Waiheke Marketplace : October 3rd 2012
www.waihekemarketplace.co.nz 8 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, OCTOBER 3, 2012 NEWS THERE ARE 320 REASONS TO SMILE THIS WEEK GET THE THINGS YOU LOVE WITH YOUR 2012 AECT DIVIDEND AECT beneficiaries, please check your letterbox this week for your dividend. See aect.co.nz or call 0508 AECT INFO (0508 232 846) for more information. &R & _ &R_ Y&R Y&R R YR Y&R &R AEC0 E0 AC A0 AEC C C C C C C AEC C C C C 090_ 090_ 090_S S S Little old caravan is HQ for lots of walking Quirky headquarters: Parks officer Gary Wilton's caravan will trundle its way to Matiatia wharf for the Waiheke Walking Festival which starts on October 27. Preparations for the third annual Waiheke Walking Festival are in full swing and the final touches are being put on its quirky head- quarters. After a temporary stint as a Storytelling Festival draw- card, Auckland Council parks officer Gary Wilton's little caravan will be back in action as the place to find infor- mation on the nine-day walk- ing festival which starts on October 27. Last year the caravan did a stint on Oneroa Beach where it was much photographed by tourists. This year it will be at Matiatia wharf from Labour Weekend. Festival organiser Jenness Reeve says: If you open the door of the caravan it's com- pletely 1960s and quirky inside, just like Gary. It's red and white tartan, with lots of old formica and plastic thermo mugs to match.'' Mrs Reeve says Mr Wilton has had to put some clear tape over a couple of patches on top of the caravan, to stop the leaks. He reckons the caravan is so thin in parts that the vinyl in the signwriting transfers is thicker than the caravan walls. It's probably holding it together.'' And its new, fresh look wouldn't have happened without the goodwill of Pukeko Signs and Graphics, with signwriter Ayla Speak- man spending hours getting the designs just right, Mrs Reeve says. Online bookings are being taken for the Waiheke Walking Festival which runs until November 4. Some are full to capacity. All walks are guided and free but registration is essential at waihekewalking festival.org. Festival reveres renowned poet Chairman: Poet Pita Rikys will be in charge of the session Homage to Hone Tuwhare at the Words on a Small Island Waiheke Book Festival. The Homage to Hone Tuwhare is being billed as a highlight of the upcoming Waiheke Book Festival during the last weekend in October. The inimitable poet inspired renewed interest in Maori traditional forms like nga moteatea (laments) and oriori (lullabies), festival director Geraldine O'Sullivan Beere says. The festival features many events and the ''homage'' session will be chaired by poet Pita Rikys with biographer and author Janet Hunt, poet Selina Tusitala Marsh and Hone's son Rob Tuwhare who will read some of his father's works. Author and former Waiheke resident Janet Hunt's first book, published in 1998, was a biography on Hone Tuwhare. Ms O'Sullivan Beere says she is delighted Ms Hunt will be back on the island for the fourth festival. ''Not just for her in- depth knowledge of Hone Tuwhare but also for her history with the festival. The logo for the book festival was designed by Janet. ''She appeared at the first book festival four years ago when she was living on the island and her book E3 Call Home had just been published.'' Ms O'Sullivan Beere says the festival is not just for poetry lovers but all lovers of words and those who enjoy hearing words and poetry read aloud. ''Maori poetry comes from a long heritage of oral traditions. Well before their language was written, Maori used language on many levels for poetry and storytelling. ''Hone Tuwhare was one of those who changed our appreciation for poetry of our own culture of New Zealand and the Pacific.'' She promises the session will be lively and with the odd debate or two likely. ''Selina Tusitala Marsh and Pita Rikys will read some of their own work and further our understanding of Maori and Pacific voice.'' The Waiheke Book Festival Words on a Small Island is October 26 to 28. Homage to Hone Tuwhare is at 2pm on October 27 at Morra Hall. Tickets are $15. Visit waihekebook festival.co.nz.
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