Thursday, 25 March 2010

Blueskin Bay radio news for Friday March 26

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Two new businesses involving Blueskin Bay residents are now open. The former owners of the Karitane Café have set up as Eat, at the bottom of Dowling Street in town. And local bookoholic, Beck Ritchie opens his new second-hand bookshop, Selected Works, in the Gardens on Thursday. The shop also includes a bookbinding studio.

The Orokonui Ecosanctuary is now open for self-guided walks. The cafe and visitor centre are open seven days, and the Centre is free to explore, as are the Pa Harakeke walk and the 9km perimeter track. Guided tours are at 10.30am and 1.30pm daily. Or, you can do an unguided walk during opening hours, 9.30am to 4.30pm.

Next Tuesday’s Waitati Film Festival offering is the Danish film, The Five Obstructions. An investigative journey into the phenomenon of the documentary it is about a film-maker recreating one of his first films. Movies are shown at Bill’s Place in Orokonui Rd from 8pm.

Hard on the heels of the tsunami that never arrived earlier this month are two public meetings designed to help us understand and prepare for them. Organised by the DCC Civil Defence, the Waikouaiti Coast Community Board and Neighbourhood Support, the meetings will be held at the Karitane Hall on Monday April 12 and at the Waitati Hall on Tuesday April13. Both meetings run from 6.30 - 8.30 pm.

Warrington Indoor Bowls Club will begin its 2010 season on Tuesday April 6 at 7.30pm in the Warrington Hall. The club welcomes past and present members and any new players who would like to give this challenging game a try. Free tuition is available to new players, and the club supplies the bowls. The only "special equipment" required is a pair of soft-soled shoes.

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