Wairarapa News : August 10th 2011
14 WAIRARAPA NEWS, AUGUST 10, 2011 NEWS 3849224AA Join the local volunteer firefighters Who protect your community For more information about becoming a Volunteer Firefghter, please contact your local Fire Station (Or check in the White Pages under Fire Service or Fire Stations) 0800 347 373 volunteer.fre.org.nz If you were in the care of the State before 1992 and have concerns about your experiences .... You now have the chance to be heard, in confidence, by a panel of qualified people who will be visiting your area. Talking with the Panel will provide an opportun for you to share your concerns. The Panel will listen and where needed a tailored package of assistance can be offered. State care includes children's homes, foster care the special education sector, health camps and other residential health facilities. For more information call our freephone: 0800 356 567 visit www.listening.govt.nz or write to us at PO Box 5939 Lambton Quay, Wellington 6145. e, Some memories never fade. CONFIDENTIAL LISTENING & ASSISTANCE SERVICE An independent agency supported by the Department of Internal Affairs AFF10247 nity REGISTRATIONS CLOSING SOON - ACT NOW. 3667752AG Queen St, Master ton | Ph: 06 377 5587 www.saunder sshoes.co.nz Amazing styles at amazing prices SALE NOW ON Make a bid Cheers: Hospice Wairarapa Charity Wine Auction and Food Fiesta committee member Dawn McCallum shows some of the super- premium wines donated by local wineries, as well as the superb 1996 Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes, from France. Hospice Wairarapa is aiming high with its charity wine auc- tion and food fiesta later this year. Two years ago Hospice Wairarapa raised $80,000 through a black-tie dinner, a figure it hopes to exceed with the wine auction and food fiesta set for Saturday, Octo- ber 29 at Brackenridge Country Retreat, Martinborough. Hospice Wairarapa is funded solely by the local com- munity, and the charity wine auction is its biggest fund- raising event. Through it the committee is aiming to make a big dent in the mortgage . Hospice trustee Suzie Adamson says there are some mouth-watering wines on offer, including Chateau d Yquem, Penfolds Grange Hermitage, Burgundies direct from France and a trophy selection of personally created local blends. An anonymous ex-pat is generously donating his bottle of the Martinborough Vine- yard 1998 Pinot Noir recently named No. 1 pinot in the world. This wine beat big- name French wines nearly 60 times the price and we are overwhelmed at such generos- ity, Suzie says. In a lovely personal con- nection, the wine was made by Larry McKenna, the wine auc- tion chairman, she says. Big-ticket items like a unique wine tour of Portugal, a Village Goldsmith diamond ring, and a Stephen Allwood painting are also going under the hammer. Importantly, there is some- thing for everyone at all price levels, all generously donated by local suppliers. Mystery balloons valued from $50 will delight with anything from dinner vouchers, weekends away, local wines, sightseeing flights and spa pampering. Silent auction items are valued from $500 and include some super- premium local wines. Because the Hospice is a Wairarapa regional service, we are very keen for people from all over the region to attend. For only $10 per person, Tranzit Coachlines is providing return coach trans- port, so you and your friends can enjoy wonderful Wairarapa wines with a clear conscience, Suzie says. NB: Hospice Wairarapa Charity Wine Auction and Food Fiesta, Saturday, October 29 2011, 7pm till 11pm, Brackenridge Country Retreat, Martinborough. Tickets and information from wineauction@hospice wairarapa.co.nz; contact Suzie Adamson 06 377 3383 or Dawn McCallum 06 306 8850; Tickets $175pp, includes continuous grazing rights from chef food stations, and matching regional wines. Hospice holds food fest Imagine a fabulous and colourful evening of fun, fine food and fantastic local wines, crowned by a charity auction of rare wine finds and inspirational foodie adventures. And all for a great local cause. That s the menu for Hospice Wairarapa s Food Fiesta on Saturday, October 29. The relaxed and interactive Food Fiesta will present a series of classy food stations by local chefs and restaurants, offering small plates of deliciousness. Guests will graze to their heart s delight in a celebration of seasonal Wairarapa products and culinary creativity. Top regional chefs are donating their time and talent; local producers are donating food and beverages. The culinary ideas are flowing as chefs finalise their dishes, ranging from canapes on arrival to dishes with Portuguese influences to reflect the big food and wine tour prize. The Hospice Food Fiesta is a major event for locals to invite their friends and get together for a fabulous evening, while supporting a local facility. The concept of putting the fun in fund-raising echoes the Hospice s philosophy of helping to make every day count , says Hospice chairman, Masterton- based Lloyd Wilson. Every dollar raised will help pay off the mortgage and buy medical equipment for Te Kowhai House, which provides day respite and palliative care for the Wairarapa community. There s no reason why everyone can t have fun at the same time, he said.
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