Thursday, 25 February 2010

Blueskin Bay radio news for Friday Feb 26

Puketapu Radio presents Blueskin Bay local news in association with blueskin.co.nz

March is gearing up to be an exceedingly busy month in Blueskin Bay.

Walk to work week with the commuter train is just over two weeks away, on Wednesday March 10. This is an opportunity to show that North Coast wants to see the commuter train reinstated by taking the train to work and back. No bookings are required, and it costs just $5 each way. There will also be a bike compartment available. The train departs Waitati at 7.40am, arriving Dunedin at 8.40. The return trip leaves at 5.30pm, arriving at 6.30pm.

Also coming up in the next few weeks is the annual Blueskin Bay Country Fair & Clearing Sale. This will be held at Bland Park on Saturday March 20. Many local  organisations, including Warrington School, have fundraising stalls with a large variety of local groups also selling their wares. Food is also a popular feature at the Clearing Sale, and this year will be no exception. There will also be plenty of free entertainment for children.

 A turbine field trip is planned for members of Waitati Energy Project and others interested in power supply issues. This will be held on Saturday March 13. Organiser, Scott Willis, says this will be a fun day out to see Pioneer Generation's three turbines at Horseshoe Bend near Roxburgh. To take part, contact the WEP office in Waitati.

March 6 is the date set for opening the top tracks of the Ecosanctuary to
self-guided walkers. On that Saturday there will be activities for children,
displays, talks and bird spotting tips. Initially the tracks open to the
public will be limited to the main top track and two short side ones. The
valley track will not open until the upgrade is complete, which is expected to be mid-year.

And finally, it’s movie night again this coming week. Tuesday’s offering is the New Zealand film Apron Strings, the parallel story of two families and two cultures – one Sikh, one Anglo – set in South Auckland. The Waitati Film Society meets on alternate Tuesdays at Bill’s place, Orokonui Rd, at 8pm. New members are welcome.

The Blueskin Bay local volunteer news website can be found at www.blueskin.co.nz.

 

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