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The Eye 23.8.12
South City Shopping Design
BUT residents have told us its a long way
from being that and they dont feel a sense
of pride about it. They said theyd like to
see change and so South Alive went out to
talk with people and ask them
What role would you like South City to
play in the community?
How would a new South City look and feel?
What products and services would you
What would you be able to do there?
We talked with some of Invercargills
leading artsts, the local businesses,
children, and the wider group of South
Alive partcipants and public.
What we found out was surprising. People
said yes, there are things theyd like to
see changed about the nature and look of
the shops and we could add more colour
and build on the vibrancy which is there
already. But more than that, people wanted
space to gather together. Places they could
see small events, talk to people and do
things. So, we are working on that with
some professional help and will come
back to everyone with our proposals within
two months. We will then give you the
chance to comment and make suggestons
before any fnal decisions are made. As
soon as we have a more defnite tme frame
well also let you know.
SOUTH Alive is contnuing its eﬀorts to clean
things up around the South City shopping area.
Last Saturday there was another working bee to
clear the sectons at the back of the mall.
Thanks to the free loan of heavy machinery
from Hirepool, the group was able to remove
the mountain of concrete, iron and other debris
that was on the secton. The next step is to get
an even surface that can be grassed. And while
thats going on, South Alive is working on how
the community could use the space. Inspired
by the gap-fller projects in vacant spaces in
Christchurch, our inital plans are to build some
mounds for children to play on and establish
box gardens with fruit bushes and vegetables.
Other possibilites we are looking into include
some colourful decoraton by the Arts Group
and local market days. In other words, we think
its a great space we could make habitable and
friendly for the community to use.
Kingswell Creek Project To Launch Soon
PLANS are being fnalised to give Kingswell Creek, between Elles Road and Brown Street,
a major facelif. Students from Aurora College, Fernworth and New River Primaries are
working together with Environment Southland as a major sponsor and South Alive to
come up with a plan to make the area a whole lot more atractve and comfortable.
More details will be released next week but in the meantme, South Alive is calling for
volunteers to help clean up the creek and banks, and prepare some new plantng beds
to give the students a good start to their project.
A working bee will be held on Saturday 1 September,
and everyone that can help in any way (including
bringing morning tea) is warmly encouraged to
take part. See our Volunteers Needed
Food To Go
FRUIT and Nut Tree Acton Group members
planted 30 more fruit trees at Panton
St playground, Etrick, Manse, Ball and
MacQuarrie St and Russell Square reserve
land. These will bear apples, greengages,
pears, plums and peaches.
Next up, the group will be organising
public workshops on grafing, and later on,
instructons on how to prune and care for
The group said they were looking forward
to a future where fruit and nut trees were
providing free food in parks and streets
right across South Invercargill.
South Alive knows the South City shopping area has the potental to
be the heart of the South Invercargill community a colourful and
vibrant hub for all ages.
Thanks to our
Tel: Comms team
Jan 021 313 170
or Nathan 021 471 978
forms at our yellow leterbox,
now in South City Gifs &
Post Shop. Post in leterbox
and well contact you.
- South Alive report back meetng
from all Acton Groups. Thursday,
September 20, Aurora College, E
Block. 6 - 7pm social hour (bring
a plate). 7 - 9pm meetng. General
public/anyone wantng to learn
more about South Alive most
welcome to atend.
- South Alive community choir.
Every Thursday at 7pm. St
Andrews Church, Elles Rd. Gold
coin donaton. All welcome.
Any ability. No auditons.
Working bee to clean up
banks and river between
Elles Rd and Brown St.
Saturday, September 1
at 10am. Meet at Brown
St bridge. Please bring
gumboots, gloves, clearing/
cutng equipment if you
have it, but any contributon
Phone Peter 0274 971 679
for more info.
From left - Bill Bruce (rear), Colin
Anderson, Lyn Bruce, Gayle Hammond,
Gordon Hammond, Jamahal Lobb
From left - Paula Moyles, Carolyn Dean,
Jess Chalmers, Trevor McKenzie
left - Adam
Hirepool: Huge thanks to
Hirepool who once again loaned
us a digger, and a 5T tp truck to
clear sectons. We couldnt do it
without their generosity and we
encourage South Invercargill to
support them back.
Diacks Nurseries Ltd: Who
supplied the fruit trees at a really
ICC Parks: Supply of mulch to
plant trees and planning help.
New acton team for
this project being
If you are interested in
joining phone Janete
2186688 or email:
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