Friday, 2 October 2009

Blueskin Bay radio news for Friday October 2

Puketapu Radio presents Blueskin Bay local news in association with

Saturday night sees the Dunedin premier of “In Transition”, a movie about the Transition Town movement, of which Waitati is one. Transition/sustainability groups from all around Dunedin will give short presentations following the film which starts at 7.30pm in the Waitati Hall. There is a $2 entry koha or for a $6 entry koha, a complementary glass of wine or craft beer.

On Sunday – rain or shine – the Seacliff market returns at 11am. If you haven’t yet been to the market you’re missing a treat, every month it gets better, with more stall holders and a wider variety of goods on sale. You will now find produce, plants, preserves, books, wooden gifts, jewellery, ceramics and bric-a-brac there. The market is held on the main road at Seacliff.

Book-a-holics will enjoy BookChat with local musician and author, Paul Corfield on Tuesday. Paul will talk about his book ‘Hitchhiking in New Zealand: a journey through the Heartland’ and entertain with his unique style of music. You can enjoy a coffee while swapping book recommendations. This all happens from 10.30am in the Blueskin Nursery Cafe.

During the school holidays workshops are being run on how to make simple flax items including kete. The next one is on Wednesday, from 2-5pm in the Waitati Hall. The workshops are free but be sure to register at the library. They are suitable for all age groups.

Want to see fruit and nut trees, herbs etc planted in public places in Waitati that we can all harvest? Then come along to the first meeting of the Waitati Open Orchard Initiative on Thursday, October 8 at

8pm in the Waitati Hall Committee Room.

Blueskin Garden Club meets at the Surf Lifesaving Club at Warrington at 7.30pm next Thursday. Members and guests will hear from Nancy Todd on her work as a nurse with Maori and Pacific Island families. There will also be raffles and plant sales. Plus the usual bloom or vegetable competitions.

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