Waiheke Marketplace : January 19th 2011
5 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, JANUARY 19, 2011 NEWS EARTHWORKS • House Sites • Driveways • Section Clearing • Demolition • Underhouse Excavation • Excavators • 1½ ton - 20 ton • Bulldozers • Trucks • Graders • Rollers We guarantee our work! No mess - less stress. Land deveLopers Ltd 372 1115 Mob 027 499 4477 Email email@example.com Agent for Bioguard Spa & Pool Products Waiheke's agent for Hot Spring Portable Spas -- built for a lifetime of relaxation. Are you getting your daily dose of relaxation? • Swimming pool valeting • Complete range of pool & spa care products Ring Steve Marshall on 372 9012 or 027 442 9012 Headland learning for schools is this way By LYNDAL JEFFERIES SCULPTURE ON THE GULF headland-Sculpture on the Gulf is an exhibition of 39 site-specific works around the Church Bay walkway and at Matiatia Gala preview event on Thursday, January 27 Tickets are $120 from headland offices at Waiheke Community Art Gallery, phone 372-9894 Exhibition opens to the public on Friday, January 28 and runs every day until Sunday, February 20. Chance to learn: Organisers of the headland-Sculpture on the Gulf exhibition have an education programme for schools. Organisers of the headland-Sculpture on the Gulf exhibition are offering an education programme for schools. The programme aims to inspire discussion and greater understanding of the artworks on the 2.5km sculpture walk around Church Bay. A detailed study guide tailored for NCEA high school students will accompany the exhi- bition and be sent to schools at the start of the term. The guide will also be available on the head- land website and show- cases 15 selected artists and the processes they use. The programme has been designed by Bridget Quick who says the study guide offers open- ended questions about the artworks to stimu- late discussion and cre- ative thinking . The artists included in the study guide are Christian Nicolson, Verena Jonker and Bry- ony Matthew, Timothy Sang, Julie-Anna Child and Peter Mrost, Lgop co-op, Roger Thompson, Marcus Tatton, Fletcher, Judy Darragh and Rachel Shearer, Jeff Thomson, Gregor Kre- gar, Phil Price and Chris Bailey, David Mc- Cracken and Mia Hamil- ton. The walkway will be open for school groups from Tuesday, February 1 until Friday, February 18.Fullers Ferries are offering a special dis- counted rate of $12.50 per student return and one adult or teacher goes free with every six students. Email schools@ sculptureonthegulf.co.nz for more information. Email charters@ fullers.co.nz or call (09) 367-9165 for group ferry bookings. Board refuses to call halt to library Library and service centre: The local board is seeking advice on how much say it has over the building project at Artworks. By GEORGE GARDNER A bid to halt the develop- ment of the new library building at Artworks has fallen on deaf ears while the local board waits for advice from the council over how much power it has over the project. Artworks Theatre manager Colin Beardon made the plea for a moratorium on the proj- ect at the first meeting of the year of the local board on Monday. He said too many questions were un- answered regarding the combined library and council service centre development which the council is expected to put out for tender this month. He said before it went ahead, answers should be found over three main issues -- where the ser- vice centre would end up, what the master plan for Artworks was, and who would end up paying for the upkeep of the build- ing. He told the board he had approached the mayor s office about a moratorium on the proj- ect and an officer has indicated the matter would be received fav- ourably . Mr Beardon was backed by resident Inge Muller and Onetangi Residents Association spokespeople Margaret Mills and Trevor Darvill, who said their 200 members wanted the library to be in Ostend. Local board members agreed with member Denise Roche that com- munity consultation over the project had been a torturous process . They also agreed the service centre component should stay in Ostend if they had the powers to make that happen. But deputy chair- woman Jo Holmes said it was imperative to get the library progressed. What I want to see is a removal of the service centre from that project but as time goes on there will be plenty of use for the service centre con- cept part of that building to be utilised. I am conscious the staff at the library want it to go ahead. And despite the resi- dents association s plea for a library in Ostend, chairwoman Faye Storer reminded everyone of island residents will. The community s de- cision after masses of consultation was that the Oneroa library stays in Oneroa, and the ser- vice centre stays in Ostend. I m not prepared to back any type of mora- torium that stops the project. She said the former Auckland City Council s decision to combine the service centre and library building projects had been made purely on budgetary concerns and asked council relation- ship manager Anna Bray if the board now had powers to overturn it. Do we have that juris- diction to say: Go ahead with the library com- ponent of the building and hold off on the ser- vice centre component ? Ms Bray said the coun- cil would seek legal advice on the matter and should be able to provide an answer by the next meeting of the board on February 10.
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