Waiheke Marketplace : July 13th 2011
5 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, JULY 13, 2011 NEWS WAIHEKE WALK? ROUND-ISLAND IMPROVEMENTS? STORMWATER INCREASED WEED MANAGEMENT? We want your feedback on the draft local board plan for your neighbourhood. Its been put together by your local board to re ect the interests and concerns of your co unity. lease read the plan and if you would like to send in a sub ission with your iews. he sub ission period runs fro uly to ugust. or ore infor ation call or isit www.aucklandcouncil.go t.n ha eyoursay OPEN: Tuesday - Saturday 9am - 5pm 153 Ocean View Rd, Oneroa www.skininstitute.co.nz Phone 372 2011 From non-invasive skin treatments to the latest surgical procedures, the Skin Institute offers New Zealand's only total skin solution. •B o t o x • Fillers • IPL Medical Grade • Dermal Rolling • Microhydrabration • IPL Permanent Hair Reduction • LATTISETM Eyelash Growth Solution • Free Spot Checks • Full Skin Checks • Blepharoplasty (droopy eyelids) • Free Cosmetic Consultation with a Registered Nurse or Specialist Surgeon Your local centre for all skin treatments including: Appearance Dermatology Cosmetic Skin Skincare Medicine Surgery Cancer Arcing wires may have caused fire Fire damage: The sitting room in Leona Keetels' rented home in Tahi Rd. By GILL ALCOCK A family escaped a house fire caused by flapping electrical wires during Monday night's storm. Pau Murray awoke to find the ceiling of his bedroom alight at the family's rental home on Tahi Rd. He quickly alerted his sister Alisha and escaped with mum Leona Keetels, who was asleep in a separate part of the home. The fire started at the point of entry into the building of the electricity wires, volunteer fire ser- vice chief Ron Leonard says. We got the call just after 4am and found the fire between the ceil- ing and the roof and starting down the walls between a sitting room and the boy's bedroom.'' Unsure whether the power was still on, Mr Leonard says firefighters had to wait for the elec- tricity board to arrive before they could point the water hoses at the source of the fire. Otherwise we would all have been fried.'' He says it will take the expertise of an elec- trician to see if the fire was caused by the wires arcing during the storm or if something else caused it. Smoke damage to the property was limited by the Fire Service's use of a positive pressure venti- lator which blew the smoke out of the build- ing, Mr Leonard says. Plus the Fire Service pushed all the furniture as far away from the flames as possible and covered them with a tar- paulin. Family photographs stored in a cupboard in the affected wall space were lost. Foreshore work starts Matiatia changes: A foreshore reserve upgrade will meet the needs of the living while respecting the dead. By GILL ALCOCK The Matiatia foreshore reserve is undergoing changes as part of a proj- ect approved by the Wai- heke Community Board in 2010 after concerns were raised about the urupa, Maori grave, sited on the land. Over several years, washouts at Matiatia have exposed historic Maori grave sites in the area. After approaches from local Maori and Ngati Paoa, the council engaged an archaeol- ogist. The subsequent survey indicated the site is an urupa or burial ground and the site was formally identified as such. The NZ Historic Places Trust allocated council an authority to modify'' an historic site at the Matiatia Foreshore Res- erve. The work is being car- ried out as a small local improvements project and is aimed to meet the needs of the living while respecting the dead, a council spokesperson says. It involves the removal of the gravel path, picnic tables and a litter bin and the installation of boulders from Stoney Ridge quarry, with plaques telling visitors about the site and indicating the existence of the urupa. Ngati Paoa has provided the text for the plaques. Vehicle access on to the reserve will be blocked by planting of specimen trees and the picket fence around the marked grave site will be refurbished. To replace the path- way new topsoil has been laid and seeded with grass. Walkers will still be welcome. Once grass is established a path will be mown through the area to replace the gravel path. Burglar drops identification Police are calling for help to find a burglar. A woman discovered the man breaking into her house in Ostend last week and chased him off the property. He is believed to be respon- sible for several burglar- ies and is being actively sought by police. Herodeoffona pushbike but dropped a bag containing identifi- cation and medication belonging to a 52-year- old Pakeha man. The suspect is described as thin, with longish grey scruffy hair and facial hair. He usually rides a pushbike or walks and lives in the Onetangi area. If anyone sees this man phone the Waiheke police on 372-1150. Sergeant Peter Knight says: It would be neighbourly if residents checked nearby holiday homes to make sure they haven't been broken into.''
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