Waiheke Marketplace : June 1st 2011
2 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, JUNE 1, 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 6,104 Audited Circulation (ABC Jan-Dec '10.) 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 Open the door to a whole new kitchen experience KIT3314/WM At Kitchen Studio Greenlane we offer the very latest design innovations. Let us manage your new kitchen project from start to finish and make it a pleasurable experience. Contact Susan Boyle and her team. Ph 09 579 1243, or mobile 027 255 5061 Showroom: 415 Great South Rd, Greenlane. firstname.lastname@example.org As a Waiheke resident Suzanne proudly offers Waiheke Kitchen buyers the same professional service enjoyed by her Auckland customers . WHELAN CONSTRUCTION • Auckland based building team with many years of Waiheke building experience. • Provenrecordofhighqualityconstruction and project management on Waiheke Island. • Professional budget and time management. • Registered Master Builder. Ph Geoff Whelan 0274 720 139 www.whelan.co.nz Residents hit by sudden flooding Swamped: The turnaround at Matiatia wharf flooded. Surface flooding: Front carpark at Matiatia. Torrent: The stream that leads to the Matiatia wetland gushed out over Ocean View Rd. By GEORGE GARDNER A sudden deluge last Thursday caught some residents off guard and caused a bout of tempor- ary flooding but no major incidents were reported. Gusts of up to 120km had been predicted on Wednesday night but only 17mm of rain fell, according to Malcolm Philcox, who records the Waiheke rain count for NIWA. It was all wind you could hear, and not so much rain,'' he says. But the deluge did arrive and by 1.30pm on Thursday, surface flood- ing was slowing traffic island-wide, the stream down the side of Ocean View Rd had turned into a torrent and was spill- ing out on to the road opposite Owhanake carpark, and the front carpark at Matiatia was flooded. The wharf turnaround area became so flooded that vehicles had to do a three-point turn to get around. A torrent of water in two places was gushing down the hill- side. Downer road mainten- ance department man- ager Martin Reynolds says the stormwater drains were blocked by build up of debris. It doesn't take a huge amount to slow down the stormwater flow at this time of year, with leaves blocking grates and run- off from unsealed metal driveways washing down and finding its way to the drains. We are investigating the sudden rush of water to the flooded area by the wharf,'' Mr Reynolds says. Auckland Transport contracts manager Ron Leonard says: We're finding with so much development on Waiheke that in heavy conditions a lot of our catchments and culverts aren't hand- ling the water.'' 'Unbelievable' traffic jam Queue: Drivers have a long wait. A long trail of traffic might be seen at any Auckland junction but this photo was taken by a reader who sat in a queue last Thursday morning in torrential rain on Mitchell Rd in Surfdale. The Donald Bruce Rd roundabout at the top of the road often has a few cars waiting at the time of the school run, but this jam, past Kennedy Rd was ''unbeliev- able'', the reader says.
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