Waiheke Marketplace : February 29th 2012
www.waihekemarketplace.co.nz 6 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, FEBRUARY 29, 2012 NEWS LOOKING GOOD AFTER BREAST CANCER Naturalwear New Zealand's Largest Breast Care Fitting Specialists Visiting Consultant Roz Burkitt will be on Waiheke Island on Tuesday 6 March 2012 FIRST FITTING DATE FOR 2012 Whether you have had breast-conserving surgery or a mastectomy, Roz will be able to advise you on the many choices available from our extensive range of breast care products. Fabulous new season swimwear available now! Confidentiality and privacy are assured. Venue: Oneroa Medical Centre 132 Oceanview Rd, Oneroa Bookings are essential -- please phone (09) 624 3718 GOVERNMENT-APPROVED SUPPLIER FOR BREAST PROSTHESIS BENEFIT Celebrate NZ ASSOCIATION FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION on Waiheke! Round the Island Yacht Race Saturday 10 March Start 9am, Kennedy Point - Get your boat ready! Entries/crew enquiries 372 6104. The Woman Who Swims With Killer Whales Waiheke Community Cinema, Tuesday 6 March 8pm - 60 Minutes, plus short lm. Entry by koha. - Q & A by acclaimed underwater photographer Steve Hathaway. Community Snorkel Day, Enclosure Bay Sunday 4 March 1-5pm - Free guided snorkel tours, equipment provided, led by Experiencing Marine Reserves Programme. - All welcome! Children under 15 accompanied by adults, please. Seaweek 3 - 11 March 2012 www.seaweek.org.nz Blue Spaces Exhibition Waiheke Community Gallery, opening Friday 9 March 6pm - A unique show, celebrating the sea. Dr Roger Grace - Illustrated Talk Waiheke Community Cinema, Friday 23 March 6pm. Part of Blue Spaces - book at Gallery. - Respected marine scientist & photographer "Why we need marine reserves." Entry by koha. Why not just do your own thing for the environment! Do a beach clean-up. Take a rubbish bag and walk the Park Point Walkway. Leave bags where the track meets the road. Seaweek takes a look downunder Underwater life: A snapper in Tawharanui Marine Reserve which is part of the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park, off the northern coast of the Tawharanui Peninsula. A week of respecting the big blue'' will explore the many uses of the seas around New Zealand and the challenges of work- ing sustainably with the country's vast oceanic resource -- the fifth largest in the world. Seaweek, which runs from March 3 to 11, will be officially opened by Conservation Minister Kate Wilkinson at the national launch event at Auckland Zoo on March 5. Guests will hear an address on the state of the Hauraki Gulf and the issues facing New Zealand's largest city from the Hauraki Gulf Marine Forum. On Waiheke, residents are being encouraged to take a rubbish bag and clean up the Park Point walkway, leaving the bag where the track meets the road, or engage in any other marine- friendly activity. A programme of com- munity events kicks off with a snorkel day at Enclosure Bay on March 4. Seaweek's patron is Greenpeace NZ execu- tive director and Wai- heke resident Bunny McDiarmid. National co-ordinator Dr Mels Barton says as an island nation New Zealand relies on the sea for food, trade, transport, sport and recreation, tourism and many intan- gible benefits. Our tourism economy depends on the percep- tion of New Zealand's environment as clean and unspoilt. Many of our special places are beside the sea. Yet the quality of our marine environment is under serious threat and we may lose what we most treasure if we don't change our behaviour. Worldwide, oceans are affected by pollution, oil spills, resource depletion, over-fishing, climate change and many other threats. In New Zealand, our seas are home to amazing marine wildlife that tourists come thousands of miles to see, and the sparkling blue waters are our playground -- but for how long?'' Dr Barton says Sea- week is about learning from others and sharing experiences about and around the sea. As well as exploring the sea's many uses and the conflicts between them, this year's theme is also about learning how what happens on land affects the sea, and ways to improve the quality of the marine environment. No one agency or organisation in New Zea- land manages the sea. It is something we all con- tribute to and must take responsibility for,'' Dr Barton says. Waiheke Community Art Gallery will host an exhibition to mark Seaweek called Blue Spaces, which opens on March 9. Artists wishing to take part can phone 372-9907 or visit the gal- lery. Go to www.seaweek. org.nz for information on Seaweek activities. Win two tickets to Kelly Tarlton's Have you been to Kelly Tarlton's Ant- arctic Encounter and Underwater World lately? The popular tour- ist attraction along Tamaki Drive offers a unique sort of experience for its visitors and the chance to get face to face with sharks, giant stingrays and thousands of fish. Waiheke Market- place has two family passes (two adults and two children) to give away to lucky readers. You'll find more details on how to enter in today's online version of the paper. Simply go online to www.waiheke marketplace.co.nz, click on Latest Edition and follow the simple instruc- tions to read all about it. Subscription to our e-editions is free and it takes just a few seconds to com- plete. ON THE PROGRAMME March 4 Community snorkel day at Enclosure Bay, 1pm-5pm. All welcome, snorkels provided, children under 15 must be with adults. March 6 The Woman who Swims with Killer Whales, 8pm, Waiheke Cinema, plus short film and Q&A by underwater photo- grapher Steve Hathaway. Koha. March 9 Blue Spaces exhibition at Waiheke Community Art Gallery, 6pm. March 10 Round the Island Yacht Race, starts 9am, Kennedy Point. Crew inquiries to 372-6104. March 23 Illustrated talk by Dr Roger Grace -- Why do we need marine reserves? -- at Waiheke Cinema, 6pm. Koha.
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