Waiheke Marketplace : January 26th 2010
January 26, 2011 2 Wa s n r ard Wk d d Waihekes ownc r edit card Waiheke s own credit card Apply online at: www.fexipay.co.nz Susan C row Bryan Gartrell ARTATWORK MIAMI 5646AF2 Refer to our ad in the Social pages firstname.lastname@example.org | 372 9032 Your Island Insurer! Insurance Solutions 372 9032 Waiheke Island's Established Chartered Accountants LOCAL - PROFESSIONAL EASY TO GET TO - EASY TO WORK WITH Ph: 09 372 8996 Gulf Accountants Ltd 15 Years Serving Waiheke Pentacticle Filtration Ministry of Health Certified Quality Assured 1500 gallons & 2200 gallons available WAIHEKE ISLAND A GRADE Waihekes only "fully Tank Level Indicators, Tank Cleaning, Filtration, Euro Cloths, Tank Water Sanitiser, Pool Salt filtered" water supplier 40c per litre Fill your own containers 18L & 15L Cooler bottle refils $5.00 2.5kg and 4kg ice $2.00 $3.00 & Shop: 30 Tahi Rd Ph: 372 3077 Bulk Deliveries Ph: 372 8977 And down she came By GEORGE GARDNER and LYNDAL JEFFERIES Swamped: Two boats took on water when the Ostend Domain and boatyard became flooded during Sunday's king tide. Surface flooding slowed traffic on the neighbouring Causeway Rd. CONTINUED Page 2 RESIDENTS got off lightly despite surface flooding and land slips after the weekend storm and high tides. Anzac Bay residents had to hold tight while the king tide on Sunday morning claimed Natzka Rd but surfers and swimmers took advantage of high seas at Onetangi and Palm Beach. Others waded through the Ostend Domain to inspect two sinking boats. Surface flooding saw the Esplanade between Tui St and the marae in Blackpool disappear under water. The tide also crept to the edge of the causeway, and the walkway between Wharf and Wilma roads was temporarily flooded. Malcolm Philcox, who records rainfall for NIWA, says 101mm rain fell on the island in the 24-hour period from 8am on Saturday. That s a lot. It s the largest daily fall we ve had for quite a few years. But fire chief Ron Leonard says despite the deluge, emergency services were not under pressure. The brigade was called out to a tree that had blocked Te Toki Rd on Saturday, and I was called out to deal with a slip on Wharf Rd on Sunday." As contract manager trans- port for Auckland Council, Mr Leonard also attended a serious slip in Tawa St and a smaller slip on Great Barrier Rd on Monday, as well as blocked culverts. At the height of the heavy rain the tide was out, which is good, but having seen the reports from the mainland, Waiheke got off lightly. Organisers of headland -- Sculpture on the Gulf say while there was some dam- age, the installation crew has been stoic in wind, rain and storm and the event is on schedule. Director Juliet Monaghan says a flag work, Ethylene Monomer, by Verena Jonker and Bryony Matthews, was badly damaged but the artists set to work. Then a volunteer phoned in saying another work, called Collapse, had col- lapsed . But it hadn t. The whole point of the work is that it s on the teetering brink of collapse -- it withheld the storm well. Last Tuesday the island braced itself for a 24-hour storm brought about by cyclones Zelia and Vania. Three-metre swells and 120km winds whipped up the oceans along Waiheke s coastline, leaving much debris in their wake.
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