Waiheke Marketplace : April 6th 2011
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SeaLink apologises to all clients who were delayed on that sailing as well as those affected by the subsequent timetable variations while the Seacat was being repaired. Donna Gauci General manager SeaLink Travel Group Garden Safari Gardeners alert! We d love you to help the Jassy Dean Trust to help sick Waiheke children by supporting this year s Garden Safari. We have a number of gardens to showcase over the weekend of November 12 and 13, but we still need more. Every year the spring event features magnificent Waiheke gardens, thanks to the generosity of property owners who open up their gardens to the public over safari weekend for the cause. A few more will add to the enjoyment of visitors, not forgetting that the most important part is raising funds for sick kids. See www.jassydeantrust. co.nz or contact me on 372-7106 or 027-2468-009 to enter your garden in Wai- heke s premier annual showcase event. Greg Dean Chairman Jassy Dean Trust Picnic a success The Teddy Bear Picnic is now behind us thanks to the many people who contributed to make the day a success for the children. I would like to thank the following people for their help: George and the staff at the Waiheke Marketplace, the organising committee, Fliss Thompson, Millie Sheehan, Catherine Boyle and Katie Horton, Countdown, Platform29, Arnotts NZ, Brand Storming Productions, Sony NZ, The Play Centre, Toy Library, St John Ambulance staff, Mitch Mullooly, Lorrie Leonard, and Rex Massman, Otherworld Productions, Glenda Andrew-Neal and Asih Bell, Dean Arthur, Lance Driver, Darren Scott, Tania Batt, Sasha Tupy, Huhana Davis, Sandra Twidle-Ip, Anna Lowe and Waste Resource, Jim Hannan and Fullers, Susan Hansell, Dee Austring, Jillie O Niell, Sue Thompson, Paula Fisher, Beginnings cre ` che staff, library staff, Waiheke Kindy, High School Students Holly, Hollie, Margo and Sophie, Lou Rix and the children who performed and the TePuna Group, Darren Shevlin and Baraka Bryant, Jerome Gavelle and Christina Llanos-Gracia and their ponies, Corphire and Hamish who helped out with the sound system, Sue Fitchett, and the dads who helped set up and pack down and, last but not least, thank you to everyone who came and made it such a special day. Cathie Williams Child and Family Health Nurse MEET LOCAL BOARD AT 2PM In our story ''Get involved with plan last week we published an incorrect time for one of the community engagement sessions the public are invited to attend with the local board. The correct time for the engage- ment session at Morra Hall on Saturday is 2pm to 4pm. We apologise for any confusion (see advert P2). Makes scents to donate cosmetics Wanted for Christchurch: All those unwanted, unexpired and unopened smellies. Innovative ideas to help those devastated by the earthquake in Christchurch continue with donations wanted of unexpired cosmetics and toiletries. Child health nurse Cathie Williams is organising the collec- tion. She says it would be a great opportunity for people to clean out their bathrooms and delve into their cupboards to unearth unwanted gifts and purchases. ''So often people have unopened gifts that weren t to their liking and were put away in the darkest recesses of their cupboards and forgotten about. ''This is such a good way to recycle without feeling guilty or offend- ing anyone, she says. Unopened and unex- pired cosmetics and toiletries can be dropped off at the Child Health Clinic at 72 Ostend Rd or at Wai- heke Health Trust at 5 Belgium St for sorting and distribution to people in Christchurch who lost theirs. Speech against foreign ownership Political issues: Campaign Against Foreign Control of Aotearoa spokesman Murray Horton talks to residents at Surfdale Hall. By JEROME GAVELLE About 40 people turned out for a meeting hosted by the Waiheke Greens about foreign ownership of New Zealand assets. Campaign Against Foreign Control of Aotea- roa spokesman Murray Horton talked about what he called ''the relentless takeover of New Zealand businesses and land by trans- national corporations as part of his national speaking tour. He claimed the Trans- Pacific Partnership Agreement -- the means to effect a free trade agreement with the United States -- was a danger to the New Zea- land economy. He said people could do something about the privatisation of public assets. ''We need to implement education campaigns, lobby MPs, and make this question a political issue during the election year. We also need to get groups as well as Maori involved in this fight against selling our assets to foreign corporations. He cited ''the Kiwi Bank success story as an example of how to ''fight back . ''This issue is too important to be left up to the politicians. He concluded his hour- and-a-half speech by say- ing: ''Unity is strength and people movement is the key because we are millions and they are few. Jazz buffs keen to help out Putting a jazz festival together takes a lot of effort and a huge amount of goodwill, Waiheke Island International Jazz Festival director John Quigley says. Mr Quigley is ''stoked with the number of inquiries he s had from islanders excited about getting involved in the three-day event over Easter weekend. ''I ve had heaps of volunteers contact me who are thrilled to see a jazz festival coming back to Waiheke. ''There have also been a number of people pass- ing through who have offered to help like some American tourists and even a student from AUT who kayaked over here and saw a poster and wanted to get involved. Mr Quigley says there are still a few places left for volunteers. Helping with meeting and greeting the musicians and ushering patrons, as well as driv- ing are some of the tasks volunteers will be involved in. ''Good Friday is a big day -- we have four events happening, but if people are able to help on Saturday and Sunday we d appreciate that too, Mr Quigley says. Depending on how people can help out, jazz tickets will be offered in recompense. Email info@waiheke jazzfestival.co.nz with name and phone number for information on becoming a volunteer. Go to www.waihekejazz festival.co.nz for the full programme. Go online and be in to win Win a double pass to see pop soprano Elizabeth Marvelly perform with pianist Carl Doy and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra at the Auck- land Town Hall on April 15.The show is called The Home Tour and we want to get you there -- free. Go online to our e-edition and you ll get the chance to go into the draw. Not subscribed yet? Here s what to do: Go to our website at www. waihekemarketplace.co. nz, click on latest edition and follow the simple instructions. Flick through today s paper online and you ll find competition details on our special e-edition extra page. Subscription is free and takes just a few seconds to complete. You ll then have ready access to your favourite community paper any place, any time. We ll even email you when a new edition goes online.
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