Waiheke Marketplace : August 1st 2012
www.waihekemarketplace.co.nz 2 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, AUGUST 1, 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 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 Rates are changing Your rates work hard all around Auckland Now theyre fairer all round From July this year, the way your rates are worked out is changing. There is now a single rating system, that over time will mean properties across Auckland of a similar value and use will be charged a similar amount of rates. Your rates pay for many things, such as transport, events and parks that make Auckland a great place to live. As one council, for the year ahead we ve agreed on the biggest capital investment in Auckland s history, while saving $121m in operating costs, keeping service levels the same and the average rates rise to 3.6 per cent. However, some ratepayers will experience a larger increase or decrease either side of the average, which is why there is a transition adjustment to smooth the impact of any change. Check out an estimate of your new rates today. Visit www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/rates or call us on 09 301 0101. Rates change 2012 Fairer all round OG_AC0925_WMP1 Call for answers about 'dangerous' wharf piles Matiatia wharves: The local board is asking for attention to be given to their maintenance. The state of the piles of the old wharf at Matiatia has been brought into question by Waiheke Local Board member Paul Walden. At the board's latest monthly meeting, Mr Walden raised the issue of their condition and asked if any mainten- ance work was being done on them. Mr Walden says he was called in to help tie up the ferry one year when there was a huge storm. The storm came in and some of the pontoons smashed to bits. We relied on the old wharf foratimetotieupthe ferries. But the state of the old wharf is shocking. It's dangerous and out- rageous,'' he says. Mr Walden is also con- cerned about the main- tenance on the new wharf. The board has reques- ted that urgent attention be given to both wharves at Matiatia to ensure they are safe. It also asked for a copy of the maintenance regime. Big Latch On gets abreast of the record Supporting mums: La Leche League group leader Helga Meyer is inviting breastfeeding mothers to join the Big Latch On at Soul Kitchen this Friday. The support group celebrated its 10th anniversary last year. Waiheke mums will join a New Zealand attempt to break the record for the most women breastfeeding simultaneously. Breastfeeding mothers and their supporters will meet for the Big Latch On at Soul Kitchen in Ostend at 10am on Friday. The attempt to break the record begins at 10.30am in loc- ations all around the country and the number to beat is last year's total of 1564 breastfeeding mothers and babies. Soul Kitchen will provide baked goods to go with morning tea or coffee paid for by breast- feeding group La Leche League. The Big Latch On is part of World Breastfeeding Week which is celebrating its 20th anniversary. This year's theme is Under- standing the past, planning for the future. The theme highlights the pro- gress made in the 10 years since the World Health Organisation and Unicef implemented the Glo- bal Strategy for Infant and Young Child Feeding. La Leche League is an inter- national not-for-profit organis- ation whose mission is to help mothers to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information and education. The Waiheke Island La Leche League group is one of 55 groups across New Zealand and meets on the second Thursday of the month at 10am at Surfdale Hall. It celebrated its 10th anniver- sary last year. "Having the support of other mums can make a huge differ- ence to women wanting to breastfeed. Our meetings are free, non- judgmental and women are offered support and a caring ear," Waiheke group leader Helga Meyer says. Mothers can get help and encouragement by phoning Helga on 372 2210 or Bea on 372 2691 or by visiting lalecheleague.org.nz.
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