This week the walls are going up, and before too long the windows will be in place! It is very exciting seeing it come together – after seven years of planing and work!
Hats off to the small team of builders who are working many hours to reach their goals!
“We are not called by God to do extraordinary things, but to do ordinary things with extraordinary love. ”
― Jean Vanier
The Poatina Arts community are pleased to announce the arrival of their new web site.
Enjoy loads of pics and information, including information about the up and coming Faith and the Arts course in January.
Lots to check out!
Heart FM is the Northern Midlands only community radio and enjoys a local weekly audience of over 2,500 listeners. We supported this grand opening in response to Mitre 10’s commitment to local community. They support several community projects (including Heart FM) and have created employment for 13 people in the Northern Midlands.
We partnered the broadcast with a fundraiser for Compassion Australia’s east African famine relief appeal and Mitre 10 donated $1200.
Heart FM started in Poatina as a production studio with a narrow cast license with a range of only a few kilometers and was originally established to help at risk young people attain self-confidence, team work, and radio broadcasting skills. We received our license in 2001 to broadcast to the whole of the Northern Midlands on 95.7 FM.
“With nearly 50 volunteers involved in 2011, Heart FM aspires to be a place where our listeners can serve their community, bring together needs and resources, make lasting connections, and bring hope to others.”
“He who loves community destroys community; he who loves the brethren builds community.” Jean Vanier
The Backpackers was alive with young people here from France, Hong Kong, Taiwan – picking broccoli! The Motel was booked solid with people who were guests at a wedding on the Poatina Golf Course. The Mt Chalets were booked by New Zealanders who are here for 4 months working on the refurbishing of the Penstock Pipe from the Poatina Power Station.
Looking through the visitors book it’s great to see in the last page of entries comments like,
“Amazing place. Lovely staff – great food. Thank you. “ Vancouver.
Another wrote, “Absolutely wonderful. Excellent meal and hospitality.”
And another from the Northern Territory, “A wonderful place made special by its people.”
We are so thankful for volunteers who have come in to lend a hand and the invitation is out there for anyone else who would like to be a part of this adventure to join us.
“The mission of community is to give life to others, that is to transmit new hope and new meaning to them. Mission is revealing to others their fundamental beauty, value and importance in the universe, their capacity to love, to grow and to do beautiful things and to meet God.”