Waiheke Marketplace : December 15th 2010
December 15, 2010 15 Years Serving Waiheke Pentacticle Filtration Ministry of Health Certified Quality Assured 1500 gallons & 2200 gallons available WAIHEKE ISLAND A GRADE Waihekes only "fully Tank Level Indicators, Tank Cleaning, Filtration, Euro Cloths, Tank Water Sanitiser, Pool Salt filtered" water supplier 40c per litre Fill your own containers 18L & 15L Cooler bottle refils $5.00 2.5kg and 4kg ice $2.00 $3.00 & Shop: 30 Tahi Rd Ph: 372 3077 Bulk Deliveries Ph: 372 8977 Wa s n r card Wk ' d d Waiheke's ownc r edit card Waiheke s own credit card Apply online at: www.fexipay.co.nz Susan C row Bryan Gartrell ARTATWORK MIAMI 5646AF2 Waiheke's New Bistro BREAKFAST LUNCH DINNER (BOOKING ESSENTIAL) Phone +649 372 7197 waiheke Helen Elscot ND, MNZAMH 118 Oceanview Rd, Oneroa 372 8102 or 021 5444 19 Christmas magic: Four-year-old Yasmin Hazel makes a wish at the wishing tree that transfixes many youngsters at Carols by Candlelight. Wishing tree a winner with under-10s By GEORGE GARDNER Yasmin Hazel would only tell her mum what she was wishing for this Christmas. The four-year-old was one of a long line of children who queued patiently to write a wish and hang it on a branch of a magical tree at Carols by Candlelight. Volunteers Sally and Gra- ham Lumsden say that along with the usual notes to Santa, some children wrote remarkable messages. These included: I wish for there to be no war in the world.'' Others placed gifts under the tree which will be given to the Salvation Army to distribute to needy children. The wishing tree initiat- ive organised by Jenness Reeve proved a huge drawcard for the under-10s. Around 1000 people turned out to Little Oneroa Beach Reserve for the com- munity celebration. Master of ceremonies Jo Holmes introduced the entertainment while roving elf Bruce Davis-Goff caused mischief in the crowd. Performers included school choirs, Rotary choir conscripts'', members of the combined medical services, Waiheke Choral Society and men's choir V12, who led some good old-fashioned carol singing''. Rescue at sea By JEROME GAVELLE CONTINUED Page 2 A SAILOR is thanking his lucky stars he'll be spending Christmas at home after being rescued at sea. Waiheke Coastguard received an urgent callout last Tuesday to signal a man overboard more than a kilo- metre off Enclosure Bay. The man was sailing the north side of the island when his outrigger capsized. The Polynesian waka didn't sink because of its two watertight compartments but its mast fell and it filled with water even after the sailor managed to correct it. The man, who doesn't want to be named, says conditions were pretty windy and choppy.'' I couldn't scoop fast enough to empty the boat which the waves kept on fill- ing up so I started to paddle towards the shore. But the wind was quite strong and I was drifting eastwards quickly.'' The man's cellphone was in a watertight bag. Coastguard skipper Guy Brown says because of this the man was able to call his wife who alerted Coastguard. Another resident saw the trouble unfold and called 111. Mr Brown says Coast- guard's rescue boat was within reach of the sailor less than 20 minutes after the emergency call. It took us eight minutes from Matiatia to the zone,'' Mr Brown says. When we got there, the police helicopter had just spotted the man. He was fine and tidying up what he could salvage from his boat. We embarked him on our ship, pumped the water out of his boat, and towed it back to Palm Beach.'' The rescued sailor wants to thank the Coastguard crew who were very professional and true gentlemen''. They left with only a thanks and a smile as reward. I would also like to thank the person who called them and gave my position. It's good to know I live in a community where people care for each other,'' the sailor says.
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