Waiheke Marketplace : Nov 3
10 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, NOVEMBER 3, 2010 NEWS PARENTING CLINIC Session 3: Wed 10th or Thurs 11th Nov "What is a boundary anyway?"- (Goal setting, reinforcement & consequences) We hear lots of advice to "set boundaries!", but what are they and how do we set them? What worked when our teenagers were younger is no longer effective. We will look at decision making, negotiating, goal setting, reinforcing and setting consequences in partnership with our teenagers. Living Without Violence is committed to promoting positive non violent lifestyles. Supported by Piritahi Hau Ora - A Te Rito Strategy, 'It Takes an Island to Care' SESSION TIMES: Wed 10am-12noon @ Red Cross Meeting Room (Upstairs) Thurs 7pm-9pm @ Surfdale Hall To book your free place and for information phone Kathy 372 9220 Garden safari draws keen interest Plant sale fundraiser: Expect to see a huge selection of bromeliads at Rangihoua Estate. By GILL ALCOCK Early ticket sales for the annual garden safari shows interest never wains for an opportunity to peep over the gateposts into someone else s piece of paradise. After the first publication of the SeaLink Jassy Dean Trust Garden Safari brochure in the Waiheke Marketplace on October 20 (a second pub- lication will follow on Novem- ber 10) ticket sellers such as Take Note in Oneroa have been reporting a fast turn- over. This will be the event s 10th birthday so organisers are going the extra mile to make sure there is something for everyone to enjoy on November 13 and 14. The 12 gardens will show- case the work of enthusiastic amateurs through to experi- enced landscape gardeners with some avid horticultural- ists thrown in. Along the way there will be musicians providing enter- tainment and food stalls at some of the gardens to refresh and replenish. A highlight every year is the mammoth plant sale at Rangihoua Estate which is open to everyone over both days of the safari. Last year organisers Geoff Bullock and Ngaio Lewis and their helpers raised an amazing $10,000 for the Jassy Dean Trust. They are keen to beat that figure and Mr Bullock believes he has enough plants to do it. We have the biggest col- lection of bromeliads the world has ever seen, for both sun and shade, he says. Plus there will be natives, flaxes, ground cover, hibis- cus, hydrangeas, fruit trees, herbs and veggies. All are Waiheke sourced and grown so they are good and hardy for here. Another highlight will be the raffle of an enormous bromeliad in a large pot worth an estimated $400. Mr Bullock says keen gardeners looking for bargains and safari goers who want to take home a sou- venir should make a visit to Rangihoua at 1 Gordons Rd and bring plenty of cash -- and when they have spent all that, their cheque books. Anyone willing to spend a couple of hours helping carry plants to people s cars should give Mr Bullock a call on 372-3200. Another reason to drop by Rangihoua Estate will be the huge array of market stalls that will be open for business around the lawns. Owner Anne Stanimiroff has organised a gardeners market of 25 stalls selling everything from hats to Hungarian bread puffs. Visitors will be able to buy handmade, original gifts and produce along with garden art. Anyone looking for inter- esting Christmas gifts should include the market into their safari itinerary. Entry into Rangihoua Estate over safari weekend will be free. With 12 gardens and the high school veggie garden project to explore, plus the plant sale and gardeners market, and the photographic exhibition at The Goldie Room, safari goers are going to be hard pushed to cram everything in during the event. Tickets cost $30 for a two- day pass (children up to 14 years are free) and can be bought online at waiheke. aucklandnz.com and from SeaLink ferry offices at Ken- nedy Point and Half Moon Bay, Take Note in Oneroa, Waiheke i-site, Fullers ferry office at Matiatia, Central Landscapes and Garden Supplies Ellerslie and Kings Plant Barn Remuera and Howick. Fundraiser has a style of its own Dress up for charity: The annual Hookers Ball will be a charitable occasion. By GILL ALCOCK Those who enjoy the oppor- tunity to dress up can also raise funds for charity if they get along to the Hookers Ball next week. The annual event will be a fundraiser for Ollie Davies- Russ, a youngster living with profound deafness. Stories about Ollie s condition in the Waiheke Marketplace have helped raise awarenesss of the fundraising effort. Almost $20,000 has been donated towards the $40,000 cost of a second cochlear implant -- the first was funded by the government. Now, with lots of training, Ollie can hear but needs help understanding where sounds are coming from and differentiating them, and this is where the second implant comes in. Ollie is supported by the Jassy Dean Trust and the Hookers Ball will add to the sausage sizzles and other efforts to support him. This year s Hookers Ball is being organised by Phil Tarr and has the dress-up theme of uniforms. It s at The Dunes on Onetangi beachfront on Saturday, November 13. Entry will be $20 at the door. Recycle e-waste People can dispose of old PCs, computer periphe- rals and mobile phones at eDay this Saturday at the Waiheke Freight Yard, 15 Tahi Rd, between 9am and 3pm. The community drive- through event is an opportunity for house- holds, schools, com- munity groups and small businesses to clear garages and cupboards of computer equipment and old mobile phones, to be recycled for free. Last year s eDay on Waiheke diverted an estimated 12 tonnes of e-waste from local landfills, with more than 117 cars dropping off unwanted computer equipment. Visit www. eday.org.nz for details. Volunteers wishing to help out at eDay can sign-up online at the eDay website or contact Dorte Wray on 372-2915 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Setback fails to douse Guy Fawkes Lighting up the sky: Fireworks at The Dirt Track. The much-loved annual firework display will be going ahead this Friday thanks to the hard work of Seana Zimmer and the generosity of island businesses. When funding was curtailed, Ms Zimmer secured funds from the outgoing community board and walked the streets of Wai- heke drumming up the rest from local businesses. Her determination will pay off with a spectacular display at The Dirt Track this Friday. Gates open at 5pm with the pyrotechnics taking off just after sunset. Entry will be by koha. Visit www.fire.org.nz for more information on safety. FIRE SERVICE SAFETY TIPS Use a torch to read and follow the instructions on fireworks before using them Never attempt to relight a firework that hasn't gone off Always keep a bucket of water or a hose handy Fireworks are noisy so consider the neighbours and pets when letting them of.
November 10th 2010