Friday, 26 October 2007

Amnesty International cooking event

Amnesty International is hosting a Lebanese Cooking Demonstration and
Tasting with Afife Harris at Logan Park High School on Monday 12th
November, 6-9pm. Tickets are limited and available from UBS or call
Angelika on 4822 538, evgs only please. Come along and have a fun
night with our first class Lebanese cook Afife and support Amnesty at
the same time.There will also be some delicious food for sale.

by Angelika Treschl

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Wednesday, 24 October 2007

Bridging the digital divide in Warrington

Warrington School have been building up their computer facilities with
many computers obtained at little or no cost, these are running free
system software such as Edubuntu. Free computers running free
software.

Computers are 'overflowing' out of the school to students' family
homes. We are now able to 'bridge the digital divide' so that
anybody can have a good-quality, reliable computer in their home. We
intend to keep a steady flow of computers from donors via the School
to homes and out to the wider community of Warrington, and eventually,
the whole planet!

We need to keep an eye out for good, used machines. Typically a
minimum CPU of 600MHz with 256Mb RAM is OK. They often become
available as workplaces upgrade their systems, so please keep an eye
out. We can wipe the disks, and negotiate a payment if required.
Donated computers will be installed with one of the following Linux
distributions:
• Edubuntu (for children)
• Ubuntu (for adults)
• Xubuntu (designed for the older computers)

Supplied computers all have good modern web browsers, email, word
processors, spreadsheets, etc. If anything else is needed, there are
thousands of other free programs to choose from. If you would like to
go on a waiting list to receive one of our upgraded computers or if
you know of good used computer hardware that is becoming available you
can call Rob at 4822 455. We can arrange for collection/delivery and
somebody to help get you set up with your new, free computer. Our
project has some small costs so we will of course accept any koha you
might wish to offer.

by Rob Pearson

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Push Play 'Fun in the Surf' day at Warrington Beach

'Push Play Month' October 2007 will be celebrated at Warrington Beach
on Sunday 28 October, 12 Noon to 5pm with a 'Fun in the Surf' day.

In conjunction with the 'Push Play' programme promoted by Sport Otago,
Warrington Surf Life Saving Club will provide a safe swimming zone
with flags and qualified Surf Lifeguards.

The Club's experienced surf sports athletes will be on hand to help
members of the public try out boogie boards, long boards, surf canoes
and the inflatable rescue boat, for a gold coin donation. The Club
hope to be able to give people that don't normally use our facilities
ideas about activities they can get involved in at Warrington or other
Surf Life Saving clubs.

There will also be a sand castle building competition, spot prizes,
and a sausage sizzle.

Sport Otago are holding a Push Play event at Moana Pool earlier in
the day so people keen on water sports can try out both events.

contacts:
Dwayne Donovan, Sport Otago: ddonovan @ sportotago . co . nz
Lyn Hastie, Warrington Surf Life Saving Club: warringtonslsc @ xtra . co . nz

Waitati Hall AGM: date and time

Waitati Hall, Tuesday 13 November, 7pm.
Everyone is welcome – we need new members to come onto the committee!
We only have about four meetings per year.

Duties include maintenance and management of this well used community
facility. If you want to know more then talk to Louise at the Blueskin
Bay Library or Mandy Mayhem.

by Louise Booth
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Music gig in Waitati

All-female 3-piece band 'Del Girl' will perform at Waitati Hall, 7pm,
Saturday 17 November as part of their 'Two, maybe three, days ride'
album tour.

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Southern Right Whale spotted off Otago Coast

This photo by wildlife enthusiast Jim Russell was taken at Shag Point
on 15 October is believed to be the same whale observed off Omimi on
17 October. Photo kindly supplied by Jim Fyfe, Department of
Conservation. (c) 2007

Whale Watching at Omimi, Wednesday 17 October 2007

Observing a Southern Right Whale spotted offshore between Warrington
and Seacliff, from a vantage point at Omimi are, [whalewatch2.jpg]
from left, Mike Cowell, Carol Cowell, Eric Neuman (partly obscured)
and Polly Higham; all of Omimi.
[whalewatch3.jpg] from left: Brigit Hill (12) and Sean Hill (9), of
Colorado, USA.
[whalewatch4.jpg]: Chuck Hill, of Colorado, USA.

