Waiheke Marketplace : December 5th 2012
www.waihekemarketplace.co.nz 2 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, DECEMBER 5, 2012 NEWS ANZ Bank New Zealand Limited ANZ0583-WAIM\TBWA anz.co.nz/more National Bank customers can now do their banking on Waiheke Island. Pop in and see us. One m re reason not to leave the Island. Editor George Gardner email@example.com Reporters Gill Alcock firstname.lastname@example.org Advertising Sales Gail Hughes (manager) email@example.com Vanessa Pace firstname.lastname@example.org Administration, Classifieds, Accounts Maeve Fay O'Grady email@example.com 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 8.30am-5pm 1 Tahi Road, Ostend. P.O. Box 185, Oneroa, Waiheke 1840. www.waihekemarketplace.co.nz www.waihekeproperty.co.nz Birds' eye view of the trail By GILL ALCOCK Suited up: Auckland mayor Len Brown enjoys the thrills of the new adventure attraction EcoZip in Onetangi. Photo: PHILLIPA KARN Waving off, right: Waiheke Local Board chairwoman Faye Storer takes to the air above Trig Hill. Photo: GILL ALCOCK A suited-up mayor had to lose the tie and jacket before tak- ing to the air and flying above the bush to enjoy the views of Onetangi and beyond. Mayor Len Brown took up the invitation from EcoZip Adventures Jeremy Zinzan and Gavin Oliver to try out the new eco-friendly flying fox constructed on top of Peacock Ridge and took along the chairwoman of the local board Faye Storer to have a go too. The pair were geared up and talked through the safety arrangements before zipping across the vineyard trail, the first of three 200-metre flying fox ziplines. Mr Brown was full of admir- ation for the attraction. It s an absolute blast! It makes the most of our amazing natural setting, with the bush, harbour and city in the distance. The zipline really shows off everything Auckland has to offer, he says. EcoZip Adventures manag- ing director Mr Oliver says the experience is more an environ- mental adventure than it is a thrill seekers ride. There are countless exhil- arating adventure activities around New Zealand. What EcoZip has created is a chance for people to experience and learn about our native bush -- to literally see it from new angles, he says.
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