Waiheke Marketplace : July 13th 2011
2 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, JULY 13, 2011 NEWS Open this Friday 15th July, 10am to 2pm Waiheke Retirement Village is right on the water's edge at Anzac Bay. The village offers an independent retirement lifestyle with a range of top quality facilities within a relaxed and supportive community environment. You can experience coastal retirement living for yourself by visiting an open day this Friday between 10am and 2pm. We can give you a tour of the village and show you a selection of spacious and affordable villas priced from just $299,000. energi _J12232A JULY CLUB HOUSE LOUNGE AND DINING ROOM • INDOOR HEATED SWIMMING POOL • SPA POOL • BILLIARDS • LIBRARY • PETANQUE TERRAIN • HAIRDRESSING SALON • 24 HOUR EMERGENCY CALL SYSTEM • COURTESY COACH • WORKSHOP Experience coastal retirement living for yourself this weekend 37 Natzka Road, Anzac Bay, Ostend. 09 372 2820 www.waihekeretirementvillage.co.nz General surgery | Skin cancer | Cosmetic surgery | Dermatology Free breast checks If you're concerned about a breast lump, pain, dimpling, nipple change or discharge, you need expert advice. DrKarenParkerisaseniorbreastphysician with12yearsexperienceinbreastmedicine. Karen works closely with breast surgeons Mr Stephen Benson and Mr Isaac Cranshaw. Contact the Skin Institute today forafreebreastcheckwithKaren. Southern Cross approved. ww w.skininstitute.co.nz Phone: 372 2011 153 Ocean View Road Oneroa Editor George Gardner firstname.lastname@example.org Reporters Gill Alcock email@example.com Lyndall Jefferie s firstname.lastname@example.org Advertising Sales Gail Hughes (manager) email@example.com Dene Priestley firstname.lastname@example.org Graphics Megan Clark email@example.com Administration, Classifieds, Accounts Maeve Fay O'Grady firstname.lastname@example.org 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 3853244AA Colour in the new AB jersey Hey kids! Here s your chance to win an All Blacks supporter s kit con- taining an adidas Essential backpack, All Blacks scarf and mini rugby ball --all valued at around $110. The new look All Blacks jersey will be revealed on July 30. And adidas is challenging young fans to guess what it might look like. It is joining forces with the Wai- heke Marketplace to run the adidas Rugger Colouring Competition for all children aged 12 and under. The competition can be seen in today s online issue which you ll find at www.waihekemarketplace.co.nz -- click on latest edition. Print it out, colour it in and deliver to Waiheke Marketplace at 1 Tahi Rd, Ostend from 9am to 5pm or post to: Waiheke Marketplace Rugger Competition PO Box 185 Oneroa Waiheke Island 1840. Entries close on July 22. Tsunami response 'a fine line' Walking the line: Beachgoers on Onetangi Beach at the time of the tsunami alert. A 7.6 magnitude earthquake off the Kermadec Islands set off the Civil Defence's National Crisis Management Centre in the bowels of the Beehive. Gill Alcock looks at how Waiheke responded. A tsunami warning was issued by Auckland Civil Defence fol- lowing an alert from the Pacific Tsunami Warning Cen- tre after the quake struck at 7.03am at a depth of 20km on Thursday morning. The warning was for a potential wave of one metre or higher, strong currents and disturbed seas and estuaries, expected to arrive at 10am. Waiheke Local Board chair- woman Faye Storer says she was on alert from the time of the first warning. She says it turned very quickly from a tsunami warn- ing to a maritime warning and was cancelled just after 9am. She and Auckland Council parks officer Gary Wilton dis- cussed whether to put out warning signs at the island s beaches and agreed not to, a decision approved by Auck- land Civil Defence controller Clive Manley. But signs were put up by other council officials, informing people to stay away from the beach and listen to the radio for more infor- mation. Ms Storer also set the ball rolling on the next level of emergency response by contac- ting the ratepayer groups who have a telephone tree of people to phone in such emerg- encies. She says the difficulty was finding the balance between crying wolf and real danger . The national guidelines have to be tempered by local conditions. It s a fine line, she says. Asked how Waiheke s emergency management team had reacted to the potential danger given the island had been involved in a recent civil defence exercise, she says these events do provide valu- able exercise time. One area she would like to see improved is signage. The wording needs to be more accurate and we need to know when to put them out -- we need a standard measure. She says difficulties arose from the different information being given out by the tele- vision news and the national communications centre. The messages from town were erring on the side of caution whereas the television was saying the crisis was over. It was confusing, she says. The Civil Defence response was lagging behind the inter- national experts on tele- vision. Ms Storer says emergencies provide all sorts of run- throughs and give us the ability to keep on refining our response but we mustn t get blase.
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