Thursday, 4 March 2010

Blueskin Bay radio news for Friday March 5


Puketapu Radio presents Blueskin Bay local news in association with

Tomorrow is the date set for the opening of the top tracks of the Orokonui Ecosanctuary to self-guided walkers. 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.

The ever-improving Coast Road Market is on again on Sunday from 11am until 2pm. Buy your fresh produce for the week, stock up on jams, jellies and honeys, buy beautifully crafted wooden items, and look at the many other innovative gifts, crafts and artwork on sale. The Coast Market makes a great day out with its relaxed, low-key feel.

It’s take the train to work day on Wednesday. This will be a further opportunity to show that North Coast residents want the commuter train reinstated. 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.

Those not heading to town on the train may like to take their pre-schoolers along to Mainly Music between 10 and 11am on Wednesday.

There will be 30 minutes of songs and actions, instruments and fun props. Cost is $2 per child or $3 per family. This event is part of Mainly Music International, which introduces children to the development benefits of music, dance and rhythm.

Blueskin Garden Club meets on Thursday evening; this month at the Village Potager on Doctors Point Rd. Members will tour the herb garden then hear a presentation on the making of preserves. Start time is 7.30pm.

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