Waiheke Marketplace : June 1st 2011
19 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, JUNE 1, 2011 NEWS www.rwwaiheke.co.nz A funky one bedroom Bach located just minutes from the shops, cafes and beach. There are polished floorboards throughout that compliment a higher than usual ceiling. Bright and open plan with a recently renovated kitchen leading to a spacious outdoor living area. Sea views from the sunny front deck leading onto a gently sloping section with garden shed. Explore the option of converting this property back into a two bedroom home. The owner is highly motivated and wants this property sold. Surfdale 29 Hamilton Road 11 Set Date of Sale 10th June 2011 View Sat/Sun 2:30pm - 3:00pm www.rwwaiheke.co.nz/WAI20053 Brad Roebuck 021 766 180 (09) 372 5226 firstname.lastname@example.org Waiheke Office 09 372 9292 Matthew Smith Real Estate Limited LICENSED (REAA 2008) Gardeners needed Community support: The CSA garden at Te Matuku in May 2010. A food initiative is looking for enthusiastic organic growers to help with food production on the island. Waiheke's Community Supported Agriculture Trust has been growing food for two years at gar- dens in Ostend and at Te Matuku Bay. The properties have yielded more than 1500kg of organic vegetables since Sept- ember with a combin- ation of part-time paid labour and volunteer input. Now an additional piece of land in Palm Beach has been offered for next season. In order to focus on expanding growing opp- ortunities and support- ing more food production the trust is hoping to pass the responsibility for growing food at its gardens to an indepen- dent gardener or group. It is looking for submissions from inter- ested gardeners to man- age one of the trust's gar- dens. Trustee Jennifer Fountain says ideal applicants will have a passion for vegetable or herb growing and be available to devote up to 20 hours per week. They need not be experts but should have a commitment to or- ganics and a willingness to work collaboratively.'' The trust gardens supply fresh organic vegetables to selected cooperatives on Waiheke and sell some overpro- duction at the Grow stall at the Ostend Market. New growers will be encouraged to continue supplying food through these avenues and find new outlets. Ms Fountain says the trust will not charge rent for the use of the existing gardens and current infrastructure like bird netting, irrigation and tanks. Instead the trust will recoup a fee of 10 percent of the wholesale value of crops harvested which will be used to develop other gardens.'' The trust plans to step up efforts to connect local growers together during winter and to assist with planning and preparing for organic growing next spring and summer. Any food pro- ducer committed to sustainable practices like organics is encour- aged to get in touch through the website Wai- hekeCSA.org.nz. Applicants can also request a submission form and more infor- mation about the Com- munity Supported Agri- culture gardens from the website or by emailing email@example.com. Submissions close on June 25 and decisions will be made by the end of July. Station moves into studio Creating waves: The Waiheke Radio team erects the transmission pole at The White House. Waiheke Radio's new studio will be officially opened this Saturday with a community open day and ribbon cutting ceremony. It has spent the last six months developing The White House at 4 Korora Rd, formerly a one bedroom residence, into a functioning radio station. The open day runs from 10am to 2pm with an official opening cer- emony at 10.30am. Radio Station co- ordinator Chris Walker says: We encourage residents to come along for tours of the station. They will also have the opportunity to record station identification clips that will be used on-air, giving the wider community a chance to hear themselves on the radio.'' The event will include a free sausage sizzle and live music. The official opening and performances will be broadcast. Waiheke Radio is encouraging commun- ity groups to visit the station and discuss how they can have their services and events given free cover- age. The station also plans to run a training programme for new volunteers and encour- ages people to come along and find out what is involved. OBJECTIVES Waiheke Community Supported Agriculture Trust objectives: To initiate and support organic food projects. To advance and promote education about sustainable growing and ethical food production. To encourage the community to embrace and develop skills in sustainable food production and organic agriculture projects. To promote and encourage the enhancement and conservation of natural resources through sustainable food production and organic agriculture projects. The trustees are Jennifer Fountain, Brian Griffiths, Millicent McIvor and Pete Russell.
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