Waiheke Marketplace : January 12th 2011
4 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, JANUARY 12, 2011 NEWS 0800 224 224 w.ticketdirect.co.nz proudly presents Hamilton County Bluegra Band Marian Burns plus special guests NORTH ISLAND TOUR 29 JAN - 13 FEB 2011 For more info w.to twins.com 29TH JANUARY CABLE BAY VINEYARDS WAIHEKE ISLAND Alby Mitchell 027 4384687 MITCHELL EARTHMOVING LTD PO Box 662, Oneroa, Waiheke Island Tel. 09 372 9808 firstname.lastname@example.org ww w.mitchellearthmoving.co.nz 3 REASONS WHY: 1. We maintain the quoted price (quotes free) 2. You'll get a detailed plan of action 3. All jobs are super vised start to finish CALL US FIRST FOR ALL YOUR EARTHMOVING NEEDS... HOUSESITES DRIVEWAYS FOOTINGS DRILLING RETAINING WALLS SUB-DIVISIONS SECTION CLEARING LANDSCAPING TRUCK HIRE Mitchell EARTHMOVING LTD WE ARE YOUR LOCAL ...So call us NOW for your free quote from A big woof for charity Character study: Anglican Church minister Peter Davie and his wife Chris with their dogs Muffy and Poppy appear in the 2011 calendar of Palm Beach dog owners. Photo: JANET MOORE By GEORGE GARDNER Palm Beach dog owners have taken the lead again this year to create a second charity canine calendar. The profits from Palm Beach Doggie People and their Poochie Pals will go to Waiheke Hospice and the Palm Beach Progressive Association. Organised by resident Janet Moore, with photos by Julia Mount, Kay Williams, Ms Moore and other dog owners, the calendar is $25 at retail outlets and at Ostend Market. Ms Moore says the glossy new calendar is lighter and has stronger wire binding than last year s version. It features a variety of big and small dogs from pedigrees to crossbreeds. It also includes more pictures of owners with their canines -- some junior, others more senior -- and there are some especially nice charac- ter studies. The calendar features sev- eral local identities including Anglican Church minister Peter Davie and his wife Chris with their dogs Muffy and Poppy. Ms Moore is also putting out the call to interested photographers to take action shots or character studies of local dogs and their owners on Palm Beach who have not featured in the calendar before. We will be running a photographic competition for six out of the 12 months of next year s calendar, with professional photographers judging entries. Get permission from the dog owners and get details, and send photos to Julia Drawbridge at gulfphoto email@example.com or take them to her Oneroa shop. One of our oldest immigrants dies after his 104th birthday Horace Mayes OBITUARY Four years after becoming one of the oldest people to emigrate to New Zealand, Esslin Rd resident Horace Mayes has died aged 104. Mr Mayes passed away on December 30 at Auckland Hospital just two weeks after celebrating his birthday. He arrived in the country in July 2006 to join his son David and wife Janet who had also emigrated. Getting here had proved tricky because staff at Air New Zealand had almost refused to let him fly as their system could not compute his birthday. They said he couldn t have been born yet. His life here was also not without controversy when he almost became the oldest per- son to be removed from New Zealand after a kerfuffle over the legality of his immi- gration just after his 100th birthday. Weeks after receiving a celebratory card from then prime minister Helen Clark he was asked to leave the country by the immigration department because of a tech- nicality over his residency application. After intervention from immigration minister Clay- ton Cosgrove, an about-turn was made by officials. The former research chem- ist from East Sussex filled his Waiheke days playing bridge and doing crosswords and surprised all who met him with his level of fitness -- he only stopped driving a car when he was 99. He was playing bridge right up to the end says his daughter-in-law Janet. At his birthday just before Christmas, the bridge club made him a cake and put 104 candles on it. Mr Mayes lived with Janet and his son Professor David Mayes, a former chief econ- omist at the Reserve Bank of New Zealand. He was grandfather to Alasdair and Jonathan and great-grandfather to Robert and Peter. A service to celebrate his long life was held at St Peter s Church on Friday.
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