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Any queries or to have your notice included in this newsletter please contact Lynda on 470 0814 or lyndad@psotago.org.nz

The Greater Green Island Informer

March 2016

Introducing The Greater Green Island Informer

Our newsletter will be published on the first Tuesday of each month.  We look forward to being able to keep the Greater Green Island Community informed of all the exciting things that are happening in your community.

How To Have Your Notice Included

We need your help to make the newsletter informative and interesting.  Please send any articles or notices that you would like included in the newsletter to lyndad@psotago.org.nz 
 

It’s not too late to join the Brighton Bootcamp!

This 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.
Join our Term 1 group for the last 5 weeks from Monday 7 March to Saturday 9 April for only $99.
 
Timetable
Monday 6.30pm (Ladies)
Tuesday 6.00am (Mixed)
Wednesday 6.00am (Mixed)
Wednesday 6.30pm (Ladies)
Saturday 7.00am (Ladies)
Saturday 8.00am (Men)
Saturday 9.00am (Ladies)
Contact Details
Pete and Julie, 0275 454 995
info@letsgofitness.co.nz
www.letsgofitness.co.nz

Registrations open now
At www.girugby.co.nz
Open days
Sunday 6th of March 2016 11am to 1pm
Monday 7th of March 2016 5pm to 7pm

TOUCH TOURNAMENT
Sunday the 6th of March we will hold a Family Touch Tournament.
Please register all interest with Vicky Hill on 4881715, 0274578401
or doughill9@hotmail.com

This tournament will run from 11:30am till 2pm at the latest. We
will sort into grades once we know numbers. Registration will close
28th of Feb. This will be a great event for parents and children alike.
ACADEMY
Any children playing in Under 10 and above are welcome to trial for this.
Trials for Under 10 and Under 11 start Monday 7th of March 2016 from 5pm and run for 4 consecutive Mondays. Players to meet at the clubrooms at 4:45pm.
Trials for Under 12 and Under 13 start Tuesday 8th of March 2016 from 5pm and run for 4 consecutive Tuesdays. Players to meet at the clubrooms at 4:45pm.
Players will be contacted if they get in.
Academy will start 4th of April 2016 at 5pm for 10 weeks(excluding public holidays and school holidays).
Any questions please contact Doug Hill
4881715 or 0272243971
doughill9@hotmail.com

CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAU AWARENESS WEEK
14th-20th March 2016

We are a local community organisation that is here to help you. We provide free, confidential and independent information and advice.

It doesn’t matter what your question is. We’ll help and if we can’t help you directly, we’ll find someone who can.

We can help you with a wide range of issues including consumer law, tenancy, employment issues, disputes, budgeting, immigration and Justice of the Peace.

You don’t need an appointment; just drop in and see us at Community House 301 Moray Place Dunedin.

We can be contacted on 0800 367 222, 471 6166, or email us dunedin@cab.org.nz or visit our website www.cab.org.nz.

Greater Green Island Community Website

One of the initiatives that the Greater Green Island Community Network completed in 2014 was a directory of services and clubs that are available in the greater Green Island area.  This initiative was received extremely positively by many members of the community who had struggled to find information about the numerous activities that are available to them.
 
One of the downfalls of producing a print based directory is that the information that is published can go out of date quickly.  Because of this we are in the process of developing a Greater Green Island Website with Firebrand.
 
This website will be used to give residents of (and visitors to) the greater Green Island area a chance to see what is available to them in the area.  The benefits of the website will be that clubs/organisations and businesses that sign up will be able to update their own contact details as well as inform people of upcoming fund-raising and events, notices, add photos and videos and links to other external websites.

If you are interested in having your business or group showcased on this website please contact Lynda on 470 0814 or lyndad@psotago.org.nz

Thursday 31st March 2016 | 6:30pm | The Mediterranean Table
Mediterranean cooking focuses on using in-season produce and eating healthfully. Our chef Ben Davidson will demonstrate how to make delicious in-expensive Mediterranean meals during Autumn.
 
