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This newsletters is published on the first Tuesday of each month. 


The Greater Green Island Informer

August 2016
A printed version of this newsletter can be found in:
Abbotsford Hairdresser
Brighton Dairy
Concord Liquor and Fish and Chip shop
Fairfield Dairy and Hairdresser
Most of the Green Island shops with the majority at Freshchoice.  
We are looking for volunteers to distribute the newsletter to these shops, if you can help once a month please let us know on 4700814. 
Important dates:

10th   Community Cuppa
20th Lions Fertiliser Delivery Date
26th Love Reaches Out Art Comp
28th Special Rigs for Special Kids

9th Badminton 40th Celebration
10th Artisan Market

Newsletter Delivery

The Greater Green Island Informer has become more popular and community members have been asking if it will be delivered to their homes.  Unfortunately we do not have enough funding to print copies to deliver to the 6 communities in the area so we will trial doing a delivery to one community each month.  Starting with       Abbotsford following in alphabetical order with Brighton, Concord, Fairfield, Green Island and Waldronville (including Ocean View and  Westwood).  Alternatively you can pick up your own copy at the majority of the shops in all six communities. 

Another eco-friendly way to read the newsletter is to sign up for it online.  If you would like to do this please see the link on our facebook page, email: and tell us your email address or phone the Community Workers on 4700814.  We are glad you are enjoying reading about our wonderful communities. 

If you have a story for our newsletter please contact us on 4700814. 
Amanda and Leanne.

Catch Seafood Open for Business
Catch Seafood opened on Main South Road at the beginning of July and is already doing a roaring trade.  Chat to owner Ray McCormick for a few moments and it becomes easy to figure out why. He and business partner Sam Hutchison have a combined over 70 years worth of experience in the fishing industry and are using their wealth of knowledge to bring you the freshest product and the best service.  Catch’s fish is sourced from the waters of Dunedin, Taieri Mouth, Kaka Point, Bluff and Greymouth. For those with a refined palate they offer loads of delicious pairing sauces, seasoning options and smoked products, these gentlemen also happily provide advice on the best ways to enjoy your purchase.  Make sure you pop in to Catch to pick up some fresh fish and welcome Ray and Sam to the Green Island community - as their signage attests, these two truly are ‘a-fish-ion-ados’.  Monday-Thursday 8am - 5.30pm. Friday 8am - 6pm, Saturday 9am - 1pm.  By Meg Beamish.
Who are the Greater Green Island Community Network?
Committee members from the left, Leanne Stenhouse, Community Worker, Amanda Reid, Community Worker, Fred Jansen, Community Constable, Pam Tomkins, Community Care Trust, Mel McNatty, Presbyterian Support Otago and Steve Hayward, Green Island School Principal.  Missing from the photo are committee members Jules Haldane, resident and Lions Club member, Rev Jan Clark, St Marks Anglican Church and John Moyle Owner of FreshChoice.  Please feel free to talk to any of us.

Saddleview Playgroup (relicensing as a Playcentre 2017)

119 Main Road, Fairfield. Monday & Tuesday 9-12pm

$2 per child per session or $30 per term per family. (0-5 years).  Tea and coffee provided for adults. Please bring snacks/morning tea for children.

Always happy to welcome new families to our Playcentre.  Our team are working towards re-licensing and are keen to involve families that are enthusiastic towards their children's early education and have a willingness to learn alongside them.  We also hire out the venue for parties. 
All queries contact Becks (President)  022 133 0973.

Keeping it real with Fred

Lets encourage kids to walk to school, but make sure we are all taking care to ensure they are safe! It’s the time of year when Sun strike is an issue. 

Be wary around kids and crossings.

Fred Jansen, Community Constable

Art Groups Upcoming Exhibition

The Green Island Art Group are  a very motivated group of men and women who join to share their artistic talents and enjoy each others company.  The group are currently working toward their exhibition at the Meridian Mall to be held 15th to 18th September, 2016. This is always a popular event with the public. 

Should anyone wish to join the group they would be most welcome. 

