Friday, 27 June 2008

Print this out to register for W3 Ride Share

W3 Rush Hours Ride Share Register

Thank you for joining the W3 Ride-Share. This is 'carpooling' with no
obligations and it's about one-way travel. The ride-share will work
when there is enough people participating and if you sometimes get out
of your car and be the person getting a lift.

This register is to formalise the Ride Share. In doing so, we hope
people will feel more willing to, and secure about, joining an
organised scheme.

Your personal details will be kept confidential to those administering
the scheme. We ask that you state your likely times of travel (you
are not committed to these times) so we can show how many car spaces
are likely to be travelling to and from Dunedin at certain times.

This scheme is initially concerning Rush-Hours: 0700 � 0900 to Dunedin
and 1600 � 1800 home. Pick-up points are: Waitati opposite Gallery,
NZBlood (oneway north) and Willowbank Motor Court (oneway north).

W Rush Hours Ride Share is for all the community, including teenagers
and people without cars. It is also a scheme that other northern
communities are welcome to join.

It will cost you $2 to travel each way if you are getting a ride.

REGISTER NOW: print this blog article out, fill it in with a pen and
drop it off in the Blueskin Bay Library slot.

Likely number of spaces in car:

(the following section will not be publicly available)

Name:

Car model/Colour/Rego:

Address:

Contact Details (email, phone # and postal):

Likely Times of Travel (to the closest half hour prior to travel) �
please specify times even if outside of Rush-hours:

(to Dunedin) (to Waitati)

Monday: am: pm:

Tuesday: am: pm:

Wednesday: am: pm:

Thursday: am: pm:

Friday: am: pm:

Saturday: am: pm:

Passing: a) NZBlood (tick) □ b) Willowbank Motor Court only (tick) □

Please tick this box if you want to be sent update information on the
W Ride- Share □

Thank you.

Administration Use Only: Date: Paid $2: □

Entered into Database: (tick) □ ID given:

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Police Community Report

During the evening on Friday 13 June 2008, a vehicle entered the
Waikouaiti Sports and Rodeo Grounds and drove on to the number one
field doing several wheelies and donuts, the offender broke a chain
link to gain entry to the rugby grounds, and while the damage caused
wasn't significant it was enough to have impacted on the parents and
children that were at the grounds for junior rugby the following
morning, and to add insult to injury no one called police at the time
the offence occurred.

Warrington Domain is experiencing the same problem and the winter
conditions are often "right" for this type of offending. Police are
endeavouring to address this issue and the public can assist by
phoning and providing as much information as possible when these
incidents occur. I understand the frustration some locals are
experiencing and would say that common sense must prevail, don't put
yourself at risk, situations such as these can spiral out of control
very quickly and become an unnecessary tragedy.

A burglary at an address along Coast Road, Karitane on 13 or 14 June
2008 occurred and the thieves got away with a water blaster, welder
and other tools, this incident along with five reported petrol thefts
from boats at Karitane in June highlight the fact that criminals
consider Karitane a soft touch. Local residents are advised to please
report any suspicious activity regardless of how trivial it may appear
to be.

Lastly police have dealt with several minor traffic incidents this
month including assisting with traffic control to move stock, and
dealing with sheep and horses that have found their way on to State
Highway One.

Remember if you require information regarding road conditions
telephone Transit New Zealand on 0800 44 44 49.

If you see anything suspicious or if you wish to speak to the Police
regarding any other matter you can contact us on 03 465 9127. In
emergencies dial 111. Until next month, take care.

Constable Jon-Paul Tremain
New Zealand Police
Waikouaiti

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Tuesday, 24 June 2008

Sustainable Living classes in Waitati and Waikouaiti

SUSTAINABLE LIVING CLASSES IN WAITATI AND WAIKOUAITI

This interactive eight-week course will assist you to

a.. Learn and share practical tips that make a difference and can save you money

b.. Meet others in your community who are interested in living more sustainably

c.. Gain support for introducing lifestyle changes you want to make

UPCOMING COURSES

WAITATI COMMUNITY

Start Date: Tuesday 22 July

Each Tuesday: 9.30-11.30am

WAIKOUAITI COMMUNITY

Start Date: Wed 23 July

Each Wednesday: 10am-noon

ENROLMENT AND COSTS

All courses are free but a Koha/Donation is requested ($25-35 recommended)

Courses are restricted to a maximum of 14 people. REGISTRATION IS ESSENTIAL

Registration or enquiries to Maureen Howard, Phone 4739967, Email
mhoward@slingshot.co.nz

The Sustainable Living Programme is brought to you locally by the
Dunedin City Council

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Shellfish gathering

Employees of Southern Clams Ltd harvest cockles in Blueskin Bay.
Photos by Mike McAlevey.

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Monday, 23 June 2008

Warrington Surf Life Saving Club (column)

It may be winter but club activities keep on. This year Warrington
Club has been up and running for 30 years, our meeting room is 10
years old and we are in the throes of an exciting new extension. Our
warm, sunny meeting room is getting a kitchen and toilet addition.
This will make a big difference when we host functions and save having
to go upstairs to our very small kitchen in the A-frame.

Our room will be self sufficient which is great and we are so looking
forward to it being completed. Downstairs there are new changing
rooms, toilets and showers which will leave the A-frame for our
lifeguards own use and save congestion at busy times.

All buildings will be freshly painted and spick and span for next
season. Special thanks to our fundraising officer Pru Casey who has
been behind all the funds raised for this wonderful project.

Would you like to save petrol and time spent running the kids into
town for sport? Why not join the surf club? There's something for
everyone and you don't need to be young either. There's lifeguarding
(or course), patrol support, officer positions, fundraising,
barbequeing, sport, competition, travel – you name it we do it.
'Become a Lifeguard' training is available to anyone 14 or over who
can swim 400metres in 9 minutes. Other training will be undertaken by
qualified instructors – first aid, radios, "reading" the surf etc.
There are free uniforms including a jacket and sunhat as well as the
use of the club rooms and gear to practise/play on. We have boards of
all sizes, canoes, skis and an inflatable rescue boat and there's
coaching available to use all this craft.

