Waiheke Marketplace : February 8th 2012
www.waihekemarketplace.co.nz 6 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, FEBRUARY 8, 2012 NEWS Free composting workshop near you: Ostend on Sunday 4 March Book online at www.kaipatiki.org.nz or phone 09 482 1172 www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/createyourowneden Imagine a society living off scraps. Brilliant. Attend a free local workshop. With 3-hour workshops all over Auckland it s easy to find one in your area. Learn which system is right for you -- bokashi, worm farm or compost. On completion, you receive a $23 subsidy on a composting system. Enrol today. Composting turns waste into food. Food and garden waste is best returned to the soil as compost. So learn how to turn your waste into nutritious compost and in three months your family could be enjoying the results. OG_AC0660_WMP Have a say on open space plan By GILL ALCOCK Local board members are calling for residents' views on parks, reserves, beaches and recreational areas so they can be incorporated into the open space plan. The plan, named Rec- reation Waiheke, was developed by the Wai- heke Community Board in 1994 in collaboration with the community. It provided strategic objectives for the man- agement and develop- ment of parks, reserves and outdoor and indoor recreation facilities and was used by the board to direct and prioritise open space improvements. Auckland Council is developing an Open Space Framework with strategies and principles for the entire region, including the Hauraki Gulf islands but it will be years before it translates into specific actions for Waiheke. In the interim, the local board will update Recreation Waiheke to provide a direction for outdoor and indoor rec- reation and parks devel- opment on Waiheke for the next few years. Actions have already been identified in the local board plan and will form part of the Rec- reation Waiheke priority actions. Board members are welcoming residents' views, concerns and priorities. Board chairwoman Faye Storer says: Action points drafted back then have been instrumental in creating a fabulous network of walkways and reserves that we enjoy today. Since many projects in the document have now been achieved and others, like the Round Waiheke Walk are currently under way, the board is looking for fresh ideas and input for the future. We are inviting the community to work with us to help us identify some clear, affordable recreational objectives or projects for the future.'' Offer input at the Ostend Market, War Memorial Hall, this Saturday between 9am and noon, or at the Onetangi Beach Races on February 19, from 10am to 2pm. Alternatively complete the online survey at www.auckland council.govt.nz/waiheke under ''have your say''. The consultation period for the plan closes on March 2. Happy day for Fiona and friends Just married: Fiona Harding and Don Rubie celebrate their wedding day in Devonport, flanked by Tai, 13, Tara, 17, matron of honour Elizabeth Harding and best man Dave Sleith. Photo: PHILLIPA KARN Happy couple: Fiona and Don at St Paul's Presbyterian Church, Devonport. It wasn't a Waiheke wedding for Fiona Har- ding but hundreds of women who learned the art of belly dancing with her as Fina' will be pleased to know she tied the knot on Saturday in Devonport. The former island resident married Don Rubie at St Paul's Pres- byterian Church. The ceremony was witnessed by family and friends including Fiona's children, Tara, 17, and Tai 13, her mum Sherryn El-Bak- ary and partner David, her brother Neil Har- ding and partner Ter- esa, extended family and guests. The recep- tion was at Platter res- taurant on the water- front. Waiheke photogra- pher Phillipa Karn was also on hand to capture the happy day. YOUR NEWS Call us with your news stories on 372-9231. We're always keen to know what's going on in the community.
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