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As well as these new projects, we also have many
contnuing projects such as fruit and nut tree plantng,
the hanging baskets on Elles Road, Operaton Zero
Rubbish, Community Choir, Road Changes to Martn St
and Elles Road, our Community Park and another
It will probably come as no surprise, with so much we
want to do, that we also need more volunteers. In this,
and future newsleters, well be advertsing the tme and
place for all project team meetngs and invite you to
atend any of them and see if you want to get involved.
We have levels /types of involvement to suit everyone!
Planning Event generates
great projects for 2013-14
Oﬃce: Shop 6,
South City Mall.
PO Box 7055, Invercargill
218 6882 or
phone/text 021 0829 0688
Or: Registraton /idea forms at
our yellow leterbox, in South
City Gifs & Post Shop. Post your
forms in the leterbox, and well
Resene Paints Supplied all the paint for free to paint the garden boxes
Hirepool Provided us with two loaders and a tp truck for a long day to
cart all the dirt for the garden boxes
SouthRoads Have done all the excavaton and most of the back flling
in the park for free, as well as contnuing to help us with other jobs that
came up like cartng extra dirt. Weve thanked them before, but their
contributon has been so massive they really deserve thanking again!
Bin Inn Jamahl Lobb, owner of Bin Inn for giving up a day to drive one
of the loaders and the truck to cart the dirt. Thanks Jamal!
ICC Urban Rejuvenaton Fund for major funding assistance with the
Newsletter 11 MAY 2013
Thanks to our fantastc Sponsors!
The businesses we want to thank this month have made a huge
contributon to South Invercargill by providing us with free products
and services so we can build the Community Park.
Whats on this month...
Beautfcaton Acton Group Plantng Bee - to clean up and plant bulbs
on Scot Street, cnr with Maher Street (which is a bit further out past the
intersecton with Chesney St). This Saturday, 18 May from 10am at the site.
Good Neighbour Project - This project tdies up sectons for those who
cant. Next tdy-up Sat. May 18, 1.30pm to 4.30pm. Needs a team of 6-8
wearing gloves and strong shoes, armed with chainsaw, hedge trimmers,
wheelbarrow, strong arms and large trailer. Please register with tmes and
tools available on 218 6882 or text 021 022 12120
South Alive Quiz Night - Save the date of Thursday 20 June 7pm for South
Alives frst Quiz night at the Newfeld Tavern. See story above.
Acton Group meetngs this month - new members/potental members
welcome to atend. Contact South Alive oﬃce for more informaton or
just show up. All welcome.
Housing - Thu 23 May 6.00pm South Alive oﬃce
Beautfcaton - Sat 1 June 10.00am South Alive oﬃce
Children & Youth Projects - Tues 28 May, 6:30pm Aurora College
Communicatons & Events - Mon 27 May, 5.15pm South Alive oﬃce
Get to know your neighbours - Tues 13 June, 5:15pm South Alive oﬃce
Russell Square Enhancements - Tues 6 June, 5.30pm South Alive oﬃce
For more informaton on any of our events, contact us in
any of the ways listed under our Contact details
Our annual planning event was held in April and got a very positve response
from the 100 or so people atending. And everyone loved the entertainment
provided during the afernoon by Aurora College Cook Island Drummers and
Pacifc Dance Dance Group and the Fernworth Kapa Haka Group.
Peter Kenyon, our
speaking at the
garden boxes with the basketball court in the background
Community Park Update
Splendid Garden Competton
Zero Rubbish update
We need donatons of vegetable seedlings/plants - if you can donate any plants for the community
vegetable gardens call Gayle on 216 4348 or drop them at our oﬃce.
With a great sense of antcipaton,
partcipants in the South Alive
Autumn Splendour Garden
Competton gathered recently
to hear the results.
We recently talked with most of those who have adopted streets in our Operaton Zero Rubbish project.
Three massive working bees later, Stage
One of our park is close to being fnished
and soon youll be able to garden and play
basketball whenever the mood takes you
while we get on with Stage Two. This will
include seatng, a shelter constructon
along Ness Street and art work around the
park, especially the Bin Inn walls.
If your group would like to adopt a garden
box, or youd like to get involved as an
individual gardener please contact
It was excitng to hear the judges,
Anne Diack and Robin Pagan
describe the winning gardens
and to hear that we have so
many hidden treasures in South
Almost everyone was stll on the case. They were fnding there was less rubbish around and were
pleased to be meetng new people while out collectng. We also got some good suggestons to follow up.
A huge thanks to everyone thats taking part in this project we get comments from all over saying what
a diﬀerence its making and thats all due to your eﬀorts. THANKS!
A few streets need re-adoptng these are Centre St from Conyers to Pomona; Ness St from Crinan to
Tweed; Ythan St from Crinan to Tweed. Please call the South Alive oﬃce if you can adopt any of these.
South Alive is holding its frst Quiz Night on Thursday 20 June, 7pm
at the Newfeld Tavern in Centre Street to raise funds to support our
projects. If you think South Alive is doing a good job for the community
please try to come along with your friends, family and neighbours and
support us - teams of four @ $20 per team entry. Well have lots of
really great raﬄes and awesome prizes for the winning teams.
See you there!
We would be grateful if you can support these businesses wherever possible, and
please tell them that you saw them mentoned in our newsleter. Thanks!
A view over the Community
The winner of the Best Yellow
Accessories Competton the prize was
collected on the cars behalf by the owner!
Good Neighbour Project Housing Group -
assistance to selected residents whose
gardens have got out of control
Pop-up Flower Gardens Beautfcaton
Group - plantng fowers in roadside spaces
e.g. in front of businesses
Gateways to South Invercargill
Beautfcaton Group a combinaton of art
and plantng to identfy the four gateways
Teen Park Children & Youth Group -
developing a concept and plan for a park for
Getng to know your neighbours providing
assistance and developing a program for
neighbours to get to know each other
Supergrans/granddads transfer of
knowledge and skills to young people
Russell Square enhancements looking at
how additonal facilites might be added
South Invercargill Pride telling the unique
story of South Invercargill, past and present,
and identfying and promotng unique places
Supreme Winner, Raewyn Shaws best overall garden
The winners were: Supreme Winner for best overall garden - Raewyn Shaw; Best Street Frontage -
Marie Chilton; Best poted/cotage garden - Christne & Graeme Darnill; Best rental garden - Norman
& Jean Giles; Best owner/occupier - Bruce Allen; Best vegetable/fruit/herb garden - Jackie Whyte;
Best new garden - Sandy & Pita Dawson.
Given the success of this frst competton, its likely to be run annually in future with the next one
probably in the summer.
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