Waiheke Marketplace : May 2nd 2012
www.waihekemarketplace.co.nz 2 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, MAY 2, 2012 NEWS PRICELESS GIFT FOR MUM Spend $75 in one day and receive the perfect Mother's Day gift, Terms and conditions apply, see westfield.co.nz/downtown tow r or or o o Cust Cust Cust ustomer er omer omer Ser Ser Ser vice vice v v e for details. Promotion ends 5pm Sunday 13 May 2012, 2 orw r while hile sto stocks cks last last. $75 spend can be cumulative over one day. Key ring displayed is not actual size. westfield.co.nz/downtown WES/WM/2336 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 Office: Mon-Fri 8.30pm-5pm 1 Tahi Road, Ostend. P.O. Box 185, Oneroa, Waiheke 1840. www.waihekemarketplace.co.nz www.waihekeproperty.co.nz Diocesan's impressive attention to personal development continues at our all-girls independent school. The School recently launched New Zealand's first school-based Centre for Ethics to encourage reflection and debate of ethical issues. No matter what your daughter's aspirations are, Diocesan creates more opportunities for her future. You're invited to come and see how Diocesan girls, from Foundation Class to Year 13, are educated to succeed. Raising the bar for higher ethical standards. Clyde Street / Epsom / Auckland / Phone 0800 346 4475 www.diocesan.school.nz DIO6731_ETH_20x3 High calibre speakers like Diocesan School Old Girl, Qiujing Wong, Executive Producer of Borderless Productions (documentary makers who promote economic, environmental and social sustainability) provide powerful perspectives on ethical issues. THERE'S MORE TO THE STORY AT OPEN DAY Saturday 5 May 10am -1pm We look forward to welcoming you. Motorists win back parking lots Free parks: Six car parking spaces are being returned to vehicle users after they were initially taken away in favour of motorcycles. This picture was taken last Thursday. By GEORGE GARDNER Controversy over six free car parking spaces being removed at Matiatia has seen commuters win them back. Auckland Transport removed the spaces last week in favour of 15 motorcycle parks but has since revoked its decision. Early morning commuters were not happy to find the six premium free car parking spaces near to the wharf had vanished in favour of motor- cycle users. Just eight months ago, 50 free spaces down the southern side of Oceanview Rd were removed during a clean-up before the Rugby World Cup which has resulted in commuters using every space up the other side of the road. Ferry users later in the day usually have no other option but to use the paid car park by the wharf, if there is a space, or to park at the unsealed Owhanake car park, a one kilometre hike to the wharf. Access has been made easier to the unsealed car park but buses do not stop on the way down, forcing people to walk. Ferry Users Group presi- dent Jan Scott says ferry users were not asked for their input with regard to removing the six parking spaces. If you get down there for the 9am ferry you are lucky to get a space in any of the car parks. I don't want to disad- vantage motorbike riders and we do need to accommodate them but I would expect them to be fairly young and fit and they can probably walk further than others.'' Auckland Transport's initial reason for the changeover was because of the influx of tour- ism scooters, and a desire to encourage motorcycle use on Waiheke because it takes up less parking space and leads to less traffic congestion. But now the spaces will be reverted to vehicle users. Auckland Transport spokes- man Mike Isle says: We have listened to feedback, including disquiet expressed by the Local Board, and realised it's inappropriate. Motorcycle parking is seasonal and we're coming into winter.'' Local board transport spokeswoman Jo Holmes is hoping there will be healthy debate at the next Waiheke transport forum on June 6. We are encouraging ferry users and everyone concerned about transport to attend.'' The meeting will be from 6pm to 8pm at the Waiheke Service Centre on Belgium St.
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