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Job well done by all the volunteers who made the Trolley Derby & Family Fun Day 2020 happen. With over 500 bags full of shredded paper being filled by hand in the weeks leading up to the day, to the ponies that carried so many happy kids, to the food vendors that fed some hungry people, to the residents of Rimu Street for allowing us to close the road, to the Invercargill Army Cadets for all their energy helping with set-up and pack-down, to mother nature for providing some sunshine, to the community for showing their support and making this a really great day - the list goes on. Thank you and well done Invercargill!

Trolley Derby winners on the day were 7/8yrs - Slade Fordyce; 9/10yrs - Thomas Henderson; 11/12yrs - Douglas Hackett; 13/14yrs - No Entries; 15/adult - Suzanne Leigh. Unique Trolley Design prize, sponsored by Pak’nSave Invercargill - Thomas Henderson.

Thanks to all who filled in our survey form. Your positive comments are appreciated as are your suggestions for change. All went into the draw for a $30 voucher from the Thar & Feather which was won by Connor Jackson.

Back again for 2020


We have an opportunity for volunteers (new or active) with South Alive to participate in some volunteer host training.

At The Pod – 262 Ness Street (Behind The Pantry)
Date: 21 March 2020

The training is targeted for those wanting to be a South Alive host and volunteer in our community lounge space here at The Pod. In return we would appreciate your time to be a host in 2hr slots from 10am-12pm or 12pm-2pm and would like to have an ongoing roster.

For more information or to register for the training, please contact us, or pop into The Pod to see us, before 16 March 2020 as limited seats.

We are a collection point for Bread Tags for Wheelchairs. Save each one and once you have a collection, come on down to The Pod/South Alive and drop them off to us.
Big ups to Georgetown Scout Group for the idea - we love it !
Please spread the word; every tag helps 

The Pantry - will also be a drop-off point if the office of South Alive is closed.

How does it all work?

A litte bit about the project:
Bread Tags for Wheelchairs has been running in South Africa since 2006, collecting bread tags which a plastics company, Zibo, buys for a small amount per kilo. The tags (high impact polystyrene, type 6 plastic) are recycled, being made into seedling trays. The proceeds are used to provide wheelchairs for the needy. At present about 500kg are collected per month in South Africa, funding 2-3 wheelchairs.

People who were aware of this programme had been collecting tags for this cause in New Zealand for many years and either taking then to South Africa when they visited or posting them. In February 2019, we set up a New Zealand arm of Bread Tags for Wheelchairs in order to promote the programme, increase collection, look into local recycling and streamline the transport of the tags

The Pod, South Invercargill's new community centre, is open for bookings by groups and organisations in the community.  There are two separate meeting rooms, one is 5m x 5m, the other 9m x 5m. The rooms can also be hired together and the connecting door opened for one large space. Hire includes access to kitchen facilities, wifi, smart TV, whiteboard and projector (all must be pre-booked).  

10% discount on hire rates if food and coffee are pre-ordered 
from The Pantry.

Contact: info@southalive.org,nz or 218 6882 for more info.

Working Bees - We have up and coming working bees for our action groups. If you would like to donate some of your time to help out our action teams or to join in one of the action teams please let us know.  

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