Waiheke Marketplace : April 6th 2011
2 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, APRIL 6, 2011 NEWS Editor George Gardner firstname.lastname@example.org Reporters Gill Alcock email@example.com Jerome Gavelle firstname.lastname@example.org Lyndall Jefferie s email@example.com Advertising Sales Gail Hughes (manager) firstname.lastname@example.org Dene Priestley email@example.com Graphics Megan Clark firstname.lastname@example.org Administration, Classifieds, Accounts Maeve Fay O'Grady email@example.com accounts@ waihekemarketplace.co.nz 6,104 Audited Circulation (ABC Jan-Dec '10.) Delivered each Wednesday to Waiheke homes, businesses, the ferries & central Auckland (Foodtown in Quay St, New World in College Hill & Devonport Library). Ph 09 372 9231 After Hours News Hotline: Ph 027 230 3103 1 Tahi Road, Ostend. P.O. Box 185, Oneroa, Waiheke 1840. www.waihekemarketplace.co.nz www.waihekeproperty.co.nz Be part of the plan Help shape Waiheke Local Board's priorities and aspirations. RW_AK8957_WMP2 The Waiheke Local Board is working on its first Local Board Plan. The Plan will outline the community's vision for Waiheke over the next 10 years. The first step in developing this Plan is to find out what YOU want for Waiheke. We want to know your views and key priorities for Waiheke and Rakino (and the other islands within the Board's area) now and into the future. To start the process, the Board has prepared a draft 'statement of direction', which has been delivered to all households in the draft Local Board Agreement. This can also be viewed at www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/waiheke. Here are some questions we would like your feedback on. Please respond by 30 April 2011. 1 What should Waiheke and Rakino (and the other islands within the Board's area) look like in 1, 3, 5 and 10 years? 2 What are the key projects you would like to see completed in the next 10 years and how should they be prioritised? 3 Is there anything else you think should be included in the plan? Community engagement meetings, portfolio sessions and 'listening posts' have been arranged as follows. Please attend any meetings you consider relevant. We look forward to meeting you there. Transport Public Forum 6.30pm -- 8.30pm, April 7 Waiheke Service Centre, Belgium St, Ostend Stall at Ostend Market 10am - 12pm, April 9 Ostend Market, Anzac Reserve 'Listening Post' 10.30am - 12.30pm, April 12 Oneroa Village outside the Chemist Community Engagement Meeting 2pm -- 4pm, April 16 MORRA Hall, Oneroa Community Engagement Meeting 10.30am -- 12.30pm, April 17 Onetangi Hall Community Engagement Meeting 2pm -- 4pm, April 17 Palm Beach Hall Volunteering groups - Portfolio session 6.30pm -- 8.30pm, April 19 Waiheke Service Centre, Belgium St, Ostend Find out more: phone 09 301 0101 or visit www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/localboards Alternatively you can provide us with your input by visiting our local board online at www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/waiheke and fill in an easy survey. 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Please see the table below for your new collection day: Public holiday rubbish, recycling and paper collections Find out more: phone 09 301 0101 or visit www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz Usual collection day New collection day Friday, 22 April (Good Friday) Saturday, 23 April Monday, 25 April (Easter Monday and Anzac Day) Tuesday, 26 April Tuesday, 26 April Wednesday, 27 April Wednesday, 27 April Thursday, 28 April Thursday, 28 April Friday, 29 April Friday, 29 April Saturday, 30 April Normal collections resume Monday, 2 May RW-AK8839_WM1 Residents generous The generosity of residents was proven once again with the Child Cancer Foundation appeal collections on March 25. Beads of Courage Auckland Appeal co- ordinator Debbie Yardley says just over $2500 was raised on Waiheke. The island col- lection was part of a national appeal for the Child Cancer Foun- dation, a non- profit organisation which provides financial, emotional and practical support for children with cancer and their famil- ies. Against bullying: Waiheke High School principal Neil Watson says school culture plays an important role in how students behave. Waiheke school heads talk to Lyndal Jefferies about how they handle the issue of bullying. Staying on top of school bullying ' The media focus on extreme cases of bullying doesn't help, as it just glorifies it. ' Neil Watson Waiheke High School principal The island s three schools say they are proactive when it comes to bullying and are con- stantly reviewing their policies and imple- menting new program- mes. Waiheke Primary School Board of Trustees member Christy Ralphs says as part of its unique Primary Years Pro- gramme the school strongly encourages the values of caring, empa- thy, integrity and respect . The school manages behavioural incidents in the playground with orange and red cards, and detention. Ms Ralphs says further proactive programmes are being implemented to ensure that bullying is ident- ified, addressed, and minimised. The school has been part of the Cool School s programme in the past which will be re- established over the next term, Ms Ralphs says. The programme involves students taking responsibility for behav- iour in the playground, and being trained to have the skills to mediate with their peers. Te Huruhi School princi- pal Ian Trav- ers says bully- ing is likely found in all schools and is unaccept- able in our school cul- ture . Te Huruhi School is underpinned by the five core values of Caring, Co-operation, Courtesy, Courage and Commitment, he says. It also teaches the Keeping Ourselves Safe programme. When there is an inci- dent, Mr Travers says his staff deal with the reality for each student and endeavour to reach an outcome that resolves the incident in the most appropriate manner for all concerned . Our school is a centre of learning and this is also true for behaviour, he says. In more serious situations, Te Huruhi uses Restorative Justice where each party participates in the resol- ution. As a last resort children are suspended or excluded from school. Waiheke High School principal Neil Watson says: We have several anti-bullying systems in place including, peer support teams, school counsellors and a res- torative justice system. He believes the most important thing is the culture of the school . This is developed at Waiheke High through a good focus on learning, manners and respect, and opportunities to be involved in extracurricu- lar activities like Kapa Haka, rugby and music. The media focus on extreme cases of bullying doesn t help, as it just glorifies it, he says. Mr Watson believes all school principals are committed to making their schools as safe as possible. The wider issues are with society in general -- we as a community need to set good examples for our kids. The worst kids come from the worst homes. Every week there are reports of domestic viol- ence and New Zealand has the fourth highest child homicide rate in the world. We all need to teach children bullying and violence is not okay -- every day.
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