Waiheke Marketplace : February 16th 2011
7 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, FEBRUARY 16, 2011 NEWS PHONE 372 5555 scoot into 'The Barn' IN OSTEND AVAILABLE 14 FEB 2011 - 27 FEB 2011. TRADE NOT SUPPLIED. WHILE STOCKS LAST. EARTHWORKS • House Sites • Driveways • Section Clearing • Demolition • Underhouse Excavation • Excavators • 1½ ton - 20 ton • Bulldozers • Trucks • Graders • Rollers We guarantee our work! No mess - less stress. Land deveLopers Ltd 372 1115 Mob 027 499 4477 Email firstname.lastname@example.org Rocky Bay store proposal By GILL ALCOCK A Rocky Bay store opposite the Rocky Bay Store is on the cards if there is enough support from people in the area. A letter to the bay s residents from the Omiha Welfare and Recreation Society earlier this month included a question- naire regarding the possibility of setting up a community store in the grounds of the Rocky Bay hall. Residents were ad- vised the store would follow the plan of others running success- fully in the United Kingdom in communi- ties of a similar size. The society proposes granting a lease on a portion of land next to the hall at a pepper- corn rent and housing the store in a semi- permanent structure such as a portacam. Although the orig- inal store which burnt down several years ago is on the market, the society says it could be years before it sells and no-one knows what plans any prospective purchaser may have . The survey results will be revealed at a public meeting at the hall on February 27. If they show support for a community store a steering committee will be appointed at the meeting. To discuss the idea or to offer your services for the project phone Jan Scott on 372-8096 or Nayalini Brito on 372-5337. Record visitors for sculpture walk Crowds in Barebottomland: Record numbers have visited headland -- Sculpture on the Gulf this year. Visitors walk through Christian Nicholson's work, some with umbrellas by Kazu Nakagawa. Photo: PAUL GILBERT By LYNDAL JEFFERIES With one week to go, the headland sculpture walk had already attracted record numbers to the Church Bay walkway. There have been 700 to 900 walkers per weekday on aver- age compared with 400 to 500 in 2009, and at the weekends numbers have risen to 2000 to 2500 walkers per day as opposed to 1500 to 2000 two years ago. Headland director Juliet Monaghan says feedback has been positive and overall she is very pleased with the biannual exhibition. The biggest challenge has been the weather with a number of works damaged by cyclone Wilma, she says. Jeff Thomson s work ended up 150mm under water and covered in mud and David McCracken s whale lost its propeller in the storm. Both works were able to be salvaged. Water was pumped off Jeff Thomson s work and it was cleaned, and David McCracken was able to make a replacement propeller. Lightfall by Julie-Anna Child and Peter Mrost sus- tained permanent damage when the fibreglass leaves were smashed against rocks. The damaged works have now been taken out of the water and placed on land near their original site. An enormous number of works survived the storm including FREE Air by Lgop co-op and the life rings spell- ing SOS by Ruth Watson, Ms Monaghan says. Sales have hit the $100,000 mark, with Chris Bailey s Te Punga O Waiheke selling on opening night. I could have sold it ten times over, she says. A number of the Barebot- tomland figures have also sold including several to Auckland art collector James Wallace. But two went miss- ing from the wharf at the weekend (see separate story). Ms Monaghan is quick to point out that only 33 percent of the sales is gathered in commission and this is shared between the event and the Waiheke Community Art Gallery. She is hoping for more sales as the exhibition draws to a close. Feedback from the public has been very positive with visitors appreciating the frequent bus service and the shade of Kazu Nakagawa s umbrellas, she says. And donations are up 600 percent, with people really appreciating that it is a free event but it does cost money to put on , she says. Votes are still coming in for the people s choice award, but Virginia King s work Radiolaria is tipped to win. Ms Monaghan says: There are so many people I would like to thank -- the project team, the installation team and our volunteers. They have all done an outstanding job. Headland -- Sculpture on the Gulf is open until this Sunday. The final free artists talk is at Artworks Theatre at 3pm. Plea for return of work Organisers of headland -- Sculpture on the Gulf are calling for the return of a stolen artwork. Two of the male Barebottomland figures, part of the installation by Christian Nicholson, went missing from the Matiatia terminal on Saturday night. Headland director Juliet Monaghan says one figure has since been retrieved from the ocean. There is still no sign of the second sculpture. She says: ''We're looking for our missing man. We'd be happy for him to be returned to the art gallery or the wharf area, no questions asked.'' Alternatively, anyone with information can contact Waiheke police on 372-1150 or the headland office at Waiheke Art Gallery on 372-9894. Go to www.waiheke marketplace.co.nz to see a movie of the installation of FREE Air by Lgop Co-op.
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