Waiheke Marketplace : July 25th 2012
www.waihekemarketplace.co.nz 7 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, JULY 25, 2012 NEWS 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 4062755AT AVAILABLE 23 JULY - 5 AUGUST 2012. TRADE NOT SUPPLIED. WHILE STOCKS LAST. 'The Barn' PHONE 372 5555 NEW OPENING HOURS Mon - Sat 9am-9pm Sun 10am-7pm 4729360AB WAIHEKE COMMUNITY EDUCATION WINTER COURSES MASTERCLASS COOKING with Ana Schwarz. Wednesdays 6.30pm to 8.30pm. 4 weeks from 8 August. $160. DAY SKIPPER with Christy Ralphs. Mondays 7pm to 9pm. 7 weeks from 6 August. $220 VHF MARINE RADIO with Christy Ralphs. Saturday 18 August 10am to 4pm (1 Day). $100. GOAL SETTING with Lucia Die Gil. Tuesdays 7pm to 9pm. 6 weeks from 7 August. $100. LEARN TO SEW with Rose McLeod. Tuesdays 10am to 12.30pm. 6 weeks from 7 August. $80. WOODWORK SKILLS with Paul Rhind. Wednesdays 6.30pm to 9pm. 7 weeks from 8 August $120. FRENCH FOR TRAVELLERS with Brigitte Houvenagel. Thursdays 6.30pm to 8.30pm. 7 weeks from 9 August. $120. TE REO MAORI with Cheryl Rahui & Alix Paterson. Wednesdays 10am to 12noon OR 6.30pm to 8.30pm. 8 weeks from 1 August. $50. FIRST AID CERTIFICATE with 1st Response. Thursday 26 July 9am to 4.30pm (1 Day). Certificate $175 or Refresher $125. Enrol online at waihekecommed.co.nz or book in person at the Waiheke High School office or phone 372-6417. Pre-enrolment is essential. Students get police praise Police are praising Wai- heke High School stu- dents for their "good behaviour" at the school ball on Saturday night. "Their behaviour showed they could still have a good time and not cause any trouble -- a les- son perhaps some older people could learn from," a spokesperson says. 'Iconic' venue marks its 20th By GILL ALCOCK Big celebration: Mudbrick Vineyard owners Robyn and Nick Jones had diners laughing with their 20th anniversary speech. The venue that put Wai- heke on the map'' marked two decades of wine and food at a glam- orous dinner and wine release on Saturday night. Mudbrick Vineyard and Restaurant cel- ebrated its 20th anniver- sary with a six-course degustation meal and the release of its Bordeaux-style flagship wine Velvet. Punters were treated to wine matches with each course, many of which were award win- ners, along with a glass or two of Velvet -- the second only vintage. Between courses they enjoyed a slide show showing how the popular vineyard had grown from a bare plot of land to the thriving business it is today. Owners Robyn and Nick Jones were accompanied by daugh- ter Francie, who at 18 wasn't even born when the project started. Son Oscar, 15, was away in Japan, on a promotional tour'', Nick Jones says. Robyn told diners they had all played a part in the history of the res- taurant which was a microcosm of Waiheke''. She says the one word that sums up Mudbrick is love. People have always seen it as a place to meet for a special occasion, for big moments, special moments.'' She says Velvet has only ever been released twice because it is our very special wine which is only made when the seasons let us have it''. Nick says Velvet came about after the pair realised Mudbrick needed an icon wine. The philosophy behind Velvet is to select the best grapes from the best vineyards -- 2008 was the first, 2009 was- n't quite good enough and then along came 2010 -- the best vintage Waiheke has ever seen.'' Dinner guest and wine connoisseur John Hawkesby also spoke about the pleasures of dining at Mudbrick and praised the couple. The iconic vineyard restaurant that is Mud- brick put Waiheke on the map.'' He concurred the Vel- vet 2010 was in the top five of all wines. I genuinely think it's one of the best New Zea- land reds I've ever tried.''
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