Waiheke Marketplace : December 29th 2010
30 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, DECEMBER 29, 2010 NEWS Waiheke Waiheke First National Ltd Licensed under REAA 2008 www.waihekefirst.co.nz 09 372 6261 PRICE $649,000 Internet ID 1501647 WATER$IDE TREA$URE 13 Shelly Beach Road • 3 double bedrooms with character features • 2 bathrooms • Downstairs recently renovated •G a r a g i n g • Landscaped, sheltered section almost to water's edge • Potential income from holiday lets • Ample off-street parking • 150m to beach MYKE 027 281 8688 AH 372 7966 firstname.lastname@example.org Licensed Salesperson under REAA 2008 PETER 0272 105 646 A/H 372 3130 email@example.com Licensed Salesperson under REAA 2008 23 3 Phone Heather or Paul 372 8284 / 027 726 4379 This lovely spacious much restored character home in a prime position offers incredible versatility. The reality is with 4 bathrooms and 4 kitchen sinks, The options are more varied than you will fnd on any other property on the island. Rental appraisal $900 pwk. It could be enjoyed as a big family home and income. Easy access, sunny setting, waterbore, gorgeous seaviews, double garage and mature fruit trees. AFFORDABLE, VERSATILE WATERFRONT - 4 FLATS Purchase now and future proof your retirement as well. So much potential -- a truly fantastic opportunity! CV $860,000 OPEN HOMES: 2 Ostend Road, (Cnr Wharf Rd) 26th - 30th Dec 11am - 5pm Trade Me BBC 198 Giant coffee cup tipped for show Coffee anyone?: Brett Oakes with his sculpture Throw Away Fix currently under construction for headland- Sculpture on the Gulf 2011. By LYNDAL JEFFERIES EXHIBITION Coastal sculpture exhibition Headland-Sculpture on the Gulf is an exhibition of 39 site-specific works installed along the Matiatia foreshore and up and around the Church Bay walkway. It is open to the public from January 28 to February 20. It is Waiheke's largest public event. A designer more used to drafting homes than creating sculptures has been selected to exhibit in headland-Sculpture on the Gulf. With a background in boat- building and architectural design, Brett Oakes was pleasantly sur- prised and happy'' all his hard work in putting across his ideas to the selection committee had worked. His sculpture titled Throw Away Fix is of a 2.2 metre high disposable coffee cup and will be positioned gently tipping over the cliff edge at the end of Nick Johnston Drive. Brett says the sculpture questions the viewer's perceptions of a familiar object by placing it into a new context. The work underlines the throw away nature of disposable cups. I discovered they usually have a lifespan of 15 to 35 minutes and take 10 to 15 years to decompose,'' the artist says. The installation also addresses the issue of the coffee fix and the use of coffee in our culture to increase productivity. The artist is a reformed coffee addict now on decaf because of high blood pressure'', he says. After being inspired by major international sculptor's works in overseas sculpture parks, previous headland exhibits and a sneaky peek at Alan Gibbs' sculpture farm, Brett decided to give it a go him- self''. His technical experience gained from boatbuilding and understand- ing of construction and engineering from his architectural design train- ing have given him the skills needed to create the work. Sandwiched into a tiny studio space under his Rocky Bay bach, the plug'' or female mould for the work is quietly under construction. Once it is completed, a four-part fibreglass mould will be taken off it and reconstructed around a steel frame. Brett has been coming to the island for 35 years, first staying at his great-grandfather's house in Tiri View Rd. Recently he has moved here permanently. He says: I've met some great people so far. In fact, if you want to meet people on the island, you need to take up fishing.'' Time for fishing will be limited this summer, though, with 40 hours already clocked up constructing his sculpture from plywood, polystyrene, fibreglass and steel. I'm aiming at finishing it about January 10, down to the wire with two spare weeks''. Then the next challenge will be the installation of the cup on a 45-degree angle above the cliff edge.
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