Smithy's Noticeboard Community
Dave Smith aka Smithy is the Big Boss of the Glenorchy Motors - where our PO Boxes are located and also it is the home of our village's NOTICE BOARD. So this is the online version of Smithy's Noticeboard.
We encourage everyone to use it - these classifieds go miles!
To send your classifieds for publishing please use firstname.lastname@example.org
LAMP FOR SALE
NISSAN Nv350 VAN FOR SALE
AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY OR VIDEO
For real estate, AirBnB listings, Council project developments, aerial mapping, checking on stockor simply an image of your own residence in the stunning environment we live in.
Give me a call and I'll let you know what can be achieved.
SINGING BOWL MASSAGE
COMMUNITY COMPOSTING INITIATIVE
Community Composting Initiative – Update
In April 2017, The Headwaters presented a proposal to install a continuous flow, automated
composting facility (the Earth FlowTM composter) on their site on Oban Street for processing
compostable waste produced by Mrs Woolly’s General Store and Camp Glenorchy, with the
view to opening it up to the community, if there was sufficient interest.
The Headwaters requested feedback on the proposal from the Glenorchy community through a presentation
to the Glenorchy Community Association on 6 April 2017, followed by information on the
Glenorchy Community website and interviews with local businesses and local residents
(apologies if we didn’t get around to you all!).
Thank you for everyone who provided input. The findings indicate we have a very
environmentally conscious community, with the majority of respondents already undertaking
home composting or providing food waste as animal feed. Whilst most local businesses
were in favour of a community composting program in Glenorchy, quite a few of these were
already committed to providing their compostable waste as a resource to other parties.
Whilst most of the residents interviewed indicated they were in favour of a composting
program in Glenorchy in general, only about one-third indicated they would participate. The
key reasons given were that compostable waste was seen as a resource for animal feed and
replenishing the soil, and also home composting was considered more convenient.
However, waste audits of The Headwaters operations during the off-peak and peak
seasons, and discussions with interested local businesses, indicate that there is likely to be
sufficient compostable material available to warrant installation of an Earth Flow composter
in Glenorchy. The Headwaters is preparing an application to seek funding for the project,
from the Ministry for Environment Waste Minimisation Fund. Applications must be submitted
before 14 May 2018, with successful applicants notified in October 2018 and funding
provided from March 2019. The project would also need to obtain the necessary consents
prior to construction and operation.
The Intermodal Earth Flow composter that The Headwaters is considering, is made by
Green Mountain Technologies (compostingtechnology.com/earth-flow), and designed to fit
inside a 20 foot shipping container. The unit can process up to 0.5 tonne of organic matter
per day using aerobic ‘hot’ (50 – 65 degrees Celsius) composting. Organic matter is added
to the load end, and a travelling auger mixes the compost and moves the compost slowly
towards the discharge end of the vessel producing a high-quality compost in two to three
The unit has the following engineering controls:
• Fully enclosed insulated system – provides control over process air, limits noise, and
• Mixing auger – oxygenates the compost, breaks up anaerobic pockets, and evenly
distributes moisture. The auger can be programmed to mix 2-4 times per day, or
• Positive aeration system – to boost oxygen in the pile.
• Bulking agent – provides carbon for the composting process, absorbs moisture, and
provides air space in the pile to maintain optimum composting conditions. The
Headwaters is looking at shredded cardboard and dry garden waste as key bulking
• Biofiltration – all process air passes through a biofilter to remove odour, before being
released outside of the container.
The composter would be located at The Headwaters site on Oban Street. Whilst the details
of the proposal have not been finalised, it is expected that the Earth Flow unit will be located
behind the existing General Store away from the site boundary. Collection of compostable
waste from the community is likely to be at a central drop-off point on site and any excess
compost produced would made available to the community.
If you would like further information on the project, or have any comments or questions,
please email The Headwaters at info@TheHeadwaters.co.nz, or drop a written comment in
to the General Store, before 1 May 2018.
Intermodal-Cut-Sheet.pdf Earth-Flow-Features-Benefits.pdf Community-Composting-Initiative-Update-5-April-2018.pdf
GLENORCHY WOMENs NETBALL
Calling all those interested in playing netball in Queenstown on either Saturdays or of an evening during the winter competitions
Competition runs from late April till August
If you would like to be part of the team please contact Brylee 021 2515542 for more information
QUEENSTOWN ALPINE SKI TEAM
ALWAYS WANTED TO SKI FAST?
GIVE SKI RACING A GO!
Queenstown Alpine Ski Team offers a range of programmes catering for athletes from 8 years old through to elite. Our season long programme includes full time and part time weekend options.
Prospective junior athletes are encouraged to complete the NZSki Intro to QAST Programme as it allows both prospective athletes and families the opportunity to sample alpine ski racing before fully committing.
Discounted carry on pricing is offered to athletes who complete the NZSki Intro to QAST Programme and then move into the QAST season long programme.
For more information contact Bridget at email@example.com
PARADISE ZIPLINES LOCALS SPECIAL OFFER
WE ARE THREE BUILDERS AND APPRENTICES
We are three builders and apprentices looking for long term accommodation in Glenorchy.
Working long hours, so will only be home on weekends and to sleep.
Respectful and tidy.
Please contact Ryan on 0273521759 or firstname.lastname@example.org
FREE! BEAUTIFUL COOKING APPLES!
Come and pick your own!
Ready now on the tree in the community reserve on Invincible Drive.