Waiheke Marketplace : Nov 3
3 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, NOVEMBER 3, 2010 NEWS At Rangihoua Estate, 1 Gordons Rd, Rocky Bay, Waiheke Island. 13-14 November 2010 10am - 4.30pm Great plan • ts at wholesale prices or better. Clivia, bromeliads, natives, hebes, veges and more! • Bulk pre-orders welcome - phone Geoff 372 3200 • All proceeds to the Jassy Dean Trust. • BRING YO • UR CAR AND FILL YOUR BOOT! www.jassydeantrust.co.nz FREE ENTRY* *Free entry to the plant sale only. Ticket required for Garden Safari PLANT SALE SPONSORED BY EARTHWORKS • House Sites • Driveways • Section Clearing • Demolition • Underhouse Excavation • Excavators • 1½ ton - 20 ton • Bulldozers • Trucks • Graders • Rollers We guarantee our work! No mess - less stress. 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Photo: LAWRENCE SMITH By SCOTT MORGAN IT WAS a council meeting like no other. New mayor Len Brown and 20 councillors from around the region were sworn into office on Monday night amid fanfare usually reserved for royalty. The 1200 or so people who packed the Auckland Town Hall were treated to an hour- long welcome from Maori leaders, musical numbers on the famous town hall organ and songs performed by the Graduate Choir New Zea- land. Prime Minister John Key, who addressed the inaugural Auckland Council meeting, likened it to an Auckland University graduation cer- emony he attended at the venue in 2004. The room was full of excitement and expectation then. The emotions here are very much the same.'' But beyond the excitement there was a serious side to the proceedings, with Mr Brown outlining his vision for Auckland in a 15-minute speech. He repeated his elec- tion promise of moving towards building an inner city rail loop, extending rail to the airport and across to the North Shore. And Mr Brown drew on former Auck- land city mayor Sir Dove- Myer Robinson's vision for extending rail throughout the city. Imagine how different Auckland would be now if Sir Dove-Myer's plans had not been derailed. We've waited too long. We will fix Auckland's transport system.'' Mr Brown also talked about working with busi- nesses, universities and polytechnics to generate ideas to make the city a more prosperous place to live. We must nurture them and give them room to move.'' While he promised to do his best to keep rates down, the new mayor warned the final amalgamation costs of com- bining eight councils into one and contributions to the leaky homes fund aren't yet known. Mr Key told the gathering his government is ready to work with the new council. This is a historic turning point for all of us. We've closed the door on conflicting, ad hoc decision making. We've closed the door on conflicting local rules, laws and strategies.'' He acknowledged there would be times when the gov- ernment and the council dis- agree, but said those issues can be worked through. Local Government Minister Rodney Hide says he hopes the supercity structure will make local government in Auckland more efficient. Drunken weekend Alcohol played a large part in police callouts over the weekend although no arrests were made. Police were called to Palm Beach on Saturday night after receiving a report of youths smash- ing the public toilet. Three offenders aged from 15 to 16 were caught and are being dealt with by the Youth Aid officer. They had all been drinking alcohol,'' a police spokesperson says. The police would like to thank the member of the public who called them. In a separate incident involving young people and alcohol, police had to deal with six youths from Auckland. Two girls aged 14 and 15 were so drunk they were held in police cus- tody until their parents could come to the island and collect them,'' a police spokesperson says. On October 29 a 50-year-old woman was stopped and breath- alysed on Hooks Lane after crashing her car into a stationary vehicle. Her breath alcohol level was 548mcg per litre of breath -- the legal limit is 400mcg. The following night a 26-year-old man was stopped and breath- alysed on Jellicoe Par- ade. His breath alcohol level was 1153mcg -- almost three times the legal limit. He has been suspended from driving and will appear in court at a later date. A resident is grateful after the large sum of money he had lost was handed in to the Wai- heke police station. The owner quickly col- lected it and says the honesty was very much appreciated. Police would like to remind people with boats parked up on their properties to be vigilant because they are receiv- ing complaints they are being targeted by thieves. A number of fishing rods, fuel tanks and any other items that can be uplifted are being stolen. It has also been reported that someone in an aluminium dingy has been seen down the bot- tom end'' of the island in the early hours of the morning casing proper- ties. Anyone seeing any- thing suspicious should dial 111 for the police. Ferry helps out sinking boaties Ferry company SeaLink came to the rescue of four stranded boaties sinking in a small boat on Sunday evening. The vessel made a detour on its 6.30pm sailing from Half Moon Bay to Waiheke to save the occupants of the small boat that had hit rocks and was taking in water. It is understood the passengers were from the mainland and had been out on a fish- ing trip. They were taken on board the SeaCat vessel while they waited for a coastguard boat. Another coastguard vessel towed the sink- ing boat away.
November 10th 2010