Nor West News : February 24th 2011
3 NOR-WEST NEWS, FEBRUARY 24, 2011 NEWS Hon John Key MP FOR HELENSVILLE www.johnkey.co.nz www.national.org.nz Phone : 412 2496 365 Main Road, Huapai firstname.lastname@example.org Working for you 2592656AA Call 0800 BLINDS 254637 www.homevisionblinds.co.nz BLINDS! BLINDS! BLINDS! Vertical • Venetian • Sunscreen • Wooden • Roller FOR FREE MEASURE & QUOTE Order Before 31 March 50--60% OFF All Items RRP What have you got to lose? 156 Main Road Kumeu Phone: 412 8932 www.kumeugym.co.nz Your Gym Membership conditions apply. This month only... Join for 3 months + 4 weeks FREE Join for 6 months + 6 weeks FREE Join for 12 months + 8 weeks FREE Call us now! Experience Integrity Stephen Theobald Ph 027 4934 662 email@example.com Ph 412 7666 Kumeu Loyal Realty Ltd 2792509AA Mayor steps up for fun run Get going: Mayor Len Brown is urging everyone to join him in the Ports of Auckland Round the Bays event on March 13. By JESS CANN MAYOR Len Brown has bounced back from his past health issues to declare himself ready for the Ports of Auckland Round the Bays event on March 13. Mr Brown, who suffered a heart attack in 2008, has completely changed his routine and lifestyle to prepare for the 8.4km fun run. My heart attack gave me a new outlook on life, he says. Healthy food and reg- ular exercise have now become an integral part of my daily life. The mayor hits the pavement almost every day as part of a regular fitness routine as he trains for the event. Mr Brown will tackle the trek with a brisk and steady walking pace with over 40,000 like-minded people be- side him. He urges more Auck- landers to take part in race. It s in a beautiful, unique setting, out in the fresh air and hopefully sunshine. Mr Brown says taking preparing for the Round the Bays has personal benefits as well. Exercise is great for your ongoing health and fitness, and it s also great way to clear the mind and manage stress levels. And in the beauty of Auckland, it s great for the soul too. Money raised from the 2010 event was donated to three charitable trusts. One recipient was the Ronald McDonald House, which provides shelter and support for families up and down the country. Kidney Kids, Koru Care, Waitemata Har- bour Clean-Up and Fair- fax First Books will benefit from any money raised this year. Entry fee for adults is $15 and $10 for children 16 and under. Head to www.round thebays.co.nz for more information on how you can get involved. Go to www.nor-west news.co.nz to see a clip from Sam Pillsbury's 1980 television docu- mentary about the event. Still time to get organised for Round the Bays There s still time to get yourself prepared for the 39th Ports of Auckland Round the Bays fun run on March 13. The event is famous for attracting individuals of all ages and abilities, as well as hundreds of team and family entries. And it s all for a good cause. One of the principal sponsors is Fairfax Media, publisher of Nor- west News. Spokes- woman Sandra King says beneficiaries will include Kidney Kids, Koru Care, the Waite- mata Harbour Clean-Up Trust and Fairfax First Books. She says Fairfax em- ployees will be among those putting their best feet forward on the day. This race has the ulti- mate feel good factor -- our Fairfax team mem- bers feel great for getting out and racing and they feel even better knowing that their contribution benefits children s chari- ties. Entries remain open until moments before the race starts and many participants will cel- ebrate with family, friends and colleagues at one of the 550 barbecue sites set up at the end of the course route. All the sites at Madills Farm have sold out but a few remain available to book at Glover Park. The race day entry fee is $10 for children (16 and under) and $15 for adults. Visit www.roundthe bays.co.nz for more infor- mation. $4.5m works finished soon Taupaki roundabout: Drivers are already adjusting to the long-awaited roundabout improvements finishing next month. A $4.5 million upgrade project near Kumeu is due to finish next month. Traffic is already ad- justing to being directed around the roundabout replacing the current cross-road intersection at Taupaki Rd and State Highway 16. When completed, the two-lane roundabout aims to improve driver safety and traffic flow at the black-spot. Community cam- paigners have been looking forward to the completion next month of the long-awaited pro- ject. Other new improve- ments include a de- dicated left-turn lane from Taupaki Rd on to SH16, two bus stops, footpaths and on-road cycle lanes. About 20,000 drivers go through the area daily.
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