Waiheke Marketplace : April 13th 2011
5 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, APRIL 13, 2011 NEWS ANZAC DAY SERVICES 2011 On Monday 25 April 2011, the Waiheke RSA will conduct the following commemorative services at the Cenotaph, adjacent the Waiheke War Memorial Hall, Ostend. DAWN PARADE Assemble at the RSA clubrooms no earlier than 0530hrs. March on from Ostend Rd at 0555hrs. Dawn Parade commences at 0600hrs Breakfast will be served from 0700hrs. MID MORNING CIVIC SERVICE Assemble at the RSA Clubrooms at 1030hrs. Veterans and Community Groups march on from the Ostend Shopping Centre along Belgium St, to the Cenotaph, at 1055hrs. The Civic Service itself commences at 1100hrs. Floral tributes will be laid at the cenotaph just prior to the completion of this service. Community groups or individuals wishing to lay wreaths are requested to contact the RSA on 372 9019 or 372 5554. Please note that written invitations will not be sent to groups or individuals this year. In the event of inclement weather, these services will be held inside the Waiheke War Memorial Hall. Members of the public are cordially invited to attend both services. April and May SPECIAL OFFER Re-invent your skin today Book a Full Face Medical Grade IPL/Laser treatment during April or May and receive a complimentary hand or neck treatment. Phone: (09) 372-2011 153 Ocean View Rd, Oneroa Open Tuesday - Saturday Exclusive offer for a limited time only. OLIVE PROCESSING 2011 The Waiheke Olive Oil Company We aim to process olives to the highest possible standard so you receive the best quality extra virgin olive oil. In 2008, The Waiheke Olive Oil Company owned by John and Margaret Edwards imported Pieralisi Fattoria 2 olive processing equipment from Italy. John and Margaret, who have 14 years of olive processing experience, produce Matiatia Grove, one of New Zealand's premier extra virgin olive oils. The plant is situated in the winery at Cable Bay Vineyards, Church Bay Road, Oneroa. It has been independently audited and has a current Food Safety Plan, the only olive plant on Waiheke with this. For further information or to discuss your specific processing needs, please contact us. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel: 0274 941 514 The Pieralisi Fattoria 2 Family makes new start after fire A family whose home was lost to a devastating fire in February is now happily ensconced in a new home. Donna Roth and her children Michael, Jor- dan, Chrissy and Jesse lost their home on Erua Rd after Jordan tried to spot-weld the petrol tank of his motorbike in a downstairs room.. Four fire trucks were unable to save the house or the family's dog Bubba. While a new home was found the family stayed with fellow dirt track club member Kelly Blair and a barbecue organised by family friend Amanda Popple- well attracted donations of almost a complete house-lot of furniture. Now the family has moved into a lovely four bedroom house'', Ms Roth says. We would love to thank the community for all the support. With what everyone donated to us we have been able to fill our house up, from kitchen to lounge, bath- room and bedrooms and dining room.'' Ms Roth says the fam- ily is lucky to live in a great place with great people. Thank you again so much.'' Sweet success with late grapes Working with the season: Balazs Haga and David Evans inspect the grapes and, inset, a delicious sweet wine will result from an infestation of mould on this viognier crop at Passage Rock. By GILL ALCOCK Turning a sow's ear into a silk purse was the chal- lenge a winemaker faced after repeated late season rains saw his grapes infested with mould. Passage Rock co-owner David Evans admits to a couple of sleepless nights at the prospect of losing his harvest of viognier grapes to the fungus botrytis cinerea. But he also knows the world's best dessert wines are created by this type of fungus also known as noble rot''. The mould occurs when drier conditions follow wet spells late in the season. The fungus sucks water from the grapes, leaving behind a higher percent of solids, such as sugars, fruit acids and minerals. The results are a raisin with an intense, concentrated sweetness -- perfect for a dessert wine. European winemakers have been given the cre- dit for the creation of these sweet, dessert wines which were, like at Passage Rock, a response to a natural occurrence. Names such as Sauterne, Tokaji Aszu ´ and Trockenbeerenau- slese are titles in Europe. One famous label is that of Muscat de Beaumes-de-Venise. In Australia and New Zealand the wines are often called pudding wines or Stickies'' and Mr Evans is busy think- ing of a name for his voignier sweet wine. One he is toying with is Fine ´, a musical term meaning the end. He says the grapes look really ugly but create the nectar of the Gods''. So while other vineyards are throwing away their mouldy grapes, his pickers are clearing the last of the Passage Rock vines com- plete with their noble rot. Mr Evans and his Hungarian vineyard manager Balazs Haga have been quick to press the grapes to check out their unexpected vintage of pudding wine. We are working with the season instead of against it,'' Mr Evans says.
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