Waiheke Marketplace : May 9th 2012
www.waihekemarketplace.co.nz 6 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, MAY 9, 2012 NEWS Alby Mitchell 027 4384687 MITCHELL EARTHMOVING LTD PO Box 662, Oneroa, Waiheke Island Tel. 09 372 9808 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Art studios opening Artists are cleaning up their studios and putting out the welcome signs ready for this year's Wai- heke Winter Arts Festi- val over Queen's Birth- day weekend. The event centres on the artists opening their studios to art lovers intrigued to see how the many artists, who have made Waiheke their home, go about their cre- ative process. Festival goers will have the chance to meet not only New Zealand born artists but those from South Africa, Russia, the United States and Europe who now call Waiheke Island home. Katie Trinkle Legge is from Nantucket Island, Massachusetts. She still exhibits there as well as Waiheke. Jay Lloyd from South Africa creates his pieces from metals and his foundry will be open especially for the festi- val. Other artists opening their studios include Gwen Rutter, Penny Ericson and Emma Wright. The Artist in Residence Susanne Kerr will be welcoming visitors at the Owhanake Barn. At last year's festival Ms Trinkle-Legge says she noticed how interested visitors were to see her working. Workshop on island planning Residents are being invited to share their ideas at a community-led planning workshop on Sunday. The workshop is being organised by the Ostend/ Okahuite Residents and Ratepayers Association at the Waiheke Rec- reation Centre on Don- ald Bruce Rd, from 1pm to 4pm. Spokespeople from the Rocky Bay Store Project, Waiheke Community Centre Project, Waiheke Travelwise project, Wai- heke Ecological Foot- print, and Waiheke Island Community Plan- ning Group will share their visions and prog- ress on place-shaping initiatives and aspira- tions for the island. Guest speaker Andree Iffrig from Canada will talk about the Inglewood Design Initiative which has proposed a new regu- latory structure for development in Ingle- wood. It is community derived and built on 40 years of local activism. Discussions will also take place about com- munity resilience, pro- tecting the natural environment, how to marry economic activity with environmental and social goals. Outgoing OORRA chairman Paul Walden, who will be sworn in as a local board member later this month, will host the workshop. Phone 372 3215 or email oorrassociation @gmail.com. Campaign pedals road message Staying safe: Cyclists are being encouraged to be bright and use their lights in bad weather, and at dawn and dusk. Pictured here is the Ransom family, from left: Oliver, 8, mum Marijke and Esme, 5, who enjoyed a recent cycling trip in Nelson. Visit waihekemarket place.co.nz to see a safe cycling video filmed in Copenhagen. Cyclists are being reminded they need to be seen on the roads as autumn settles in. The NZ Transport Agency and New Zealand Police are introducing a new pilot cam- paign called Be Bright in a bid to reduce cycling casualties. It encourages cyclists to have suitable lights on their bikes and to wear high- visibility clothing during low- light periods like dawn and dusk, and in poor weather. One of the most important things cyclists can do to improve their own safety is to invest in high-visibility cloth- ing and good quality front and rear lights,'' NZ Transport Agency general manager access and use Celia Patrick says. Cycling enthusiast Tom Ransom says there's no excuse for not having your bicycle fully lit and there are road rules to define that. Cyclists have the same rights and the same responsi- bilities as vehicle drivers. Sometimes your battery might run out but it's good to have a couple of back-ups, like having two lights on the back, or a separate back-up. There are also rechargeable batter- ies.'' Cycle Action Waiheke and Fullers have given away over 100 sets of bike lights and flashing lights in the past month, as well as high- visibility bands and snap bands to cyclists who use the ferry. Ms Patrick says motorists need to be on the lookout for cyclists especially because of decreasing daylight hours. Cycle requirements under the law Cyclists are required by law to have: A red or yellow rear reflector that is visible from a distance of 100 metres when light shines on it Yellow pedal reflectors, or if the bike does not have them, the cyclist must wear reflective material When light is dim or dark, one or more steady or flashing rear-facing bike lights and one or two white or yellow headlights that can be seen at night from a distance of 100 metres. If the cycle is fitted with one headlamp, that headlamp may be flashing. If fitted with two headlamps, only one of the headlamps may be flashing. It costs around $30 to $60 for a set of lights but penalties for not being visible are: The fine for no lights on your bike is $55 The fine for no tail light on your bike is $55 The fine for no red reflector or tape is $55. Get cycle chic Cycling advocate Tom Ran- som says cyclists might like to look at the Cycle Chic movement which started in Europe and promotes ''look- ing cool'' while ''looking nor- mal'' on a bicycle. ''The more normal you can look, like wearing a business shirt, the more drivers can empathise with you,'' Mr Ran- som says. ''If you look like a road war- rior on a bike, drivers don't feel like you're one of them. ''As a Cycle Chic advocate, I'm portraying normality and respectability and I'm appeal- ing to drivers' hearts which encourages them to take more care.'' Festival covers 20 studios Unique ticket:A medallion by Jay Lloyd gets art lovers into the island's many art studios on Queen's Birthday weekend. The open studio Arts Festival is on Queen's Birthday weekend. A limited edition medal- lion by Jay Lloyd, is the ''ticket'' for the festi- val. It costs $25 or $50 for a group. The ticket provides entry to over 20 studios and galleries and to the wine and cheese event at the Community Art Gallery from 5pm to 7pm which includes an auction of painted wine boxes. Visit waihekeart gallery.org.nz for more details. Phone Waiheke Art Gallery for tickets 372 9907.
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