Waiheke Marketplace : March 30th 2011
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Refreshing change for refugees Teatime: Tanya Batt entertains Christchurch families with storytelling at the Red Cross rooms in Oneroa before everyone enjoys afternoon tea. Earthquake refugees enjoyed afternoon tea courtesy of the Red Cross at their premises in Oneroa. Sharing tales of escape and hardship, the famil- ies joined with locals to make the most of the afternoon. The event opened with children gathering round to listen to storyteller Tanya Batt, and refreshments were then served. Many of the families say they will be return- ing to Christchurch over the next few days as schools re-open, but a few said they would be coming back to Waiheke over the Easter holidays as part of an initiative by Te Huruhi School (see separate story). Time to veg out Waiheke Fruit and Veg in Oneroa village has changed hands with Emily McDonald passing the keys to the till on to Frankie Felton and Jill Watson. In the five years Ms McDonald owned the shop, she introduced a range of new products, with information about where they originated from and how to use them. She has also promoted locally pro- duced items. And after a trip to Uganda, Ms McDonald created The Village Proj- ect, to help orphans and former child soldiers in the war-torn country. The new owners have lived on and off the island with their chil- dren since 1983, and have owned a holiday accommodation business for the past 10 years. The couple say Emily has done an amazing job over the last five years, building and expanding the business. We would like to con- solidate that and once we have gained some hands- on hard graft in selling, we will look at ways we can diversify. Ms McDonald says she always said she would own the business for five years. It was a hard decision to sell but the new owners are going to be terrific, which will be good for the shop. This will be a new start for me. After taking a break, I intend to spend more time in Africa developing The Village Project. In the 80s theme: Team members of Come on Eileen at Waiheke Primary School quiz night. The truth about the 80s Two nights of quizzes at Waiheke Primary School raised more than $6000 for the school as nearly 200 people racked their brains to answer ques- tions about the 1980s. The school hall was decked out in an 80s theme and many participants took the opportunity to raid their wardrobes to dress up in the fashion of the time. Flares and funny wigs prevailed along with questions about 80s New Zealand tele- vision, music, news and movies. Organiser CJ Fraser says: An amazing amount of money was reached and everyone had a really good time. Quiz for a cause Quiz master: Local board deputy chairwoman Jo Holmes, who loves a conundrum, will play host at the Great Quiz Night Out. By GILL ALCOCK Pub quizzers have two weeks to put together a team for the Great Quiz Night Out at the Oneroa Bowling Club in Mako St.The Matiatia and Oneroa Ratepayers and Residents Association along with support from the local board are hold- ing the event on April 12, and say it will be an opportunity to meet members from some of the ratepayer, com- munity, political and other groups involved in the island s well-being. Each team of four will be put through their paces by local board deputy chairwoman Jo Holmes. There will be a charge of $10 per team member with all proceeds going to the Christchurch earthquake appeal. The quiz will start at 7pm with the bowling club offering dinner for $14 from 6pm -- bookings are essential. Organiser Anne Kil- gour says: The goal is to get to know each other better and to build our communication and net- works. As neighbours on Waiheke, we hold valu- able skills and experi- ence that we can use and share to help create an island community and home we value. All those interested should email Ms Kilgour at email@example.com with the names of their team and contact details. Or drop the details and team deposit into the CAB office in Oneroa. Call Ms Kilgour on 372-7967 for more infor- mation. Waiheke Red Cross raises quake funds The Waiheke branch of the Red Cross has donated a further $14,000 towards the Christchurch earth- quake appeal after an initial $20,000 donation from the shop's proceeds just after the disaster. Since then, the annual appeal held over the week of March 28, raised $7000 and more collections, using buckets and other fundraisers, added another $7000 to the coffers. The total of $34,000 does not include donations by islanders direct to the earthquake appeal, Red Cross treasurer Anna Brown says. ''We thank people who dropped in clothing and other goods for evacuees on the island. ''And 100 percent of the money donated has been distributed to the displaced people of Christchurch mainly through emer- gency and hardship grants.''
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