Waiheke Marketplace : October 10th 2012
www.waihekemarketplace.co.nz 4 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, OCTOBER 10, 2012 NEWS A new direction for public transport The Draft Auckland Regional Public Transport Plan (RPTP) Consultation period Friday 5 October 2012 to Monday 5 November 2012 Over 71 million trips were taken on public transport in the 12 months to June 2012 - 4.4 million more than the target 8.1 per cent higher than in 2011. The draft RPTP describes the public transport services that Auckland Transport proposes for the next 10 years. These include: • Fares and ticketing • The network structure • Service quality • Customer interface • Procuring services • Funding and prioritisation Auckland Transport is seeking feedback on the draft RPTP and members of the public are invited to make submissions. You can make a submission online, by post, through the freepost submission form, or by email. Copies of the draft RPTP, the RPTP summary and the submission form are available: • On Auckland Transport's website: www.aucklandtransport.govt.nz/rptp • At Auckland Transport's head office, Level 2, 6 Henderson Valley Road, Henderson • At all Auckland Council libraries, service centres and local boards offices • By calling 09 355 3553 • By emailing email@example.com Have your say r a M a i i n u Albany Constellation Sunset Rd Cuthill Greenhithe Windsor Park Crown Hill Castor Bay Mairangi Bay Rothesay Bay Browns Bay Sunnynook Takapuna Hauraki Corner Belmont Narrow Neck Devonport Smales Farm Glenfield Verrans Corner Beach Haven Birkdale Milford Northcote Pt Highbury Massey University Northcross Akoranga Britomart Parnell Village Newmarket Wynyard Victoria Park Ponsonby Mt Eden Station Pt Chevalier Shops Waterview Mt Albert Sandringham Shops Morningside St Lukes Glen Innes Panmure Howick Highland Park Bucklands Beach Pakuranga Heights Botany East Tamaki Heights Clover Park Ormiston Botany Junction Otara Hunters Corner Otahuhu Town Centre Manukau Papatoetoe Auckland Airport Airport Oaks Mangere Mangere Bridge Mangere East Onehunga Royal Oak Epsom Kohimarama Mission Bay St Heliers St Johns Orakei Remuera Mt Wellington Pakuranga Plaza Burswood Meadowbank Station Meadowbank Mt Eden Village Mt Eden Sandringham Balmoral Grafton Mt Roskill Wesley New Windsor Blockhouse Bay Three Kings Middlemore Puhinui Papakura To Pukekohe Manurewa Weymouth Homai Takanini Otahuhu Station Sylvia Park Penrose Remuera Station Greenlane Station Te Papapa Ellerslie Greenlane Kingsland Baldwin Ave Pt Chevalier Beach Westmere Herne Bay Te Atatu Peninsula Massey Te Atatu Shops Te Atatu Interchange Te Atatu South Swanson Ranui Kelston Glendene Fruitvale Rd Glen Eden Henderson Sunnyvale Sturges Rd Triangle Rd Lincoln Rd New Lynn Rosebank Westgate West Harbour Hobsonville Avondale Lynfield Waikowhai K' Rd Grey Lynn To Silverdale P&R N Not to scale Local centre or suburb Connection between lines Major interchange point Note: This map shows only the main suburbs, town centres and stations serviced by each line. Not all stops are shown. Suburb locations are approximate only. Rapid Ser vice (railway and busway) Frequent Ser vice Reduced frequency extension of Rapid or Frequent Service Auckland Frequent Service Network 2016 (proposed) This map shows only services (bus, rail and ferry) intended to operate at least every 15 minutes, 7am -- 7pm, 7 days a week. Other ferry, local bus and peak bus services will continue to operate. promoting excellence in retailing michael prasad group specialising in business development Wednesday 24 October 2012 at The Langham Book your tickets early as they sell out fast! Come and celebrate with retailers who strive to encourage and promote excellence in retailing. Congratulations to all the finalists, who are through to the next round of judging and in with a chance to become Auckland's 2012 Overall TOP SHOP®. For more details visit: www.retail.org.nz/topshop.html Auckland Gala Awards Dinner Library project finally gets moving Project launch: The turning of the sod by local board chairwoman Faye Storer and Auckland councillor Mike Lee marks the beginning of the Waiheke Library project. Project anticipation: Waiheke Library manager Fiona Kralicek, right, is looking forward to the new bespoke library facility in Oneroa due to be built by Mainzeal in the next year. From left: Auckland Council service delivery manager for libraries Corrina Meikle, Mainzeal project manager Gareth Jones and contracts manager Stewart Lovelock. By GEORGE GARDNER "I actually believe it's hap- pening now." Fiona Kralicek has been the manager at Waiheke Library since 1995. During this time a battle over the funding and location for a new library has seen several community boards, numerous mayors, Auckland City Council and now the new super-city and local board be involved in pushing the pro- ject forward in consultation with the community, commit- tees and focus groups. Now the project is about to start and by the end of next year Ms Kralicek and her team hope to be in their new state-of-the-art premises at Artworks and the adjoining site. The leap forward has been marked by the announcement that Mainzeal Property and Construction Ltd won the tender to build the new facility, and by two ceremon- ies on October 4. A dawn ceremony saw the burial of a sacred Ngati Paoa stone under the Indian bead tree in the Artworks court- yard which will not be touched during construction. The traditional turning of the sod later in the morning by Waiheke Local Board chairwoman Faye Store and Auckland councillor Mike Lee completed the celebrations, with speeches and a morning tea. Mr Lee says the Auckland Council library service is the biggest in the southern hemi- sphere. "It's one of the great things in our local govern- ment we should be proud of. "Congratulations to every- one who campaigned for a new library on a new site, especially the drive and vis- ion of Faye who pushed it through tirelessly year after year." Ms Storer started on the Waiheke Community Board in 1992 and was councillor for the Hauraki Gulf Islands for nine years until 2007. She is now back as chairwoman of the Waiheke Local Board and recalls the entire library pro- ject story. "We watched the tens of thousands of dollars being spent on focus group meet- ings, a library committee and project scoping. You can't believe how difficult it was. "But really it's a tale of three mayors. We have to thank John Banks for buying Artworks for us and Dick Hubbard who bought the site next door," she says. John Banks became mayor for a second term and the project ended up being a joint service centre and library development due to budget constraints which the then community board agreed to so it could secure the project. Ms Storer says: "Now the Waiheke Local Board, which has a bit more power, was able to say no' to the com- bined project and under mayor Len Brown we've got the money -- and a bit extra -- to complete the project." Board member Don McKenzie says the breaking of the ground marks a new beginning. "This project will set this whole site off on a new direc- tion. It will carry the spiri- tual values of networking and learning in a modern environ- ment, rebuilding that creativ- ity, learning and personal development which is what libraries are all about." Mainzeal contracts man- ager Stewart Lovelock expects work to start when an official letter of confir- mation is received. "The first thing will be the demolition of the Artworks studios and the house. Then we have about 8000 cubic metres of earth to move around the site which will create the building platform. "We ideally want to get the earthworks done before the busy summer period. We'll be using local businesses as much as we can like Place- makers which has been really helpful." Mr Lovelock says the pro- ject will close down for a two- week break from December 24 to January 7.
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