Fashion fun night
The latestwaiheke Wonderful Women group event saw new friends and old getting together for a night of fashion, dinner and bubbles.
WED OCT 4
World Animal Day: Tanya Batt will offer a story workshop for children aged over five using stories and art to look at the wild animals in the world. The workshop is from 11am at Waiheke Adult Learning centre in Oneroa and costs $5. A free treasure hunt will be offered at Alice in Wonder About Animals Land from 12.30pm to 1.30pm at Alison Park. Vegetarian food maestro Kathy Voyles will offer Cooking with Love atwaiheke Sustainability Centre from 2pm to 4pm. This class is for people aged over eight and costs $10. Bookings essential at firstname.lastname@example.org. Vegan cake stall: A cake stall to raise money for animal welfare will be held at Artworks Courtyard from 10am to 12pm to celebrate World Animal Day. Countdown to Destruction: Waiheke Library has created a free escape game, which will be held during the school holidays at 2pm on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays, and Tuesdays and at 10am on Mondays and Fridays. Children and teens can book for hour-long sessions for up to four people by emailing email@example.com or by asking at the library.
THURS OCT 5
Geronimo Stilton: Floods Mission: A detective style game will teach civil defence skills atwaiheke Library from 2.30pm to 4pm. The session is suitable for all school age kids and no booking is required.
FRI OCT 6
Kai Conscious Cafe: The cafe team rescues food from generous island businesses and cooks it up with the community atwaiheke Sustainability Centre. Join the cooks from 11am, lunch served at 1.15pm, open until 2.30pm. Food donations welcome. RSA Night Out: Members’ draw and weekly entertainment. Call (09) 372 9019. Live Music: Aperitivowine Bar, Oneroa, from 6pm. Free. Live Music: Vino Vino, Oneroa, 6.30pm. Call (09) 372 9888. Waiheke Bowling and Cosmopolitan Club Night Out: Live sport on the screen, membership draw, joker raffle, bar snacks, restaurant, 6pm. Surfdale.
SAT OCT 7
Ostend Market: Ostendwar Memorial Hall, from 8.30am to 1pm. Rewa and Leon: Musicians Rewa Ututaonga and Leon Wharekura will be joined by Jamey Fergusson at Waiheke RSA from 7.30pm. Tickets are $20 and are available from the RSA or phone (09) 372 9019.
SUN OCT 8
Haveagoat Lawnbowls: Try bowling atwaiheke Bowling and Cosmopolitan Club in Marama Ave, Surfdale, from 1pm to 4pm. Volunteers will be on hand to show you how to play, entry is free and all equipment provided. Event this week as last week it was cancelled due to bad weather. Friends of Mckenzie Reserve working bee: Event this week (to be confirmed) as last week it was cancelled due to bad weather. Bring a spade, gloves and secateurs or just turn up to to help at Mckenzie Reserve on Sunday, October 1, from 9.30am to 11.30am. A barbecue for volunteers will also be held on Sunday, October 22, from 11am to 2pm. Children’s fishing competition: Waiheke Island Fishing and Recreation Club is holding a fishing
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People helped by the Auckland Westpac Rescue Helicopter can meet the crew again at a Rescue Reunion on November 5.
Event organiser Kerrie Spicer said patients seldom meet paramedics again after the day they are flown in the rescue helicopter.
‘‘Often the last crew see of a patient is when they’re passed into the care of the hospital,’’ Spicer said.
Intensive Care Paramedic Rob Gemmell said the free event will provide an opportunity to close the loop between crew and patient.
‘‘The Rescue Reunion allows the crew to see the full outcome and effect our job has on the lives we save. And, in a therapeutic sense, provides some closure for the patient,’’ Gemmell said.
The event at Mechanics Bay in Auckland will include a light lunch, talks from former patients, rescue crew demonstrations, and various fun activities.
People who are keen to attend need to reserve a place before Friday, October 20
‘‘We would love to accommodate the thousands of patients we’ve helped over the years, but due to our limited hangar space, and in the interest of safety, we can only welcome a strictly limited number of guests,’’ Spicer said.
Last year, the service flew 291 rescue missions towaiheke.
The average operational cost of amission is $7,500.
About 60 per cent of operational funding is donated by the community, while central government provides 40 per cent.
For more information and to book, contact Kerrie Spicer on (09) 950 7222 or email@example.com.