Waiheke Marketplace : January 18th 2012
www.aucklandnow.co.nz FIRST WITH THE NEWS - everywhere, every week FREE January 18, 2012 Wa s n r ard Wk ' Waiheke's ownc r edit card Waiheke s own credit card Apply online at: www.fexipay.co.nz Susan Crow Bryan Gartrell ARTATWORK MIAMI 5646AF2 Waiheke Island's Established Chartered Accountants LOCAL - PROFESSIONAL EASY TO GET TO - EASY TO WORK WITH Ph: 09 372 8996 Gulf Accountants Ltd PH 372 7854 WINNER BEST RURAL RESTAURANT AUDI/METRO AWARDS 2011 CASITA MIRO TAPAS & TASTINGS 15 Years Serving Waiheke Pentacticle Filtration Ministry of Health Certified Quality Assured 1500 gallons & 2200 gallons available WAIHEKE ISLAND A GRADE Waihekes only "fully Tank Level Indicators, Tank Cleaning, Filtration, Euro Cloths, Tank Water Sanitiser, Pool Salt filtered" water supplier 40c per litre Fill your own containers 18L & 15L Cooler bottle refils $5.00 2.5kg and 4kg ice $2.00 $3.00 & Shop: 30 Tahi Rd Ph: 372 3077 Bulk Deliveries Ph: 372 8977 Helipad task achieved MC in action: John Hawkesby cajoles the crowd to flex their credit card muscles. By GILL ALCOCK Barbecuebidders: Johannes Jacobs and Craig Ross of Leaseplan will be enjoying a meal with two Waiheke knights. THE vital role of the Westpac res- cue helicopter has been demonstrated by punters generos- ity at a fundraiser to create a purpose-built helipad on the island. Ticketholders to the function at Man O War Vineyard s tasting room cruised there courtesy of Fullers before tasting gastronomic delights by The Food Embassy which were washed down by an end- less supply and selection of wines. Guests were under no illusion as to why they were there. MC John Hawkesby set them up for the live auction using techniques ranging from imploring through to embarrassing and begging. He extracted bids for items including an evening at the Haw- kesbys home, a day out sailing with Brad Butterworth, and a celebratory barbecue with two Wai- heke knights -- Sir Peter Leitch and Sir Graham Henry. An hour later and $76,000 had been raised. The estimated cost of $120,000 for a new, permanent concrete landing pad was achieved when $30,000 of tickets sales and $25,000 from the silent auctions were added. Event organiser and Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust trustee Michelle Boag says the target was reached thanks to the fantastic support from businesses. It was a very successful day and we are all keen for it to become an annual event. Mr Hawkesby says the event made him proud to be a resident. There was incredible generosity shown by the community who are constantly hit up for all manner of worthy causes. It was another stun- ning indictment of what a generous, open hearted bunch we are. The occasion was a wonderful expression of people s generosity not only those bidding and the sponsors, but also those behind the scenes, he says. The location and timing of the helipad project is with Auckland Council, but Local Board chair- woman Faye Storer says the trust has shown laudable enterprise . That will no doubt make it become a reality much sooner, Ms Storer says.
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