Waiheke Marketplace : March 7th 2012
www.waihekemarketplace.co.nz 7 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, MARCH 7, 2012 NEWS Diocesan's impressive academic performance continues at our all-girls independent school. One senior student won the Prime Minister's 2011 Future Scientist Award for her remarkable research. No matter what your daughter's aspirations are, Diocesan creates more opportunities for her future. You're invited to come and see how Diocesan girls, from Foundation Class to Year 13, are equipped to succeed. Feet on the ground. Eyes on the future. Clyde Street / Epsom / Auckland / Phone 0800 346 4475 www.diocesan.school.nz DIO6687_EYE_20x3 Year 13 Diocesan student Nina Huang won the 2011 Prime Minister's Future Scientist Award for her research into a potential link between early onset short sightedness and mental concentration. THERE'S MORE TO THE STORY AT OPEN DAY Saturday 17 March 10am -1pm We look forward to welcoming you. Alby Mitchell 027 4384687 MITCHELL EARTHMOVING LTD PO Box 662, Oneroa, Waiheke Island Tel. 09 372 9808 email@example.com ww w.mitchellearthmoving.co.nz 3 REASONS WHY: 1. We maintain the quoted price (quotes free) 2. You'll get a detailed plan of action 3. All jobs are super vised start to finish CALL US FIRST FOR ALL YOUR EARTHMOVING NEEDS... HOUSESITES DRIVEWAYS FOOTINGS DRILLING RETAINING WALLS SUB-DIVISIONS SECTION CLEARING LANDSCAPING TRUCK HIRE Mitchell EARTHMOVING LTD WE ARE YOUR LOCAL ...So call us NOW for your free quote from Celebrate NZ ASSOCIATION FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Blue Spaces Exhibition Waiheke Community Gallery, opening Friday 9 March 6pm - A unique show, celebrating the sea. Round the Island Yacht Race Saturday 10 March Start 9am, Kennedy Point - Entries/crew enquiries 372 6104. Seaweek 3 - 11 March 2012 www.seaweek.org.nz Dr Roger Grace - Illustrated Talk Waiheke Community Cinema, Friday 23 March 6pm. Book at Gallery. Entry by koha. - Respected marine scientist & photographer on "Why we need marine reserves." Do a beach clean-up on any Waheke coastal walkway. Leave rubbish bags where the track meets the road. Current holder: Kasey Colghan has the Moocher Hunters' ''Slab of Wood'' and is determined to keep it. Fishing contest returns The first Moocher Hunters fish- ing competition was a big success -- and the second is set to start this Saturday. Organiser Tony Wood says he is keen on gaining more numbers to further promote the catch-and- release concept that aids sus- tainability. Kingfish will be the target species of the competition which lasts until the end of April with catch-and-release once again the main focus. Like last year s competition, participating fishermen must video themselves catching, measuring and then releasing kingfish. The videos will then be posted on the Moocher Hunters Facebook page, Mr Wood says. Prizes will go to the longest kingfish caught and released from a boat, the longest kingfish caught and released from rocks, the smallest kingfish caught and released, the most kingfish caught and released, plus the best video. Prizes for the non-profit event have been offered by Hamills and FQ fishing charters and Lion Red through Brent Ivory at The Barn has put together a prize package. All that is needed to enter is a Moocher Hunters patch costing $15, which must be shown in each video uploaded and must also be shown to gain the Hamills dis- count on offer during the compe- tition. Phone Mr Wood on 027- 208-8658 to order one. Late entries can be made at any stage during the competition and new fishermen are welcome, Mr Wood says. Email waihekewood@hotmail. co.nz or go to the Moocher Hunters' Facebook page for more information. All play: Facepainting will be one of the activities available at the Waiheke Island Playcentre open day on Saturday. Pictured here is Imri, 4. Playcentre turns big 40 Waiheke Island Playcentre will cele- brate its 40-year anniversary at an open day on Saturday. The playcentre opened in 1972 in what was the original school build- ing at Ostend. The building was owned by the Education Board and when the playcentre applied to the council to upgrade it, the building inspector slapped it with a demolition order in the hope the board would build something better. The playcentre was affiliated to the Auckland Association which fought hard for the community because it couldn t afford a new building. Eventually the Education Board built the present premises on Albert Cres in 1978 after realising the need for a preschool facility. At that time, the island had no other preschool and the playcentre was used by up to 50 families every weekday morning and some after- noons. The week-long anniversary cele- brations are for investing in our children and culminate with Saturday s open day from 10am to noon with free entry. The day will include water play, a sandpit and outdoor play area, baby play space and facepainting, playdough and other activities.
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