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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Hawk & Hurl 2015

Hawk and Hurl 2015

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Portobello puts on a great Show!

The Portobello Community Show on Saturday 6th brought local people from far and wide together for a day of fun, food and friendship at the Portobello Domain. With the support of local businesses, clubs, musicians, and the community this was a show to remember. There was a fantastic mix of fun for everyone young and old, with many events and entertainment to keep people occupied. With the success of yesterday this show has a great platform to grow and become a real highlight on the Peninsula and regional calendar. A special thanks to all of the organisers, sponsors and all of those people who contributed to a  successful event. The Portobello Community Show is about local people doing great things for local facilities and organisations in our community, and that generosity showed yesterday. Look forward to seeing you all back next year. Here’s a few photographs from yesterday, click in the picture to view full size in a viewer.

 

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Portobello Show

Community Show

 

9:00-11:00am
Portobello Pony Club, Classes & Games, Lead Rein and First Ridden only. $10 entry registration on the day.

Other activities from 11am:

  • Portobello’s Got Talent; open for Adults and Children (please register your interest via our Facebook page or contact on this page)
  • Fancy Dress Competition -Best Pet Parade
  • Egg and Spoon Race
  • Gum Boot Throwing contest

12:30pm -Action Engineering Spitfire Engine display

1:00pm -Portobello Hotel & Bistro Tough Guy Challenge (Teams of 3, sign up on the day or register your interest via Facebook/website contact)

  • Tug-O-War (girls vs boys, oldies vs youngsters etc.)
  • Portobello Treats & Sweets Baking Competition
  • The Nature’s Wonders Argo Lolly Scramble

All Day Activities:
Bouncy Castles, Candy Floss & Face Painting -Argo Rides -Petting Zoo -Wool Spinning -Food Stalls, -Army Display -The Coffee Pirate -Paradise-V8s Display; If you are interested in bringing your V8 please contact us via Facebook or the Contact link

And much, much more…..
Also come and check out our brand new Skate Park thanks to the efforts of Portobello Community Incorporated

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Rough and Tumble on Skates

Nicki NoxiousGetting selected for a national team is a great achievement, being able to survive the rough and tumble of roller derby is another matter. Local Harwood woman Nic Hedley is about to accept that challenge on the international stage. The busy mother of three and Wharekai Co-ordinator for Te Runanga o Otakou has been selected as one of 20 New Zealand skaters to travel to Dallas in December. Roller Derby is a contact sport where teams score points by having a designated skater try to lap the opposing team while the remaining team members attempt to block and shield the scoring skater. Nic who skates in the local league under the name “Nicki Noxious” has been hard at work fundraising for her trip to the United States as derby is not a professional sport. Nic would like to say a special thank you to Tony Reid from the Portobello Hotel and the Peninsula community for getting behind her fundraising to date. She has also had assistance from local physiotherapy clinic owner Jim Webb from Integrated Health Otago for, making sure she is in top shape before her international tour. Good luck Nic and go hard!

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Calling out to the Congregation

Broad Bay ChurchThe Dunedin Methodist Parish and the Methodist Church of New Zealand – Te Hāhi Weteriana O Aotearoa, have made the decision to close the Broad Bay Methodist Church. Members of the Broad Bay congregation will continue to participate in the Dunedin Methodist Parish but will be leaving the present building.

A de-commissioning and closing service will be held at Broad Bay (65 Greig Street) on Sunday 30 November 2014 at 11am. The service will be followed by a shared lunch* with time to talk and share memories.

An invitation is goes out to anyone who has had an association with the Broad Bay Methodist Church, and the wider Otago Peninsula community to join in the closing service which will be one of celebration and moving on.

The service will be addressed by the Vice President of the Methodist Church of New Zealand, Arapera (Bella) Ngaha and there will be recollection of the history of this congregation which has had a presence on the Otago Peninsula since 1859 when William Bacon set up a room in his home for Methodist worship.

There will be a small display of photos and other memorabilia and if anyone has material to add please use the contacts below. A pot luck lunch will be held after the service, so please bring finger food or food that doesn’t need reheating. Out of town visitors are not expected to bring food – as Peninsula parishioners will ensure there will be plenty to share.

For more information please contact;

Jenny Winter, 03 478 0491, mob 021 168 9272, email mcleanwinter@clear.net.nz

Elspeth McLean, 03 478 0547, email elspethmclean@actrix.co.nz

Rev Siosifa Pole, 03 466 4600, email siosifap@dmm.org.nz

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