Waiheke Marketplace : January 12th 2011
28 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, JANUARY 12, 2011 EVENTS Under The Story Tree 17 -- 31 January 2011 a week of storytelling and making in Whakanewha Regional Park. Upon entering the park, drive approximately 1.5 km to the first car park on your right that has the sculpture and notice board. Go through the bollards on your left and walk a few hundred meters to the tall, very large pohutukawa tree. Bush Princesses & Native Flower Faeries Monday 17, 10.00am -- 12.00pm. 5 yrs plus. Cost: $10 Tales ofTaneMahuta Tuesday 18, 10.00am -- 12.00pm. 5 yrs plus. Cost: $10 Bush Craft Wednesday 19, 10.00am-- 12.00pm Stories of survival teamed with games and activities. 5 yrs plus. Cost $10 Tales from the Story Tree Wednesday 19, 6.00pm -- 8.00pm Bring a picnic and listen to stories under the giant Pohutukawa Tree. All ages. Cost $5 per person or $20 per family Birds of the Bush Thursday 20, 10.00am -- 10.45am and 11.15am -- 12.00pm For children and their caregivers. Meet the birds of the New Zealand bush. Ages 3 -- 5 yrs. Cost: $5 From Sea to Shore Friday 21, 10.00am -- 12.00pm. 5 yrs plus. Cost $10 Spoke 'N Word From Waiheke to Wellington Monday 31 10.00am -- 12.00pm workshop suitable for children 5 -- 10 yrs, Cost $5. Cycle send off 12.30pm -- riding from Artworks to Matiatia Wharf. All ages, free. Bookings essential: Phone 021 2963149 Email email@example.com www.OnceUponAnIsland.info Storytelling and picnic The Story Centre is leav- ing the confines of Artworks and basing itself in Whakanewha Regional Park for a week-long programme of storytelling and work- shops titled Under the Story Tree. The fun will take place under the large pohutukawa at Whakanewha from January 17 to 21. The tree can be found a few hundred metres after passing through the bol- lards on the left of the first carpark which features the dotterel sculpture. Each work- shop will use stories to explore an aspect of the natural world, trees, plants, bird life and water, and involves bush walks, craft, music and movement. Special guest Michael O Donnell of Tarariki Pottery will join storyteller Tanya Batt on Tuesday, January 18. That evening families are invited to bring a pic- nic and join them under the pohutukawa for an evening of storytelling from 6pm to 8pm. Visit www.OnceUpon AnIsland.info, email story firstname.lastname@example.org or call 021-296-3149 to book. PROGRAMME Monday, Jan 17: Bush Princesses and Native Flower Fairies, 10am to noon, five years plus, $10, Tuesday, Jan 18: Tales of Tane Mahuta, 10am to noon, five years plus, $10. Wednesday, Jan 19: Special workshop with guest clay worker and storyteller Michael O'Donnell, 10am to noon, five years plus, $10. Evening -- 6pm to 8pm Tales from the Story Tree, all ages, $5 per person or $20 per family. Thursday, Jan 20: Birds of the Bush, 10am to 10.45am and 11.15am to noon. Special workshop for children aged three to five and their caregivers. $5 Friday, Jan 21: From Sea to Shore, 10am to noon, five years plus, $10. Topp Twins tune up for summer Topp Twins lovers are counting down the day until the summer hoe- down at Cable Bay Vineyards on Saturday, January 29. The popular pair is going country and invit- ing their favourites such as Tami Neilson, Marion Burns and the Hamilton County Bluegrass Band to join them on stage. Those who know the twins will be pleased to see some of their alter- egos performing and, as always, a good deal of yodelling will be going on.Also on stage will be 15-year-old Cameron Luxton who toured with the twins in 2007 and who last year became the intermediate Best of the West Country Music Awards overall winner. The event will call for cowboys and girls to dress up in their best outfits, polish their boots and grab their hats. Tickets are on sale at Ticket Direct on 0800-228-228 or from www.ticketdirect.co.nz. Ticket winners Waiheke Marketplace, in conjunction with Diva Productions, held a com- petition just before Christmas to give away five pairs of tickets to the Topp Twins Summer Hoe-down at Cable Bay Vineyards. Congratulations to the winners Debbie Upham, Bev Donaldson, Vicki Robinson, Sally Hancock and Linda Powell. Romantic spots for tying the knot Wed by the water: Mike Reid and Cherie Humby at Ti Kouka, in Anzac Bay. Photo: LOUISE THOMPSON FOR PHILLIPA KARN PHOTOGRAPHY Romantic moment: Newlyweds Tenaia Morgan and Mike Jarvis at Onetangi. Photo: PHILLIPA KARN The Waiheke wedding season is in full swing and is set to continue until after Easter. Photographer Phillipa Karn says she will be full on" with wedding bookings until April and has had to turn several requests away. Once I get as many as I can cope with I don t take on any more, as a big part of the job is post- production. Although the beaches are a romantic place to tie the knot, Ms Karn believes the most popu- lar island venue is Mudbrick with around half her bookings at the vineyard restaurant. It s such a lovely venue. I never get sick of it. There are so many nice spots for photo locations and it s evolv- ing all the time. Some also opt for pri- vate venues. Mike Reid and Cherie Humby were married at a private resi- dence, Ti Kouka, in Anzac Bay on December 29. And Tenaia Morgan tied the knot at St Peter s Church on Dec- ember 17 and then took the opportunity to cap- ture a romantic shot on her horse next to hus- band Mike Jarvis at a paddock in Onetangi before going to the beach and on to Passage Rock for her reception.
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