Waiheke Marketplace : July 6th 2011
6 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, JULY 6, 2011 NEWS Alby Mitchell 027 4384687 MITCHELL EARTHMOVING LTD PO Box 662, Oneroa, Waiheke Island Tel. 09 372 9808 firstname.lastname@example.org w w 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 Bach Flowers - for life Is the fu going to get you? "I've had the fu for weeks". How many times do you hear that every winter? Deep aching body, laid up in bed, defnitely can't go to work. The basis of the Bach Flower Remedies system is that the outer symptoms are a refection of the inner. The fu is a way for our bodies to say -- "if you're not going to stop, I will stop you". What usually happens is, we ignore our body's message, don't stop for long enough, and so the fu and left over symptoms won't go away. You can use BFRs to prevent the fu or to hasten the convalescence period and restore your health. In the case of prevention BFRs are taken to keep you in a balanced state -- both in your personality and emotional state - which in turn keeps you well. If you have the fu or are recovering, then BFRs will get you well in mind body and spirit. Check this typical list of remedies for the futoseeifanyrefect you: Oak - these people have a strong sense of duty and responsibility, they keep going, plodding, get exhausted. Their bodies will be telling them to stop but the signs are ignored. In the end they can 'crash'. Olive -- low energy due to long periods of work, study or illness. Emotionally and physically drained. Impatiens -- impatient, rushing, irritable, snappy, never enough time. Works and thinks fast. In a hurry to get well. Vervain -- driven by enthusiasm, intense, over passionate, principled, busy busy. Crab Apple -- feeling of needing a de-tox, to get the bugs out, as well as for being self conscious, over particular, fussy, into too much detail, losing the big picture as everything has to be perfect. Very intense and a lot of energy needed to hold that space. White Chestnut -- worries also drain your energy. Those wasted round and round thoughts, stuck and dwelling in your head, manifesting all sorts of scenarios. Can reach a point where it is very stressful (and losing sleep). All imbalanced states of mind can lower your inner strength enough to "let the fuin" during these colder months. NB : As we are all unique beings any of the other BFRs maywellbeinyourde-fuing, strengthening mix -- check the self-diagnosis page on my website or ring me for a consultation. Di Stodart, Bach Registered Practitioner & Trainer. For consultations phone 372 6311 or www.bach-fower.com / email@example.com Resident keeps watch on road closure A long-time resident has run unofficial surveys on the use of the Esplanade to see whether the decision for a trial clos- ure was a good idea. Ian Upton moved to Waiheke 41 years ago and lived in Surfdale. He says he has good memor- ies of fishing off the rocks on the Esplanade. His concern over the road closure led him to run two 12-hour surveys, one in the week and one at the weekend to note who is using the road. He kept scrupulous notes as to times, gender and whether the users were on foot or cycling, push- ing prams or walking dogs. Mr Upton started both surveys at 5.45am, taking up a position at the Blackpool end of the Esplanade. On Tuesday, May 25, the first user of the Esplanade was spot- ted at 5.49am whereas on Sunday, June 12, the first person appeared a little later at 6.22am. Cyclists made up the majority of early morn- ing users on the week- day, with 14 peddling passed Mr Upton before 8.30am. Seven were chil- dren which Mr Upton presumes were on their way to school. On both days there was a steady stream of walkers and cyclists making use of the vehicle-free road, before Mr Upton finished his surveys at 6pm. His statistics show 94 used the road on the Tuesday and 176 on the Sunday, although most of these were counted twice as they made return trips. The majority were walkers. Cyclists were the next most popular and there were seven runners on the Sunday and one on the Tuesday. Mr Upton says he was surprised that on neither day did any horse riders take advantage of the route from Blackpool to Surfdale. The Tuesday was a lovely, sunny, windless day but where were the horse riders and the folks pushing babies in prams?' He says he cannot understand how Auck- land Council could tem- porarily close a road for a year when Auckland City Council spent over 10 years and hundreds of thousands of dollars to open the bottom end Loop Rd. He suggests the Espla- nade should be repaired, with speed bumps added at regular intervals, plus make it one way and ban all heavy traffic''. The joke of it all is that to walk around the closed off bit takes six minutes. It should be a starter for the Guinness Book of Records as the shortest temporary bike trail and walkway in the world,'' he says. Waiheke Local Board transport spokeswoman Jo Holmes says the decision to close the Esplanade was made by the transport committee of the old Auckland City Council so with the supercity, Auckland Transport is now respon- sible for doing the moni- toring. She says Auckland Transport has been doing ad hoc surveys of the Esplanade and she believes it will be reporting back to the board in September. As to whether the road will reopen or remain closed after the year-long trial period ends in December, Ms Holmes says. This is a road, and Auckland Transport is responsible for all roads, so in the end they will have to make the decision.'' Join Sir Peter and chip in Mad Butcher Sir Peter Leitch will be wearing red and black on July 15. And he's asking you to do the same as the country unites for The Big Chip In for Christ- church day. Sir Peter is among celebrities backing the Westpac initiative as a gesture of support for those affected by the Canterbury quakes. Everyone is being asked to do their bit through random acts of kindness for friends, family or workmates in Christchurch. Organisers say it might be as simple as sending someone flowers, phoning to see how they're coping or donating toys to children through the Salvation Army. They'll also be able to upload video messages of support via Youtube or post on the wall of the Facebook page -- www. facebook.com/bigchipin. The first video mess- age on the Facebook page comes from Mary Anne Jackson, the sole survivor of the CTV staff trapped in the building on February 22. Whatever Waiheke Islanders do that day will be warmly received by everyone in Christ- church,'' she says. Go to today's online edition of the Waiheke Marketplace to hear Sir Peter's Leitch's message. Go to www.waiheke marketplace.co.nz and click on latest edition to gain access. The Esplanade Rd between Blackpool and Surfdale has been closed to vehicles tem- porarily following a com- munity survey. One resident decided to find out how much the road is being used by walkers, cyclists and non- motorists during the trial closure. Gill Alcock finds out more. Smokin' hot: Eugene Behan-Kitto, centre, and his hangi helpers smoke the freshly caught snapper to go with the hangi food at Piritahi Marae on Sunday. Hundreds enjoy day at Piritahi Marae By LYNDAL JEFFERIES Over 700 people flocked to Piritahi Marae for the family hangi day on Sunday. Eugene Behan-Kitto oversaw the cooking of the huge feast which included wild pig from Awaawaroa Bay, snap- per, chicken, beef, and vegetables from the community gardens and kumara gardens at the marae and Onetangi. Visitors were enter- tained by the V12 men's choir, Billy Fluid and Soul Sista, and joined in a zumba session with Lily and friends. Children painted a huge mural celebrating Rongo Matane, the god of peace and kumara, and enjoyed the bouncy castle, face painting and rope swings. There was fierce com- petition in the Tug Of Play, named because the day was about lov- ing and supporting whanau, not war'', spokeswoman Huhana Davis says. Co-organiser Jennifer Fountain of Grow Wai- heke says it was a fan- tastic day all round. The weather held out beautifully and blessed us with a stun- ning rainbow at the end of the day,'' Ms Foun- tain says.
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