Waiheke Marketplace : August 31st 2011
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Southern Cross approved. ww w.skininstitute.co.nz Phone: 372 2011 153 Ocean View Road Oneroa More say marina will benefit island By GILL ALCOCK Submissions are in: 314 submissions have been received regarding the proposed marina at Matiatia. Pictured is a photographic concept of what the marina would look like. More people are backing the construction of a 160-berth marina at Matiatia than those who have made submissions against it. Auckland Council received 314 submissions relating to the develop- ment by Waiheke Marinas Ltd which was a notified application. Submissions closed on August 17. In support of the marina were 252 submissions, with 56 against, and six submitters taking a neu- tral position. The feelings expressed by many supporters were that the marina would be of economical benefit for the island, creating jobs and increasing demand for associated businesses such as a chandlery. Other reasons given in support of the project were that a marina would provide a safe environment in which to keep a boat and it would free up moorings. The choice of Matiatia Bay as the location for the marina was supported by many who suggested it would add to other mar- ine based activities already in the bay. Reasons given against the proposal included the huge'' environmental impacts it could have on the bay. Some suggested the development would be out of character and cause serious'' environ- mental and visual pol- lution. Others expressed concern the marina would be a privatisation of a public space for the useofafewandthatit would permanently alter the bay. Among those who were neutral to the develop- ment, concerns were raised around the amount of dredging that would take place of the seabed and the proximity of the urupa in the bay. Submissions can be viewed at the council ser- vice centre on Belgium Street during office hours from 8.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday. They are also available on CD. Email planning officer Aaron Putt on aaron.put- t@aucklandcouncil .govt.nz for a copy. The next stage of the application is a hearing which has yet to be announced. Countdown to ultra fast broadband Current ADSL broadband: The purple/blue area highlights where normal ADSL broad- band is available. The yellow area shows the area included in the high-speed broadband upgrade. ' This programme of work...puts faster broadband speeds in reach of local residents now. ' Robin Kelly, Chorus spokesman Residents can expect faster broadband in the future as part of the deployment of the new fibre network that began last Thursday. The deployment started in Auckland and is set to go around the country as part of Telecom's ultra fast broadband agreement with Crown Fibre Holdings. The agreement will enable customers to con- nect to ultra fast broadband services before a demerger of Chorus from Telecom is voted on by shareholders later this year. The broadband net- work upgrade will see 20 new fibre-fed roadside cabinets rolled out across Waiheke between now and the end of the year as the first step in a plan to see fibre running down the street by 2019. These new cabinets contain the high speed broadband equipment which is usually found in the local telephone exchange. Chorus spokesman Robin Kelly says: By moving the equipment closer to residents, Chorus will be able to put broadband speeds of at least 10Mbps in the reach of most Waiheke residents.'' The map pictured illustrates the areas of the western end of Wai- heke where normal ADSL broadband is cur- rently available (purple/ blue area) and the areas which will be included in the high speed broad- band upgrade (yellow area). Mr Kelly says: This programme of work com- plements the planned rollout of UFB as it puts faster broadband speeds in reach of residents now, while we continue to develop our plans to roll out fibre-to-the- premise on Waiheke in the future.'' The new ultra fast broadband network will run past more than 43,000 homes and busi- nesses throughout the country by July next year, building on its existing 27,700km national fibre optic cable network. It will be delivered first to schools, health facilities and businesses. Chorus is working with retail service providers to launch new ultra fast wholesale services by mid-2012. Students give their time Collecting for cancer research: Waiheke High School students Maia Tarapipipi, 15, and Helena Gilligan, 14. Waiheke High School students took to the streets collecting for the Cancer Society's annual flagship event Daffodil Day last Friday. The teacher-only day allowed students to vol- unteer to collect in pairs at Ostend, Oneroa, Surfdale and Matiatia Wharf. Pictured here are Maia Tarapipipi, 15, and Helena Gilligan, 14, who popped in to the Wai- heke Marketplace recep- tion on Tahi Rd.
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