Waiheke Marketplace : February 29th 2012
www.waihekemarketplace.co.nz 2 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, FEBRUARY 29, 2012 NEWS Editor George Gardner email@example.com Reporters Gill Alcock firstname.lastname@example.org Advertising Sales Gail Hughes (manager) email@example.com Dene Priestley firstname.lastname@example.org Graphics Megan Clark email@example.com Administration, Classifieds, Accounts Maeve Fay O'Grady firstname.lastname@example.org accounts@ waihekemarketplace.co.nz 6,769 Audited Circulation (ABC for 12mths to 31 Dec 11) Delivered each Wednesday to Waiheke homes, businesses, the ferries & central Auckland (Foodtown in Quay St, Crown Plaza, CBD & 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 Volleyball, live music, silent disco, frisbee and more! There will be free giveaways and more on the day where Auckland Transport is encouraging safety amongst young drivers to stay sober. Where: Oneroa beach When: Saturday 3rd March (Sunday 4th March rain day) 1:00pm -- 5:00pm Admission: Free Come and join us for a fun day at Oneroa beach! Find out more: www.aucklandtransport.govt.nz Surf Life Saving gets $70,000 We asked and you all res- ponded generously. Project Surf -- a fundraiser for Surf Life Saving New Zea- land -- has helped raise $70,000. The money came through donations to the Mad Butcher and Suburban Newspapers Community Trust as well as cash collected during the 2011 Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park event. The trust was set up in 1998 and has given away over $500,000 in the last year to organisations including Dia- betes Auckland, Allergy New Zealand and Plunket. One of its biggest cam- paigns, Operation Heal, raised $230,000 for the purchase of a high tech operating micro- scope at the National Burns Unit in 2010 and a similar amount was given to the Prime Minister s Fund set up to provide relief to people affected by the Christchurch earthquakes. Much of the money was generated by readers of the Suburban Newspapers group -- publisher of the Waiheke Marketplace. It is therefore important for our audience to know that every cent contributed goes to the cause we are supporting, general manager and trust chairman David Penny says. The trust s activities are very much a community team effort and so I want to say thank you to all of our readers for their ongoing support -- without you none of this would be possible. The trust is now finalising plans for its next fundraiser. Seagull entangled in power lines after hook in mouth OPEN 7 DAYS Waiheke SPCA is now open seven days a week. The opening hours are 9am to 2pm. Ms McDougall says adopting animals is a family affair so as children are busy with sport on Saturdays, the SPCA should be open on Sundays. The SPCA, on the corner of Junction and Ocean roads, is ''chock a block'' with adult cats waiting to be adopted. Hanging around: A seagull was rescued after getting caught in the power lines at Palm Beach. By GILL ALCOCK The voluntary fire brigade may be used to callouts for cats up trees but on Friday they were called out to rescue a seagull dangling from the power lines at Palm Beach. The bird had become caught after fishing line hanging from a hook in its mouth became entwined in the power lines. As it was being cut down, SPCA manager Lesley McDougall was on hand to take the bird to Waiheke Vets for treatment. It was released back into her care later in the afternoon. Ms McDougall says the sea- gull was not in a good way as the fish hook had been in its mouth for quite a while. But he s back with us now. The fish hook has been removed and we will care for him for a couple of days until he can feed himself. We are constantly getting calls about seagulls with fish hooks in their mouths. There s one down at Little O Beach but we can t catch it. Having a fish hook in its mouth doesn t stop it flying.
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