Waiheke Marketplace : August 14th 2013
www.waihekemarketplace.co.nz 21 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, AUGUST 14, 2013 EVENTS PLACEMAKERS WAIHEKE 102 OSTEND RD 372 0060 SAVE THE DATE BLUE SEPTEMBER SPRING DIP FUNDRAISER AT LITTLE ONEROA BEACH, SUNDAY 1ST SEPTEMBER COME ALONG & SPONSOR OUR BLUE SEPTEMBER SPRING DIP PARTICIPANTS -- ALL PROCEEDS WILL BE DONATED TO THE PROSTATE CANCER FOUNDATION OF NEW ZEALAND. SPOT PRIZ BBQ PLUS VISIT FROM PLACEMAK BLUE STRE Dipping into men's health By GEORGE GARDNER Men will be making a splash for good health on Father s Day at the first annual Spring Dip. Blokes are being invited to join members of the Waiheke Volunteer Fire Brigade, Wai- heke Police, Waiheke Volun- teer Coastguard and Wai- heke Placemakers to take the plunge at Little Oneroa at 9am on September 1. The event will kick off Blue September, a Placema- kers initiative which aims to raise awareness of prostate cancer. Throughout the month there will be car washes, sausage sizzles and other Blue September activities at the store. Waiheke store owner Lee Stickland says the most important thing about the awareness campaign is that men get a check up with their doctor. Our target is that every man who comes into contact with Placemakers in Sept- ember is making sure they are doing what they can for their prostate health. If we can save half a dozen Waiheke men, we have done something. Mr Stickland says prostate cancer starts with a little inability to pass urine. But it can creep up on you and in the space of a couple of years it becomes a major. We have been encourag- ing guys to go to the doctor and get checked out. We always say once you are over 45, you need to become aware of taking the blood test. A gold coin donation is requested for anyone taking the Spring Dip. Men who take part will receive a cer- tificate. Newly released wines on show WIN TICKETS Waiheke Winegrowers Association is offering the opportunity to win a free double pass to the event. Just 'like' the Waiheke Winegrowers Association Facebook page to be in the draw to win. Aucklanders are getting the chance to taste some Wai- heke wines in one location this weekend. The renovated Victoria Park Market is hosting Auckland Restaurant Month on August 17 and 18. A dozen Waiheke wineries will be offering tastings at a Boutique Wine Showcase. Waiheke Winegrowers Association president Rob Meredith says the island s artisan growers want Auck- landers to taste their new releases and award winning vintages. We are always looking for ways to get Aucklanders to embrace Waiheke as their own wine region. Participating vineyards are Batch, Cable Bay, Goldie Wines, The Hay Paddock, Man O War, Miro, Mudb- rick, Obsidian, Passage Rock, Peacock Sky, Poderi Crisci and Soho. Early Bird tickets to the showcase are $20. They include a glass and the first six tastings, which run from 10.30am to 6.30pm on Saturday and Sunday. Buy tickets at eventfinder.co.nz. Varying displays of gallery art Solo show: Sculptor and mixed media artist Paul Radford ''plays with the guitar'' in his Body and Soul exhibition at Waiheke Community Art Gallery, one of three exhibitions opening this Friday. This piece is titled Django. Three contrasting exhibi- tions open on Friday at the Waiheke Community Art Gallery in Oneroa. Smorgasbord will show an array of ceramics in the main gallery by established and emerging artists. This is a wonderful oppor- tunity to view a selection of exciting smaller scale works in this collectable medium, gallery director Linda Chal- mers says. In the small gallery, sculp- tor and mixed media artist Paul Radford plays with the guitar to present a new group of works titled Body and Soul. Paul has been exhibiting for more than over 30 years. His sculptural work has fea- tured in headland -- Sculp- ture On The Gulf. The Annex Gallery will transform into a magical space showing a spellbinding collection of Ann Skelly s creations from the World Of Wearable Art. Ann has been an exhibitor and prize win- ner since 2007. The exhibitions run until September 16. Phone the gallery on 372 9907.
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