To have your story, photo and or notice included in this newsletter please contact
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The Greater Green Island Informer

June 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 our community.

How To Have Your Photo, Aritcle or Notice Included

We need your help to make the newsletter informative and interesting.  Please send any photos, articles or notices that you would like included in the newsletter to

Alternatively you can phone Amanda or Leanne on 4700814 to inform us of news to include. We are also happy to take photos.  
Community Stories
Steve Hayward, Chair of GGICN and Barbara Archer, Manager of Westpac
Barbara Archer is the Greater Green Island Good Sort.

At the end of May, Barbara retired after 36 years working in the Green Island and Mosgiel branches of Westpac.  

Barbara stated the most challenging role she had during her time at Westpac Green Island was when Trust Bank was bought by Westpac in 1998.  Barbara said that the challenge was "with myself adapting to change then transitioning staff and customers through the changes".

Barbara's advice for the prospective manager is to "get involved in the community, get to know your customers, as it is so rewarding and a win win for everyone to keep the community prospering".  Barbara certainly did this during her time in Green Island, hosting Business Association meetings in the Westpac office, involvement in the annual Green Island Market days and assisting local organisations such as the Green Island School, when she donated office furniture to the staff and children.  
Barbara has been proud to be able "to support my staff and customers with achieving goals, whether it is personal or work related, this has been rewarding. There are a lot of first home buyers in our area and it is especially rewarding to be able to help them into their first home".  

Barbara has great plans for her retirement. She will be off to Australia for a month to relax and play bowls in the Australian Open on the Gold Coast.  On her return, she plans to catch up on jobs then get back into the training for the bowling season.  

Final words of wisdom for the Greater Green Island community:  
Keep on doing what you do best and that is supporting 'local' and embrace change because change is good! 
I am looking forward to watching Green Island prosper

We want to wish Barbara all the best for her well deserved retirement!! 
Leanne Stenhouse and Amanda Reid
After a year and a half, Lynda Davidson has followed her passion to take up a position as a Social Worker with the organisation Stand Childrens Services.   Lynda started her new role this June and has left the Greater Green Island Community work to two new workers Leanne Stenhouse and Amanda Reid.  They have big boots to fill, but Lynda said they are up to the challenge.   
Leanne is currently a member of the Saddle Hill Community Board and is passionate about all things community. She was invited to join the Greater Green Island Committee last year after working together with Lynda on the Community Morning Teas. She is thrilled to be joining Amanda in a community worker role and is looking forward to working with the community to achieve great things.  Leanne will be working 10 hours a week.

Amanda is a Community Worker with Presbyterian Support Otago who is passionate about community development, with experience in the Caversham Community Group and assisting the development of the North East Valley Community Garden.  Amanda will be working 30 hours a week. 
The Greater Green Island Community Network would like to say a huge thanks to Lynda Davidson for being our inaugural Greater Green Island Community Worker.  We thank her for an outstanding job of getting the Community project up and running.  We are now completing the first 2 years of the 3 year Project with Lynda organising a Community photo competition, community expos and events, bus petition and submission, the Informer newsletter, a community directory, the beginnings of a website and supporting the establishment of the Green island Community Garden.
The next steps for the Greater Green Island Network include
  1. Analysing the comprehensive Survey
  2. Completing and launching the Community Website
  3. Holding the annual Community Expo
If you would like to volunteer to assist with any of these projects please get in touch with Amanda and/or Leanne on 4700814.   

Steve Hayward, Chair of the Greater Green Island Community Network.
Green Island Leos presenting a cheque for $400 to Tony Hanning of Camp Quality.  

The Leos fundraised by way of raffles and a car wash to raise this money and they chose Camp Quality as recipient. Well done Leos!! 

We are always looking for new prospective Leos to join our great group.Aged 12-18
We meet the first Tuesday of every month at the St Peter Chanel Hall at 5.30pm. 
Any inquiries for more info phone Jules Haldane 0212804702
Mr Kennedy and class dressed up as their favourite characters during
Green Island Schools "Book Characters Day"

Green Island School now challenge Big Rock, Fairfield, Abbotsford, St Peter Chanel and Concord School to send in a picture of dress ups at your school.  
Community Connections and Supports

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.
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.

Community clubs/Activities Annual Fee $25,
Business Annual Fee $40
If you are interested in having your business or group showcased on this website please contact Amanda or Leanne on 470 0814 or
There are currently 12 children in the Greater Green Island area waiting on an Adult buddy.  If you think you can help out please contact Marco.  
The next Community Cuppa will be held
in Fairfield on Wednesday 22nd June
10am at the Fairplay Street Community Hall
We look forward to seeing you there
Serving our local community
Lions Motto is “To Serve” so if you have a need or know of someone in the community who could benefit from some assistance, please let us know.  We are only too happy to assist in any way we can.
We also have a Catering Caravan 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
23 June 2016
The Octagon

If you prefer to drop something in locally, 
The Green Island Police Station will be a drop off point
on Mondays and Wednesdays 9am-3pm in June.
Please drop them into Amanda and Leanne.

We will drop the cans into the Octagon on the 23rd on behalf of the Greater Green Island Community Members.  Please let us know if you would like to volunteer to deliver with us on the day.
Local Business and Services
I am a Craniosacral Therapist trained in both Upledger Craniosacral Therapy and Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy (BCST) and I’m happy to welcome new clients that I can help with this subtle, powerful and safe therapy.
What is Craniosacral Therapy?
Craniosacral Therapy(CST)  is a light touch, manual therapy that enhances the function of the craniosacral system which includes the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord.  It works with the body’s natural healing processes.
What conditions can CST help?
CST provides many benefits, reducing stress and enhancing overall health and may alleviate a wide range of specific medical conditions including:
neck and back pain, headaches, chronic fatigue syndrome, traumatic brain injuries, tinnitus, whiplash, chronic conditions but in theory wherever there is a dysfunction in the body.
You can reach me on 4817971 or 0212092665.  Thank you.  Jacky Tate

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Greater Green Island Network
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