Waiheke Marketplace : December 15th 2010
6 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, DECEMBER 15, 2010 NEWS Open the door to a whole new kitchen experience KIT3314/WM At Kitchen Studio Greenlane we offer the very latest design innovations. Let us manage your new kitchen project from start to finish and make it a pleasurable experience. Contact Susan Boyle and her team. Ph 09 579 1243, or mobile 027 255 5061 Showroom: 415 Great South Rd, Greenlane. firstname.lastname@example.org As a Waiheke resident Suzanne proudly offers Waiheke Kitchen buyers the same professional service enjoyed by her Auckland customers . Books bring fun to Starship children The gift of reading: Fairfax staff, from back left: Senior research analyst Louise Worthington, group sales and marketing manager Sandra King and communication and marketing manager Leanne Frisbie, with Starship Foundation chief executive Andrew Young and patient Valentina Saavedra-Cendana, 3, at the Starship Christmas party. Photo: JASON OXENHAM By RHIANNON HORRELL Festive songs and laughter proved to be a highlight of the Starship Foundation's Christmas party this month -- which saw dozens of free books handed out as part of the Fairfax First Books scheme. The effort is part of an initiative where more than 1200 books are distributed to Kidz First, the Starship Foundation, Auckland City Mission and Ronald McDonald House in Grafton to lift the spirits of children who may be sick or in need. Claire Cendana was at the party with her daughter Valentina Saavedra-Cendana, 3, who was enjoying the music and food. She's got chronic eczema. We've always been in and out of hospital,'' Mrs Cendana says. Starship's patients were among those to receive books from the Kapai series, which features the adventures of Kapai the Kiwi and focuses on New Zealand culture, iconic locations, sport and rec- reation. The books are also provided to children in decile one and two kindergartens around New Zealand to improve literacy. Fairfax Media group manager of sales and marketing Sandra King says it's wonderful to be able to brighten Christmas for those who will spend the festive season in hos- pital. Books are fabulous gifts offering both entertainment and education for children, while improving the vital core skill of reading. The Kapai series of books has brought joy to thousands of children around New Zealand and we are thrilled to be able to give this experience to even more children at Christmas through key organis- ations that do a wonderful job with children.'' Starship Foundation chief execu- tive Andrew Young agrees and says the books are a real treat for patients. We are truly grateful to Fairfax for providing such generous sup- port, especially around Christmas which can be a hard time for famil- ies in hospital.'' The annual Starship party is hosted for its young patients and their families by the Starship Foun- dation and its partners Barfoot and Thompson, Mercury Energy, Air New Zealand, Sky Television, EB Games, Westaff and a number of TV, radio and sporting celebrities. Busy time for police Police had a busy week with nine arrests -- two involving drugs -- and two cases of drink-driving. On December 7 a 50-year-old Ostend man was arrested and sent to court for breaching his bail con- ditions, and a 19-year-old Onetangi man was arrested after a warrant was executed. He appeared in court the following day charged with pos- session of cannabis and possession of drug instruments. A man from Oneroa was also arrested on the same day for possession of cannabis. He will appear in court at a later date. Police arrested a 56-year-old Ostend man on December 8 for assaulting another man with a dog chain, causing injury. He will appear in court this week. On the same day an 18-year-old Onetangi male was arrested and sent to court for wilful damage to a car. On December 9 a 23-year-old Surfdale woman was arrested for shoplifting and sent to court and on the same day a 22-year-old Gordon's Rd man was arrested for assaulting a female -- he is due in court this week. An Onetangi man was arrested for disorderly behaviour on the Fullers Ferry on Friday, and on Monday, a 56-year-old man was arrested for wilful damage to a boat. They appear in court this week. Police stopped and breathalysed a 54-year-old woman on Friday whose breath alcohol level was 494mcg, nearly 100mcg over the legal limit of 400mcg. They also caught a man on the same road on Monday, who was nearly twice the legal limit -- 751mcg. Police are warning anyone leaving their cars overnight at Owhanake carpark to not leave anything of value inside, following a spate of car thefts. A number of alcohol thefts have taken place recently. Police are asking anyone with information to come forward. A blue tarpaulin has been handed in at the police station, and the owner of a long silver chain and pen- dant with For good'' engraved on it is calling for someone to hand it in after losing it at the beach. Wishing well for fire victims A wishing well will be placed outside Te Huruhi School today and Waiheke Primary School tomorrow to raise funds for the island family who lost their house in a fire last week. The parents of the primary school students were sent a message, offering them a place to make a gold coin donation to the family -- and a wish. This will help the family at Christmas,'' the message says.
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