Waiheke Marketplace : February 22nd 2012
www.waihekemarketplace.co.nz 4 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, FEBRUARY 22, 2012 NEWS INTERIOR BLINDS & CURTAINS high performance window fashion www.nysaleonblinds.co.nz We have been enhancing Waiheke homes with blinds and curtains since 2008. Ask us for references from our many satsfed clients. Our local install team are now ofering insect screens and outdoor shade products. NEW - iNsEct scrEENs & aWNiNgs Free measure and quote at your home -- showroom at Half Moon Bay. Let Nysa Léon Blinds design for you an aesthetic window solution that provides the best in functional heat, light and privacy control 021 280 2553 | 0800 100 763 | firstname.lastname@example.org Open the door to a whole new kitchen experience KIT3314/WM At Kitchen Studio Greenlane we offer the very latest design innovations. Let us manage your new kitchen project from start to finish and make it a pleasurable experience. Contact Suzie -- 09 579 1243 or mobile 027 255 5061 Showroom -- 415 Great South Rd, Greenlane email@example.com As a Waiheke resident, Suzie proudly offers Waiheke Kitchen buyers the same professional ser vice enjoyed by her Auckland customers. NO1 FRANCHISE 2011 Jenny's chutney a winner Chutney magic: Jenny Stewart developed her chutney recipe after visiting Fiji 14 years ago. It has become an Ostend Market favourite. Top product: Jenny's Kitchen Tamarind Chutney has won a coveted Cuisine Artisan Award. A famous-on-Waiheke chut- ney will now become known around the country after win- ning a Cuisine Magazine award. Jenny Stewart is a regular at the Ostend Market and has won a coveted Cuisine Artisan Award for her Jenny's Kitchen Tamarind Chutney. Jenny is now based in Devonport but still spends a lot of time on the island. She developed the chutney while living on Waiheke. The inspi- ration came after she sampled a tamarind sauce for the first time while holidaying in Fiji 14 years ago. She tried to replicate the flavours of Fiji back at home by chopping up a block of tamarind then throwing in a few different spices''. It sounds awfully casual, but it was a bit,'' she says. The first few jars of the chutney were gifts for friends and family before someone suggested she take it to the market. She sold 40 jars on her first day. Jenny attributes her suc- cess to the residents of Wai- heke. I was very lucky -- people have been so support- ive, and told all their friends about me. It's been absolutely wonderful.'' Jenny's Kitchen Tamarind Chutney is now available throughout the country and Jenny and her husband Hilton are kept busy making anywhere from 250 to 400 jars a week. The Cuisine artisan tasting panel was impressed by the flavour profile of the chutney. One judge says: While a lot of New Zealand chutneys are very vinegar dominant, this wasn't.'' Cuisine editor Sarah Nich- olson says the artisan indus- try continues to evolve, gen- erating a diverse selection of top-notch food. Creating products of this standard demands talent as well as sheer hard work, and the winners are a testament to the dedication of these artisans. They are making an invaluable contribution to the food scene,'' she says. Profiles of the winners can be found in Cuisine's March issue. Campaigner's concerns with visibility By GEORGE GARDNER Difficult turn: Ostend resident Helga Meyer says there is not enough visibility down Te Toki Rd to make the safe crossing from Wharf Rd into Crescent Rd East, as this car is doing. One resident's campaign to make a busy road safer is slowing coming to fruition. Helga Meyer made a sub- mission to the Auckland Plan hearings last year, highlighting the dangerous intersection'' where Te Toki Rd leads into Wharf Rd, and where Crescent Rd East and Homai Rd lead off it. Local board, council and Auckland Transport site visits last year resulted in a survey request to determine where the main flow of traffic was. Although some issues like stop signs, road markings and vegetation trimming have been dealt with, Ms Meyer has continued to express her concern, especially about the speed of vehicles that turn into Homai Rd as a shortcut route to Ostend. Auckland Transport spokesman Mike Isle says the works that have just started on Te Toki Rd will address several issues but speed bumps on Homai Rd are out of the question. We did consider speed bumps, or cushions, as a speed mitigation measure. However, while the theory is good, the practice around intersections is not. Without clear length of vision they can become a safety and destabilising hazard. And we are not prepared to risk that.'' Ms Meyer is still, however, concerned that drivers and cyclists turning right from Te Toki Rd into Crescent Rd East, effectively going straight, can't see left down Te Toki Rd to watch out for any oncoming traffic. I'm a tree person but they need to cut those trees on the big bend. I've had a few near misses in my car and on my bicycle where I've come up Wharf Rd and turned right into Crescent Rd East, at which point I just can't see the cars coming up Te Toki Rd.'' Waiheke Marketplace put Ms Meyer's concerns to Auckland Transport. Mr Isle says: Now the matter's been drawn to our attention we will investigate trimming the trees. We will certainly have a look at it if it's a safety issue.'' Mr Isle has also confirmed that the new road signs will address the change of right of way rules on March 25, where drivers turning right must give way to drivers coming from the opposite direction turning left.
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