A great day at the Races
A clear day with light onshore breezes created perfect conditions for the large crowd to enjoy a huge range of activities at last weekend’s Onetangi Beach Races. More photos inside.
Also in this week's issue . . .
• Putiki Road unsafe, say residents concerned by recent development
• ‘Miracle baby’ thriving after rare event
• Huge wasp nest found in 'warm' wall
• Faster ferry to Great Barrier does trip in just two hours
No room for mediation in Matiatia marina case, says Judge
Environment Court Principal Judge L J Newhook said he had “no illusions” about the strength of the “full blown” opposition on the island to the proposal for a marina in Matiatia at Tuesday’s Court pre-hearing conference at the Ostend War Memorial Hall.
Early October has been set down for the Environment Court to hear the Waiheke Marina Ltd’s resource consent application for its 160-berth marina development at Matiatia.
On Tuesday, Judge Newhook kept the 100 local people filling the body of the hall and the bevy of top environmental barristers in a ripple of amusement for the three-hour pre-hearing.