Sounds like fun, especially when you get to surf with the dolphins.
Lifegaurds are on a roster and usually get to do 4 or 5 patrols over
the season between November and March. Volunteering in our community
in a fun way with your mates – what better way to spend the summer
days?

Swimming lessons are provided all year for clubbies at the Hawksbury
Pool and our aim is for all our young swimmers to become competent
lifeguards.

Our club has purchased a cell phone so all families will be kept in
touch with text messages about events, meetings etc. We also have a
club laptop so no reason for any clubbies to not know what's
happenning.

Otago Surf Life Saving is about to celebrate it's 75th anniversary.
Current club members and anyone who has been in the past is welcome to
come along to any of the following events. Friday 22 August get
together at St Kilda club, supper provided. Saturday 23 August 2pm
photos at St Clair Club, 6pm Celebrations and Prizegiving at the
Glenroy Auditorium tickets for the meal and some drinks are $40.00
and you will be assured of a great night. Contact Lyn on 4822896 if
you would like to join Warrington clubbies and go along. Sunday 24
August 11am Otago AGM and Barbecue at St Kilda. Sounds like a great
weekend to catch up with old team mates and celebrate how far we have
come over the years.

Jandal Day - some of you will have seen people out in unforms
collecting on street corners and locally. This year it will be held on
5th December.This will be an annual event to raise our profile as well
as much needed funds. All monies raised in Otago stay in Otago and
club's receive a share depending on how many collectors they can
provide. Last year Warrington was the second highest collector amongst
6 Otago Clubs. So, locals, businesses, schools etc, please pencil in
the date and get in behind this worthwhile cause. More info on this as
it comes to hand.

Our Annual General Meeting will be held in August or September so give
some thought as to positions you may wish to help out with.

Next General Meeting will be held in our renovated club rooms, Monday
7th July, 7.30pm, all welcome.

by Lyn Hastie

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Blueskin Bay Cafe

Blueskin Bay Cafe

Open every day from 8.30am until 4pm.

We have recently decided to grind a new coffee bean - Roasted
Addiqtions Organic Fairtrade - it's origins have lent it a delicious
flavour!!!

For the months of July and August mention this ad to receive your
special discount card - you will get every 5th cup of coffee free!!!

We continue to provide high quality cabinet food, all made freshly on
the premises. Also available a varied and scrumptious black board
menu.

Gluten free and vegan options are always available. Eat in or take away.

Save fuel and support our local Cafe, meet friends, relatives in our
warm, friendly surroundings, we look forward to seeing you.

Out catering and private functions available on request – please phone
Lee Hastie: 4822633.

Warrington Reserve Group (column): Community Tree Planting Day

It gives us great pleasure to tell you that the replanting of the area
at Warrington Domain, where the pines trees were cut down three years
ago, is finally, really, actually going to happen! We have three
community planting days planned, the first one being Sunday 6 July at
10:00am. We need your help, and hope you'll bring the kids (the
playground is close by), and spare a bit of time with a spade, so that
we can create a natural windbreak.

We also have two other planting days planned, on Sunday 20 July and
Sunday 27 July at 10:00am, in case we need more time to get all the
plants in, or the weather doesn't cooperate!

There are 1000 plants to put in the ground this July 2008 (grown by
volunteers at the Dunedin Environment Centre), and in July 2009 there
will be more. If you have walked past the site recently, you may have
noticed scrub cutting being done in preparation or piles of soil and
mulch being deposited. The purpose of the soil and mulch is to protect
the archaeological site below, and enable the plants to grow much
faster. A sturdy temporary rabbit proof fence will be constructed to
protect the plants, so the rabbits don't eat up all our hard work.

The Dunedin City Council has made a long term commitment to this site,
which we are very relieved about. We are fortunate to have the
expertise of ecologist David Blair, who has more than twenty years
experience in conservation project management, and local archaeologist
Brian Allingham, who first did excavation work on this site in the
early 1980s.

I'm sure many of you are as impatient as we are to see this site
replanted, and a windbreak restored, after years of various
frustrating hold-ups that were outside our community's control. This
replanting project has required a lot more input and energy from our
group than we initially expected. Because of this, the Playground
planting proposal (in Blueskin News June 2007) is on hold, until after
this current replanting project is established.

Due to budget constraints we are depending on good community spirit.
Many hands make light work – bring your friends for a Sunday morning
community event. Fun, friends, and an opportunity to establish a
beautiful area of native bush. We look forward to seeing you there.
Any questions, phone Karen 4822762.

by Karen Hobday


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Sunday, 22 June 2008

Blueskin Garden Club (column)

The June meeting of the Blueskin Garden Club was held in the Warrington
Hall with guest speakers Neville and Colleen Hastie who planted
Hazelnut trees on their property in Warrington in 2000.

Neville and Colleen took us through the trials and tribulations of
firstly obtaining the
trees from a nursery in Darfield, growing the correct number of female and
male trees (as the trees are wind pollinated), and working out the best way to
care and mulch the trees. In their first harvest they obtained the grand
total of 17 nuts! The trees are now producing well and the Hasties have
their loyal customers who swear by the nutritional benefits of hazelnuts.

The next challenge that Neville is working on is how to collect the nuts
once they have fallen off the trees. It was a very interesting talk –
we also saw photos of the development of the area, and best of all we
were able to sample the goods!

Our competition results were:

Vegetables: 1st Lyn Hastie

Flowers: 1st Lesley Smith, 2nd Lyn Hastie, 3rd Lyne Carlyle

Our next meeting will be on Saturday 12 July at the Warrington Hall when
we will try our hand at bead making.

