Waiheke Marketplace : January 19th 2011
6 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, JANUARY 19, 2011 NEWS Private paradise in Litle Oneroa 3 BEDROOMS, 2 BATHROOMS 2 LIVING AREAS DESIGNER KITCHEN SHORT WALK TO TWO NORTHERN BEACHES PRIVATE SALE Call Sheree 372 3216 Trademe # BMY621 Imagine; your own private piece of paradise just minutes up the road from the best litle beach on Waiheke island. A feature arch window in the spacious dining area frames magnifcent views of valley and sea. Six sets of French doors bring the outdoors in. Kids play safely on two fat grassed areas. Just six minutes from the ferry, this character weatherboard home has been lovingly renovated inside and out. Modern touches include Italian and Danish designer light ftngs and custom-made kitchen wall tles. The cooks kitchen boasts Smeg and Bosch integrated appliances, extra-wide, sof-close drawers and a vast pantry. For outdoor dining step from the kitchen onto a sunny deck with built-in barbecue. Two mature fg trees produce wonderful chutney... we might even share the recipe with you. All this for just $795,000. Tribute: Boating Club members united in a convoy under main sail on Wednesday before their weekly regatta in honour of life member Roy Skinner who passed away at the age of 93. Passionate boatie: Roy Skinner. Boaties pay tribute to Roy Skinner By JEROME GAVELLE OBITUARY Waiheke Boating Club members paid tribute to life member Roy Skinner at a memorial gathering after a regatta in his name. Roy Skinner died recently, aged 93, and club members and friends gathered last Wednesday evening at the Ostend boatyard in his honour. Fellow life member Trevor Hicks says Mr Skinner was an active chap who was still working at the yard into his 90s. Even after turning 90, he would still go down to the boatyard almost on a daily basis and would always be working on something like taking rust off cradles, painting the metal ones and all that sort of thing.'' Boating club president Jeff Mann said a few words before four club life members and friends of Mr Skinner also paid tribute. Longtime member Bernard Rhodes says: Roy was always free for advice for everyone and he had a considerable knowledge of sailing as well as boat building. He was a very caring, giving and generous per- son.'' Roy Skinner was an engineer before retiring on Waiheke. Six months ago he moved to a resthome in Auckland. His wife being already at the Seaside Sanctuary, it just became too difficult for him to live by him- self,'' Mr Rhodes says. Boatie Matthew Lindergreen also paid tribute to his longtime friend. He was 11 years old when he first met Roy Skinner. He fuelled my passion for sailing and I was lucky enough to be able to go out with him on many different boats. He was always happy to give his time to nurture kids' passion for sailing. He was a good guy, generous, caring and active -- one of those men you don't meet enough of, unfortunately,'' he says. Roy Skinner was also involved with the Red Cross, the Coastguard and driving the safety boats during regattas. He was a member of the Night Owls and enjoyed indoor bowls.
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