Thanks to the the strong support from both our generous funders and from South Alive volunteers, and the hard work of McCulloch Architects, Archer's Construction and all the subcontractors, your new community rooms are finally open and ready to use! We are finishing off the finer details including landscaping the area around the Pod to create a pathway from Ness Street, so we will officially open and celebrate these rooms next month - we'll let you know the date soon!
The rooms are amazing - if you haven't had a chance to pop down and take a look around, please do. The two rooms are light and bright, and can be opened up to make one large multi-purpose room suitable for many different functions. The rooms may be booked by anyone in the community, and we have reduced rates for non-profit or community groups.
We already have a lot of groups and organisations booked in, but if you need a venue for a meeting, a workshop, training or social gathering - these rooms are perfect. If you have been wanting to start a group to learn a new skill, or to meet new people we'd love to welcome you. Rates start from $12.50 for non-profit groups and $25 for commercial groups. Contact Cress in the office on 032186882 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
The South Alive Trolley Derby is back! Build a trolley and join us racing down Rimu St from 1.30pm on Children's Day - Sunday March 3rd. Races are open to anyone 7 years and older. If you would like to race, please register here. There will also be a variety of free activities for children from 2.30pm at Elizabeth Park, including a waterslide, pony rides, novelty races and more.
Let us know what you think on the day and go in the draw to win a $40 voucher courtesy of the Thar & Feather!
Crop Swap Invercargill is also back for 2019, and meets on the second Sunday of the month at 3pm in The Pod. The Crop Swap aims to bring backyard gardeners together for swapping their home grown produce & food items on a regular basis. The next Crop Swap is set for March 10th.
Visit them on facebook here.
Our popular Night food Market is on again tonight (weather permitting - what happened to our sun?) in the South Alive Community Park. The market runs from 5.30pm - 8pm, and all dishes are $10 or less. Feel free to bring your own plate and cutlery, or you can borrow ours. The last two markets after this are the 1st and 15th March. A huge thanks to Teri and the team for taking over the running of the market, and to our volunteers who support the event on the night, we're very grateful! Click here for more info or to be involved.
We love to hear your thoughts on what you would like to see happen in your community. If you have an idea you think would benefit our community and would like to make happen, a group you would like to start, maybe an opportunity you see in the community - get in touch - we'd love to support you to make this happen.