Waiheke Marketplace : December 29th 2010
5 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, DECEMBER 29, 2010 NEWS Waiheke Unichem Pharmacy Oneroa 372 8312 Open 7 Days - extended hours for holidays: Mon-Fri 9-5.30pm / Sat 9-5pm / Sun 10.15-4.30pm MASSIVE SUMMER SUNGLASS SALE ...New styles in store ...Great brands, great style and quality lens ...Great prices up to 50% off Happy holidays to our advertisers and readers! 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 Thriving club looks for support Football fiesta: The soccer school holiday programme helps budding players get professional help. By GEORGE GARDNER SUMMER SOCCER Footballers aged between 7and16whowantto exercise during summer can attend Monday night training with Nick Sanders, which starts up in the New Year from 6pm on 17 January at Blackpool School. To sign up to play next year, children can register online or attend a football muster in mid-February at the High School Pavilion. The date will be published in the Waiheke Marketplace nearer the time. Waiheke United AFC is call- ing for new blood to help develop soccer on the island. Committee member and former All White Lee Stick- land is calling for people to put up their hands up and help drive the thriving club forward. The club is going into its third decade and has devel- oped from a few members to having 160 adults and chil- dren involved. Last season it had 13 teams playing in the Auck- land league including a men s and women s team. Teams start in the 10th grade, from age seven, but the club also offers the acad- emy which trains younger children. Mr Stickland says last win- ter the academy was very popular, with more than 45 young footballers taking part. The school holiday pro- gramme for children aged between 10 and 16, Football Fiesta, also has a solid uptake, with budding players getting professional help and some even being spotted to try out for the Auckland rep teams. But at the moment the work is falling on the shoulders of a few people. Mr Stickland says the committee would love some new blood . "We re a group of people who try to do our best but with a bit of extra help we could do more to move the club forward. We only need another half-dozen people who are willing to put in a couple of hours a month." Mr Stickland says the club is in a good position because it s well organised thanks to club president Steve Wooder- son. Steve s now looking to stand down and pass the mantel onto someone else. The opportunity is there to take the club forward and we d love someone who d be willing to put up their hand for the presidency for the next two to three years. The club also needs some- one with administrative experience to be the grants officer, which would take around five hours per month. And the committee is keen for someone to take over the co-ordination of the popular football fiesta holiday programme. The kids get great benefit from it. It really helps with their confidence, general skills, fitness and ball con- trol, Mr Stickland says. Anyone interested in help- ing out the club should go online at www.waihekeun- ited.co.nz and contact any committee member. New venue: The Hay Paddock cellar door manager Jules Silk will open the tasting room doors for the first time on January 2. Hay Paddock throws open cellar doors The Hay Paddock will add to the Wai- heke wine-tasting experience when it opens its cellar door tasting room for the first time in the new year. The specialist producer of award- winning syrah planted by Chris Can- ning and Brian Mogridge will also joined two other vineyards, Obsidian and Miro, to create the Onetangi Vineyards Trophy trail. Hay Paddock cellar door manager Jules Silk says the cellar door experi- ence will help to expand the attraction of the Onetangi valley as a wine tour- ism destination. With the large number of visitors in the summer months, we plan to be open until May, she says. The Hay Paddock won the trophy for best shiraz/syrah at the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Wine and Spirit Competition this year. It was also judged best in class at the Inter- national Wine Challenge in London. It is a member of The Specialist Winegrowers of New Zealand, an elite export group of artisan winemakers that includes Wooing Tree pinot noir, Fairbourne Estate sauvignon blanc, Number 1 Family methode tradition- elle, Vinoptima gewurtztraminer and Destiny Bay s bordeaux blends. The Hay Paddock Cellar Door Tasting Room will be open from 11am to 4pm daily, from January 2, on Seaview Rd, Onetangi Valley. Phone 372-7238, or email email@example.com.
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