Waiheke Marketplace : May 2nd 2012
www.waihekemarketplace.co.nz 5 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, MAY 2, 2012 NEWS FULLERS COFFEE CARDS PREPAY AND SAVE! 1234567891 0 COFFEE CARD Each box entitles the bearer to one regular size coffee No. 9 300675 025171 Enjoy ten cups of fresh Ignite coffee for one great price! SPECIAL OFFER 10 CUPS OF COFFEE JUST $20* * Card valid for 10 cups of coffee. Regular price $25. Discounted price $20 when purchased between 30th April and 14th May 2012. Card is not refundable or redeemable for cash. TRUST EXPERTISE Barry Curle Marketing Consultant -- Real Estate Bus 372 0005 Mob 0274 944 990 A/h 372 8037 firstname.lastname@example.org CURNOW REALTY LIMITED MREINZ, A MEMBER OF THE BAYLEYS REALTY GROUP • 14 years with Bayleys on Waiheke • Sold over 200 properties/over $125m Trust someone with knowledge, experience and a proven track record to market your property. Residential • Waterfront • Lifestyle Absolutely no obligation free appraisal and consultation. All price ranges. Uganda trip on the horizon The Village Project reached a milestone last year when a group of orphans from war-torn Uganda visited Waiheke Island to perform at Cable Bay Vineyards and give their thanks to one special resident. But it's not over yet, as George Gardner finds out. Harvesting futures: The Village Project team will return to Uganda in late July to continue its rain harvesting water tank pilot scheme. Visit waihekemarket place.co.nz and click on Latest Edition to see the Village Project experience firsthand. Emily McDonald might not have been in the spotlight in the last 12 months but she s beavering away at plans for her next trip to construct more water tanks in the village of Watoto. She founded The Village Proj- ect in 2008 to help build better lives for the children who have suffered atrocities in a country terrorised by Joseph Kony, the man at the top of the most wanted list of The Inter- national Criminal Court for crimes against humanity. Each year Emily takes a group of volunteers to Watoto village in Uganda. A home for eight ex-child soldiers, two classrooms and the first stage of the Rain Harvesting project, involving building water tanks to collect fresh drinking water has been accomplished so far. This year Emily is inviting people to join the three-week trip at the end of July for stage two of the project which aims to build another set of concrete water tanks for one of the Watoto Suubi babies homes, under the guidance of Emily s dad Brett McDonald. The home is full of orphaned babies from newborns to 18 months who get nurtured until they are old enough to go into a Watoto home, Emily says. They also have a special needs unit. Obviously water is vital for the cleaning and care of up to 130 babies at a time. While helping the village directly, the project will also provide a pilot model that Watoto residents can use to build more tanks in other locations. The model will even- tually become a sustainable source of income as well as pro- viding safe drinking water. We re taking up a full man- ual of how to build a water tank step by step so they can repli- cate it. This will enable us to really train the Ugandan workers to the next level, she says. Emily is extending a welcome to anyone interested in the trip who can get their hands dirty . It will include seeing the Watoto child care ministries facilities, manufacturing con- crete water tanks and seeing some of Africa s finest animals. It truly is one of these once in a lifetime experiences -- my once in a lifetime has turned into six times. The trip costs about $5000, including accommodation, flights, transport, food, safari and insurances. I would also love to hear from anyone who has the skills to assist with the development of a tank manufacturing man- ual and video, including the design and layout, or from any- one who wants to give to the project, Emily says. Call Emily on 027 664 1672 or email email@example.com. Register to vote Eligible electors like non- resident ratepayers who have not received their voting papers have one more day to register to vote in the Waiheke by- election. Enrolments must be received by May 3 and voting closes at noon on May 4. Enrolment forms are available from any Post- Shop or can be downloaded from elec- tions.org.nz. Last-minute voters should also call electoral officer Dale Ofsoske on 09 973 5212 at Auckland Council to apply to cast a special vote. Fifteen per cent of those sent a voting docu- ment had cast their vote after three working days. By last Friday, 10 work- ing days later, 2098 votes had been received, or 33.4 per cent of voters. By yesterday, 2406 votes had been cast, or 38.3 per cent of votes. Call 0800 367 656 for enrolment queries.
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