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Documentary film screening in Waitati

A special film evening (not in the official Film Society programme) at
the Waitati Film Society premises on Tuesday 27 November at 8pm will
feature three half-hour films by ex NHNZ/University of Otago Film
Studies students.

The documentaries to be screened are:
'Singing Wood' by Sina Walker and Wiebke Hendry
'Mad Mac and the Flat Ugly Snail' by Kate Bradbury and Bill Morris
'Prints of Darkness' by Pip Walls and Mark Orton

Most of the film makers live in the Dunedin area and will be present.
All welcome!

by Ulf Uchida

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Orokonui Ecosanctuary (column)

The second poison drop was successfully carried out on the 8th of
October. The perimeter track was carefully checked for any oversown
bait but until the signs are removed please do not handle or remove
any bait or dead animals that you may see and do not allow children or
dogs around the Ecosanctuary perimeter.
As I walked the perimeter track I was amazed to see the extent of new
plantings on the outside of the fence along the western boundary. It
is hoped that in time these flaxes will make for a more pleasant
walkway, provide a source of summer nectar for birds and also
camouflage the fence somewhat from the Don's Creek subdivision. Well
done to Valerie and her team of volunteers.
Will there be a spill over effect of birds from the ecosanctuary into
adjacent areas? Volunteer residents from Waitati, Purakaunui and
Sawyers Bay sat in their gardens for an hour in the second last week
of October, surveying the birds in their gardens as a first step to
answering this question.
What effect will our felines have on these birds? From time to time
the subject of cats has been brought up at meetings and as a cat owner
myself I thought it may be instructive to learn more about what our
pets get up to. Yolanda Van Heesik has been conducting research into
the impact of cats on the bird population in Dunedin and I have
invited her to speak to us at the next local meeting which is on
November 14th, 7.30pm at the Waitati Hall.
For further information on the Ecosanctuary, please see our box at the
Blueskin Bay Library or visit www.orokonui.org.nz. A fact sheet on the
aerial drop is available at the library and the Blueskin General
Store.
by Sue Hensley


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Monday, 22 October 2007

WARRINGTON SURF LIFE SAVING CLUB

Yay – the weather has warmed up and it is now time to hit the beach.
The volunteer lifeguards have been out on weekends since Saturday
October 27 from 12-5 and we had our Club opening day on the 28th.
We are now busy with swimming lessons in the pool and surf, beach
games, board skills small and large, canoe competitions, Inflatable
Rescue Boat training, the list goes on and on.
Subs $25 single, $40 family, Warrington Surf Club rash tops $10 dep
refunded on return.
For more info contact Lyn Hastie 4822896 or Kaye Burns 4822494.

by Christine Rainbow


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We love Playcentre!

Zach Randall (left) and Dion Abbot, both aged 3 1/2, making playdough
at Warrington Playcentre

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Blueskin Bay Library

Kia ora once again. Isn't Spring wonderful! Are you all blooming and
colourful and so energetic you might be dangerous? Of course you are.
So you will want to know what's new at the library. Read about our
proposed new hours. We need to know what you think. We have the
Fortune theatre visiting on Wednesday, 7 November for a 20 minute
excerpt from Aladdin. Work on the banner continues, as does
storytelling, book club and reading, reading.

Proposed Changes to Opening Hours
Our proposed changes to opening hours were in last month's Blueskin
News. Please send your comments on these proposed new hours back to
the Blueskin Bay Library by Thursday 30 November.

Poetry Book Winner

Congratulations to Frances Russell for her title 'Blueskin Poets'.
Carolyn is working hard at compiling the poetry book. Please, if you
have a poem to submit please get it to us super quick.

