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).
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.
Once 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.
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.
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
The 2014 Portobello Paddock Pursuit on Sunday 9th of November saw nearly 400 participants run, jump, climb and slither through a challenging course at the Portobello Domain. With a warm day many people brought their deck chairs and picnics and made the pursuit a great family day out. The Portobello Paddock Pursuit has grown from 220 entries in 2013 to 390 in 2014 and is steadily becoming a regular on the family friendly event circuit for Dunedin. So much of the pursuit’s success comes from the hardworking local organising committee who put in so much effort to ensure everyone has fun and the event runs well and safely. The other aspect of the event is the generosity of local businesses and sponsors such as Cycleworld, Cartridge World, Portobello Deli, Portobello Volunteer Fire Brigade, Am I Fit, Sport Otago, Remax Real Estate and so many more. This has been a fantastic fundraiser for Portobello School and a great event for the Community, we’re looking forward to seeing everyone back next year. (Click on the pictures to see the pictures in a full size viewer).
Many thanks to the following other supporters;
Bronwyn Anderson, Nic & Brian McGrouther, Cross Family, Parkinson Whanau, Steven Clearwater Contracting, Playball, Portobello Commnity Incorporated, Dunedin Ice Hockey, Mitre 10, Leslie Rugby, Chipmunks, Megazone, Bike Barn, Starfish Cafe, Moana Pool, Rebel Sport, K Mart, Dunedin Sports Depot, United Video, Lonestar, Cadburys, Couplands, New World, Torpedo 7, Tuapeka Print and Kellogs.
The 1st day of November and Portobello Community Incorporated were on a mission at the Portobello Domain skate park. The working bee had several tasks including replacing the plywood and painting the new ramps, giving the old tennis court fence a coat of paint and installing a recently purchased half-pipe. Helped with some warm weather, plenty of hard-working volunteers and a great morning tea at the pavilion everyone really got stuck in. Special thanks to Portobello Inc. Deputy Chairman Geoff Sheridan from Toll New Zealand for providing a much-needed truck to get the half-pipe on site.
With Portobello Community Inc purchasing the half-pipe and funding half of Fulton Hogan’s road marking costs for the park, this project has created a great asset for the community and its families. Its was fantastic to see so many people and children turn up on Saturday and pitch in to make this project really happen. We’re looking forward to the grand opening on the 9th of November during the Portobello Paddock Pursuit.
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