Waiheke Marketplace : November 28th 2012
www.waihekemarketplace.co.nz 9 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, NOVEMBER 28, 2012 NEWS In 2010, ASB set out to turn 250,000 kids into cash clever Kiwis, and now we've done it! ASB GetWise is a fun and exciting financial literacy programme run in New Zealand schools, to give young New Zealanders some of the money skills and know-how they need later in life. The programme is available free of charge to primary and intermediate schools across New Zealand, so register your interest today to help create even more cash clever Kiwis. ASB Bank Limited. To start your mission visit asb.co.nz/getwise or phone 0800 getwise. ASB3260/MC1 Well versed in poetry Ardent wordsmith: Singer- songwriter and poet Katy Soljak will lead the afternoon session at the third Waiheke Poetry Festival in Pendragon Mall this Sunday. A free day for poetry lovers will take place on Sunday. Organisers of the third annual Waiheke Poetry Festival Liz Eastmond and Sue Fitchett encour- age young poets and emerging writers to join in the day which will be led by performance poet Baraka in the morning and singer-songwriter and poet Katy Soljak in the afternoon. Writers will give short readings and all other poets, including closet ones, are invited to read their work. The day at Tivoli in Pendragon Mall, Oneroa, will be opened by poet Pita Rikys at 11am. The morning session runs until 1pm and the after- noon session runs from 2pm to 4pm. Call Liz on 372 3361 or Sue on 372 7600 for more information. Alf's service celebrated Long service: Alf Jones with his award for 50 years' service with the Waiheke Volunteer Fire Brigade. Alf Jones has been acknowledged for half a century of service with the Waiheke Volunteer Fire Brigade. Mr Jones long service and 80th birthday next month saw him receive a large chocolate cake decorated with a fire truck and a round of applause from his fellow volunteers a the brig- ade s annual dinner at The Bay on Saturday night. The event was also marked by the handing out of the yearly honours for other members. Fire chief Ron Leonard says Mr Jones started just after the brigade began in 1952 and if he hadn t pulled out for 10 years he would be celeb- rating 60 years. Mr Jones can be seen helping with the traffic flow at many of the islan- d s emergencies. Synthetic green to be replaced By GILL ALCOCK Going soon: The synthetic green at the Waiheke Bowling Club will be replaced with a sown lawn next year. Bowlers at the Waiheke Bowling Club will be aiming for their jacks on a natural turf sur- face next year thanks to a large grant. The old synthetic green at the club on Marama Ave in Surfdale will be ripped up and the new surface sown at the end of February. Manager Len Curtis says the club can t start work on the green until after the busy summer period. We have to wait until all the compe- tition days are fin- ished. The estimated cost of $50,000 for the major surface change is being covered by a grant from the Bluewater Trust, a division of Auckland Bowls. We applied and the trust was very under- standing. A group of 32 police- men from around the Auckland region enjoyed an afternoon of bowls on the synthetic surface last week and completed their day with a rowdy karaoke. Mr Curtis is hoping more corporates and companies will be able to enjoy the Wai- heke Bowling Club once the all natural green has been com- pleted.
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