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

Make an online submission here

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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Bacon Street Bus Shelter

Daniel Mead working at Bacon StArtist Daniel mead is making steady progress on the mural for the Bacon Street bus shelter in Turnbull’s Bay. The mural will incorporate scenes of native New Zealand fish typically found in Smiths Creek which runs along Bacon Street from the Hereweka/Harbour Cone property and into the Otago Harbour. With the significant habitat restoration of the creek undertaken by local environmental group Save the Otago Peninsula it is hoped to see a thriving population of these fish in the future. The mural has been funded by Keep Dunedin Beautiful who has done excellent work painting and updating existing murals on the Peninsula. The murals add unique community vibrancy to our area and have become well photographed visitor attractions.

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Relay for Life – Keep on moving

Lavender legends

The 2015 Relay for Life held in Dunedin was a great experience and one that local Peninsula people supported with generosity and energy. The Peninsula community were deeply saddened at the passing of  Lyn Campbell from cancer in 2014. The relay provided a meaningful opportunity for local people, her family and her friends to honour Lyn and share some of her beautiful spirit with others. Lyn was passionate about growing lavender and creating products from its oil and flowers, and a hard-working group harvested lavender from her garden and used many of her unique recipes to make some beautiful products. These were used to fund-raise money for the Cancer Society’s cause and the team raised around $2,500. The 24 hour relay is a heady mixture of energy, fatigue and excitement with a few tears and plenty of smiles and laughter along the way. It’s a very purposeful event where people combine their desire to make a difference with their own experiences and those of their family and friends. The Peninsula team like all of the teams participating, showed great determination that was inspiring and uplifting. So to everyone from the Peninsula and all of Lyn’s family and friends, congratulations and well done. You really did Lyn proud.

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Hawked & Hurled 2015

Bangers & BaconOnce again the Hawk & Hurl went without a hitch on Sunday with the local community cleaning up their yards and taking the time to find a bargain or two. The scrap collection went well and a truck load of scrap kept out of the landfill and sold. Many thanks to John Clearwater for supplying the truck and driver.  With all the proceeds going to the recently relocated Peninsula Toy Library this event has grown steadily as a great chance to recycle, grab a bargain and meet up with your neighbours and friends.

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