Waiheke Marketplace : July 27th 2011
3 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, JULY 27, 2011 NEWS WAIHEKE ISLAND Te Whau and our German chef Marco Edwardes invite you to share cuisine from his homeland in a four course Degustation Dinner. Trained with a Bavarian, Michelin starred restaurant, Marco's menu is traditional yet modern and perfect for a winter's night. $85 per person or $125 with wine matching. View the menu online www.tewhau.co.nz AUTHENTIC GERMAN CUISINE SATURDAY 6 AUGUST 6.30PM Reservations essential 218 Te Whau Drive --- Telephone 372 7191 Waiheke's Most Awarded Restaurant Mention this ad & sign up to our database before 31 Aug & receive your FREE copy of Luxury Travel Magazine. + Receive 10% o travel insurance! Earn Fly Buys points on ALL travel. United Travel Waiheke 1 Tahi Road, Ostend (09) 372 9606 firstname.lastname@example.org RISING STARS WANTED FOR XMAS IN PARK Looking for your big break in the entertainment industry? The producers of Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park are searching for the country's most talented new stars to perform in the popular musical production at the Auckland Domain on December 10. Artistic producer Kate Ward- Smythe is looking for dance groups and solo acts to perform alongside some of the nation's best-known and most celebrated acts. But there is one proviso. ''We only take the best,'' she says. ''If you've got the goods, we want you.'' Aspiring performers are encouraged to apply for auditions online at www.christmasinthepark.co.nz by submitting photos, video footage or a recording. Successful applicants will be invited to attend one of the audition workshops being held in Auckland in early August. Ms Ward-Smythe says late applications will be considered over the next few days from anyone who has the ''wow'' factor. ''There are more oppor- tunities than ever before for people to get involved,'' she says. Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park is proudly supported by Suburban Newspapers, parent company of the Waiheke Marketplace. The free event starts at 7.30pm and will feature more than 300 of the country's best- known singers, dancers, musicians, television and radio personalities. Donations collected on the night will go towards Surf Lifesaving New Zealand. Festival proposed for Rugby World Cup By GILL ALCOCK Fiesta planned: Brent Gibson is proposing a 42-day festival to celebrate the Rugby World Cup. The promise of thousands of tourists descending on Auckland and potentially Waiheke during the Rugby World Cup has led to one businessman floating the idea of a 42-day festival. Brent Gibson, supported by Jazz Festival director John Quigley and Maori co-ordinator Pita Rikys, is proposing to put a pavilion on the grass in front of The Bay at Matiatia. Mr Gibson says it will feature island food, businesses and live music, an interactive area and large screens showing the matches. He says the plan is to open the festival from noon until 10pm on non-game nights and until midnight on match nights. There are also plans for cultural shows. Mr Rikys says the plans include an opening ceremony with the arrival of a waka showcasing our cultural heritage on September 8, the day before the Rugby World Cup starts. Mr Gibson says Waiheke will be the best day trip destination in Auckland with visitors able to take a short trip to a faraway place . He says he has the backing of the government s Real New Zealand Festival initiative and the event has been accredited. And they call it puppy love By LYNDAL JEFFERIES New home wanted: Cuddly puppies Rusty and Ranger with Waiheke SPCA volunteer Ruby Smythe, 13. WAIHEKE SPCA is putting out the call for responsible dog-lovers to consider owning a new puppy. Last weekend Auckland SPCA held a special Rescue Me themed weekend to deal with an unpre- cedented number of dogs and puppies. The island branch has nine new puppies looking for homes. Rusty and Ranger are staying at the Waiheke Vets in Oneroa and Jack and Sally are at the SPCA cen- tre in Surfdale. Five tiny German shepherd-collie cross puppies also need new owners but are still at their Waiheke home with their mum, and will be moved when they are a little older. The puppies are all crossbreeds from four different litters and are six to 10 weeks old. The four in care have been relocated to Waiheke from the Taupo and Waihi SPCA centres which are inundated with puppies. Waiheke SPCA manager Lesley McDougall says relocating the puppies to Waiheke for adoption is part of the SPCA s Saving Lives programme. We try to do everything we can to avoid euthanising healthy animals. By moving puppies for adoption we can alleviate pressure on other centres around the country and hopefully find good homes for them. SPCA volunteer 13-year-old Ruby Smythe helps out at the centre with her mum Amanda Fenwick by caring for the puppies, and some- times taking them home at night. She says: They are so cuddly and good natured. Rusty is part shar-pei and has red fur and puppy wrinkles. Ranger is part huntaway and part border- collie and will needs lot of exercise as he gets older. Jack and Sally are brother and sister, they are part greyhound and part cattle dog. The puppies cost $300 each and this includes de-sexing, micro- chipping and vaccinations. Prospective owners need to have fully fenced properties and have written consent from their landlord if they live in a rented property. Ms McDougall also highly recom- mends puppy pre-school training to help the puppies become well behaved dogs. Pop in for a play or phone Wai- heke SPCA on 372-5222 or Waiheke Vets on 372-8484 if you would like to adopt.
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