Waiheke Marketplace : August 29th 2012
www.waihekemarketplace.co.nz 8 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, AUGUST 29, 2012 NEWS TO SHORTEN OUR WINTER WE ARE *CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING WITH WINTER SPECIALS... EMAIL CLASSIFIEDS@WAIHEKEMARKETPLACE.CO.NZ VISIT US ONLINE AT WWW.WAIHEKEMARKETPLACE.CO.NZ PROMOTION RUNS AUGUST THROUGH SEPTEMBER - CONDITIONS APPLY* CLASSIFIED RUN-ONS INSERT 2 BOXED ADVERTS FOR 2 CONSECUTIVE WEEKS & GET A 3RD WEEK FREE!! CLASSIFIED DISPLAY + GST (15 WORDS) + GST (30 WORDS) READ THE WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE AND YOUR ADVERT ONLINE FOR FREE EVERY WEEK! Big or small jobs -- with NO wastage We only mix enough until the job is done and that's all you pay for! Ph 0800 485 374 / 021 528 197 email@example.com CONCRETE Waiheke's new smarter MiX "The smarter way to Buy concrete" 4786321AA FLASH Family Literacy at School & Home In collaboration with Waiheke Adult LIteracy Inc A pilot course that helps you to support your childs learning in school and at home. Encourage good study habits Support your child with homework assignments Helping your child to get organised Working with your childs teacher Starting soon - call 372 9868 to enrol Ceremony celebrates new citizens By GILL ALCOCK New Kiwis: The Robertson family -- Michael, Jed, Karen and Alfie -- show off their citizenship certificates with Waiheke Local Board member Jim Hannan. ' We're absolutely thrilled to become New Zealand citizens and it's a great honour to be part of such a wonderful country. ' Karen Robertson They pledged allegiance to the Queen, sang the national anthem and took home certi- ficates proclaiming them as New Zealand citizens after a ceremony at Auckland Town Hall. Two ceremonies on Monday afternoon and evening last week saw around a dozen Waiheke residents take New Zealand citizenship, wit- nessed by members of the local board. Deputy chairwoman Jo Holmes and board member Jim Hannan were present at the afternoon function and chairwoman Faye Storer was on hand to witness the pro- ceedings in the evening. Among those collecting their certificates were Tom Ransom, Linda Savage, Eliz- abeth Worthy and the Robert- son family. Te Whau resident Karen Robertson says: We're abso- lutely thrilled to become New Zealand citizens and it's a great honour to be part of such a wonderful country.'' Mayor Len Brown helped present the event and sang happy birthday to three new citizens who were also cele- brating their birthdays -- Ms Worthy was one of them. Ms Storer says the number of Waiheke residents who are taking New Zealand citizen- ship at these ceremonies is steadily increasing. She describes the town hall event as a lovely cel- ebration''. Tricky tables a hit on island ' Their ideas will be very helpful in the development of Tricky X Tables. ' Brian Bettesworth Clever innovation: Tricky X Table sticks have proved to be a hit with little ones learning their times tables. The inventor of a new way to learn times tables says well over 200 of his Tricky X Table sticks have found homes in the com- munity and children are quickly picking up how to use them. Innovator Brian Bettesworth, a teacher and long time Waiheke resident, developed the sticks and offered them to families to trial for free. He says children only have to practise five minutes a day for two weeks to become pro- ficient. Following the trial Mr Bettesworth fol- lowed up with some of the parents and care- givers of children given the sticks. He says par- ticipants are unani- mous in their positive support and appreci- ation. Among the comments he received were easy to use'', fantastic little tool'' and really impressed, makes mul- tiplying much more interesting''. Mr Bettesworth also discovered the sticks appealed to the full age range from toddlers to grandparents. He says he has been amazed at the level of interest in Trick X Tables and appreciates the encouragement all the people associated with the trial have shown. Their ideas will be very helpful in the development of Tricky X Tables.'' Have say on waste Residents have until Monday to submit their views on a new proposed solid waste bylaw for the region. The management of solid waste is governed by seven bylaws of the former councils in the region which expire on October 31. Auckland Council is proposing to replace them with a single bylaw which aims to provide a mechanism to deal with potential health and safety issues when rubbish is not deposited correctly. Included in the draft bylaw is how the council proposes to: Deal with litter nui- sance associated with unaddressed mail, aban- doned shopping trolley and donation bins Work with waste oper- ators to monitor how solid waste is being col- lected and disposed through an extended licensing system Work with event organ- isers to develop waste minimisation plans to manage litter generated by public events to pre- vent it spreading on to public land Ensure waste collection standards. Submissions close on September 3. Go to auck- landcouncil.govt.nz/ bylaws to see the draft bylaw and make a sub- mission online.
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