning Grand Old English Stone House, Art Gallery and Chapel with materials that she salvaged from two old historic Catholic Churches, this is surrounded by three acres of enchanting English Cottage Gardens, ponds, waterfalls and a boutique vineyard.

Da’Vella has recorded her experiences as a home handy man, failed sheep farmer, and would-be viticulturalist, in two more humerous books – This Blessed Life and This Blessed Journey. She has also published three topical books of her artwork depicting the North and South Island of New Zealand – Coromandel Collection, Coromandel Selection and Southern Secenic Collection.