Waiheke Marketplace : December 22nd 2010
10 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, DECEMBER 22, 2010 LETTERS 'CHEE'LL OUT! It's nearly time to... Wishing you a healthy summer, great holidays and a relaxing break. PONSONBY 1 Maidstone Street WAIHEKE 7 Weka Road, Oneroa P. 09 372 7090 www.qia.co.nz INGRID HAUGE 372 3080 Filtered bulk water deliveries 7 days SATURDAY 1ST JANUARY 2011 ALL DAY MARKET 8AM-8PM ANZAC reserve Ostend FIRST MARKET UNDER THE NEW SUN 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 editor@ waihekemarketplace.co.nz by Monday morning, 9am during the year. Over the Christmas period letters can be sent in but may not be published until January 12. Full name, address and phone number should be given. Only the name and suburb will be published. Donation Women s choir Sister Shout, men s choir V12 and high school senior choir Canto Isola are thrilled to be able to donate $2000 to the Waiheke Budgeting Service from our Peace on Earth Christmas concerts. We are also donating $1000 to the Waiheke High School Music Department to continue Sarah McNabb s excellent work in nurturing Waiheke s fantastic musical talent! Brenda Harrington Sister Shout Community spirit Last week we were able to deliver 80 gifts from Waiheke children to the Salvation Army. They were delighted to receive the presents that island children brought to school or put under the wishing tree at the Carols by Candlelight for other children in need. The event attracted about 1100 people, the weather was a real bonus, V12 did a roaring trade on their sausage sizzle for new microphones, and St John sold all the raffle tickets. We made $558 from the programmes and candles which will be divided between St John Waiheke Youth and Ollie Davies, towards the cochlear implant operation on his left ear. Thanks to everyone who took part in the evening -- the young children did especially well, and I was thrilled to see some members of Sister Shout join V12 men s choir on stage. In particular, thanks to Waiheke Choral Society and members of the medical services and Rotary -- it was wonderful to see them all doing their bit for the community. Thanks to the MC and the elf for dressing up and adding to the festivities, and to Huhanna Davis for her perfect ending. A community at its best. Happy Christmas everyone. Jenness Reeve Carols by Candlelight co- ordinator Accreditation Piritahi Hau Ora is the first medical practice on Waiheke to receive Cornerstone Accreditation. This is a comprehensive audit through the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners to review systems, procedures and adherence to best practice models to ensure safe professional and most current health delivery to clients. All general practices on Waiheke are currently going through this audit process but it is credit to Piritahi Hau Ora to have gone through with relative ease. Piritahi Hau Ora has successfully achieved numerous audits from the different funding arms that fund their multidisciplinary team and the Cornerstone Accreditation helps show to Waiheke that our medical team deliver from a best practice model. One of the strengths noted by the auditors is the whanau ora model of practice which compliments the GPs and nurses. Particularly noted was the Healthy Eating Health Activity and Violence Prevention work. Piritahi Hau Ora and Oneroa Accident and Medical Centre work closely together as business partners and clinical teams, and both services went through Cornerstone process with Oneroa Accident and Medical Centre just awaiting the final confirmation. Piritahi Hau Ora has continued to grow since its inception in 1997 and earlier this year marked off 10 years in the current building. Piritahi Hau Ora has a team of accredited professionals that are committed to the people of Waiheke. Clinical manager Judy Davis, who went through a stringent evaluation process in November and was successfully assessed by a team of five auditors as holding expert competency level of nursing, commends the successes as a reflection of all her team. Piritahi Hau Ora team Blackpool Corrections and clarifications In our story on December 8 about International Volun- teers Day, we stated the Waiheke Island Council of Social Services (WICOSS) represented volunteer groups on the island. To clarify, WICOSS is the col- lective voice for social ser- vice and community groups -- who may utilise volunteers in the delivery of their service. It is not the collective voice for volunteer groups. WICOSS was charged with the organis- ation of the International Day of the Volunteers 2010 by the Auckland Council. In our story, Sporting natural, on December 8, we wrote about a Waiheke Pri- mary School student s ath- letics achievements, but missed half her surname. Her full name is Tatjana Timmins-Scanlon. We apologise for for any con- fusion. Tatjana s teacher Noni Callander has since informed us Tatjana did exceptionally well at the Auckland Regional Cham- pionships at Mt Smart Stadium, where the best two year 7 and 8 jumpers from each of the nine Auck- land zones participated. Ms Callander says: I was thrilled with Tatjana s jumping. She was delighted to do her best-ever jumps, beating the winner of her central zone with a long jump of 4.01 metres. It was the fourth longest jump out of the 15 girls competing. Waiheke Primary School prizegiving: The year's most improved students took to the stage at the Waiheke Primary's prizegiving last Thursday. They celebrated a year of excellence to a packed hall of students, teachers and family. 2010 graduates were congratulated on their achievements and given a copy of Dr Suess's book, Oh, The Places You'll Go. Awards were made for sporting achievement, leadership, most improved students and academic excellence. Principal Lyn Price congratulated the children on a ''year of outstanding excellence in academic achievement'' and wished them all ''a safe and happy summer''.
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