This will be a full day commencing at 10.30am with a cup of tea. Any one
interested in joining us will be most welcome. Bring along a lunch to
share, and be prepared for a day of fun, creativity and of course more cups
of tea and coffee!

by Lesley Smith

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The Blueskin Bayleaf: Bean, Brassica and Sausage Salad

This is my favourite lunch meal at the moment – it's fresh, filling
and fast to construct and my kids will eat it!

Use whatever you have on hand as alternatives – but remember there is
never a substitute for quality so use the best ingredients you can. I
have baby red kale, Italian flat leaf parsley, mustard cress,
perpetual silverbeet and Paris Cos in the garden at the moment, and
none have been harmed in the harsh frosts – a mix of these young
leaves makes a delicious and substantial green salad. Also use
beetroot and radish seedlings as micro greens.

• 1 can Four Bean mix, or soak dry beans over night in warm water.
Rinse all beans before using.

• 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced

• 4 cups fresh leafy greens

• 3T oil

• Juice from 1/2 lemon

• 2 mandarins, peeled & segmented

• Salt and pepper

Mix the above together in a bowl.

• Your favourite sausage: try a Cumberland or chorizo for something special.

Fry up the sausage in a pan. It doesn't matter if it falls apart a bit
while it cooks. Chop it up into 1cm bits. Once done, place on plate
lined with paper towels to soak up excess oil.

Plate the salad into pasta bowls, make a little nest then place in sausage.

Serve topped with a thick slice of toasted ciabatta or any dry bread
that will soak up dressing left in the bottom of the bowl. Sprinkle
with coarse salt and fresh cracked pepper.

by Rowan Holt

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Derek's Garden Diary: There are never enough parsnips

July is the coldest month around Blueskin Bay with an average daily
maximum temperature of about 10°C and a minimum of about 3°C. Silver
beet, kale, brussel sprouts and leeks will keep growing slowly but
very few seeds will germinate at such low temperatures. Even broad
beans need the soil to be above 6°C. The aim by July is to have the
things you are going to eat; leeks, kale, cabbages, celery, parsnips,
carrots etc almost fully grown and a bunch of other things; cabbages,
broccoli, broad beans, seedling onions etc a few months old, ready to
grow quickly when spring arrives. The old type of purple sprouting
broccoli that forms lots of small flower heads was bred to over-winter
and usually does better than the green varieties, but it requires a
lot more planning and unless you planted seeds last December, you will
be out of luck.

In fact a bit of planning, dreaming maybe, is the best sort of
vegetable gardening to do in July – apart from, that is, collecting as
much organic matter, animal manures, seaweed, old hay, fallen leaves,
as you can. Toss it directly onto the garden as mulch or make compost.
Think back to what worked well last year. The seedling leeks that I
grew eventually did much better than the bundles of plants I bought,
even though I thought they were planted out a month or so too late.
And what wasn't so successful? The peas got mildew, (a greyish white
bloom on the leaves) in the dry weather and the potatoes didn't do
that well for the same reason. Much more organic matter in the soil
should help retain the moisture next year.

Most garden books advise writing this all down; recording seed sowing
and harvesting dates, drawing up a plan to ensure you move crops
around, so that you don't grow the same thing in the same spot until
two seasons have passed. Every now and then I find a scrap of paper,
an old envelope, a notebook, even an Excel sheet with a couple of
cryptic entries like "Aug 20 BB' C's Dwarf". A month or so later the
entries, like New Year's resolutions, cease. I am sure it is a good
idea though, especially when you are starting a garden. This month I
am going to write PLANT MORE PARSNIPS (and remember to thin them out)
in large orange letters and stick it on my fridge.

by Derek Onley

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COMING EVENT

The Annual Waitati School PTA 'Bit Of A Do' will take place in mid August.

Affordable, Pleasurable, Danceable: it's all that and much more.

Look for signs in all the usual places and in next month's Blueskin News.

• Meanwhile, the Green Party event previously scheduled for 5 July has
been postponed

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"Oh! Great!" were the surprised words Warrington resident Rhys Owen
uttered as his name was called in the draw at the Waitati Energy
Project Warm Homes Evening. Rhys, father of a seven week old and a two
year old was still glowing one week later after the win of the big
prize. The Owen's house in Warrington has a few old thin R-2 batts in
the ceiling, but much of it is un-insulated and the Novatherm
insulation, with a very high R-value, will be very appreciated by the
Owens. It'll be rolled out over the existing batts and cover all the
uninsulated roof space as well, making their house much healthier and
more energy efficient.

As part of the prize, Bruce Ritchie of Whare Mahana has organised his
team to install the Novatherm later in July. The Owen's house won't be
the simplest place to retrofit. There is no internal access to the
roof-space, so Rhys will have to remove the tin to get to the roof
cavity, but once the headache of installation is over winter will be a
lot cosier in their household.

by Scott Willis

photo by Peter Dowden

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Waitati Energy Project (Column)

A Big Thanks to all who helped and offered prizes and expertise for
the WEP Warm Homes Energy Info Evening on the 12th of June. The
evening was a big success, with a full hall and though ironically it
was as chilly as hell, the consensus from people I've spoken to is
that the evening was very worthwhile. We'd like to design things that
work for everybody, so please send any ideas or suggestions to the WEP
or come to meetings. Specifically, without the voluntary effort of
people involved in the WEP (and who are often part of the other
voluntary associations as well) nothing could have happened. We have a
dynamic voluntary community and the more passionate people involved,
the better!