Aladdin by Roger Hall
Let us take you on a musical and magical carpet ride which will have
all generations gleefully entertained in a wonderful mix of
traditional elements, local tomfoolery and fantastic costumes.
Starring a positive plethora of hugely talented and precocious actors.
Come along for a fun-filled family preview with the Fortune Theatre's
talented cast of actors for a free 20-minute excerpt and accompanying
morning tea. Phone 482 2444 for all enquiries. No bookings necessary.
Wednesday 7 November
11.00am
Blueskin Bay Library

Banner project

The completion of this beautiful banner is well in hand. But more
hands would be welcome. Even if you have not been one of the workers
so far, and if you enjoy needlework, painting, and would like to be
involved, leave your name and contact details at the library so that
Kate can contact you.

Storytelling:

As usual, we have our stories for little ones in the library every
Friday at 10.30. Come along and enjoy.
On every second Friday Heinke has been telling stories for older
children in the hall committee room. To help us organise this, we have
decided to take registrations, so that Heinke can respond to interest.
If you intend to come, please give us your name at the library. The
dates are November 2nd, 16th and 30th at 4pm.

Christmas Angels

We are still taking names for Vicki's workshop on making beautiful
beaded angels for your Christmas tree. Don't miss out.

The Library at Warrington

This month we will be in Warrington on two Wednesdays: 14 November and
28 November, 2-3pm. We hope to see you there.

Warrington Book Club

Our members meet Helen and Kate for book talk, activities and
refreshments on Tuesday 27 November 3.15-4.30pm, Warrington School
library. All are welcome.
Bye from Louise, Carolyn, Helen, Kate, Amanda, Mike and Meaghan.

by Louise Booth

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Sunday, 21 October 2007

Nutrition and activity experts to visit Warrington

Warrington Playcentre is holding a public Information Evening to
discuss Nutrition and Active Movement in Early Childhood on Wednesday
21 November at 7.00pm. Jo Arthur of the National Heart Foundation and
Owen Booth of Sport Otago will give a public presentation of about 1
1/2 hours.

by Dawn Hope

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Warrington Playcentre column

We love our Playcentre

It is great to be back at Play centre for another term of fun and
laughter (and the occasional tear). The children came back having
grown more over the holidays and were super excited about seeing their
buddies, playing with the fantastic supervisors and parent helpers.
It's true what they say about a pPlaycentre being the heart of a
community. This Playcentre has so much life and energy that both the
parents and children look forward to walking through the gate for a
morning full of enjoyable activities and learning.
There is something very special about the Warrington play centre; it's
where Mum can go and form friendships with other woman in the
community, there have been many social events orgainsed over the
playdough table or whilst building a hole with a digger in the
sandpit. The laughter you hear when you drive or walk past our play
centre is not to be taken as only children's laughter, I can guarantee
you there's a giggle going on with the adults too, and rightly so.
There is always a smile awaiting your arrival and someone to help you
unload the buggy or settle a little one in.
As a mother I have really thrived on attending Playcentre for a vast
amount of reasons: watching my child interact with those who aren't
relatives or siblings; seeing how they make decisions in the
playground; how they choose what task they want to carry out and how
they interact with other adults. I have also really enjoyed the
interacting I get to do with other Mums in the community and talking
about parenting, health issues and nutrition.
There is a great support network at Warrington Playcentre which has
been there for years and years, this is something that all the Mums
have treasured past and present.
This term has kicked off with lots of terrific things happening: a new
flat turf area for the kids to ride their bikes, a trip to the Mayfair
Theatre to see Songs of the Sea, a visit to the Library and many more
on the horizon.
We have room for more families to attend our Tuesday and Friday
sessions, so if you are
at home with your little ones contemplating Playcentre then please
come along and see for yourself how special our centre really is, we'd
love to meet you and your little ones.
This term we have seen a change in our President role, with the
wonderful Jo Wass handing the keys over to Rowan Holt. Jo has done a
brilliant job for our Playcentre over the past 18 months and we are
really appreciate her doing so.
We have said 'Good luck and farewell our friends' to Esther, Eli and
Mikey who will all be starting school. What wonderful children they
are and a pleasure it has to have had them as part of our play centre
family for so long.
You can contact our Playcentre during session times at 027 227 7329.

by Hannah Randall


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The Blueskin Bayleaf: Spinach

My vege garden is overflowing with lovely spinach at the moment and I
am always looking for interesting ideas to use it. You can use it in
all sorts of pies, quiches, pasta, risotto, salads and it is a good
source of calcium. My friend Hannah gave me this recipe and it is
absolutely superb – you must try it – everyone in our family loves
it! Use the freshest produce possible for best results.

