Waiheke Marketplace : January 11th 2012
www.waihekemarketplace.co.nz 2 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, JANUARY 11, 2012 NEWS Editor George Gardner email@example.com Reporters Gill Alcock firstname.lastname@example.org Lyndal Jeffe ries email@example.com Advertising Sales Gail Hughes (manager) firstname.lastname@example.org Dene Priestley email@example.com Graphics Megan Clark firstname.lastname@example.org Administration, Classifieds, Accounts Maeve Fay O'Grady email@example.com 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. 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Come in and take a look at our exquisite range. www.weddingring.co.nz 09 372 7750 021 372 997 Computer Support and Service Mac and PC Business & Home Talk to rock iT Rejigged supermarket finds favour By GILL ALCOCK Artist's impression: The proposed new Countdown supermarket on Belgium St. The long-awaited supermar- ket on Belgium St is a step closer after Auckland Council agreed Countdown's parent company Progressive Enter- prises' application for resource consent should be processed on a limited notified basis. Resource consent by Pro- gressive Enterprises Ltd for 13, 15, 17 and 19 Belgium St and 20, 22, 24, 26 and 28 Putiki Rd will not be publicly notified as council officers have deemed the activity is likely to have no more than minor effects on the environ- ment. Because the consent will be processed on a limited notified basis, just the immediate neighbours of 10, 12, 14, 16 and 18 Putiki Rd and 10, 11, 14, 16 and 21 Belgium St and Ngati Paoa will be asked for their input. Those notified have until January 23 to enter sub- missions. Plans for the new supermar- ket reveal it will have a gross retail floor area of 3290 square metres set behind five retail outlets of 52 square metres along the Belgium St frontage. There will also be a 200 square metre office on a mezzanine level above the retail outlets at the western end of the building. Parking will be mainly underground with 136 parking spaces in a covered area under the building, 19 more outside along the western boundary and 24 at the rear by Putiki Rd.A travelator will connect shoppers from the basement to the supermarket. Outside, a 3.5-metre wide footpath will extend along Belgium St covered by can- opies from the new retail out- lets. A plaza in front of the supermarket entry and exit, and two other retail shops, will be partially covered by a roof canopy. The building will be 10.2 metres high -- eight metres is the allowed height according to the Hauraki Gulf Islands District Plan. It will be two storeys high, rising to three at the rear of the site due to the increase in height of Putiki Rd.It will be constructed out of textured precast concrete panels with timber panels, fibre cement cladding and glass panels. The colours will be neutral tones along with Countdown's regular trademark colours. The supermarket will oper- ate seven days a week and while its opening hours have yet to be confirmed they will be consistent with other stores in the Auckland region. POLICE BRIEFS The honesty of residents is being praised by police after three wallets contain- ing cash was handed in.One of the wallets contained a signifi- cant'' amount of cash, a police spokesperson says. We would like to publicly thank the wonderful local man who handed in a wallet he found containing a large amount of cash. The honesty of the man not only touched the heart of the lawful owner but also the staff at the Waiheke police. It is people like you who make our island so great.'' Police are also hold- ing other found items that they would like to reunite with their owners. Anyone who has lost anything on the island should visit the station and check. On January 1, police arrested a 21-year-old man who was held in custody to detox after being found drunk in a public area, and a 35-year-old man for the cultivation of cannabis. On January 4, a 49-year old woman was arrested for breaching bail conditions and a 51-year-old Oneroa man was arrested for failing to appear in court. The following day, a 21-year-old man was arrested for pos- session of a weapon. He appeared in court and received 60 hours' com- munity work. A 19-year-old Oneroa man was also arrested for failing to appear in court. On January 6, a 27-year-old Oneroa man was arrested for breaching bail con- ditions, and on Janu- ary 7, a 28-year-old woman was arrested for driving while dis- qualified. The same day Goldie Vineyard was broken into. A 27-year-old man and a 35-year-old man, both of no fixed abode, have been arrested. CONSENT HISTORY In 1988, planning consent for the Belgium St site was granted to the previous land- owner to build a shopping centre but it was not implemented and expired. Current landowner Progressive Enterprises has been developing plans for the past seven years so it can move the supermarket from its current site next to Placemakers to purpose- built premises in Belgium St. Initial plans for the Belgium St site in 2004 were not well received by council officers so they were redesigned. Resource consent to remove the five pohutukawa trees along Belgium St and replace them with other trees was granted and is still in effect. Two will be replaced on Belgium St and there will be extensive planting around the site.
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