Waiheke Marketplace : February 9th 2011
4 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, FEBRUARY 9, 2011 NEWS 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 GROUND STABILIZATION • Up to 900 diameter - 10 meters deep • Slip Retention • Barrier Pile Walls • Retaining Walls • Foundation Drilling & Footing • Pile Ramming Land deveLopers Ltd 372 1115 Mob 027 499 4477 Email firstname.lastname@example.org Plea for charger Charlotte Cleverley- Bisman's dad is calling for the return of a charger that runs his daughter's powerchair. Perry Bisman says he went to pick up the charger which Charlot- te's mum Pam had left for him by her letterbox on Putiki Rd on Sunday morning, but someone nabbed it before he got there. He believes it was taken at around 10am. Charlotte lost her limbs as a baby after a fight against meningitis. The seven-year-old is starting her second year at Waiheke Primary School and needs the charger to be mobile. Effectively it cripples Charlotte again,'' Mr Bisman says. It's gut- wrenching. And it's of no use for any other pur- pose than her chair because of the con- nector.'' Mr Bisman is pleading for the return of the charger with no quest- ions asked''. The charger is the size of a small car battery. It hastwoleads--oneisa normal power lead and the other is a black cable with three prongs inside a connector at the end. Anyone who can help should phone Waiheke police on 372-1150. A sad end to an iconic bach Farewell: A gathering at Onetangi Beach shares stories of the bach that collapsed down the hill on January 29. By GEORGE GARDNER INQUIRY Auckland Council central building manager Tim Weight has confirmed there will be a council inquiry into the bach's collapse down the hill at Onetangi Beach on January 29 during the passage of cyclone Wilma. ''The resource consent, the building consent, the building processes of the house situated above the bach will be checked out to find out if the construction work contributed to the landslip or not,'' he says. A gathering at Onetangi Beach paid tribute to the little cottage that collapsed down the cliff after Cyclone Wilma. Stories and memories were shared of the iconic bach owned by the family of Alan Watson for 85 years, and leased for 35 years by the late Sharon Alston, then several other women until now. It was known as a safe haven for women'' and a love nest'' for others over the years. Messages were read out from well-wishers who couldn't be at the gathering on February 2, with special mention paid to Sue Fitchett, who had written a poem about the dwelling. Rocky Bay resident Liz Sadler, who has leased the cottage for the past 15 years, said the bach wasn't perma- nently lived in. We rented it out as a weekender. We were fussy who stayed there. It was pretty basic but we'd bought new things for it over the years like a stereo, micro- wave and TV. I feel like I've lost an old friend and Onetangi Beach will never be the same. It's very sad.'' Resident Cath Downes said the bach's demise was sym- bolic of what happened over what was a terrible weekend for Waiheke. Our island is so special and fragile and we must guard it. This little house serves as a powerful warning to look after this island of ours.'' Local board deputy chairwoman Jo Holmes said it was a time to give thanks for the two women's escape from what had been a poten- tially appalling tragedy''. This has been a good luck story in what has otherwise been the most terrible time for the whole of Waiheke.'' Ms Sadler says when she and her partner Coralie Edwards rescued her two Auckland friends in the middle of the night before the bach collapsed down the hill in the early hours of January 29 they were all in shock. It's the end of an era. It's very sad.''
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