The Greater Green Island Community Network would like to say THANK YOU to the New Zealand Federation of Graduate Women Otago Branch. The NZFGW has granted us the funding to print the Greater Green Island Informer for six months.  We also want to thank Southern Colour Print for printing our newsletter at a fantastic price.  We appreciate your support in our community. 

To have your story, photo and/or notice included for free in this newsletter
please contact Amanda or Leanne on 4700 814
or email:,
Deadline for articles is the 15th of each month by 5pm

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

The Greater Green Island Informer

April 2017
Abbotsford, Brighton, Burnside, Concord, Fairfield, Green Island, Waldronville, Ocean View and Westwood 


April 2017

Daylight Savings Ends 2nd April
Fairfield Hall Market 9th April
Community Builders Hui 10th April
Good Friday 14th April
 Dunedin City Baptist Easter Services 14th-16th April
Easter Monday 17th April and School holidays begin
Anzac Day 25th April
Pop Up Community Service.  Well South and Arai Te Uru 27th April

May 2017

School Term 3 begins 1st May
Love later life, 3rd May to 24th May
Playground Business/Community Meeting 10th May
 Pop Up Community Service—Community Law and Dunedin Curtain Bank 25th May
Community Garden
Open weekly on
Tues 12pm-2pm
Thurs 5.30-7pm
Sat 10am-12pm

Newsletter Mail Delivery

The Greater Green Island Informer has become increasingly 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 all six communities in the area so we be delivering to one community each month.  Alternatively you can pick up your own copy at the majority of the shops in all six communities.  


Neighbours Day Aotearoa is an annual celebration of neighbourliness that happens all over New Zealand during the last weekend of March.  Some Abbotsford Neighbours braved the wet weather to celebrate with giant bubbles and a hot cuppa together on Sunday 26th March at the Matthew Street Playground.  Neighbours Day encourages all people to get to know their neighbours or spend time with them to build connections that last all year round.  If you celebrated the event with your neighbours send us a picture and or a story before Monday 10th April to be in a prize draw.  Make a post on our facebook page “Greater Green Island Community” or  email the photos/stories to or  Please ask the permission of the people in the photo before posting. 

Photos feature:  Charlotte Flawn (age 6) making bubbles.  Georgia Harrison (age 3) is delighted on the swing.  Corrine Flawn and Dave Reid, neighbours, meet for the first time over a cuppa.   Ella Flawn (age 9) also enjoys the bubble mixture in the rain.

Cavy Rocks Dunedin

Have you heard about Cavy Rocks?  
There are more and more turning up in the Greater Green Island recreational areas

Cavy Rocks was started in Dunedin by the Caversham Community Development Group.  Cavy Rocks is when people create artworks on rocks then hide them around Dunedin public spaces for others to find.  It is very popular with children and families.  The goal is to encourage creativity and community.  You can join in the fun and find out where the rocks are hidden by joining and following the 'Cavy Rocks Dunedin Wide' Facebook page.   If you find a rock, take a picture, share it with the Cavy Rocks Dunedin Wide facebook page.   You can keep the rock or re-hide it for someone else to find.  There is no requirement of replacing rocks you find with another rock.  If you paint a rock and want it found and posted on the facebook page we recommend you write on the back:  #CavyRocks Facebook. 
Caversham Community Group—Caversham 9012

 A few tips:

-  Please make sure your work is sealed with a sealer. (Sometimes it takes more than one coat) 
-  Do not attach items to art rocks which includes stickers or glitter .
-  Take a photo and give a small hint as to where you are hiding the rocks 

-  Please do not hide on grass or edges where they could get in the way of lawnmowers
-  You can get the supplies you need from your local hardware store,  Spray sealant is approx $10, brush sets are around $4.  If you can't find any stones, some Garden shops will sell small bags for a reasonable price if you tell them what they're for.

Find our GGICN Cavy Rocks to get an Easter Egg !

On Thursday the 13th of April a GGICN Cavy Rock will be hidden in each of the playgrounds in the Greater Green Island area. If the finder contacts us we will be able to hook you up with an Easter Egg.  Keep an eye of our Facebook page for updates.

If you have a story or article for the May Informer please email these to
Photos and posters in JPG format please. 
Greater Green Island Community Network
Fairfield Community Hall

Do you live in Fairfield and would you like to become more engaged in your community? The Committee that run the Local Fairfield Community Hall need some help from interested persons - it's not a huge or onerous task but a few extra sets of hands would certainly be appreciated.
Please contact Dilys on

Free Blood Glucose Checks and More.......

Do you want a free check up with a nurse?  Well you are in luck! 
On Thursday 27th April between 10am-1pm Nurses from Well South and Arai Te Uru Whare Hauora are coming to Green Island for the Pop Up Community Services.   In the Lighthouse Church entrance, 222 Main South Road, G.I. 

The Greater Green Island Community Network has organised Pop Up Community Services to visit our community each month.  Organisations who are based in the Dunedin City Centre will be invited on the last Thursday of each month to showcase their services and offer free advice to locals.  All community members are encouraged to “pop in” between 11am-1pm, to find out about the services, ask questions and gain free information. 

