Waiheke Marketplace : December 15th 2010
5 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, DECEMBER 15, 2010 NEWS Agent for Bioguard Spa & Pool Products Waiheke's agent for Hot Spring Portable Spas -- built for a lifetime of relaxation. Are you getting your daily dose of relaxation? • Swimming pool valeting • Complete range of pool & spa care products Ring Steve Marshall on 372 9012 or 027 442 9012 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 SATURDAY 1ST JANUARY 2011 ALL DAY MARKET 8AM-8PM ANZAC reserve Ostend FIRST MARKET UNDER THE NEW SUN OPEN STUDIO SCULPTURAL CERAMICS by Kiya Nancarrow 10AM - 4PM SUNDAY 19TH DECEMBER 40 O'BRIEN ROAD, ROCKY BAY Little Ollie needs help to hear Learning to hear: Profoundly deaf Ollie Davies with fundraising dad Gary. By GILL ALCOCK LIVE AUCTION A highlight of the event will be an auction of $10,000 worth of earthmoving work. EDI Downer, Mitchell Earthmoving, Stoneyridge Quarry, Placemakers Waiheke and Waiheke Readymix have all volunteered their services and products free of charge to a total value of $10,000. The money that makes the winning bid at the auction will go towards Ollie's operation. Anyone looking to cut in a driveway, for example, should be at the event ready to bid, Placemakers Lee Stickland says. There will be a reserve price in place at the auction. A fundraiser for profoundly deaf three-year-old Ollie Davies will be the last push in a bid to raise $40,000 for a life-changing operation. Organisers of Let s Hear it for the Boy at Waiheke Wild on January 16 hope there will be enough in the kitty to pay for a cochlear implant in the little boy s left ear. He already has an implant in his right ear, but the gov- ernment funds only one implant per deaf person so the $40,000 cost of the second implant is being raised by donations and fundraising. Ollie s father Gary Davies is keen to get the operation scheduled for February or March. He says the second implant will allow Ollie to determine the direction and location of sounds. The sooner the implant takes place the sooner Ollie s brain can adjust to the new sensations it will be experi- encing, Mr Davies says. The Jassy Dean Trust, which helps sick Waiheke children and their families, kick-started the fundraising earlier this year with $10,000. Donations from the Hope Shop at the transfer station, Waiheke Rotary, the Fire brigade and from private individuals have added to the coffers. Mr Davies runs saus- age sizzles on Saturdays out- side Woolworths and has raised almost $7000. The support from the pub- lic has been overwhelming. People have said keep the change or paid $10 for a sausage, even handing over $20 notes just as donations, Mr Davies says. One of the most touching things was when the kids from Ollie s creche gave me their pocket money, he says. With the total raised so far approaching $28,000, Mr Davies hopes the fun day at Wild on Waiheke will com- plete the fundraising and ful- fil his wish for his boy to hear. LET'S HEAR IT FOR THE BOY The event at Wild on Waiheke on Onetangi Rd on January 16 promises to be a fun afternoon for families, offering a kids' zone for little ones and live music for adults. There will be a $10 entry fee for adults, and while children up to 15 will be free, entry to the kids' zone will be by $10 ticket which will be clipped for each attraction. Among the fun things to do will be a bouncy castle, train rides, paintball and pony rides. Parents will be encouraged to spread their blankets on the ground and enjoy the entertainment provided by Al Reeve, Aaron Carpenter and Neal Goshal, and men's choir V12. To get the blood pumping there will be a mass zumba session under the instruction of zumba maestro Rahman. There will be food and drink stalls available along with Wild on Waiheke's cafe providing meals, Top Knot wines and home- brewed beers. Let's Hear it for the Boy runs from noon to 5pm at Wild on Waiheke. Go for cheers before beers Workers are being reminded to keep the Christmas cheers cheer- ful this festive season. The message -- aimed at people attending workplace Christmas functions -- comes from the Alcohol Advisory Council of New Zealand and ACC. ALAC chief executive Gerard Vaughan says there is a trend away from alcohol-focused workplace parties during the Christmas season to more team and family activities. Christmas parties used to be considered legendary for stories about people doing harm to themselves and others. However, many workplaces are now taking steps to encour- age their staff to ease up on the drink and reduce the harm caused by excess drinking. ACC insurance and prevention services gen- eral manager Keith McLea says: At this time of the year many people drink too much and end up hurting themselves and others. Drinking alcohol increases the likelihood of injury from falls, fights, burns and road crashes. Nobody wants to end up in hospital over Christmas so ease up on the drink. Safety check for playground Auckland Council is assuring parents the playground at Little Oneroa will be safe to use when it reopens. The council was alerted to a safety issue about the condition of the treated timber poles installed for the new shade sail last Tuesday. We have now con- firmed that the poles comply with current building regulations and the shade sail has been installed, a council spokesman says. We have arranged additional testing of the poles and the sand to make sure that they do not pose a risk to users. If these tests show no risk then we hope to have the playground open before Christmas.
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