Waiheke Marketplace : August 15th 2012
www.waihekemarketplace.co.nz 10 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, AUGUST 15, 2012 ISLAND businessnews WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE - PROMOTING LOCAL BUSINESS SUCCESS Advertising Feature Hay takes gold The Hay Paddock Silk Syrah 2010 has been awarded the Gold medal in the shiraz category at the Boutique Wine Awards recently announced by the Association of Australian Boutique Winemakers. Restricted to specialist producers in Australia and New Zealand with production of 250 tonnes maximum per annum, these awards attract entries from some of the cult wine producers of the region and are keenly followed by collectors and connoisseurs. The shiraz (syrah) category attracts some of the highest level of entries and keenest competition. Chris Canning, winemaker at The Hay Paddock says: "The challenge of entering New Zealand syrah in international competition is to trust that the spice and minerality of our cool climate wines will be judged positively by palates used to traditional shiraz styles. This confrmation from Australian judges is very re-assuring as it backs up the feedback we have been receiving from European judges and critics. Waiheke Island can consistently deliver phenolic ripeness without excess heat and we are very pleased to have chosen this variety as our specialisation." Antique kimono Centuries old kimono are behind a new range of garments being exhibited at the Momo Gallery in the Dead Dog Bay Wetland Garden, Margaret Reeve Lane, Te Whau. Here you will fnd vintage Japanese silk reworked by Kay Peterson into elegant and unique new garments without losing the values and feel of the original kimono. The garments are pieces of art in themselves with the vibrancy and strength of traditional kimono colours. The style and pattern of each garment is heavily infuenced by the fabric itself, for example in the way that it falls or drapes, the unique contrasts of plain or patterned textiles, borrowing a piece of history and turning it into wearable clothing for today. Each original kimono will make one, or at most two new garments with buttons and trims carefully sourced to match the original fabric in colour and age. To arrange a visit to the gallery phone 372 6748 or email email@example.com as well as viewing images online at www.momoart. co.nz. BUSINESS BRIEFS As a registered architect and associate of the New Zealand Planning Institute, Phil Blackwood has been practising on Waiheke Island since 2000 with an impressive portfolio of residential, commercial and industrial buildings under his belt. Phil has worked in the architectural arena across the globe including Sydney, London, Fiji, Jakarta and more recently Saigon, Vietnam. Over a 45 year span Phil has been involved in high rise projects in London, trucking and retail in Australia, as consulting architect for the People's Republic of China on the Auckland Consulate Building, the Tsi Ming Buddhist Temple and food processing plants. With a well established practice on Waiheke, Phil is now joined by architectural graduate Graeme Orr and they are now forging into the future with a one-stop architectural design and project management shop under the banner of Phillip K. Blackwood Ltd. After nine years at an architectural frm in London, Graeme returned to Auckland and worked for architect Peter Hill on the much lauded NZ Expo 92 Pavilion in Seville, Spain. His only regret he says is not actually seeing the completed structure in situ -- the price for working a mere 20,000kms from the building site. After working for John Porter Architects in Auckland as offce manager, Graeme moved to Waiheke in 2004 and continued commuting to the city for other project management work including Countdown in Huntly and the Southern Cross Hospital extensions in Newmarket. Discovering his good friend Peter Hill had his own Waiheke practice, Graeme decided Peter was on to a good thing and started touting for island work himself. As with many smaller communities, breaking into an established industry meant he had to get inventive. Two years in real estate was long enough to garner architectural work on a range of rebuilds and renovations and allowed Graeme to become an entity in his own right. With both of their workloads increasing and new licensing restrictions implemented in March 2012 it made sense to join forces. Despite two very unique styles and polar- opposite temperaments, they have discovered a synergy and skill set which covers design and planning whilst meeting strict regulatory requirements. While Phil works on the conceptual drawings frst, Graeme turns his illustrations into a technical format which can be used for building specifcations and engineering reports throughout the project. Phil estimates 90 percent of their work on the island is residential which, he insists, has as many challenges as industrial projects. Both men agree a good working relationship with local council is imperative and fnd staff accommodating and open to discussion. However, with local council becoming more and more answerable to the Auckland Super City structure, the need for precision and meticulous attention to detail is paramount. With Phil and Graeme's reputation for an effcient and inclusive service, many sub-standard and/or partly unconsented homes on the island have resulted in a plethora of retrospective applications landing on their doorstep. Phil receives regular calls from estate agents and lawyers seeking advice on council requirements so vendors can initiate a house sale with as much information as possible. Any structures built prior to the Building Act of 1991 requires a Safe and Sanitary (or as it is now known, a Third Party Building Report) for those built after this date a Code of Compliance Certifcate (CCC) and/or Code of Acceptance (COA) is required. Blackwood Architects has a continuing commitment to keep informed and updated through the Registered Architects Continuing Professional Development programme as well as being members of the Waiheke Architects Group who meet on a monthly basis. Having injected more than $50 million into building works on Waiheke over a 12 year period, the partnership is looking forward to future projects and continuing momentum. To fnd out what Phil and Graeme can do to help streamline your new build or renovation contact them on 372 6445 or see their advertisement on page two. At work: Graeme Orr and Phil Blackwood Building a partnership Charity recipients: Z Energy staff member Alia with fre chief Ron Leonard, SPCA Waiheke manager Lesley McDougall and Jassy Dean Trust chairman Greg Dean Z Energy gives it away ZEnergy's nationwide commitment to neighbourhood groups and charities was evident on Waiheke last week when its community initiative put a total of $5,000 into the coffers of four much- loved charities. Over the last two months any purchase at the Onetangi service station gave you a chance to decide how the money would be allocated by placing a chit into one of the containers in-store. The money was apportioned to charity representatives Ron Leonard from the Waiheke Volunteer Fire Brigade who accepted $1150, SPCA Waiheke manager Lesley McDougall with $900, Jassy Dean Trust chairman Greg Dean who accepted $950 and a whopping $2000 was allocated to the Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust which just shows how near and dear this service is to Waiheke. Team member Alia said it was a great result for local causes. Though voting has passed you can still fll the tank and pick up last minute necessities at Z Energy during their opening hours 6.30am to 10pm, 7 days a week. Old kimono: fabric becoming art Photo / Bob Scott The process See a registered • architect who will give you professional advice and can guide you with budgets and your expectations A conceptual design is • created and approved Sketch plans are • developed and prepared A budget is prepared • so you know what the project will cost (by quantity surveyor) Consent application • submitted and approved (both Resource and Building Consents) Invitation to builders • to tender for the job Tender assessment • is completed Ongoing project • administration as required.
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