The following services will be visiting:   
April 27th - Well South and Arai Te Uru Whare Hauora,
May 25th  - Community Law and The Dunedin Curtain Bank. 
June 29th  - Civil Defence

Please let us know what services you would like to see in the Greater Green Island area and we can try to arrange it.  Phone Amanda Reid or Leanne Stenhouse Community Workers on 4700814 or email 
Arai Te Uru Whare Hauora website:      
Well South Website:
The Saddle Hill Community Board had a meeting last month and one thing that keeps being raised in the area is the lack of a community hub and opportunities to meet people in the community.  We hope to work with SHCB on a family event in the Waldronville area in the not too distant future.  Watch this space!!
In the meantime we wanted to make Waldronville people aware of the below page. A great way to connect with people in your patch and share local information.
Give a Little...Gain a Playground

The Greater Green Island Community Workers are busy filling in funding application forms and having meetings with the DCC in order to gain the $150,000 required to build the Greater Green Island Community Playground.  The playground will be situated in the front corner of the Green Island Memorial Gardens and is aimed at 0-6 year olds.  The DCC are in discussions around their ability to contribute towards the costs of the playground and we will know more by June this year.  The DCC has agreed to maintain the playground once it is built for all. 
The majority of the funding will be gained through fundraising and grant applications.  In order to apply for a Lotteries Facilities Fund we require a third of the money for the playground, $50,000. 
We now need your help.  If all members of our community could pledge a few dollars towards the community playground and or start fundraising it would help us immensely.  This will be your playground and if you contribute it proves to the funders how much the community wants this to happen.  Any amount helps.  Please find the give a little page at:

Please share this on facebook all around your networks. Lets make this happen!
Thank you from the Greater Green Island Community Network.
Green Island
A parade will leave Civic Hall in Green Island at 10.15am (please arrive at 10am). 
A church service will be held at St Peter Chanel at 10.30am.  This service is followed by a commemorative service at the war memorial, which will start at 11.15am.  Refreshments will be served at Civic Hall.  A free Otago Road Services Bus will leave for Green Park Cemetery at 11.45am. Posies will be laid at the cemetery at noon.

A parade will leave the Brighton Rugby Club at 9.40am and march to  the Brighton Community Hall for a service at 10am.

Keeping it real with Fred

Sunstrike is back along with misted windows in the autumn mornings.  Take extra caution in the mornings and drive with clarity.  Especially around pedestrian crossings. 
Fred Jansen, Community Constable. 

The Dunedin City Baptist Church's Young@Heart Hub is held on Thursday afternoons each week in Concord. If you would like to learn more about this group please phone Marjory Boyd on 4884222
19 Main South Road, Concord. 
The Greater Green Island Athletics Day was held in March 2017

Held in the Civic Hall
Every Wednesday starting May 3rd from 10am - 12pm
Cost per session $3
Everyone is welcome so come & join our friendly group & keep fit
over the winter months.
You can just turn up or if you prefer contact
Anne Ferguson on 4881824 or 027 2029 736

Abbotsford Women’s Institute…….
 We have our first meeting off 2017 on Jan 26th.
 Then meets on the 4th thursday of the month.
Summer months in the evening , winter months we meet for lunch time meetings. We do a  lunch out for our birthday, in August. We meet in Green Island, even though we a Abbotsford group. So doesn’t matter which area you live in.       
We are a fun group of ladies with many interests, including
  • Craft group {winter months}
  • Coffee mornings
  • Choir { that entertains}
  • Outings out
We enjoy getting out together..At meetings  we have a speaker or demonstrator,fun and a laugh,  always something interesting.Plus competitions , flowers,  baking, crafts. Raffles. Finish each meeting with a cuppa and chat.
Abbotsford is part of the Mid Otago Federation . We have get togethers with other Institutes for things like friendship day’s, competition day’s , movie afternoons..
We come under the NZ Women’s  Institute. Their web site is We are also on facebook.
Abbotsford WI has a page.
Women’s Institute is not just tea and scones…
I am sure we have something to interest most ladies.
Any age, young , old or in between.
Great to meet and make new friends.
So come along and see if it’s for you before joining .
Any inquires or questions, please phone me.
Jo 4879045.Leave a message, will phone you back.  Look forward to your calls…

Our Food Network is based in Dunedin. Its aim is to stimulate the production, distribution and consumption of local food and in that way contribute to the building of a resilient and prosperous community.
We are currently organising the Neighbourhood Food Harvest. If you have trees that you need help in harvesting and would like to donate some harvested fruit to your neighbours or you are keen to help harvest from neighbours you don't yet know, then get in touch with us ( We are also planning on running a few "pre-harvest" workshops on safe harvesting techniques, summer pruning, thinning and spotting fruit tree diseases. If you would like to join in please email us:

Catch Fish and Fresh Sushi

Come down to Catch and try our fresh sushi for your healthy lunch time snack. Made fresh daily.
Salmon, Crispy Chicken, Teriyaki Chicken, Vegetarian and Tuna. 
Six Piece $6.90 each, Eight Piece $8.90 each
Phone 03 488 5505   170a Main South Road Green Island




  • 300g can Chickpeas in Brine (well drained)
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 Tbsp oil
  • juice of 1 lemon


Put Chickpeas and all other ingredients in the food processor and process until smooth.

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Amanda Reid and Leanne Stenhouse
Greater Green Island Network
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