Waiheke Marketplace : September 7th 2011
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HOUSESITES DRIVEWAYS FOOTINGS DRILLING RETAINING WALLS SUB-DIVISIONS SECTION CLEARING LANDSCAPING TRUCK HIRE Mitchell EARTHMOVING LTD WE ARE YOUR LOCAL ...So call us NOW for your free quote from Parking out of action until roadworks get under way By GEORGE GARDNER Commuters have faced a long walk down the hill after free roadside parking spaces were removed from both sides of Ocean View Rd dur- ing roadworks. Works to realign the road between the Owhanake carpark and Matiatia wharf were delayed until last Thursday but Auckland Transport has further delayed them to look at a number of options . Local board transport spokeswoman Jo Holmes says she and chairwoman Faye Storer were briefed by the CCO last week but they have yet to see the final plans. We understand there is some road realignment going on and that all roadside parking is unavailable while works are taking place. A cycle lane was planned for the southern side of the road but we can t confirm that as we haven t seen the final plans. We ve always under- stood some parking would be lost on the southern side, which would be replaced by spaces in the improved Owhanake carpark. Auckland Transport spokesman Wally Thomas says a number of options are on the table . After the works are done there will be roadside park- ing available again -- on one side or the other -- what we re looking at is how many spaces and where. It will be another week or so before we get it assessed by engineers and road safety experts. Meanwhile, ferry users who don t get a limited spot in the user-pays carpark near the wharf can use the extended Owhanake carpark about a kilometre up the road from the wharf. Downer roading contrac- tor department manager Martin Reynolds says the bigger carpark now has 135 car spaces, around double its previous capacity. There will also be light- ing installed to improve safety and reduce risk of vandalism, Mr Reynolds says. But Owhanake carpark users are being warned there are no plans for a bus stop opposite. Unfortunately we have been told there is no room for a bus stop there, Ms Holmes says. We under- stand people will be con- cerned about this due to the long walk down to the ferry. Ms Holmes says the board has no power to make trans- port decisions locally but she is lobbying on behalf of ferry users. If people have concerns they should email me at jo.holmes@aucklandcity. govt.nz so I can pass on the concerns. De-sex your cat, urges SPCA Kittens galore: The Waiheke SPCA is offering financial aid to de-sex cats before the island is inundated with unwanted spring kittens. By LYNDAL JEFFERIES THE Waiheke SPCA is urg- ing pet owners to de-sex their pets to avoid a massive influx of kittens this spring. Centre manager Lesley McDougall says cat de-sexing is a priority to avoid unwanted kittens. We are already seeing young females in season and in the early stages of preg- nancy. These are last season s kittens that should have been de-sexed. Unneutered males and stray tomcats are also prowling around looking to mate, as well as fighting among themselves and with family pets. Ms McDougall says: These fights can prove expensive for pet owners as they often result in cat-bite abscesses. The prevalence of Feline AIDS (FIV) and Feline Leukemia (FeLV) is far greater in the stray and wild cat populations and can be easily transmitted to pets through bite wounds. My advice to cat owners who have strays hanging around is to contact the SPCA. We can provide a humane trap so the stray can be captured and collected by the SPCA. Keep your cat indoors until the stray is caught, Ms McDougall says. Strays are held for seven days at the shelter to see if an owner comes forward. After that, they are de-sexed and vaccinated before re-homing. All tomcats are tested for feline AIDS before re-homing. Ms McDougall says the shelter has been full to capacity with cats all winter which has stretched the cen- tre financially. It has also had a marked increase in older cats being surrendered or brought in as strays. These have required expensive medical care, blood tests and in many cases den- tal treatment before they can be re-homed. The alternative is to euthanise them -- but this is a last resort. Ms McDougall says: The killing of an animal that is treatable and able to find a home after treatment is not acceptable at Waiheke SPCA. We are 100 percent commit- ted to being a No Kill shel- ter. The Waiheke SPCA has been recognised by the RNZSPCA for its extremely low euthanasia rates. The island branch receives no financial assistance from government, local council or Auckland SPCA. It relies solely on its Op Shop and public donations. The centre is fundraising for its annual de-sexing cam- paign as well as offering subsidised services to low income earners. Donations to Waiheke SPCA 2011 de-sexing fund will help de-sex more cats and reduce the amount of unwanted kittens on the island. They can be made to the Waiheke SPCA, 85 Ocean Rd, Surfdale. Financial assistance for de- sexing cats is also available from the Waiheke SPCA -- contact the shelter or phone 372-5222. Residents dig deep for St John The annual St John Appeal raised a record $1,150,000 for the ser- vice. Waiheke residents contributed $2264 to the $311,000 raised in the combined areas of Northland, Auckland and Hauraki Coroman- del. St John customers and services director Gerry Fitzgerald says the result is outstanding, especially given the current econ- omic climate and the demand on public generosity in response to the Christchurch earthquakes. The donations are critical for St John to continue to provide life- saving emergency services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year as well as providing first aid, caring and community programmes throughout the country.
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