Waiheke Marketplace : December 29th 2010
3 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, DECEMBER 29, 2010 NEWS New Mudbrick Wine Bar For more information phone 372 9050 or email firstname.lastname@example.org www.mudbrick.co.nz WINE BAR NOW OPEN Platters Small plates Fish of the Day Wine by the Glass Cocktails Holiday hours at the cop shop Waiheke police station office on Ocean View Rd in Oneroa will be open between the hours of 10am and 2pm from today until Friday, December 31, if the officers on duty are not on a job. Extra officers will be on the island over the New Year period. The office will be closed on January 1, 2, 3 and 4 unless there is an officer in the station. In the event of an emergency people should phone 111. For non- emergency calls, the number is 302-6400. Any non-urgent messages can also be left on the station's answer phone on 372-1150, which the on-duty officer will clear each shift. Some party planned Big bash: Stonyridge Vineyard is expecting 5000 punters for its New Year's Eve party. FREE NEW YEAR'S EVE AIR SHOW The New Year's Eve celebrations at Stonyridge will include an aerobatic display at 6.30pm and islanders not going to the party won't miss out. After the six pilots fly over the vineyard in their two- seater single engine Russian Yaks, they plan to head over to Oneroa and perform a fully synchronised aerobatic display for everyone else to enjoy. The pilots are friends of Stonyridge owner Stephen White and manager David Jackson, and are flying up from New Plymouth to be part of the New Year fun on Waiheke, Mr Jackson says. ''We expect the display to last about eight to 10 minutes. This is a gift to the Waiheke community from Stonyridge -- we hope everyone enjoys it,'' Mr Jackson says. By GEORGE GARDNER ABOUT 5000 people will be partying at Stonyridge Vine- yard for a touch of the High- life'' on New Year's Eve. Highlife Entertainment's New Year's Eve Experience will take place at the vineyard from 2pm until 4am. Highlife Entertainment director Adam Bennett says he is expecting a mature crowd'' at the R20 event which is offering a a wide range of music genres including House, Funk, Soul, Electro, Dubstep, Hip-Hop, R'nB, Dub, Latin and Jazz. A huge line-up of inter- national and local acts will perform across four stages -- the main stage pavilion, the olive grove, the vineyard mar- quee and the field marquee. Mr Bennett says the event has attracted people from around the world and was sold out before Christmas. We won't go over 5000 as we want to keep it comfort- able, and that number is man- ageable. It's going to be a great gig. There are bigger events in New Zealand, but this one's big for Stonyridge and big for Waiheke.'' A full transport service has been organised to transfer guests to and from the event, including extra ferries -- with DJs, lighting, food, drink and music -- leaving the island at 3am, 4am and 4.30am, plus taxis and buses. A St John rest area and medical service will be on hand at the event and extra police will be attending the site. Punters can expect a world- class fireworks display, fan- tasy performers, food stalls and warplane aerial acro- batics. Highlife will be back at Stonyridge on January 29 for Fiesta del Sol. Have books, will travel Ready to travel: Waiheke Adult Literacy volunteer Lara Hewitt releases a copy of Every Kitchen Tells a Story for a member of the public to find, enjoy and pass on. Waiheke Travelling Books were launched this month and could be turning up on a park bench near you. The inaugural project last year involved hundreds of children's and adults' books across all genres being donated to Waiheke Adult Literacy to begin life anew as a Travelling Book. Books released into the community were been labelled, informing finders that they were not lost'' but waiting to be found, read and released in a public place, so they could be found again. An additional space at the back of the book allowed the reader to log where they found the book and where they were releasing it, and inviting them to visit the Waiheke Travelling Books Facebook page. Waiheke Adult Literacy's Step Up to Success group has started to unroll the next phase of Travelling Books, releas- ing some great kids and adults books in time for holiday reading, spokes- woman Margaret Johnson says. Watch out for Travelling Books at your cafe, bus stop, favourite beach seat and take time out of your day to read, even for five minute,'' she says. Enjoy the book and when you have finished it, decide where you want to release it -- this doesn't have to be where you found it. Keeping a Travel- ling Book in circulation is the aim so your co-operation is appreciated and vital to the projects ongoing presence. Have a fantastic summer of reading Waiheke.'' Rubbish barge Auckland Council is urg- ing boaties to keep the waters of the Hauraki Gulf clean this summer by depositing their rub- bish and recycling in the rubbish barges provided. For those boating around Waiheke the barge can be found moored off Man O' War Bay. A second barge is in Man O' War Passage off Port Fitzroy, Great Bar- rier Island.
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