Waiheke Marketplace : December 19th 2012
www.waihekemarketplace.co.nz 3 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, DECEMBER 19, 2012 NEWS 5020829AAAvailable At Local Liquor Outlets 5065202AA CHRISTMAS DAY LUNCH 3 COURSE MEAL $35 PER HEAD Bookings essential Ph 372 9019 ext 3 5071141AA MOBILE CHILLER HIRE • Ideal for Food, Drinks, etc • Weddings, Parties, Gatherings • Outdoor Expo's and Events • Restaurant Backup • Located on Waiheke - no ferry charge Phone 09 372 7184 / 021 101 9293 Swimming pool valeting Complete range of pool and spa care products Spa covers Ring Steve Marshall on 372 9012 or 027 442 9012 Agent for Bioguard Spa & Pool Products Funds for relief The Waiheke branch of the New Zealand Red Cross is wishing every- one a happy Christmas and new year. The branch has helped fund ferry tickets for low income residents travel- ling to hospital. The budgeting service was given a donation to fund its food vouchers and over $80,000 has been given to emergency relief. A further $5000 has been given to the Waiheke Cinema, $5000 went to the Police Deo- dar Service and $2000 to Westpac helicopter. Arrest after scary fire' By BRIDGET JONES and GILL ALCOCK Waiheke gig: A fire rages on the hillside above Matiatia during the Tiki Taane concert. Photo: RYAN BLOUIN A CONCERT by Tiki Taane continued despite a scrub fire blazing nearby for almost two hours. Four fire crews were called to the fire at Matiatia Bay at 8.50pm Saturday night. Volunteer fire chief Ron Leonard says there were two separate fires which together took over about 5000 square metres of scrub over the road from The Bay, above the private car park and down the other side of the hill. The venue was hosting an event dubbed The Waiheke Blowout, featuring Tiki Taane and DJ Optimus Grime. More than 400 people were at the show. Mr Leonard says two off-duty firemen from Tauranga were at the show and saw a young chap acting suspiciou- sly.They followed him and discovered the newly lit fires and held him until police arrived. The fire was on steep terrain and a long way from the road, Mr Leon- ard says. It took a lot of dam- pening down to make sure it didn t spark up again. An employee from The Bay says the fire started out small but got really big. It was actually quite scary. Shesaysitwasona hill about 300 metres from The Bay but it never looked like it was going to come close to the restaurant. Event organiser Lisa Bell confirms the concert was unaffected by the incident. She denies rumours the fire was started by someone who had been thrown out of the con- cert. A 20-year-old Auck- land man was arrested at the scene and charged with wilful damage. Crowds turnout for carols and sausages Seasonal cheer: Waiheke Local Board chairwoman Faye Storer and deputy chairwoman Jo Holmes soak up the festive atmosphere. Combined choirs: A rousing finale by members of all the choirs led by musical director Pat Urlich at Carols by the Sea. Go to waihekemarket place.co.nz and click on Latest Edition to hear some carols. Sizzling snacks: Elliot Stevens, Ann Bull and George Hailstone at the sausage sizzle. Santa hats and song sheets were at the ready at Carols by the Sea at Little Oneroa Reserve. The annual sing- along featured perfor- mances by several groups including three children s choirs, a large number of whom joined members of men s choir V12 and a German- speaking choir for a fabulous finale. Carols by the Sea is sponsored by Auckland Council and the Wai- heke Local Board.
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