Waiheke Marketplace : November 17th 2010
35 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, NOVEMBER 17, 2010 NEWS 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 New captain for the lady golfers CADDIE'S CHAT This week saw the changing of the guard in women s golf. Vivien McGilvray has given up the captaincy to move to her new club in Warkworth. We thank her for the work she has done for the club. Helen Magee becomes the new captain with Bev Gollop as vice cap- tain and Denice Allen holding the role of sec- retary/treasurer. A small number turned out on Wednes- day for the Green- keeper s Revenge, a rather unfair but fun game where often the results do not reflect a player s true ability -- or do they? Adair Dromgoole took the prize with a 38 fol- lowed by Pamela Atkin- son on 42. Ainsley Hunter got a demolition prize for her efforts to bowl the course toilets and Jeanette Muggleston was penal- ised for her top scores throughout 2010 with a last place score of 51. Milestone for storyteller Word warbler: Story-o-phile and frock-a-holic Tanya Batt. Photo: TONY WARD Professional storyteller Tanya Batt is cele- brating her 40th birth- day and the release of her 11th album of stories. In The Time of Your Life, the storyteller ad- mits she is having the time of her life having spent 20 years as a word warbler, story-o-phile and a self-confessed frock-o-holic performing stories to thousands of children and adults around the world. Ms Batt s latest release is her first of original material. In this collection, classic characters such as dragons, pirate prin- cesses, fairies and mon- sters are fused with mod- ern life, creating a world of magical realism. At the heart of this world is the imaginative life of the child. Ms Batt says her back- ground in teaching and psychology underpins a fascination with how children make sense of the world. I wrote the story The Time of Your Life while I was running a series of philosophy classes for young children. One of the stories called The South Pacific Pirate Princess was created when Ms Batt and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra worked together to develop an interactive musical story to intro- duce children to the instruments. Creative New Zealand helped produce her recent album, with Ms Batt also receiving aid from Adam Adamson, director of Shrek, who gifted the use of his home studio to record the album and composer Craig Denham s musical illustrations of the stories. The album is being released next week when Tanya celebrates her 40th birthday, with events in children s book- shops and libraries in Auckland and on Sat- urday, November 27, at 10.30am, at the Ostend Market. Petanque cup on the island for fifth year Petanque champs: French Alliance referee Sonia Plantey, left, with winning team, Patrick Argourd, Michael Bramley and Rosemary Bramley. Photo: DUNCAN FRANCE By JEROME GAVELLE The Coq Kiwi Cup will stay on Waiheke for the fifth year in a row thanks to impressive local team Patrick Argourd and Rosemary and Michael Bramley who won the final against a North Shore side 13-8. They made a dazzling show of their skills, win- ning the semifinal 13-0 against another Waiheke team. Eight teams featured in the tournament on Oneroa beach -- two from Auckland, two from the North Shore and four from Waiheke. The annual event is organised by the French Alliance and the Wai- heke French Club. Dance academy students fly through exams Achieving success: The students of Rose McRae Dance Academy. By GILL ALCOCK Rose McRae Dance Acad- emy students continue to shine after gaining a 100 percent pass rate in their recent Royal Academy of dance, ballet and the American jazz dance affiliation jazz exams. Teacher Ms McRae says students of the Wai- heke branch continue to prove their dedication to dance through their drive to succeed and gain the highest marks poss- ible in examinations. The dancers will per- formatashowatTe Huruhi Primary School hall on December 4 at 6pm. Students will dance to music from the 80s and 90s. Phone 372-7083 for more information or to book a ticket. Jazz-rock fusion: US band Vortex Tribe. A rockin' night By JEROME GAVELLE United States band Vor- tex tribe will make a stop at The Rocks this Saturday night as part of its New Zealand tour. San Francisco virtuo- sos Deborah Yates on flute and John Mulvey on guitar will be joined by a Kiwi rhythm section for their Waiheke gig -- Pete Reilly on bass and Garry Matheson on drums. Gig organiser Graham Hooper says the band has an incredible range of influences from jazz- rock and reggae to funk . The band combines improvisational jazz with elements of rock, world music, and sophis- ticated classical arrange- ments. Guitar lovers should not miss the opportunity to listen to John Mulvey, Mr Hooper says. Deborah Yates has a classical background in symphonic orchestras and her flute skills alone are worth the entry ticket , Mr Hooper says. The crowd will be warmed up by DJ Cruz from Chile, and Mr Hooper says punters won t easily be able to forget the show planned by island light wizard Robert Hannaford. Tickets are $20 from Shop the Rock or on the door, which opens at 8pm. Check out Vortex Tribe at www.youtube. com/vortextribe.
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