Waiheke Marketplace : March 14th 2012
www.waihekemarketplace.co.nz 4 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, MARCH 14, 2012 NEWS Alby Mitchell 027 4384687 MITCHELL EARTHMOVING LTD PO Box 662, Oneroa, Waiheke Island Tel. 09 372 9808 firstname.lastname@example.org w w 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 Cosmetic surgery | Appearance medicine | Dermatology Call us today: 372 2011 153 Ocean View Road, Oneroa Visit our Waiheke clinic • Medical grade IPL • Dermal rolling • Microhydrabrasion • Laser hair reduction • LiLash® (eyelash lengthening) • Cosmeceutical skincare Book a FREE cosmetic consultation with a Registered Nurse. www.skininstitute.co.nz Unfinished business: Mua Strickland-Pua worked on both Sione's Wedding movies with director Simon Bennett. Sione's link spurs couple's move to island By GILL ALCOCK Mua and Linda Strickson- Pua had more reason than most to watch the new movie Sione's 2: Unfinished Busi- ness at the Waiheke Com- munity Cinema. In fact they have the first film in the series to thank for moving to Waiheke. Reverend Strickson-Pua was the spiritual and cultural adviser for both Sione's Wed- ding films and it was during the filming of the first movie that he looked down at the waterfront and wondered where the ferries went. He was told one desti- nation was Waiheke Island and six months later he and wife Linda moved here. Reverend Strickson-Pua is Tagata Pasifika resources and development trust alternative education chap- lain and Pasifika Develop- ment tutor, while Linda works at AUT University as a relationship manager. Reverend Strickson-Pua says families were a big part of the film. From the parents of the Naked Samoan actors who made cameo appear- ances, to the Strickson-Pua family being extras for the wedding scene. Mua's Tagata Pasifika students were also able to get cameo parts in the wedding scene which had 250 extras on set. The couple's son Feleti Strickson-Pua of the band Nesian Mystik, was also on the film soundtrack performing Brothers, a popu- lar song celebrating family and positive relationships. The reverend says his spiritual and cultural role on such a major New Zealand film was an exciting experi- ence and he learned a great deal about the industry. Facilitating the spiritual and cultural practices of this unique New Zealand born Samoan comedy film has been rewarding,'' Reverend Strickson-Pua says. Being a link between the various faith and ethnic communities to our film industry was chal- lenging.'' Reverend Strickson-Pua is currently working on an art exhibition called Pua Man, ready for the couple's 30th wedding anniversary in November. The celebrations with Linda, their children and grandchildren will be much like Sione's Wedding, he says. Bamboo boats remember Japan By GEORGE GARDNER Bamboo boat: Kazu Nakagawa shows the finished product after demonstrating how to make the boat out of a single bamboo leaf. Silent contemplation: The releasing of bamboo leaf boats containing thoughts for Japan and a minute's silence standing in the water marked the one year anniversary of the tsunami. Residents marked the first anniversary of the devastat- ing tsunami in Japan with thoughts, prayers and an exercise in making bamboo boats at Oneroa Beach. One year ago, on March 11, the magnitude 9.0 earth- quake caused a wall of water that hit the north-eastern coast of Japan, killing nearly 16,000 people and leaving more than 3000 unaccounted for. Members of Project Chiyo-ni, set up to connect to the people of Japan and offer them support, had invited the community to join a period of silent contem- plation and a social gather- ing. Project Chiyo-ni founder Kazu Nagakawa demon- strated how to make a boat out of a single bamboo leaf and asked everyone to put their thoughts for the people of Japan in their own boat and release into the sea with the intention that each boat sail to Japan. Mr Nakagawa says: As it must have reflected all things happened in Tohoku a year ago, the sky was grey, the ocean wasn't calm and the rain drops had fallen over us. It was a gentle reminder.'' This was followed by a period of silent contem- plation. Thousands of miles away the people of Japan marked March 11 with a minute's silence, bell tolls and prayers. Project Chiyo-ni is looking for support for its next initative to send 160 children's t-shirts to Oshima Primary School and Inter- mediate school's children in Kesennuma city. To help, email kazu@ chiyoni.org.nz. Police arrest six on various charges On March 5, police arrested a 20-year-old Ostend man for breaching his community work. The next day, a 32-year-old man was arrested for assaulting another man. On March 7, a 47-year-old Onetangi woman was arrested for assaulting another woman. On March 11, a 43-year- old Onetangi man was arrested for assaulting a woman. On March 8, a 47 year-old woman of no fixed abode was arrested for burglary. Police also arrested a 22-year-old Ostend man for breaching the liquor ban on March 11. He was released without charge. Visit www.waiheke marketplace.co.nz and click on Latest Edition to see a video of thanks from the people of Japan.
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