Waiheke Marketplace : January 25th 2012
www.waihekemarketplace.co.nz 5 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, JANUARY 25, 2012 NEWS GROUND STABILISATION Drilling Machines from 1.5 ton - 20 ton • Up to 900 diameter - 10 meters deep • Slip Retention • Barrier Pile Walls • Retaining Walls • Foundation Drilling & Footing • Pile Ramming • Tree & Log Grapples • Pole House Drilling Land deveLopers Ltd SITEWORKS . CIVIL ENGINEERING . DRAINAGE CONTRACTORS 372 1115 Mob 027 499 4477 Email email@example.com OPEN: Tuesday - Saturday 153 Ocean View Rd, Oneroa www.skininstitute.co.nz Phone 372 2011 •B o t o x ® • Fillers • IPL medical grade • Dermal rolling • Microhydrabrasion • IPL permanent hair reduction • LiLash eyelash growth solution • Free spot checks • Full skin checks • Blepharoplasty (droopy eyelids) • ALA photodynamic therapy • New generation facial peels • Cosmeceutical skincare products • Free cosmetic consultation with a registered nurse or specialist surgeon Your local medical centre for all skin treatments including: Appearance Dermatology Cosmetic Skin Skincare Medicine Surgery Cancer From non-invasive skin treatments to the latest surgical procedures, the Skin Institute offers New Zealand's only total skin solution. More info at: waihekejazzfestival.co.nz Buses trial bike racks The Waiheke Bus Com- pany has become the first public service bus operator in Auckland to offer bike racks on its buses. Three bike racks have been installed on separ- ate buses, each capable of carrying three bikes. The trial was launched this morning by Fullers as part of an initiative to promote cycling as a mode of transport on the island. The bike racks on buses trial will run until Easter. Dog owner says new rules will affect beach access All the same: Auckland Council is recommending standard times and seasons for when dogs are allowed on the region's beaches. By GILL ALCOCK New regionwide rules about when dogs are allowed on beaches could affect Waiheke residents. Submissions open tomorrow on Auckland Council's draft pol- icy that recommends dog restrictions on beaches from 10am to 6.30pm between Labour Weekend and March 31. The current Waiheke bylaw means people can't take their dogs on beaches west of Piemelon Bay or Rocky Bay between the Saturday of Labour Weekend to December 23 from 10am to 4pm. From December 24 to February 1, the access is restricted from 10am to 6pm, and from February 2 to Easter Monday the restriction reverts to 10am to 4pm. Dogs are wel- come on the island's beaches at any time of day throughout the rest of the year. Three dog-friendly beaches at Owhanake, Anzac Bay and part of Surfdale Beach at Hooks Lane are exempt from these rules. And Auckland Council's draft recommendation to restrict dog beach access between April and Labour Weekend don't apply to Waiheke. Regulatory and bylaws com- mittee chairman Des Morrison says: The change will remove the confusion with seven differ- ent start and finish times across the region, and four seasons.'' Only dog owners are being sent information on the proposed changes but all residents can make a sub- mission. The period for submissions is between Janu- ary 26 and February 27. Concerned dog owner Barbara Wilkinson believes Waiheke dog owners will be badly disadvantaged if the draft dog policy is accepted. Our restriction times finish at 4pm for four months and 6pm for six weeks of the year. Waiheke dog owners will be restricted an extra two and a half hours per day for four months and a further half an hour for six weeks,'' Ms Wilkin- son says. She and other dog owners have put together a submission form which opts for a reduced dog exclusion of December 1 to March 1 from 10am to 6pm, which would advantage dog owners with over two months more dog-beach time than they currently have. It's much easier if we sim- plify the dates and times and council is more likely to accept it,'' she says. Ms Wilkinson's forms are available from Charlie Farleys, WOF Centre, Gulf Sound and Vision, Vets on Waiheke, Ostend Motors, Waiheke Vets and Escapade. For information contact Ms Wilkinson by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 372-6811. DOGS ON BEACHES Auckland Council is required to review all the bylaws and policies inherited by the seven former city and district councils by October 31, 2015, with dog rules among the first to be looked at. In developing the draft, council staff consulted internal and external stakeholders including a survey of 1500 people, 900 of whom were dog owners. The proposal also outlines the role of local boards in setting dog access rules in local parks and beaches in the future. Existing local dog access rules, including off-leash and dog exercise areas, will not change unless they are modified to align with new region-wide rules. Public consultation will be followed by hearings and deliberations with a new Auckland Council policy and bylaw on dogs adopted in middle of 2012. The new regulations come into operation in October 2012.
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