Waiheke Marketplace : September 26th 2012
www.waihekemarketplace.co.nz 12 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, SEPTEMBER 26, 2012 NEWS Billy brand bound to sell boxes Brand man: Billy Apple, left, with collaborative partner Dr Craig Hilton discussing plans for immortality. Inset: There are only 50 Billy Apple: Official selection wine boxes. The influential artisit will celebrate 50 years of his brand at Waiheke Community Art Gallery this Friday. Visit waihekemarket place.co.nz to see a clip of the Being Billie Apple DVD A well-known artist will celebrate 50 years of his brand at a Waiheke Community Art Gallery exhibition opening this Friday. Billy Apple moved from New Zealand to New York in the 1960s and exhibited alongside artists such as Andy Warhol and Roy Lichten- stein. He later became one of the pioneers of New York conceptual art. He returned to New Zealand in 1990 to become one of the most influential figures in the contemporary art scene. To mark his celebra- tions Billy Apple has been working with Wai- heke wine makers to pro- duce a selection of wines in a limited case. There are only 50 Billy Apple: Official Selection cases in the exhibition, num- bered to commemorate each year of the Billy Apple brand since 1963. The cases include 2010 vintages from Kennedy Point, Man O War, Miro, Obsidian, Peacock Sky and Poderi Crisci. Gallery director Linda Chalmers says: This is an extraordinary oppor- tunity for the Waiheke Community Art Gallery, and we are thrilled with the support that Billy Apple has given us and the Waiheke vineyards. We are also delighted to be able to contribute to his world-wide 50th anniversary celebra- tions. Already people are contacting us to reserve their wine box numbers so we are expecting a lively opening. The exhibition, open at 6pm on September 28, runs until October 15. Truth mats keep the record straight Truth mat: Moocher Hunters co-ordinator Tony Wood shows off the measuring mat. A sustainable fishing competition group is stepping up to make sure all its fish are measured in an equal way. From now on, the Moochers Hunters group will use truth mats to measure their catch. The Moocher Hunters competitions are based around a catch and release format. Particip- ating fishermen video themselves or a mate catching, measuring and then releasing the target species of fish. The videos are then uploaded on to the Moocher Hunters Facebook page. Now each registered fisherman will receive a truth mat to measure his catch. Season two starts next week with the Spring Snapper Hunt. The com- petition lasts from Octo- ber 1 to November 30 and there will be some great prizes to be won for both land and boat based, caught and released, fish. The season continues with the Kingfish Sum- mer Series which runs from March 1 to May 31. Registration is $40 for the season. To register contact Tony Wood at moocher email@example.com or phone 027 208 8658. For more information go to the Moocher Hunters Facebook page. Waste watchers Sorting rubbish: Waiheke Playgroup members Linden Sommerset and Taylor Appleby check out what can be recycled on a visit to the transfer station. By GILL ALCOCK A group of children from Waiheke Playgroup were wide eyed with wonder on a recent trip to the transfer station in Ostend. From the diggers to the rubbish piles, the little ones enjoyed the experience at the sta- tion s Education Centre, Playgroup co-ordinator Kristin Busher says. The visit was set up for the children to learn all about rubbish and recycling. First-up was waste educator Glenda Andrew-Neal who showed the children and parents how to recycle compost and rethink the subject of product pack- aging by checking out their own packed lunches. Ms Busher says the children were amazed at how little rubbish was left once the trash had been sorted into paper, plastic, metal, glass, and food scraps for the worm farm. For a lot of the chil- dren the highlight of the day was watching rub- bish being sorted by the big diggers. Waiheke Playgroup runs from 8.45am to 11.30am on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Old Blackpool Hall. Phone Ms Busher on 027 386 1125 for more information. Small support group but great mana Waiheke High School student Tia Reweti- Saunders has just returned from a trip to Nelson where she repres- ented the Auckland region in the national finals of a prestigious public speaking contest, called Nga Manu Korero. She was picked after taking first place and best overall junior female in the regional part of the competition. Tia and her Piringa- kau whanau support group made the trip to compete thanks to dona- tions from Greenacres and the New Hope shop, plus fundraising from sausage sizzles and NCEA concerts. She was joined by three other stu- dents to represent the Auckland region. Waiheke High School dean Claire Mahaki says Nelson put on fine weather throughout the four days and it was a sight to behold at the event venue as schools converged in their finery of school colours, blazers, logos and branding. Wai- heke combined with the other Auckland schools to share and teach wai- ata and haka so they could perform as a united team. Tia s speech com- pared the merits of com- munication via Face to Face or Facebook to Facebook . She per- formed to a crowded auditorium and deliv- ered her oratory with poise and confidence, gaining a commendable sixth place nationally. Although the Pirin- gakau support team of Waiora Mahaki, Daley Snowden, Chris Rhodes, Waimarama Roa, Mah- inarangi Vercoe, Hira Pulham, Hakawai Liv- ingstone, Brianna Smith and Ted Whatarangi was one of the smallest groups there, the stu- dents shone, doing an exceptional job represen- ting our school, our island and our region with pride, enthusiasm and mana. In addition to the high calibre of speeches fol- lowed by spine tingling and rousing haka, Mrs Mahaki says one of the social highlights was a combined school disco. Student feedback centred on the inspi- rational opportunity to meet like minded high achieving students in a Maori environment. Once again, we are very grateful for the sup- port from the community and organisations who have enabled our stu- dents to experience and participate in this illus- trious event.
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