Waiheke Marketplace : July 27th 2011
5 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, JULY 27, 2011 NEWS WAIHEKE WALK? ROUND-ISLAND IMPROVEMENTS? STORMWATER INCREASED WEED MANAGEMENT? We want your feedback on the draft local board plan for your neighbourhood. Its been put together by your local board to re ect the interests and concerns of your co unity. lease read the plan and if you would like to send in a sub ission with your iews. he sub ission period runs fro uly to ugust. or ore infor ation call or isit www.aucklandcouncil.go t.n ha eyoursay Health & Wellness Seminar SATURDAY 30TH & SUNDAY 31ST JULY 9.30am to 4.00pm Te Huruhi Primary School Hall Mind Body Soul Physical Therapists, Activities, Nutrition, Local Whole Food Producers, Education, Yoga Session Guest Speakers, Demos, Local Produce & lots more... For further info contact Jill Anderson Dip Nutrition Ph 09 372 2747 Mob 0273 412 040 Email firstname.lastname@example.org Kindy kids catch rugby fever By LYNDAL JEFFERIES In the spirit: Kindy kids are getting into the spirit of things with rugby related activities, dress-ups and an upcoming fundraiser. From Left: Cameron Kerrod, 3, MacKenzie Gordon, 4, Bowen Boal-Smith, 4, Lucas Unverricht, 3, Zach Bird, 3, seated. Waiheke Kindergarten is embracing rugby fever with dress up days, activities and a fundraiser planned. Children got into the spirit of things last week with a dress up and face painting day with a rugby theme. They also created cards to promote a rugby-themed fundraising event the kindy s fundraising committee has planned. It is centred on a one night extravaganza of rugby, food, auctions and a post match celebration at Rangihoua Estate on September 24. Kindergarten manager Mandy Ross says it s been four years since the centre has done a fundraising drive but a new team is back with a vengeance . The goal of the group is to recoup all of the costs from the recent soundproofing upgrade and have funds on hand to buy new equipment for both inside and outside the kindy. Mandy is a member of the Health and Safety Committee for the Auckland Kindergar- ten Association. The issue of hearing safety in the kindergarten environ- ment has been a hot topic for the committee. The Deaf Association approached Ms Ross with vol- ume monitors to assess the sound levels in the centre. This highlighted the need to take quick action on sound proofing the premises and there has been a notable reduction in the noise levels since the project was com- pleted, Ms Ross says. She says the quick action taken by the kindergarten has created a budget deficit for them and she is delighted the new fundraising com- mittee has been formed and come up with such an innovative fundraising idea. The evening will have a French theme with French food and decorations. After the screening of the France vs New Zealand game, auctions of donated goods from local businesses will take place, followed by music and dancing. Kindergarten dad Patric Pfeifer says he likes the male- centred approach of the rugby dinner and screening. It s a great way to raise funds for the children at the kindergarten while really getting in the spirit of New Zealand s biggest sports event this year. Tickets for the event are $50 and will be available from the Waiheke Kindergarten in August. RWC banners to go on streetlight poles By GILL ALCOCK Setting the scene: Rugby World Cup banners will be flying from the cross bars on Ocean View Rd's light poles. As preparations for the Rugby World Cup gather momentum the main street of Oneroa will be among those around the country decked out with banners celebrating New Zealand s role as host country. Waiheke has been included in the regional banner programme pro- vided by Auckland Council s Auckland Tour- ism, Events and Economic Development team. Residents and visitors can expect to see Rugby World Cup banners flutter- ing from the cross bars of 11 streetlight poles along Ocean View Rd in Oneroa. After questions from local board deputy chairwoman Jo Holmes, a council spokesperson says the banners are expected to go up between August 8 and 31. Shop the Rock s Sue McCann, who has been instrumental in organising business owners and tour- ism operators to come together to discuss opportunities around the event, hopes this will pro- vide an impetus for fellow shop owners to get into the mood and decorate their front windows. Support chopper, be in to win Rugby lovers can help the Westpac Rescue Helicopter service and be in to win a pair of tickets to a corporate box at Eden Park during the Rugby World Cup. The Paddy s Got The Tickets fundraiser for the Rescue Helicopter Trust was launched on Waiheke at the weekend by the campaign s chief promoter Paddy Neville, hosted by Matthew Smith at Ray White. The fundraising cam- paign invites supporters to purchase a rescue helicopter cap for $25, which also enters them into a draw to win two tickets to a corporate box at Eden Park during the world cup. The lucky winners will also get a helicopter trip to a fine dining res- taurant plus helicopter trust merchandise. To enter the draw go to facebook.com/PaddysGot TheTickets or to the trust s website www. rescuehelicopter.org.nz to see what Paddy put himself through in order to film the promotion videos. This included him jumping out of the ARHT helicopter into freezing water, having a full body makeover and experienc- ing the joys of an Eden Park corporate box for himself, so he could report to supporters exactly what the experi- ence is like. The Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust is the charitable trust that owns and operates the Auckland-based Westpac Rescue Helicopters on behalf of the community it serves. The rescue helicopter is on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, all- year round. Email email@example.com. nz to host a poster of Paddy.
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