Waiheke Marketplace : January 19th 2011
31 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, JANUARY 19, 2011 NEWS MAN O' WAR WAIHEKE ISLAND NEW ZEALAND WINE Cellar Door FREE Wine Tastings, Botle Sales, Honey & Oil, discounted Gif Packs ready to go! Come & Try our new releases at our panoramic beachfront Cellar Door at Man O' War Bay Pack a picnic, do the loop, go swimming & get a shady park right next to the beach! Hours: Open 7 days Mon- Sun Ph 09 372 9678 www.manowarvineyards.co.nz The Cellar Door Experience Open Daily11am-4pm Labour Weekend to Easter Te Makiri Rd (off Seaview Rd) Onetangi Ph 372 6100 Charlie Farley's Restaurant & Bar on the Beach 21 The Strand, Onetangi Beach - 09 372 4106 Sunshine and smiles on the beach Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner Summer seaside fun! Restaurant & Wine Tasting SUMMER HOURS SEVEN DAYS A WEEK (LUNCH) THURS - SAT ( DINNER) 6.30PM -- 11PM BOOKINGS ADVISABLE 218 Te Whau Drive Ph: 372 7191 www.tewhau.com "New Zealand's Top Restaurant Spot" (Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine Oct 07) Food Wine Views 153 Oceanview Rd, Oneroa, Waiheke Island Phone +649 372 9888 www.vinovino.co.nz Enjoy - Indulge - Relax Cafe Open 7 days All Day Menu Serving the legendary Miller's Coffee Available for Functions & Groups 372 33 44 Sculpture on a grand scale Against the sky: Reasons to Return by Christchurch artist Graham Bennett was lowered into place by a helicopter at Connells Bay sculpture park. Stream path: Tomo by Peter Nicholls follows the path of an underground stream. By LYNDAL JEFFERIES Connells Bay at the far eastern end of the Waiheke is not only historically significant -- it is also home to Connells Bay Sculpture Park. The park brings art and nature together in a rural and coastal environment where visitors can experience contem- porary New Zealand sculpture projects on a grand scale. Collectors John and Jo Gow say their vision is to unite art and nature by planting sweeps of native trees and creating special spaces for site-specific commissioned New Zealand sculpture''. They also have a cottage where tourists can stay and a gallery documenting the devel- opment of the park with small maquettes on display. Each artist has created a site- specific work specially for the park, which is one of Waiheke's early historical locations. Natural springs from Connells Bay serviced early col- onial ships, and the Connells Bay store and post office was one of the first established on the island. Fatu Feu'u has carved a huge macrocarpa tree stump, which was hit by lightning, into a huge Easter Island head. Chris Booth has captured hundreds of boulders in wire mesh on the site of an old slip and Peter Nicholls has created an above-ground stream of metal over an underground stream. These works are comple- mented by towering kinetic works by Graham Bennett and Phil Price. An extraordinary sound sculpture by Phil Dadson titled Ten Antennae sits on the crest of the hill above the sea. And exciting but temporary art installations by selected artists create an ever-changing scene. The latest temporary work is titled Haystack and is by North- land artist Jeff Thomson. Guided tours of Connells Bay Sculpture Park are $30 and must be booked in advance. Visit www.connellsbay.co.nz for further details and to make a booking. IN BRIEF Concert for Jae Islanders are coming together to raise funds for a stroke victim this Saturday, January 22. Concert for Jae will take place at Ostend Sports Club and will feature live music from local bands, food, raffles and a licensed bar. Entry is $6 on the door and the fun starts at 7pm and goes on ''till late''. Al Reeve returns Singer-songwriter Al Reeve will be back for a second gig at the Food Embassy, opposite Placemakers, on Friday, January 21. He will play between 5pm and 7pm. Tapas and drinks will be available for purchase. Top nosh with the Topp Twins Top acts: The Topp Twins will bring with them some top country and bluegrass artists when they return to Cable Bay Vineyards for their summer hoe-down. Those who want to enjoy top nosh at the Topp Twins concert at Anniversary Weekend are being advised to book their table now. Around 1500 people are expected to attend the alt- country bluegrass concert on the lawn at Cable Bay Vineyards on January 29, and vineyard spokesman Jeremy Burn is urging people who want to eat chef Will Thorpe's special menu to get in quick. Last year we sold out the dinner package really quickly. We can only seat so many people in the restaurant.'' The Topp Twins Summer Hoe-Down concert will also fea- ture Hamilton Country Blue- grass Band -- the only New Zea- land act to play at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. Fiddler Marian Burns, 2010 Country Music Awards Best Female Art- ist winner Tami Neilson and young artist Cameron Luxton will also perform. A recent competition in Wai- heke Marketplace resulted in five lucky readers winning a pair of tickets each to the event. Phone Cable Bay Vineyards on 372-5889 for the dinner pack- age, or visit www.ticketdirect.co. nz, phone 0800-224-224, for concert ticket bookings. Mudbrick opens a new wine bar Summer scene: A new wine bar has opened at Mudbrick Vineyard. Mudbrick Vineyard launched its new wine bar venue at a function attended by other vine- yard owners and guests. The new setting includes an outdoor fireplace and comfy sofas where punters can enjoy small plates, platters and drinks, as well as a fine dining option. Co-owner Robyn Jones says the new venue was developed because diners had been miss- ing out on the Mudbrick experience'' because the main restaurant is booked out so often in summer for weddings. She also pays tribute to the collaboration of vineyard owners who pass business to one another when they are booked out.
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