Invercargill MP Eric Roy is reviving the Southland party at Parliament:
Oysters, chocolate, meat and “sheep on a spit” will be a few of the delicacies National MP Eric Roy will be serving in Parliament next month to bring displaced Southlanders together for a night of cheese rolls and southern company.
Mr Roy said the Southland Party in the banquet hall of the Parliament building used to be an annual evening.
However, it had died out about seven years ago.
In its heyday, the night attracted about 400 Southland people to the Beehive, he said.
“It’s about networking and showing off Southland. It was always a good way for us to reconnect – people are saying it’s time we did it again.”
Mr Roy was calling on any Southlanders based in Wellington, as well as any Wellingtonians with Southland connections, to come out and party “Southland-style” in the capital.
A very protein-laden meal was promised with lots of hay bales, swedes and cheese rolls, he said. . .
I’m not sure about the protein content of hay bales but presumably they’re for sitting on not for eating.
The party’s Facebook page is here.