Waiheke Marketplace : January 26th 2010
6 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, JANUARY 26, 2011 NEWS MoleMap is coming to Waiheke Island Clinic dates: Monday 7th & 14th February Location: Skin Institute, 153 Ocean View Road, Oneroa Ph 0800 MOLEMAP (0800 665 3627) for bookings or visit www.molemap.co.nz for more information Maryanne and Andrea Cole New face at Bayleys The new year has seen a change of personnel at Bayleys rental offce in Oneroa. After 18 years working in property management - eight of those with Bayleys - Andrea Cole is off to start a new life, beginning with a two year stint as a mature student. Taking her place as property manager is the well known face of Maryanne. Ms Cole says it was time to look at a new career. The long distance runner who took part in the recent Wharf to Wharf will be studying for a Diploma in Sports Massage at the New Zealand College of Massage. ``Sport has always been my passion and over the years I've received lots of massages due to my running. So when I was looking to make a complete career change it seemed a logical choice,'' Ms Cole says. With a background in real estate sales, retail and banking, Maryanne jokes this will be her "last job on the island'' as she has had to learn so much for her new role. But she says she is looking forward to the challenge of something new. "It will keep my mind occupied and keep me on my toes,'' she says. The team of three that operates the rental arm of the Bayleys real estate frm now consists of Maryanne, letting agent Linda Powell and administration maestro Helen Organ. Maryanne says: ``It's a great team here at Bayleys, it feels like family. We all have lots of experience so we will be able to continue to provide a great service. Andrea has left me big shoes to fll.'' Taraire may bounce back Ailing Taraire at Te Toki Reserve: Arborist Tom Ransom is hopeful for many taraire trees but says even if one is dead, people still need a resource consent if they wish to chop it down. By LYNDAL JEFFERIES Auckland Council arborist Tom Ransom says taraire trees affected by last year's drought should be given a chance to recover rather than be removed. Groups of concerned residents bandied together last year to water the trees which had been most affec- ted by the drought caused by the el Nino weather pattern. But Mr Ransom says people should wait to see if the apparently dead trees re- sprout, and that affected trees at Te Toki Reserve and Woodside Bay may make a good recovery, even if it takes several years. I have seen evidence of this happening on some badly affected trees,'' he says. Hauraki Gulf Conser- vation Trust member Tony King-Turner says as a species, taraire are shallow rooting which makes them more vulnerable to drought. Last summer, Mr King- Turner organised a group to bucket water in to feed the trees at Te Toki reserve. However, he says he now realises it is far too large an area to get sufficient water to''.Mr Ransom believes many of our older taraire may have suffered similar setbacks and recovery periods from drought in preceding decades. Part of a taraire's beauty is its defiance of the inevi- table and its deadwood habi- tat value''. Mr Ransom is reminding residents that even appar- ently dead trees over three metres in height need approval for removal. People also need a resource consent to carry out any earthworks under a protected tree. Taraire are the most vul- nerable native tree to changes to their root zone,'' says Mr Ransom. If anyone has concerns about a particular tree, and would like an assessment, call Mr Ransom on 372-5911. Duck for cover! UFOs: Is it a bird, is it a plane? Or ...? By GILL ALCOCK Incidents of unidentified poo landing on cars and windows across the Auckland region spread to Waiheke this week with a property in Church Bay the recipient of a fallout. The home's resident says she pulled back the curtains on Monday morning to be confronted by a large splat- tering across the bedroom's picture window. I was expecting to see volunteers working on the Sculpture on the Gulf and instead I saw vast quantities of what I think must be duck poo,'' she says. It was very windy so all I can think of is what would normally land on the grass was caught by the wind and thrown against the window.'' Last boat finally cleared from Putiki Bay Putiki Bay clean-up: The Kate is moved from alongside Wharf Rd. By GILL ALCOCK The last boat in the clean-up of Wharf Rd was moved on Friday with the help of a dig- ger and a king tide. The boats were removed after an appeal to the Wai- heke Community Board in July last year by Vicki Canes- tri and Tony King-Turner of the Putiki Bay Residents Association. They said there was a perceived contra- vention of local bylaws by some boat owners in the bay. Mrs Canestri told the board that while she loved the bay she had quite a few frustrations about public access'' and that people had been leaving boats on the beach for long periods of time. She said the bylaw stated there could be no camping on the beach but there were a number of people living there permanently'' at the moment. The then Auckland City Council Hauraki Gulf islands manager Geoff Atherfold met with the Auckland Regional Council to create a joint approach to the issue because the regional council had res- ponsibility to the mean low water mark and the city council above. Auckland Council parks adviser Gary Wilton organ- ised for the area of foreshore to be made boat-free from outside No 84, Wharf Rd, where a picnic table is located, to the eastern end of Wharf Rd. The vessel The Kate was the last and most difficult boat to be removed because of its position high up the beach. The use of a digger kept it upright while it was ref- loated.
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