Waiheke Marketplace : November 10th 2010
3 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, NOVEMBER 10, 2010 NEWS GROUND STABILIZATION • Up to 900 diameter - 10 meters deep • Slip Retention • Barrier Pile Walls • Retaining Walls • Foundation Drilling & Footing • Pile Ramming Land deveLopers Ltd 372 1115 Mob 027 499 4477 Email firstname.lastname@example.org diverse and distinctive Waiheke gardens • inspiring productive properties • stunning coastal landscapes • Island wine, olive oil and other gourmet treats • live music and unique outdoor artwork • massive plant sale • Tickets on sale NOW at -- SeaLink Half Moon Bay and Kennedy Point; Waiheke Take Note; Kings Plant Barn Remuera and Howick; Central Landscape and Garden Supplies Ellerslie; Fullers Matiatia and on-line from the Waiheke i-site Visitor Information at www.waihekenz.com SEALINK HOT DEAL Only $180 return travel for your car and two persons plus two Early Bird Safari passes saving $72! Visit www.sealink.co.nz Island winery wins top award The Hay Paddock has won a top prize at Asia's most im- portant wine fair hot on the heels of its success at the recent International Wine and Spirit Competition in London. The Waiheke vineyard shocked the more heavy- weight wine produc- ing countries such as France, Spain, Italy, South Africa, the United States and Australia by taking the trophy and gold medal for Syrah/Shiraz with its 2006 vintage at the 2010 Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Wine and Spirit Compe- tition. Brett Taylor of Destiny Bay Vine- yard accepted the trophy on behalf of The Hay Paddock winemaker Chris Canning and says the atmosphere at the awards' dinner was electric. The Australians have been confi- dently dominating the market with their shiraz for some time, second only to the top French reds in price and popularity in the Asian market. The interest that this win for New Zealand has created cannot be under- estimated,'' he says. Mr Canning and business partner Bryan Mogridge planted the vine- yard above the Onetangi Valley. The minerality of our soil is what shapes the style and development of our wines. There are better wines still in the barrel, so hope- fully there is more success to come,'' Mr Canning says. Help heal Jimi's life Help needed: Jimi Harper still needs a major operation to repair his stomach wall. Photo: LUKE PARKER By JUSTIN LATIF JIMI Harper can't go for a swim in case his intestines burst through the thin layer of skin covering his stomach. He hopes that situ- ation will change once he gets further recon- structive work to correct horrific injuries sus- tained through a freak accident seven years ago. The 15-year-old was electrocuted by an 11,000-volt line while playing with friends near a power pole when he was just eight. The shock completely destroyed his right arm, blew out his right knee and burnt the skin off the front of his chest and stomach. Jimi has already had 46 operations and still needs one more to rebuild his abdominal wall. But the National Burn Centre doesn't have the budget to buy the high- tech operating micro- scope needed for the 18-hour exercise. The Mad Butcher and Suburban Newspapers Community Trust plans to raise the money needed to make sure Jimi and others like him get the surgery they need. The trust will donate proceeds from its up- coming Christmas char- ity function to the cause and is calling on all Wai- heke Marketplace read- ers to dig deep and make donations. Jimi and his dad Neil say they were dumb- founded by the gesture. It's awesome,'' Neil says. I've given up my job to help home school Jimi. So it's hard enough as it is -- without having to try and raise this money as well.'' Jimi says one of the first things he'll do if the operation goes ahead is take a dip at the nearest pool. I'd really like to go swimming,'' he says. At the moment I have to be really careful going out- side in case someone bumps me so it'd be great to have some freedom back.'' Neil urges people to get behind the trust's efforts. It's not just Jimi who needs this equip- ment. The microscope will help a lot of people who need surgery at the National Burn Centre. The staff there are amazing and do a really awesome job so it will help them care for others in similar situation.'' SeeP5forhowto help Go to www.western leader.co.nz to see Jimi Harper talk about his injuries.
November 17th 2010