Waiheke Marketplace : September 28th 2011
www.waihekemarketplace.co.nz 4 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, SEPTEMBER 28, 2011 NEWS To find your nearest participating club visit www.aucklandbowls.co.nz Sunday 9 October 1--4pm FUN FOR ALL THE FAMILY • Lawn bowls provided • Please wear flat soled shoes Mako Street,Oneroa Ph (09) 372 7180 firstname.lastname@example.org www.oneroabowlingclub.co.nz Oneroa Living Without Violence, Waiheke has moved offces. Our new offce is located at 56 Ostend Road, Ostend. We would like to thank all those that have helped in making this move possible. We especially want to acknowledge and thank the Hope Shop for their generous donation without which we would not be able to have completed the major work required to make the premises ft for our purpose. If you would like to come and see our new premises please pop in and say hello, we would love to see you. We are open: Monday: 9 -- 4pm Tuesday: 9 -- 4pm Wednesday: 10 -- 3pm Thursday: 9 -- 4pm ...Promoting Positive non violent lifestyles and a violence free Waiheke NEW OFFICES Mortgage Finance * 95% Loans Available * First Home Buyers * Refinancing * Debt Consolidation * Investment Property * Build Loans * Finance for your bach Personal Insurance * House / Contents / Car * Life Insurance * Health Insurance * Accident Cover * Mortgage Protection * Income Protection Free Service bend over backwards for you Lou Kinsler Mortgage & Insurance Adviser 022 671 8688 | 09 372 7566 www.mortgagepeople.co.nz Long service awards Glowing with pride: Peter Herkes receives his award from Rick Carlyon representing the United Fire Brigade Association of New Zealand. Photos: GABRIEL BRALY Always there: Bruce Sciascia receives his award from Ross Taylor of the Auckland Provincial Fire Association. Two members of the vol- untary fire brigade on Waiheke have received long service awards. Peter Herkes and Bruce Sciascia were recognised for 25 years of service at a special celebratory dinner at The Bay, Matiatia. In front of a gathering of 150 people including family, friends and members of the Waiheke Volunteer Fire Service, the pair received their awards which included a gold star medal, plaque and glass statue. Fire chief Ron Leonard was on hand to help present the awards along with other representa- tives of the Fire Service. Off to harvest the rain in Africa By GILL ALCOCK Good intentions: Emily McDonald is in Uganda working on her rain harvesting project. She is pictured here during last year's trip with baby Sunday. T-shirt campaign: Residents have supported Emily's concrete-tank building project through the purchase of rain harvest t-shirts. Reducing the impact of drought and famine in Uganda is the aim of Emily McDonald during her latest trip to the African country. The founder of The Village Project left for Kampala in Uganda last week, two weeks before the rest of the team, to organise the equipment and supplies for the main purpose of the trip -- building tanks to help with harvesting the rain. Waiheke residents contributed to the cause this year by buying rain harvest'' t-shirts. The team includes Emily's father Brett who constructs concrete water tanks on Waiheke and who will be taking his knowledge to the drought-ridden area. Ms McDonald says he will be the project manager of the rain harvesting proj- ect. Also making the trip will be Sam Deery who works for Mr McDonald. He will be teaching Ugandans the concrete mix and will be Brett's right hand man'', Ms McDonald says. Head of the Village Project, Titirangi, Jacob Parsons will be assisting on the building site and is part of the future development team and will be in talks with key people about projects and future plans. Completing the team are Barbara and Michael Ashmore who will work on all matters to do with the project with Barbara also working in the school and babies' home. This year Ms McDon- ald says she was unable to take students from Waiheke High School because of the timing of their assessments, but hopes to include them in future Village Project trips. Ms McDonald says the team will be having the full Uganda experience, meeting children in their homes, going on safari, visiting Gulu Province and the restore tour chil- dren who performed on Waiheke in March and seeing the work of Watoto Ministries. We've faced a few issues on the road to the rain harvesting project, but are so excited to see this important project happen,'' she says. One bump along the way has been the fact that our team member Sam Deery was burgled and had a large amount of his savings for the trip stolen. If anyone would like to contribute towards Sam's expenses, that would be hugely appreciated. We are so excited about the Rain Harvesting project. It's incredibly important for that region and will play a part in reducing drought and famine in future years.'' Email emily@ thevillageproject.org.nz for more information on the rain harvesting project.
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