For more details please phone Margaret Eastwood on 488 2234.  Interested people are welcome to visit the group which is held in the Janet Cameron Rooms, 59 Shand street, Thursday Mornings between 9am-12pm.  Photo of Jack Johnston and his watercolour.

Community Garden

The Community garden is going to reopen in spring this year with regular working bees.  If you would like to get involved come along to the Artisan Market on Sept 10 to meet the crew.  The garden is also in need of a shed. If you have one you want to get rid of or donate please ring 4700814.



Did you know that Dunedin Public Libraries’ Bookbus Service visits every week? Our bookbuses carry a fantastic range of books and magazines to suit everyone; fiction; nonfiction; large print; talking books; magazines; and music.

Mums with babies and school children, through to the elderly are catered for. There are board books to babble over, good mysteries to be scared by, heart-warming romances for a cold winter’s day, information for school, ideas for gardening projects; as well as a great range of magazines for a lighter read. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, we can order books from any of our other libraries for you.


  • Green Island (Memorial Gardens) 10.45am – 11.30am


  • Brighton (Cole Street) 10.30am – 12.15pm

  • Ocean View Hall (Brighton Road) 1.30pm – 2.15pm

  • Waldronville (Delta Drive) 2.30pm – 3.30pm

  • Green Island (Main South Road, near Irmo Street) 3.45pm – 4.15pm


  • Fairfield (Fulton Hogan) 9.55am – 10.25am

  • Fairfield (Old Brighton Road) 10.30am – 11.15am


  • Concord (Emerson Street) 1.30pm – 2.15pm

  • Abbotsford (Hunterville Flats) 2.30pm - 2.50pm

  • Abbotsford (North Taieri Road, near Exmouth Street) 2.55pm – 4.00pm

  • Green Island (Main South Road, near Jenkins Street) 6.00pm – 7.30pm


Head along to your bookbus, it’s a great place to meet up with friends and neighbours, borrow a book or just have a chat.

For details about other bookbus stops, or for more information about Dunedin Public Libraries, check out or ring 474 3690.

Fireside club Inc

Are you over 55years and can play social indoor bowls or cards?  Then come along to the Janet Cameron Hall, 59 Shand Street, Green Island on Thursdays at 1.15pm. Admission $2.00 includes cuppa.  Annual Sub $5. All welcome.

Green Island Plunket

Group parenting  sessions are being held monthly at Green Island Clinic on a variety of topics. Recent topics have included sleep, toilet learning and toddler behaviour, first aid and CPR for infants.  Sessions will continue throughout the year so if you are interested in coming along, please phone or text Su, Plunket Nurse on 027 216 4282.  Su will let you know what sessions are coming up and can book you in for those you are interested in.

Su, Plunket Nurse is in the Green Island area Monday – Wednesday each week providing free Well-Child checks and advice for parents and caregivers of children age 0-5. Please phone or text Su, Plunket Nurse on 027 216 4282 if you would like an appointment.

Playgroup is held every Wednesday at Green Island Plunket Clinic from

10 – 11.30am.

Come along and meet other mums in the area while your children play.  Contact Kerri-Anne on 027 829 0641 or just come along on a Wednesday.


Citizens Advice Bureau is an independent community organization offering a free, confidential and independent service of information, assistance and referral.

We receive enquiries on issues ranging from electricity, immigration, housing and employment to consumer rights, health and family, as well as those wanting to join a special interest or sports group. We also provide specialist services; Consumer Clinic, Client Support Clinic, Settlement Information Services and a Justice of the Peace Service.

We would not be able to provide such a range of services to the public without our wonderful team of volunteers who, on a daily basis strive to assist the public in resolving their enquiries. Many of our volunteers take on extra responsibility by assisting with the specialist services that we provide and the provision of ongoing training.

They are extremely dedicated and professional, taking great pride in their work and satisfaction from knowing that their contribution to the community makes a difference.

Our volunteers recently received “The On Track Award” from Dunedin Railways which was an award for recognising the wonderful work that our volunteers do in ‘keeping the community on track’.

