Saturday, 28 November 2009

Blueskin Bay radio news for Friday Nov 27

Puketapu Radio presents Blueskin Bay local news in association with

A new radio station is on the way for Blueskin Bay. The Waikouaiti Coast Community Board has given a grant of $1000 to Warrington School, where a radio station broadcasting across Blueskin Bay will be based. As part of the set up, a logo competition is being organized. Entries will be accepted at Blueskin Bay Library until the end of December. Full details of size etc can be found on the Blueskin Bay website.

In addition to the radio station grant, the Community Board has given Waitati School $1000 to begin excavating a BMX track.

Blueskin Bay boasts a wealth of clever artists and craftspeople, among them some talented weavers. An exhibition of works by local raranga or weaving students opens at Blueskin Bay Library tomorrow. Entitled, The family with a lot of love - TE WHANAU AROHANUI – the exhibition celebrates the partnership between Te Wananga o Aotearoa and the Library. In addition to the exhibition, which is open from 10am to 4pm, some of the taonga or treasures will be on sale. The exhibition runs until December 4.

Recent high winds make having outdoor fires dangerous at present. The Fire Service warns Blueskin Bay residents to take extreme care with fires and barbeques and to stick to the rules. Those rules include no fires on the beach and no fires after dark. Other restrictions can be found on the Blueskin Bay website.

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