Friday, 31 October 2008

Blueskin Bay local news briefs

November is a big month for music at the Waitati Hall, starting on
Saturday 1 November with the 'Bit of a Revolution' pre-election dance
featuring the wall-to-wall sound of ten-piece R&B band Soul Deep.
Later in the month 'Nature' songwriter and former Waratah Wayne Mason
will showcase his latest album on Thursday 20 November.

The Dunedin City Council's rubbish survey forms have been distributed
to Blueskin Bay residents this week. The survey aims to establish
residents' views on how future rubbish and recycling services should
be delivered. The deadline for returning completed forms is Friday
November 15.

The monthly market at Seacliff is on again this Sunday. Stalls offer a
range of scrummy food, fresh vegetables, plants, clothing and general
bric-a-brac. The market is held at the Art Shed on the main coast road
between 11am and 2pm.

Playcentre's new 'Space' childcare service for East Otago, catering to
babies up to six months old, gets underway next week. Warrington child
educator Christine Rainbow says the service will begin this coming
Thursday at Palmerston Playcentre. Because two child educators will be
commuting from Warrington for each session, parents and babies will be
welcome to car-pool.

The Orokunui Ecosanctuary is now open to the public but for guided
tours only. That's because tracks, maps and facilities are still being
developed. The cost for adults is $20 for non-members and $10 for
members. Bookings are essential.

Members of the Blueskin Garden Club are heading over the hills and
across the sea to the Broad Bay/ Portobello Plant Fair and Garden Tour
on Sunday. They will visit nine local gardens and the Broad Bay china
shop. The garden tour starts at 12.30.

The Warrington Surf Lifesaving Club begins summer beach safety patrols
tomorrow. The life guards will patrol every weekend throughout the
summer from midday until 5pm. Sunday is the club's open day. Everyone
is welcome to go and look round the club facilities and hear about the
club's regular beach fun and sports for children and adults. The open
day starts at 10.30am.

If you are a knitter, stitcher, spinner, beader, felter, crocheter, patch
worker or some other form of craftsperson, the Blueskin Bay Craft
Group invites you to join them this coming Thursday evening. The group
meets at Blueskin Bay Library from 7pm to 9pm.

More about these and other stories can be found on Blueskin Bay's
local volunteer news website,

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