Portobello Market Day

Coronation Hall Crowd

It was a crisp frosty start for the Portobello Market day on Sunday 12th of July, but the sun did its best to warm people up, and Portobello put on a great day. With over 900 visitors to the market stall holders were kept busy and there was plenty of goods for people to browse through. Once again balloon artist Pippity Pop and magician Jonathon Usher kept the crowds enthralled with their skills. With free Cadbury to give away chocolate visitors were kept happy with plenty of sweet treats. Overall, the 2015 market day was a great success and continues to grow as one of those “must do” events on the Dunedin calendar.

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Cadbury Market Day – Portobello 2015

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Turner & Langley

The Caselberg Trust is pleased to announce this forthcoming fundraising concert at 7pm Sunday 31 May, which features the poetry of poet laureate Brian Turner, and songs by local singer songwriter Matt Langley. Turner and Langley met at a Caselberg Trust fundraising event back in 2008, and as a result Matt has used several of Brian’s poems and words for the basis of some of his songs.

We believe that you won’t want to miss this unique concert, which is being held at the Portobello Gallery, 1730 Highcliff Road Portobello Dunedin.

Tickets are $20, which includes a complimentary glass of wine.  There will also be opportunities on the night to purchase copies of Brian’s books, Matt’s CDs, as well as raffles. Eft pos is available.

If you would like tickets, phone 027 608 0641 or email  caselbergtrust@ihug.co.nz

Turner Langley

 

 

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Trees for Babies

Keep Dunedin Beautiful Would you like celebrate a new family member, birthday, anniversary, or commemorate the passing of a loved one by planting a native tree at the Harbour cycle/walkway? You can choose the tree you wish to plant and receive a certificate in the name of the person/family for whom it is planted. You can then visit your special tree whenever you want.Trees cost $20 and pre-ordering is required.

The next planting will be at the Boat Harbour Sunday June 21 at 11 am. Trees can be planted on your behalf if you are unable to attend. A photo of the tree and the certificate will then be mailed to you.

If you’d like plant a tree contact the Keep Dunedin Beautiful Co-ordinator, (03) 474 3401 or email keepdunedinbeautiful@dunedin.co.nz

Trees for Babies

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Freedom Camping Review

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Post your submission to the Dunedin City Council, Dunedin City Council, PO Box 5045, Moray Place, Dunedin 9058, Attention PARS – Freedom Camping Bylaw Review o

Email your submission to richard.saunders@dcc.govt.nz

Don't shag about

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Broad Bay Boogie

Broad Bay Boogie

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Portobello Anzac Day 2015

Raising the NZ flagIt was a fine warm autumn morning for the ANZAC Day service at the Otago Peninsula Museum at Portobello. The significance of ANZAC Day was given even more meaning with the 100th anniversary of the landings at Gallipoli, and a good crowd of local people and visitors attended. The service had a strong local flavour with Mrs Wilma Beck reading excerpts from her Great Uncle’s Gallipoli diary and pupils from Portobello School reading poems they had written to mark the day. In a final fitting tribute a totara was planted in the grounds as a living memorial to the ANZAC spirit. Once again many thanks to the hard-working volunteers from Portobello Community Incorporated and the Otago Peninsula Museum for their organisation and hard-work. (Click on pictures to view in full size).

ANZAC Day is not the glorification of war, but a reminder that lasting peace is a fragile gift, that as the guardians of ANZAC Day we must cherish and protect for the future. Today we live in uncertain times and we face an uncertain future driven by global events that threaten the security and peace that we have known and enjoyed for over 100 years. If we are to conquer that uncertainty we must draw strength from our ANZAC traditions and learn from their courage and commitment to a lasting legacy of peace. Because in 100 years of New Zealand service our servicemen and women have shown the world that the real and lasting victories are those of peace and not of war.

Lest we forget.

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