Sarah McDougall Presents…..

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Broad Bay playwright Sarah McDougall presents a feminist/ comedy/ political/ class play that will surely be entertaining and thought-provoking. It’s an R16 comedy with a limit of 25 tickets/show at  $20/10 and on Wednesday 9th is a Koha, so bring something for the garden. For all bookings please go to the Dunedin Fringe Festival website.

The play will be held at the McDougalls’ Broad Bay home in their sculpture garden on the Otago Peninsula. If its raining, the show will be a couch concert in the McDougall lounge.

There will be a van for people who need transport to the Peninsula.  The van will leave from outside Fringe HQ (26 Princes St) 30 mins before the show. Limited Door Sales will also be available from the van on a daily basis – 4pm-5.30pm weekdays and 1pm-2.30pm weekends. Door Sales are cash only. Contact phone 027 4644453 (ask for Ewan). Explicit Language, Sexual Content

 

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Peninsula Show 2015

The Peninsula Show is annual event that Peninsula people make a real effort to attend. It has everything from tough guys sweating it out on a course, talented kids performing, and of course cars, boats and a helicopter. This years show was held on a beautiful warm day with a good crowd enjoying the food stalls and entertainment. The committee did a great job of the organisation and this show will continue to get bigger and better. (Click on the pictures to see in full size view).

 

 

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Steady As You Go & Tai Chi

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Portobello Paddock Pursuit 2015

Over you go!

Ahoy there me hearties! The 2015 Portobello Paddock was an absolute blast once again with plenty of mud, slime and water for everyone! With a damp but warm day on Sunday, organisers were a little worried about the numbers. They needn’t have worried with  over 400 children and adults taking part in the muddy challenge. With proceeds of the event going to Portobello School the organisers were overwhelmed with the generosity of the volunteers, community groups and sponsors who made the 2015 Portobello Paddock Pursuit a great success. There were plenty of challenges in the course to keep everyone on their toes and active, and plenty of the wet stuff to keep everyone happy. Many thanks to Hartley Bulger Patrick for being the photographer for the day (Click on the pictures to see in full size). Look forward to seeing everyone back again next year!

Mud galore

Our event is not possible without the generosity and assistance of our main sponsors; Cycleworld, Portobello Deli, Cartridge World, Sport Otago, Clearwater Contracting and our own Portobello Volunteer Fire Brigade.

Many thanks to these organisations for the donation of prizes; Larnach Castle, The Albatross Centre, Pukekura Penguins, Orokanui Sanctuary, Leap, 1908 Cafe, Tuapeka Print, KMart, Mitre 10, Bunnings, Torpedo 7, Cadburys, Couplands, Video Easy, Mega Zone, Walls Mini Golf, Bike Barn, Inflatable world, Pier 24, Starfish cafe, Salt, Sweets and Treats, and Scentse

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Te Rauone Tough

Meeting of the mindsWhen Peninsula people set their mind to something there’s no holding them back. They’re into everything boots and all, with a sleeves rolled up attitude. The Te Rauone Beach Coast Care group along with the Harington Point Community Society held a meeting on Labour day to update the community on the breakwater and dune re-nourishment project in their area. On a beautiful bright day over 80 people attended with a further 25 apologies. Such attendance confirmed that these people have worked tremendously hard to get the project off the ground. Fingers crossed that they’ll get this over the line with Port Otago and the Otago Regional Council.

Click here to see the Te Rauone Beach Coast Care Group’s webpage. 

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Marine Science Summer Series

Marine Science Summer Series

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Hawked and Hurled October 2015

Grabbing a bargain

Strong winds, torrential rain and the All Blacks playing France in the Rugby World Cup did not bode well for Hawk & Hurl on Sunday October 18th. However, the weather quickly improved and the All Blacks won handsomely, so the Hawk & Hurl brightened considerably. There was a brisk trade in donated and reused items, and a few people managed some real bargains. Once again the Portobello Community Incorporated team put in the effort helping people unload and salvaging scrap and other items from refuse.

It was great to have Michelle Ritchie in Portobello giving people on composting, bokashi and worm farms as a way to reduce material going to landfill. Another new group at the Hawk & Hurl was the Otago Peninsula Food Network who were running a seed swap event and giving people information about the group.

This was the first DCC Rural Skip Day that had a designated vegetation rubbish skip. There are substantial savings to locals in refuse fees in using this service, but we still need to get some information out there about how we can keep this material compostable and un-contaminated. Overall, we had a pretty successful day, look forward to seeing people at the next one in February.

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