Waiheke Marketplace : April 27th 2011
25 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, APRIL 27, 2011 NEWS 8 Crescent Rd West, Waiheke Island Hot Palm Beach Property Private Sale You will fall in love with this modern, Scandinavian styled, low maintenance, sunny family home. A light, bright, three bedroom house with a brand new kitchen and bathroom, plus loads of storage both upstairs and down. Lush green valley views from every room, this property has it all, even an outdoor dining area with a seaview. There is a separate bathroom and toilet and room to add an en suite in the master bedroom. A huge 5500 litre water tank provides plenty of capacity all year round. This elevated, warm, north facing 1075m site presents many possibilities to either work from home or create a rumpus room downstairs. A perfect investment or place for the family to grow up. Three minutes drive to beautiful Palm Beach, close to schools and shops. Hot properties like this one move quickly in such a desirable Island location. Come see for yourself! View by appointment: call Lisa Prager 09 360 3397 or 0274 493 953 www.trademe.co.nz / 364042678 Writer tells of her special love of islands The simple life: Chris Curtis in her days living on the island of Sark where there are no cars. By LYNDAL JEFFERIES Writer Chris Curtis says there is something special about islands that she can't get quite pin down. Her desire for island life has seen her journey from England to the Isle of Sark, to New Zealand, back to Sark and finally to Waiheke Island. Along the way she recorded her travels in a diary and has now self- published two books of personal memoirs. Her first book titled So you want to live on Sark? recounts the story of Chris her husband Ken and their life on the island of Sark in the Channel Islands. The couple moved there in the late 1960s and set up a guest house and small farm. Chris says: There are many similarities between Waiheke and Sark. I think islanders have to have a special outlook on life.'' Residents learn to take everything in their stride if the ferry doesn't run and they can't get the grocery item they want. After seven years, the pair left for a working holiday in New Zealand with their four-year-old son Roy. Chris has now col- lected her memoirs of their journey into a new book titled From a Feudal Isle to Aotearoa: A working tour of New Zealand. The family journeyed down under aboard a cruise ship that stopped in South Africa, Lisbon, Casablanca, the Canary Islands, Cape Town, Durban, Perth and Syd- ney on the way. They discovered New Zealand by touring for two years from Cape Reinga to Christchurch through every small town in their Bedford van and working along the way. Chris' jobs included working as the matron in a small hospital, running a motel and giving horse and carriage rides. As we travelled I fell more and more in love with this amazing country,'' she says. Like so many holidaymakers who visit New Zealand, they fell in love with the place'' and emigrated in 1976. Chris got a job as a nurse in Kumeu from 1977 to 1984, but returned to Sark from 1984-2009. Roy stayed on to com- plete university and married a classmate, set- tling in Ranui with their eight-year-old daughter. After the death of her second husband, Chris returned to be close to her son's family in 2008. She found her home on Waiheke after a stint of house-sitting. From a Feudal Isle to Aotearoa: A working tour of New Zealand will be launched at the Waiheke Library this Saturday at 5pm. Waiheke pony club makes a return to the Mercer Cup Second place pre-training team: From left: Jenna Burrows on Charlie, Shayna Armstrong on Gracie, Lily McIntosh on Tonka and Francie Jones on Tahi. It has been six years since Waiheke Island Pony Club last entered the Mercer Cup. This year 80 riders in teams of four from seven pony clubs entered. Waiheke put together three teams thanks to manager Cindy Page for the event at Rosedale Pony Club. A 6am start saw horses preened and beautified before the first riders Keira and Shayna were off to com- pete in their dressage competitions. The three teams were entered in pre-intro, intro and pre-training competitions. The day ended with 16 pizzas and drinks being delivered to the last ferry home on Sunday just as the ramp was about to be raised. Thanks go to all those who took part and supported the teams, and to Waiheke Rotary for helping with team costs and to SeaLink for their best rates. -- Ian Burrows Unique Waterfront Home & Income The thing about this property is it offers real fexibility due to multiple kitchen sinks and bathrooms (4). So whether you are looking for a renter ($900 pwk), or ready to start enjoying a better quality lifestyle producing from home, here's an unbeatable opportunity! Sunny setting, established fruit trees and double garage. PRICE GUIDE CV $860K Ph 027 726 4379 / 372-8747 Trade me BBC198 Reach up and make your dream a reality now!
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