Waiheke Marketplace : May 23rd 2012
www.waihekemarketplace.co.nz 9 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, MAY 23, 2012 NEWS The Soul Kitchen Team would like to thank all our customers and suppliers for their continued support in the frst year of operating. Its been a real pleasure for us all. Our menu has been revamped suiting all purses and wallets... Enjoy our famous Bacon/Creamy Mushroom Beni $15 Soup of the Day with toast $9.50 Eggs on Toast $9.50 Full Soul Breakfast $20 Bacon Butty and Coffee $10 Homemade Burgers from $15 Stonebake Pizza $10 Our winter opening hours will now be from 8am daily and open Friday & Saturday evenings offering authentic takeaway curries for $15 GOLD CARD SPECIAL: Mon-Fri - Tea/coffee and Scone/Muffn $6 An extensive kids menu too! TUESDAY 29 MAY 6.30PM Weekly Photography Classes with the one and only Joan Kirk FRIDAY 1 JUNE Seminar / documentary on Forks over Knives with MaryClaire and Jill $10 surcharge includes food SUNDAY 3 JUNE 4.30PM Open drumming with Kiran (further evenings to be arranged) FRIDAY 8 JUNE 6.30PM (pick up by 8.30pm) Monthly movies for children (supervised by a nurse!!) on our 50 screen: Harry Potter & the Philosophers Stone Includes juice and popcorn $15 Bookings Essential FRIDAY 15 JUNE 7PM Monthly movies for gay/lesbians The Sea Purple $5 entry BYO (no on-license) UPCOMING EVENTS ...Recipe swap ...Book club ...Acoustic Sessions ...Various sessions on maintaining health and wellbeing over winter with guest speakers. Please call 372 3557 for further info and bookings. Once again thank you for your support. VENUE HIRE AVAILABLE FOR PARTIES. CATERING PROVIDED. 3 Belgium Street, Ostend | Ph 372 3557 4610178AA Matiatia parking concerns By GEORGE GARDNER Solution wanted: Ferry Users Group chairwoman Jan Scott speaks up about the gradual erosion of parking at Matiatia. The ongoing lack of parking at Matiatia is being looked into after complaints from residents. Ferry Users Group chairwoman Jan Scott made a presentation to the Wai- heke Local Board at its monthly meeting last week lobbying for changes to be made. She says ferry users have been concerned over the past few years about the gradual erosion'' of car parking spaces near to the wharf for commuters and residents. Last year 50 free car park- ing spaces were taken from the southern side of Ocean View Rd and replaced at Owhanake car park, a one kilometre walk from the ferry terminal. Ms Scott says ferry users have also lost the former free parking area near the ter- minal at what is now The Bay. The parking at the Matiatia hub is equivalent to Auckland's Albany -- we just happen to have a boat rather thanabusasaparkand ride.'' She says residents still need parking near to Matiatia wharf as park and ride trials a few years ago didn't work. The island is geographically not good for public transport, she says. It's not as easy as in a city. Many people live a long way from a bus stop. People from Orapiu would have to drive to Onetangi to sit on a bus. It's a difficult one for Waiheke. The people who can use the buses are already using them.'' Ms Scott says she has met with Auckland Transport representatives to come up with some solutions on how to better use the Matiatia space. She lobbied the board to support the group's request to return the grassy area near the kayak shed to a metalled car park. The group also wants the leased park- ing moved elsewhere -- poss- ibly up the road to Owhanake -- so more general parking can be made near the ferry. It wants better consideration to be given to the utilisation of the 30-minute parking zone and the parking area rationalised to best accom- modate cars, bikes and motorcycles. We'd also like to advocate for a comprehensive study looking at Matiatia parking and catering for future demands. We need an integrated result,'' Ms Scott says. Board chairwoman Faye Storer says the board has started a process with Auck- land Properties and Auck- land Transport that includes talks about long-term park- ing concerns. The board referred the Ferry Users Group's requests to the two agencies for consideration. Sweet sounds fill library Music month: Sarah McNabb with Waiheke High School choir Canto Isola at Waiheke Library. Go to waiheke marketplace.co.nz to watch a video of all three choirs performing The voices of three high school choirs rang out at Waiheke Library as part of NZ Music month celebrations on Saturday. Music teacher Sarah McNabb led Canto Isola, year 9 students, and a choir with year 7 and 8 students who performed to a library filled with supporters. The courtyard at Artworks in Oneroa has seen a range of live performances celebrating Kiwi music during May. The final performance will be by new band Hooper, featuring singer-songwriter Nikki Ngatai and Miles Gillett, this Saturday at 11am. Waiheke Radio is recording, broadcasting and podcasting the performances. Tune in to 88FM and 104.7FM or go to waihekeradio.org.nz.
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