Thursday, 23 April 2009

Blueskin News April 24

Blueskin Bay radio news for Friday April 24


Puketapu Radio presents Blueskin Bay local news in association with

A small group turned out last night to hear the results of the recent energy use survey undertaken in Waitati. Professor Rob Lawson from the University of Otago told attendees that one fifth of local residents do not heat their living areas while another 40 percent do not heat their bedrooms or dining rooms. The most common method of heating, by a wide margin, is wood burners. Professor Lawson said the results indicated that people’s energy use behaviour was primarily motivated by money rather than concern for the environment. While people might have strong pro-environment values, he said, it bore little relationship to their behaviour.

The final afternoon of the school holiday activities programme will be held in the Waitati Hall today at 2pm. The children have been busy all week making puppets.

Tomorrow is Anzac Day, when we remember those who gave their lives that we might live in freedom. The Blueskin Bay Anzac Day service will be held at the Waitati Hall and Cenotaph at 10am. There will be a wreath-laying and remembrance service, followed by a community morning tea.

Next week’s Film Society movie is the excellent local production, Rain. It will be screened at Bill’s place, Orokanui Rd, at 8pm. New members are welcome.

A further creative memories workshop will be held on Thursday night next week at the Warrington Hall. Start time is 7pm. Anyone who wishes to preserve their personal and family histories in fun and imaginative ways is welcome.

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