Thursday, 18 February 2010

Blueskin Bay radio news for Friday Feb 19

Puketapu Radio presents Blueskin Bay local news in association with

Fancy a night out locally? A French dancing workshop being held tonight may be the answer. No dancing experience, or dance partner is required. No special clothes or shoes will be necessary. It is also suitable for people without dancing experience. The workshop will give showcase the diversity of French and European dances and everybody can participate. Dunedin dance teacher Kate Grace is proposing workshops at Waitati every first and third Friday of the month. Tonight’s event begins at 6pm.

The first WEGgies Harvest Market of the year is on this Sunday from 10.30am. It will be held at the Old Waitati Store on Harvey St. Stalls are free for sellers with locally produced items for sale. These will include plants, preserves and produce. There will also be a traditional apple press available for those wanting to press their own apples or pears, or buy freshly-pressed juice. If you have items to donate to a WEGie fundraising stand, please bring them along to the market or drop them off at the Village Potager, corner Doctors Point Road and Foyle Street.

Waitati Open Orchard members walked around Waitati last weekend looking at where to plant more fruit and nut trees in the town. The group also pruned fruit trees at the local school. Their next focus will be ‘Adopt a WOO Tree’, a project in which townsfolk will be designated to look after a WOO fruit tree. This could be an existing tree or one that you want planted close to your home. The next WOO meeting will be held on March 18.

A community garden or allotment project is being planned for Warrington. Spare space in the school grounds is being earmarked for those want to share in some gardening fun with family, friends and neighbours. If you need more garden space than you have or just want to know more, check out the Blueskin blog for contact details.

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