Waiheke Marketplace : February 2nd 2011
31 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, FEBRUARY 2, 2011 NEWS Vine and dine... Advertise your SUMMER menu with us – call Gail on 372 9231 MAN O’ WAR WAIHEKE ISLAND NEW ZEALAND WINE Cellar Door FREE Wine Tastings, Bottle Sales, Honey & Oil, discounted Gift 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 Summer rolls on at Onetangi. Coming soon... Dj Glen Soulo - February 5 8pm - no cover charge. Restaurant & Wine Tasting SUMMER HOURS SIX DAYS A WEEK (CLOSED TUESDAYS) (LUNCH) SATURDAY NIGHTS ( DINNER) FROM 6.30PM 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 “Now We’re Open Longer!” Catering – Takeaways OPEN LUNCH 12-2pm Wed to Fri DINNER 6-9pm Wed to Sat 1 6 FREECALL: 0800 372 200 FREE LOCAL CALL: 09 372 6643 email@example.com • www.waiheketransport.co.nz vine&dineonwaiheke A fun day out for all the family: Friends of the Street fundraiser Little Day In is a fun day with a serious message. Little Day In has a big point to make By GILL ALCOCK This year’s Little Day In will be the eighth fundraiser for Friends of the Street, the organisation that ensures teenagers get home safely at the week- end. The family day out will be held at the sports club on the Causeway on February 19 and will open with a kapa haka from the Piringakau kapa haka group at 3pm. The day is an opportunity for famil- ies to get together and enjoy a day out listening to the musical talents of the island’s performers and is a particular favourite with island youth, organiser Hera Mohns says. Although it is a fundraiser for Friends of the Street, it is not all about raising money, she says. ‘‘It’s also about raising awareness of our young people’s attitude to alcohol and the effects of drink driving.’’ ‘‘We want to make it a fun day out but we want to get the message across to our young people, their parents and the rest of the community that together we can make a difference,’’ Ms Mohns says. Friends of the Street started work- ing in January, 2003, following con- cerns about the safety of young people who were out late at night partying, drinking and wandering the streets. Volunteers patrolled the streets and beaches and visited parties to make sure teenagers were safe and took them home if needed. Youngsters were encouraged to take a lift home with the volunteers rather than get in a car with a drunk driver. ‘‘Not much has changed since then,’’ Ms Mohns says. ‘‘Young people are still out at night, partying and drinking. We are still there to talk to them, ensuring their safety and taking them home.’’ Ms Mohns’ concern has always been the level of drinking among the island’s teenagers. She is especially concerned with the increasingly younger age of youth out drinking at night with reports of 14, 13 and 12-year-olds getting drunk on a regular basis. ‘‘We are looking at ways of challeng- ing parents and in raising awareness of our concerns within the com- munity,’’ she says. The annual Little Day In is one way the group can draw the community’s attention to the problem as well as serving as a fundraiser. This year, the event will showcase the up-and-coming talent of first-time performer Hayden and young band 25th Parallel. Regular perfomer Ben Kara will be on stage as part of Ben and Julz. Up next will be Keystones followed by the Ian Simpson band, and Muthrtung will be using the occasion to launch their new EP. Reggae lovers will enjoy the sounds of Kaitaia band Ravenous. Also playing will be Noise Control and The Dust with DJ Sam Owen adding his touch to the turntables. Those after some vigorous exercise will enjoy the zumba class with Lilly and her friends, and MC for the day will be James Kara. Volunteer Trina Menara says Friends of the Street is about connect- ing and caring for our young people. ‘‘I don’t have kids but I’m passionate about creating a positive direction. ‘‘Its about getting our young people to take responsibility for their actions and have respect for themselves and other people. We are sowing the seeds,’’ she says. Entry is $5.
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