Waiheke Marketplace : May 16th 2012
www.waihekemarketplace.co.nz 3 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, MAY 16, 2012 NEWS COMMERCIAL / RETAIL TO LEASE PRIME POSITION - CENTRAL ONEROA • North facing commercial premises currently occupied by Bayleys in Oceanview Road, Oneroa • 220m2 approx - flexible floor plan which can be divided • Commercial / retail zoning • Great exposure • 4 convenient carparks • AVAILABLE 1ST AUGUST 2012 Phone owner on (09) 372 9010 or 021 372 403 4552353AA Coastguard puts out May Day MAYDAY RESPONSE This year's Coastguard MayDay appeal was run on the theme ''Train one -- Save Many''. All donations collected on the island will go to the intensive training programme the volunteers have to follow, and will stay on the island. The amount collected so far this year has already passed last year's total, crew chief Robb Henry says. ''The unit would like to extend its gratitude and sincere thanks to all who responded to this appeal. You may not be going out on the boat, but you are enabling those who do to save lives at sea. Thank you all for your continued support.'' To the rescue: Coastguard Northern Region vessels came to the aid of Waiheke's open day when its boat was out of action. Floating demonstration: Waiheke volunteer Coastguard skipper Lance Crossland floats around in a survival suit for three hours. THE Volunteer Coastguard was left high and dry at its open day with its boat Wai- heke Rescue nowhere to be seen. The rescue vessel had gone to Auckland for repairs to what was believed to be a minor fault last week. But it turned out to be more serious and parts of the rescue vessel had to be sent to Christ- church for repair. With just days to go before the open day at Matiatia on Saturday, Coastguard volunteers were left without a boat and wondering what to do.The advertising had gone ahead and it was too late to let everyone know. Crew chief Robb Henry says a phone call was made to Coastguard Northern Region and the band of brothers'' responded. We had Lion Foundation Rescue from Auckland, North Shore Rescue and Maraetai Rescue turn up to assist in the open day. Later North Shore had to respond to a call for assistance and then Howick Rescue arrived. What great support we received from the region's other units,'' he says. It gave our many visitors a wonderful opportunity to look over a number of different styles of rescue vessels.'' To add to the drama of the occasion, one of the Waiheke crew's resolute skippers Lance Crossland volunteered to wear a survival suit and floated around for three hours between the two wharfs, Mr Henry says. Residents and visitors viewed the vessels on show and four expressed an inter- est in volunteering for the unit. Mr Henry says many were surprised at the amount of training required to qualify as operational crew and even more were amazed to find out the volunteers received no personal remuneration. A small amount of funding comes from a government service level agreement, but Coastguard New Zealand and Coastguard Northern Region have to raise a lot of money locally,'' he says. Waiheke Rescue is expected to be back on the water this week. To become a volunteer crew member contact Rebecca Armstrong at waihekecoast firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 372 2175. To donate call 0900 SOS SOS, see coastguard.co.nz or visit the ASB.
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