Tuesday, 30 December 2008

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Seacliff's Coast Road Market day

We are continuing the market in 2009 on the first Sunday of the month
- the next one is January 4th.

by Liz Abbott

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Waitati enjoys Latin sounds

Feet tapping, hands clapping, children happy and running round,
singing and all sorts of musical instruments were on at a free concert
that was offered to our community recently.

The evening of Latin music was performed by Sophia Leon de la Barra
and Miguel Molina and they even came with a band cat, local Libarian
Louise Booth's cat Mimi and local dog, Stella who spent the evening
trying to play with the children to 13 month year old Poppy Forest's
delight.

The evening's purpose was to get people's interests in the music
workshop that Sophia and Miguel plan to run for the community, the
workshop will mostly be working with panpipes.

"Music is really good to explore things about yourself " Miguel Molina says.

The workshops will include piñata making and drawing and all forms of
art and they are being run because they are a great way to explore
different arts and what they involve.

By 2009 they hope to have the funding to get these music workshops off
the ground but until then they are having weekly get together's in
Bland Park that include activities such as dancing, painting mask
making and other things and they are asking for other members of the
community to participate by taking part in it and also just to come in
and join in with the fun as it is open for all ages.

by Stacy-Ann Campbell

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Thursday, 18 December 2008

Event review: Waitati School fair in December

Face painting, clothes, jewellery, food, play dough, horse riding, race
cars, plants, homemade baking, cleaning products, horizontal bungy
jumping, magic shows and musicians, ice-cream, a cycle that grinds coffee
and even scarecrow making. If all this was too much and you just needed a
break there was even a café. All this was at the Waitati primary school
fair that held at the local school last Sunday.

For a dollar you could make your own scarecrow which was then put put in the
community garden at the school. The gardeners use the produce to make a
healthy lunch every Friday for the students.

The café provided training for the older students of the school to
teach them about waiting tables , dealing with money and customer
service.The students sold baked goods that they had made.

The café's profits are being put towards the older students' end of year
activity which this year involves going out for dinner, followed by
paintball and surfing.

by Stacy-Ann Campbell

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Wednesday, 10 December 2008

Blueskin Bay radio news for Friday December 12

Blueskin Bay radio news for Friday December 12

 

Puketapu Radio presents Blueskin Bay local news in association with blueskin.co.nz

 

The Blueskin A&P Society’s annual general meeting is being held on Tuesday at 7.30pm. A new president, secretary and treasurer will all be elected and nominations are currently being accepted. The meeting will be held in the Waitati Hall.

 

Wednesday night will see the final meeting of the consultation phase with the local community of the Orokonui Eco-Sanctuary. It will also be a chance to hear about what’s been going on behind the fence this year, and for an end-of-year celebration of the sanctuary’s many successes in 2008. The meeting starts at 7.30pm.

 

Thursday is the last get-together of the year of the Blueskin Bay Craft Group. The group meets in the committee room of the Waitati Hall between 7 and 9pm.

 

If you want to keep your children entertained over the holidays, a visit to the toy library at Waitati may be in order. The toy library is open for the last time this year on Saturday from 10.30 to 11.30am, and again on Monday from 6.30 to 7.30pm. The library can be found in the Waitati Hall.

 

And for those keen on a bit of exercise, Tae Kwon Do is held at Warrington Hall on Monday and Wednesdays at 6pm. While over at Hawkesbury Village, the swimming club is back in action at the Moana Gow pool.

 

To find out about what is going on in your community over the holidays, keep checking this website for updates.

 

Puketapu Radio Blueskin News is prepared by Lynnaire Johnston

 

 

Tuesday, 9 December 2008

(updated version) Christmas at St Barnabas and Holy Trinity

On Christmas Eve our services will be held at 8.30pm at Holy Trinity
(Anglican) Church, Port Chalmers
with carols from 8.00pm; at St Barnabas (Anglican) Church, Warrington
9.45pm, with carols from
9.00pm.

On Christmas Day our services will be at 9.00am at Holy Trinity and at
11.00am at St. Barnabas.

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Warrington, Evansdale, Waitati, Doctors Point), Dunedin, New Zealand.
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Thursday, 4 December 2008

Blueskin Bay radio news for Friday December 5

Blueskin Bay radio news for Friday December 5

 

Bargain-hunters will be spoilt for choice this weekend with two markets being held locally. The Waitati School Fair will be held from 11am to 3pm on Sunday. The fair includes magic shows, horse rides, a scarecrow competition and kids car rides, plus all the usual stalls. Meanwhile, over at Seacliff, the Coast Road Market is being held between 11am and 2pm.

 

This evening sees the opening of a new exhibition of still life studies from the garden, by Jenna Packer. The opening begins at 6pm at Gallery on Blueskin in Waitati.

 

Friday December 5 is also Surf Lifesaving Jandal Day, during which funds are raised for Warrington Surf Lifesaving Club. Despite the variable weather, the club has already begun its summer beach patrols, so swim between the flags to keep safe. The club’s next meeting is being held on Monday at 7.30pm

 

Next Thursday, December 11th, there’s a meeting to look at setting up Neighbourhood Support groups in the Blueskin area. In attendance will be Neighbourhood Support regional coordinator, Sarah Hexamer, the Fire Service and Age Concern. The meeting will begin at Waitati Hall with a pot luck meal at 6pm and will run until around 9pm.

 

The Waitati Film Society’s offering next week is the Australian comedy, Muriel’s Wedding. It’s a good chance for anyone who hasn’t seen it to enjoy some light entertainment. Start time is 8pm, at Bill’s place on the corner of Orokonui and Mt Cargill Roads. It will be the Society’s last movie of the year.

 

Prepared by Lynnaire Johnston

 

 

 

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

Christmas Services at St Barnabas and Holy Trinity

On Christmas Eve our services will be held at 8.30pm at Holy Trinity
with carols from 8.00pm; at St. Barnabas 9.45pm, with carols from
9.00pm.

On Christmas Day our services will be at 9.00am at Holy Trinity and at
11.00am at St. Barnabas.

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voluntary/non-profit community publishers in Blueskin Bay (Seacliff,
Warrington, Evansdale, Waitati, Doctors Point), Dunedin, New Zealand.
All material sent to or published by us is "copyleft" in the public
domain and may be freely shared, archived, re-edited and republished.
If you want to credit the source it's "blueskin.co.nz".