Waiheke Marketplace : January 25th 2012
www.waihekemarketplace.co.nz 7 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, JANUARY 25, 2012 NEWS For more information and to have your say, go to www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/bylaws Submissions open Thursday, 26 January and close Monday, 27 February 2012. Have your say on the new dog rules Aucklanders are spoilt for choice with amazing places to have fun with family, friends and dogs. Keeping dogs as a positive part of Auckland life and promoting responsible dog ownership is the focus of the proposed dog policy and bylaw for the Auckland region. We are aiming to make it simpler for everyone by harmonising dog rules across the region. Now we want your views. Copies of the full proposal, summary and submission form are available at council libraries, service centres and online. OG_AC0616_SUB Three have to leave NZ after crimes By GILL ALCOCK Police caught three foreigners committing crimes on Waiheke and their visas have been cancelled and they will have to leave New Zea- land. The first was an Englishman involved in a domestic dispute. Sergeant Peter Knight says after checking with immigration he was dis- covered to be an overstayer. The second was a Swedish man who was causing a problem at the accommodation he was staying at while intoxicated. The third, an Argentinian, was arrested for a burglary at Goldie Vineyard. Mr Knight says: Offenders need to know if they cause trouble we'll be contacting the immigration department and checking their resi- dential status.'' Meanwhile, drugs and alcohol led to several police arrests this week, three on January 17. A 20-year-old man and his 17-year-old girlfriend of no fixed abode were arrested for the pos- session of cannabis and possession of utensils for cannabis use. On the same day, a 36-year-old man from Albany was held in cus- tody until he sobered up. He was later released. On January 20, a 26-year-old Belmont man was arrested for the possession of cannabis, and on January 22, a 36-year-old Oneroa man was held in custody to sober up. He was later released. One drink-driver was found to be twice over the legal limit. The 43-year-old man was stopped and breath- alysed on Causeway Rd on January 20 and found to have a breath alcohol level of 859mcg. Police say large amounts of lost property handed in over the hol- iday period are still being held at the police station. A pair of shoes was found at the skate park in Ostend. The owner can claim them at the police station on Ocean View Rd, Oneroa. Signed All Blacks jersey up for sale A beautifully framed and signed world cup All Blacks jersey is among items going under the hammer for charity online at TradeMe. The Mad Butcher and Suburban Newspapers Community Trust is run- ning the auction online as part of Project Surf -- a fundraiser for Surf Lifesaving New Zealand. Also up for grabs is a framed Warriors jersey signed by the 2011 NRL Grand Final side. Some lots have no reserves so bidders have the chance to pick up quality items at great prices. Among them is a Warriors fan pack including a double season pass to all home games, a smartphone and various other bits of league merchandise. Two signed 2011 Kiwi jerseys should also attract interest as will the All Blacks Poster book signed by Graham Henry, Colin Meads, Murray Mexted, Wynton Rufer and nearly all of the world cup winning players. Go online to http:/ /trade.me/aucksubs for information and to place your bid. Auctions close on January 28. Trust is on the lookout for safari gardens Submit for safari: The Jassy Dean Trust is on the hunt for its 2012 spring safari gardens which will be showcased to the public in November. Pictured here is Sacred Blessing Sanctuary which won the 2011 People's Choice trophy. The hunt is on for gar- dens for the 12th annual SeaLink Jassy Dean Trust Garden Safari. The self-drive event on November 10 and 11 is the Jassy Dean Trust's major fund- raiser of the year and all proceeds go to help sick Waiheke children and their families. Co-ordinator Michelle Barber says the safari encompasses all sorts of gardens. New garden owners are welcome to apply, as well as previous garden exhibitors, excluding 2011 gardens. Email gardensafari@ jassydeantrust.co.nz or phone 372-2253. Be alert around kids The Motor Trade Associ- ation is urging motorists to be extra vigilant around schools and childcare facilities, par- ticularly around peak school pick-up and drop- off times. Waiheke schools start back between next Tuesday and Thursday. Statistics show that the peak times for injury and accidents involving pedestrians coincides with school drop-off and pick-up times -- 8am to 9am and 3pm to 4pm. Drivers are being reminded about the reduced speed limits on Donald Bruce Rd during peak school times. MTA spokeswoman Ana Zandi says: All drivers, not just parents, need to be totally aware of what's happening around school zones, school buses and daycare centres. Safety has to be the first priority.''
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