Our big sponsor, Novatherm, made the very generous donation of a
house-lot of ceiling insulation for the night's big prize. Whare
Mahana, contractors for EECA's insulation and efficiency schemes also
donated labour for the installation of the Novatherm. Throughout the
evening there were giveaways, generously supplied by Placemakers, who
also provided props for the talks. Just about everybody walked away
with something, from energy efficient light-bulbs to draught tape and
switch timers, while Rhys Owen of Warrington walked away with the
night's big draw: 120 square metres of roof insulation plus
installation. Our speakers, Energy Auditor Bob Draper, DCC Energy
Manager Neville Auton, and Bruce Ritchie of Whare Mahana all covered
different bases: respectively energy audit techniques; everything on
household energy; and subsidies for improving household efficiencies.
It was a very full evening and everyone I've spoken to seems to have
been motivated to make some energy change or improvement in their
home.

What we're starting to do now is to consolidate the Waitati Energy
Project. With the current and proposed activities of the WEP, and our
requirements (mainly funds and legal framework), consolidation is
necessary. At our last meeting a feasibility study of community scale
and ownership of generation was proposed. Add that to the ongoing
maintenance of relationships with external partners, relationship
building in terms of new projects, co-ordinating community and
research and sharing news, and we have a lot on, without even getting
to new projects and events. It is time to see if we can get a body
together, and win some funds both for administration and specific
projects.

Coming up is another big event in August. On Sunday 10 of August we
are hosting an Energy Expo at Waitati Hall. Invitations to exhibitors,
participants and local innovators will soon be going out, so if you
have any requests, suggestions or ideas please contact the WEP. Mark
the date in your diary!

It has been a busy month. Our Otago Energy Research Centre links are
really producing fuel, with a number of research projects moving along
nicely. I promised more on this last month but it will have to wait.
And Waitati was on TV! (well, indirectly at least). On Sunday the 15th
of June, TV3 aired a piece under 'Business News'on Powerhouse Wind's
single blade turbine and featured an interview with Waitatian Hagen
Brueggerman. No space here to elaborate but you can find it on the TV3
website, looking under business news – look for 'innovative design'.

I hope you are keeping dry and warm. You can contact the Waitati
Energy Project at: scott.willis@otago.ac.nz or call 4822249.

by Scott Willis

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Orokonui Ecosanctuary (column)

Volunteer Awareness Week was held late June and the Otago Natural
History Trust, the promoters and developers of the Ecosanctuary,
celebrated it in style with a mid-winter Christmas pudding and mulled
wine affair attended by 50 of our volunteers. A presentation was made
to our local planting co-ordinator Valerie Fay herself a volunteer for
her sterling work in organising and enthusing teams of people to dig
in over 1200 plants so far this year. The next planting days are Mon
21 July and Sat 26 July. Please ring Valerie on 482 2806 the night
before if you intend going.

Another local volunteer and long-term Ecosanctuary supporter, Dunedin
school teacher Sue Hensley will soon commence a teaching fellowship at
the Ecosanctuary. Her research and teaching resource development work
will focus on the comparison of bush vitality between predator free
habitats and those suffering from predators. She will provide a boost
to the development of our education programme.

The Annual General Meeting of the Trust will be held on Monday 28 July
in the Marjorie Barclay Theatre, Otago Museum at 7.30pm. This year
trustees Kelvin Lloyd and Stewart Harvey will be standing down, but
both will be offering themselves for re-election. Following the
business part of the meeting, Neville Peat, trustee and well-known
author will talk about his current writing project, the Tasman Sea,
which gives us our identity, much of our weather and a lot of maritime
drama. Many of New Zealand's birds have established on these islands
after crossing the Tasman.

The closure due to pest eradication has been extended to the end of
September. No more mouse prints have been sighted but the hunter is
still trying to catch that last goat and the hares and there will be
several hunters and dogs this month to do a final check for possums.

For further information on the ecosanctuary, our office number is 482
1755, you can visit www.orokonui.org.nz or see our box at the Blueskin
Bay Library.

by Sue Hensley

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Saturday, 21 June 2008

W3 Ride Share (column)

Reduce your carbon footprint and save money

We have been flat tack with news media asking about our ride share
scheme and need a quiet weekend. So far W3 has been mentioned in
Blueskin News, ODT, Classic Hits, and Radio Dunedin, while The Star
may soon also have an article.

W3 Ride-Share is essentially for commuters during rush hours. You are
not obligated to pick up anyone, or at a particular time, nor do you
have to fill your car with people.

* Rush-hours are 0700 - 0900 (to town) and 1600 - 1800 (home) - these
hours may be extended if there is demand

* Car parking and a bike stand are available at the Blueskin Bay Library

* The Ride-Share is a one-way travel scheme

* People must pay $2 to the driver if they are getting the lift

* The scheme is about going past the pick-up points and seeing if
anyone is waiting for a lift

* People in the scheme will be wearing armbands (if waiting) or have
an id symbol on their dashboard

You get identification when you register at the Blueskin Bay Library
or Waikouaiti Library (cost $2). W3 Ride-Share is also for people who
do not have cars and for teenagers. Contact details on the
Registration Form will not be publicly available. This scheme will
start when enough people have registered. Tentatively this will be on
the 11th of August. For more information contact the Blueskin Bay
Library on 482-2444.

by Jackie Fanning

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Friday, 20 June 2008

OPINION: Take No Notice

We are extremely lucky in the Blueskin Bay area to have a very active
community with a large number of groups providing activities and
services for both adults and children. We have two well supported
primary and pre- schools, a great library, Volunteer Fire Brigade,
Surf Life Saving Club, Film Society and many other groups. There are
many fund raising events and community activities organised to support
and promote local groups.

Our local notice boards are also really important ways for us to get
the news out. The Waikouaiti Coast Community Board has recently made
grants to upgrade notice boards in both Waitati (outside the hall) and
Warrington (the notice board near the P.O. Boxes will soon be
replaced).