Hannah's Spinach and Mushroom Soup

One colander full of fresh spinach leaves, washed
4 large field mushrooms
25g butter
2 onions, chopped
5 cloves of garlic
3 Tbs flour
1/2 cup of mixed fresh herbs (thyme, marjoram, sage, tarragon)
1 1/2 cups of stock (chicken, beef or vege)
1 cup milk
Salt and pepper

Saut_ the onions in the butter, add the flour and cook for a couple of
minutes. Add a splash of milk then the chopped garlic. Add the
mushrooms, stir then add the stock and simmer for a few minutes. Get
the herbs and put in a mortar & pestle with a little bit of boiling
water – this helps release the flavours (a Jamie Oliver trick) then
give them a good bash. Add the herbs with the milk to the soup pot,
season with salt and pepper. Put the spinach on top and put a lid on
the pot – leave for a few minutes until the spinach is nice and
wilted. Use a stick blender to wiz it up then serve hot with croutons
and feta cheese. Mmmm

by Rowan Holt

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Fire and Juggling festival in Warrington

The OUSA Fire and Juggling Club is holding a Fire and Juggling
Festival at Millervale Retreat Centre from November 9-12. The festival
will feature a free Public Show on Saturday night at 7pm and everyone
is welcome to attend.

To be run in cooperation with the Circo Arts performers from
Christchurch, the Festival will offer workshops on juggling,
unicycling, stilt walking, acro-balance, trapeze, fire performing
arts, clowning and miming, drumming and many more, with experienced
tutors, some from overseas. The course attendance costs $20 per day
and includes yummy vegeterian food.

If you would like to know more please contact me on 021 1215738 or
email oneflammableguy @ hotmailcom.

by Beata Lewandowska-Pociecha, OUSA Fire and Juggling Club
oneflammableguy @ hotmail . com

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Wednesday, 17 October 2007

Re: Garden Club (next meeting)

I have just realised that I have not put the date of our next meeting
in the report.

The date of the next meeting is Thursday 8 November 2007. This is in
the form of a "Garden Ramble". We will be visiting gardens in the
Warrington area commencing at 6.30pm. Please contact Lyne Carlyle on
4822 822 for further details if you are interested in joining us.

by Lesley Smith

Tuesday, 16 October 2007

MP for Dunedin North (column): Poozling

(Note from the Editors: Blueskin News welcomes Pete Hodgson to our
pages as his electorate boundaries have shifted to cover our area from
next year's Election. Until then Jacqui Dean and Mahara Okeroa remain
officially our MPs so we will welcome articles from all three Members
during this interegnum.)

Poozling

I'm not sure why, but thirty years ago that which we now call
recycling was known as 'poozling' and the product of poozling was
known as 'poozle'. More accurately poozle was recycled building
materials from old abandoned houses, used to refurbish old unabandoned
houses.

I owned an old house. It cost me $9,200 so you might imagine that
some of it was rotten. In particular, weather boarding had not
weathered well. The exact shape was not available from the timber
merchants, so poozle was needed.

A poozle hunt was mounted and that is how I came to first travel to
Warrington from Leith Valley where I had just shifted to (having been
born and raised in Whangarei – but that's another story). There to my
wonderment and joy were weatherboards just like my weatherboards.

