Waiheke Marketplace : March 23rd 2011
T-shirts with heart help Christchurch Sold out: Delys Page and Amie Russell at the Waiheke i-site in Oneroa went through a big box of ''Chch -- our hearts are with you'' t-shirts. Deborah Kelland had a winning idea. The Waiheke resident came up with the plan to make t-shirts available for $25 and wear them on Friday to mark the National Day of Mourn- ing for Christchurch. A last minute rush around the island saw people snapping up the last few garments with the Chch -- our hearts are with you logo. Oneroa i-site infor- mation officers Amie Russell and Delys Page sold their entire box within days. The t-shirts were also sold at Charlie Farley s, Spice Cafe and the Food Embassy. 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SPECIAL FEBRUARY OFFER MP calls for care boxes to be sent to Christchurch Nikki Kaye is calling on residents to make a shoe box of love for the quake affected people of Christchurch. The MP for Auckland Central says the care packages can be filled with goodies, feel-good gifts and notes of sup- port. They are aimed at lifting the spirits of the recipients. She says the initia- tive is an opportunity for people to show Christchurch residents we care and are think- ing of them through this tough time . The idea is based on an initiative that worked successfully in Queens- land during the Janu- ary floods, where more than 11,000 packages were delivered to famil- ies.The boxes from throughout New Zea- land will be sent to Christchurch and dis- tributed by Rotary and other support organis- ations. Waiheke Islanders can drop off their boxes at the Citizens Advice Bureau in Oneroa. Ms Kaye says many Christchurch residents will need ongoing sup- port for months to come. This is another way to personalise your support. The feedback that I have had from many Aucklanders is they want to do some- thing to help and they want to be there for Christchurch now and in the future. I want to thank people who have already been quick to offer support. Protesters worry for kin in Japan Afraid: Bernard and Yachiyo Rhodes, who have protested against nuclear tests and waste shipments in the Pacific for years, are now afraid that members of their family could become victims of a nuclear accident. By JEROME GAVELLE AND LYNDAL JEFFERIES YACHIYO and Bernard Rhodes are monitoring the changing situation in Japan closely. One of their sons lives on Nijima Island, just 160 kilometres southeast of Tokyo. Mrs Rhodes says phone communications with that region in Japan were impossible for a few days after the quake and the tsunami. It was only through text messages that she learnt her son Ken, who teaches English at the local high school, was all right. But he is concerned about losing his job and wants to wait, Mrs Rhodes says. Now the Ostend residents are concerned about the changing situ- ation at the nuclear plants. We are concerned the Japanese government may not be telling the whole truth about how serious the nuclear dis- aster is, Mrs Rhodes says. Traditionally the Japanese government is not very open. I think that they are concerned that if they tell the whole truth people will panic, I am worried that when they do make an announcement it may be too late. Mrs Rhodes also has two sisters and a brother living in Japan. One of her sisters and her brother live in the Tokyo region, near Mount Fuji. Her other sister lives near Yoko- hama. All three felt the earthquake very clearly. Mrs Rhodes says: I told them to buy iodine quickly before there are no more supplies and I have also given them the name of a seaweed that is full of iodine. Iodine is known to help prevent thyroid can- cer or disorders due to nuclear radiation. I really hope that the world will learn the lesson and realise that it has to stop producing nuclear energy, Mrs Rhodes says. Mrs Rhodes does not have to convince her hus- band who has taken part in maritime protests against nuclear testing in the Pacific on the Free and other boats. He has also supported protests against waste nuclear shipments. I have been an anti- nuclear activist since the early 70s, Mr Rhodes says. In 1989 he was asked to speak at a commemor- ation service for the 1945 Hiroshima and Nagasaki nuclear bombings. At the time he spoke out against nuclear power, saying: Japan could manage its energy needs using natural resources. Mrs Rhodes says: It is so disappointing that the Japanese government did not learn from the previous disasters and has kept promoting nuclear power as clean and green. She says around 25 Japanese live on Wai- heke, some of whom are close friends. We are all very con- cerned and not living a normal life at the moment, she says. To see a video of the Christchurch earthquake t-shirt appeal check out www.waihekemarket place.co.nz and click on the link.
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