Waiheke Marketplace : Nov 3
25 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, NOVEMBER 3, 2010 EVENTS Waiheke Shades & COVERS LTD Please phone to make an appointment 372 7700 or Tom 021 145 1008 / 027 635 1146 Fax 09 372 6267 13 Tahi Road, Ostend (Behind Te Matuku Oysters) Email firstname.lastname@example.org Sail away with... Shade Sails . Boat Covers . Truck Covers Bin Covers . One off Covers . Sail Repairs PVC Welding . Rope Sales . All Marine Hardware ...Full manufacture & installation ...Check out our competitive rates ...Contact us for a free quote today Gardening guru grows fanbase at ladies' night Proving popular: Gardening expert Geoff Willsher demonstrates how to fill a hanging basket. TV gardening guru and recent addition to the staff at Placemakers, Geoff Willshire, proved popular at the company s ladies night. From 5.30pm the premises buzzed with experts and representa- tives from the store s main suppliers while women tried their hand at various skills and games and took advantage of special dis- counts. Wine and cheese was enjoyed while Paul from paints was kept busy announcing raffle win- ners. Our ladies night is another event that PlaceMakers nationally sees as an opportunity to serve and encourage the market to take advan- tage of what we offer, store owner Lee Stick- land says. It s a fun night with demonstrations, compe- titions and DIY, with the hope that ladies will gain confidence to do more themselves. Wednesday night was another successful even- ing and all the ladies went away happy and hopefully enriched by the experience. Radio course for boaties Community Education is offering a VHF Marine Radio course on November 27. As well as checking out the boat and boating gear, boaties should be looking at an essential piece of equip- ment that everyone should carry -- a VHF radio, tutor Christy Ralphs says. Handheld radios are a great option suitable for taking in a dinghy for an afternoon s fishing. Cellphones are good to carry too, but they shouldn t be relied on for emergency communication, she says. Poor cellphone reception or battery failure can be real issues when out on the water, and a major problem is the inability to communicate with boats close by. VHF radio offers continu- ous contact with search and rescue nationwide, Ms Ralphs says. The course, which costs $95, gives boaties the oppor- tunity to gain the VHF Mar- ine Radio Certificate, which is the minimum requirement for all users of Marine VHF Radio. Email waihekecommed @gmail.com or phone 372-6417 for more information or to enrol. Fun festival focuses on olives Olive paradise: The festival at Rangihoua Estate celebrates olive oil, jazz, and fine food. Lovers of olive oil, jazz, food and wine should mark their diaries for the Wai- heke Olive Festival on November 20 and 21 in the olive groves and gardens at Rangihoua Estate. The event will celebrate the new season, offer tastings of the award winning oils and give people the oppor- tunity to meet the local growers and producers. Waiheke olive oils are recognised as some of the best in the world, regularly bringing home gold, silver and bronze medals and all are certified extra vir- gin. These and table olives will be on sale. Eleven producers are taking part and this provides a great opportunity to sample different olives and oils, says festival organiser Geraldine McManus. In the early days, the olive festival was a chance to educate people about extra virgin olive oil. Now, so many are using the locally harvested oil, it s more about refreshing their pantry for the summer and buying Christmas presents, she says. Festival goers will enjoy Rangi- houa s timbered olive tasting room which opens to the gardens and olive grove with acres of lawn to relax on and enjoy the live jazz. Taste the delectable local specialist food and wine stalls. Sample and enjoy oysters, paella, pizza and coffee and four Waiheke Island vineyards wines, says Ms McManus. Music will be provided by jazz artist Briar Ross with the Robinson Brothers and Buzz Bars. Award-winning olive oil producer Grahame Taylor of number 29 says: We hope this festival will be another successful and happy event for islanders to come and enjoy, with good food, music and of course great olive products on sale for Christmas gifts or just for enthusiastic foodies pantry supplies. It will be a wonderful day out for friends, families and visitors. Entry is by a $5 donation with chil- dren under 12 free. Rangihoua Estate is located at 1 Gordons Rd. The festival runs both days between 11am and 4pm. Red Cross opens doors to celebrate birthday Bought in 1970: The Ascot Theatre, now the Red Cross rooms in Oneroa, was purchased for $8000. By GILL ALCOCK The only surviving mem- ber of the original Red Cross committee will be at its 40th birthday celebrations this Satur- day. Joan Bolton, now a patron and a member of the current committee, will be one of many members, volunteers, friends and visitors to take part in the open day at what was the Ascot Theatre on the corner of Tui St and Ocean View Rd.The Red Cross bought the building for $8000 and it was opened as the Red Cross rooms on October 17, 1970 by Governor General Sir Arthur Porritt and his wife Lady Porritt. Back in those days 70 percent of the island s population of 2400 was made up of pensioners and the aim of the Red Cross was to provide help, care and a social club for the elderly and lonely. Over its 40 years it has offered help in every shape and form and cur- rently provides budget- ing service food vouch- ers, Meals on Wheels, ferry tickets for medical and hospital appoint- ments for low income earners, a Red Cross tea bar with library, daily newspaper, tea and cof- fee, and rooms to rent. The open day will showcase some of the many activities visitors to the Red Cross can take part in such as country dancing, bowls and Feldenkrais. First aid techniques will be demonstrated before a celebratory afternoon tea at 3pm. Outlaws come to town Jessie James and The Out- laws, an eight-piece band from Wellington are bring- ing their album release tour to Waiheke this weekend. Performing original songs with a political and social punch in the genres of electric folk and country music, the band will be at the Artworks Theatre this Saturday evening, support- ed by Mara TK. Tickets from www.under theradar.co.nz or from Artworks Theatre.
November 10th 2010