Wednesday 6th April 2016 | 6:30pm | Autumn French & Italian
French & Italian food have a lot of similarities so we thought we would combine them for a more exciting class! Join chef Louis Smith to learn new tips and delicious meal ideas!
 
Wednesday 20th April 2016 | 6:30pm | Autumn Finger Food Bites
It is always a good time to be entertaining! During this class chef Ben Davidson will teach you the art of simple but stylish canapes and finger foods to impress your guests this Autumn!

Every two hour demonstration cookery class is an intimate affair allowing you to learn techniques, ask questions and interact with the chef.  What's more you will receive recipes, tastings pf dishes and finish with tea, coffee and cake.

Tickets are $55 per person, to book please call 03 425 9275 or email enquiries@artofcuisine.co.nz

Check out our website for more classes www.artofcuisine.co.nz
Green Island Cricket Club Golf Tournament
Sunday March 6th
Island Park 12pm shotgun start
Ambrose Format 9 holes
$40 per team
queries to Jeremy Scott
GICC Secretary
0275372466
Neighbours Day 2016 is held on the 19th and 20th March.
Neighbours Day is a great way to connect with the people in your neighbourhood.  This year we are producing free packs with resources to help you hold your own Neighbours Day event. 
Please Contact Lynda on 470 0814 or lyndad@psotago.org.nz to get your pack!

Greater Green Island Dog Walking Group

Do you enjoy a bit of exercise, spending time with your dog or having a laugh with new friends?  If you answered yes to any of these then you should join the Greater Green Island Dog Walking group.
The Greater Green Island Dog Walking Group will be meeting on Friday at 10.00am in 2016.  We meet outside the Green Island Police Station (198 Main South Road) and plan our walking route from there.  From time to time we will meet at other places in the Greater Green Island area and walk from there.
To keep up to date with where we will be meeting each week and any cancellations due to weather check out www.facebook.com/GreaterGreenIsland
 

Fruit and Vege Project


All Saints’ Fruit & Veges project aims to help people in Dunedin have access to healthy fruit and vegetables using the collective power of the community. The scheme links directly with a wholesale produce provider, and volunteer helpers pack weekly parcels to pick up at several distribution centres. The Green Island distribution centre is St Mark’s Anglican Church, 27 Shand St. Green Island. Open 10.00am – 12.00pm on Thursdays.
 
For more information or to order a Fruit and vege pack check out the following website http://fruitvege.allsaintsdn.org.nz/
There are two ways to order
1. Set up you own online account through the link on the webpage where you can order, suspend orders, pay by online banking, etc.
2. Call into your local distribution centre to make cash orders.
 

The Green Island Art Group

 
The Green Island Art Group has begun the New Year well.   The Club meets at the Janet Cameron Hall in Shand Street Tuesdays 9.30 to 11.30am.   We have a good membership and our meetings are always enjoyable.   Anyone who may wish to join us would be most welcome.

So far this year we have held stalls at the A & P Show at Mosgiel and at Theives Alley in the Octagon.Some sales of members paintings and jewellery were made.

We now look forward to the coming year with great enthusiasm.

Further information can be received  by contacting Margaret Eastwood on 488 2234.

How about forming a Neighbourhood Support Group
in Your Street

We all want to live in a community that is more connected and caring. Neighbourhood Support provides neighbours with resources and tips on how to become more connected and build resilience and strength.

Neighbourhood Support Groups help to:

  • Encourage neighbours to talk to each other
  • Share information that will help reduce the risk and fear of crime
  • Help foster a sense of community spirit
  • Minimise burglaries and car crime in the local area
  • Decide on ways to handle any civil emergencies that may occur
  • Know when and how to contact Police, other emergency services or support agencies

There are also events during the year to support all things neighbourly!

Find out more by contacting Lois Scott

Otago Neighbourhood Support on: 456.0857 or

E: neighbourhoodsupport@gmail.com

Creating safer, more caring communities

Green Island Community Garden

Working Bee Schedule
Every Tuesday 12 midday to 1.30pm.
Tuesday evenings 5.30 to 6.30.
Sunday afternoon. 2pm to 3.30pm
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