Waiheke Marketplace : March 9th 2011
2 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, MARCH 9, 2011 NEWS Editor George Gardner firstname.lastname@example.org Reporters Gill Alcock email@example.com Jerome Gavelle firstname.lastname@example.org Lyndall Jefferie s email@example.com Advertising Sales Gail Hughes (manager) firstname.lastname@example.org Dene Priestley email@example.com Graphics Megan Clark firstname.lastname@example.org Administration, Classifieds, Accounts Maeve Fay O'Grady email@example.com accounts@ waihekemarketplace.co.nz 6,104 Audited Circulation (ABC Jan-Dec '10.) Delivered each Wednesday to Waiheke homes, businesses, the ferries & central Auckland (Foodtown in Quay St, New World in College Hill & Devonport Library). Ph 09 372 9231 After Hours News Hotline: Ph 027 230 3103 1 Tahi Road, Ostend. P.O. 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Students at Waiheke Primary raised $900 at a black and red themed day last week where they quietly reflected during the two-minute silence, she says. Having the Christ- church students join the school has made it real for our students as they realise they have no school to go to. More pupils are expected because the office phone has been running hot with inquiries. The primary school board is also looking at ways it can support schools that have been closed long-term with a billeting programme for students. Appeal funds emergency grants The community dug deep during the Red Cross Appeal last week donating $7500 to fund emergency grants for Christchurch residents. Waiheke Red Cross treasurer Anna Brown says vineyards, cafes, shops and businesses were very supportive during the collection and is urging islanders who have accommo- dation to offer Canter- bury residents to regis- ter at the Housing NZ emergency assistance website www.housing help.govt.nz or phone 0800-435-700. Ms Brown says: You can offer a house, room, garage, sleepout or even some grass to pitch a tent. The waiting list for accom- modation is 500. People who need emergency housing should also phone the 0800 number for assist- ance, she says. Ms Brown says the Red Cross office on the island is not staffed so evacuees should obtain emergency and hard- ship grant application forms from the Oneroa Citizens Advice Bureau and submit them at WINZ in Oneroa. The grants are $500 per person or $1000 per couple or family. Forms are also available at www.redcross.org.nz. Ferry friends: SeaLink is offering free travel for victims of the Christchurch earthquake. Ferry company help By GILL ALCOCK Ferry company SeaLink is offering Rellie Relief for friends and family of Wai- heke residents. General manager Donna Gauci says the company recognises that at some time over the next few months many Christchurch residents will be looking for a break away from the mess, aftershocks and heartbreak of the earthquake. For this reason SeaLink is offering free travel to the loved ones of Waiheke people so they can come to the island for time out. Our hearts go out to the people of Christchurch and we know that many Waiheke residents have relatives and friends who they would like to host for a break on the island, Mrs Gauci says. In a separate initiative, SeaLink has donated funds to assist the many affected Christchurch family mem- bers of its own team, provid- ing food, petrol vouchers and other support. The company is also assist- ing the Christchurch Heart Trust by selling t-shirts on board the Seacat for $25, the proceeds of which will go to the Christchurch relief effort. Individually, team mem- bers have been encouraged to do their own fundraising, Mrs Gauci says. These have included an internal sweepstake, selling hot beef sandwiches at lunch- time in the city office and a sausage sizzle at Half Moon Bay. When disaster strikes in our own backyard, suddenly it is all much more personal and everyone wants to help in their own way, she says. SeaLink s Rellie Relief details can be found at www.sealink.co.nz/chch. Kindy does its bit Canterbury colours: Children at the Waiheke Kindergarten wore red and black last Wednesday to show their support for Christchurch. Kindy kids showed their soli- darity with Canterbury by wearing red and black to class last Wednesday. All activities had a red and black theme to mark the day. We observed a two-minute silence at mat time, and had a gold coin donation, teacher Victoria Gray says. Like other education pro- viders on the island the kinder- garten has accommodated chil- dren from Canterbury affected by the earthquake. Kindergarten manager Mandy Ross says the family they have accommodated is just here for a break but is unsure when they will be able to return. The whole ordeal has really given me a shake-up as to how under-prepared we were with our own Civil Defence kit, she says. Since the Christchurch earthquake we have asked each family to contribute a food item -- we now have enough food to feed the chil- dren for three days. Each year we will donate the food to a needy family and replenish our kit with fresh supplies.
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