Waiheke Marketplace : September 21st 2011
www.waihekemarketplace.co.nz 5 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, SEPTEMBER 21, 2011 NEWS Agent for Bioguard Spa & Pool Products Waiheke's agent for Hot Spring Portable Spas -- built for a lifetime of relaxation. Are you getting your daily dose of relaxation? • Swimming pool valeting • Complete range of pool & spa care products Ring Steve Marshall on 372 9012 or 027 442 9012 Winning is an art. And a science. Diocesan's impressive academic performance continues at our all-girls independent school. One senior student was chosen to join 300 leading young scientists from around the world to attend an elite international youth science forum in London this year. You're invited to come and see how Diocesan Girls are equipped to succeed at our next Open Day. THERE'S MORE TO THE STORY AT OPEN DAY Thursday 29 September 9.30am-12.30pm We look forward to welcoming you Year 13 Diocesan student Rebecca, who is studying Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Geography and Calculus for NCEA Level Three, is one of only two New Zealand students chosen to attend the London International Youth Science Forum. Clyde Street / Epsom / Auckland / Phone 0800 346 4475 www.diocesan.school.nz DIO6595_SCI_20x3 Tip-off leads to arrest Police are reminding the public to report anything suspicious after a series of successful results. The latest incident involves the arrest of a 44-year-old Ostend man on September 15 who is being charged with bur- glary and theft from boats. A spokesman says fol- lowing a tip-off, items were retrieved and handed back to the owner after being stolen from two boats in the Putiki Bay area. Prop- erty from another bur- glary was also found. We would like to thank the public for reporting suspicious behaviour. It is the sup- port from the public that helps police keep the island safe, the spokes- man says. Crime stoppers are reminded to get the vehicle registration numbers or the names of boats, and a description of individuals. Writing information down at the time helps to remember what you have seen. Suspicious incidents can be reported anony- mously to Crimestoppers on 0800-555-111 or by phoning the station on 372-1150 during the day- time. One other arrest was made last week of a 43-year-old Palm Beach man for breaching a restraining order. Kiwi on climate change mission Kiwi ambassador: Auckland Council Sustainability manager Paul Chambers will be thinking locally while networking globally when he joins international climate change experts in the United States this month. Rocky Bay resident Paul Chambers is one of only six New Zealanders selected for an inter- national exchange pro- gramme to examine cli- mate change initiatives. The Auckland Council sustainability manager was chosen to join the United States Depart- ment of State Climate Change Fellows Program this month by the New Zealand Society of Local Government Managers. He leaves this week for his trip, which includes flights, food and accom- modation, all funded by the American State Department. He is one of 24 local government leaders from the Asia-Pacific being funded by the US State Department Bureau of Educational and Cul- tural Affairs to under- take the international reciprocal exchange. I will meet with American counterparts and local government agencies to see how they are working with their communities to address common issues of climate change and sustain- ability, Mr Chambers says. Climate change may have significant implic- ations for the Auckland region in the future and it s beneficial to work with my international colleagues on this global issue. For two of the four weeks he will be hosted by local government in the city of Palo Alto, Cal- ifornia, the home of Stanford University. Mr Chambers says: I am interested to see how Palo Alto is working towards having 35 percent of their power on renewable energy by 2015. I am also hoping to visit the Tesla electric car factory as I am interested in trialling electric vehicles in the council fleet and putting the infrastructure for electric vehicles into Auckland in the future. For the other two weeks of the exchange Mr Chambers will be hosted by the US State Depart- ment in Washington, DC, learning about the country s system of governance. Mr Chambers also hopes to network with United Nations officials who are working with climate changes issues in the international arena. As part of the exchange, the Auckland Council will host an American local govern- ment official from Palo Alto next February. During the two week visit, the delegates will work closely with Mr Chamber s sustainability team, to gain an under- standing of Auckland s response to climate change. Mr Chambers is hoping to bring his guest to Waiheke Island so they can visit the com- munity and talk about their work. As well as bringing back fresh ideas, this fel- lowship is an oppor- tunity to extend our national and inter- national networks, Mr Chambers says. Pat puts aside cup differences Song contest: People are being invited to ''like'' Pat Urlich's song All on the Same Side in a YouTube Rugby World Cup song contest. See the music video in our RealView online e-book on this page at www.waiheke marketplace.co.nz. Pat Urlich fans are being invited to vote him up the ranks on YouTube in the REAL New Zealand Song con- test for the Rugby World Cup. His recording of the song All on the Same Side, with members of his male choir V12 and female choir Sister Shout, is on YouTube along with a music video made at Whitta- kers Music Museum with the help of filmma- ker Bazz Caitcheon. The competition was announced last month to give Kiwi songwriters the chance to share their original song. The most popular five songs -- the ones with the most likes ticked by online viewers -- will be played at selected Fanzones throughout the country during the closing week of the Rugby World Cup. The five winning songs will also be avail- able on the REAL New Zealand Festival website, www.realnzfes tival.com, from October 12 to November 23. Pat says: I wrote All on the Same Side for the Rugby World Cup two world cups ago and thought I d rerecord it for this one. It s all about putting aside our differences for the dur- ation of the event. Choir member Phill Judd, who helped load up the video, is putting out the call to get behind our Waiheke singer-songwriter and choirmaster. We have until September 30 to vote for Pat. Send the link far and wide and go for as many likes as possible, he says. Go to www.youtube. com/realsongcontest and search for Pat Urlich & Waiheke Singers for Real NZ Song Contest .
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