Waiheke Marketplace : December 22nd 2010
3 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, DECEMBER 22, 2010 NEWS GROUND STABILIZATION • Up to 900 diameter - 10 meters deep • Slip Retention • Barrier Pile Walls • Retaining Walls • Foundation Drilling & Footing • Pile Ramming Land deveLopers Ltd 372 1115 Mob 027 499 4477 Email email@example.com Christmas is the season of crime FROM Page 1 She says if anyone feels suspicious in their house at night, it's a 111 call. Don't wait until the next morning if you hear someone on your prop- erty trying your locks. In the past, police have been able to bring in the dogs and the helicopter and have caught the offenders.'' Meanwhile, visitors and locals are being warned to stay vigilant on Waiheke beaches. Opportunists watch for others to go for a swim, then help them- selves to their stuff. Don't take valuables to the beach, and don't leave anything unatten- ded,'' Mrs Philcox says. STOLEN CLOTHES Mr Young's clothing swiped from Palm Beach was a light blue island-style shirt, a dark blue sweatshirt with a City of Sails Maritime School logo on the left breast, Cabellas tan cargo shorts with a Scout belt, tan Jockey underpants and a pair of Merrell tan sandals. Mr Young says the Scout belt is of great sentimental value -- a reminder of years spent as Scout leader for the Awatuna Sea Scout group in Torbay. Anyone recognising any of this clothing or with information should phone Waiheke police on 372-1150. Sharing at Christmas Christmas spirit: St Peter's Catholic Church at Little Oneroa has been hosting the Anglican community while it waits for its new church to be built in Onetangi. By GILL ALCOCK ' We're very grateful to the Catholic Church for the use of their premises for such a length of time. ' Administrator Mary Batten IT'S NOT all bad news for the Anglican com- munity which won't be spending Christmas in its own new church after plans to build it have been delayed. The old Anglican Church building at Artworks in Oneroa was sold last year to make way for a new library and service centre build- ing. But tight regulations regarding the resource consent for a new church building on Onetangi Rd have resulted in the con- sent being sent in to council for approval only recently -- despite initial hopes of celebrating Christmas in it. The new church is set to go ahead, though, as soon as resource consent is granted by Auckland Council. Anglican church administrator Mary Bat- ten says it has been a very lengthy process with council wanting geotechnical reports and information about carparks. We even had to get landscaping advice before presenting the resource consent.'' Anglican church rep- resentatives have also had a meeting with the neighbours of the proposed church's new site on Onetangi Rd which may see some objections raised. If so we will have to go to court,'' Ms Batten says. But if the resource consent process moves reasonably quickly and we don't have to take the objections to court then building should happen fairly quickly as the plans have all been agreed upon.'' While putting the con- sent together has taken longer and been more costly than originally planned, there have been some positives. Sharing services with the Cath- olic church in Little Oneroa has seen an increase in the ecumeni- cal nature of both churches. We're very grateful to the Catholic Church for the use of their premises for such a length of time,'' Ms Batten says. We're definitely becoming more ecumeni- cal. We've had a social evening for all the churches, and our Christmas combined ser- vice of nine lessons and carols with readings by both Catholics and Anglicans, on December 19, went very well. Also once a month we have a sharing Sunday where we all bring food for the Budgeting Services. People have been very generous -- it has been very good this year.'' Families wanting to get into the Christmas spirit can attend the Christingle Service organised by the Anglican church at 6pm on Christmas Eve, at St Peter's. It's for all children and their families,'' Ms Batten says. Police station hours at Xmas The Waiheke police station office on Ocean View Rd in Oneroa will be closed on December 25, 26, 27 and 28 but officers will be on duty during this period. The office will be open if the officers ondutyarenotona job, between the hours of 10am and 2pm on December 29, 30, and 31. Extra officers will be on the island over the New Year period. The office will be closed on January 1, 2, 3 and 4 unless there is an officer in the station. In the event of an emergency people should phone 111. For non-emergency calls, the number is Auckland Central 302-6400, who will transfer it. Any non-urgent messages can be left on the station's answer phone on 372-1150 which the on-duty officer will clear each shift.
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