Waiheke Marketplace : November 17th 2010
6 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, NOVEMBER 17, 2010 NEWS What a fantastic 10th Birthday celebration!! Thank you everyone for coming and supporting such a tremendous charity...we do hope you enjoyed the weekend. Ahuge thank you to our superb principal sponsor, SeaLink, who stepped up again with their generosity, marketing expertise and energy. It has once again been our privilege to work alongside you. And to the team at Waiheke Marketplace who have been so supportive and generous with their sponsorship and many promotional articles -- you've made our lives so much easier. Special acknowledgement goes to our other sponsors -- Central Landscape & Garden Supplies who sponsored the Plant Sale at Rangihoua, Placemakers, Take Note and Fairfax. Simply the best. We extend our sincere thanks to the many volunteers who so willingly gave their time to help with security and information at each garden; to the many musicians who entertained garden goers without remuneration; to the many stall-holders who added to the festivities selling their own merchandise and donating back to the Garden Safari, to the Waiheke Community Art Gallery for organising the Art Out There and Alt-Energy displays; to the Waiheke Photographers Collective for adding another dimension with their photographic competition. The Plant Sale has grown each year and contributes enormously to the final amount made available to our sick children and their caregivers. The enormous work of a few and the donations of many plants make this possible. And again, Rangihoua has opened its "doors" to provide one of the best venues on the island to stage this event -- thank you all. Finally, without gardens we have no safari, so it's to the garden exhibitors that we pay tribute and offer our absolute gratitude. The weather didn't play its part initially, but the massive amount of work, time and outlay that we know takes to produce such a spectacle has paid off. Congratulations and thank you. What a great community effort! We are grateful to the following businesses and individuals who, through either their financial support or their time, contributed to the success of the event - (listed in alphabetical order) Adam Stevenson Agnes Tully Al Reeve Auckland Council Badge King, Auckland Baked on Waiheke Bob Scott Copy Expresso David Baker Donna Smith Foodtown Meadowbank Freightlink Fuji Film Image Service Fullers Group Goldwater Estate Gillian Baynes & Trevor Sommers Gulf Sound and Vision Harry Nicklin & Andy Lewis Hauraki IT Helen & Rolf Jansen Jill Muggleston Kings Plant Barn, Remuera & Botany KP Wines Lloyd Whittaker Mark Robinson Microflight Ngaio & Richard Lewis Nora West NZ Gardener Obsidian Wines Pete Reilly Pukeko Signs & Graphics Real Entertainment Simon & Joyce Deighton Snapper Graphics The Barn The Celtic Cowboys The Mojo Risers Visitor Information Centre Waiheke Aqua Waiheke Pharmacy Woolworths Doctor makes life-saving sacrifices Old equipment: Dr Richard Wong She with the older operating microscope used by his team at the National Burn Centre. Photo: JUSTIN LATIF By JUSTIN LATIF Top burns specialist Richard Wong She will miss part of his daughter s 13th birthday on December 3. But that s a sacrifice he is willing to make for his patients. Dr Wong She is asking you to consider paying a much smaller price to help the National Burn Centre get the equipment it desperately needs. He will be among those attending a Mad Butcher and Suburban Newspapers Community Trust fundraising dinner on his daughter s big day. The evening is being held as part of the trust s Oper- ation Heal -- a project aimed at raising $200,000 for a state of the art operating micro- scope. Dr Wong She says the microscope will make sure about 100 people a year receive the operations they need. It will help burn victims, breast cancer patients and those needing serious limb injuries repaired. What we re using now is almost a decade old and has fallen into a state of dis- repair, the father of two says. The new microscope allows us to take a block of tissue, transpose it and plumb it into the arteries and veins of a new part of the body. We have seven surgeons at the moment who specialise in this type of proceedure but only one and a half older microscopes. It s like having a team of courier drivers but only a Bedford van for them all to use. One patient eagerly antici- pating the arrival of the new microscope is 15-year-old Jimi Harper. The wall of his stomach was blown out by a stray 11,000 volt power line and he s been waiting since 2003 for an operation to prop- erly repair it. The operation is not poss- ible without this microscope, Dr Wong She says. So we will be able to finally fulfill that promise to Jimi and his family that we made seven years ago. Dr Wong She also had to skip his nine-year-old daughter s birthday this year because he was training jun- ior doctors. He says missing important family milestones is necessary when lives are at stake. It s hard having to explain to my daughters why I missed their birthdays and prizegivings. But I m willing to make these sacrifices because I know I can make a big difference. He says all the staff at National Burn Centre are now gearing up for their busiest time of the year. We see a definite peak about November, December and January. Holiday plus sun plus alcohol equals bad- ness. So while the rest of the country enjoys themselves we deal with the carnage. That s why we re asking the public to please help us to deliver the 21st century healthcare that it needs. The Mad Butcher and Sub- urban Newspapers Com- munity Trust will hold a cor- porate charity dinner at the TelstraClear Pacific Events Centre on December 3. Guest speaker Prime Min- ister John Key will be inter- viewed on stage by broad- caster Paul Holmes during a night of glitz and glamour designed to raise funds for the National Burn Centre. Television personality and Newstalk ZB host Kerre Woodham will be MC and comedian Ewen Gilmour is guaranteed to put a few smiles on everyone s faces. The evening starts at 7.30pm and will include live and silent auctions as well as music from the band Black Salt. Diners will enjoy a superb meal with complimentary beer from Lion Breweries and fine wine from Glengarry in a festive atmosphere. A cheque will be handed over to the National Burn Centre at the end of the func- tion. Tickets cost $1850 + GST for a table of 10 or $185 + GST per person. Call Shandall on 531-5910 for more information or email firstname.lastname@example.org Art explores energy options As light as the wind: Aerodyne by Matthew Muir fascinated Lucas Pfeifer, 4, at the Alt- Energy exhibition at Jasa Vineyard during the SeaLink Jassy Dean Trust Garden Safari. By LYNDAL JEFFERIES A new art form was on display at the SeaLink Jassy Dean Trust Gar- den Safari. Innovative sculptures featured in the Alt- Energy exhibition at Jasa Vineyard on Wilma Road and Cote Jardin on Orapiu Rd. Artists were chal- lenged by the Waiheke Community Art Gallery to create a piece of sculp- ture using recycled materials and powered with an alternative energy source. At Jasa Vineyard, the power of the wind, sun and the human hand drove sculptures by Mat- thew Muir, Alex Stone, John Oxborough, Don Stodart and Jay Lloyd. Works ranged from the complex machinations of Jay Lloyd s Future Directograph, in which viewers direct the winds of change to determine the future , to Matthew Muir s simple Aerodyne aerofoil adrift on fluctu- ating wind. Vivian Keenan from Great Barrier Island created a series of solar- powered light sculptures which glow after dark and John Oxborough had a huge spinning bronze oar on display. Static sculpture for the garden was displayed alongside the alternative energy works. They included a large carved ladder and bronze pieces created by Oliver Stretton-Pow and a range of bird houses by Paul Rhind. The gallery donated $2000 to the Jassy Dean Trust for its part in the safari weekend. The trust helps sick Waiheke children and their famil- ies and the annual gar- den event is its major fundraiser. Go online to www.waiheke marketplace.co.nz to see Dr Richard Wong She explain why the National Burn Centre needs your support.
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