Waiheke Marketplace : January 25th 2012
www.waihekemarketplace.co.nz 9 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, JANUARY 25, 2012 NEWS Find out more: phone 09 301 0101 or visit www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz Auckland Anniversary Usual collection day New collection day Monday 30 January (Auckland Anniversary) Tuesday 31 January Tuesday 31 January Wednesday 1 February Wednesday 1 February Thursday 2 February Thursday 2 February Friday 3 February Friday 3 February Saturday 4 February Waitangi Day Usual collection day New collection day Monday 6 February Tuesday 7 February Tuesday 7 February Wednesday 8 February Wednesday 8 February Thursday 9 February Thursday 9 February Friday 10 February Friday 10 February Saturday 11 February OG_AC0600_SUB1 Auckland Anniversary and Waitangi Day rubbish and recycling collection changes Normal collection schedule resumes on Monday 13 February 2012 During Auckland Anniversary and Waitangi Day holidays all Auckland Council rubbish, recycling and paper collections will be one day later than usual. This will affect collections for two weeks starting Monday 30 January (Auckland Anniversary). Please see the table below for your new collection day: 372 3080 Filtered bulk water deliveries 7 days LETTERS RULES Letters of 150 words or less can be emailed to email@example.com or sent to Editor, Waiheke Marketplace, PO Box 185, Oneroa, Waiheke Island 1840, by Friday morning, 9am, due to the public holiday. Full name, address and phone number should be given. Only the name and suburb will be published. The editor reserves the right to abridge or withhold any correspondence without explanation. Generous gesture This is a letter to thank the anonymous person who recently made a generous gesture of thanks and appreciation to all the staff at Oneroa Medical Centre. We gathered, as instructed, to be handed named envelopes with a gift and bunch of flowers each. Dr Mike Karetai read aloud the accompanying letter which touched us all deeply. Your gift has had many effects already. We all hugged and acknowledged each other, we all felt appreciated and seen just for doing our jobs that we love. We now wonder which patient did this and it adds a lovely wistful perhaps you'' to our daily encounters. We are all moved and inspired to continue on our commitment to caring. So with much appreciation for this acknowledgment and the generous way it was expressed, wishing you good health. The doctors, nurses, receptionists and managers Oneroa Accident and Medical Centre From Chch I know most of you are sick of hearing about Christchurch and its earthquakes. To be honest so are we. Just under eleven months ago Christchurch was struck by a series of earthquakes that destroyed homes, ripped families apart, many lives were lost and many a Cantabrian's world changed forever. Help came from far and wide from all over New Zealand, overseas and in many shapes and forms. Like Tony Fox and the boys from the Mercury Bay Fishing Club, Whitianga, who sent down what seemed like a truckload of smoked marlin to feed us. Cheers boys. I was one of a privileged few from the emergency services who was invited up to Auckland for a day to get away from our ravaged city. We flew by Air NZ who treated us like royalty, fed like kings by the Ellerslie racecourse, watched a Warriors game in the flesh and were humbled by meeting their coach, Ivan Cleary, who took time out on game day to have a few words with us. I shook hands with Manu Vatuvei (that man is humungus), rubbed shoulders with the likes of Stacey Jones and Frank Endacott. What a day. Thank you to the Mad Butcher and Suburban Newspapers Community Trust and Sir Peter Leitch for making this happen. Thank you to all that helped make this day possible. I know you did this because you cared and not just to get named. Thank you Auckland for making us feel welcome. We were and still are humbled by your overwhelming generosity. A big thank you must also go to everyone who supported the 2011 Midwinter Christmas Charity Dinner in support of the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal. Nick Downs Firefighter Blue Watch, ChCh Central Fire Station Wasting power I made some comments in a letter in the Marketplace last week about a new venue on Belgium St for the Countdown supermarket. The important issue is that the plan involves massive amounts of electricity being used unnecessarily for an underground carpark, travelators, etc, when there is no power generated on Waiheke at present. All electricity comes by undersea cables. What is worse is that Mercury and Meridian are competing for customers so may both end up dead which is what happens. Many Waiheke people are working hard to grow produce on the Island so as not to waste the resources of the planet. Julia Meek Onetangi Caring group Care and Craft is starting up again for the year on February 2. Morning tea starts at 10am at Morra Hall, and it runs until 12.30pm. We look forward to seeing our regular members and anyone who wishes to join in. Transport is available. Phone 372-3069 or 372-2744 to inquire. Rosemary Burns Care and Craft Alby Mitchell 027 4384687 MITCHELL EARTHMOVING LTD PO Box 662, Oneroa, Waiheke Island Tel. 09 372 9808 firstname.lastname@example.org w w w.mitchellearthmoving.co.nz 3 REASONS WHY: 1. We maintain the quoted price (quotes free) 2. You'll get a detailed plan of action 3. All jobs are super vised start to finish CALL US FIRST FOR ALL YOUR EARTHMOVING NEEDS... 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 Boat turns up on beach Washed up: As the sun rose over Onetangi Beach, the upturned hull of a boat was revealed in the breaking surf. People out early to walk their dog were the first to come across the upturned vessel in the surf at Onetangi Beach last Thursday. Passers-by say the boat had been anchored in the shallows the previous evening and must have been overturned during the night. The boat was rescued within a couple of hours.
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