Waiheke Marketplace : March 23rd 2011
6 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, MARCH 23, 2011 NEWS Alby Mitchell 027 4384687 MITCHELL EARTHMOVING LTD PO Box 662, Oneroa, Waiheke Island Tel. 09 372 9808 email@example.com ww w.mitchellearthmoving.co.nz 3 REASONS WHY: 1. We maintain the quoted price (quotes free) 2. You'll get a detailed plan of action 3. All jobs are super vised start to finish CALL US FIRST FOR ALL YOUR EARTHMOVING NEEDS... 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 Island holiday offer for quake city kids Holiday fun: An afternoon at Wild on Waiheke is on offer for Christchurch families. By GILL ALCOCK Te Huruhi Primary School is organising Waiheke holidays for families affected by the Christchurch earthquake. The initiative by a group of teachers and parents is being financially supported by the Jassy Dean Trust, Fullers, Wild on Waiheke, Waiheke Rotary, Adelaide Rotary and the Local Board. The idea is to provide a four-day holiday on Waiheke to affected families during the first week of the school holidays from April 17 to 21. The school hopes to be able to assist 40 or more families with one or two children aged between seven and 11 years who are accompanied by one parent. To fulfil its aim the school is looking for families to host a Christchurch parent and two children for the visit. A group of volunteers will help with daily activities for both the host family s chil- dren and the visitors. The holiday activities could include a picnic, a movie at the cinema, an afternoon at Wild on Waiheke, a sports day and a barbecue at the school. Hosts will be required to provide accommodation, meals and transport for the four days. Anyone who d like to be a host should pick up a form from the school office at Te Huruhi and email the form to firstname.lastname@example.org. The school also organised a coin trail for Christchurch which raised $625.30. Email Marie-Anne Theuerzeit at email@example.com. nz or call Judy Denny on 950-3959 if you are unable to host a family but would like to help. LETTERS WE WANT YOUR VIEWS Letters of 150 words or less can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or sent to Editor, Waiheke Marketplace, PO Box 185, Oneroa, Waiheke Island 1840, by Monday morning, 9am. Full name, address and phone number should be given. Only the name and suburb will be published. The editor reserves the right to abridge or withhold any correspondence without explanation. Races day People have been ringing me up about the Onetangi Beach Races not being held this year. I have told them it s dangerous for horses to be racing on the beach with broken horse mussels in the sand. Horses have tender hooves and if they gallop on the mussels it could cut the soles of their feet which would take quite a while to heal. And there s the safety of the riders -- if one fell off and got hurt. I am an ex-jockey and stablehand so know about horses. Rotary club president Dave Cook and the Rotary club, and the Waiheke Local Board did the right thing cancelling the races on March 20. Shorty Hansen Onetangi $100 lost A Christchurch refugee and her wee baby have been staying on Waiheke since shortly after the quake. Last Wednesday, while shopping in the village, she was distressed to find out she had dropped a $100 note while juggling her baby and the shopping. If you found this on the ground -- possibly at the butcher s -- could you please drop it into me at Bayleys on Ocean View Rd and I will make sure the young mother receives it back. Sherryn El-Bakary Surfdale Classrooms go in reshuffle By GILL ALCOCK Getting smaller: Te Huruhi Primary School. A drop in student numbers has resulted in a lack of need for several classrooms at Te Huruhi Primary School. As the only primary school on the island for almost 10 years, the school s student roll exceeded 600. Since the building of Waiheke Primary School the roll has gradually reduced to around 400. After consultation with the Ministry of Education, the school s board of trustees has agreed to the removal of four classrooms as part of a ministry school rationalisation project. The board has deter- mined that rooms five and nine at the front of the school and rooms 25 and 26 at the rear by the school pool will be demolished and re- moved. The removal is expected to take place during the school holidays in April with the subsequent ground repairs to be undertaken during the early part of term two. In preparation for the change, students from room five will relocate to room seven in the later stage of this term and music lessons will relocate to room one. In a newsletter to parents, principal Ian Travers says: While the rooms have been an advantage to us to use for a range of activities, they are also a signifi- cant drain on school funds to maintain and update. The loss of classrooms will leave the school with a surplus of plastic and steel desks and chairs and assorted furniture. A lack of storage space in the school means a furniture sale will take place towards the end of this term. A date for the sale will be agreed soon.
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