Waiheke Marketplace : January 2nd 2013
www.waihekemarketplace.co.nz 21 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, JANUARY 2, 2013 EVENTS Rambles start up Keep fit: The first of this summer's Twilight Rambles takes walkers up Rangihoua, pictured here behind trampers climbing the much harder track in the Onetangi Sports Park. This year s series of free Twilight Rambles begins on January 8. The Tuesday evening walks are organised by the Hauraki Gulf Islands branch of Forest & Bird and funded by the Wai- heke Local Board. All rambles will start at 6pm and end with a sausage sizzle at about 8pm. Everyone is wel- come to join in. The first walk next Tuesday takes in Rangi- houa at Onetangi Sports Park, also known as Rangihoua Park. Those wishing to take part should meet in the field opposite the Wai- heke Dirt Track on O Br- ien Rd. The walk will take ramblers up Rangihoua hill, also known as Te Putiki o Kahu. This his- torical landmark provides panoramic views across the Rangi- houa water catchment area and beyond. Learn about the significant importance of the area before walking around the stream and wetlands and hearing about its ecological significance, flora and fauna. The walking guides will be Waiheke Island Wetland Initiative members Karen Denyer and Janet Hunt. The January 15 walk takes in Okoka, Wharetana and Oakura bays, the January 22 walk takes in the ancient forest of Rorohara, Pie Melon Bay, and the final ramble on January 29 will be around the Forest & Bird Reserve in Onetangi. Turn up with good walking shoes. Phone Jacqueline Joseph on 372 2831 for information. Enjoy a taste of the Mediterranean Mediterranean flare: Obsidian Vineyard co-owner Janet Spillman will be hosting two days of Viva el Vino at the vineyard on January 12 and 13. A celebration of all things Mediterranean will take place at Obsid- ian Vineyard. Viva El Vino will fea- ture Spanish music and the vineyard s Temp- ranillo, Montepulciano and Viognier wines matched with tapas and platters. People who arrive dressed in yellow and red will go in the draw to win a six pack of wine. Obsidian Vineyard is set in the Onetangi wine belt and features a range of other wines, from Pinot Gris and Rose to its flagship Obsidian Bordeaux-style blend. Viva El Vino takes place from 11am to 6pm on January 12 and 13. Co-owner Janet Spill- man says: Pop in and enjoy the atmosphere. Obsidian Vineyard can be found at the bottom of Te Makiri Rd, off Sea- view Rd, in Onetangi. Phone 372 6100. Al performs at venue Playing live: Al Reeve will be at Vino Vino from 6.30pm this Friday night. The venue gets busy on its live music nights so restaurant bookings are advisable. Phone 372 9888.
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