Waiheke Marketplace : October 17th 2012
www.waihekemarketplace.co.nz 5 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, OCTOBER 17, 2012 NEWS Waiheke Shades & COVERS LTD ...ROLL OUT AWNINGS ...Shade Sails ...Roller Screens ...Outdoor Blinds ...Boat Canopies & Covers ...SAIL REPAIRS ...Horse Covers ...Truck Covers & Curtains Phone to make an appointment 372 7700 or Tom 021 145 1008 / 027 635 1146 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org 13 Tahi Road, Ostend (Behind Te Matuku Oysters) All made here to order on Waiheke - no middle man! Want to Sell Your home? SodoI! • 16 years with Bayleys on Waiheke • Sold well over $140m worth of properties Trust someone with knowledge, experience and a proven track record to market your property. Residential • Waterfront • Lifestyle Absolutely no obligation free appraisal and consultation. All price ranges. 4919691AA CURNOW REALTY LIMITED MREINZ, A MEMBER OF THE BAYLEYS REALTY GROUP Barry Curle Marketing Consultant -- Real Estate Bus 372 0005 Mob 0274 944 990 A/h 372 8037 email@example.com Open the door to a whole new kitchen experience KIT3314/WM At Kitchen Studio Greenlane we offer the very latest design innovations. Let us manage your new kitchen project from start to finish and make it a pleasurable experience. Contact Suzie -- 09 579 1243 or mobile 027 255 5061 Showroom -- 415 Great South Rd, Greenlane firstname.lastname@example.org As a Waiheke resident, Suzie proudly offers Waiheke Kitchen buyers the same professional service enjoyed by her Auckland customers. NO1 FRANCHISE 2011 Swimming pool valeting Complete range of pool and spa care products Spa covers Ring Steve Marshall on 372 9012 or 027 442 9012 Agent for Bioguard Spa & Pool Products Revamp for roads Specialist road rehabili- tation is a first for Wai- heke during a compre- hensive makeover of the island's road corridors. Auckland Transport's contractor Downer has started on structural road repairs on Donald Bruce Rd with several other roads to follow us- ing the specialist equip- ment brought over for this purpose. Auckland Transport spokesman Mike Isle says works will also in- clude increased levels of maintenance of road signs, drainage and road markings as well as the removal of sight- restricting vegetation and road surface repairs. A specialised vehicle known as a Flocon Truck is being transported to the island within the next week to fill potholes and do road-edge repairs throughout the island. The specialised equip- ment and methodologies being used are a first for Waiheke,'' Mr Isle says. This will see the work being completed quicker and provides approxim- ately three times more road repairs for the available budget being spent . . . It also reduces inconvenience to road users.'' Rare birds nest outside safe area Take care: Park Ranger Beatty Wiggenhauser prepares to fence off the dotterel protection area. Defenceless eggs: This pair of dotterel eggs on the shore at Whakanewha Regional Park would have no chance if they weren't fenced off. A park ranger is asking people to give nesting dotterels a wide berth after a pair of the rare birds decided to breed outside a protected zone on a park beach. Whakanewha Reg- ional Park rangers sec- tion off the same portion of beach each spring to protect the endangered dotterels that have tra- ditionally made the spot their nesting place. But last week ranger Beatty Wiggenhauser and 8-year-old visitor Osian Andricksen no- ticed two birds using pro- tective tactics on the beach outside the sec- tioned zone. The birds had built their nest, enclosing two eggs, close to the first car park at Whakanewha instead. Beatty and Osian moved quickly to con- struct a protective ring around it, using poles and coloured tape. But the ranger is warning visitors to stay as far away as possible from the new nest and others in the protected zone. Dotterels will try to distract any intruders, sometimes running off and faking injury, leav- ing eggs exposed to other dangers. A cold wind can quickly cool eggs down, for example, so they are no use any more,'' Beatty says. Cat owners in the area are also being asked to ensure their pets do not roam in the park at this crucial time of year for the birds. Dotterels favour sandy beaches and nest there, with Waiheke and Great Barrier islands among other breeding spots in the North Island. The black-billed birds have pale grey-coloured backs and whitish chests, which turn orange in winter and spring. Their small eggs are speckled and well- camouflaged among the flotsam and jetsam that comprise the nests. The eggs hatch in around one month and the chicks can usually fly within seven weeks.
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