Waiheke Marketplace : August 17th 2011
10 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, AUGUST 17, 2011 LETTERS VISIT US AT 29 TAHI RD, OSTEND • Reliable service & repairs on motorcycles, scooters & bicycles • Range of second hand scooters & motorcycles for sale • Pick-up & recovery service Phone Tony 372 6971 SUPERIOR CAR CLEANING & VALET SERVICE From base clean to full polish & interior groom. Courtesy car available. Phone Helen 372 6971 island motorcycles FLC CAR VALET • Warrant of Fitness • Tune-ups • Servicing • Tyres • Brakes • Clutches 12 Beatty Parade, Waiheke Island 09 372 6409 SURFDALE MOTORS MECHANICAL REPAIRS TO ALL MAKES & MODELS HONEST RELIABLE SERVICE HOURS: MONDAY - FRIDAY 8AM - 4.30PM • FULL MECHANICAL SERVICE & REPAIRS • FIRESTONE & BRIDGESTONE TYRES, FITTING & PUNCTURE REPAIRS • PICKUP & DELIVERY SERVICE • AA BATTERIES • OIL • WOF • LUBE • ACCESSORIES & SPARES • USE YOUR BP OR FLEXIPAY CARD WE ARE OPEN 7 DAYS! Ostend Motors 2007 Ltd 2 Albert Crescent, Ostend Phone 372 8949 ISLAND MOTORING this weeks tip: "With modern Scooters and Motorcycles it's easy to forget they also need regular servicing. This is as much about safety and piece of mind as it is about mechanical maintenance. Our very afordable scooter servicing covers all the safety items like brakes, controls, tyres and tyre pressures, as well as mechanical servicing and batery checks to ensure your scooter is safe and reliable, especially during the cooler, weter seasons." Tony - Island Motorcycles Waiheke Marketplace Advertising Feature YOUR GUIDE TO WAIHEKE'S AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE PROVIDERS Our advertisers will tell you BEST distribution equals BEST response Promote your business in the Waiheke Marketplace. Phone Dene on 372 9231 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Join our ISLAND MOTORING FEATURE for less than the price of an oil change! Ph Ian on (09) 372 6510 / 0274 393 846 18 Erua Rd, Ostend, Waiheke Island Monday - Friday: 8am - 5pm Starter Motors Alternators Car Stereos Electric Windows Central Locking Batteries EFTPOS Available HARRIS AUTO ELECTRICAL Fully-qualifed auto electrician • Over 20 yrs experience SMASH REPAIRS • Panel & Paint • Insurance / Private Work • Windscreens - cracked & chipped repairs & replacement email@example.com / 5 Tahi Rd, Ostend 372 9757 / 027 268 7358 RULES Letters of 150 words or less can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or sent to Editor, Waiheke Marketplace, PO Box 185, Oneroa, Waiheke Island 1840, by Monday morning, 9am. Full name, address and phone number should be given. Only the name and suburb will be published. The editor reserves the right to abridge or withhold any correspondence without explanation. New home found: Molly the cat is set up with new digs and had dental treatment following donations after a story in the Waiheke Marketplace. SPCA success Since the fantastic stories in the Waiheke Marketplace on Molly the cat and the puppies, we have had Molly's dental treatment paid for in full by many generous people donating money to help Molly out. She has also found a lovely new home. We have found wonderful homes for nine puppies -- only Jack is left looking for a home. We have also found homes for three chickens and five cats. We still need to find homes for some of our older cats -- Paint, Lilly, Betsy, Angel, Queenie and Lady, and we have several younger cats available for adoption. Twelve felines are looking for a home, with two more cats due to arrive next week. This will be 14 cats in total, which will put us back to near maximum holding capacity. We are still looking for homes for our two bunnies, Bouncer and Paddy. Phone 372-5222 to inquire. This week our cattery will be getting much-needed repairs, it will be warmer and drier when finished. We are having the roof repaired, waterproof windows installed, and draught-free walls constructed. Lesley McDougall Waiheke SPCA Manager New library Congratulations to Faye Storer's team. You have succeeded where the three previous boards failed. Finally the library becomes a reality and, as the community has wanted all along, a single storied stand alone library at Oneroa. I am sure the community respects all the work done by the previous boards leading up to your success. Now let's enjoy its development and look forward to when the doors finally open for our very patient librarians and borrowers. . Ray Ericson Former community board member and chairman Enclosure Bay Bus stop It's bouquets all round. In the 22 June edition of Waiheke Marketplace, there was an article asking people to email Jo Holmes, deputy chair of Waiheke Local Board, regarding any bus stops which raised concerns. So I did, possibly along with a lot of others, concerning the one in Surfdale which was really dangerous if alighting from the back door at night. It was so easy to fall flat on your face in the darkness with the steep bank at the doorstep. Jo kept us in the loop and, lo and behold, this high bank has been removed and a sealed pathway the complete length of the busstop has replaced it. Communication between all the relevant departments really worked this time without any delays and the result is wonderful. Thank you to the Waiheke Marketplace for alerting us to Jo's request, to Jo and the Waiheke Local Board for going out on a limb for us and to the officers at Auckland Transport for putting this issue to the front of their pile''. Good work all of you. Jackie North Surfdale Esplanade use In reply to Nina Barnao's letter, the report of Ian Upton's survey was referring only to children on bikes -- five -- which is very disappointing, even to me who wants the road shared with vehicles. Other people of course used the Esplanade. Ian Upton, who I'd never met previously, recorded every movement, whether walker, runner, cyclist, baby, male, female, going east/west or vice-versa -- even the exact minute they passed him. I have a copy of the survey if Ms Barnao would like to see it.It encompassed two days from before dawn till after dark, and essentially found, after allowing for duplicate there and back'' users, about 130 people on a fine Saturday and well less than 100 on a week day. This almost exactly duplicated my observations taken over an accumulation of many hours when I advised the local board that only 100 to 150 people were using the Esplanade each day. Further, many of them were the same several dozen people going both ways several days a week. In short, the closure experiment at this point is a sad failure compared to the enjoyment that could be had if the Esplanade could safely and economically be shared by all as a scenic drive and walk. On an unrelated note, wasn't Fiddler on the Roof a magnificent effort? Andy Spence as Tevye and David Rawsthorne The Fiddler were sumptuously superb, easily of professional standard I felt. The rest of the cast and the music were well performed as well. I'm still chuckling at Linda Savage's performance as Yente, the matchmaker and Adrienne Young as Lazar's first wife. It was so good I got a group together went again for the last performance. The only disappointment is it deserved a far bigger audience than Waiheke can provide, and those who didn't go missed a treat. Colin Bourke Surfdale Correction and clarifications Regarding a letter published on August 3 about the 42-day festival during the Rugby World Cup at Matiatia, co- organiser Brent Gibson would like to clarify that The Bay venue, owned by Waiheke Group, has nothing to do with the festival. Mr Gibson says the accredited Real NZ venture is being organised by a consortium of people, who are seeking sponsorship to put up a pavilion on the Matiatia foreshore, in which community producers have been invited to take part. The group is going through the regular channels to gain a resource consent for the festival. We are putting up the overheads for the festival and most of the profits will be donated to a Waiheke charity,'' Mr Gibson says.
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