Waiheke Marketplace : January 19th 2011
10 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, JANUARY 19, 2011 NEWS PHONE 372 5555 AVAILABLE 17 JAN 2011 - 30 JAN 2011. TRADE NOT SUPPLIED. WHILE STOCKS LAST. scoot into 'The Barn' IN OSTEND 372 3080 Filtered bulk water deliveries 7 days Waiheke Shades & COVERS LTD Shade Sails Boat Covers Truck Covers Bin Covers One off Covers Sail Repairs PVC Welding Rope Sales All Marine Hardware Phone to make an appointment 372 7700 or Tom 021 145 1008 / 027 635 1146 Fax 09 372 6267 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org 13 Tahi Road, Ostend (Behind Te Matuku Oysters) Waiheke Red Cross helps Queensland VOLUNTEERS Red Cross Shop and Tea Bar volunteers are urgently needed. If you'd like to volunteer for the shop phone Margaret Griggs on 372-2705 after 4pm. To volunteer for the Tea Bar phone Jocelyn Luckens on 372-4020. There s been a quick response from the Waiheke branch of the Red Cross to the flood crisis in Queens- land -- it has already donated $15,000 from shop proceeds. Red Cross Waiheke treasurer Anna Brown says all the money will be used to benefit flood victims and evacuees, run welfare centres and to provide advice on cleaning up after floods and dealing with psychological trauma. A four-person team has left for Brisbane to boost the massive Australian Red Cross flood relief operation. The Red Cross Shop in Oneroa accepts donations of goods including linen, bed- ding, clothing and furniture and is open Monday to Friday 9am to 1.45pm, and Saturday 9.45am to 1.30pm. Donations can be made online at www.redcross. org.nz/donate or send a cheque (made payable to New Zealand Red Cross) to Red Cross Australian Floods Fund, Freepost 232690, PO Box 12140, Thorndon, Wellington 6144. IN BRIEF Six arrests The police made no drink driving arrests last week but were kept busy with six other arrests. A 19-year-old Oneroa man was arrested on January 10 for driving while disqualified. The Auckland District Court issued an arrest warrant after he failed to appear in court the same week. On January 11, a 53-year-old man of no fixed abode was arrested for two counts of indecent acts between Oneroa and Little Oneroa beaches and one charge of being unlawfully on property in Kiwi St. The following day, a 27-year-old Dargaville woman was arrested for driving while her licence was suspended and a 26-year-old Surfdale man was arrested for shoplifting. On January 13, a 57-year-old Ostend man was arrested for failing to appear. On January 14, a 46-year-old woman from Onetangi was arrested for breaching her bail conditions. Found property Thoughtful members of the public have handed in many items of found property to the police including jewellery, cameras, iPods, cash, a fob watch, watches, rings, cameras, a navigator, a chainsaw, an inflatable dinghy and wallets. Owners can call into the station on Ocean View Rd, Oneroa. Historic yacht sails gulf waters From Maine to Matiatia: General George S Patton's yacht Arcturus. By GILL ALCOCK The gleaming varnished wood, sparkling white sails and shiny brass fittings leave passengers in no doubt they are on a classy boat. Like a well aged red wine, the yacht Arcturus oozes good taste. Even those who know nothing about sailing have enjoyed a cruise in the luxury of the 67-foot John Alden- designed vessel which started life in Maine in 1930. She was first owned by General Patton who sailed her to Hawaii with his wife Beatrice. The pair brought her back to the west coast of America before war broke out and, having enjoyed her so much, ordered a larger Alden- designed schooner. The history of the Arcturus has not always been so illus- trious, however. Fast forward a few decades and a derelict Arcturus was found back in Hawaii. She was shored up sufficiently to sail her via the Pacific Islands to New Zea- land where she underwent a meticulous restoration in- volving 15,000 hours and two years of work. She is now owned by a Jungian analyst based in New Mexico and is skippered by Bruce Dunlop. I ve been skipper of the boat for 10 years, running cruises and doing a bit of racing, Mr Dunlop says. After offering sailing charters on the Arcturus out of the Viaduct Basin, Mr Dunlop has now brought her to Matiatia. He has been working with the island s accommodation providers but wants all islanders to know the Arc- turus is available. Waiheke residents who fancy a few hours cruising or want to try their hand at sail- ing can enjoy a trip out with us into the Hauraki Gulf, he says. On offer are charters from two hours to seven days, with a minimum of six people to a maximum of 15 for day trips, and four to six for overnight sailings. Mr Dunlop says the trips would appeal to anyone want- ing to learn to sail as well as those who wish to lie back and be waited on aboard a fine yacht. Call skipper Bruce Dunlop on 027-477-9023 or email email@example.com for more information.
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