Here are two of our volunteers, Val Wilson & Anne Sinclair, who are excited about the opportunity to travel on the train.

SuperGrans Dunedin

Thinking you’d like a veggie garden ?  But don’t know how….

Thinking Spring cleaning?  But don’t know where to start…..

Want to learn a life skill?  Who can help ….

How about a SuperGran to help you learn how to help yourself!

Please call us on 474 0582 or email


The Green Island Badminton Club 
will be celebrating its 40th anniversary with a dinner
on September 9th
at the Mosgiel Railway Station. 
Previous members will be notified by phone call within the next month to attend  the dinner. 
If you don't hear from them and have been involved  please contact Anne Ferguson 4881824, or 0272029736
The club would also like to invite new members along, you can either
phone Anne or come along to the Civic Hall in Green Island
on Wednesday between 10-12.

The Greater Green Island Website Launch

The official launch will be held in conjunction with the Community Garden Artisan Market on Saturday September 10th, 10am-2pm.  The event will be held on the Community Garden site which is found at the end of Shand Street, behind the Green Island Memorial Gardens and St Peter Chanel School.  We have local produce, baking and activities on offer as well as the reopening of the Community Garden after a winter sleep.  More details to come in next months newsletter.

The next Community Cuppa will be on:
WEDNESDAY 10th August
10am at the Green Island Civic Hall


No matter what community you are from, come and meet some Greater Green Island Locals.  

Please note there was an error in the June newsletter with the date being incorrect. 


Serving our local community

Our Annual Fertiliser Drive
Delivery date will be Saturday 20th August.  

If you would like to know about the products available, costs and ordering information please phone Trevor Roberts 488 5231 or 021 072 8093

Special Rigs for Special Kids is on Sunday 28th August.
It is the 25th anniversary of this special event organised by Greg Inch and a dedicated group of committee volunteers.

Green Island Lions will have their Catering Caravan and barbeques at this event to prepare, cook and serve the food provided by local companies for those taking part.

Don’t forget to watch out as the trucks pass through Green Island and give them all a wave.

The Catering Caravan is also available to provide food for your functions, sports events or any other occasions.

For details regarding the caravan or to discuss your requirements contact Jim or Christine

Jim Pine: 473 0044 or 027 227 2342

Christine Bone 488 6291 or 027 488 6293


The bootcamp is ideal to meet new people and make new friends; working together and enjoying the challenge. We believe if the group is having fun this will increase their motivation levels and help them to achieve fantastic results.

The Let’s Go Fitness Brighton Bootcamp has been running since July 2015.

The sessions cater for all fitness levels and accommodate all group members’ needs and goals.

Members are able to workout at their own speed without feeling like they are getting left behind and they will still achieve great results – guaranteed.

Many of the members of the current group have always put themselves last on the list. They are busy women, hard workers, wives / partners, mothers. They are always giving to their families and often forgetting about themselves. This bootcamp is a chance for them to do something about that.

The Brighton Bootcamp is structured in four 10 week blocks during school terms.

Timetable for Term 3 2016    (9 weeks plus 1 week school holidays, week beginning 25 July 2016)

Brighton / Ocean View

Monday 6.30pm

Wednesday 6.30pm

Saturday 7.00am (women only)

Saturday 8.00am (men only)

Let’s Go Fitness Hub, 115 Crawford Street

Monday 5.30pm

Tuesday 4.30pm

Wednesday 5.30pm

Thursday 4.30pm

Friday 5.15pm

Saturday 8.30am

Check out the progress of the Brighton Bootcamp here.

Contact Details
Pete and Julie, 0275 454 995
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Experience the benefits of


Qi Gong (Yuan Gong) exercises are easy to learn and help heal the body and mind naturally, while you experience relaxation and a feeling of wellbeing

Starting August 16

Tues  5.30-6.30pm beginners

6.30pm-7.30pm intermediate

Green Island Wellness Centre,2 Jenkins St

Contact  Jacky Tate Phone 4817971

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