Waiheke Marketplace : May 18th 2011
4 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, MAY 18, 2011 NEWS Alby Mitchell 027 4384687 MITCHELL EARTHMOVING LTD PO Box 662, Oneroa, Waiheke Island Tel. 09 372 9808 email@example.com w w w.mitchellearthmoving.co.nz 3 REASONS WHY: 1. We maintain the quoted price (quotes free) 2. You'll get a detailed plan of action 3. All jobs are super vised start to finish CALL US FIRST FOR ALL YOUR EARTHMOVING NEEDS... HOUSESITES DRIVEWAYS FOOTINGS DRILLING RETAINING WALLS SUB-DIVISIONS SECTION CLEARING LANDSCAPING TRUCK HIRE Mitchell EARTHMOVING LTD WE ARE YOUR LOCAL ...So call us NOW for your free quote from April and May SPECIAL OFFER Re-invent your skin today Book a Full Face Medical Grade IPL/Laser treatment during April or May and receive a complimentary hand or neck treatment. Phone: (09) 372-2011 153 Ocean View Rd, Oneroa Open Tuesday - Saturday Exclusive offer for a limited time only. Rocky Bay committee is talking shop for community The first option: Buying the Rocky Bay Store for a community-run shop. By GILL ALCOCK The steering committee for a community-owned shop is looking at the feasibility of purchasing the existing Rocky Bay Store. The purchase would be a first in New Zealand, with the business owned, man- aged and operated by the community and all profits returned to the community. The committee is in com- munication with the store s owners to see if the sale could be just one lot -- Lot 170, where the store is located. The premises is on the market as a package of three lots. Negotiations for the pur- chase would be conditional on raising sufficient funds from the community in a given timeframe. The committee says it will be calling on the support, financially and practically, of Rocky Bay residents, the Waiheke community and the boating fraternity that fre- quents the inner gulf waters. The steering committee believes that purchasing the old store and restoring the site would best serve the Rocky Bay community and has put on hold all other alternatives until options on purchasing Lot 170 have been exhausted. United AFC make bid to lease garage Home wanted: Soccer club president Steve Wooderson speaks to the local board. Garage bid: Waiheke United is making a bid for the use of Onetangi Sports Park garage which is sited behind the pavilion water tank. By GILL ALCOCK Waiheke United AFC is look- ing for a home. President Steve Wooderson spoke to the local board to ask if the soccer club could lease a soon to be empty garage at Onetangi Sports Park. The club wants to use the garage to store equipment and offer shelter to visiting teams and their supporters at home games. The garage is used by City Parks but a decision to amal- gamate its three depots at one location -- the old Land Developers site on Tahi Rd -- will leave the garage space at the sports park unoccupied. Mr Wooderson told board members the club had accumulated more than $45,000 worth of equipment and uniforms but had no place to store them. And every other week dur- ing the soccer season, the club hosts between 150 and 200 visiting players and parents but has no clubrooms to shelter them or offer them hospitality. He said the soccer club had grown significantly in the last few years and now attracts up to 450 players and supporters. Waiheke United s success has seen it chosen as a pilot club for a New Zealand Foot- ball Federation scheme due to be rolled out next year. Mr Wooderson said although the club was 25 years old, all its cups and trophies were kept at the Lazy Lounge. We need a home, he said. When asked by board mem- ber Denise Roche why the rugby and soccer clubs didn t share the existing facilities, Mr Wooderson said the rugby club had the lease and the clubrooms overlooked the rugby field but not the soccer pitch. Board chairwoman Faye Storer said the Onetangi Sports Park building had been designed to take clip- ons and as the Auckland area long-term plans were now under scrutiny, perhaps it was a time to find out what it would cost to build the add- ons. The board resolved to talk with Auckland Council s rec- reation and leasing officers before meeting individual sports codes and reserve users to discuss accommo- dation requirements and options at the sports pavilion. Pilot to kick off on Waiheke Waiheke United has been selected as one of just a few pilot clubs across the country to launch two football programmes. The club will launch First Kicks for children aged four to six, and Fun Football for seven to eight-year-olds -- this Saturday at 9am. The programmes are part of the New Zealand Football Whole of Football Programme that is being launched across the country in 2012. More than 200 children make up around 65 percent of Waiheke United soccer club membership. New Zealand Football and Auckland Football will starting the ball rolling with an official launch this Saturday at the Onetangi Sports Park. Representatives from both organisations along with sponsors Fullers and members of the local board will be attending. All players, parents, supporters and friends are welcome. Invitation to attend planning workshop Residents are invited to attend a public workshop about the Auckland Plan this morning from 10.30am at Surfdale Hall. The plan is a long- term, 30 year vision or spatial plan for the region. The meeting has been organised by the Waiheke Island Council of Social Services in con- junction with Auckland Council. Pick up a bro- chure at Waiheke Ser- vice Centre or the library. View the main discussion document on- line at www.theauck landplan.govt.nz. Email feedback to auck landcouncil.govt.nz by 4pm on May 31.
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