Waiheke Marketplace : March 9th 2011
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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 Stars in Your Eyes event raises funds for Waiheke hospice By GILL ALCOCK Stars in Your Eyes will hit the stage at Te Huruhi School hall in one week. The major fundraising event for Hospice Waiheke Homecare is proving popular, with table seating selling fast for two heats and the grand final. Organisers the Wai Wai Girls say many residents and businesses have made generous donations. An auction on grand final night, April 2, will see Sir Peter Leitch doing the honours and major items going under the hammer. They include a Bosch dish- washer and a queen-size Sleepyhead bed from New Gen, a TV from Gulf Sound and Vision, two wine cruises to Rotoroa Island from Te Arua Charters and a teeth whitening programme from dentist Peter Stretton. There are accommodation packages from Matiatia Olive Estate and Aquasands, a portrait session from Emma Hughes Photography and, for sports fans, a signed and framed rugby jersey from All Black Sonny Bill Williams. The 20 singers competing for the $1000 prize are Dennis Bull, Maria Cherring- ton, Vanessa Anderson, Adrienne Gudex-Young, Jason Benjamin, Linda Sav- age, Barbara Rushton, Judi Neilson, Raewyn Reed, Alice Lenssen, Semih (Sam) Mutlu, Susie Flegg, Justine Wil- liams, Jemahmah Finah, Damien Smith, Colin Sayles, Rob Harris, Toby Carr, Yuki Mutize and Ross Stewart. They will perform as their favourite singers and be judged by Leon Wharakura who will also perform on each night, Taisha from The Lady Killers, Pat Urlich and special guests. The first heat is at Te Huruhi Primary School hall on Thursday, March 17 with happy hour from 6pm to 7pm. The show starts at 7.30pm. Phone 372-2522 or 021-889-040 to book tickets or buy at Shop the Rock. Adventure guides: Jaime Sharp and David Briggs head out from Anzac Bay. Adult life was catching up says kayaker By GILL ALCOCK Fulfilling a dream often takes the utmost dedication and sometimes the complete disruption of a person s previous life. Adventure guide Jaime Sharp has done just that to experience a trip he has always wanted to do. He has given up his home and his job and, perhaps most significant of all, a personal relationship that was leading to marriage and children. He has travelled halfway across the world to kayak the length of New Zealand with colleague and friend David Briggs. The pair met as adventure guides and have worked in some of the most remote parts of the world. David came from Belize to take part in this trip -- and both live in Canada. Jaime, however, is a Kiwi and lived on Waiheke from the age of four until seven. That s why this trip is so important to him. I ve been away for eight years and needed to come back and reconnect with my country, he says. I ve always dreamed of doing thisandIgottoanage,29,whenI realised if I didn t do it now I never would. Adult life was catching up with me, I was about to take on adult responsibilities like marriage and children and yet I didn t feel like a grownup. Giving himself the time and space to mature involves kayaking along the coastline of New Zealand from Cape Reinga to Stewart Island. The pair gave themselves four months for the task but already a month has gone by sorting out sponsorship of equipment and food supplies. Kayak supplier Paddling Perfec- tion literally came on board, donat- ing a kayak and set of paddles each and Back Country Cuisine, the dried food company feeding the many volunteers in Christchurch, has given them dried food for the trip. The kayaks are cleverly packed to carry all the supplies necessary for every eventuality and even boast roll-up solar panels and a video cam- era for a documentary Jaime is making of the experience. On Waiheke, the pair was treated to a luxury night in Anzac Bay before setting off for the next port of call -- Whitianga. Kayaking the Coromandel coastline was expected to take them three days. When asked how they passed the time, Jaime says sometimes the pair kayaks alongside each other and chats, with him pointing out fam- iliar sights. At other times they paddle separ- ately and spend the time just think- ing. In Jaime s case he is making the most of the opportunity to examine his life and appreciate the country. Those wanting to follow the pair s adventures can do so by checking their progress online at kayak downundernz.blogspot.com.
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