Waiheke Marketplace : July 4th 2012
www.waihekemarketplace.co.nz 9 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, JULY 4, 2012 NEWS Rates are changing Your rates work hard all around Auckland Now theyre fairer all round From July this year, the way your rates are worked out is changing. There is now a single rating system, that over time will mean properties across Auckland of a similar value and use will be charged a similar amount of rates. Your rates pay for many things, such as transport, events and parks that make Auckland a great place to live. As one council, for the year ahead we ve agreed on the biggest capital investment in Auckland s history, while saving $121m in operating costs, keeping service levels the same and the average rates rise to 3.6 per cent. However, some ratepayers will experience a larger increase or decrease either side of the average, which is why there is a transition adjustment to smooth the impact of any change. Check out an estimate of your new rates today. Visit www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/rates or call us on 09 301 0101. Rates change 2012 Fairer all round OG_AC0925_WMP1 Painter hopes to draw out bids to help kids' charity Project The Mad Butcher and Suburban Newspapers Community Trust For sale: Buy this painting on Trade Me and all proceeds will go to Project Kidney. HOW TO GIVE Donations to Project Kidney can be made at the Waiheke Marketplace, 1 Tahi Rd, Ostend, or posted to Project Kidney, Mad Butcher and Suburban Newspapers Community Trust, PO Box 92815, Penrose, Auckland. You can also bank your contribution into the Project Kidney account 03 0243 0268896 00 at any branch of Westpac. By JO BELWORTHY Artist Jean Sircombe has put brush to canvas for Project Kidney. And she hopes her painting of an old gum- digger will fetch a good price on Trade Me and help raise money to buy four new haemodialysis machines at Starship children s hospital. It s my way of giving, she says. The Mad Butcher and Suburban Newspapers Community Trust is fundraising alongside Kidney Kids and the Waiheke Marketplace to raise $132,000 for the machines to be installed in the first dedicated Paediatric Haemodialy- sis Unit. Readers are getting behind the project -- donating cash and organ- ising mini fundraisers. Her approach has proved successful in the past and a painting she donated to a charity for Alzheimer s support was auctioned for $400. Mrs Sircombe s Project Kidney offering features a gumdigger sitting on a chair with his pots of gum and cats around him. It was painted from an old 1905 black and white photograph in a book, she says. Go to trademe.co.nz and search for ''Project Kidney'' to make a bid for Mrs Sircombe's painting. Fashion show 'a night to remember' Exquisite design, above: Precious Clark models an Amiria Skipworth korowai at the Kotahitanga Matariki fashion show. Crowd-pleaser, left: Performance artist and weaver Rich Kereopa. Striding out, right: Kaea Rangihaeata wears his dad's new label Brother Sister. Photos: LENKA TENGBLAD Pacific feel: Te Uira Paki models a piece by Jeanine Clarkin which will also be modelled in London in October. An evening of Maori fashion and entertainment celebrated Matariki in style at The Goldie Room. The Kotahitanga Matariki fashion show featured a crew of models and talent who put on a night to remember, organiser and fashion designer Jeanine Clarkin says. The Waiheke High School Piringakau kapa haka group braved the cold to open the evening which included entertainment by perform- ance artist Rich Kereopa, fire dancers Fireworx, a first time performance by new band Daughters of Fortune and dance music by DJ Vanessa. The runway show featured fashion by several designers including Ms Clarkin. The models were stun- ning, with exquisite hair and makeup from Julz Arlove and Charlotte Edwards, Ms Clarkin says. Ms Clarkin s collection will also be sent to London for the Heroes for Pacific show in October.
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