Submission against the Application to build a Marina at Matiatia 2013

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Submission against the Application to build a Marina at Matiatia 2013


Applicant :                   Waiheke Marinas Limited

Location of Proposal: The proposal relates to the coastal marine area (CMA) and road  reserve adjacent to Ocean View Road, Matiatia, Waiheke Island

Application Numbers:  Coastal Permit: 41032, 41747, 41748

Discharge Permit: 41522         Land Use:  R/LUC/2013/934

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I/we oppose the application by Waiheke Marinas Limited to construct and operate a 160 berth marina and associated facilities, including reclamation for a carpark area, at Matiatia, Waiheke Island.

The specific parts of the application to which my/our submission relates are:

(Please tick those that apply)

  The construction of the marina facility and 55 space parking area.
  Occupation of a common (public) marine and coastal area.
  Construction of the marina in an area which is wahi tapu to Maori.
  Restrictions on public access and exclusive occupation rights.
  Construction of rock breakwaters (6000m² footprint, requiring 28,000m³ rock fill).
  The reclamation of 3020 m² in the coastal marine area to create the carpark.
  Dredging of 5025m³ of sea bottom material in the marine area.
  Construction and operation of infrastructure services(e.g. water, electricity, stormwater and wastewater)
  Marine related (ferries and wharves etc.) public transport issues for wider community in the marina construction process and in the future.
  Car parking provided by marina is inadequate to suit marina needs.
  Community traffic and parking issues at Matiatia in the construction process.
  Community traffic and parking at Matiatia and other possible long term effects of the marina.
  Ecological damage from the construction process over the short and long term, and threat to species e.g. little blue penguins nest within metres of the marina site.
  Number of boats in a concentrated area could have adverse effects on water quality, sediments and biota (living things) within and beyond the marina.
  Degrading and changing the character (aesthetically, ecologically or recreationally) of Matiatia Bay, our gateway to the island.


I/we are concerned with these matters as indicated above and with the effects that may result as a consequence thereof.

I/We wish to speak in support of our submission.

If others make a similar submission we will consider presenting a joint case at the hearing.


Signature of submitter or agent for submitter                                                                           Date

Post submission to: Auckland Council, Private Bag 92300, AUCKLAND 1142  by 5pm, 3 July, 2013

You must also send a copy to the applicant as soon as reasonably practicable to: c/-Andrew Stewart Ltd,

PO Box 911310, Auckland Mail Centre, AUCKLAND  1142, Attention : Max Dunn

Submissions Close : 5pm, 3 July, 2013


Waiheke, through all thy trials…

by Ross Gillespie

Waiheke, through all thy trials I love thee still,
I said in the eighties, and have not forgot it;
I love to rise and venture forth at will;
I love the climate, but that is not it;
I love the pa site on the highest hill,
and glowworm dell when finally you spot it;
I love that ‘like for like’ is currency,
and that we meet and clamour for transparency.

I love the untossed wave and dashing women;
I love the conversations on the buses;
The eighteen hold golf course, so long a -comin’;
Roadside flowers and overhanging bushes;
I love the Privy-council help the loop road common;
I love the drought too, while the toilet flushes;
I love the ferry mix and rain before hole digging.
Which means that I love – almost each and everything.

I love a snapper fillet and a mug of beer;
The variety of weeds that make our gardens;
Our pre-worn clothes and comfy theatre;
Gluten-free bread — that is, before it hardens.
The dotterels and kids with their feet bare;
The shopping rounds where people share their burdens;
I love them all, but not invasive features,
Like parking parallel above un-apparelled beaches.

But lately, I have felt a pang quixotic;
There’s news of our island sinking, in the Gulf Gazette;
a foreign mayor and a Board despotic,
Duress, Reform, Life chained to a City’s debt.
I cannot find, for my heart’s ease, the right narcotic,
But found a stub, so scribble, ‘lest we forget’:
Once we loved to protest, so freedom was our fate,
The election cometh — regroup it’s not too late.


from Ross Gillespie.

Friends, Romantics, Waihekeans — Lend me your ears. I come to bury the Local Board, not to praise it. So relax, Pocket your car keys and take it easy. Don’t let the sound of your own wheels drive you crazy.

To drive, or not to be driven around the bend; that is the Espanade question. Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slips and narrows of outrageous fortune, or to take inordinate rates and measures against a seawall of troubles, and by opposing, perchance, end them? Aye, there’s the rub. The insolence of office, and the spruns that patient merit of the unworthy takes, when we ourselves might a quiet espanade make.
This was the unkindest cut of all. For when the Local Board saw the opportunity, ingratitude stronger than traitors’ bite, quite vanquished the majority and daggered this gentle cause.

A referendum would have sufficed. Reason and democracy were in accord and the quality of mercy was not strained. We do pray for mercy and that same prayer teaches us all to render the deeds of mercy.

O stumbling Board, lie down and stray no further. Scatter the sod over them; dust to dust, ashes to ashes. Out, out, brief candle.
The pen is mightier than the Board, See that you are enrolled that you may make your mark for something better.

Come Chairman, lets to billiards.