Waiheke Marketplace : May 4th 2011
10 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, MAY 4, 2011 LETTERS Invites you to attend our Free Public Lecture Asthma and Allergies: where in the world are we now? Professor Innes Asher, Paediatrician, will highlight the changes in thinking about asthma and allergies over the last 20 years When: 7:00pm Thursday 12 May 2011 Where: Lecture Room OGGB3 The University of Auckland Business School Owen G Glenn Building, Grafton Road, Auckland Parking is available under the Owen G Glenn Building It is accessed from Grafton Road, at the tra c lights opposite the on-ramp to the Port Cost is $5 after 5pm for the evening. Payment is by cash, Visa, or MasterCard only All enquires to : Kathleen Hawthorne (09) 923 1701 email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www.medicalresearch.co.nz Unique Waterfront Home & Income The thing about this property is it offers real fexibility due to multiple kitchen sinks and bathrooms (4). 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Honest folk This is to thank the honest Waihekean and lovely staff at Wool- worths who returned my wallet that I carelessly dropped in the carpark outside Woolies last week. The wallet contained cash and several plastic cards, all of which are essential to one s survival these days. I am so very grateful. I wish I knew how to say thank you individually. Julia Meek Onetangi Marina I am lucky enough to look down on the boats on moorings in Matiatia Bay and while I do not mind looking on a marina, and as a boatie can see why some people would want one -- though I do not for myself--Ido not think Matiatia is the best place. I will be objecting to the proposed development in Matiatia once it is notified because I see Matiatia as the front door to Waiheke and, as such, is most visitors first glimpse of our beautiful island. I think the boats swinging peacefully on existing moorings say what I love about Waiheke, which is that we are a relaxed, slower, laid-back kind of place and different from many tourist destinations and I think we are going to have to fight to keep it that way if that s what we want. Just far enough behind to be ahead is a great ideal, I believe, and a point of difference we will need to vigorously protect. This became clear after the huge and prolific blue road signs appeared recently. Matiatia was chosen for the proposed marina because it is the most naturally sheltered bay and therefore the cheapest to develop which is no justification and is also bad planning for the many other reasons outlined in Phil Briggs letter last week. Briar Ross Matiatia Fullers member The story about the trip to Rotoroa last week on P8, Picnic cruise to visit island, states that the proceeds will be shared between the Red Cross Christchurch earthquake appeal and the Westpac Rescue Helicopter . I have seen separate flyers/ advertisements from the Ferry Users Group which state that the price includes $5 membership of the Ferry User Group. This is an underhand way of the Ferry Users Group inflating their membership numbers and the public need to have this information so that they can make an informed decision as to whether or not to participate in the cruise. Lynette Reed We invited Ferry Users Group to comment on the above letter. The following is chairwoman Jan Scott's response: The ticket price is inclusive of the $5 FUG membership fee as this has proved to be a popular way for people to renew their membership or join up. However, if someone wishes to come on the cruise and not become a member that $5 will be passed on as a donation toward the two groups we are fundraising for this year. We do incur some costs, such as printing tickets, flyers, refreshments on board and the like, which we need to cover. It is the nett amount remaining that will be split between our chosen causes this year -- the Red Cross Christchurch Earthquake Appeal and the Rescue Helicopter. Barrow win I was lucky enough to win the wheelbarrow of gifts which was raffled at the Stars in Your Eyes on the island recently. The Stars in Your Eyes final was such an enjoyable evening (thank you to Jenny and Peter for the invitation), and winning the wheel- barrow was the icing on the cake. My partner Lloyd and I have spent a marvellous weekend rummaging through all the gifts and vouchers that were included. We wanted to extend our heartfelt thanks to all the businesses on the island who contributed to the wheelbarrow, though too numerous to contact or mention them all individually. Once again, many thanks. Nick Moseley A sign of the times Centre shines on: The bright yellow ceramic tile sign for the Waiheke Community Childcare Centre is back in place directing children and families to the centre on Donald Bruce Rd. By LYNDAL JEFFERIES A childcare centre is celebrating the resurrec- tion of its hand-painted ceramic tile sign. The Waiheke Com- munity Childcare sign was originally created by artist and established ceramicist Sarah McKenney when her son attended the centre in the early 1990s. The wooden frame had rotted and the sign was put into storage for more than a year. Manager Ute Hoffman wanted to resurrect it and get it repaired as there was nothing to indicate the location of the centre. Back in its position, the bright yellow sur- round and colourful tiles depicting children hold- ing hands around a sun- flower draw attention to the driveway, which is behind the Waiheke Kin- dergarten on Donald Bruce Rd. Performer Warwick Broadhead led an unveiling ceremony and blessing for children and parents who gathered around the sign last week. Mr Broadhead enter- tained those gathered with his original and quirky sense of humour , centre manager Ute Hoffman says. Ms Hoffman says the resurrection of the sign symbolises a fresh beginning for the centre as many young children have recently joined us .
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