Waiheke Marketplace : August 8th 2012
www.waihekemarketplace.co.nz 9 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, AUGUST 8, 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 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 13 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 15 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. LETTERS TO THE EDITOR LETTER RULES Letters of 150 words or less can be emailed to email@example.com or sent to Editor, Waiheke Marketplace, PO Box 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. Such times As the remarkable achievements and performances of the Olympics unfold, two expressions come to mind that are as relevant today as they have ever been. The first is "practise makes perfect". We have all experienced the monotony and drudgery of practice, especially the incessant drill of learning our times tables when we were young. Without practice, nobody would learn and memorise these essential basic facts and we would perform poorly in maths. So, if we have to practise, it makes sense to make the practising as efficient and enjoyable as possible. The Tricky X Tables stick is a new way to learn times tables that focuses on just the "tricky" facts. It is available free at Waiheke Marketplace for your child to try. Come into the office at 1 Tahi Rd, Ostend. Only 30 per cent of the times tables children need to know need regular practice, because the rest have easy to remember patterns, such as the 2, 5 and 10 times tables. Children need to see the times table hurdle as an achievable challenge, one that with a reasonable effort will reward them with success in a short time. The Tricky X Tables stick is designed to be interesting and to give children confidence in as little as two weeks if they practise regularly. "Nothing ventured, nothing gained" is a timely reminder that without personal goals, achievements are just dreams. Brian Bettesworth Teacher No owners My land, my water, my country, my life We are the Tuareg We live in the Black Forest That s silly. The Black Forest is in Germany. The Tuareg are in Africa. They came for our oil. We travelled our land and found a fence And another fence and They said, You cannot enter your land That you live on and live from -- forever Because we are taking your oil." They took our life, our land, our water, ourHighways in the desert, our garden of food. They said our land was empty desert. They could not see what we see in the desert. Our gardens, our highways, our water, our life. No-one owns the land. It belongs to itself. No-one owns the water. It belongs to itself. No-one owns the sky. It belongs to itself. No-one owns the air. It belongs to itself. Not much remains that is free But the land, the water, the sky, the air Arefree--forallofustouse. When I use it, it becomes part of me But I still don t own it. I have borrowed it for a bit. They sustain life -- but they are free. Like the view, they are free Take them, sell them and we are dead. Anne Kilgour Blackpool Recreational signs buck council design An example: The local board has opted to keep Waiheke's green and yellow signage for its parks, reserves and walkways. By GILL ALCOCK Waiheke Island s distinctive green and yel- low signage for its walkways and parks will continue to be used after agreement from Auckland Council. The local board has negotiated that the island s existing signage -- karaka-green signs with yellow lettering -- which were a legacy from the Waiheke Community Board, should continue to be used despite a regionwide signage policy brought in by the new council. Board chairwoman Faye Storer says members met with council staff developing regional signage and asked to opt out of the process. She says Waiheke is the only local board to ask to retain its own signage and it was signed off by council that the island should have a suite of signage that reflects the community . We will develop our own interpretive signage. We have agreed that with Auck- land Council and are the only board to do so. Ms Storer says the council signs cost $1320 per sign whereas the local signs are $320 plus GST and there are hundreds if not thousands of signs that would other- wise have had to have been replaced. Board members have agreed to keep the directional and naming signage style for Waiheke parks, reserves and walkways and have confirmed the continued use of the route marker poles -- wooden poles painted karaka green with a yellow band around the top -- to be installed at regular intervals along the longer tracks that are categorised as routes. Members will also look at developing a design and standard of interpretive signage in an effort to increase interest in the Wai- heke walkway network. At their last monthly meeting, the resol- utions were agreed by all members except Paul Walden, who requested that his vote against the motion be recorded. POLICE REPORT Police say its community noticeboard at the ferry building at Matiatia has proved its worth after a member of the public recognised a man they had seen under ''Wanted to Arrest'', travelling on the ferry to Auckland. A quick phone call saw the 29-year- old man from Onetangi arrested when the ferry berthed at the Auckland wharf. He appeared in court the same day. Police made four other arrests last week. On August 1 a 45-year-old woman from Oneroa was arrested and charged with threatening behaviour, burglary, and theft. She is to appear in court this week. The following day a 53-year-old Onetangi man was arrested for breaching his bail conditions and a 55-year-old Surfdale man was arrested for obtaining goods by deception and shoplifting. On August 4 the 53-year-old man from Onetangi was arrested again for breaching his bail conditions. He is being held in the Auckland police cells until he appears in court later this week. On August 3 police attended a three- car accident on Wharf Rd after one driver had over corrected, hit two oncoming cars and ended up in the mangrove swamp. The male driver suffered from shock but no injuries. Like us on search: waiheke marketplace Breastfeeding mums help set world record Supporters: Waiheke mums and babies helped break the world record for simultaneous breastfeeding. Nine Waiheke mothers helped to break a world record at the Big Latch On. Breastfeeding mothers with babies, chil- dren, supporters and La Leche League leaders gathered at Soul Kitchen for the breastfeeding event last Friday. Nine little ones were happy to breastfeed and be part of achieving the goal of break- ing the world record for the most women breastfeeding simultaneously. This year, 8862 babies and children breastfed in 626 places in 23 countries, global organiser Joanne Edwards says. The Big Latch On is part of World Breastfeeding Week, an international event that raises awareness that breast- milk is the most nutritious milk for babies and toddlers, and that breastfeeding has numerous benefits for mothers too. It is really important that we continue to make breastfeeding in public a normal and supported part of having a child, Ms Edwards says. Waiheke La Leche League organised the local event. Its next meeting is at 10am tomorrow at Surfdale Hall. For breastfeeding advice or support, phone Waiheke La Leche League leaders Helga on 372 2210 or Bea, 372 2691.
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