Saturday, 29 November 2008

Blueskin Bay radio news for Friday November 28

Blueskin Bay radio news for Friday November  28


Puketapu Radio presents Blueskin Bay local news in association with


There will be a Waitati Energy Project event at Waitati Hall on Thursday 4th December. 'Waitati Research Feedback: a Public Meeting' will be held from 5.30 – 7pm. Researchers from the Otago Energy Research Centre will present final and interim research results from the research projects completed or ongoing in Waitati.


There will be a free performance of folk music from Latin America next Friday, 5 December, from 6.30pm at Waitati Hall. Sophia León de la and Miguel Molina Lagos will be performing. The pair are keen to run a community music workshop on Saturdays next year, primarily working with zampoñas (also called Pan pipes). Through grant applications, they hope to gain sufficient resources for enough instruments to run a full-scale music workshop in 2009.

Work has begun on the Orokanui Ecosanctuary’s visitor and education centre. Heavy machinery is now in place preparing the site with construction expected to take nine months. The Ecosanctuary is open for guided tours at the cost $20 per adult and $10 per child, with half price for members. Tours are for 1½ hours with a maximum of 10 people per guide.  The Ecosanctuary has available gift vouchers for guided tours and fence post plaques. Also available are sets of cards of native birds that are already at home in the sanctuary (from oil paintings of artist Peter Caley) and children’s t-shirts featuring a wood cut of the kaka by Liz Abbott.

Next Friday is national Jandal Day, the major fundraiser for the local Warrington Surf Lifesaving Club. Street collectors will be outside Gardens New World in Dunedin, Blueskin General Store in Waitati, Warrington Post Office boxes and other points north, as far as Palmerston. Also on sale will be the popular jandal key rings.

A meeting will be held on Thursday December 11 at Waitati Hall to look at setting up Neighbourhood Support groups in the area. It has been organised by Louise Booth from Blueskin Bay Library, who hopes people from Waitati and beyond will be interested in setting up groups. The meeting will begin with a pot luck meal at 6pm.



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