Waiheke Marketplace : August 22nd 2012
www.waihekemarketplace.co.nz 5 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, AUGUST 22, 2012 NEWS Alby Mitchell 027 4384687 MITCHELL EARTHMOVING LTD PO Box 662, Oneroa, Waiheke Island Tel. 09 372 9808 email@example.com w w w.mitchellearthmoving.co.nz 3 REASONS WHY: 1. We maintain the quoted price (quotes free) 2. You'll get a detailed plan of action 3. All jobs are super vised start to finish CALL US FIRST FOR ALL YOUR EARTHMOVING NEEDS... HOUSESITES DRIVEWAYS FOOTINGS DRILLING RETAINING WALLS SUB-DIVISIONS SECTION CLEARING LANDSCAPING TRUCK HIRE Mitchell EARTHMOVING LTD WE ARE YOUR LOCAL ...So call us NOW for your free quote from Alert leads to arrest A spate of boat break-ins around the Orapiu area have been brought to a halt with the arrest of a 28-year-old Man O War Bay Rd man on August 19. Police Sergeant Peter Knight says the arrest came after a member of the public saw the man acting suspiciously and alerted police. Police would like to express their thanks to the caller and ask that all people report any suspicious behav- iour immediately. On Thursday, August 16 two intoxicated men were spoken to by police with regard to fighting out- side The Barn liquor store in Ostend. A police spokesperson says enquiries are still ongoing. Police would also like help with a robbery at a backpackers on Friday, August 17. A German tourist had $500 stolen from her wallet that was left on a bed. Anyone who saw any- one acting suspiciously in the Hekerua Rd, Goodwin Ave area is asked to contact police on 372 1156. Auckland makes top 10 Sky high: The Economist Intelligence Unit's Global Liveability Report ranks Auckland in the top 10 most liveable cities. Photo: GEORGE GARDNER Go to waihekemarket place.co.nz and click on Latest Edition to see images from the world's top 10 cities. TOP10 Economist Intelligence Unit's Global Liveability Report: 1. Melbourne 2. Vienna 3. Vancouver 4. Toronto 5. Calgary 6. Adelaide 7. Sydney 8. Helsinki, Finland 9. Perth 10. Auckland ' The survey proves that internationally Auckland is obviously a very attractive city. ' Auckland Mayor Len Brown Auckland s position as one of the world s top 10 most liveable cities has been confirmed with the release of the latest Econ- omist Intelligence Unit s Global Liveability Report. The report puts Auckland as the world s 10th most liveable city, a position it has held for the past three years. The EIU index is one of three internationally recognised indi- ces of liveable cities. In the most recent Mercer Quality of Living Index, Auckland climbed from fourth to third position. In the Monocle magazine index of Most liveable Cities, Auckland leapt from 13th to ninth position. Mayor Len Brown says the top 10 ranking in the Economist Index is great news but proves there is a still lot of work to be done as Auckland strives to be the world s most liveable city. It sits behind Perth, Sydney and Adelaide in the rankings, with Melbourne rating as the top city in the world to live. The EIU Index is based on five categories. In education, Auckland is first equal, in cul- ture and environment third, in stability fourth equal and healthcare 10th. In infrastruc- ture, the only top 10 city that ranks worse than Auckland is Toronto. "The survey proves that internationally Auckland is obviously a very attractive city," Mr Brown says. "But objectives like a world- class integrated transport sys- tem, a quality inclusive compact city, an economic powerhouse providing jobs for all our people, and protection for our built and natural environment still pro- vide Auckland with lots of chal- lenges. Experts to talk on gulf management Close to extinction: The baleen feeding style of the endangered Bryde's whale may be contributing to recurrent deaths by vessel strike in the Hauraki Gulf. Photo: STEPHANIE BEHRENS Improving the state of the Hauraki Gulf will be the topic of a public sem- inar at Auckland War Memorial Museum today. The Hauraki Gulf Forum has invited experts in environmental management to explain how the pattern of decline documented in last year s State of Our Gulf report, produced by the forum, can be improved. Regenerating areas, enhanced fisheries, mana whenua involve- ment, active land man- agement and using knowledge are seen as critical areas. Seminar topics will include sea- bird threats and recover- ies, the potential for mussel reef restoration and the significance of marine reserves and fishery stock levels. The endangered Bry- de s whale and its pro- pensity to be struck by vessels in shipping lanes due to its baleen feeding style close to the surface will also be discussed. Speakers include the Prime Minister s science adviser Sir Peter Gluck- man, Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Dr Jan Wright and leading researchers from Auck- land, Waikato and Mas- sey universities. It takes place in the Auckland museum audi- torium, 10am to 4pm.
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