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SHORT AND SHARP
Watties can festival
The Wattie's Cans Film Festival
is back --- and Invercargill movie
lovers should diary
Wednesday, November 7 now.
On that day, Southlanders and
movie fans from all over the
country will be able to visit
their local participating cinema
movie ticket. Wattie's will
match the number of cans
donated with one of their own
cans, with all cans going to The
Salvation Army Christmas
Appeal. The Wattie's Cans Film
Festival, in its 19th year, broke
the one-millionth can collected
milestone last year, with
45,380 cans.This year they are
hoping to do better.
Ready to Roll: Winton Skatepark Committee chairwoman Dawn Brocks is full of
enthusiasm at the prospect of the town getting a skatepark facility on John St. Details
of the $300,000 facility will be publicly launched soon. Ms Brocks is keen to hear from
anyone interested in supporting the project.
Photo: MARY WITSEY
to take off
Winton community's support still
needed to make project a success
By MARY WITSEY
To have the land
donated is huge. We're very
grateful for that and it's
now really up to us to get
town's young people to get
-- Dawn Brocks
A skatepark in Winton is finally
going ahead and promoters are
looking forward to publicly launch-
ing details of the $300,000 facility
Set to be established alongside the
John St playground, the proposal
has the support of both the Winton
Community Board and the South-
land District Coun-
cil, and Winton
Dawn Brocks said it
was an exciting
development --- and
not just for Winton.
"The skatepark will
be a great resource
for our young
people in Winton
districts and it will
bring people into the town,'' she said.
"It's a good all-round concept, which
we're promoting as a scooter, skate
and bike park and it's really for our
young people. I believe in it because
it a great thing for our kids."
The land had been provided by the
Winton Community Board and Ms
Brocks said that was significant.
"To have the land donated is huge.
We're very grateful for that and it's
now really up to us to get this done --
we owe it to the town's young people
to get cracking."
Concept plans, which were being
created in conjunction with a
Christchurch skatepark designer,
would shortly be released to the
public at a meeting with Winton
youth and interested parties, who
were being asked to provide
Ms Brocks said an active committee
was already in place, being spear-
headed by REAP (Rural Education
Activities Programme) as a com-
munity project but anyone inter-
ested in being involved was welcome
to come on board.
because we think it's
a great resource for
our young people --
it's a good all round
"I'd also like to thank
the previous com-
mittee, which did a
of work. They pro-
vided the platform
and we're now able to
take it to another level.
"Now we're looking for more
community support -- we've got a
very positive committee and it now
feels like it's starting to have legs
and if people want to be involved
they only need to call into the REAP
And she was determined to see the
project through, even though it was
a big ask.
"Other smaller communities have
done it, so why can't we?
''We will exhaust all options to make
''But we do need the support of the
community to do it."
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