The Radio One Community Notice Board is kindly brought to you by the OUSA Student Support Centre. If you’re a student, you can find them at 5 Ethel Benjamin Place, behind the OUSA Clubs and Societies Centre on 84 Albany Street, for any help and support you may need to get through student life.
Picnic for Fossil Free Schools
350 Dunedin are organising a free picnic in The Octagon on Saturday 30th October from 11:30am - 1pm for the children and young people of Ōtepoti to kōrero and tautako support for a fossil free learning environment. Come along for family-friendly food, games, and music as they ask the government to budget enough money to transition all Dunedin schools off coal, oil, and gas.
Wāhine Exhibition Ōtepoti
From October 2nd to the 31st, Toitū Settler's Museum is hosting 'Wāhine', a touring multi-media exhibition that amplifies Māori women’s voices around Aotearoa, offering our communities the opportunity to be enriched by their life stories while fostering mutual understanding. Here in Ōtepoti, Phyllis Smith will be joining the kaupapa.
Using personalised sound, stories and portrait photography Wāhine is an immersive exhibition inviting communities to come together, be inspired, and learn from the raw, honest, and vulnerable stories of Māori women.
Whānau Mārama: New Zealand International Film Festival 2021
Whānau Mārama: New Zealand International Film Festival (NZIFF) has announced its full programme for the festival’s Ōtepoti Dunedin leg, featuring 92 feature films from 37 countries. The festival will run for 17 days at The Regent Theatre and Rialto Cinemas Dunedin from Friday 5th November to Sunday 21st November. NZIFF has been working with all its partner venues and cinemas around the country to be able to present the festival under the new Alert Level 2 requirements in 12 towns and cities nationwide. Check out the schedule of films for the Dunedin leg of the 2021 festival at nziff.co.nz.
Dunedin Curtain Bank
Are you struggling to stay warm? Curtains make a significant difference to the warmth of a home; a third of all heat loss in an un-insulated home occurs through windows. Even double-glazed windows let out more heat than un-insulated walls. The Dunedin Curtain Bank is a community organization that up-cycles unwanted and unused curtains, lines them, and distributes them to those in need for just $5 per pair. Located at 174 Princes Street, they also accept donations of usable curtains for distribution.
Looking to buy things you need while helping a good cause? ReStore on the corner of Gordon and Vogel Streets is there if you’re looking for something a little different, retro or cheaper including clothes, kitchenware, furniture, books and more. Make your income go further by shopping with ReStore which helps raise money for the Malcam Charitable Trust and for Habitat For Humanity.
Thursdays in Black
Thursdays in Black is a student-led movement working towards a world free from sexual violence, and runs events raising awareness and providing education around the issue of sexual violence on campus. Sexual violence is a significant problem on tertiary campuses, but a different reality is possible. All students and staff of the University of Otago are invited to stand together, and wear all black, some black, or a Thursdays in Black badge, every Thursday to show support and solidarity for survivors of sexual violence. The way to change statistics about sexual violence is to: see, acknowledge, understand and address these issues. If you would like to get more involved, message the Thursdays In Black Facebook page or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also donate to Thursdays in Black Otago via Givealittle, to help them continue their advocacy and education.
Free Oral Health Service for Adolescents (Teens)
Don’t forget that dental treatment is free up until your 18th birthday, regardless of whether you're at school or in paid employment. Basic dental care includes an annual check up, oral health advice, examinations and dental X-rays (if necessary), preventative treatment, fillings, and extractions. Please note though that orthodontic treatment (like the straightening of teeth using braces) is not provided. To receive free basic dental care, Adolescents (teens) are required to enrol with a provider, and most of the dentists in Dunedin offer the free under 18 dental service - all you have to do is just call them up and ask!
OUSA $4 Lunches
Hungry? Feed your brain! OUSA's delicious and nutritious $4 lunches are on Monday - Friday at the OUSA Clubs and Societies Centre, 84 Albany Street.
Stitch Kitchen is a community sewing studio with sewing machines, public classes, and a huge collection of fabrics, patterns and sewing supplies available to help you with mending, upcycling, costume making and more! Time banking and student rates are available, as are volunteer opportunities! Check our their website www.stitchkitchen.nz or get in touch to book a machine, or drop in at 474 Princes Street, Wednesday - Saturday from 10:30am - 4pm.
Black Star Books Ōtepoti
Black Star Books, the Ōtepoti-based non-for-profit social centre, infoshop, and radical zines archive is looking for enthusiastic and likeminded volunteers who are keen to get involved in supporting DIY publications and flax-roots social organising! Black Star Books is open Wednesdays and Fridays from 1 - 5pm, and is located at 111 Moray Place, Dunedin. To get involved, email email@example.com