Waiheke Marketplace : October 24th 2012
www.waihekemarketplace.co.nz 7 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, OCTOBER 24, 2012 NEWS Bring your Perfect Day Inside Airtech is a medium sized, family owned air conditioning and refrigeration company based in Auckland. Airtech has been providing air conditioning and refrigeration services for over 20 years, so you know that you're dealing with a company that has the knowledge and experience to do the job right, first time. As an accredited installer of quality Hitachi Heat Pumps Airtech is able to assist you in finding the perfect Heat Pump for your space and install it with an industry leading Six Year Warranty. Hitachi RAS-25YHA3, 3.4kW Heating Heat Pump - Hot Deal Price * Installed back to back - conditions apply. Offers expire 31st October 2012. Hitachi RAS-50YHA3, 6.1kW Heating Heat Pump - Hot deal Price $1,699 Incl. GST installed* $2,399 Incl. GST installed* The experts you can trust 09 376 7021 www.airtech.net.nz For a free no obligation quote call our Airtech team on 09 376 7021, visit our centrally located showroom at 3 Williamson Avenue, Ponsonby. www.airtech.net.nz Feast in store for lovers of literature Wine time: The Waiheke Book Festival -- Words on a Small Island is holding a book launch of A Life at Mudbrick at a gala lunch on Sunday. Guest author: The book festival's gala lunch stars author and artist Jacqueline Fahey. Book lovers are preparing for the fourth annual Waiheke Book Festival -- Words on a Small Island, which opens on Friday. The festival features lec- tures, lunches and fascinat- ing stories from a host of interesting speakers. The literary menu offers a variety of sessions from a creative writing workshop with Kathryn Burnett to deck chair poetry readings by Sam Hunt and a homage to Hone Tuwhare. Book, art, and food and wine lovers might want to try the gala lunch and book launch of A Life at Mudbrick at 11am on Sunday. The book, by Mudbrick co- owner Robyn Jones, recounts the extraordinary journey of Waiheke's spectacular vine- yard and restaurant. It includes recipes and pho- tography of Waiheke by renowned food photographer Aaron Mclean. Mrs Jones describes the decision she and husband Nick made to leave their busy Auckland lives and plant a vineyard on Waiheke more than 20 years ago. It was early days for Waiheke wine growing and wine tour- ism so they hung on to their city day jobs before deciding the business could be their fulltime enterprise. Some of the early recom- mendations from wine experts led to the couple finding another way to sup- plement their income -- the plan to open a cafe, which later became the world fam- ous restaurant. While Mud- brick is familiar to many, this behind-the-scenes story hasn't been told before. Also at the lunch will be guest author and artist Jac- queline Fahey, best known for her paintings of domestic and suburban life. A master of paint and words, and a ardent non- conformist for whom paint- ing has always been a pas- sion, her memoir Before I Forget is a fascinating tale. Auckland University Press says Fahey was one of the first New Zealand artists to work explicitly from a woman's perspective. In the late 1980s she became an influential lec- turer at Elam School of Fine Arts at Auckland University and was selected to rep- resent New Zealand at the 1985 Sydney Perspecta. Her work was included in the 2007 exhibition 100 Fem- inist Painters at the Los Angeles Museum of Contem- porary Art. Before I Forget, recounts her life raising three daugh- ters and many dogs, hand- ling the deaths of her par- ents and battling the politics of mental hospitals, the expectations on doctor's wives and the perils of a boozy culture. The Waiheke Book Festi- val gala lunch takes place at Mudbrick on Sunday, Octo- ber 28 from 11am. Bookings are essential for the lunch. Check out Event- finda or phone Mudbrick Vineyard on 372 9050. Go to www.waihekebook festival.co.nz for the full programme and to book festival events.
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