Waiheke Marketplace : September 14th 2011
6 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, SEPTEMBER 14, 2011 NEWS REDEFINE SUCCESS 66 LORNE STREET, AUCKLAND CENTRAL SEN065-WM Issue 15 September 2011 www.nzgreatness.co.nz EXPERIENCE NZ GREATNESS UP CLOSE SATURDAY 17 SEPT. 10.30 - 2.30 ACG SENIOR COLLEGE OPEN DAY New Zealand's greatest achievers share the common trait of having a focus and determination to succeed. Something we see every day in our students. Catering only for Years 11 to 13, everything at ACG Senior College is designed to stretch the students beyond the limits of any ordinary education - to foster self-reliance and help them redefine their own unique key to a life of success and achievement. How do we know our unique style of teaching works? In 2010 ACG Senior College was awarded top CIE school in New Zealand with 13 students gaining top in New Zealand awards, while 6 Achieved Top in the World. To gain an insight into how we achieved such outstanding results visit our Open Day. Not all students who come to ACG Senior College are brilliant. But by the time they leave they have scored their best. For full information about our Open Day visit our website: www.acgedu.com www.kitsetgo.co.nz Now Open FOR SALE 65m2 minor dwelling or trendy bach. Can be viewed at: WHANGAPARAOA KH265 Mono-pitch roof option, Ph John 027- 024 82907 Sales for Hauraki Gulf Islands Weekdays by appointment & Saturdays 10am-3pm Ph Phil 027 210 4432 More books wanted Green-fingered givers: Garden Safari committee member Anne Stanimiroff is delighted with the response to her call for pre-loved gardening books and says there's room for more donations. A call for pre-loved gardening book donations for the mammoth Jassy Dean Trust plant sale has come up trumps for organisers. SeaLink Jassy Dean Trust Gar- den Safari committee member Ann Stanimiroff put out the call in the Waiheke Marketplace last month. She has since received 70 donations of books which will be sold at the the plant sale event over safari weekend at Rangihoua Estate on November 11 and 12. All money raised from the books, the plant sale and the safari will go directly to the Jassy Dean Trust which helps sick Waiheke children and their families. I can t believe the generosity of some people who have donated some exceptional hard-backed gardening book gems, she says. But there s still plenty of time for more books to come in. The more books we are able to sell, the more we raise for the trust. Gardening books can be dropped off at Rangihoua Estate on the cor- ner of Gordon s Rd and O Brien Rd during the daytime. Phone 372-6214. Dress up for Moving Planet On the move: Cycling for a low carbon future. Supporters of a low car- bon future will be joining together across the globe to celebrate the Moving Planet on Saturday, September 24. Cycle Action Waiheke and other community groups are inviting residents to join in by getting together to walk, cycle, skate and dance on the same day as those around the world. Cyclists will meet at the Ostend market at 1pm and will ride around the Esplanade, through Oneroa, to finish at Little Oneroa Beach. Those after a shorter route can meet at Alison Park at 1.45pm. Organiser Marta Fisch says those taking part should bring or dress up as something that rep- resents a thriving sustainable future. It could be your bike, your favourite vintage clothing outfit or a giant papier mache wind tur- bine -- let s get creative. All participants con- gregate at Little Oneroa at the end of the ride to celebrate their efforts. Let s come together from wherever we live to show our support for a positive, low carbon future. Contact Marta Fisch at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 372-9274. Grants for green projects Community groups aim- ing to conserve and enhance important natu- ral environs and cultural heritage are invited to apply for funding. Applications for Auck- land Council s Environ- mental Initiatives Fund close on September 26. Individuals, commu- nity groups, schools, early childhood centres, mana whenua, Maori groups, businesses and trusts within the Auck- land region working on not-for-profit projects with an environmental or heritage focus are eli- gible to apply. Environment and Sus- tainability Forum chair- man Wayne Walker says the fund supports a wide range of programmes focused on improving the lives of Aucklanders through enhancing, pre- serving and protecting the natural surround- ings and valuable cul- tural heritage. Whether it s church restoration projects, pest eradication programmes or stream plantings, we are encouraging every- one working on a worth- while and meaningful project to apply. Average grants are about $2500 but the fund allows for grants of up to $15,000. Applications should be for work due to start after December 2011. Projects should be not- for-profit and applicants must contribute half of the project costs. Parks, Recreation and Heritage Forum chair- woman Sandra Coney says: Auckland Council relies on community initiatives to help protect and restore the natural environment and our cul- tural heritage. Grant decisions will be made in December. Go to www.auckland council.govt.nz/funding for information and to apply online or download an application form, or contact a member of the environmental funding team at environmental funding@auckland council.govt.nz, or call 301-0101. Steam tug takes free tours Ports of Auckland is offering the public free tours of Waitemata Har- bour on heritage steam tugboat, the William C Daldy. The hour-long tours are running during the Auckland Heritage Fes- tival on September 17 and 24 and October 2 at 10am, noon and 1pm. The family-friendly tours, which leave from Princes Wharf, will cruise through the inner harbour and commercial wharves, providing a close-up view of port operations and the Rugby World Cup activity on Queens Wharf. The trip will include a stop at the Auckland Harbour Bridge, where the Daldy saved a piece of the bridge during its con- struction in 1958. Built in 1935, the Wil- liam C Daldy was one of Auckland s first tugboats and worked with ships on the Waitemata for more than 40 years. Bookings are essential. Call 0800 AK PORT (0800-25-7678). The tours are free, however, a gold coin donation to the William C Daldy Preservation Society is appreciated. Land-lubbers can also follow the Red Fence Heritage Walk in their own time. Brochures can be downloaded from www.poal.co.nz or can be requested by emailing email@example.com.
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