Waiheke Marketplace : August 8th 2012
www.waihekemarketplace.co.nz 11 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, AUGUST 8, 2012 NEWS TIBETAN SAND MANDALA OF MEDICINE BUDDHA 11th - 26th August 2012 Waiheke Island Venue: Piritahi Marae Opening Powhiri Ceremony: Saturday 11th at 11am Medicine Buddha Empowerment Ceremony: Thursday 23rd at 7pm Dissoluton Ceremony: Sunday 26th at 2pm Daily Powhiri: 11am Nau mai, haere mai ki a koutou katoa an extensive welcome to all. View Tibetan monks creating this Mandala 9.30am-5pm daily. Your donations make this project possible WAIHEKE MANDALA COMMUNITY BNZ 020100: 0883525: 00 Paora: 09 372 5282 firstname.lastname@example.org Vessela: 027 204 3295 email@example.com Piritahi Marae, 53 Tahatai Rd, Blackpool, Waiheke Ph 372 8860 Thursday 9th OPEN for LUNCH and DINNER Bookings Recommended 11 Belgium St, Ostend KARAOKE NIGHT with our MC JAYMEE.. ENJOY OUR OSTI SPECIAL CHOICE OF Beef or Fish Burger & Fries OR The Steak, Egg & Chips with a handle of Ost Lager ALL FOR $15!!! Then enjoy some Ph 372-372-2 ENTERTAINMENT THIS WEEK AT Saturday 11th Sunday 12th Friday 10th THE OSTI BAR SUNDAY ROAST CONTINUES... 2 COURSES JUST $15! Mulled wine available Come and watch the OLYMPICS From 7.30pm Mayor drops in on business owners in Oneroa Retail therapy: Ann McDonald chats with mayor Len Brown during his visit to Oneroa businesses. On walkabout: Mayor Len Brown meets Cycle Action Waiheke spokesman Tom Ransom. Mayor Len Brown paid a visit to Oneroa village check- ing out the retail outlets and chatting with passers-by. The mayor started his walkabout at Waiheke Art Gallery at Artworks before making his way down to the village escorted by Paper Plus co-owner Ann McDon- ald and local board deputy chairwoman Jo Holmes. He popped into several shops including Shop the Rock where he met owner Sue McCann and her mother Rose. Ms McCann says she thought it was very nice to meet the mayor. We talked about sport and fitness and he told me he often comes to Waiheke and his wife and daughters shop in my shop a lot, she says. Out on the street he high- fived several Te Huruhi School students while chat- ting with Cycle Action Wai- heke spokesman Tom Ran- som. The mayor s 45-minute walk on Friday followed guest appearances at the island s schools where he presented awards for the TravelWise programme. Decision allows greater flexibility for local board spending Auckland s local boards will be able to access $10 million per annum for local trans- port projects after a decision made by the strategy and finance committee. The boards will be able to use their share of the fund- ing for any local transport capital works, provided they are technically deliverable and meet transport safety requirements, mayor Len Brown says. Although Auckland Transport will retain re- sponsibility for the budget and delivery, it will be up to the boards to decide how the funds would best be used." The budget can be bundled and carried over into later years or by bring- ing future years of the budget forward. Mr Brown says this ensures boards have the freedom to work on a num- ber of smaller projects or bring the funds together for a larger project. "The scope is for boards to prioritise projects they believe will benefit their community and I look for- ward to seeing these pro- jects eventuate. With the exception of Waiheke and Great Barrier, allocation of the $10 million will be divided according to population of the respective board areas. Waiheke and Great Bar- rier will receive $200,000 and $100,000 respectively. Local board deputy chair- woman Jo Holmes says had the money been allocated on a population basis Waiheke and Great Barrier would have received less. "After consultation across all local boards the consen- sus was to give additional weighting to Waiheke and Great Barrier so that we had sufficient funds to make a difference. This col- laborative approach has been a welcome feature of the super-city. The mayor and govern- ing body is also to be thanked for taking this initiative.
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