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									                                                                                                                          Mahurangimatters May 2010 | 43

                                                                                                                   MOTHER ’S DAY – MAY 9

                                                                 becausesh e ’sspecial
Generations of women share hard work ethos
Winemaker Tracy Haslam makes
no bones about the part her
mother and grandmother played
in the establishment of her award-
winning vineyard at Ti Point.
“It wouldn’t have happened without
them,” she says emphatically.
“I just hope I can teach my daughters
the lessons they taught me – that hard
work never killed anyone and if you
want something just ‘give it a go’.”
This year’s harvest has seen the
women once again working side-by-
side, either busy in the harvest and
winemaking process or caring for the
growing number of grandchildren
and great-grandchildren.
“Nan seems to spend the whole
time providing endless food for
Although Tracy and her children spend
an increasing amount of their time in
the Hawkes Bay, where her husband
David Mason is based, she says her
roots are definitely at Ti Point.
“I spend as much time up here as         Mother power – from left, Tracy and Jan Haslam, Ruby Mason (one of Tracy’s four children) and Eileen Romaine (better
                                         known as Nan).                                                                                Photo by Marc Herbulot.
possible, but the practicalities of
raising a young family means I’m not     “At one stage I had three part-time     Jan and Nan (Eileen Romaine) live         She says Ti Point wines are hand-
here as often as I would like to be.”    jobs and my sister and I had to clean   on the Ti Point property where Tracy      made with love, care and lots of
Tracy grew up at Kaipara Flats,          11 buses every weekend as well. We      first started planting grapes in 1999.    laughter.
moving to Ti Point when she was          learned to work hard because Mum        She grows Merlot, Cabernet Franc          “The wines are well-balanced and
11. Her mother Jan used to run           and Nan worked hard. We just            and Syrah varieties, and describes        loaded with character, a true product
Warkworth Passenger Services.            followed their example.”                this year’s fruit as “brilliant”.         of their upbringing.”

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                                                                  painted before. Judith Anderson, who has a beach house at Scotts Landing,
                                                                  said it was an opportunity to get out of her “comfort zone.” Beverly Voisin, of
     We have simple ways of                                       Warkworth, who was also picking up a paint brush for the first time, said she
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                                                                    	 long to put the experience of fifty
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    Neville St, Warkworth (opp Local Matters) • Ph: 09 425 7404       but you must work for these inward treasures
                                                                      yourself. – Harriet Beecher Stowe
                                                                    	Mother – that was the bank where we deposited all our hurts

    Wake up with                                                      and worries. – T. DeWitt Talmage
                                                                    	 understand your parents’ love, you must raise children

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                                                                    	 mother holds her children’s hands for a while, their hearts
                                                                      forever. – Author unknown
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Shona Huxtable in front of the raffle first prize, a collaborative piece produced
by club members.

Quilt expo wows crowds
Quilts of every hue adorned the Mahurangi Community Centre last
month for the biennial Warkworth Quilters exhibition.
Club president Ann Parker says The viewer’s choice went to Shona                             Cafeteria and Chocolaterie
it was one of the most successful Huxtable for her quilt Mum’s 70th,
shows to date and many positive with Judy Brereton’s Flowers &
comments were received.
                                                                                     Love your work Mum, You’re a Star
                                       Stripes coming second. In the wall-
The theme of the two-day event was hangings, Judy Trewartha’s piece                     Bring Mum in for lunch on Mother’s Day and
Over the Rainbow giving members Marie’s Poppies was first and Kerry                    receive a ‘wee chocky gift’ for her from us.
plenty of scope for design and McKenzie’s Our Kiwis was second.
colour. The exhibits also ranged Shona said the exhibition represented
in size from wall hangings and cot hundreds of hours of work.
quilts to queen sized covers.
                                       “As well as making items for our own
The raffle raised $2750 which was use, the club has donated countless
donated to AIMS, a group that quilts to organisations such as the
supports adults with disabilities. Starship Hospital, the Warkworth
The prize of a quilt designed on the Birthing Unit and Womens Refuge,”
wine country theme was won by she said.
Katherine Dodds, of Warkworth.
The second prize quilt, which was The club has about 70 members who                                    Open 7 days
won by Mrs Peeters of Warkworth, meet on the third Tuesday of the                     Cafe Mon-Fri 7.30am-5pm • Sat-Sun 8am-4pm
took on a special significance. It was month at the Ladies Bowling Club,
made by Madeline Clark, who sadly Shoesmith Domain, Warkworth.                         Shop Mon-Fri 9am-5pm • Sat-Sun 9am-4pm
passed away shortly after the close of Info: Anne Parker on 422 9590.                Phone 09 422 2677 • No. 6 Mill Lane, Warkworth
the exhibition. The third prize went For more images visit Mahurangi              
to Christina Jones, of Epsom.          Matters at

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                      short or long      Make-A-Wish and Heritage Auckland are hosting a special Mother’s Day High Tea in the Grand Tearoom on
                         lengths         on Sunday, May 9, from 2pm to 4.30pm.
                                         Guests will be treated to Methode “Life changes forever. Your time is
                      Cowl neck
                      jumpers in         Champenoise on arrival, and the never your own and it’s relentless
                       colours &         indulgence will continue with a and exhausting. Yet, the happiness
                         plains          decadent afternoon tea of petit and fulfilment children bring is
                                         sandwiches, scones, cakes and other immense. Every day I feel lucky.”
                  Lots of                delicious morsels, along with some New mother Sarah Ulmer will give
                textured                 tea of course.                          her perspectives on motherhood.
     Vouchers    jackets,
     available short & long              Each guest will also take home a goodie There will also be plenty of
                                         bag valued at more than $700.           giveaways and all proceeds will go to
    Winter has never looked              Mother of three Wendy Petrie Make-A-Wish NZ, an organisation
    better from                          will be the MC for the afternoon, which grants the wishes of children
                                         offering some insight into the joys living with life-threatening medical
   6 Neville St, Warkworth               of motherhood and the daily juggle conditions.
     Phone: 09 425 0515                  of life as a news presenter, wife, The cost is $60 pp or $600 table of
    Mon to Fri 9.15am-5.15pm             daughter and Mum.                       10 (inclusive GST).
      Sat 9.30am-2.30pm                  “Becoming a mother is undoubtedly Info: Phone 09 920 4764 or email
                                         the best gift in the world,” she says.                  New mum Sarah Ulmer.

                                                                           Young mothers get into step
                                                                           For some time now the Warkworth          with others who share their
                                                                           Womens Centre has been running           experiences,” she says.
                                                                           a popular support group for              “At the same time they can increase
                                                                           young mothers, which has offered         fitness which can help with managing
                                                                           friendship and fun activities for
                                                                                                                    fatigue and the daily requirements
                                                                           young women with babies.
                                                                                                                    of caring for young children.”
                                                                           Now, in conjunction with Harbour
                                                                           Health, the Centre is launching a        Bridget hopes that the walking
                                                                           new activity – a walking group for       group will enable women from the
           HEALTH • BEAUTY • MEDI SPA                                      young mothers and their babies.          support group to continue to meet,
                                                                                                                    as well as having the benefits of
                                                                           Healthy communities coordinator
                                                                                                                    getting everyone out and active.
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