Waiheke Marketplace : March 16th 2011
7 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, MARCH 16, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org Open this Friday, Saturday and Sunday 18, 19 and 20 March, 10am to 2pm Waiheke Retirement Village is right on the water's edge at Anzac Bay. The village offers an independent retirement lifestyle with a range of top quality facilities within a relaxed and supportive community environment. You can experience coastal retirement living for yourself by visiting an open day this Friday, Saturday or Sunday between 10am and 2pm. We can give you a tour of the village and show you a selection of spacious and affordable villas priced from just $299,000. energi _11770A MAR CLUB HOUSE LOUNGE AND DINING ROOM • INDOOR HEATED SWIMMING POOL • SPA POOL • BILLIARDS • LIBRARY • PETANQUE TERRAIN • HAIRDRESSING SALON • 24 HOUR EMERGENCY CALL SYSTEM • COURTESY COACH • WORKSHOP Experience coastal retirement living for yourself this weekend 37 Natzka Road, Anzac Bay, Ostend. 09 372 2820 www.waihekeretirementvillage.co.nz Warning delays Coastal Classic Fastest: Winner of the 18km Mark Bright emerges from the bush at Park Point. The earthquake in Japan and the resulting tsu- nami warning caused the Waiheke Coastal Classic fun run and walk to be postponed at the last minute. Organisers heeded the civil defence tsunami alert for New Zealand but the event went ahead successfully on Sunday, 24 hours later than planned. Event co-organiser Gary Wilton says he felt it was impossible to guarantee competitors safety on the beach sections of the course and great teamwork with Fullers meant competi- tors planning to come from Auckland on Saturday were told the event was off before get- ting on the ferry. Quick work by the event co-organisers St John and the Oneroa Bowling Club also ensured the run and walk could take place on Sunday morning. Around 100 keen runners and walkers made the start line, help- ing to raise more than $4000 for the island s youth rugby league and netball teams and the new Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Club. Kiwi Minidiggers con- tinuing sponsorship meant one lucky com- petitor went back to Auckland with a $500 spot prize and the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Club received an extra $500. Coastal Classic Results: 18 kilometre run, men -- Mark Bright 1hr 10.15 mins 18 kilometre run, women -- Veronika Ziemke 1hr 36.04 mins 10km run, men -- Nicki Hewitt 54.56 mins; women -- Siri Berman 59.59 mins 5km run, men -- Harri- son Boland 36.30 mins. Rocky Bay store meeting The first meeting of the steering committee plan- ning to bring back a com- munity store to Rocky Bay saw members assigned to the necess- ary positions to forward the initiative. Its first priority was to confirm the name of the shop as the Rocky Bay Community Store. Trish Stephenson was elected chair with Zeenat Stretton as deputy chair, Jan Scott is secretary, with Yvonne O Brien treasurer. Other members of the group are Andrew Fer- guson, Grant Lilly, Christine Orchard, John Sigley and Mark Strat- ton. Members agreed on the preferred site for the store, next to the Rocky Bay Hall, and that the building would be of a semi-permanent nature. Action will now be taken to obtain the necessary approvals. The idea to create a community-owned and operated local store was brainstormed by Rocky Bay residents last month, after a question- naire sent out to residents showed sup- port for the idea. Red Puppy appeal for collectors In training: Foundation chief executive Sandra Budd with a guide dog puppy. Volunteers are needed urgently for the 2011 Red Puppy Appeal. The annual appeal from April 1 to 3 raises funds for the Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind s Guide Dog Services. Foundation chief executive Sandra Budd says guide dogs provide hundreds of blind and partially sighted New Zealand- ers with the means and confi- dence to get around indepen- dently and safely. It s a long process to become a guide dog because every puppy must train for two years, pass 55 tests and walk thousands of steps. With no government funding for Guide Dog Services, we rely on public support. Every dollar collected during our appeal really counts, which is why we need as many volunteers as possible out there rattling buckets on street corners, Ms Budd says. Call 0800-120-254 or register online at www.redpuppy.org.nz. Care and Craft seeks new members The Care and Craft group is look- ing for new members, preferably of a younger age, to help with its weekly meetings every Thursday morning at Oneroa s Morra Hall. Care and Craft aims to give people who rarely leave their homes an opportunity to get out once a week and the chance to meet and chat with other members of the community. The Thursday morning occasions offer participants a little gentle exercise, a game of housie, morning tea and some topical entertainment. Care and Craft is also looking for more forms of entertainment for its members, organiser Anne Sutton says. Anyone from musicians to tap dancers and clowns would be wel- come, Ms Sutton says. Call 372-2744 or 372-7516 if you wish to help or to become a member.
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