Waiheke Marketplace : August 31st 2011
8 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, AUGUST 31, 2011 NEWS • Reliable service & repairs on motorcycles, scooters & bicycles • Range of second hand scooters & motorcycles for sale • Pick-up & recovery service Phone Tony 372 6971 island motorcycles VISIT US AT 29 TAHI RD, OSTEND SUPERIOR CAR CLEANING & VALET SERVICE From base clean to full polish & interior groom. Courtesy car available. Phone Helen 372 6971 FLC CAR VALET • Warrant of Fitness • Tune-ups • Servicing • Tyres • Brakes • Clutches 12 Beatty Parade, Waiheke Island 09 372 6409 SURFDALE MOTORS MECHANICAL REPAIRS TO ALL MAKES & MODELS HONEST RELIABLE SERVICE HOURS: MONDAY - FRIDAY 8AM - 4.30PM • FULL MECHANICAL SERVICE & REPAIRS • FIRESTONE & BRIDGESTONE TYRES, FITTING & PUNCTURE REPAIRS • PICKUP & DELIVERY SERVICE • AA BATTERIES • OIL • WOF • LUBE • ACCESSORIES & SPARES • USE YOUR BP OR FLEXIPAY CARD WE ARE OPEN 7 DAYS! Ostend Motors 2007 Ltd 2 Albert Crescent, Ostend Phone 372 8949 ISLAND MOTORING this weeks tip: "When purchasing a used car take note of the warning lamps, and in partcular, those for the ABS and Airbag. If these stay on you will not get a Warrant of Fitness, and if the seller tells you it is just a simple and cheap mater of re-setng the computer, BeWAre. Ofen, it means replacement of an electronic module, which can cost anywhere from several hundred to thousands. Atemptng to disconnect the warning light will also cause problems and is illegal. Take the light as the warning it is intended to be and avoid disappointment." Ian - Harris Auto Electrical Waiheke Marketplace Advertising Feature YOUR GUIDE TO WAIHEKE'S AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE PROVIDERS Our advertisers will tell you BEST distribution equals BEST response Promote your business in the Waiheke Marketplace. Phone Dene on 372 9231 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Join our ISLAND MOTORING FEATURE for less than the price of an oil change! Ph Ian on (09) 372 6510 / 0274 393 846 18 Erua Rd, Ostend, Waiheke Island Monday - Friday: 8am - 5pm Starter Motors Alternators Car Stereos Electric Windows Central Locking Batteries EFTPOS Available HARRIS AUTO ELECTRICAL Fully-qualifed auto electrician • Over 20 yrs experience SMASH REPAIRS • Panel & Paint • Insurance / Private Work • Windscreens - cracked & chipped repairs & replacement email@example.com / 5 Tahi Rd, Ostend 372 9757 / 027 268 7358 Celebrating the blues all weekend In character: Blues Brothers Elwood (Dean Heazlewood) and Jake (Ivan Glucina) check out the Goldie Room venue before heading for their gig at the Woolshed, above. In between sets: Aaron Carpenter from Mojo Risers and Kriston Batistich share a joke. Crowd pleasers: the Flaming Mudcats Doug Bygrave, left, and Craig Bracken at Waiheke Golf Club. By GEORGE GARDNER A bunch of blues characters in a couple of convertibles paraded through the island to mark the end of winter and the beginning of the Blue Bubbles Taxis Blues Festival. The third annual weekend of blues kicked off at The Goldie Room and continued at Stefano's, Casita Miro, Waiheke Golf Club and Woolshed. The numbers were down at some venues but the quality of musicianship was riding at an all time high. The lower turnout hasn't given festival organiser Delyth Morgan- Coghlan the blues but has provided pause for thought. The numbers were defi- nitely down on last year which is disappointing as the marketing effort was bigger than previous years and the weather was ideal,'' she says. We can't put our finger on why people didn't turn out in the same numbers -- we'll have to review the entire event before we can come to any conclusions.'' Ms Morgan-Coghlan says attendance was, however, high for the The Blues Brothers Tribute Show, The Darcy Perry Band which opened the festival, and popular performers Shayn Hurricane Wills and Kriston Batistich. All the performers this year were exceptional. We had nothing but great comments from festival goers. This is definitely a step up from previous festivals.'' Ms Morghan-Coghlan says she was also delighted with the venues and pays tribute to the golf club for going to extraordinary lengths'' to finish its renovations in time for the event. That is a huge effort from a voluntary club and was truly appreciated by every- one. The Woolshed club members also went to huge lengths to make the experi- ence at their venue extra special.'' See social scene P24-25.
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