Waiheke Marketplace : June 26th 2013
www.waihekemarketplace.co.nz 9 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, JUNE 26, 2013 NEWS Endeavour Scholarship applications are invited from Maori and Pasifika girls currently in Year 6 at their present school and active in their culture. The Endeavour Scholarships provide the opportunity for four girls to receive an education at St Cuthbert's College from Years 7 to Year 13. This is a financial scholarship that includes tuition fees, uniform allowance and other expenses. The level of parental contribution will be independently assessed and based on the current financial position of the family. APPLICATIONS CLOSE 31 July 2013 for students of Maori and Pasifika descent, Year 7 2014 Julie Drew Phone: (09) 520 4159 ext 7603 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.stcuthberts.school.nz For further information please contact: AN EXCEPTIONAL OPPORTUNITY Mobile 0211614604 Neill Clarke Licensed Salesperson Mike Pero Real Estate REAA (2008) Sell your property with me and get the fastest growing Real Estate brand in NZ behind you. I can offer you a dedicated service and effort, with honesty, integrity and reliability. Contact me today to get the whole team at Mike Pero working to deliver a premium price for your property, and saving you thousands of dollars on the cost of selling your property. 5457357AA Kind-hearted Hera leaves a legacy of compassion Official acknowledgement: The Waiheke Local Board pays tribute to Hera Mohns, who died on May 17. A tribute to one of the is- land s most well-respected residents came from the Waiheke Local Board at its monthly meeting last week. Board member Don McKenzie spoke about Hera Mohns, who died on May 17. Hera s hands-on, just-get- on-with-it legacy is bound to live on through the causes in which she passionately believed, he said. Hera was involved with the youth centre, The Rock, for more than 14 years, led Friends of the Street and Youth Attitude to Alcohol, and played leading roles in the Waiheke Island Council of Social Services, Adult Lit- eracy and Te Rito -- violence- free living. On behalf of the community, the Waiheke Local Board recognised Hera s voluntary work by awarding her an outstand- ing community service cer- tificate in 2012, Mr McKen- zie said. Hera was one of the is- land s silent caregivers who, through her experience, clear direction and inner resolve, won the admiration of those with whom she wor- ked. Her quiet determi- nation, compassion and unconditional love for oth- ers, especially the young and vulnerable, inspired all who worked closely with her. A karakia and celebra- tion of Hera s life was held at the Woolshed, with more than 100 attending, he said. Sincere condolences are extended to Hera s close family and friends. She will be greatly missed. Earthship lands for eco-aware couple By GEORGE GARDNER Sustainability project: Liz Ross and Dana Darwin's goal is to have the first Earthship Biotecture home and the first 10-star energy efficiency rated home in New Zealand. They are standing by a 10-square-metre demonstration model created by sustainability architect Mike Reynolds who is helping them with their Onetangi dream home. CAN-DO ATTITUDE Transpacific Industries is getting behind Liz and Dana's proposed Earthship home building project by providing them with aluminium cans, bottles, tyres and other waste materials instead of shipping them off for recycling. Dana says residents can also contribute by taking the aluminium cans to the Transfer Station instead of putting them out for collection. Go to waihekemarket place. co.nz to see an interview with Mike Reynolds. Two residents have galactic sized hopes of building the first Earthship home in New Zealand. Liz Ross and Dana Darwin plan to build a three-bedroom home in Onetangi for their family of four, with the help of world renowned sustain- ability architect Mike Reynolds. An Earthship home is made from tyres, bottles, cans and other recycled materials. Mike Reynolds is the foun- der of Earthship Biotecture and subject of the documen- tary film Garbage Warrior. He is based in Taos, New Mexico, where he teaches at the Earthship Biotecture Academy. Liz and Dana met Mike at a three-day workshop six months ago in Christchurch where he built a small 10 metre squared demonstration Earthship. That s where it all started, Liz says. We got excited about the possibility about building an Earthship on our two sections on Trig Hill Rd so we are bringing Mike over to do some planning, give some seminars and talk about the project. She says council officers have been receptive to the concept and a meeting is planned with Mike to address other concerns that could come up. The main issue is waterp- roofing -- demonstrating how it s going to be watertight, she says. We still have a long way to go in terms of design and con- senting but we are aiming high. Our goal is to be the first 10-star energy efficiency rated home in New Zealand. The highest so far is eight- star. Sharing the knowledge is also part of the plan. Mike Reynolds New Zealand visit is being hosted by the Waiata Artists Trust and the Platform One Foun- dation who will select 40 app- rentices to work with the Earthship Biotecture crew on the four-to-six week Waiheke Earthship. Some of the apprentices will be sponsored to attend the US Earthship Academy in Taos to undergo further training and obtain a qualifi- cation from Earthship Biotec- ture. Mike will be delivering seminars at Massey Univer- sity and attending the New Zealand premiere screening of the new Earthship docu- mentary New Solutions at Artworks Theatre on July 7. Liz and Dana are inviting all residents with an interest in green building and tech- nology to attend. There will be a question and answer session with Mike after the film. New Solutions will screen at Artworks Theatre at 1pm on July 7. Tickets are $25 adults, $15 students and senior citizens, at the door. Go to earthship.co.nz to find out more.
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