Waiheke Marketplace : October 5th 2011
www.waihekemarketplace.co.nz 2 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, OCTOBER 5, 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 Retirement Village is right on the water's edge at Anzac Bay. 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We can give you a tour of the village and show you a selection of spacious and affordable villas priced from just $299,000. energi _J12557A OCT 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 Experience coastal retirement living for yourself this weekend 37 Natzka Road, Anzac Bay, Ostend. 09 372 2820 www.waihekeretirementvillage.co.nz Open this Thursday and Friday 6th and 7th October, 10am to 2pm Michelle Ben Zur A natural connection between your space and yourself 18 years international experience | ph: 372 2143 | www.benzur.net interior &architectural design More bucks needed for bang Organisers of the annual community fireworks display are calling for donations to help put on the event after Lotteries Commission funding was not granted. Dirt Track Club president Rob Marshall says the club needs $10,000 to put on the display on November 5. We have some funds left over and we have raised some, but we are still short around $6000, he says. Mr Marshall says there is still a short window of time to raise the money for the pyrotechnics, but if it doesn t work out, collections will con- tinue and all money raised will go towards a fireworks display in Febru- ary instead. Collections boxes are at Gasoline Alley Service Station in Ostend, The Barn in Ostend, BP Oneroa and Fullers ticket office, Matiatia. Any groups or individuals who would like a stall at the event should phone Rob Marshall on 372-9516 or 027-759-7652. Last-minute hitch to marina plans By GILL ALCOCK Going through the process, above: The proposed Matiatia Marina application is on hold while new information is being gathered. In talks, left: Graham Guthrie proposes a marina at Matiatia to the local board at a meeting earlier this year. The proposed marina at Matiatia is on hold while questions are being answered after a last-minute submission from Fullers ferry company. Graham Guthrie, who is spearheading the marina development, says the oppos- ing submission from Fullers was unexpected as he had involved the ferry company during the planning stage and thought he had covered all the bases . But he says Fullers received a considerable number of complaints from other marinas in the city where the wake from ferries causes problems including excessive wear and tear on the marina structure. He says Fullers submission also raised several issues to do with navigation and traffic control. Fullers general manager Michael Fitchett says the com- pany is not opposed to a marina development per se, just the particular design that has been presented. The marina developers have been in contact and say they will be taking on board the points Fullers had raised in its submission, Mr Fitchett says. Mr Guthrie says he has gone to the council to put the existing application on hold while we tidy up the loose ends and get some more infor- mation . To this end, those involved in the marina development have asked a company that specialises in measuring waves to obtain the infor- mation needed on Matiatia so factual data can be used to ensure the designs for the new wave actuators will perform to an acceptable standard. Now the submissions period has closed, Mr Guthrie says Auckland Council has come back asking for some further input. To help, he is using a pre- vious manager of Bayswater Marina -- a marina known to suffer from the wake of ferries -- who is now an independent marina consultant, to respond with the correct information. Despite the setback, Mr Guthrie says on an island where to protest everything is almost endemic , he feels he has achieved the unheard-of by getting 257 submissions in favour of the marina compared to 57 against, with six neutrals. So much for the negative team s contention that there is no demand for a marina on the island, he says. Mr Guthrie says the changes in wave actuator design will hopefully mean Fullers becomes a neutral submitter, if not a positive one . Mr Fitchett says: A modifi- cation of the design that takes into account or mitigates our issues would be looked at as a fresh application that would stand or fall on its own merits.
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