History of the South Island Fun Days

Instigated by the National Association in 1998 and the first held in Ashburton.

The venue moves around the South Island every two years. Clubs involved since its inception are:

Ashburton, Timaru, Christchurch, Oamaru, Dunedin, North Canterbury and East

Subjects turned varied and include the following:

Egg Cup & Egg, Mortar And Pestle, Wooden Mallet, Egg & Spoon, Skittle and Balls, Bowl and Chop sticks, Candle Holder and Candle, Honey Pot and Dipper, Gavel and Block,  Egg and Egg Cup on a Plate. Fruit and Colander, Sugar Bowl and Scoop, Croquet Mallet and Balls, Wig Stand, Bottle and Stopper and a Surprise Square edged Bowl.

Our stand in 2015
Our stand in 2015

A good event to get involved in, enter your masterpiece for the club’s table in the competition and renew acquaintances with turners from other clubs.

Compete for the prize monies put up by the National Association and spend it with Bill Owen of Woodturning Supplies.