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We even maintain all our own residetial and commercial systems. From a one bedroom house to the Owhanake Treatment Plant - we do it all. * 411 7337 firstname.lastname@example.org Supporting your local community Westpac Rescue Helicopter supporter ONE STOP SHOP Former cop pays visit By GILL ALCOCK Island recollections: Former Waiheke policeman Lyndsay Proctor takes a trip down memory lane. ' It was a different culture back then, there were a lot of hippies and alternative lifestylers. ' Lyndsay Proctor A familiar face paid a visit to catch up with old friends and see how much has changed since he left. Lyndsay Proctor was a policeman on Waiheke from 1983 to 1988. Back then the island only had one policeman. I was policeman, traffic cop, youth aid officer, I did everything. I even drove the hearse,'' Lyndsay says. He was visiting the island to see his old mate'' the Mad Butcher -- Sir Peter Leitch. The pair have known each other since Lyndsay played league. He used his giant frame to play prop and was known as one of the hardest men ever to play for New Zealand. He played 23 games for the Kiwis including 13 tests from 1974 to 78. And he played for Auck- land and New Zealand Maori. He was also in the Ellerslie team with Waiheke plumber Mike Dodds or Doddsy''. Both of them were in the Fox Memorial grand final when more than 10,000 turned up, Sir Peter says. Lyndsay made sure to catch up with Doddsy during his visit. His return brought back many memories, like the holiday bach his dad bought in Surfdale in 1963 which meant trips to the island from the family home in Auckland every holiday. Lyndsay joined the police force in 1971 and was working in South Auckland when the Waiheke job came up. He applied because he knew the island and many of the population which was about 6000. But he says it was completely dif- ferent. I saw the island through a police- man's eyes as opposed to a holidaymaker's eyes. It was a different culture back then, there were a lot of hippies and alternative lifestylers. It was busy. I would work a shift, go home to the wife and then get a call which would keep me out for six to eight hours,'' he says. He remembers when a boat on its way to Rotoroa Island from Auck- land went down off Woodside Bay with the loss of the skipper and three children. I went three days without sleep. There was a shoreline search for bodies. It was a sad few days.'' Lyndsay last saw Waiheke on March 1, 1988. It's been 24 years since I finished policing and left the island. I went to Australia for 18 months and stayed 18 years,'' he says. Although Lyndsay came back to New Zealand in 2005 he has been living and working in Kaitaia and his visit to Waiheke was the result of an invitation from Sir Peter. He says coming back feels just like coming home but he was amazed to see so many new cars. Surprisingly most seem to have number plates,'' he quips. But as for warrants and regos, Pete was driving too fast for me to see if they were up-to-date.'' He sends his regards to old friends he didn't get to visit. Nominate an environmental hero for sustainability awards ' The board is keen for people to nominate any Waiheke individuals or groups they think would qualify. ' Local board chairwoman Faye Storer Auckland Council is looking for heroes of the environmental and sustainable variety. The council is urging residents to nominate an individual, school or group in the biennial awards which recognise people who are helping to protect and enhance the region's environment and heritage. Local board chairwoman Faye Storer says the objective is to formally recognise and celebrate exceptional environmental action by individuals and communities. This year's awards will recognise initiatives undertaken over the past two years. The board is keen for people to nominate any Wai- heke individuals or groups they think would qualify,'' Ms Storer says Entries and nominations for the Sustainable Environment Awards close on May 9. The winners will be announced at a cer- emony in Auckland on July 30. Email environmentawards@ aucklandcouncil.govt.nz for an information pack. Call environmental programmes adviser Tracy Tristramon on (09) 427 3105 or download an entry form at aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/ en/ourauckland/news/pages/ entriesforenvironmentawards opensoon. AWARD CATEGORIES Individuals -- recognising sustainable environment leadership and commitment Sustainable schools -- recognising commitment and practical action by schools and tertiary institutions within their campus and local community Youth -- recognising commitment and practical action by people aged under 25 years Sustainable communities -- recognising sustainable environment achievement by a community group or family Supreme -- recognising the stand-out project across all categories.
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