Waiheke Marketplace : May 11th 2011
6 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, MAY 11, 2011 NEWS Alby Mitchell 027 4384687 MITCHELL EARTHMOVING LTD PO Box 662, Oneroa, Waiheke Island Tel. 09 372 9808 email@example.com ww w.mitchellearthmoving.co.nz 3 REASONS WHY: 1. We maintain the quoted price (quotes free) 2. You'll get a detailed plan of action 3. All jobs are super vised start to finish CALL US FIRST FOR ALL YOUR EARTHMOVING NEEDS... HOUSESITES DRIVEWAYS FOOTINGS DRILLING RETAINING WALLS SUB-DIVISIONS SECTION CLEARING LANDSCAPING TRUCK HIRE Mitchell EARTHMOVING LTD WE ARE YOUR LOCAL ...So call us NOW for your free quote from MAYDAY APPEAL 2011 COMMUNITY OPEN DAY MayDay is Coastguard's National Fundraising Appeal with a focus on raising funds for practical training of our volunteers around the country; "Train One -- Save Many". The aim is to raise funds to ensure all Coastguard volunteers receive the best practical training. Coastguard Waiheke will be holding a community Open Day as part of the appeal at Matiatia Wharf on Sunday May 15th 10am to 1pm. This is your chance to come aboard! Bring your family, come on down and show your support. Hulathon help for quake kids By LYNDAL JEFFERIES Healing voices: The cover of the CD produced by the Given Grace Trust to help Christchurch children deal with trauma caused by the recent earthquakes. A two pronged project for earthquake affec- ted Christchurch chil- dren is being launched this week. It is a compilation of soothing songs and stories and a nation- wide hulathon chal- lenge to raise funds to pay for it. A gift of Stories and Songs for Christ- church is available to download from the Vodaphone website and Anugrace.com. The music tracks and stories can be downloaded for free and are intended to help children trauma- tised by the Christ- church earthquake. Songs include Tina Cross singing Hush Little Baby, Waiheke musician Anu Grace s song Deep Sleep and eight-year-old Jean Hoult from Te Huruhi Primary School sing- ing Somewhere over the Rainbow. The recordings also feature poet Pita Rikys sing- ing a Maori lullaby and a story about trees shedding their autumn leaves by international storytel- ler Tanya Batt. The hulathon starts this week and runs until May 29. Children can download entry forms at www.given gracetrust.org.nz. Children can be sponsored by family and friends to hula for as long as possible. One could become child hula hoop record holder in the Guinness Book of Records. Queen of the hoop Lara Lush will be at Ostend Market on Saturday with hula hoops for loan and to give away. A flash mob hula hooping event will also take place in Aotea Square on May 21. Counsellor Delaine Jones supports the project. The power of story, song and hyp- notic trance are a great way of re-fram- ing trauma for chil- dren. To make a donation or for more information visit www. givengracetrust.org. nz. Parents looking for musical soothing for their young ones, Anu Grace's Music for Bedtime for children can be downloaded at Anu grace.com or call Anu on 372-5080. MayDay call for donations Outstanding contribution:The volunteers that make up the squad of the Waiheke Coastguard unit. Coastguard s first national MayDay fundraising campaign culminates locally with a com- munity open day at Matiatia Wharf this Sunday. From 10am to 1pm visitors will be welcome to go aboard Waiheke Coastguard s rescue vessel and meet the volunteers who make up the island s Coastguard unit. All money raised during the two-week appeal will support Coastguard s volunteer pro- gramme Train One -- Save Many which helps to give volunteers the training and experience needed to keep Kiwis safe at sea. It costs $34.30 a week to give each volunteer the practical training they need, both in the water and the air, to ensure they can respond to each call for help with speed and accuracy and fulfil the charity s mission to save lives at sea. Starting on the day histori- cally celebrated as May Day, the name of the campaign also highlights the international dis- tress signal used by boaties. Coastguard New Zealand chief executive Bruce Reid hopes people will dig deep dur- ing the appeal and recognise the valuable service that Coast- guard and its volunteers pro- vide. Our volunteers give so much of their personal time to help keep New Zealanders safe on the water. We hope that MayDay will help raise the pro- file of the outstanding contri- bution they make every day, he says. We also hope the MayDay appeal will help raise the necessary funds to give them the training and support they need to do their job safely while out on the water. On Waiheke, Robb Henry has been a Coastguard volunteer and skipper for 18 years and has seen the dangers firsthand. Mr Henry says he enjoys working for Coastguard because he likes making a difference in the community. He says one of his most mem- orable rescues was helping to save five kids from a sinking launch in rough conditions. The crew had to pump water out of the vessel while, at the same time, pulling the young- sters on board the Coastguard rescue vessel. After some close calls, the rescue was a success, he says. MayDay collectors will be on the streets from now until May 15. Donations can also be made by making a payment in person or online at ASB bank, account number 12-3209-0434030-01 -- reference with MayDay and surname, online at www.coastguard.co.nz. Or an automatic $25 donation can be made by calling 0900 SOS SOS (0900-767-767). Selling clothes for charity: Rag-A-Matazz in Belgium St, Ostend. Pre-loved clothes raise funds for CanTeen By GILL ALCOCK A new shop has opened in Ostend that will benefit young people living with cancer. Rag-A-Matazz at 2 Belgium St will be donating a portion of its profits from the clothing it sells in the shop to CanTeen, a charity which raises money for young people with cancer. Rachelle and Daphne Mcin- tyre came up with the idea of Rag-A-Matazz and will be run- ning the shop with the help of volunteers. The mother and daughter chose to donate a portion of their profits to CanTeen because of a personal con- nection to the organisation that supports young people aged 13 to 24. It s a fantastic cause, Rac- helle says. After investigating a lot of other charities, CanTeen just stood out. They do amazing things. Clothing can be donated through the distinctive, branded clothing bin in the carpark at Woolworths or by taking items into the shop. The pair are also accepting pieces of furniture and bric-a-brac. Rachelle says Rag-A-Matazz intends to have more clothing bins located around the island and, if the enterprise takes off, she hopes to expand the idea into the Auckland area. To check out what is on offer or to donate clothing, Rag-A- Matazz is open from 9am to 4pm, Monday to Saturday. COASTGUARD NEW ZEALAND Coastguard New Zealand is a volunteer organisation with a charitable status that provides New Zealand's primary maritime search and rescue service. It operates from a network of four regions and 69 affiliated units, located around the coastline and major lakes of New Zealand. It has more than 18,000 supporter members and 2268 active professional volunteers who provide more than 350,000 hours each year to educate, protect and help save lives at sea. Coastguard performs more than 3000 rescues each year helping more than 6000 people. There are 72 dedicated rescue vessels in Coastguard New Zealand's fleet, 10 air patrol units and one dedicated communications unit. Four arrests Police made four arrests last week. The first, on May 3, was of a 49-year- old man for common assault. May 5 saw two arrests -- a 50-year-old woman for wilful damage and a 49-year-old man for breach of bail. A 43-year-old man was arrested on May 8 for disorderly behaviour and insulting language. Two drink drivers were caught -- a 45-year- old man on Jellicoe Pde on May 5 and a 58-year- old man the next day on Whakarite Rd.
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