Waiheke Marketplace : November 17th 2010
9 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, NOVEMBER 17, 2010 NEWS PROGRAMME OF EVENTS: 2.30pm - International Car and Bike Rally from Matatia to The Woolshed 4.00pm - 9.00 pm live music and family entertainment at The Woolshed Live Waiheke musicians and DJ I Katy Soljak Ian Simpson I Radio Rebelde Mister Lastboat I Sax On The Beach DJ RG BARGY I Face painting for the kids Plus much, much more... BRING A PICNIC AND MAKE A DAY OF IT FREE ENTRY THE RULES Letters of 150 words or less can be sent to Editor, Waiheke Marketplace, PO Box 185, Oneroa, Waiheke Island 1840, or be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday morning, 9am. Fair go I wrote in October to congratulate the newly voted-in local board, and to say how glad I amtobelivingina democracy where each ofushasavoteanda majority of votes rules. I also wished them all good luck in their rightful task. After the disgraceful display of bad manners at the meeting on November 6, and the naive reaction to the local board s voting Faye Storer as chair- woman, I once again wish them good luck in their three years of service. Let s give them a fair go. It was gratifying to see Denise Roche act with dignity and acceptance, and the credit belongs to her for preventing further childish mob rule. Thank you, Denise, and good luck to you. To those who like a cause to jump up and down about with other outspoken fighters, how about protesting about the condition of our environment and our oceans? After all, if we don t protest now, maybe we shall in the future be known as the genera- tion which let endan- gered species become extinct. Kara Nelson Ostend Safari Congratulations to the organisers and volun- teers of this year s SeaLink Jassy Dean Trust Garden Safari. The combination of good weather, beaut- iful gardens, a great natural environment and lots of hard work and preparation paid off and the event was a great success once again. The garden safari shows the island off at its best, raises money for a very worthy cause and just goes from strength to strength. It is a credit to everyone involved. Faye Storer Chairwoman Waiheke Local Board Santa parade The annual Santa Parade is all go again this year. It will take place in Oneroa village at 3pm on December 4. Entry forms for parade participants are available from the Lazy Lounge, Bayleys and Tivoli Bookshop Oneroa, Miami Price- cutters in Surfdale, Palm Beach Store, Sparkle Drycleaners in Ostend, and the Beach- front Cafe and Shell Service Station One- tangi. Thank you to these businesses for acting as pick-up and drop-off points for entries. Very special thanks to Copy Expresso and Lazy Lounge for mater- ial support. Groups, clubs, sport teams etc -- grab an en- try form, be creative, join the family parade, welcome Santa and let s celebrate the true spirit of peace at Christmas as a community. One entry form should be completed by each float or walking entry. Don McKenzie Waiheke Local Board Gallery woes Artists of Waiheke unite! Arise and take back your community art gallery from the managers and admin- istrators who have managed to run up a deficit of $31,000, despite being handed a fantastic gallery space in a tourist-rich environment for an annual rent of $500. Any herd of cats could do better than that. A new committee in the same mould will just produce more of the same. We need to dump this whole overblown business model completely. The place is called a community art gallery. Letitberunbyacol- lective of artists from the local community. Sam Short Rocky Bay Good man: Living without violence member Emma Bowyer-Warner and filmmaker Shirin Brown interviewing V12 choir singer Denis Bull on what it takes to be a good man. Music and movies make stand against violence By JEROME GAVELLE Musicians will join film- makers to celebrate good men in the com- munity at a free event this Saturday at The Woolshed. Living Without Viol- ence project manager Emma Bowyer-Warner who is organising the White Ribbon Day event says the show celebrates men who don t condone violence against women. It is the international day when men wear a white ribbon to show they don t tolerate viol- ence against women. It celebrates the many men willing to show leadership and commitment to promot- ing safe, healthy relationships within families and encourages men to challenge each other on attitudes and behaviours that are abusive, Ms Bowyer- Warner says. New Zealand has a high rate of men s viol- ence towards women. Statistics show there were more than 3100 convictions against men for assaulting women recorded in 2004, and more than half of all the murders each year are committed by male partners or ex-partners. One in three women experience at least one act of physical or sexual violence by a male part- ner in their lifetime but a lot of domestic violence goes unreported. The White Ribbon event will start at 2.30pm with a car and bike rally from Matiatia to the Woolshed. From 3.30pm until 9pm, 10 DJs, singers and bands will share the stage performing a large range of music styles, from country jazz to solid rock, blues, and dancing ska. These include Blues singer Katy Soljak, folk- rock composer Ian Simp- son, V12 choir, rock band Mister Lastboat, Ska Latino band, and Radio Rebelde. A video filmed on Wai- heke will be shown and Bruce Davis-Goff will serve as MC. Students learn about the SPCA Patient pupils: Waiheke Primary School students listen to Hayley Easterbrook of Auckland SPCA. By GILL ALCOCK Eager pupils were full of questions when SPCA educator Hayley Eas- terbrook popped in for a visit. Ms Easterbrook from Auckland and Waiheke SPCA s Lesley McDoug- all showed the Waiheke Primary School students a slide and video presen- tation about the non- profit organisation. SPCA are four letters that explain the big job the SPCA does, Ms Eas- terbrook said. We look after any of the animals that are pets or who live on our farms. The children were amazed to learn about the number of animals taken care of by the SPCA and how many volunteers help to wash, walk, feed and cuddle them. They also learnt that cats were the most popular animal and that all animals are desexed before given to new homes so the new owner only gets one pet . After the questions the students got to meet pet rats.
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