Sometimes people need an extra prompt to remind them about the date
and focus of an event. In Waitati some local people have made a
blackboard which is used regularly to promote local activities. At
Evansdale large signs are sometimes attached to the road barrier near
the turn off to Warrington. Workers who maintain the highway have
occasionally removed these on the grounds that they are distracting
for passing traffic (not nearly as distracting as the Habode I would
think!). The other favourite spot is nailed up under the "Don't Drink
the Water " sign.

On Thursday 12 June the Waitati Energy Group (of which I'm a member)
organised an information evening, aimed at helping people keep their
homes warmer and save money. The main speaker was Neville Auton who is
the Energy Manager for the DCC. A fantastic prize of a house lot of
ceiling insulation provided by NOVAtherm was on offer. A local artist
painted two colourful signs to remind people about this meeting. One
was put up in Waitati, over the "Water" sign and was taken down by
Water Department staff. The other one mysteriously disappeared from
below the "Water" notice at Evansdale, the day before the meeting.

This made some of us pretty mad. Who took it down? Was it some local
who is deeply offended by colourful signs promoting informative talks
on how to save power (I think the Government would be happy about the
aim of our meeting). I'd like to think we live in a friendly and
tolerant community where people respect others. The legs of the
Evansdale "Don't Drink the Water" sign are a great place to put up
notices, Surf Club and a number of other groups have used this space
to keep us informed of local events. As long as local notices are not
covering the "Water" sign they are not doing any harm, so please leave
them alone, next time you might win a house load of insulation!

by Geraldine Tait

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Blueskin Bay Craft Group

Blueskin Bay Craft Group

Are you a knitter, stitcher, spinner, beader, felter, crocheter, patch
worker … etc.?

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Are you interested in learning to re jig and recycle clothing?

We would like to start a group for friendship, and to learn new skills.

Come to an inaugural meeting on:

Thursday, July 3rd

7.00 - 9.00pm

Blueskin Bay Library

Supper and mulled wine provided.


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Waikouaiti Coast Community Board (column)

The date for the next Waikouaiti Coast Community Board meeting is 16
July at 5.30 pm. This time it will be in town, probably the Otara
Room, 2nd floor DCC Civic Centre.

To check on meeting room or to speak to one of your local Board
members you can contact Alasdair Morrison (Chairperson) 4822 505, Andy
Barratt 021 890 048, Gerard Collings 465 7604, Nancy Higgins 4821 198,
Murray Holland 465 7482, Cr Andrew Noone 465 7157, or myself Geraldine
Tait 4822 517.

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Blueskin Bay Library (column)

A merry mid-winter to you all, and here comes July when we will start
to notice days becoming a little longer if not warmer, yet. So light
the fire, put on another jersey, and make sure that your supplies of
books, DVDs, and CDs will not run out. For that, you need us. We are
also offering you activities such as the Warrington children's book
club, a new adults' book club, the annual honouring of all things
poetic on Poetry Day, and from July 1, new opening hours.

New Blueskin Bay Library Opening Hours

effective from July 1

Monday: 2.00 pm – 7.00 pm

Tuesday: 2.00 pm – 5.30 pm

Wednesday: 2.00 pm – 5.30 pm

Thursday: 2.00 pm – 6.00 pm

Friday: 10.00 am – 12.00 noon

2.00 pm – 6.00 pm

Saturday: 10.00 am – 1.00 pm

Poetry Project 2008 and Poetry Day Friday 18 July

To celebrate Poetry Day and encourage a love of poetry, Blueskin Bay
Library would like to invite you to contribute to our 2008 poetry
curtain and '2008 Blueskin Poets' anthology. The curtain will be
unveiled on Friday 18 July. Please email your poetry to Louise at:
lbooth@dcc.govt.nz by Friday 4 July. Please note that this is for
everyone belonging to the Blueskin Bay community.

Warrington Outreach

The library drives to Warrington School this month on the 9th and the
23rd of July. We are available for borrowing, returning and
registrations from 2pm till 3pm.

Children's Book Club at Warrington

Our enthusiastic members will be meeting on the 23rd July, from 3.15pm
till 4.30pm.

Staff book picks

Louise recommends 'The hospital by the river: a story of hope by
Catherine Hamlin with John Little'. This is a true story of how
Doctors' Catherine and Reg Hamlin set up Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital
in Ethiopia. It's a great but sobering read.

Carolyn recommends 'Moral Disorder' by Margaret Atwood. These are
short stories that return to the same characters at different times in
their lives. Brilliant, absorbing.

by Louise Booth

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Wednesday, 18 June 2008

Waitati Edible Gardens

Midwinter greeting to you all. The WEGgies are proud (and late, sorry)
to announce that they are in full support of the Waitati School Edible
Garden. The garden has been reinvigorated by Michaela and other
helping hands including Jason Ross, who has created a wonderful
(colour coded) planting calendar. Now we all want one, but will have
to make do with Derek's Garden Diary. The WEGgies have decided to
supply seedlings for the school and do the weeding in the holidays.
Hooray and big up for the child Vegetablites of Watiati! May your mini
wheel barrows groan under the weight of eyebrow-high broccolis for
many years to come! If anyone wants to help the school garden, please
contact Michaela at the school.

by Lucy Jack

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WILD BLUESKIN: How many birds in your garden?

It is time for the second survey of garden birds to see if there is
any spread and increase in the number of birds and species in our
gardens since eradication of pests from the Orokonui Ecosanctuary.
For the first survey we did everything by email and will continue with
this, but have also put the questionnaire in the Blueskin News to try
to increase the level of participation in the local community.

