Waiheke Marketplace : April 4th 2012
www.waihekemarketplace.co.nz 4 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, APRIL 4, 2012 NEWS 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 firstname.lastname@example.org As a Waiheke resident, Suzie proudly offers Waiheke Kitchen buyers the same professional service enjoyed by her Auckland customers. NO1 FRANCHISE 2011 BreastScreen Auckland's Mobile Screening Unit will be at: Placemakers, Ostend Waiheke Island Tuesday 10 April to Friday 4th May (4 weeks) Mon - Sat appointments available at the Remuera Clinic MacMurray Rd (Off St Marks Rd) 4316306AA WOW are on the move..... We are finally moving into our new premises -- just next door! Notabigmove- but big savings! We have some end-of-line Carpets, Vinyls, & Tiles we don't want to take with us so join us for our 1 day....... GARAGE SALE it all has to go! Easter Saturday ONLY 7th April / 9am -- 1pm 23B Tahi Rd, Ostend. Ph 372 3455 4499097AA Pearl is scaling new Intrepid journey, above: On the way up Mt Kilimanjaro. Former Waiheke High School student Pearl Going climbed Mt Elbrus and Kilimanjaro, two of the world's seven summits, last year. Now she has knocked off another one -- Aconcagua in Argentina -- and has Mt Everest in her sights. Gill Alcock catches up with the young mountaineer. Knocked off, right: Mt Kilimanjaro is already under Pearl's belt. Slight and beautiful but incredibly strong-minded and determined. That's the impression Pearl gives within the first few minutes of meeting her. Sit with her a while longer and the more for- midable she becomes, her small stature appearing to morph into that of a superhero. Finding out about her enormous lung capacity, massive motivation and lack of adverse effects from high altitudes, add to the illusion. Google Pearl Going and images of a slim, attractive, young woman pop up, often blonde and always impeccably dressed. There are numerous photographs of her with New Zealand A-listers like Steve White, owner of Stony- ridge Vineyard. These images of a fashionably attired and well groomed socialite are a far cry from this earnest and now dark- haired woman wearing her Adidas sponsor's puffer jacket along with sportswear and trainers, sitting outside Charlie Farley's on Onetangi beachfront, eating black forest gateau and drinking tea. For now, this former Waiheke High School student has moved away from the in crowd'' to take on what she describes as the often lonely and incredibly dif- ficult ambition of climb- ing the world's seven summits -- the seven highest mountains on each of the seven conti- nents. Pearl can talk. She hardly takes a breath. She explains her tenacity comes from her genetic roots. The Going family can, and does, do every- thing, from free diving to rugby -- remember Sid, the All Black? She's never been told she can't do something which is why, despite her size, she has turned her attention to achieving her long held dream of climbing Mt Everest. She's already knocked off three peaks. She rattles off other aims that will come with the achievement of seven: The first woman, the quickest woman, the first New Zealander, the only Australasian woman. But she's not content to collect'' summits -- she wants to experience the climb. This entails going the longest way, traversing rather than going straight up. By taking the longer route Pearl says she gets a true feeling of the moun- tain landscape -- not only its physical situation but its cultural position. For along this journey Pearl has discovered she is a humanitarian.
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