Waiheke Marketplace : July 20th 2011
9 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, JULY 20, 2011 NEWS VODAFONE WARRIORS v CANBERRA RAIDERS Enjoy live rugby league action at it's best! Go in the draw to WIN double passes to the game, and 10 lucky winners drawn will also receive this bonus prize! A VIP visit to Sir Peter's Sports Museum followed by a special lunch at the Ellerslie Events Centre hosted by Sir Peter Charles Leitch KNZM, QSM and the Little General league legend Stacey Jones with some of the Christchurch earthquake victims as our special guests. The Mad Butcher will also give you a Vodafone Warriors Bucket Hat and a One Tribe Scarf - and you will join him and Stacey in the Mad Butcher Lounge at Mt Smart Stadium to watch the game. To enter please go to the back page of our online edition at www.waihekemarketplace.co.nz - click on "latest edition" to view our online edition. in association with Sir Peter Charles Leitch KNZM, QSM, The Mad Butcher MT SMART STADIUM Sunday 31 July at 2pm TM RAIDERS CANBERRA 75 Double Passes To be Won! WIN A DOUBLE PASS to the The lucky draw takes place on Tuesday 26 July so make sure your entries are in by then. Winners will be contacted by phone. Mon 18 What A Yarn Wild and wooly winter fun make pom poms, yarn dolls, weave your own rug and make fabric art collage with Lyndal. Tue 19 Mosaic Magic With potery, mirror, and beach fnds with Jennifer. Wed 20 Paint a Canvas Learn professional paintng techniques and take home your own work of art on canvas with Lyndal. Thu 21 To The Moon Make a see through galaxy and a rocket ship or space shutle and send it into orbit with Jennifer. Fri 22 Dreamers Draw your dreams and create a real Dreamcatcher with Jacqueline and Bella. Sat 23 Open Ceramics Workshop with Veronika. Choose a ceramic animal, cup or t and paint with glazes for Veronika to fre, priced per individual item. Mon 25 Dyno-Dinosaurs Make a dinosaur and decorate it with Lyndal. Draw your own prehistoric world for your dinosaur to live in. Tue26GoFlyaKite Build, paint, decorate your own kite with Jennifer. Wed 27 Stencil Art Learn how to create stencils and spraypaint a poster with your images with Lyndal. Thu 28 Decorated Glass Paint glass botles into exotc creatons, make a mobile that catches the light and brightens up the dark wintry days with Jennifer. Fri 29 Funky Felt Create your own funky hairpieces, jewellery, earrings, brooches & handwear out of feathers, felt, butons & beads with Jacqueline and Bella. Sat 30 Open Ceramics Choose a ceramic animal, cup or plate and paint with glazes for Veronika to fre, priced per individual item. Kidz Holiday Art Program 10am to 12am July 18th --- August 30th Heaps of cool stuf to make and take home. Learn real art skills with real artsts. $20 per class, $30 for two kids, $40 for three kids, $85 per week 1 kid, $160 2 kids, $220 3 kids. Please book ahead phone 372 9367 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Board looks at waste collection options Kerbside collection: Bags and wheelie bins are both used. COST The cost of waste on Waiheke is determined by the gross amount of waste being divided by the number of ratepayers who pay the waste component of their rates. This means ratepayers are paying for the waste and recycling produced by the 750,000 visitors per year and the 18,000 or so boaties who flock to the island on sunny summer weekends as well as the 20,000 to 30,000 extra short-stay visitors over the peak summer and Easter periods. The disposal of rubbish has been a hot topic for discussion under the backdrop of the former Auckland City Council awarding Transpacific Industries the waste con- tract for Waiheke against the wishes of many islanders. At their monthly meeting last week, local board mem- bers considered the option presented in the draft Auckland Council waste management and minimisation plan. Among the key issues the board was invited to consider were kerbside collections and recycling services. The options to consider included: Should wheelie bins or bags be used for kerbside ref- use collections? Should the same service be provided across the region, or bags for rural and high den- sity areas, and bins for the rest? Should a wider range of recyclables be collected? Should recyclables be col- lected using a co-mingled sys- tem where all materials are collected together and sorted later, or a hybrid two-stream system where paper, card- board and glass are collected separately and the rest are collected in a wheelie bin? Charges for kerbside collections and recycling services vary across the Auckland region. The intent of the Waste Minimalisation Act will be to minimise waste to landfill and raising the cost in the hope of encouraging recycling practises. To this end board members were asked to consider: Should refuse services be paid for through rates or user pays? Should recycling services be paid for through rates, user pays or by another method yet to be determined? Should kerbside organic collection be provided by the council? If so, how should it be funded? Board members were also asked to consider ending the biennial inorganic collections and replacing it with an alternative booking'' system. They were also invited to give feedback on the use of recycling bins in public places. Should they be further promoted and who should decide where they are sited and who funds them? The draft plan pointed out that delivering a waste dis- posal service to Waiheke and other remote areas costs the council more. It suggested a different charging system may be applied on Waiheke and asked for a review of how often and what kerbside collections are made and whether there could be a reduction in some services. Auckland Council asked what role the local board could take in shaping the way the waste is managed and put the question of whether Hau- raki Gulf islands and rural areas should pay the actual costs involved in waste and recycling services. Visit www.waihekemarketplace.co.nz FEEDBACK ON WASTE The Waiheke Local Board forwarded the 10 key principles as feedback: 1. Waste minimisation requires smaller refuse containers, no matter what they are, bags or bins, or less frequent pick-ups phased in over time. 2. The board supports the premise that to reduce waste there needs to be more council control of the waste stream. 3. The board supports initiatives that increase recycling behaviour and reduces the production of waste. 4. The board has grave concerns about co-mingled recycling collection systems and the ability of the material recovery facility to separate recycling to a high value quality. 5. The board supports incentives for recycling behaviour and disincentives for the production of waste. 6. The board opposes a council supplied organic collection and recommends a comprehensive education programme on composting methods for ratepayers. 7. The board opposes any actions that contribute to illegal dumping. 8. The board supports the council taking a strong advocacy position for waste minimisation legislation that would introduce container deposits on all drink containers as this would reduce littering and provide income and other community benefits. 9. The board considers that one of the advantages of the amalgamation of the legacy councils and the subsequent regionalisation are economy of scale and equity and, as a consequence, the solid waste and recycling services and charges in the identified geographically remote areas of Auckland council such as those covered by the local board should not attract full user pays. 10. The board supports bylaws that promote waste minimisation and encourages the council to further advocate to central government the strengthening of product stewardship mechanisms in the waste minimisation act.
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