Waiheke Marketplace : November 10th 2010
2 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, NOVEMBER 10, 2010 NEWS Editor George Gardner editor @waihekemarketplace.co.nz Reporters Gill Alcock news2@ waihekemarketplace.co.nz Jerome Gavelle firstname.lastname@example.org Lyndall Jefferie s lyndaljefferies@gmail com Sales Managers Gail Hughes sales@ waihekemarketplace.co.nz Vivienne Picard info@ waihekemarketplace.co.nz Graphics Megan Clark graphics@ waihekemarketplace co nz Administration, Classifieds, Accounts Maeve Fay O'Grady classifieds@ waihekemarketplace.co.nz accounts@ waihekemarketplace co nz 5,921 Audited Circulation (ABC Jan-Dec '09.) Delivered each Wednesday) to Waiheke homes, businesses, the ferries & central Auckland (Foodtown in Quay St, New World in College Hill & Devonport Library. Ph 09 372 9231 After Hours News Hotline: Ph 027 230 3103 1 Tahi Road, Ostend. P.O. Box 185, Oneroa, Waiheke 1840. www.waihekemarketplace.co.nz www.waihekeproperty.co.nz Mayor calls for board unity FROM Page 1 In protest: Denise Roche is flanked by her supporters who say she has a mandate to be chairwoman. Down to business: Faye Storer takes over the role as chairwoman. But her backers walked out in protest when Ms Roche's bid to propose herself chairwoman fell on deaf ears. Ms Holmes proposed Ms Storer as chairwoman and was seconded by Mr Hannan. Mr McKenzie then proposed Ms Holmes as deputy chairwoman and was seconded by Mr Hannan -- the chair and deputy both receiving whoops and cheers. Hecklers were silenced by councillor Mike Lee and one, who objected to the time of the next meeting of the board, caused Mr Brown to burst out laughing. The grinning mayor took off his tie saying he felt overdressed'' and told the room this was a lesson he would not forget. Democracy is most cer- tainly alive and well in Auck- land but its heart is on Wai- heke.'' But Mr Brown said he wanted to plough the middle ground''. We have two powerful women here. Congratulations Faye -- you must have the most diverse and opinionated community in the country, so my very best to you. I will work with you as you will need me.'' Mr Brown then offered his very best wishes'' to Ms Roche, joking he was glad she hadn't run for mayor. There are fences to be fixed. It's a beautiful island I just ask you to work together,'' Mr Brown said. This prompted board mem- ber Hannan to shake Ms Roche's hand, followed by Ms Holmes, Ms Storer -- who offered Ms Roche a hug -- and Mr McKenzie. Ms Holmes says she was not surprised the inauguration had been used by Ms Roche's supporters to vent their spleen'' but had been impressed by Mr Brown's diffusing of the situation. I was disappointed at the level of heckling which was disrespectful to everyone including our new mayor and council officials, but I was proud of Jim Hannan who extended an olive branch to Denise, followed by me, Faye and Don. I'm looking forward to working with all of them for the benefit of Waiheke.'' Ms Storer says there was a good turnout from both perspectives. I'm looking forward to working with Denise over the next three years and, of course, the other board members. We're now officially at work. The board is eagerly awaiting specific delegations and allocations that will enable it to make more local decisions.'' Ms Roche says: I really appreciated the expression of goodwill from the local board members at the inauguration and now it's time for action not words. As a board we've gotalotofworktodoandI'm looking forward to getting started.'' With good will and common goals we will make it work,'' Ms Storer says. The first official local board meeting is at 4pm on Decem- ber 7. Greenacres gets green waste consent Mulch makers: Greenacres Waiheke composting project manager Alan Jarvie and company owner Sylvia Hubbard are delighted with their resource consent to process green waste which would otherwise be shipped off island. By JEROME GAVELLE Garden clippings and tree prunings will no longer be barged off the island after one resource- ful company has won the right to recycle them on Waiheke. Greenacres Waiheke manager Sylvia Hubbard says it is good news for the island that her com- pany has just been granted the resource con- sent to treat residents' green waste on the island. She plans to process it on her site on the road to Orapiu and make a range of products such as mulch, compost and top- soil that will be available for sale at Waiheke Landscape Supplies. Transpacific Indust- ries Group transfer sta- tion manager Mark Dickson says that since taking over the Ostend rubbish facility, green waste has had to be barged off island to the Living Earth composting station on Puketutu Island in Mangere. He agrees the Greenacres consent is good news for the island. All the green waste Greenacres can take will now be supplied to them and won't go off Wai- heke.'' Mr Dickson says the public will notice little difference and should continue to drop their plant material at the transfer station in Ostend. Ms Hubbard says Greenacres already has a permit to process green waste that is unsuitable for mulching, using ver- miculture. Greenacres bought its mulcher from Cleanstream when the company lost the Wai- heke waste collection contract to Transpacific Industries. GREEN WASTE Green waste is plant material that is produced from weeding, pruning and mowing lawns. Tree prunings and branches -- up to 100mm diameter -- together with weeds, garden plants, lawn clippings, shrubs and flowers are all items of green waste. They can all be dropped off at the Ostend transfer station. Transpacific trucks will then take the green waste to the Greenacres site. Flax, cabbage tree leaves, and bamboo should not be dropped at the transfer station.
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