Waiheke Marketplace : December 29th 2010
2 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, DECEMBER 29, 2010 NEWS Editor George Gardner editor @waihekemarketplace co nz Reporters Gill Alcock news2@ waihekemarketplace.co.nz Jerome Gavelle firstname.lastname@example.org Lyndal Jefferies 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 Alby Mitchell 027 4384687 MITCHELL EARTHMOVING LTD PO Box 662, Oneroa, Waiheke Island Tel. 09 372 9808 email@example.com w w w.mitchellearthmoving.co.nz 3 REASONS WHY: 1. We maintain the quoted price (quotes free) 2. You'll get a detailed plan of action 3. All jobs are super vised start to finish CALL US FIRST FOR ALL YOUR EARTHMOVING NEEDS... HOUSESITES DRIVEWAYS FOOTINGS DRILLING RETAINING WALLS SUB-DIVISIONS SECTION CLEARING LANDSCAPING TRUCK HIRE Mitchell EARTHMOVING LTD WE ARE YOUR LOCAL ...So call us NOW for your free quote from Waiheke Island's fun and relaxed event for people of all abilities SATURDAY 15 JANUARY 2011 VISIT WWW.WHARF2WHARF.CO.NZ EVENTS: 25k Orapiu to Matiatia starts 8.30am 13k Orapiu to Onetangi starts 8.30am 12k Onetangi to Matiatia starts 9.30am 7k Kennedy Point to Matiatia starts 10.30am FORMS AVAILABLE FROM BNZ BRANCHES IN WAIHEKE AND EASTERN SUBURBS OR ENTER ONLINE AT WWW.WHARF2WHARF.CO.NZ SPOT PRIZE WIN 2500 FLYBUYS POINTS plus 1 in 10 entrants will receive a spot prize of 50 point Fly Buy Vouchers. wharf 2 wharf fun run & walking event Sponsors Island braces for busy season Busy summer: The Fullers Quickcat docks at Matiatia wharf. By JEROME GAVELLE Police, transport companies, vineyards, restaurants and other busi- nesses are bracing themselves for the busiest time of the year. 20,000, 30,000, 40,000 -- everyone has their own estimation of what the island population is in summer but nobody has an exact figure. Police say they don't keep that kind of data but as with every year, our nine permanent police officers will be doubled over New Year. Sergeant Rachel Wood says the Auckland traffic unit will visit the island at different times during the holiday period to conduct blitz operations aimed mainly at drink drivers''. Liquor licensing unit police unit will also be visiting venues to check licence holders aren't selling alcoholic beverages to underage drinkers. Staff at the i-SITE visitor infor- mation office in Pendragon Mall in Oneroa don't know exact visitor numbers but say during winter they get around 40 visits a day, whereas in peak summer periods they get up to 200. The New Year's Eve 11.45pm Fullers sailing from Auckland to Wai- heke will depart later, at 12.30am. The company is also putting on extra sailings to help ferry back revellers from the Stonyridge vineyard event (see story, P3). 30,000 people are expected to attend headland-Sculpture on the Gulf between January 28 and February 20, and Fullers will operate special Twi- light Cruises during the event to take passengers to the best vantage points along the coastline to view the spec- tacular sculpture exhibits from the water. Daily ferry services will operate from Orapiu to Coromandel from Box- ing Day to mid-February. SeaLink marketing manager Jean Goodbrand says that the company has already 15 percent more bookings more than last year at the same time. We are ready to respond to the demand and could add extra sailings if necessary,'' she says. Woolworths supermarket expects a busy week post-Christmas. Progressive general manager super- market operations Dave Chambers says: The busiest time of the year for our Woolworths supermarket on Wai- heke is actually the week after Christmas, as more tourists and holidaymakers come to the island at this time.'' The store is open later to accommo- date the rush, from 7am until 10pm except for statutory holidays, when it closes at 9pm. Normal shopping hours (7am to 9pm) will resume in the New Year.
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