They were lovingly removed and relocated to my place, stripped,
attached and painted. And they haven't rotted. They are Rimu. They
are there today. I am not. I have long since relocated to Sawyers Bay.
And neither is the building I poozled. It was called Seacliff
Hospital.

by Pete Hodgson MP

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Blueskin Garden Club (column)

September was a very busy month for members of the Blueskin Garden
Club. On 22 and 23 September we held our annual Spring Flower Show at
the Waitati Hall. This was a very successful show with 790 entries all
of which produced a very colourful and interesting display. Thanks to
the pupils and staff of Waitati and Warrington schools for entering
into the spirit of our show and producing excellent entries in the
children's section. Those children present at the prizegiving on
Sunday afternoon all received a flower to plant in their garden.

Thanks also to the judges who had the very hard job of judging the
variety of different sections, especially the daffodils that were many
and varied. All in all it was a most successful Spring Flower Show
thanks to the community spirit that prevails.

Results

Children's trophy: shared by Devon Familton, Grace Cunningham,
Stephanie Pinker and Lichen Sorrel (5 points each). All from
Warrington School.
Shrub and individual trophies: Daphne Henderson
Best Exhibit: Glenys Clements
Best Bloom: Ruth Spears
Floral Art: Rowena Park
Family with most points: Patten-Burrow family
Raffle: Lyn Hastie, Brian Hailes, Val Ransom, Ray Russell, Laurie
Hughes, Anna-Lise Seifert, Pru Casey

The following weekend (for our October meeting) a van load of Club
members travelled to Lawrence for the day. We had a very full day
with a stop off for morning tea, a visit to Weaver, Lindy Chinnery
where we purchased several items, a visit to The Ark garden (where we
purchased plants of course). Then it was off to lunch at the Lemon
Tree Cafe – this was a most leisurely and enjoyable lunch full of
chatter and lovely food! This was followed by a bit more retail
therapy then off to see the fantastic display of daffodils growing
wild at the old brewery at Weatherstons just outside Lawrence. There
has been a lot of clearing of the gorse and broom in the area which
has revealed hundreds more daffodils some of which date back to early
this century. It was an amazing sight well worth a visit.

We arrived back in Waitati around 7pm (having left at 8.30am) tired,
but full of enthusiasm for our next garden visit. Thanks to Glenys
Barnett from the Mt Cargill Trust for providing the van for the day.

by Lesley Smith

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Tuesday, 9 October 2007

Waitati Hall Committee annual general mneeting

Everyone is welcome – we need new members to come onto the committee!
We only have about four meetings per year.

Duties include maintenance and management of this well used community
facility. If you want to know more then talk to Louise at the Blueskin
Bay Library or Mandy Mayhem.

by Louise Booth

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Tuesday, 2 October 2007

As if human poo isn't bad enough . . .

The amount of dog poo at the Warrington Playground has
become a talking point for parents. While most people
try to ignore the unsighly doggie doo around our
streets, for young toddlers and crawling babies dog
poo is a health risk, especially at a children's
playground.

In a small community like Warrington it best to avoid
conflict and the best way to achieve this is for
everyone to respect each other's concerns.

Here is what the Council says:

• Under DCC bylaws, Dogs are prohibited from entering
playgrounds

• Under DCC bylaws owners must keep their dogs under
control, and therefore, cannot let their dogs roam
without supervision

• Under DCC bylaws it is offence to not clean up after
your dog, this carries a $200 fine

On behalf of all parents of young children please
ensure you respect the DCC bylaws and respect the
health of our young children.

by Rhys Owen
Warrington resident & parent

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Monday, 1 October 2007

Do your paperwork, or you'll get some more to do

Constable Jon-Paul Tremain is bothered about rural drivers' attitude
to paperwork – warrants of fitness, vehicle registrations, and
graduated licences. "Ensure your vehicles are up to scratch and
roadworthy, Jon warned. "Learner and restricted drivers, it is time to
move on to either your full licence or the next part of the graduated
system, don't allow yourself to be ticketed with hefty fines, the cost
of moving on is far less than the cost of accruing infringement
notices."

Jon also issued a plea for drivers to "please keep an eye out for
people on foot, riding bicycles, or riding on horseback, remember we
share the roads – we don't own them."

by the editors

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