Waiheke Marketplace : February 1st 2012
www.waihekemarketplace.co.nz 2 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, FEBRUARY 1, 2012 NEWS Editor George Gardner firstname.lastname@example.org Reporters Gill Alcock 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. Box 185, Oneroa, Waiheke 1840. www.waihekemarketplace.co.nz www.waihekeproperty.co.nz Departs Waiheke (Orapiu) to Rotoroa Island (approximate times) MTWTFSS 3Oct-24Dec 9.50am 9.50am 7.05pm 9.50am 9.50am 26 Dec - 6 Feb 9.50am 9.50am 9.50am 9.50am 7.05pm 9.50am 9.50am 7Feb--9Apr 9.50am 9.50am 7.05pm 9.50am 9.50am Departs Rotoroa Island MTWTFSS 3Oct-24Dec 3.45pm 3.45pm 9pm 5.15pm 5.15pm 26 Dec- 6 Feb 3.45pm 3.45pm 3.45pm 3.45pm 9pm 5.15pm 5.15pm 7Feb--9Apr 3.45pm 3.45pm 9pm 5.15pm 5.15pm Departs Waiheke (Orapiu) to Coromandel (approximate times) MTWTFSS 3Oct-24Dec 9.50am 9.50am 7.05pm 9.50am 9.50am 26 Dec - 6 Feb 9.50am 9.50am 9.50am 9.50am 7.05pm 9.50am 9.50am 7Feb--9Apr 9.50am 9.50am 7.05pm 9.50am 9.50am Departs Coromandel: Hannaford's Wharf MTWTFSS 3Oct-24Dec 3.00pm 3.00pm 8.15pm 4.30pm 4.30pm 26 Dec - 6 Feb 3.00pm 3.00pm 3.00pm 3.00pm 8.15pm 4.30pm 4.30pm 7Feb--9Apr 3.00pm 3.00pm 8.15pm 4.30pm 4.30pm Prices (Orapiu - Coromandel) Ferry One Way Ferry Return 10 Trip Orapiu-Coromandel Adult $43.50 $77.00 $336.00 Child (5-15 years) $21.20 $39.00 $166.00 Senior $39.00 $66.50 N/A Family (2 Ad+2 Chd) N/A $193.00 N/A Prices Ferry Return Adult $21.00 Senior $18.00 Child (5-15yrs) $13.00 Family (2 adults+2 children) $55.00 Enjoy a Day-trip or Break to the Coromandel or Rotoroa Island, with 360 Discovery Cruises COROMANDEL TOWN ROTOROA ISLAND A ferry bus shuttle will transfer you to and from Coromandel Town (Samuel James Reserve car park) and Hannaford's Wharf. There is no additional fare for this service.Tours are also available (operated by Coromandel Adventures). Please note that services operate on a Sunday timetable on public holidays. Prices include a $5 pp landing fee which is received by the Rotoroa Island Trust and funds ongoing island maintenance and development. Please note that services operate on a Sunday timetable on public holidays. BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL 0800 360 3472 firstname.lastname@example.org www.360discovery.co.nz Dead whale towed to Motuihe Rotting carcass: Residents spotted the remains of a critically endangered Bryde's whale off Cactus Bay on Sunday. By GILL ALCOCK Boaties enjoying an evening cruise were shocked to come across a dead whale floating upside down off the coast. Craig McIvor was on board the Free Flyer owned by Bruce and Gabrielle Young on Sunday evening when they spotted what they initially thought was the hull of an upturned yacht. Further investigation revealed it was the underside of a dead whale. Mr McIvor says it was about 15 metres long and it appeared to have suffered a few shark bites. The group immediately informed the Department of Conservation. Department programme manager of biodiversity Phil Brown says by the time the two department boats went out on Monday morning to secure the carcass it had floated to just off Tiritiri Matangi Island. The whale was towed to Motuihe Island where specialised vets performed a post mortem yesterday after- noon. Mr Brown is awaiting the results of how the whale died but it has been identified as one of the critically endangered Bryde's whales that call the eastern coast of the North Island, and especially the Hauraki Gulf, home. The small population is estimated to be around 100. He says Bryde's whales spend a lot of time near the surface making them very vul- nerable to being hit by ships. These whales are being killed at an unsustainable level,'' Mr Brown says. In an effort to protect them he says the department is talking to the commercial shipping industry about slowing the ships down. He says there are a number of other places around the world where this happens so many of the shipping operators are used to doing it. The last Bryde's whale to die after being hit by a passing ship was on the opening night of the Rugby World Cup, just four months ago. It was towed to the Coromandel. After completing the post mortem the whale will either be buried or sunk using weights, Mr Brown says. Phone 0800DOCHOT or 0800-362-468 with any sighting of a whale.
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