Waiheke Marketplace : September 26th 2012
www.waihekemarketplace.co.nz 20 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, SEPTEMBER 26, 2012 NEWS Turn to the team at Waiheke Real Estate The Local Agency Since 1960 Try to Find Another One Like This! You would be hard pressed to find the perfect section in this market, but we think most would agree that this one stands out. 2376+sm with a nearly flat ridge top building platform with northeast focus and sweeping vista clear around to the Vineyards on Onetangi Road. No trees-just grass and nearly 23 meters wide. Add a driveway and you are almost home. Boundary issues with neighbor now rectified. GV: $510k Ref 5210 Set Date of Sale: 30 September 2012 Ph. Tom Hughes 021-354-531 A/hs 372-2964 ONETANGI Old-time fun for kids at Motat Motat museum is offering families the opportunity to learn about New Zealand's history during the school holidays through a range of exciting activities including digging for gum, searching for gold, trading at the col- onial exchange and butter making. From September 29 to October 14, children can get to know what life was like in Victorian times. They will see how butter was made by hand-shaking milk and how clothes used to be washed by hand with a washboard. Colonial life can be tried out at Motat's Gum, Grit, Gold -- A Colonial Experience as a part of the 2012 Auck- land Heritage Festival. Motat marketing manager Deanna Wharton says the exhibition will be a great way to get kids thinking about what life was like before washing machines and dishwashers were around. "A number of children who have grown up in the 21st century take for granted the technology we have available to us that makes everyday life simpler.'' Visit motat.org.nz and aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/ heritagefestival for more information about Motat and the 2012 Auckland Heritage Festival. Motat is at Great North Rd and Meola Rd, Western Springs. Old times: Celebrate Auckland's heritage aboard the historic William C Daldy. Take a tugboat ride The upcoming Auckland Heritage Festival includes an offer from Ports of Auck- land of free tours of the Wai- temata Harbour and seaport aboard the historic steam tug William C Daldy and time with Waiheke historian Paul Monin. The festival runs from September 29 to October 14 and is full of fun and interes- ting ideas to celebrate the history of the country's largest city. The hour-long tours on board the tug are on Sept- ember 29, October 6 and October 13 at 9am, 11am, 1pm and 3pm. Tours are family-friendly and provide an up-close view of the port at work with commentary on the history of the waterfront. The trips start from Hob- son Wharf West behind the Voyager New Zealand Mari- time Museum and include a stop at the Auckland Har- bour Bridge where the Wil- liam C Daldy helped salvage a piece of the bridge during its construction in 1958. Built in 1935, the William C Daldy was one of the Auck- land port's first tugboats and worked on the Waitemata for more than 40 years. Tours are free but a gold coin donation to the William C Daldy Preservation Society is appreciated and bookings can be made by phoning 0800 25 7678. On Waiheke, history lov- ers should grab the oppor- tunity to spend an hour with historian Paul Monin. Mr Monin will talk about the history of the island and then facilitate an open dis- cussion, answering questions from the audience. The event takes place on October 6 from 4.30pm to 5.30pm at the Waiheke Com- munity Library, Korora Rd. Go to aucklandcity.govt.nz. to download a full programme of the events taking place during the Auckland Heritage Festival. Zoo life: There's a holiday programme at Auckland Zoo. Being a zookeeper Auckland Zoo is offering youngsters a unique opportunity to role play being a zookeeper, vet and other zoo workers, by tak- ing part in its Replay The Zoo programme during the holidays. Senior primate keeper Christine Tintinger says all the kids who love watching The Zoo on tele- vision can experience a little of what the keepers do, find out why they love it, and be inspired to get involved in animal conser- vation themselves. At the zoo's conser- vation centre in Te Wao Nui and its orangutan viewing platform, there is the chance to role play doing field conservation in New Zealand and Sumatra. At the vet cen- tre, kids can dress as a vet and try diagnosing what is ailing one of the zoo's red pandas. Kids will also be able to chat to keepers, vets and other zoo staff at question and answer sessions, try their hand at solving the behavioural enrichment puzzles zoo volunteers make for the animals, and be a horticulturist in the Project Munch at Kid- Zone. A fun craft activity will focus on one of the zoo's exotic breeding pro- grammes and past epis- odes of The Zoo will be screened at the Old Ele- phant House. The programme runs 9.30am till 5.30pm, Sept- ember 29 to October 14. Normal admission apply.
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