Waiheke Marketplace : August 31st 2011
2 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, AUGUST 31, 2011 NEWS Editor George Gardner firstname.lastname@example.org Reporters Gill Alcock email@example.com Lyndal Jefferies 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 Waiheke Island -- there's no better place to live your life. 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She can give you a tour of the village and show you a selection of spacious and affordable villas priced from just $299,000. energi _J11701WMP 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 CUSTOMER ANNOUNCEMENT 09 367 9111 WWW.FULLERS.CO.NZ Suspension of Ferry Movements & Delays Rugby World Cup Opening Ceremony - 9th September 2011 Fullers would like to inform customers planning to use its ferry services on the 9th of September that there will be some disruption to services on the opening day of the Rugby World Cup. The following suspensions and delays are anticipated: • All ferry movements will be suspended in the ferry basin from 7.50pm to 8.15pm or until the ferry basin is clear of opening ceremony craft and frework barges. • Fullers will be required to reduce its speed at various points around the harbour from early afternoon onwards which could result in delays. • In the event that sailings that are due into the ferry basin around the suspension period are running late, those sailings will be held away from the wharf area until the end of the freworks display. These could include the 7.15pm from Waiheke Island. Fullers staff will be positioned at all departure points to provide updated information on the day. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. For more information, please read our travel notices at www.fullers.co.nz Please allow extra time to purchase tickets and make your way to your departure gate. Parking spaces to go temporarily Ferry users who travel by car are being reminded to take a little extra time to get to Matiatia this week. Realignment works on Ocean View Rd due to start on Monday were postponed and will be taking place this Thursday and Friday. While works are taking place, some free roadside parking will be unavailable, but extra parking has been made available at the free carpark known as the Owhanake carpark, on the right hand side of Ocean View Rd. It is approximately a one- kilometre walk from the Owhanake carpark to the ferry terminal. The user-pays parking is not affected. Ferry passengers rescued at sea By GILL ALCOCK Gulf rescue, above: Crew members help passengers on the stricken Jet Raider cross over to the Starflyte. Mid-ocean transfer, right: More than 300 passengers transferred from the broken-down Jetraider, left, to the Starflyte. Visitors on their way to the annual Blues Festival found themselves caught up in a dra- matic rescue at sea after the Fullers Jet Raider ferry suffered an engine failure. More than 300 passengers on the 11am sailing from Auckland to Waiheke on Saturday were left floating in the Motuihe Channel for half an hour before the Starflyte arrived to transfer them across. Sister ship Superflyte and the Coastguard were also on hand. One passenger says she saw smoke and smelled something burning and a member of the crew told her there was a fire in the engine room. Despite the number of old people and families with young children there was no panic and everyone queued quietly to transfer over to the Starflyte,'' she says. The passengers, including members of the Darcy Perry Band which was due to open the Blues Festival, reached Matiatia just an hour late at 12.35pm. Fullers Ferries chief execu- tive Doug Hudson says the Jet Raider suffered a major engine failure which may have led to a small fire but his staff fol- lowed the correct procedures. The staff do all their anchor and fire drills on a reg- ular basis,'' he says. With the Rugby World Cup just two weeks away Mr Hudson says the company will airfreight in a replacement engine as quickly as possible. We pushed all our vessels through their annual surveys ready for the world cup so we should have enough boats,'' he says.
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