Eastern Courier : February 11th 2011
4 EASTERN COURIER, FEBRUARY 11, 2011 NEWS Waiheke Island -- there's no better place to live your life. Enjoy your piece of paradise and more at Waiheke Retirement Village Waiheke Retirement Village 37 Natzka Road, Anzac Bay, Ostend. 09 372 2820 www.waihekeretirementvillage.co.nz Waiheke Retirement Village is nestled on the water's edge at Anzac Bay. With Villa prices starting from $320,000 you can have the added certainty, confidence and support that comes with a LifeCare Residences Village, and enjoy retirement -- island style. In fact, once you are living in your comfortable, easy-care Villa, you will have even more time to spend with friends, a great community and on your favourite pastimes. To view Villas for sale and to find out how easy it is for you to get the most out of life, call Libby today on 372 2820. If you have a SuperGold Card or have an ARTA approved Senior Citizen ID Card you can travel for FREE on Fullers' ferries from 9am weekdays, all day weekends and public holidays. And if you call Libby to make an appointment she will be more than happy to pick you up from the Ferry terminal at Waiheke Island. CLUB HOUSE LOUNGE AND DINING ROOM • INDOOR HEATED SWIMMING POOL • SPA POOL • BILLIARDS • LIBRARY • PETANQUE TERRAIN • HAIRDRESSING SALON • 24 HOUR EMERGENCY CALL SYSTEM • COURTESY COACH • WORKSHOP energi _10706C 0800 10 95 10 www.languages.unitec.ac.nz The Certi cate in Language Teaching enables you to teach English in New Zealand or when you travel overseas. Practical teaching skills are at the heart of the programme you practise teaching a class of adults for a total of six hours and observe experienced teachers in action. No previous teaching experience required. Course starts 8 March 2011. Enrol now Teach English overseas UNLTE300 Trio to perform at concert Young rock band Audio Pilots will be one of the acts at Whitford s Turanga Creek Winery Groove in the Grapes concert. Dan Chong and brothers Jordan and Troy Darrow write their own music and have been together three years. The Howick and Whitford residents played at the Parachute Music Festival for the second time this year. The trio launched their debut single and music video I Will Not Fall the day before the February 19 concert. Also performing are soul and funk cover band Soul Pit Orchestra, and The Cover Up, playing everything from Katy Perry to The Rolling Stones. Gates open at 3.30pm. Entertainment from 4.30pm.. Tickets are $20, go to www. turanga creek.co.nz. IN BRIEF Gold Heart Variety -- The Children's Charity wants to help kids reach their dreams in education, music, art, and sport through its Gold Heart Scholarship programme. Applications are open for $5000 funding and a mentor. The charity helps sick, disabled or disadvantaged children. To apply for the scholarship children should be at a high level in their field and show passion and commitment to achieve a long-term aspirational goal. Applications close on March 31. Go to www.variety.org.nz or call Heather Stevens on 520-4111 for an application form. Triple P study Three hundred parents and adolescents are being sought for a University of Auckland study. Doctoral student Joanna Chu is running a six-month study to investigate the acceptability and relevance of two Triple P parenting programmes. Miss Chu is looking for 12 to 14-year-olds and their parents to take part in the large-scale study. Call Joanna on 623-8899 ext. 83042 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer, or see www.education. auckland.ac.nz/uoa/triple-p for more information. Historic cottage home at last New home: The Baverstock Cottage formerly on the site of the Buddhist temple has been relocated to form a heritage precinct. Photo: FIONA GOODALL By NICOLA WILLIAMS The Baverstock Cottage finally has a home. Its fate was uncertain after the owners of the Buddhist temple applied to the Manu- kau City Council two years ago to demolish the protected cottage on its site. One of the conditions of the temple s resource consent was that the cottage be maintained and restored. But this did not happen anditwasleftina deteriorating condition. The demolition application was turned down and the pro- cess of the council working with the temple to reach a solution began. The cottage has been moved to a site next to the old Flat Bush school house on the corner of Murphys Rd and Flat Bush School Rd. Howick Local Board chair- man Michael Williams says he s pleased with the outcome after a long period of financial negotiation and deliberation about the most appropriate site for its relo- cation. The cottage will provide a much-needed community meeting facility in a rapidly growing area. It will form part of a heri- tage precinct next to Murphy s Bush, Mr Williams says. He says the cost of the relo- cation, refurbishment and landscaping comes in at $280,000. The council reached an agreement that the temple contributes $80,000 toward the costs. Mr Williams says the 180 square metre space repres- ents good value for money . A new community building at Barry Curtis Park under construction comes at a cost of about $400,000. It s protecting a heritage building and getting a com- munity facility at the same time, he says. It was a Manukau City Council decision I supported, he says. The project is due to be complete by the end of May. The heritage precinct provides a taste of what it used to be like, Mr Williams says. He says the Howick Local Board is keen to continue to enhance the heritage inter- ests of the area. We have appointed John Spiller as the heritage port- folio leader and are putting together an advisory group. He says the group will also be working with the histori- cal society to protect the Hawthorn Dene country cafe site on Botany Rd. The historical society is having difficulty funding gar- den maintenance, Mr Wil- liams says.
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