Waiheke Marketplace : February 2nd 2011
3 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, FEBRUARY 2, 2011 NEWS GROUND STABILIZATION • Up to 900 diameter - 10 meters deep • Slip Retention • Barrier Pile Walls • Retaining Walls • Foundation Drilling & Footing • Pile Ramming Land deveLopers Ltd 372 1115 Mob 027 499 4477 Email firstname.lastname@example.org Waiheke Heating Heat pump Air conditioner FTXS50J 5kW Inverter Cool Price 2385 * $ Feeling the summer heat? A Daikin heat pump will keep your home • Cool and dry in summer • Warm and dry in winter 372 7303 0800 ZENTECH Ph: or www.waihekeheating.co.nz * includes $500 EECA clean heating grant (conditions apply) installed 1 this is for a basic back-to-back installation. 1 Gala opens sculpture event Overwhelmed: Winner of the $30,000 Lexus Premier Award artist Denis O'Connor celebrates with his partner Claire Dunleavy. Responsible: Flanked by some of the 44 artists, headland director Juliet Monaghan pays tribute to their work, the sponsors and the 180 volunteers. Joker: Following the theme of asset sales, Prime Minister John Key suggested a public buyout of 49 percent of MC John Hawkesby's Church Bay home and said he'd buy a few shares himself. By GILL ALCOCK BILLS will be paid! was the exclamation from winning artist Denis O Connor as his name was announced at the gala opening of head- land -- Sculpture on the Gulf. Mr O Connor punched his fist into the air in delight as he received the $30,000 Lexus head- land premier award for his slate-lined horse float titled The Tangler s Cave -- the selectors favourite exhibit. Around 600 art lovers gathered on the expan- sive lawns of Jackie and Graham Guthrie s prop- erty in Church Bay to witness the prizegiving and the official opening by Prime Minister John Key. Up to half the visitors attracted to the pres- tigious event were from Auckland, or the dark side , according to MC John Hawkesby who said residents could be easily recognised because they look like their mother dressed them . Auckland Central MP Nikki Kaye, Local Board members Jim Hannan, Don McKenzie and Jo Holmes also attended the gala evening, along with the many volun- teers, organisers, pat- rons and elite sponsors. They were joined by the 44 artists who had created the 39 works for the 24-day outdoor sculp- ture exhibition. Mr Hawkesby des- cribed the headland exhibition as an exciting and significant event for this tiny island and while introducing the affable and lovable prime minister, told the gathering he had altered his description of Wai- heke from Far enough behind to be ahead to What took you so long to get here? In response, the prime minister was quick to use the hot topic of asset selling to joke about buy- ing into Mr Hawkesby s home. I propose we buy 49 percent of John s home here on Waiheke. You not only get shares, you get to stay at John s for the weekend, Mr Key said to much laughter. I for one want to buy a few shares, he added. Mr Key went on to say it was great to be part of the exhibition s opening event and quoted his 17-year-old daughter who had told him in a recent phone call: Don t forget that without art we are simply chim- panzees with car keys. Headland director Juliet Monaghan paid tribute to the selectors Trish Clark, James McCarthy and Heather Galbraith, before invit- ing representatives from the elite sponsors to announce the awards. The two selectors merit awards, presented by David McLean from Westpac and Chris Quin of Gen-i went to Ali Bramwell for her piece Domestic Interdiction and Marcus Tatten for Sunday Afternoon. The $30,000 Lexus headland premier award was presented to Denis O Connor by Debbie Pat- tullo of Lexus. headland -- Sculpture on the Gulf runs until Feb- ruary 20. See page 9 for an overview.
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