North Shore Times : February 8th 2011
4 NORTH SHORE TIMES, FEBRUARY 8, 2011 NEWS Cnr Ocean View Rd & Hillcrest Ave • Northcote OPEN 7 DAYS: 6.30am-6.30pm PH 419 2657 www.simplyfreshproduce.co.nz FRESHLY PICKED BLUEBERRIES 2 PUNNETS MANGO Tropical 99¢ea BROCCOLI Fresh Cut 1 ea TOMATOES Truss $329kg EGGPLANT Export quality Nt ht 99¢ea COLI $ $ $$ 39 39 $4 PEARS WBC $199kg NORTH SHORE'S GO BY BIKE DAY FREE BREAKFAST for everyone who arrives by bike. Wednesday 16th Feb, 6:30am --- 9:00am in Takapuna. Escorted rides available from Devonport and Windsor Park. www.aucklandtransport.govt.nz Flooded out: Matakana's fire station was flooded on Friday night. Destroyed: The storm wreaked havoc on the beach reserve near Saltburn Rd. Beach properties flooded as storm lashes coastline Aftermath: Debris whipped up by the wild weather littered Muritai Rd in Milford. By JODEAL CADACIO Milford and Devonport bore the brunt of the weekend's wild weather on the Shor. North Shore MP and Defence Minister Wayne Mapp says the Shore was deluged with 114mm of rain which combined with a low pressure system and a king tide proved disastrous. He says Milford and Devonport were hit by flooding and there were power outages in Forrest Hill and Glenfield. Castor Bay Beach was completely submerged and water spilled onto the esplanade. He says the embankment protec- ting a property on Ocean View Rd in Milford was completely washed away. Members of the Waitakere Response Team used 300 sandbags to prevent further erosion of the property. He says team members had to be tethered while placing the sandbags as surging waters were chest deep at times. Devonport Takapuna Local Board member Joseph Bergin saw the de- vastation first hand. Just before midnight on Saturday, I decided to take a walk along Milford Beach and what I saw was unbelievable. Wind was gusting from the northeast and there were four tiers of wave coming in. It was pretty intense,'' he says. He says the damage on properties along the beach and adjacent roads was substantial, with fences ripped off and retaining walls damaged. He says roads along the coastline were littered with debris from the storm. Dr Mapp thanked Civil Defence staff on the Shore for doing a great job during the deluge. The wild weather wreaked havoc across the immediate area, especially in Rodney. Go to www.northshore times.co.nz to see damage caused to Matakana's market and shopping precinct over Anniversary weekend.
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