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The Eye 20.9.12
Operaton Zero Rubbish
AN elderly resident wrote to us and said,
Im disgusted at the amount of rubbish lying
in our streets
and wondered if you had a
team to go out as a group and help clean up.
Im in my eightes but would be happy to join
such a team to make our streets much nicer
And a young mother wrote to us saying Im
really concerned about the amount of liter
lying around the streets... I would love to
organise a group to get these streets cleaned
up... but Im not sure how best to go about it.
I dont normally put myself forward like
this, but decided theres not much point
Id be beter doing
something about it
So, heres the plan.
Weve set a goal to clean up and beautfy
South Invercargill streets and parks so
they are places we are proud of.
To help achieve this we want to sign up
caretakers that will keep these areas
rubbish free untl we get to a point where
everyone is taking responsibility and there
is no more rubbish lef lying around.
You can volunteer as a team, or an individual
(and if you want to join with others we can
match you up with a team). So please, adopt
a street or park, call Janet on 218 6882 to
register or email firstname.lastname@example.org
So, lets go everyone! If we all do a litle,
the sum will be Zero and well be heroes!
Date set to unveil plans for South City
IN our last newsleter, we talked about our project to improve the South City Shopping Area.
We said that from the four workshops we ran, there were consistent themes and general
agreement on what was needed. Especially strong was the desire for more colour and spaces
where people could gather in an informal way. We also said we would come back to you once
we had a tmetable to present our ideas and we are
pleased to say that weve organised this for Sunday,
October 28, from 1pm 3pm, followed by afernoon
tea. If you are able to bring a plate that would be great.
The venue is the St Andrews Community Hall, Elles Rd.
Fruit tree grafing workshop
SOUTH Alive Fruit & Nut Tree group have arranged a workshop
to teach people how to graf their own fruit trees. Robyn Guyton
from the Heritage Trust will be with the group at Fernworth School
on Sunday, October 7 from 11am 3pm. Sessions will run on
the half hour, and you will need to bring a container full of soil
to plant your tree into. Marie Crowe, convenor of the group said
that $5 per tree was a wonderfully economic way to get a fruit
tree for your garden, and to learn how to graf trees in the future.
Registraton would be appreciated. See details in Whats On
Kingswell Creek Clean-up
TWENTY six volunteers spent over 100 hours on Saturday, September 1 at a South Alive
working bee. The task was to do a major clean-up of Kingswell Creek, between Elles Rd
and Brown St prior to a large-scale plantng project by local schools. It was made possible
by Wastenet Southland, who picked up the cost of dumping all the rubbish so a big thanks
to them. 2.03 tonnes of rubbish was collected! Students from Aurora College, Fernworth
and New River Primary have joined together to care for the area on a contnuing basis.
Environment Southland have donated 450 trees and the students will start the project by
plantng these along the riverbank on Thursday, September 20.
Its tme to clean up! South Alive has had a lot of feedback from
residents saying they are sick of seeing so much rubbish around
AND they are willing to do something about it if we could help them
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.
Whats on this month...
South Alive report back meetng
from Steering and all Acton Groups. Today (Thursday)
September 20, Aurora College, E Block. 6pm-7pm optonal
social hour (please bring a plate). 7pm-9pm meetng. The
general public/anyone wantng to learn more about South
Alive are most welcome to atend.
Fruit tree grafing workshop.
Sunday, October 7 from 11am. 30 minute sessions at
Fernworth School. $5 per tree. Call Marie on 216 5690 to
Unveiling design optons for South City. Sunday, October
28, 1pm 3pm, followed by afernoon tea (please bring a
plate). St Andrews Community Hall, Elles Rd.
Environment Southland: for
supplying 450 trees to plant at
Kingswell Creek and lots of other
Wastenet: for paying for the
disposal of the 2.03 tonnes of
rubbish taken from Kingswell
Creek during the clean-up.
Danny Owen Artst: for helping
judge, and then transferring the
winning art to the electricity
JUSTINE Kairau-Mortmore, 11 from Fernworth Primary
School, has won South Alives frst art competton.
Open to all school children, the brief for the
competton was to create a positve, colourful design
that refected the South Invercargill environment,
character and culture. Justne said that in her design,
the koru represents new beginnings and life. The mini
koru paterns represent the children in South City while
the tapa cloth and its colours represent the diﬀerent
cultures. The yellow mailbox and bird represents
South Alive and the start of something new. The
blossoming and colourful fower is to remind us of
the talent and potental of young people.
The judging panel of The Arts Acton Group,
Eddie Cook of ICC and artst Danny Owen said they were really impressed with the thought that
had gone into the 30 entries and were looking forward to seeing them all displayed in South City
Justnes winning entry has been transferred by Danny Owen, to the traﬃc signal box on the
corner of Elles Rd and Janet St.
SEPTEMBER 2012 Newsletter
South Invercargill resident Jan Duncan
showing the way by taking a bag to pick
up rubbish on her daily walk.
Fruit & Nut group members (l to r) Jacquie Webb, Marie Crowe,
Available at South
with logo $10
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