Waiheke Marketplace : February 23rd 2011
6 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, FEBRUARY 23, 2011 NEWS 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 email@example.com Hazel Mae Is Retiring Hazel Mae is retring And her boots will be hard to fll Her down to earth counselling Is so much more than just a skill. We've loved, laughed and cried Debated & chewed the fat She's a mentor, Mum and friend And we will forever cherish that. So join us at the Marae 3rd of March, 12 'tl2pm As we celebrate her journey Consider this our invite to you. We can't believe she's going She'll be leaving quite a gap But as they say in Hollywood Ladies and gentlemen -- 'that's a wrap!' Nau Mai Haere Mai Ki a Koutou Piritahi Marae, Blackpool For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 372 5150 LINEN HIRE at SPARKLE CLOTHES CARE OSTEND Geeky guests: ''Maori Boy'' performers JGeek and the Geeks enjoy Saturday's Little Day In. Go to www. waihekemarket place.co.nz to see the Maori Boys video by JGeek and the Geeks. Day in raises funds for Friends group By GILL ALCOCK The sports club on the Causeway was the place to be on Saturday after- noon as performers from on and off the island entertained the crowd as part of Little Day In. The almost 500 strong audience were up and jumping with Lily and her friends' Zumba class and showed their appreciation for first- time performer Hayden Puddy. Waiheke High School favourites Patience Scar- les and Ben and Julz had their supporters as did Little Day In favourites Muthrtung. YouTube phenomenon JGeek and the Geeks, starring Jermaine Leef, put in an impromptu performance and were a hit with the crowd as were Kaitaia band Rav- enous who made new fans with their reggae sounds. The band camped overnight and even helped clean up on Sunday, organiser Hera Mohns says. The annual Little Day In is a fundraiser for Friends of the Street, the organisation that helps young people get home at weekends, saving them from getting into a car with a drunk driver. The event not only raises money but also questions the island's attitude to alcohol, says Ms Mohns who vol- unteers for Friends of the Street and the Youth Attitude to Alcohol group Yata. The day had a nice energy. It had lots of families there but we didn't make a huge amount as we refuse to make money from selling alcohol. It's not where we want to get our money from.'' Ms Mohns says 10 percent of the profits will go to one of their volunteers, Donna Roth, who lost her home recently in a fire. We would also like to thank Pat Thompson of the Lazy Lounge for his sound equipment and expertise. It was a really successful event -- a really nice day.'' TOM'S A WINNER Keen cyclist: Tom Burn, 10, picks up his prize from Tom Ransom of Cycle Action Waiheke. A competition for cycle equipment was won by Tom Burn after his name was picked from those who completed a cycle questionnaire at the Little Day In. The survey was intended to find out how much cycling children and teenagers did and what the barriers to riding their bikes were. Tom Ransom of Cycle Action Waiheke says the children highlighted a range of issues including wet weather and safety, saying new cycle lanes and off-road routes like the Esplanade would help. The results will be forwarded to the local board, he says. Joining Cycle Action Waiheke is free. Phone 372-3215. Gutted: Fire destroyed the rented Erua Rd home of Donna Roth and her family on February 13. Donna says thank you to the community Donna Roth, who lost her home in a fire, writes in appreciation of the support she has received. My family and I have lived on this island for over a decade now and it is truly an horrific thing when your house burns down. Material things you can replace, but thank God none of my children were hurt. Sadly we buried our dog Bubba on Monday. Now she is roaming the paddocks of heaven. Our cat Bigg- les survived and Gina is looking after him fan- tastically until we get a new house. This island is amazing. I couldn't believe how many people helped so soon after the tragedy. Instantly we had love and support from so many people. It was truly overwhelming. My family and I would like to say thank you to everyone -- and I mean everyone -- there are too many people to name. Already we have a storage room near full with donated lounge furniture, table chairs, fridge-freezer, even a vacuum, although we do still need drawers. Anyone who can help can phone Sue on 372-5536.
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