Waiheke Marketplace : July 27th 2011
6 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, JULY 27, 2011 NEWS Prickly? Feel the FreedomTM with our 12-month laser hair removal program *Conditions apply. Offer valid until 30/9/2011 available only at Caci High Street - Auckland CBD • 2 year hair-free guarantee* • Affordable! From just $15 a week • Exclusive beauty rewards program Conditions apply, call us now for your complimentary consultation. Mention this ad to receive $100 off your FreedomTM program valued at over $1200. Caci High Street - Auckland CBD 43 High Street only 4 Minutes from Downtown Ferry Terminal! phone now 0800 458 458 www.caci.co.nz Cheaper laptops for WHS students Waiheke High School has come up with a solution to help famil- ies get their children online. While looking to purchase more laptop notebooks for the school, it has worked out a way to offer its students one at the same price. Principal Neil Wat- son says he under- stands laptops can be an expensive item but that students need them more and more for their study. We want to offer them more access to the web as a learning tool. So we looked at providing families an opportunity to access the hardware and software at the same discounted rate the school can, Mr Wat- son says. The price of the HP Mini 5103 Netbook is $659 including gst, with an option of pur- chasing Microsoft Office Pro software for just $98. Antivirus software and netbook bags are also available. Call 0800-686-686 or visit www.lapshop.co. nz. The laptop and software offer is only open to Waiheke High School students. Be mellow yellow and help By GILL ALCOCK Happy and helpful: Volunteers wanted for this year's Jassy Dean Trust garden safari. Pictured are volunteers Marg Graydon and Lyn Lincoln. The organiser of one of the island s most popular annual events is looking for volunteers with a cheery smile and a penchant for wearing yellow baseball caps. SeaLink Jassy Dean Trust garden safari co-ordinator Michelle Barber is looking for enthusiastic and self- motivated people who are keen to help out at the many gardens which will be open to the public over the weekend of November 12 and 13. She says the volunteers are an important part of the weekend experience -- from their welcoming smiles at the garden gates to information on the best place to park, where to go for lunch and where the nearest public toilets are located. Ms Barber says their key tasks will include answering queries and giving an on-site staff presence. They need to be friendly and approachable, well presented and a sense of humour comes in handy. In return, the volunteers get a complimentary ticket to the garden safari to use when they re not helping out, and an opportunity to buy first at the plant sale at Rangihoua Estate on the Friday before safari weekend. Involvement in the volun- teer programme includes a volunteer briefing and a com- mitment to one or two shifts during the safari. Anyone interested in being a volunteer should email gardensafarivolunteer@ gmail.com with their contact details, or phone 372-8173 and leave a message for Anna Lowe. Get healthy at this seminar Good health advocate: Jill Anderson is co-ordinating this weekend's two-day Health and Wellness Seminar at Te Huruhi School hall. By LYNDAL JEFFERIES Alternative health practitioners will be under one roof this week- end sharing their know- ledge and expertise. The Waiheke Health and Wellness Seminar will take place from 9am to 4pm this Saturday and Sunday in the Te Huruhi School hall. Organiser Jill Ander- son says she wants to bring together all of the alternative health modalities on the island so they can share their knowledge with the pub- lic and each other. It s about making this huge part of our com- munity visible and gaining an understand- ing of what they do. The weekend will include stalls, demonstrations, talks and family activities. There will be displays by yoga, Reiki, Qui-gong, massage and Bowen therapists, alongside naturopaths, iridologists, reflexologists, osteopaths and chiropractors. Locally made products including Rongoa native bush products by Jacqueline Joseph and New Zealand flower essences by Maureen Kolf of Energyworks will be available for pur- chase. Well known Bach Flower practitioner Di Stodart will also be on hand to talk about the positive effects of Bach Flowers on wellbeing. A green aisle will dis- play and sell locally grown produce with stalls by the GROW gardening team and the community gardens they represent. Organic food and cof- fee will be available all weekend. A range of activities for children including plant recog- nition, seed planting and creating edible vegetable and fruit sculptures will entertain the little ones. And Rahman from Waiheke Zumba will be getting everyone active with Zumba demon- strations on stage. Throughout the week- end specialist talks in the front room of the hall will also take place. Health researcher Jason Bennett will give a talk on how to achieve optimum health on Saturday afternoon and herbalist Helen Elscot will be speaking about herbal remedies on Sunday afternoon. The full programme of talks will be on display at the entrance to the hall. Admission is by koha with a $5 charge for specialist talks. Meeting set for transport forum The next bi-monthly transport forum of the local board will be on August 2. The public forum was set up so residents can air their concerns over transport issues. It is run by the Wai- heke Local Board and takes place in the even- ing. The forum discusses matters like parking, signs, roadworks, foot- paths, walkways and public transport. The meeting will be at 6.30pm at the Ostend Service Centre on Belgium St. It will last no longer than two hours. Any member of the community can request to speak but must log their request with the board's transport spokesperson. Email jo.holmes@ aucklandcouncil.govt.nz or board relationship manager anna.bray@ auckandcouncil.govt.nz at least seven days before the meeting.
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