Waiheke Marketplace : April 27th 2011
5 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, APRIL 27, 2011 NEWS WAIHEKE UNITED AFC INCORPORATED Proudly supported by... Football Fiesta Holiday programme "Football Fiesta" 27th, 28th and 29th April at Onetangi Sports Park. Contact Nick for more information on 021 877 054. EARTHWORKS • House Sites • Driveways • Section Clearing • Demolition • Underhouse Excavation • Excavators • 1½ ton - 20 ton • Bulldozers • Trucks • Graders • Rollers We guarantee our work! No mess - less stress. Land deveLopers Ltd 372 1115 Mob 027 499 4477 Email email@example.com We'll Take You There!! Additional late night sailings are available, and will be bookable in advance. Tickets for these sailings will be released on 9th May 2011. Get regular updates at www.fullers.co.nz/rugby-world-cup.php. Special sailings, ferry ticket information and other news will be posted on a regular basis. Waiheke Island Sailings - Rugby World Cup 10th September, 25th September (early kick off times) Normal timetable applies. All other Auckland match days and quarter fnals 11.45pm sailing from Auckland to Waiheke will be delayed until 12am. 12.30am from Waiheke to Auckland will be delayed until 12.45am. 1.00am special sailing from Auckland to Waiheke. Semi-fnals, Bronze fnal, Final As above; and 2.00am special sailing from Auckland to Waiheke. © 2011 Fullers Group Limited WAIHEKE ISLAND SAILINGS DURING THE RUGBY WORLD CUP PERIOD Co-ordinator sought for HIV awareness memorial One of world's oldest and largest grassroots mobilisation campaigns for HIV awareness -- The International AIDS Candlelight Memorial -- is look- ing for a co-ordinator on Waiheke. The annual Candlelight Memorial started in 1983 and now more than 1200 memorials take place in 115 countries. Candles are lit in honour of lives lost and to raise consciousness about HIV. This year it is on May 15 and the theme is touching lives''. New Zealand regional co-ordinator Wayne Otter says they would love to have a memorial in Waiheke Island this year. Anyone who cares about the HIV epidemic or has been touched by HIV or AIDS in some way can co-ordinate one,'' he says. They don't have to be experienced at organising as it could be a gathering of just a few people.'' Each year co-ordinators are acknowledged by the Global Health Council on its website and the New Zealand AIDS Foundation. Contact Wayne on 309-5560 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.nzaf.org.nz. Boxes of love on way to quake city By GILL ALCOCK Shoeboxes of love: Helga Meyer and Sherryn El Bakary peep out from behind the tower of boxes about to be sent to Christchurch. Tricky transportation: Cyclist Helga Meyer balances the boxes. Auckland Central MP Nikki Kaye's initiative of sending a shoebox of love to a family in Christchurch has seen a huge response, especially from one woman on Waiheke. T'ai chi instructor Helga Meyer saw the story of Ms Kaye's request to make up boxes of love for Christchurch in this newspaper, and thought it was a great idea. For four weekends Ms Meyer says she did hardly anything else''. Her pile of boxes sort of grew and grew'' and she has now completed 55 and is working on 20 more. I spent one whole day sew- ing and filling pretty lace bags for almost all the boxes. They are filled with dried lav- ender which is soothing and relaxing, kawakawa for heal- ing and lemon verbena to calm the nervous system -- all organic from my garden.'' Most boxes contain candles with love to Christchurch'' written on them with her daughter's precious candle- wax pens. They also include chocolate biscuits, mugs and tea, jewel- lery, toys, pumice stone for worn out hands and magazines -- with no two boxes the same. And in each one Ms Meyer has written a personal mess- age. She found her biggest prob- lem was collecting the boxes because few shoes are sold on Waiheke. I have used lots of other boxes of a similar size. Also because I mainly get around on my bicycle there were some funny scenes of me transporting them home.'' National Party Waiheke president and Rotary mem- ber Sherryn El Bakary is co- ordinating the boxes and col- lected a further 24 boxes that were dropped off at the CAB office in Oneroa last week. These, along with Ms Meyer's boxes, were trans- ported off the island with the help of Gulf Island Foods. Ms El Bakary says the initiative is ongoing so people can continue to drop off their shoe boxes of love at the CAB. Although it's thoughtful that people have gone to the trouble of doing home-baking, less perishable items are bet- ter due to the logistics of get- ting them to Christchurch,'' she says. Once again we're seeing how generous the spirit of Waiheke can be,'' Ms Kaye says. It's my understanding that the boxes on Waiheke represent one of the highest numbers in the country and the highest in Auckland. I'm absolutely delighted because I know what these care boxes mean to the famil- ies in Christchurch,'' she says. So thank you, Waiheke, for your contribution to Christchurch.''
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