The method of counting is very simple and similar to the national
survey that runs at the same time. During the week commencing July 13
you sit in a garden or by an open window for an hour and note all the
different species that visit, and also record the maximum number that
visit at any one time. If you see two Tuis early in the hour you
record '2', but if later on there are three together you just change
the '2' to '3'

Derek Onley will be running one-hour training sessions for those who
would like to take part, and if you have any queries you can call
Michael Fay at 4822806 or email mikeandvalfay @ paradise.net.nz . The
completed survey forms should be returned to Michael Fay, 827 Mt
Cargill Road, RD 2, Waitati. Happy counting.

by Michael Fay and Derek Onley

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Opinion: Motorists need schooling on bus rules

Hundreds of children around Blueskin Bay make the journey to and from
school safely by school bus each day and the Land Transport Safety
Authority (LTNZ) says that travelling by school bus is one of the
safest ways for children to travel: Children are 38 times more likely
to be injured walking to school and 28 times more likely to be injured
whilst being driven to school in a car than if they went by bus.*

But I wonder how many drivers can remember the speed limit imposed
when passing a stationary school bus? Well, to save you dragging out
your long forgotten Road Code, the requirement is that drivers slow to
20km/h when children are getting on or off a school bus.

LTNZ research shows that while school bus-related incidents occur in
equal numbers on high speed and lower speed roads, fatalities on high
speed roads are much higher. 75% of school bus-related fatalities
occur on roads with a 100 km/h speed limit. The faster a vehicle is
travelling, the higher the probability of a child being killed. If
vehicles travelled at the legal speed limit, these incidents would be
less frequent and when they did occur, they would cause less injury.

Vehicle speed and the probability of pedestrian death**
Initial speed of vehicle (km/h) 20 30 40 60 70 100
Probability of pedestrian death if hit at initial speed (%) 5 8 27 90 99 100

We all know how unpredictable little people are and I think it's
fairly obvious that the law requiring road users to slow down when
passing a school bus is there for a reason. So please – slow down
before a family has the tragedy of an injured child and a driver is
scarred by the trauma of inflicting that tragedy.

by Julie Cook

References

* LTNZ figures quoted in McCrystal, John 'On the Buses in New
Zealand', Wellington: Grantham House/BCANZ, 2007, p148.

** http://www.transport.govt.nz/assets/NewPDFs/Speeeding-Crash-Factsheet-07-July-web.pdf

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Happy Hands Craft Group

Happy Hands Craft Group meet every 2nd & 4th Wednesday at the
Palmerston Community Centre.

New members most welcome.

For more information phone Lyne 4822822 Marlene 4822348.

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READING GROUP

Are you interested in starting a reading group, where we could discuss
our favourite, or recently read books? We would meet in the Blueskin
Cafe for a coffee and discussion once a month.

The group is best suited to a maximum of ten people so register now.

First meeting Monday 14th July 10.30 at Blueskin Cafe.

If you are interested or need further information please contact
Elizaberth Knife 482 1025.


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Sunday, 15 June 2008

Waitati - Are you interested in living a more Sustainable Lifestyle?...

There are a lot of great groups already operating in
Waitati, which are doing great work. Many people here are already making
changes toward living more sustainable lives. Waitati is a real hotbed
of environmentally conscious and creative thinking.

We have: The Waitati Energy Project, The Waitati Edible Gardens group,
The Waitati Enviro School project, the Orokonui Ecosanctuary, Blueskin
Baywatch, and tons of other fantastic stuff happening here. It's really
great to see.

So some people might ask, why do we need a "Sustainable Living" course?
Let me explain a bit about why I think one of these courses could be
useful for many of us...

Well, first of all these "Sustainable Living" courses have actually
been around for a while. The DCC (Dunedin City Council) has been running
these courses in Dunedin and it's surrounding townships/communities for
a couple of years now.

In February this year, one of these courses was run at Logan Park High
School and also one for our neighbours around the bay at Warrington.
They are currently being run at Opoho, at Logan Park (again), at Halfway
Bush, and even an in-house course for DCC staff. They have previously
been run for other communities/suburbs too.

The courses are facilitated by Dr. Maureen Howard and the DCC partially
funds the courses. Participants are also required to pay a small fee -
the suggested range is usually $25 to $35. It is run over 8
days/evenings and covers many different aspects of living a more
sustainable lifestyle. The classes are usually small, reasonably
informal groups (a maximum of 14 people).

Topics included are:

* An Introduction to Sustainability

* Rubbish & Recycling

* Shopping

* Water

* Energy

* Gardening

* Travel

As the advertisement from one of the recent courses says;

"This course will assist you to
A. Learn and share practical tips that make a difference and can save
you money
B. Meet others in your community who are interested in living more
sustainably
C. Gain support for introducing lifestyle changes you want to make"
Some comments from previous course participants have included:

"I would recommend this course to anyone with an interest in taking
practical steps towards a more sustainable lifestyle."

"It is inspiring and motivating to learn about sustainable living with a
friendly group of people and excellent tutor."

If you want to know a bit more, you can check out these websites:

http://www.cityofdunedin.com/city/?page=env_educ_shep

http://www.sustainable households.org.nz/
<http://www.sustainable%20households.org.nz/>

I personally think these courses are fabulous! A couple of years ago, my
partner Karen and I did one of them at Logan Park High School. We loved
it, and found it really useful. I know there are a few other people from
around these parts who have done the course too and have enjoyed it.

Now I know that like me, many of you Waitati folk are concerned about
the current state of the Environment. Issues such as Climate Change,
Peak Oil, and others are usually not too far from our thoughts. The
media is full of it these days. Even people who don't pay much attention
to these issues can't help but notice the recent hike in fuel prices,
and that even food is becoming more expensive.

Many of us really worry about what sort of world we are going to be
passing on to our children and grandchildren if things don't change. And
many of us are also coming to realise that it is US and our lifestyles
that need to be a major part of the change!

Most of us would like to make changes in our lives, to help be part of
the solution to these and other problems. Well, the Sustainable Living
course is a fantastic starting point!

If you have no idea how to start making changes, or are making some but
are not sure what else you can do, then this course will be perfect for
you!

