Waiheke Marketplace : September 14th 2011
4 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, SEPTEMBER 14, 2011 NEWS More & more people are turning to our online editions everyday! Packed with extra features like video, audio, weblinks, galleries, your news and competitions, they're the ultimate multimedia experience. REE Just click on "Latest Edition" at News that you can Read, Hear & Watch! www.waihekemarketplace.co.nz Get more online Spring is here ! Open this weekend for Pizza and Platers 11.30am till 4.00pm Been missing our pizzas at Passage Rock? We are starting this weekend with a few of our favorite Pizza and Platers, plus a tasty salad or two. Over the next few weeks our new Chef Alexander Blee will be creating new dishes with wine matches from fresh local ingredients. Take this chance to come and try our new wines from the 2010 Vintage -- an all Rockstar lineup of the best vintage Waiheke has seen in decades. We are also ofering a complimentary tasting for diners at our friendly cellar door table. Bookings recommended tel 09 372 7257 438 Orapiu Road On the loop road, Te Matuku Bay www.passagerock.co.nz www.passagerockwines.co.nz Water fountains spring up Filling up: An American visitor recycles her plastic bottle with a supply of fresh water courtesy of the Hauraki Gulf Conservation Trust. By GILL ALCOCK An island trust has come up with an answer to the need for fresh water that will also promote plastic recycling and protect the waters of the Hau- raki Gulf from pollution. The Hauraki Gulf Conser- vation Trust, which supports conservation projects within the Gulf and in particular Waiheke, has come up with an idea it hopes will help end the increas- ing purchase and discarding of water bottles. The trust says on average each New Zealander uses more than 100 plastic bottles a year. And many of those find their way into steams, landfills and the waters of the Hauraki Gulf, despite the efforts of many people to recycle. Now visitors to Waiheke will be able to fill up their water bottles at a water fountain at the Matiatia ferry building. It is one of four planned locations, the others are the wharves at Kennedy Point, Devonport and Downtown Auckland. The idea has been inspired by an initiative trustees saw while in Sydney, Australia, in 2010. Trust chairman Graeme Moore says in the suburb of Manly the local council has installed more than 16 water bubblers dispensing more than a million litres a year, saving an estimated two million bottles from entering their local environment. We have some of the purest tap water in the world here in New Zealand and at the same time arguably the best Gulf resource to protect. We knew we just had to make a start no mat- ter how small.'' Trust member and project leader Kate Hastings says the trust needed a solution that not only provided clean filtered water but also helped to spread the word. The Auckland versions have clean, bold signage on a unit housing its own filtration systems so the units will work even on an island with no reticulation system,'' she says. There are now plans to con- tinue the partnership with the council and to raise funds for more units at Gulf entry points with an emphasis on targeting islands with a high number of visitors. John Joachim of the Water Transport division of the coun- cil says he shares the trust's vision of a cleaner and safer Gulf. The council saw that not only was this great for the environment but it provided a significant asset to locals and visitors alike.'' Kinetic sculptures By LYNDAL JEFFERIES Maximum impact: A new kinetic installation by Phil Price is featuring at Cable Bay Vineyard during the Rugby World Cup. Kinetic sculptor Phil Price has a new range of sculptures on display at Cable Bay Vineyards for the duration of the Rugby World Cup and beyond. The exhibition is titled Maximus and consists of a range of seven silver wind-driven sculptures beside the vineyards. The show is more inti- mate in scale than his earlier exhibition Ful- crum at Cable Bay in 2008. I have had a lot of demand for smaller sculptures but have just been so involved with larger projects for some time now,'' Mr Price says. It has been a long time coming but I have been looking over the body of over 100 sculptures I have made over the last 10 years. Making a selection from these old and new concepts and applying all the refinements I have learnt, both aesthetic and scientific, to the new works.'' Maximus is the first exclusive release of the new series of sculptures at Cable Bay, which will later be available world- wide. Everybody gets in on literacy celebration Great reading: Waiheke Adult Literacy manager Dee Gulliver with literacy student John S Wright and Waiheke Library customer services manager Di Stodart at the Altura Great Read at Artworks. By LYNDAL JEFFERIES Residents and visitors gath- ered in the sun outside the Waiheke Library last Friday to celebrate reading simul- taneously with countries worldwide. Waiheke Adult Literacy manager Dee Gulliver says the Altura Great Read is a world- wide celebration of literacy. All day residents, students and public personalities took turns reading Roald Dahl's biography out loud in the rock- ing reading chair, on the deck, outside the library. The theme for this year's great read was literacy and peace so we chose Roald Dahl as he makes us all laugh,'' Ms Gulliver says. It was a special day for adult literacy student John S Wright who has learnt to read through the programme and enjoyed the opportunity to show off his new found reading skills to the public.
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