Monday, 29 June 2009

Blueskin Bay radio news for Friday June 12


Puketapu Radio presents Blueskin Bay local news in association with


Food is on the agenda tomorrow, Saturday, when the liaison officer for Otago Organics, Andy Barratt holds a public presentation on the subject Local Food: The Way Forward. Topics to be covered include: What is local food, why does it matter, and what can we do about it? The presentation will be held at the Waitati Hall in Harvey Street, Waitati from 1pm. All welcome.


Waitati Edible Gardeners or WEGies are looking at a project to set up allotments for local residents on Bland Park in Waitati. Two site sizes would be available, depending on allotment holders’ needs. The WEGies are keen to hear from members of the community who would be interested in having an allotment on which to garden. Please check the Blueskin Bay website for details on who to contact.


Waitati stone carver Moira Crossman has contracted by the Orokonui Eco-sanctuary to carve two Kaka out of local stone. These will be erected at the entrance to the visitors’ centre. Moira’s work is on display in many places throughout Otago. Meanwhile, the eco-sanctuary is currently celebrating the birth of its first two jeweled gecko.

The Waitati Film Society meets at Bill's Place, corner Orokonui and Mt.
Cargill Roads on Tuesdays at 8pm. Drama, comedy, history or just plain entertainment can be enjoyed in a warm, pleasant environment with convivial company. Next Tuesday’s movie is The Architects, an East German movie about a group of architects struggling against communist dogma.

The Waitati Toy Library is open for business again this weekend. Toys can be borrowed at the Waitati Hall for an hour from 10.30 on Saturday morning and again from 6.30 on Monday evening.


And finally, the Blueskin Bay Café will reopen for business again shortly after a refurbishment and with new management. Lee Hastie, who has been running the café for the past two years, is understood to be heading overseas.


The Blueskin Bay local volunteer news website can be found at



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