Memo from the Board

The Greyhound Adoption Programme Trust Board wishes to advise that it has accepted Noel Brown's resignation from his position as Programme Director effective Friday 3 February 2017. Noel leaves with the Board's best wishes in his future endeavours. At present, a replacement for Noel has not been made but the Board is exploring a number of options and will update you accordingly. In the interim, any urgent matters can be addressed to the Board Chair, Alastair Donald, otherwise it is business as usual and all normal GAP activities will continue to be delivered as they are now.

Update on Zia (Scott No Finding)

We recently adopted our greyhound Zia from the GAP kennels in Levin, having farewelled 2 much loved terriers over the past 2 years.  We were immediately besotted with our 8 year old gorgeous girl.   I thought that a good way to do a bit of fundraising and awareness of the adoption programme would be to promote GAP during the Kapiti Arts Trail (I am a potter/ceramic artist, Greendale Studio Ceramics in Otaihanga). This was held over 2 weekends in Oct /Nov and is an event where Kapiti artists  open up their studios to the public once a year.

Angles Come in Black - Madam Lilo - Basking in Artistic Glory

The Big Day finally arrived and Lilo put on her best collar and prepared to meet the crowds who had come to see Her Garden.

There were probably around 1,500 people who came from far and wide over the four days; some on foot, some in cars and some in coaches. Not just to see Lilo's garden, but sixty others as well.
Madam Lilo's spectacular offering was a show stopper. The guests would read her sign and go around the fence to view:

GAP 2017 Calendar Stars announced

The GAP 2017 Calendar stars have been announced! See below for the hounds that made this years calendar. A very big thanks to all who submitted pictures for the calendar this year. They just get better and better!

A very special thanks again to Falyn Cranston for her expert work on the production of the calendar!

Cover: Asher (unraced)

Mr & Miss January: Frank (unraced) and Zola (Dolly Scramble)

Co-stars: Bella (Rhyme in Melody) | Ben (unraced) and Izzy (Imperative) | Blondie (Fancy Kate)

Miss February: Zola (Dolly Scramble)

Angels Come in Black - Lilo : Exhibitor at the Bay of Plenty Garden and Art Festival!

Being an Exhibitor in a National Festival is no mean feat.  Lilo practiced a little during the last festival but this year has honed her skills to awe-inspiring perfection. She is naturally exhausted from this considerable effort.

She likes to work when she is "hotted-up€.  Her best effort occurs when she has just come back from a long walk, had her dinner, feels a ripple of excitement - then WHAM OH - she sneaks out into the garden and creates her masterpiece.

GAP Calendar 2017 - Submissions are open!

It's that time of year again!

We are now taking submissions for the 2017 GAP Calendar! We will also have some photography tips on the website soon.

All photos need to be landscape and at least 300dpi to be at the best quality for printing. Please save each file with the dog's pet and racing names (or 'unraced') in order to make them easy to identify. In photos with more than one dog please identify which dog is which to save any embarrassing mistakes!

Email your entries to calendar@gap.co.nz

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Taranaki Monthly Greyhound Walk

1 October 2017 - 3:00pm

Brits at the Beach

7 October 2017 - 10:00am

Hutt Valley GAP run

15 October 2017 - 1:30pm

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