In fact even if you are a veteran "Greeny", and have been living a
fairly sustainable lifestyle for the past umpteen years, then the course
can still be of benefit to you too. You are guaranteed to pick up a few
new ideas, and you are bound to meet some new people. It might even be a
good opportunity to share all your good ideas with others too!

Maureen is great. She is an awesome Facilitator/Teacher, and makes the
classes lots of fun... and the course content is brilliant!!! I learned
tons of things I had never even heard about before. It is very
comprehensive, and well presented. The other great thing is meeting
other folk who are also interested in living more sustainable lives, and
then networking and swapping ideas with them.

The course gives you TONS of great ideas for things you can do in your
home, and in your day-to-day life that can help you live a more
environmentally freindly, "Sustainable" lifestyle.

So here's the thing: I need to find out whether enough interest exists
to get one of these courses up and running here in Waitati!... (But I
need to know VERY SOON!!!)

Maureen has already agreed to run a course here in Waitati, just for
us...

...IF there is sufficient interest to warrant it!

Although she is currently busy running 4 of these courses in Dunedin,
she will be finished in July. She has proposed to then run a daytime
course for us beginning Tuesday July 22. It would go from 9:30 to 11:30
am, and would continue at the same time each Tuesday for 8 weeks.

I am actually keen to do this course again myself. It's been a while
since I did the first one, and Maureen informs me that a lot of new
material and ideas have been incorporated into the course. So that's at
least one person confirmed!

So here's what I'm hoping to get from you folk...

Firstly, I want to know...

1: Who else is keen? If You are interested in participating in one of
these courses, then please let me know.

I would also like to know:

2. How many other members of your family (if any) would be interested.

3. If the proposed dates / days / times don't suit you, then what dates
/ days / times would suit you better.

4. Any other comments, questions, or ideas you might have.

Please get back to me no later than next Friday, the 20th of June.

Once I've got an idea of who is keen, I will let Maureen know, and then
I will let you know whether a course is going to be run or not.

My email address is: carldscott @ yahoo.co.nz

My phone number is: 482 1482

My mobile number is: 027 2275 726 (027 carl scott) (Note: My mobile is
broken at present, but I hope to have it fixed by Tuesday!)

by Carl Scott
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Saturday, 14 June 2008

Warrington Taekwondo Club (column)

The South Island Taekwondo Championship Tournament will be held June 28 at
the Caledonian Gymnasium, Andersons Bay Rd (beside The Warehouse).

Doors open at 8am.

Over 150 competitors are expected to compete from all over the South Island
including six from Waitati!

There will be plenty of action. The tournament will follow WTF Rules
www.wtf.org
Spectators are welcome. Come and offer your support and encouragement.

by Tim Bain

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Midwinter Craft Workshop

Please keep this Saturday June 14 and Sunday 15 June free! We are organizing
a fun filled weekend offering a variety of craft workshops including:
felting, crochet, sewing, mosaics, needle-felting, beading, and embroidery.
The workshops will run from 10 – 4pm in the Waitati hall. Register your
interest at the Blueskin Bay Library. $10 entry charge for the whole
weekend, this will cover lunch and electricity or a koha if attending just
part of the weekend. There will be a small charge with some workshops.

*Saturday afternoon:*

Needle felting with Jenna Packer - $5 charge

Cross Stitch embroidery workshop with Liz Knife - $5 charge

Making Rag rugs workshop with Maureen Hailes

*Sunday afternoon:*

Beading workshop with Brydie - $5 charge

Crochet, recycling old clothes and mosaics will run all weekend. Please
bring any clothing that you would like to recycle, swap and chop up. Please
also bring old jerseys and tee-shirts and Nicky Clarke will show how to turn
them into an apron. There will sewing machines and irons set around the hall
for you to use during the weekend.

Come along and make some new friends. This is a wonderful networking
opportunity.

For further details ring Louise at the Blueskin Bay Library on 482 2444.

by Louise Booth

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Solstice Supper and Lantern Parade

Waitati School PTA and Blueskin Library

with entertainment to light up the shortest day

5.30pm Friday 20th June

• 5.30pm Lantern walk - meet at Blueskin library.

• 6.00pm Shared Supper – at Waitati Hall.

• 6.30pm Entertainment by Waitati School with Huata (Maori
story-telling); Waiata; Music; 1000th of a second theatre; and Dell

• 7.00pm Story-telling organized by Blueskin Library featuring Kaitrin McMillan.

• 7.30-8pm Finish

Hot chocolate $1.50, mulled wine $3.50, and soup for sale with a
shared supper (please bring a plate).

Glow sticks for sale $1 for two sticks.

Waitati School Raffle to be drawn in the evening with some great
prizes: 1hr massage (BodySynergy.co.nz); Home goods (Spotlight.co.nz);
Café voucher (Blueskin Café); Craft (Liz Abbott.co.nz); Magazines
(Blueskin General Store); DVDs (OfficeAlly.co.nz); Massage and
aromatherapy products; chocolate products; bath products; and more.

Please remember – CASH only!

