Waiheke Marketplace : September 7th 2011
9 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, SEPTEMBER 7, 2011 NEWS (No driving access on this date to the venue.) fri 16 Sept 9pm at the rocks Ostend Waiheke Sept 10th Classical/Spanish Guitar stylings of Waiheke local David Baker (stringsoundz.wordpress.com) Sept 17th Relax to the cool jazz of the Briar Ross Trio (www.briarross.com) Sept 24th Enjoy the beat of The Red Herrings -- Waiheke's most in demand band! (www.theredherrings.co.nz) Oct 1st Give a warm island welcome to this delightful contemporary folk band from Melbourne - Lucy Wise and the B'Gollies (www.lucywise.com.au) Oct 15th Sit back and savour Sarah Spicer acclaimed NZ singer/songwriter/solo performer rocking our stage. Not to be missed! (www.sarahspicer.com) S ing FLING! CONCERT SERIES AT PEACOCK SKY VINEYARD • Doors open at 11am • Entry $10 PP • Concert 12:00-3:30 Come and join us in the vines for an event every weekend. Have a glass of wine and a lunch platter from our new menu. Bring a deck chair if you like. No BYO please! To kick of our concert series on September 10th (only), we will be ofering a $5.00 coupon of any wine or food order for every admission ticket sold. (Maximum 1 coupon per item). Re-opening for the spring season September 8th 11am--4pm daily. Call for reservations and enquire about special opening hours and times. Follow the signs all the way up Trig Hill Road -- down the private road to the Tasting Room at 152 Trig Hill Rd. Phone (09) 950 4386 www.peacocksky.co.nz Under cover: New parking meters in the Matiatia ferry building. Ferry users will soon feed meter in comfort Queuing in cold, wet weather for a parking ticket will soon be a thing of the past as new meters are being installed inside the Matiatia ferry building. After complaints of the outdoor meters being unreliable, Auckland Transport has begun installing a new type of parking machine at the ferry building which will negate the old pay and display system. Parkers will not have to dash back outside to put a ticket on their vehicle s dashboard, just type in their car s registration number. Auckland Transport s Sharon Hunter says the organisation will be working with the Local Board and customers to talk through parking in the area. Car washing for cancer Raising funds: Placemakers staff member Alex Duncan washes cars to raise money towards prostate awareness month Blue September. The staff at Waiheke Placemakers are spending the month raising money for their adopted charity, the Prostate Cancer Foundation s national awareness campaign. Every Friday and Saturday morn- ing throughout Blue September there will be a car wash and saus- age sizzle outside Placemakers in Ostend. The wash and go car wash costs just $10. Placemakers franchise owner Lee Stickland says the statistics of men dying from prostate cancer in New Zealand is not improving. Official figures say the number of men is increasing from over 550 to 670 last year. Mr Stickland says: Having a health check-up at the doctors every couple of years should be a must for all men. The prostate foundation recom- mends men should have a PSA blood check from age 40 and a DRE prostate check from age 50 -- or 40 if there is a family history of cancer. The world's Great Read Getting ready: Students from the island's Adult Literacy's Whanau Group prepare for Waiheke's Great Read, from left: Kataraina Penetito, Zoe Priestley and Maureen Harvey. By GILL ALCOCK Residents are invited to celebrate World Literacy Day on September 8 by joining The Great Read at Waiheke Library from 10.30am to noon. The goal is to read through one whole book with all invited to read out loud or listen and enjoy. Organiser Christine Wilton says similar events will be taking place around the world on the same day, with the celebrations aligned to a theme of peace. Waiheke Adult Literacy man- ager Dee Gulliver is excited about the event. This is an opportunity to see how motivated Waiheke Adult Lit- eracy is in helping those who want to improve their learning. Morning tea will be available. Call 372-9868 for information.
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