Waiheke Marketplace : January 26th 2010
2 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, JANUARY 26, 2011 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 Waiheke Heating Heat pump Air conditioner FTXS50J 5kW Inverter Cool Price 2385 * $ Feeling the summer heat? A Daikin heat pump will keep your home • Cool and dry in summer • Warm and dry in winter 372 7303 0800 ZENTECH Ph: or www.waihekeheating.co.nz * includes $500 EECA clean heating grant (conditions apply) installed 1 this is for a basic back-to-back installation. 1 High school students keep big tick By GILL ALCOCK As the school year begins at Waiheke High School on Tuesday, the recently released NCEA results reveal this year's year 13 students are off to a good start. For the second time in three years, more than 80 percent of its students passed level two. This was supported by more than 70 percent pass rates at levels one and three. Nearly a third of students who passed also gained merit or excellence endorsed certificates. While still awaiting the national statistics, principal Neil Watson says he is pleased with results overall. The school is focused on academic excellence and it is pleasing to see this reflected in our students' successes.'' In the external examinations, Waiheke High School students also gained more merit and excellence grades than ever before. Students doing maths excelled, with more than 35 percent gaining either merit or excellence grades which would place these results among the best in the country, Mr Wat- son says. There were once again some outstanding individual results. These included Max Lawrence-Graham and Ella Reilly, with excellence endorsed certificates at level three, and Ku Nakagawa gaining straight excellence grades in maths with calcu- lus.'' While pleased with the results, Mr Watson says: There are still areas where the school is looking to improve and we will be work- ing hard on them in 2011.'' And down it came Blackpool: The high tide dashed the Esplanade but the surface flooding receded. Slips: Several slips such as this one on Wharf Rd were attended to by roading staff. POWER OUTAGES Blackpool residents were still without power on Monday following the severe weather that swept across the island over the weekend. Despite the winds and rain easing, services were not re- connected until 10.30am in the Esplanade and Tahatai road areas. Residents in Onetangi also suffered power outages over the nights of Saturday and Sunday with power not restored until 9.30am Sunday and 5.40am Monday. Anzac Bay: The king tide swept over Natzka Rd on Sunday. FROM Page 1 And at Whakenewha campground high winds ripped a marquee and sheared its metal legs. Other tents suffered minor damage. Fierce seas at Little Oneroa Beach served up a smorgasbord of scal- lops, mussels, starfish and cockles on to the shore and commuters hoping to catch the 10.15pm ferry back to Waiheke had to wait until midnight. Properties were lucky to escape severe damage'', says Mr Leon- ard. The Met Service says temperatures of up to 23 degrees celsius over- night and humidity of 94 percent accompanied last Tuesday's tropical storm, continuing the hot, wet La Nina sum- mer weather cycle. Saturday night's del- uge brought relief for near empty water tanks after a three-week dry spell over New Year. CALL US Contact us with your news stories on 372-9231.
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