Waiheke Marketplace : March 9th 2011
28 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, MARCH 9, 2011 EVENTS "A passionate style of 70s & 80s PUNK ROCK" Waiheke Island Wine Tours launched Anew tour company has been launched celebrating what the island does best -- wine. Wayne Eagleton and Jean Goodbrand have just launched Waiheke Island Wine Tours which they say will offer visitors a day full of experiences. There will be "jaw- dropping scenery, the opportunity to sample fne Waiheke wines with taste matches and lunch at a vineyard or restaurant of choice,'' Ms Goodbrand says. "It will be a wonderful way to experience this island paradise.'' Tours include full commentary on the island's Maori and European history, at least three tastings at three top vineyards, chilled bottled water, postcards and fexible return times. Mr Eagleton is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the island and says he saw an opportunity to provide exclusive tours to the upper end of the market. "Waiheke Island has come of age over the past 10 years as a top wine producing destination. With over 26 vineyards and 18 cellar doors within 35 minutes of Downtown Auckland, it is an attractive day trip option for both domestic and international visitors,'' he says. The company offers private and small intimate group tours in air- conditioned comfort. Vineyards on their itineraries include Obsidian, Jurassic Ridge, Kennedy Point, Mudbrick, Cable Bay, Goldies and Peacock Sky, all of whom have won awards for their vintages. Other vineyards can be requested and tailor-made itineraries can be designed to include olive groves, artists' studios, gardens or galleries. "We will happily ftin with our client's personal interests or tastes; it's all about providing the very best experience," Mr Eagleton says. For a great day out in paradise phone 09-372-2140 or 027- 431-2163 or visit www. waihekeislandwinetours. co.nz Offering a great day out: Jean Goodbrand and Wayne Eagleton of Waiheke Island Wine Tours Wayne Eagleton and Jean Goodbrand of Waiheke Island Wine Tours would like to say a very big "thank you" to all these Waiheke Island service providers who have helped with the setting up of our business: FOR A GREAT DAY OUT IN PARADISE PHONE (09) 372 2140 OR (027) 431 2163 www.waihekeislandwinetours.co.nz THANKS GUYS! Jan and Mike at Snapper Graphics; Sol of Purple Dog Design; Gordon, Bill and the team at Gulf Accountants; Stu and team at Pukeko Graphics; YNET; Mark at RockIT; Rangihoua Estate; Waiheke Marketplace, and everyone else for their great support and encouragement... Laughter and music at Artworks REVIEW Comedy skit: L&M provide some laughs. Photo: JOAN KIRK Living Without Violence put on yet another great event for women at Artworks Theatre on Saturday. With Denise Roche as MC and a very capable stage bunny assisting, the acts flowed easily from one to the next on stage. Entertainment was provided by singer-songwriter Jay B James, the graceful Avaiki Pacific Dancers, vocalist Mervina McLelland, Jan on her ukuleles, a hilarious comedy skit from L&M, intricate harmonies from Canto Isola and guest speaker Susi Newborn -- and all that was just the first half. The second half opened with the musical duo of Hannah and Lucy, Cat and Friends Belly Dancers, a new epic poem from Shivanii that had the entire audience in tears of laughter, followed by a comedic right of reply from Mary Claire and the Vakaru drummers who had the audience percussing beautifully, and ending with music from Mary Batten. I m keeping the first Saturday in March free on my 2012 calen- dar -- see you all there again next year. Thanks to Ruth, Linda, the entire crew and the businesses that supported this fantastic evening. All proceeds from this Saturday s Carl Nixon play readings at Artworks Theatre, 7pm to 8.30pm, will go to Wai- heke Living Without Violence. -- Dee Austring Artworks Theatre Hoping to see family Fundraiser: Tibetan monk Geshe Thinley has had a long association with Waiheke Island. By GEORGE GARDNER Residents will gather to raise funds this Sat- urday to help a Tibetan monk make a visit to his homeland. Geshe Thinley has had a long association with Waiheke. He has taught regularly on the island for a decade and at- tracted large crowds to two Sand Mandala cere- monies. He would now like to visit his sisters in Lhasa. The fundraising event is called Island Life Cele- bration and will take place at 2pm on March 12, at Morra Hall. Organiser Suella Brown recently returned from Tibet and says the change and progress was shocking . The Tibetan lang- uage, architecture, agri- culture and environment are disappearing. In their place is a tourist mecca and Lhasa is a vis- ual slum. Ms Brown says Tibet is sometimes called the Third Pole, with its fragile environment, ancient culture and the three main Asian rivers rising from it. She says: Geshe Thinley and the monks have given to Waiheke in many ways. Now would be a good time for him to return to see his family and meet with those who cannot leave. Island Life Cele- bration will feature per- formance in the round, refreshments and a kids space. Entry is by koha on the door. Call Suella Brown on 021-044-1397. Chance to win event tickets The Waiheke Market- place is giving away double passes to two big events on March 12. Music lovers going online to our e-edition today have a chance to win seats at a perform- ance of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra in Auckland s Town Hall. Sports fans also get a shot at tickets to the Warriors match against the Parramatta Eels at Eden Park. Go to www.waiheke marketplace.co.nz, click on Latest Edition and subscribe, if you haven t already, to find out more and enter. 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