Waiheke Marketplace : August 3rd 2011
5 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, AUGUST 3, 2011 NEWS TRUST EXPERTISE Barry Curle Marketing Consultant -- Real Estate Bus 372 0005 Mob 0274 944 990 A/h 372 8037 firstname.lastname@example.org CURNOW REALTY LIMITED MREINZ, A MEMBER OF THE BAYLEYS REALTY GROUP • 14 years with Bayleys on Waiheke • Sold over 200 properties/over $125m Trust someone with knowledge, experience and a proven track record to market your property. Residential • Waterfront • Lifestyle Absolutely no obligation free appraisal and consultation. All price ranges. Mortgage Finance * 95% Loans Available * First Home Buyers * Refinancing * Debt Consolidation * Investment Property * Build Loans * Finance for your bach Personal Insurance * House / Contents / Car * Life Insurance * Health Insurance * Accident Cover * Mortgage Protection * Income Protection Free Service bend over backwards for you Lou Kinsler Mortgage & Insurance Adviser 022 671 8688 | 09 372 7566 www.mortgagepeople.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. www.skininstitute.co.nz Phone: 372 2011 153 Ocean View Road Oneroa Building company is awarded gold Gold medal winners: The team from Island 2000, from left: Johannes Mall, Ben Karena and Bernie Lee. By GILL ALCOCK A building company from Waiheke has won gold at the annual Regis- tered Master Builders 2011 House of the Year awards for a home in Park Point. Island 2000 Ltd was given the building job by Christine and David Wheeler using Ytong, a concrete- aerated building block. Ytong is a lightweight product invented in Sweden in 1923 and is now recognised for being environ- mentally friendly with good sound absorption and thermal insulation. The home won Island 2000 owner Bernie Lee a gold medal in the New Homes $1 million to $2m category. Mrs Wheeler says she was very pleased for Mr Lee and his lovely team . He was given the challenge of working with Ytong and he took it on and did a really unbelievable job. The home also won Island 2000 the Pink Batts Ultra Energy Efficiency Award in the lifestyle category. Mr Lee says he knew he was building a special house and praised the client for having faith in him at the beginning of the project which took more than a year to complete. It was one of the smoothest jobs we ve worked on and when the Mas- ter Builders asked if I had a house I thought I could enter into the com- petition I knew this was the one. Mr Lee received his award at the Registered Master Builders 2011 House of the Year and RMB Com- mercial Project Awards. The 18 gold award winners from the Auckland region will now be assessed alongside winners from 13 regions to find the National Gold Reserve finalists which will be announced in early September. Many thousands of prions die after storms The severe storms that battered Auckland and caused the death of hundreds of broad-billed prions at Whakanewha Regional Park on July 15 have now been blamed for the deaths of more than 100,000 of the birds nationwide. Another area to see large numbers of dead birds is Muriwai Beach. In one of the biggest birdlife disasters in almost a decade, more than 10,000 prions were found dead along with hundreds more washed up on Karekare, Piha and Anawhata beaches. Members of South Kaipara Landcare Research, Auckland Council, Conservation Depart- ment and the Ornithological Society spent a weekend comb- ing the 60km Muriwai Beach and found 10,300 dead birds. Ornithological Society rep- resentative Mel Galbraith says there were thousands of casualties. That s almost four times big- ger than the last disaster in 2002 when we counted 2500 birds on the same beach. Mr Galbraith says the numbers were devastating and what has been found is just the tip of the iceberg . The information will be sent down to Invercargill to get the big picture but that will take some time. It will be infor- mation with national interest. Conservation department spokesman Graeme Taylor estimates more than 100,000 broad-billed prions have prob- ably perished in storms around New Zealand this month, but says the species will recover.
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