Waiheke Marketplace : August 15th 2012
www.aucklandnow.co.nz FIRST WITH THE NEWS - everywhere, every week FREE August 15, 2012 WATER ICE FILTRATION Shop: 30 Tahi Road Ph: 372 3077 Bulk Deliveries Ph: 372 8977 clean green New Zealand BIO - ZYME Your organic solution to a Trust in every drop Fully filtered water Naturally artesian Bulk water deliveries Tank cleaning Tank sanitiser Tank level indicators Euro cloths Salt Water Woes? no fuss advice Only A GRADE NEW 1.5 ltr /12 per box $18.00 ($1.50 ea) Refil your own cooler bottle refils best buy $5.00 40c per litre Always Free 15 ltr or 18 ltr Phone (09) 372 8996 Previously Gulf Accountants Ltd Waiheke Island's Established Chartered Accountants ACCOUNTING FREECALL: 0800 372 200 Ta xi s, Tours and Group Transport email@example.com www.waiheketransport.co.nz 4353357AB Waiheke's own credit card Apply online at: www.flexipay.co.nz PH 372 7854 WINNER BEST RURAL RESTAURANT AUDI/METRO AWARDS 2011 Feelin' good ooh la la By GILL ALCOCK Visit waihekemarket place.co.nz and click on latest edition to see a video of the Lifemark flash mob in action. Happy hip-hopper: Brenda Long, 79, leads a group of Waiheke Island residents in the world's oldest flash mob performance in downtown Auckland. CONTINUED Page 2 THE strains of hip-hop music grew louder. A vision in sky blue appeared from among shop- pers and office workers at the busy Auckland shopping mall and began to dance. After a few moments, oth- ers joined her. Someone in a wheelchair and another per- son with a zimmer frame merged with the performers. Passers-by stopped, mes- merised by what was going on and from the gathering crowd yet more dancers emer- ged to slip seamlessly into the well-rehearsed choreography. The moves being busted to the DNC track Feelin' Good O o hL aL abrought gasps from many in the crowd and hundreds of mobile phones were raised to film the impromptu performance. What caused the crowd's reaction was less about the unexpectedness of what they were witnessing and more about the age of the parti- cipants. Surely flash mobs are the domain of the young? While this mob was obviously young at heart, its average age had to be in the late 70s. The event that brought the lunch crowd and tourists out- side the Downtown shopping centre to a halt was the idea of Billie Jordan from Life- mark. The non-profit organis- ation was established to raise awareness of New Zealand's ageing population and the need for housing to be created to make it safe and easy for people to live in their own homes for as long as they want, no matter what their age or ability. Ms Jordan wanted the flash mob to be the oldest in the world to draw attention to the aged. It was made up entirely of Waiheke Island residents aged between 65 and 96. There were 13 men and 67 women.
August 8th 2012
August 22nd 2012