Waiheke Marketplace : July 20th 2011
25 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, JULY 20, 2011 EVENTS Advertise your winter menu with us - call Dene on 372 9231 Dine in or takeaway OPEN 6 DAYS WED-MON FROM 5PM CLOSED TUESDAYS (09) 372 2588 Fully Licensed ARTWORKS, ONEROA VINE &DINE on waiheke FUNCTION CENTRE Available For Group Bookings All Enquiries Phone 372 0046 E firstname.lastname@example.org Charlie Farley's Restaurant & Bar on the Beach 21 The Strand, Onetangi Beach - 09 372 4106 Breakfast Lunch & Dinner Tuesday to Sunday Thirsty Thursdays 3pm - 6pm "C'mon Cymru. Cwpan y Byd!" FREECALL: 0800 372 200 FREE LOCAL CALL: 09 372 6643 email@example.com www.waiheketransport.co.nz Obsidian's syrah takes gold Winning wine country: Obsidian vineyard in Onetangi. By GILL ALCOCK Obsidian Vineyard s Weeping Sands Waiheke Island syrah 2010 dominated the field at the Spiegelau International Wine Competition 2011 awards din- ner receiving a gold medal and trophy for best syrah. The competition included syrah wines entered from New Zealand and shiraz wines from Australia. Director and co-founder of the Spiegelau International Wine Competition, Belinda Jackson, told Jim Mora on National Radio, that the trophy-winning Weeping Sands Syrah 2010 was totally delicious. It is rich and full bodied. It s powerful but it s also very elegant. It s got this amazing velvety texture, and it s packed with this dark spicy plum fruit and a fair bit of tannin. Syrah was first grown on Waiheke just 12 years ago and is fast becoming a favourite with growers and consumers. Among the Waiheke Winegrowers Association s 24 grower members, 19 have planted syrah, a red grape which originates from the Northern Rhone Valley in East- ern France. Obsidian winemaker Michael Wood was already a syrah devo- tee when he began work on Waiheke on his return from Australia in 2002. I loved Australian shiraz for its full colour, intense flavour and aromatics. My interest was developed further when I became involved with the Wai- heke syrah wines of Passage Rock, and then leaped at the opportunity to develop my own styles at Obsidian vineyard from 2006, Mr Wood says. Latch On to breastfeeding record Mums on Waiheke and across New Zealand will try to break the record for the most women breastfeeding simultaneously at August 5 s Big Latch On. Breastfeeding mothers and their supporters will meet at Soul Kitchen (formerly Nourish Cafe ´) in Ostend at 10am for a 10.30am start. Soul Kitchen is helping organisers, the Waiheke La Leche League breastfeeding support group, in the challenge by providing one free cup of tea or coffee to breastfeeding mums who take part. Group leader Bea Lorimer says: It can be really important for women to have support in their decision to breastfeed. Most people are aware that breast milk is the best food for babies and toddlers but some people still have a strangely negative view of breastfeeding. Earlier this year a woman was asked to cover up with a tea towel while breastfeeding her three-month-old in a Timaru cafe ´ . Mothers need to feel confident that breastfeed- ing is a natural and socially acceptable choice, which puts the needs of the baby first. It is illegal in New Zealand for someone to stop a woman breastfeeding in public. Employers are required by law to give unpaid breaks to allow mothers to breastfeed babies or to express milk at work, and to provide facilities for this. Breastfeeding women attend La Leche League meetings on the second Friday of the month at Surfdale Hall. A movie fundraiser for the Waiheke league is held at 10am on the last Friday of the month at Wai- heke Cinema, and everyone is welcome, including babies. For more information about the Big Latch On call Rose Davis on 372-6252. Rocky Bay fundraiser should be good show Performers wanted: Join MC Stephen Hollins at the Rocky Bay Variety Show. Organisers of a Rocky Bay variety show fundraiser are calling for more contributors to join the expanding cast of performers. The event will take place on August 20 and raise seed money towards buying the land where the remains of the Rocky Bay Store is, with the intention of running it as a community store. Event co-ordinator Zennat Stretton says: ''We have a working committee in its early stages -- and if it isn't possible to purchase the land, the money from the fundraiser will still go to the Omiha Welfare and Recreation Society. There are lots of things the Rocky Bay hall needs, like reroofing and new chairs.'' Ms Stretton says several performers have already volunteered for the event which will be run by bay resident Nancy Thompson, including a belly dancer, a fire eater and MC Stephen Hollins. ''We are looking for singers and dancers and anyone who has a story about the Rocky Bay Store who would like to share their anecdotes. We're also looking for any old photos of the store people may have.'' Phone Ms Stretton 372-9260 to volunteer. Naiad Trio at Whittakers's The next Live at Five concert at Whit- taker s features the Naiad Trio on July 23. The trio consist of Janina Paulo on clarinet, cellist Rachel Wells and Binna Jang on piano. Ms Paulo holds a bachelor of per- formance degree from the Queens- land Conservatorium of Music and her master s degree from Victoria University in Wellington. She has played in most of the orchestras in the country, including the Vector Wellington Orchestra and the Auck- land Philharmonia. Ms Wells began learning the cello at age four. She played with the Auckland Youth Orchestra from 2002 to 2010, two years as principal cellist. She has performed with the Auckland Chamber Orchestra, Hayley Westenra, Elizabeth Marvelly, Geoff Sewell and LadyHawke. Ms Jang received a master of music degree in collaborative piano with Sarah Watkins after completing her bachelor s in piano performance from Auckland University as a student of Rae de Lisle. She recently performed in New York s Carnegie Hall with the Milal Missionary Choir. She was an official pianist for the Queenstown Violin Summer School in January 2008 and is currently the pianist for the Auckland Youth Choir. Tickets for Live at Five at Whitta- kers are $25, concessions are avail- able. Phone 372-9627 to book.
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