Waiheke Marketplace : October 31st 2012
www.waihekemarketplace.co.nz 4 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, OCTOBER 31, 2012 NEWS 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 ser vice enjoyed by her Auckland customers. NO1 FRANCHISE 2011 Find out more at asb.co.nz/homelending drop into any ASB branch or call us on 0800 100 600. A fully furnished home loan offer. 5.25 Fixed for 2 years % Per Annum Get a Samsung Galaxy tablet and up to $1,000 cash with new home loans over $100,000. ASB Bank Limited's lending criteria and terms and conditions apply and are available at asb.co.nz/homelending. Offers available for applications received or approved from 01.10.12 to 16.12.12 and advanced by 31.03.13. $1,000 cash and tablet for new lending of $250,000 and over. $500 cash and tablet for new lending of $100,000 - $249,999. Interest rates subject to change. ASB3044/WMP4 Mobility parks appear at last Disability spaces: Two disability parking spaces were created in the boat users carpark within the keyhole at Matiatia. After months of protests, and ques- tions asked of Auckland Transport by the Waiheke Local Board, the car parks appeared last week. The issue arose at the beginning of the year when the original dis- ability parking spaces inside the keyhole were shifted into the front car park without warning. That left people with mobility problems having to negotiate the extra distance and the uneven ter- rain from the car park to the ferry. Mayor Len Brown came face-to- face with residents protesting about the problem when he made a visit to Waiheke in March. One of the protesters was Enclos- ure Bay resident Rob Nicholson. Mr Nicholson has multiple sclerosis and uses a wheelchair. He explained the difficulties he and others were facing after the dis- abled parking spaces were moved away from the ferry building. After listening to their concerns Mr Brown promised to look into it''. The local board asked Auckland Transport to find a solution and it negotiated with members of the boat mooring fraternity to swap their car parks in the keyhole for the regular car park. Mr Nicholson went down to Matiatia to check the new mobility parking spaces. It's fantastic that they are there. It's just a shame it's taken almost 12 months.'' A pick-up and drop-off point for disabled passengers at the ferry ter- minal is being looked at. POLICE BRIEFS Officer alleges assault A case of suspected drink-driving led to one woman getting arrested for assaulting a police officer and refusing to give a blood sample. The 47-year-old was stopped and breathalysed on Ocean Rd after bottoming out on the corner of Pacific Pde and Queens Dr on October 25. Drink drivers caught Three drink drivers were caught over the limit in the last week. On October 26, a 44-year-old man was stopped and breathalysed on Onetangi Rd and blew a breath alcohol level of 512mcg. The following day a 19-year-old woman was stopped and breathalysed on Miami Ave. Her breath alcohol level was 657mcg. The legal limit for under-20s is zero. On the same evening, a 31-year-old woman stopped and breathalysed on Onetangi Rd blew a breath alcohol level of 614mcg. The legal limit for over-20s is 400mcg. Police arrested a 20-year-old Onetangi man on October 30 after he unlawfully used a credit card at an ATM. He will appear in court this week answering charges of taking/ obtaining a document for pecuniary advantage. Lost and found Police are holding lost property including a man's watch; a skateboard; a child's ring, bracelet and scooter; keys; cell phones and a wakeboard found washed up around the Oneroa beach area about six weeks ago. To claim lost property, pop into the station at the top of Oneroa Village during working hours or phone 372 1150. Man in red will still be the star By GILL ALCOCK Everyone's favourite: Father Christmas will be spreading the Christmas cheer at a new- look Christmas Festival. Plans for the Christmas Festival are gathering pace with the date set for Saturday, December 1. Organiser Local Board member Don McKenzie says the day will be different this year with static displays replacing the procession of floats. The location, however, will be the same in Oneroa village, and the star attraction will be the same -- Father Christmas. Mr McKenzie says the displays, like the floats in previous years, willbeintowinaprizewitha people's choice and judges' choice up for grabs. Community groups will be invited to put up displays and stands to let the island know what they are about. Children will enjoy the activities being organised, like a bouncy castle and face painting. During the event, which Mr McKenzie hopes will have a mardi gras atmosphere, will be musical entertainment from the island's three schools including Waiheke High School girls' choir Canto Isola. Contact Leilana Meredith at Auckland Council on 367 3117 to enter a static display.
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