Waiheke Marketplace : January 26th 2010
10 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, JANUARY 26, 2011 NEWS OUR WARMEST THANKS TO ALL OUR SUPPORTERS AND SPONSORS OF THIS FUNDRAISING EVENT: MAHANA AND HIS TEAM, BRUCE DAVIS-GOFF, KRISTON, AL REEVE, RAHMAN AND HIS TEAM, V12 MENS CHOIR, RADIO REBELDE, FRANKIE HILL, OTHERWORLD PRODUCTIONS, TANYA BATT, ST JOHN'S AMBULANCE, WASTE RESOURCE ZERO HEROS, JEFF MITCHELL, THE GOLDIE ROOM, TE WHAU VINEYARD, LIFESTYLE AUDIOLOGY, CROSSTREES CHALET, EXIDE BATTERIES, THE MARKETPLACE, GULF NEWS, HEY DADS, AQUA WATER, LISA MITCHELL, WAIHEKE SEPTIC TANK SERVICES, THE SANDS APARTMENTS, SEALINK, TE MATUKA BAY OYSTERS, WAIHEKE EXECUTIVE TRANSPORT, WAIHEKE HERBS, NZ GOURMET GIFTS, ISLAND CHIROPRACTIC, EDI DOWNER, MITCHELL EARTH- MOVERS, STONYRIDGE QUARRY, WAIHEKE READY-MIX, BP ONEROA, BNZ ONEROA, PLACEMAKERS, FREIGHTLINK, AJADZ INDIAN CUISINE, TE HURUHI SCHOOL, PUKEKO SIGNS & GRAPHICS, MAN O' WAR VINEYARD, OUT THERE SURF & SKATE, VINO VINO RESTAURANT, MIKE MORGAN, KEVIN HAYES, FULLERS, SUPERLIQUOR WAIHEKE, NEIL HARDING, ANDREW PIRRIE, O'MALLEY/PERHAM FAMILY, JASSY DEAN TRUST, PAM OLIVER, ISOLA ESTATE, WAIHEKE DIRT TRACK, DAVE ROAST OF ISLAND INDULGENCE, WAIHEKE PAINTBALL, MEGAN McCALLUM OF SNOWFREEZE, ROSEY BRAMLEY OF CREPE DE MAISON, SEANA ZIMMER, PAUL DAVIES, WAYNE, GORDON AND DIANNE DIL, MARTYN & PAULINE DUNKLEY, JOEL & TAMARA ALLEY, WOOLWORTHS, WAIHEKE ROTARY CLUB, GSV & FAT SNAPPER, PLUS ALL WHO ATTENDED, CONTRIBUTED AND HELPED OUT ON THE DAY.....FROM GARY, OLLIE AND THE DAVIES FAMILY. 372 3080 Filtered bulk water deliveries 7 days THE RULES Letters of 150 words or less can be sent to Editor, Waiheke Marketplace, PO Box 185, Oneroa, Waiheke Island 1840, or be emailed to editor@waiheke- marketplace.co.nz by Monday morning, 9am. Full name, address and phone number should be given. Only the name and suburb will be published. The editor reserves the right to abridge or withhold any correspondence without explanation. Beautiful bay I spent a glorious evening at Briar Ross's place last week, listening to soothing jazz overlooking tranquil Matiatia -- thanks Briar, please do it again. I am amazed, as are other locals and tourists, there is a need to destroy this beautiful bay with a marina. I talk with locals and tourists who are in awe to find a relatively undeveloped entry to such an unspoiled paradise island. The majority of beaches around the Mediterranean have been ruined by marinas that pollute what were beautiful natural bays. New Zealand is world famous for its natural environment and thousands of tourists travel here for this very reason, why make us look like every other harbour gateway? I have been boating for 40 years, but there must be another place for needy boaties -- what about Kennedy Pt, is this not already a commercial area? Susan Williamson New library Given the prominence of the library site as a gateway into the island, I was so pleased we would, at last, have one decent civic building to bring the island into the 21st century, something that would set us on the path of being a dream location. But no, those who love to waste ratepayers money want to halt development. If the library project is stopped it is a foregone conclusion the island will lose the funding -- yet another wasted opportunity. As nobody wants the service centre to be in Oneroa, I have a suggestion. They need more space up in Ostend. This could be achieved by putting the offices for the local board in the new building in Oneroa. There is never enough room for the public to attend board meetings so a flexible, multi- functional space would solve that issue, meet the purpose of the building, give commuters a better chance of having a say, and retain the main offices in Ostend. J Slater Onetangi Orthopaedic surgeon New doctor: For arthroplasty and keyhole procedures -- orthopaedic surgeon Adam Durrant. By GILL ALCOCK The services of ortho- paedic surgeon Adam Durrant have been added to those provided by the health providers on the island to reduce the number of trips islanders have to make to hospitals in Auck- land. The Otago-trained surgeon will be avail- able at the Ostend Medical Centre from 5pm to 8pm on the sec- ond Tuesday of the month. Referrals for his services can come from doctors or physio- therapists. Ostend Medical Cen- tre manager Robin Wil- son says Mr Durrant will be picking up the clinics of Peter Hucker who is now too busy to make the trip to Wai- heke. Mr Durrant, who studied in the ortho- paedic training scheme with further training in Britain, Australia and the United States will see any orthopaedic problem, but speci- alises in sports and upper limb problems. My interest is research in shoulder motion recovery after surgery,'' Mr Durrant says. We are using Vicom which is similar to how they filmed Gollum in Lord of the Rings.'' Mr Durrant performs keyhole surgery and arthroplasty of any- thing that needs replacing'', from finger joints to new shoulders, using the facilities at the Ascot, Mercy and Brightside hospitals. The surgeon is no stranger to the island having often holidayed here as a child. We used to sail over a lot,'' he says. He has also cycled the island, and a journey from Matiatia to Connells Bay left a lasting memory. We cycled up that long steep hill in full sunshine -- we should have done it the other way round.'' Anyone wishing to be referred to Mr Durrant should call their pre- ferred medical centre.
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