Waiheke Marketplace : July 4th 2012
www.waihekemarketplace.co.nz 5 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, JULY 4, 2012 NEWS WE NEED MORE SUPER HEROES TO SAVE LIVES! WAIHEKE Red Cross Building 132 Ocean View Rd, Oneroa TUESDAY 10th JULY 12pm5.30pm PLEASE MAKE A DATE TO DONATE 4650700AC CONCRETE Waiheke's new smarter MiX Winter Special $25+gst off until 31st August 20Mpa-20mm Standard now $230 +gst 25Mpa 20mm Standard now $239 +gst "The smarter way to buy concrete" Ph 0800 485 374 / 021 528 197 firstname.lastname@example.org TRUST EXPERTISE Barry Curle Marketing Consultant -- Real Estate Bus 372 0005 Mob 0274 944 990 A/h 372 8037 email@example.com 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. MPs sleep out for homeless By GEORGE GARDNER Big sleepout: Surfdale resident and Green MP Denise Roche sleeps rough with other politicians and business leaders to raise funds for the homeless. Inset: Labour MPs Moana Mackey and Jacinda Ardern raised $2500 between them. Visit waihekemarketplace.co.nz to see a video about The Big Sleepout. She might have looked as snug asabuginarugbutitwasa long, cold night out in the Auck- land CBD for Surfdale resident and Green MP Denise Roche. The Lifewise Big Sleepout attracted around 65 politicians and business and community leaders whose goal was to raise at least $1000 each for Life- wise s solutions-based services for the homeless. With not much more than a woolly hat, a sleeping bag and a sheet of cardboard to keep them from the elements, participants rugged up and slept rough for the fundraiser on June 28. Ms Roche says it was a real eye-opener . It wasn t just the realisation that it s hard to function in the normal world after a night sleeping rough, and just how rough you do feel, but we also heard from clients of Lifewise who had been supported into permanent accommodation and heard how they came to be liv- ing on the streets and how their lives had changed. Ms Roche had pulled in $1500 of sponsorship by the next morning, with over $122,000 raised in total. I was still getting donations online the next morning -- prob- ably as a result of my tweets and Facebook status updates over the night when I was too cold and uncomfortable to sleep. Among Ms Roche s counter- parts were Labour MPs Jacinda Ardern, who was sleeping rough for her third year in a row, and Moana Mackey. They raised $2500 between them. Ms Roche says: I am really grateful for the support of the sponsors. It is possible to erad- icate homelessness and those donations help enormously. The Big Sleepout fundraising website will remain open until August. Visit fundraiseonline.co.nz/ DeniseRoche to add to Ms Roche's total or go to bigsleepout.org.nz for more information or to sponsor other participants. Call goes out to WWII veterans Veterans who served New Zealand in North Africa are invited to register their interest in attending commemor- ations for the 70th Anni- versary of the Battle of El Alamein. The commemorations will be held in Egypt in October and will recog- nise all New Zealanders who served in the North African campaign. It was the longest and most im- portant land campaign fought by New Zealand- ers in World War II. Almost 10,000 New Zealanders were killed or wounded and more than 4000 became prisoners of war during the North African Campaign. More than 1100 New Zealand- ers are buried in the El Alamein Commonwealth War Graves cemetery -- the largest number of New Zealanders buried in one cemetery outside New Zealand. To be eligible, veterans need to have attested into, and served with the New Zealand Armed Forces in the North African campaign be- tween June 10, 1940 and May 12, 1943, or be New Zealanders who served with the Royal Navy as members of the New Zealand Naval Forces. Veterans will have been awarded the Africa Star. Veterans wishing to travel to Egypt will need to meet strict medical and fitness criteria to ensure they are well enough to travel as part of the delegation and participate in the com- memorative events. Costs associated with travel, accommodation, transport and medical costs will be met by Veterans Affairs New Zealand. Commemorations to mark the 70th anniver- sary of the Battle of El Alamein will also take place in New Zealand. Veterans wishing to register interest in attending commemor- ations in New Zealand or in Egypt should contact Veterans Affairs New Zealand, by freephone on 0800 483 8372 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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