Waiheke Marketplace : March 2nd 2011
2 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, MARCH 2, 2011 NEWS Editor George Gardner firstname.lastname@example.org Reporters Gill Alcock email@example.com Jerome Gavelle firstname.lastname@example.org Lyndall Jefferie s email@example.com Advertising Sales Gail Hughes (manager) firstname.lastname@example.org Dene Priestley email@example.com Graphics Megan Clark firstname.lastname@example.org Administration, Classifieds, Accounts Maeve Fay O'Grady email@example.com 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 Have we got NEWS for you! News that you can Read, Hear & Watch! Our amazing new online editions take the news into a new dimension. Reads like a newspaper with easy-to-read turning pages -- and packed with extra features that connect you to news like never before. News coverage that puts you on the scene with Turn the page to a new era in local news -- the total multi media news experience! Just click on "Latest Edition" at www.waihekemarketplace.co.nz Turn on to our online editions NOW. The latest local news online -- anywhere, anytime. EARTHWORKS • House Sites • Driveways • Section Clearing • Demolition • Underhouse Excavation • Excavators • 1½ ton - 20 ton • Bulldozers • Trucks • Graders • Rollers We guarantee our work! No mess - less stress. Land deveLopers Ltd 372 1115 Mob 027 499 4477 Email firstname.lastname@example.org Horse mussels by the million All washed up: Millions of horse mussels cover Onetangi Beach. By GEORGE GARDNER A fresh wave of molluscs made their way to Onetangi Beach as storm surges dumped them to shore. Residents spotted piles of horse mussels on Thursday after storm surges caused by Cyclone Atu brought them in with the tide. Millions of the shell- fish first appeared on the beach during the last week in January, follow- ing the rain and storm surges brought about by a low pressure weather system and king tides the week before Cyclone Wilma. The Waiheke Local Board met with business owners, council officers and residents to work out a solution and trialled three methods -- they decided that the best way was to crush the mussels and use a beach groomer to take out the larger pieces. Waiheke Rotary can- celled the Onetangi Beach Races set to take place on March 20, citing the crushed mussels as a potential health and safety hazard. The same crushing and beach grooming method will be used to tackle the new problem, but local board chair- woman Faye Storer says the clean-up has already cost $20,000. It might be a case of crushing and grooming as shells come in every few weeks or waiting until the stocks on the seabed seem to be exhausted, she says. It was absolute mayhem' says quake survivor FROM Page 1 been filled with TNT and exploded. Enormous trees had been uprooted and grass banks had risen into huge mountains . She passed school children in their uniforms, crying and screaming, plus foreigners busy yelling into their cellphones. She also passed the hospital where there were stretchers everywhere and all the while bricks and objects were still crashing down. It just kept on coming. She was relieved to find her apartment had survived the quake although the concrete in the courtyard was split into large pieces. Another huge aftershock left her screaming with fear. Larissa stayed in her flat that night but on Wednesday she packed a bag, found her cat and made her way with thousands of others to Christ- church airport, determined to get back to her mum Vivienne on Waiheke. After five hours she was at the front of the queue, in tears, begging for a seat on a plane to Auckland. This lovely man stepped in and gave me his ticket saying I obviously needed it more than him, she says. Fullers Ferries continued the kindness, holding the last boat of the night which allowed her and mum Vivienne, who had been at the airport to meet her, and another couple from Christ- church to get back. Larissa says she is still feel- ing aftershocks and is com- pletely wired . I feel like I ve escaped a war zone. I can remember it all so well, it s vivid, com- pletely vivid.
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