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.
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.
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
The daily $4 lunches are restarting on Monday 31st January! $4 lunches are provided by Tandooree Garden and are served weekdays from 12 - 2pm in the Evison Lounge at OUSA's Clubs and Societies Centre on 84 Albany Street. There's ample seating available for those that want to eat in, or you can bring along a container and have takeaways. This is a grassroots program and in order to keep the cost down (for you), and the washing of your plate is DIY. Payment is via EFTPOS/CREDIT as you enter or cash at the kitchen. The $4 lunch is vegetarian and there are dairy-free and gluten-free options available.
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 12 - 4pm.