Waiheke Marketplace : January 26th 2010
12 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, JANUARY 26, 2011 NEWS A A AU UC C C CK KLLA AND AN NNIV VE ERSARY WE EEKEND 2 28 8- -3 3 31 JA ANU UA ARY Y Y 201111 RW_TEE0030_SUB "What's Next" this Summer @ PLANiT organic takeaways eco store : venue No.7 Belgium St, Ostend, Waiheke Is 09 372 3690 www.planitwaiheke.com 14 Feb Valentines Pillow Fight Club - singles, couples & doubles matches. Prizes to be won. $25 inc. tapas & tunes. Dress to thrill in red, white & black! Friday Seafood : Saturday Moroccan : Sunday Mexican Menu PLANiT kidzone this Sunday 10am - 10pm. 12 hours of awesomeness just for kids Only $5 entry per person (under 2's free) incl: - Pillow Fight Club: Dress to win & bring your favourite fighting pillow! - "Home School Musical" performance, music & fashion show - PLANiT Fantastic Bubble Disco w. Dj Doc Westie (6.30pm-10pm) - PLUS Facepainting, group mural & more! - Kids Yoga class with Ariel ($5 extra) - Sew your own bag or hat with Upcycle workshop station.($5 extra) - Music & percussion workshop w. Malinali ($5 extra) - Kidz Kool Kooking Klasss ($5 extra) - Dreamcatcher workshop with Lou ($5 extra) Asthma experts meeting on island Waiheke has been chosen as the location for a meeting of the world leaders in asthma and allergy research. The two-day meeting this week at The Dunes is a precursor to a sym- posium at the University of Auckland. This is the first time the symposium has been held in New Zealand but the second time the steering committee has met on Waiheke. The meeting and sym- posium will cover studies of asthma, eczema, rhi- nitis and allergy in child- hood. Tanya spreading the word Storyteller: Tanya Batt takes her tales to Te Papa. By GILL ALCOCK Performance storyteller and children's author Tanya Batt has married her love of cycling and storytelling to create a pedal-powered adventure from her Waiheke Island home to Wellington. The trip begins on Monday, January 31, with a workshop at 10am about bikes at the Story- telling Centre in Artworks, before local board members and fellow cyclists accompany her down to Matiatia at 12.30pm. The Spoke 'N Word trip came about after Ms Batt researched kamishibai, a form of storytell- ing, while working in Japan. A kamishibai storyteller has a miniature collapsible stage fixed to their bicycle. Tradition- ally, they sold sweets and snacks to their audience. The stories they told were illustrated by a series of pictures that were revealed using the miniature theatre. Ms Batt has created a replica kamishibai theatre which she will use to share cycling stories and encourage children to tell their own. The stories will then be compiled into a book about cycling history, recreation and safety. She hopes the project will encourage cycling among chil- dren and raise awareness of, and funds for, Waiheke's Once upon an Island Charitable Trust. The journey to Wellington begins in earnest on February 1, when Auckland Central MP and keen cyclist Nikki Kaye will join Ms Batt on a ride to Motat. Mayor Len Brown will join her on February 2, when he will be sharing a tandem with Megan Blank of Devonport com- pany Pier Bike Hire. On the journey down the west coast of the North Island and through the Wairarapa, Ms Batt will be visiting 10 schools and several libraries. She says a highlight of the trip will be joining in the New Plymouth Council Wild West Bike Fest. As she approaches Welling- ton, mayor Celia Wade-Brown and several of her councillors will ride out and accompany her along the waterfront to Te Papa for a storytelling session in the marae. I hope my trip will inspire people to jump on their bikes and ride along with me,'' Ms Batt says. Visit www.fundraiseonline. co.nz/onceuponanisland or email OnceUponAnIsland@g mail.com to support Ms Batt.
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