Blueskin Bay news for Friday January 30
There have been a number of break-ins recently in Waitati and residents are advised to be vigilant about securely locking their homes and vehicles. Both the Blueskin Nursery and Café, and the Waitati School have been targeted. Plans are underway to organize a local neighbourhood watch-style group in order to combat a recurrence of these incidences.
The monthly Seacliff market will be held this Sunday, on the main road at Seacliff. Last month saw a record number of both stall holders and customers, thanks to the holidays and fine weather. A wide variety of new and used goods will be on sale from 11am to 2pm, including plants, food, books and bric-a-brac.
If you are interested in supporting women affected by rape or sexual abuse, the Rape Crisis Volunteer Training Programme 2009 will take place in April. If you are a good listener, keen to learn new and valuable skills and are interested in working in a collective Rape Crisis would like to hear from you. For more information please phone 474 1592.
The Orokonui Ecosanctuary is now open for guided tours. Bookings are essential. Tours cost $20 adult, $10 child with half prices for members. Tours are for 1½ hours for a maximum of 10 people per guide. For enquiries phone 482 1755.
The Waitati Toy Library reopens for business next Saturday, February 7, at the Waitati Hall. An exciting range of toys, books and puzzles toy library will be available between 10.30am and 11.30am.
By Lynnaire Johnston