Any queries or to have your notice included in this newsletter please contact Lynda on 470 0814 or

The Greater Green Island Informer

April 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 

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One of the downfalls of producing a print based directory is that the information that is published can go out of date quickly.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

Riding for the Disabled Holiday Programme

During school holidays RDA offers a series of programmes open to both able-bodies and disabled riders.
The next holiday programme with run: April 18-22 (Monday - Friday)

Cost: $280 whole week, $60/day

Holiday programmes run 9am - 3pm and include a variety of activities from structured lessons, local trekking, games, grooming, horsemanship education and more! Riders will ride 2x during the day, one 45 minute session of structured riding and one 45 minute session of games, trekking, etc.

You have the option of bringing your own horse or using one of ours. We will match you with a suitable horse or pony depending on your size and ability. All equipment (tack) will be supplied if needed.

Registration is online at

 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

Check out our website for more classes


SuperGrans mature Volunteers offer one-on-one life and home skills mentoring to families and individuals in need of assistance.
We aim to provide a caring, confidential, free, non-judgemental service that will support and encourage client independence by learning new ways to work and gaining the ability and the confidence to cope with everyday problems.
If you would like to access our service or wish to be a Volunteer we welcome your enquiry.
Call us at 03 4740582 for further information or email

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

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
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 Annual General Meeting of the Green Island Art Group will be held in the Janet Cameron Hall in Shand Street on Tuesday, 12th April, 2016 beginning at 9.30am.
Members and any other people who may be interested are welcome
Margaret Eastwood
Phone 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


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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