Waiheke Marketplace : June 15th 2011
8 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, JUNE 15, 2011 NEWS Learn theatre lighting Artworks Community Theatre is running two sessions for anyone who wants to learn about theatre lighting. Theatre chairman Colin Beardon says no experience is needed and people who complete both sessions should be able to set up and oper- ate the lights for a show. The sessions will run on Saturday mornings. The first is on June 18 and the second on July 2. The first session is on how to adjust and main- tain lighting, Mr Beardon says. The sec- ond is on how to control them during a show. Enrolment is $20. Email ArtworksTheatre @gmail.com or call 372-2941. There when you need them There for us: Mitch Mullooly and the St John ambulance service. Saving lives and deliv- ering babies is all in a day s work for St John s Mitch Mullooly. Ms Mullooly who is the operations team leader and paramedic at the St John station on Waiheke is reminding everyone it is the organisation s annual appeal week from June 20 to 26. We re seeking your support so that we can continue to be there for you when you need us most, she says. Next time you pull over to let the flashing lights and sirens of a St John ambulance pass, think about the mission the crew is on, and the high cost involved. As the country s longest serving ambu- lance and community healthcare provider, St John s skilled ambulance officers have been saving the lives of New Zealand- ers in a tradition that stretches back 126 years. But the financial cost is high. Before an ambu- lance responds to its first 111 call a minimum of $200,000 has been spent stocking it for emerg- encies. A defibrillator costs $38,985, each stret- cher $11,495, and the vehicle itself $156,975. As St John services are not fully government funded, community and other support is relied on to make up the ambu- lance service s operating loss of $13 million to $14 million a year. Many people don t realise that St John is a charity. St John Appeal 2011 reminds the Wai- heke Island community that their financial sup- port is needed to help save lives. St John fundraises for its ambulances and vehicles, ambulance stations and other build- ings, as well as medical and other equipment. Local community sup- port is vital to maintain the quality of service we provide. When it s a matter of life and death, we re there for you. We need you to be there for us too, she says. During the week June 20 to 26, donations can be made by calling 0800 ST JOHN (0800-785- 646), or at www.stjohn appeal.org.nz or at any ASB branch. Hall access begins after lengthy delays Under way: Work begins on vehicular access to the Onetangi Residents Association Hall. By GILL ALCOCK Work has begun on access to the Onetangi Residents Association Hall after years of legal wrangling and money raising. Diggers have been excavating a driveway across Pohutukawa Res- erve on the corner of Waiheke Rd and Third Ave. The residents associ- ation has been seeking motor vehicle access to the hall s door since 2005. Association member Trevor Darville says the project was stalled at first by a combination of problems from the for- mer Waiheke Com- munity Board and officers from Auckland City Council. One officer said we couldn t have a driveway across their reserve because it was against council policy. Mr Darville checked what the policy was on the council s website and found quite the opposite. I saw it supported it and once I pointed this out to the community board they changed their attitude completely. After getting the go- ahead, the association then received a bill for $4000 for resource con- sent. But Mr Darville checked the council website and found the Community Facility Strategy provides waivers of consent fees for community projects. At a specialist appeals hearing Mr Darville told council of this and was again successful. The cost has been met by fundraising over the years along with donations matched by grants from the ASB Community Trust and the Lotteries Com- mission. T-shirt message helps build morale in Chch Red and black: The Crusaders sport the CHCH Heart Trust t-shirts at training. The red dominated the black when Canter- bury s Crusaders team turned out for training in new Chch My Heart is Here t-shirts pro- duced by the CHCH Heart Trust. The red t-shirts were made by the same people who created the black Chch Our Hearts are with You fund- raising t-shirts. Organiser and Wai- heke resident Deborah Kelland says the black t-shirt programme reached its target of $150,000 with around 12,000 garments sold. Those funds have been targeted at people in urgent need of financial help in Christ- church. Our new project is designed to help build morale in the Garden City. The new red t-shirts are being sold at cost price of only $10 to all Christchurch residents. Plus, for every black t-shirt we sell nation- wide we are giving a red t-shirt to Christchurch kiddies, Ms Kelland says. We would love to see every child in Christchurch wearing one and embrace the city they are growing up in. Ms Kelland says she is amazed and overwhelmed by the efforts residents of Christchurch made to buy the Chch Heart black t-shirt. So much so I felt compelled to design one just for them. This new red shirt is for the extraordinary people of Christchurch who are passionately staying to rebuild their wonderful city. The new t-shirts can be bought online -- visit www.chchheart.co.nz for more information.
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