Nor West News : January 13th 2011
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Our team of qualified lawyers, have expertise in a wide range of areas. Your established local law firm since 1976. 3368764AA 3340098AA no appointment necessary open 7 days Phone: 411 7910 NOW INSTORE AT The Red Crayon Home and Design Store Waimauku Village (before the turnoff to Muriwai Beach) The Cutting Room Haircuts Adult men and women $20 Child (0-14yrs) $15 Fringe trim free 3154507AF HELENSVILLE FITNESS CENTRE 24/7 Your gym in your community Train when you want to Mill Rd - ph 420 6303 Relocation, Relocation Look out for our specials New drive on teen drinking Reducing harm: Te Awaroa Youth Club's Heidi Van Duyn with one of the billboards appearing throughout nor-west warning of the repercussions of supplying minors with alcohol. Young people dying because of alcohol has prompted a new cam- paign. Posters, wallet cards, shopping bags and billboards promote the message that supplying liquor to under-age people can have severe consequences. The campaign has been developed by Te Awaroa Youth Club in Helensville with support from the former Rodney District Council and Alcohol Advisory Council of New Zealand. Cartoon characters get the message across under the heading Does John Doe Live Here? It could be any child from any country,'' club manager Heidi Van Duyn says. It's about supporting and strengthening com- munities in minimising the harm of supplying alcohol to minors,'' she says. It is also about creating awareness around the importance of individuals and families refraining from this. If young people aren't supplied alcohol then we won't end up with a John Doe living in that com- munity,'' Heidi says. Sadly, we have had young people that have died in various ways as a result of consuming alcohol. The campaign supports 2Educate, a project aimed at educat- ing whanau and young people aged 18 to 24 about the possible harm- ful effects of supplying alcohol to under- aged drinkers. The plan is to distrib- ute the wallet cards and bags to identify off- licences throughout Rod- ney. The Alcohol Reform Bill is the government's legislative response to the Law Commission's review of New Zealand's liquor laws and 2010 report Alcohol in Our Lives: Curbing the Harm. The bill passed its first reading in Novem- ber and written submissions close on February 1. Local boards' input will be used to inform the Auckland Council sub- mission. Probus meeting at church Gillian Moore from the Fred Hollows Foundation is the guest speaker at the Kumeu Probus Club meeting on January 27. The event is at St Chad's Church hall, Huapai, from 10am to noon. Anyone aged more than 55 can join in the fun and fellowship. Phone president Elaine Oates on 412-8791. Paper road put on hold while council ponders By DELWYN DICKEY The contentious Higham paper road issue at South Head has been deferred until February 25 by the Environment Court. The new Auckland Council sought the delay so it could consider its position on the road stop- ping''. The paper road is at the centre of a bitter dis- pute on the South Kaipara Peninsula after the former Rodney Dis- trict Council agreed to swap the publicly-owned land, which gives four- wheel-drive beach and boat access on to the Kaipara Harbour, for a piece of land where access is mainly through swamps and mangrove forest. Two days before the Environment Court hearing was due, about 50 walkers and sup- porters of the South Head Action Group used a satellite-based navi- gation system to walk the paper road to High- ams Beach. At least one more walk is planned. The decision to swap the paper road also put the Rodney council and former Auckland Reg- ional Council on a collision course. The peninsula has public access at Shelly Beach where boats can be launched on the Kaipara Harbour, and the regional council said limited public access on to the harbour would be reduced even more. It would stop access to the boat ramp com- pletely at Highams Beach and was contrary to various plans and statements, including the New Zealand Coastal Policy and the Resource Management Act. Some local district councillors said the stopping of the road had only become an issue after the regional council had reneged on the purchase agreement to provide vehicle access to the beach through the nearby Te Rua Puriri Regional Park, which the district council helped to buy. The regional council said there was never such an agreement.
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