Waiheke Marketplace : February 23rd 2011
7 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, FEBRUARY 23, 2011 NEWS Alby Mitchell 027 4384687 MITCHELL EARTHMOVING LTD PO Box 662, Oneroa, Waiheke Island Tel. 09 372 9808 email@example.com w w w.mitchellearthmoving.co.nz 3 REASONS WHY: 1. We maintain the quoted price (quotes free) 2. You'll get a detailed plan of action 3. All jobs are super vised start to finish CALL US FIRST FOR ALL YOUR EARTHMOVING NEEDS... HOUSESITES DRIVEWAYS FOOTINGS DRILLING RETAINING WALLS SUB-DIVISIONS SECTION CLEARING LANDSCAPING TRUCK HIRE Mitchell EARTHMOVING LTD WE ARE YOUR LOCAL ...So call us NOW for your free quote from EASTER WEEKEND 22-24 APRIL EARLYBIRD TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW! Wear your t-shirt to be a VIP Restore Tour: Former child soldiers from war-torn Uganda will bring their epic performance to Cable Bay Vineyards on March 11. Be in the front row: Models Rua Henry, Catiy Kitsen, Bron Carruthers and Steve Marshall in this season's Village Project t-shirts. HELP OUT The Village Project is looking for Waiheke accommodation on the night of March 11, to house members of the Restore Tour production. Each group will comprise one adult with two or three children. Anyone wishing to help should phone Emily McDonald at Waiheke Fruit and Veg on 372-8866 or 027-664-1672. Go to www. waihekemarket place.co.nz to see more about the Watoto Re- store Tour -- Child Soldier No More. By GEORGE GARDNER People who have supported The Vil- lage Project by buying a new-season T-shirt will get special treatment at a unique event featuring ex-child soldiers. Restore Tour performers from war-torn Uganda play out their story through music and dance on Cable Bay Vineyards' lawn on March 11, the first of 15 performances in the North Island, after a tour of Australia. They are being brought to Waiheke by the Village Project in association with Tear Fund Christian Action. Waiheke resident Emily McDon- ald established the Village Project two years ago to help build life- changing infrastructure in the war- ravaged province of Gulu in north- ern Uganda. One of her many fundraising initiatives to help Watoto village has been the sale of Village Project t-shirts. This season's are designed by HD Steve, who is also a designer for Huffer. The t-shirts were launched in December in a variety of styles and sizes, featuring the rain harvest design that represents Emily's next project in Gulu -- to build water tanks that will harvest rainwater, then teach the villagers to build their own for future generations. Now anyone who wears their rain harvest t-shirt on March 11 will have entry to a VIP front row area at the event. Ms McDonald says: It's an epic production that tells the true story of the tragedy, triumph, healing, forgiveness and transformation.'' Admission to the Restore Tour performance is free but those wishing to attend must register online at www.thevillagep- roject.org.nz. T-shirts can be bought at the website or at Waiheke Fruit and Veg in Oneroa. Limited edition prints are also available to allow purchasers to choose their own colour t-shirt. All proceeds go to the Village Project 2011 Rain Harvesting Project -- The Gift of Water. Hands needed in garden Time in equals food out: The Ostend Community Garden provides fresh organic fruit and veggies for its members who work in the garden in exchange for food. By LYNDAL JEFFERIES The Ostend Community Garden needs new members. It meets every Saturday morning at 10am at the garden behind Waiheke Vets at 30 Putiki Rd. Organiser Cathie Jones says the philosophy of the garden is simple. Members do weeding, watering, mulching, growing seedlings and preparing new beds in exchange for organic fruit and vegetables grown in the garden. It's a simple give and take system,'' she says. Ms Jones says there are many odd jobs such as maintenance, mowing, staking, pruning, weed eating, seed collecting and cob wall building. The garden was previously a resi- dential orchard and has well- established fruit trees which produce plums, apples, oranges, lemons, limes, macadamia nuts and tamarillos. The garden beds, which are fed with com- post from Get Stuffed Cafe, produce courgettes, tomatoes, corn, lettuce, beans, rhubarb, rocket, kale, basil, beetroot, spinach, parsley and garlic. The garden is a great place to experiment and learn'', Ms Jones says. Unusual crops include sugar cane, amarynth, feverfew, pineapple sage, apple cucumbers, Thai basil, bok choy and self-feeding water gardens created by Jacob Vear. It's a great place to meet new people and learn about gardening together, sharing knowledge and skills and enjoying the fruits of our hard work,'' Ms Jones says. Children often visit from schools and childcare centres. The huge sunflowers in the garden were planted by the children from the Waiheke Community Childcare centre and the kids garden is being used by the Steiner home school group. It can also really help families who are on a low budget,'' Ms Jones says. Those interested in joining the gar- den are invited to come along to the group sessions on Saturday mornings at 10am or phone Cathie on 372-2032.
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