Waiheke Marketplace : September 5th 2012
www.waihekemarketplace.co.nz 8 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, SEPTEMBER 5, 2012 NEWS Prime waterfront living for only $360,000 Open Day this Friday 10am -- 2pm Waiheke Island -- there's no better place to live your life. Enjoy your piece of paradise and more. 37 Natzka Road, Anzac Bay, Ostend. 09 372 2820 www.waihekeretirementvillage.co.nz Waiheke Retirement Village is right on the water's edge at Anzac Bay. The village offers an independent retirement lifestyle with a range of top quality facilities within a relaxed and supportive community environment. You can experience coastal retirement living for yourself by calling Libby on 372 2820. She can give you a tour of the village and show you a selection of spacious and affordable villas. energi _J13268WMP CLUB HOUSE LOUNGE AND DINING ROOM • INDOOR HEATED SWIMMING POOL • SPA POOL • BILLIARDS • LIBRARY PETANQUE TERRAIN • HAIRDRESSING SALON • 24 HOUR EMERGENCY CALL SYSTEM • COURTESY COACH • WORKSHOP LAST WEEK Come on Waiheke -- the more entries we put in from Waiheke the greater the chance of a Waihekean taking out this fantastic prize. Every time you buy $30 or more in fuel from G.A.S. Ostend you qualify to enter this nationwide G.A.S. draw. Draw offer ends midnight Thursday 13th September -- conditions apply Ostend Motors 2007 Ltd 2 Albert Crescent, Ostend Phone 372 8949 Find us on facebook 4836230AA ONE YEAR'S FREE FUEL could be yours! Dump weeds for free Wandering weed: The devastating effects of tradescantia, also known as wandering jew, can be curtailed when residents make use of the weed amnesty at the Waiheke Transfer Station. By GILL ALCOCK FREE WEED DUMPING The following weeds can be dumped for free at the Waiheke Transfer Station until September 16. After that they will incur a charge -- pampas, gorse, wandering jew (tradescantia), moth plant, ginger roots, bamboo and leaves from fan palms and phoenix palms -- palms are not usually accepted by the transfer station but as these are now either legally declared to be, or are being considered invasive, leaves from fan palms and phoenix palms are being accepted under the weed amnesty. Green waste excluded from the amnesty -- toetoe, flax, cabbage tree, tree roots, treated timber and soil. People's weed woes will be given a helping hand by a weed amnesty offered at the transfer station. The truce runs until September 16 and allows residents to offload green waste that would nor- mally be charged for at the island's central tip. It is an initiative of the Weedbusters organis- ation, supported by the Conservation Depart- ment and is being co- ordinated by Auckland Council biosecurity spe- cialist Deryn Dromgoole. Some green waste is accepted free of charge by the transfer station at all times but other items need to be paid for either because they jam the machinery used to pro- cess the material or because their seeds or tubers are not treated in the heating process, Ms Dromgoole says. Where possible we recommend people man- age weeds in situ but understand people can have unmanageable volumes, making it desirable to take these off site, hence the offer of an annual weed amnesty.'' Residents having diffi- culty with weed identifi- cation can check online at weedbusters.org.nz or contact Ms Dromgoole at the council offices on Bel- gium St or by phone on 372 5905. The council is also offering free weed audits as part of the Weed- busters programme. The transfer station is on Ostend Rd just past the supermarket and is open from 8am till 4pm Monday to Sunday. Talkfest taps island talent Keynote speaker: Michael Henderson will talk about creating a true culture of success in business at Fit for the Future 2012. The Fit For the Future 2012 conference will take place at The Cloud on the waterfront on Sept- ember 27. Talented Waiheke Is- landers will be key fig- ures at the event that aims to get the business sector fit for the future. It is designed to help business leaders who understand the potential of consumer preferences for more responsible business practices to see new opportunities for future profits. The conference is hos- ted by The Natural Step NZ, a non-profit organis- ation providing advisory services, training and research on sustainable practice. Surfdale resident Simon Harvey, who is the conference organiser and executive director of The Natural Step NZ, says there are "so many amazingly knowledge- able and talented people on Waiheke". "It's been great to tap into that pool of talent for this year's event." Waiheke resident Michael Henderson -- The Corporate Anthro- pologist -- is the keynote speaker at the confer- ence. Mr Henderson is one of the world's leading experts in developing high-performance organ- isational culture. Palm Beach based eco- psychologist and leader- ship coach Rosie Walford will facilitate the day, with fellow Palm Beacher Jana Lyn-Holly capturing key messages in her narrative draw- ings. James Samuel has developed the website and social media cam- paign, Jerome Parting- ton has been instrumen- tal in organising a presentation from Jas- max director Tim Hoosen and Waiheke resident Katie Horton on the transformational future of workspace design. Other speakers will include Colmar Brunton managing director Jac- queline Ireland with an update on consumer trends and attitudes and Charles Anderson, chief executive of Sovereign Assurance. Visit the website FitForTheFuture2012. com for more information and to register.
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