Friday, 13 March 2009

Blueskin Bay radio news for Friday March 13

Blueskin Bay radio news for Friday March 13


Puketapu Radio presents Blueskin Bay local news in association with


Applications for low-cost insulation retrofits of Waitati homes can still be made. In the next few months over 200 priority households will have insulation retrofits undertaken at a huge cost saving. Check this website for details on how to apply.


The Waitati community train runs on Wednesday next week, departing Waitati at 7.45. Bookings are essential and need to be made through Taeiri Gorge Railway. Fares are only $5.


Tonight is the time to swap those clothes you no longer want, with others you will wear. Swap, Chop and Sew will be held at the Waitati Hall at 7pm. Entry costs $2.


Sunday will be a big day with two events happening in the Bay. The Waitati Harvest Market is back for the second time this year at 10.30, at the old store in Harvey Street. Both buyers and sellers welcome. Meanwhile, over at Seacliff, the annual Seacliff garage sale will be held in the Domain, Kilgour Street, from 10am to 2pm.


Tuesday night’s offering at the Waitati Film Society is the gripping African movie Moolaade. It tells the plight of village girls and the barbaric rituals they must endure to reach adulthood. 8pm is the start time, at Bill’s Place, Orokonui Rd.


Our local MP, Pete Hodgson begins his monthly clinics at Waitati on Tuesday. He’ll be at the library from 2.30pm and anyone is welcome to come and have a chat or air a grievance.


And, finally, just a reminder that it’s Citizen’s Advice Awareness week.


The Blueskin Bay local volunteer news website can be found at



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