Waiheke Marketplace : June 15th 2011
4 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, JUNE 15, 2011 NEWS You simply can't miss this outstanding 5 Course Menu Package prepared by Head Chef Ken Anderson for only $45 per person! Mondays to Fridays -- this venue is available for group bookings only. WINTER WEEKEND EVENT SERIES at Salt Restaurant / Dunes Function Centre Phone 372 8846 for your reservation. 21a The Strand Onetangi. FEATURING OUR 5 COURSE, FREE CHOICE MENU WITH lIVE ENTERTAINMENT --- FOR ONly $45.00 PER PERSON SUNDAy 19TH JUNE lUNCH FROM 12MIDDAy "Andy Smith Trio" SATURDAy 18TH JUNE DINNER FROM 6PM "Jonas Julio" Vandals out on a spree Shattered: Mitchell Earthmoving drivers had to work among broken glass with the rain pouring in after vandals smashed the windows of their digger in a spate of vandalism over Queen's Birthday weekend. By LYNDAL JEFFERIES Police are urging residents to be vigilant after a spate of vandalism over Queen s Birthday weekend and bur- glaries last week. Vandals damaged a car, a digger, a bus shelter and a letterbox over the three-day long weekend. A car was pushed on to the Matiatia cycleway and was vandalised over a period of several days. It had been parked after its driver was pulled over for drink driving. First just the back window was smashed and then the side windows and then the bonnet, Cafe Espresso owner Harold Singh says. A digger belonging to Mit- chell Earthmoving which was parked on the Esplanade in Blackpool over the long week- end had its front windscreen, back and side windows smashed. Owner Alby Mitchell says the windows will cost $2800 to replace. And that s not including labour and freight. Several weeks ago the com- pany also had batteries stolen out of some of its machines. Hopefully it s a case of what goes around comes around. Mr Mitchell says he informed police because it may be linked to other van- dalism incidents. The new bus shelter opposite the Red Cross in Oneroa was also tagged the same weekend. Local board chairwoman Faye Storer says the cost of removing graffiti is expensive and shouldn t have to be paid by the ratepayer. This kind of behaviour is really disappointing and unacceptable. And she warns that police keep a database of graffiti vandalism. When the culprits are caught they will be fined large amounts of money and be made to pay for the dam- age. Over the past week a spate of burglaries from cars and homes has also occurred and police are reminding people to lock their houses and vehicles. Sergeant Peter Knight says residents should not hesitate to call the police if they see an incident taking place. We are often out on patrol and can be at the scene very quickly. Our quick response to the Esplanade incident on the Saturday of Queen s Birthday weekend meant less damage occurred to property. Unfortunately intoxicated people do stupid things. Tow trucks clear way for roadway upgrade Towed: A few drivers missed the warning notice and their vehicles, including this one, were towed from Ocean View Rd on Monday. By GILL ALCOCK While work began on the upgrade of Ocean View Rd leading down to Matiatia three or four cars missed the no parking warning and had to be towed away. But with parking spaces still available in the paid front carpark and at the free Owhanake carpark at 8.30am on Monday morning, it appeared commuters had heeded warnings about the proposed roadworks and made other arrangements. A notice placed on cars parked along the road on Friday advising commuters about a free bus ride from Oneroa village during the roadworks looked to have been taken up, transport manager Ron Leonard says. The public have been very understanding. Local board transport spokeswoman Jo Holmes says: Auckland Transport is providing shuttle buses for commuters from Oneroa and has given the local board an undertaking to complete the work as quickly as possible with the least disruption. Works are expected to be completed by Friday.
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