Waiheke Marketplace : July 18th 2012
www.waihekemarketplace.co.nz 11 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, JULY 18, 2012 NEWS The latest local NEWS, anywhere, anytime. Go to www.waihekemarketplace.co.nz and click on "Latest Edition" or www.waihekeproperty.co.nz Read your FREE Community newspaper Waiheke Marketplace in print and see the entire paper, plus back issues No Subscription. No Registration. Priceless. online for FREE! 4737136AA THE WAIHEKE NAVY WANTS YOU Around Waiheke Tours will be commencing their irregular ferry service from August. While no sailings are guaranteed, it is planned to build up the frequency of sailings through the summer. Members of the Waiheke Navy will have access to cheap fares. The regular single fare will be $10, but 5-trip ($45) and ten-trip ($80) will be available. Membership of the Waiheke Navy will be $10 and will be waived for all those who buy a fve or ten trip ticket up to August 31, 2012. Go to the website waihekenavy.co.nz or phone 0800 BUS TOUR or 0800 287 8687 Waiheke Unichem Pharmacy Oneroa 372 8312 Open 7 Days - extended hours for holidays: Mon-Fri 9-5.30pm / Sat 9-5pm / Sun 10.15-4.30pm Time for new glasses $14.99 Selected Styles Offer valid for July only 4062755AS LETTERS Congratulations: Chief fire officer Ron Leonard is dedicated to the job. YOUR VIEWS Letters of 150 words or less can be emailed to editor@waihekemarketplace. co.nz or sent to Editor, Waiheke Marketplace,POBox 185, Oneroa, Waiheke Island 1840, by Monday morning, 9am. Full name, address and phone number should be given. Only the name and suburb will be published. The editor reserves the right to abridge or withhold any correspondence without explanation. Honouring Ron I am writing this letter to inform the people of Waiheke of the service chief fire officer Ron Leonard has given to this island. On June 30, at our Diamond Jubilee dinner, he was presented with a silver cup in recognition of his being chief for 25 years of the 43 years he has served in the brigade. The people of Waiheke do not know the hours he gives in his job, behind the desk doing paper work, going to town for meetings, being with officials when they come from town on inspections, plus his attending fire callouts and so on. I have served with Ron over this period of time and I congratulate him on the way he has handled his responsibility and am glad he has been such a good friend to all the members over the years. Alf Jones Bus drivers One thing we appreciate here on Waiheke is the courtesy and service of our bus drivers. They thoughtfully make stops for elderly people, parcel-toting passengers, mothers with children and lost visitors, closer to their destinations, or pick up people not quite at the bus stop. This consideration is not according to city rule but in consideration of our one-hourly bus and ferry timetable. In gratitude I say thank you, Waiheke bus drivers, you rock! Shelley Molloy Surfdale Green fingers Calling all seedling growers! The SeaLink Jassy Dean Trust Garden Safari will be looking for donations of seedlings for our Central Landscapes Massive Plant Sale during the Garden Safari weekend on November 10 and 11. We would love vegetable seedlings -- lettuces, tomatoes and any other vegetable and ornamental seedlings. Remember what you donate will help the plant sale, which benefits sick Waiheke children. Seedling and plant donations can be delivered to Rangihoua Estate during the week of November 5 to 9, so start planting now. We re also still looking for garden and cookbook donations as well as terracotta and ornamental pots for the Plant Sale. They can be dropped off at Rangihoua Estate during the day. Geoff Bullock Plant sale co-ordinator All over: The Oneroa Bowling Club is closing its doors after a drop in player numbers. Declining numbers spell the end for club The Oneroa Bowling Club is closing its doors and is surren- dering its lease after a long history. The club which is situated on Alison Park at Oneroa Re- serve holds a 33-year lease which is due to expire on March 30, 2016. But with the club s membership declining it resolved at a meeting on May 15 to wind up the club and sur- render its lease. Officials from the club met Auckland Council officers and local board representatives on July 3 to discuss the club s intention and asked if they could give up the lease from July 23. They also requested that the local community groups who use the clubrooms on a regular basis for organised group activities be allowed to con- tinue to do so while the lease is reassigned. The council will seek ap- proval from local board mem- bers at their meeting tomor- row night to advertise the facility. It also wants to allow exist- ing groups who use the club to continue their use on a temp- orary hire agreement. Singers needed to give voice to Great Mass People who love choral singing are being invited to join in a production of Mozart s Great Mass in C minor, scheduled for November. The Waiheke Island Choral Society director Richard Mel- ville describes the Great Mass as Mozart s most powerful choral work because it involves a double choir. By ourselves, the choral society couldn t really do justice to the work, we aren t big enough. The vocal output has to be simply massive. We need a huge number of singers, especially sopranos. For that reason, he is encour- aging all those with a voice to join in to form a combined choir, similar to the group that came together for several recent pro- ductions of Handel s Messiah. Mr Melville says Mozart lov- ers have always argued as to whether the Great Mass or the Requiem is the composer s greatest choral work. Both were written during troubled periods of his life, and both were left unfinished at his death in 1791. Both works contain contrast- ing movements that alternate between deep, brooding, some- times dark passions and bright expressions of the purest joy. The double chorus of the Great Mass adds a conver- sational dynamic as the two choirs sing back and forth. Singers do not need music- reading skills. The choral society has recordings to help learn each part. Rehearsals are on Tuesdays at 7pm at Whit- takers Musical Museum. Come along or talk to a member.
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