Waiheke Marketplace : March 14th 2012
www.waihekemarketplace.co.nz 2 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, MARCH 14, 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 6,769 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. 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The event, possibly New Zealand's most exciting motor racing fixture of 2012, will pit 16 of the world's top speedway riders against each other in an attempt to secure vital points going into the next round. The riders will represent the USA, Sweden, Poland, Australia, Denmark, Russia, New Zealand and Great Britain, providing plenty of thrills for speedway fans and motor racing enthusiasts. The Waiheke Marketplace has double tickets to give away to this spectacular event. Simply go to www.waihekemarket place.co.nz, click on latest edition and flick through our online version of today's paper for your chance to go into the draw. Subscription to our e-editions is free and takes just a few seconds to complete. Candidates throw hat in the ring NOMINATIONS CLOSE Nominations for a position on the Waiheke Local Board close tomorrow at noon.The board has only four members following the resignation of Denise Roche last month after she took up her seat in Parliament as a Green list MP. Potential candidates have had a month to put their names forward for the fifth position on the board for the final 18 months of its term before the 2013 elections. Current board members are chairwoman Faye Storer, deputy chairwoman Jo Holmes, and members Don McKenzie and Jim Hannan. Eligible candidates must be New Zealand citizens enrolled as a parliamentary elector anywhere in the country. A postal ballot of approximately 6500 Waiheke electors will start on April 12 when voting packs are delivered. All votes must be returned by noon on May 4. Keen candidate: Sue McCann has put her name forward for the local board byelection. By GILL ALCOCK ' The infrastructure is under-utilised for 60 percent of the year. After the Christmas and New Year period a third of the island's housing stock is empty. ' Sue McCann on tourism Two more candidates have thrown their hat in the ring for a position on the Waiheke Local Board. Former community board member and law- yer Herb Romaniuk and 2010 election contender Paul Walden made it clear they will stand in the byelection. Businesswoman Sue McCann and events org- aniser Graham Hooper have now stated they will go up against them. Ms McCann opened Shop the Rock 13 years ago after moving to the island in 1997. She has been heavily involved in island life from being on the Wai- heke Kindergarten com- mittee through to getting businesses excited about the Rugby World Cup. She was an inaugural member of the Women in Business group and is still a member 12 years later. She has managed soc- cer, junior rugby, Junior Rams, and Waiheke High School cricket and rugby teams. She has also helped with Living Without Violence and volunteered at all the major festivals from wine to jazz. Ms McCann is a big supporter of sustainable tourism and would also like to see visitors en- couraged to stay longer. The infrastructure is under-utilised for 60 percent of the year. After the Christmas and New Year period a third of the island's housing stock is empty.'' The former fitness instructor is passionate about sport and a great believer in exercise. She says it would benefit all age groups if Waiheke had a community pool. The mum of two boys is horrified the elderly face a move off the island because there is no resi- dential care facility. Just when they should be enjoying living here, they are forced on to the mainland -- it's wrong.'' COUNT HOOPER IN Goodwill gift: Graham Hooper's byelection application fee was paid for by a well-wisher. Long-time resident Graham Hooper is standing up to be counted in the local body byelection after a good Samaritan showed her faith in him. Mr Hooper has stood in the local body elections before, but it was by chance that he was offered a lift by a resident who told him she'd vote for him if he stood. A few days later he came across her again at the Waiheke Budgeting Services. ''She asked me if I remembered her picking me up hitching and I said yes. ''She handed me what I assumed was a $5 note and said: 'I want to help you with your nomination deposit'.'' Mr Hooper thanked her but as she walked off he discovered the $5 note was in fact two $100 notes -- the entire nomination fee for the board. ''I was shocked. I have no idea who this woman is but I do want to thank her for not judging me on my appearance or lack of money. ''Waiheke is a wonderful place with amazing people.'' Mr Hooper says he wants to stand because he doesn't have a fulltime job and is not a member of any club or organisation on Waiheke. ''I have no conflicts of interest and I could work fulltime as a board member.''
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