On 10/06/2008, Louise Booth <lbooth@dcc.govt.nz> wrote:
> For Warrington School newsletter and Blueskin website.
>
> Thanks
> Louise
>
> Louise Booth
> Blueskin Bay Librarian, Dunedin Public Libraries
> Dunedin City Council
> Harvey Street, Waitati; PO Box 6, Waitati 9069, New Zealand
>
> Telephone: 03 482 2444, 03 474 3690; Fax 03 482 2445
> Email: lbooth@dcc.govt.nz; www.dunedinlibraries.com
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Julie Cook [mailto:jmcook@ihug.co.nz]
> Sent: Tuesday, 10 June 2008 01:39 p.m.
> To: Louise Booth
> Subject: Solstice Supper/Lantern Parade info
>
> Hi Louise
> This is what I've come up with for the "Solstice Supper".
> Let me know how it looks and if you want anything changed. Thank you.
> Kind regards
> Julie
>
>
> Louise Booth wrote:
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>> Hi people
>>
>> Read all about the exciting events we have planned at Blueskin Bay
>> Library. Click on this link.
>> _http://www.dunedinlibraries.com/home/?MIvalObj=bluenews2008june_
>>
>> Thanks
>>
>> Louise
>>
>> Louise Booth
>> Blueskin Bay Librarian, Dunedin Public Libraries
>> *Dunedin City Council
>> *Harvey Street, Waitati; PO Box 6, Waitati 9069, New Zealand
>>
>> Telephone: 03 482 2444, 03 474 3690; Fax 03 482 2445
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Monday, 9 June 2008

Midwinter Craft Workshop Weekend

Midwinter Craft Workshop Weekend
Saturday June 14 and Sunday 15 June
A fun-filled weekend offering a variety of craft workshops including:
felting, crochet, tie-dying, sewing, mosaics, needle-felting, beading,
and embroidery. The workshops will run from 10am-4pm in the Waitati
Hall. Register your interest at the Blueskin Bay Library, phone 482
2444. $10 entry charge, this will cover lunch and electricity. There
may be a small charge with some workshops. More details soon!

by Louise Booth

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Midwinter Craft Workshop Weekend

Midwinter Craft Workshop Weekend
Saturday June 14 and Sunday 15 June
A fun-filled weekend offering a variety of craft workshops including:
felting, crochet, tie-dying, sewing, mosaics,
needle-felting, beading, and embroidery. The workshops will run from
10am-4pm in the Waitati Hall. Register your interest at the Blueskin
Bay Library, phone 482 2444. $10 entry charge, this will cover lunch
and electricity. There may be a small charge with some workshops. More
details soon!

by Louise Booth

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Furry friend seeks a home

Hi my name is Mimi and I desperately need a home. I am three years old and
have been spayed. I also come with very good references. I'm very friendly
and would best suit a family with no other cats as I like to be the boss. I
catch mice but as a rule don't catch birds. If you would like to find out
more about me contact Louise at the library on 482 2480.

by Mimi

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Sunday, 1 June 2008

Waikouaiti Police Community Report May 2008

As most people know, road works are being carried out along parts of
State Highway 1; please be patient and adhere to speed limits and if
travelling to or from Dunedin allow extra time for the delays. Also
winter is fast approaching, so now is a good time to check the
condition of all vehicles and ensure they are roadworthy and safe to
be driven in the winter conditions.

Police have been advised of some reoccurring minor damage to plants at
the garden near the skate park at Waikouaiti, while this may seem
trivial, it frustrates those responsible for the care of the garden.
It has been suggested that the damage may be caused by individuals
using the skate park. Anyone caught committing offences in this area
can expect to be dealt with and may be asked to "lend a hand" with the
garden's maintenance.

Thefts of petrol from boats at Karitane recently can serve as a
reminder to lock it or loose it, and store any items of value
appropriately. Thieves will seize on any opportunity and these types
of offences will continue as long as the opportunity is there.

At about 7.00am on Sunday morning the 18th of May 2008, a white flat
deck Holden Rodeo was taken from an address on Stornoway St, Karitane.
It was recovered about an hour later on Thomas St, Waikouaiti. Shortly
before the theft a member of the public spoke to a tall thin European
male in his early twenties, along Coast Road not far from Scarp
Street, this male explained to the member of the public he had been in
the river and was trying to get to Waikouaiti. Police would like to
talk to this person, or anyone who may have had a young man staying
with them who arrived home early on Sunday morning with damp or wet
pants, and who had been out during Saturday night.

On Thursday 22 of May 2008, Police processed a Karitane man for
drink-driving after a member of the public reported him driving under
the influence of alcohol. He had driven about 50 metres from his home
address to the Karitane Store and attempted to purchase alcohol, he
was about to leave when thanks to the action of members of the
community police were able to apprehend him outside the store.

On 23 May 2008 Police executed search warrants at two addresses in
the local area. As a result one male was arrested on an outstanding
warrant, and another man dealt with for minor drug offences.

A Dunedin man appeared at the Dunedin District Court on Tuesday 27 May
2008, and pleaded guilty to injuring by unlawful act, this is in
relation to an incident which occurred at New Years at Bucklands
Crossing where another man was thrown onto a smouldering bonfire. He
is due to appear at the Dunedin District Court in June for sentencing.

Finally a local man will be appearing at the Dunedin District Court in
June in relation to an assault which occurred in the Waikouaiti CBD on
Saturday evening the 24th of May 2008. The assault relates to a minor
altercation which occurred between the two parties earlier that
evening.

Remember if you require information regarding road conditions
telephone Transit New Zealand on 0800 44 44 49.

If you see anything suspicious or if you wish to speak to the Police
regarding any other matter you can contact us on 03 465 9127. In
emergencies dial 111. Until next month, take care.

Constable Jon-Paul Tremain
New Zealand Police
Waikouaiti

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Great news for our local dolphins

The Minister of Fisheries announced yesterday the measures to protect
our endangered Hector's dolphin. Here is the part of these measures
that will affect our local dolphins:

South Island east coast—from Cape Jackson in the Marlborough Sounds to
Slope Point in the Catlins:

• ban commercial and recreational set netting in most areas to four
nautical miles offshore, except for flounder fishing in designated
areas in winter
• ban commercial and recreational setnetting to around one nautical
mile offshore around Kaikoura
• restrict the type of trawl gear used within two nautical miles of shore

You can read the whole report by going to The Progressive Party
website http://www.progressive.org.nz/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=3122

Many thanks to all those people who sent postcards, text messages etc
to the government – I am sure you made a difference.

by Jennie Upton

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