Nor West News : March 10th 2011
4 NOR-WEST NEWS, MARCH 10, 2011 NEWS LW_25.2.11 NEW TRAIN FARES COME INTO EFFECT SUNDAY 13 MARCH 2011 For more details go to maxx.co.nz Helensville Fitness & Gym 24/7 Now at 79 Mill Rd "Train when you want to" Ph 09 420 6303 SPECIAL! Helensville Helensville NO joining fee First 2 weeks FREE nsville nsville March/April SURFBOARD REPAIRS 16 SHAMROCK DRIVE KUMEU PH 412 2233 www.hardcoresurf.co.nz 3168405AF All epoxy & fibreglass surfboards repaired by experts 3536577AA Helensville Fitness Centre is now in brand new premises at 79 Mill Road, where you can enjoy the superb facilities 24/7. Being open around the clock with swipe card access, the centre has no busy times. You can train whenever you want, with plenty of cardio machines, free weights and other equipment. The mezzanine is purpose built for classes - Zumba, Pilates and ABT (abs, butt and thighs) classes are now available. Personal trainer Yvette can provide a personal fitness programme by appointment for those who join the centre, and fitness trainer Josh will help you achieve your fitness goals. Many people helped with the move to the new premises last month. Special thanks to Don Nicholls, Paul Schutt, Ashley Clarke, Steve White, Nadine Carruthers, Dave Holloway, Ike Samson, Mark Allen, Karl Samuels- Richmond, Jonathan Lee, Zane Miller, Kerry Miller and to the building owners Dave and Paul Nasmith for the excellent job and the purpose built interior. Take advantage of the opening special - no joining fee and the first two weeks free for memberships of six months and more, valid till the end of April. Come and see what Helensville Fitness Centre has to offer - phone (09)420 6303. New premises: Brand new building at 79 Mill Rd. Well equipped: The centre has a superb range of fitness equipment. ADVERTISEMENT Brand new home for Helensville Fitness Centre 3536577AA IN BRIEF Family fun Kumeu Baptist Church gala, March 26, includes a soak-it- area where families can participate in water games,10am to 3pm at Kumeu Showgrounds, Access Rd. Phone 412-8175. Book fair Huapai-Kumeu Lions next book fair, April 9 at the Kumeu Community Centre. Books $1 or $2. Proceeds will go to a rest and shelter facility at the Kumeu cemetery. Donate unwanted books to the Kumeu Information Centre or Sunnyview Orchards on Highway 16 or Huapai Hardware in Waimauku. Power riding Fortnightly Sunday rides feature a trip to Riverhead on March 13 for Auckland Mountainbike Club members. The next ride is on March 27 at Waharau Regional Park. View www.aucklandmtb.co.nz for more details. LIVESTOCK REPORT A large bench of buyers attended the sale at Kumeu on March 7, however most displayed great caution when it came time to bid. There was good buy- ing to be had with nice cattle on offer, most at realistic prices. Cattle: Medium 18- month-old steers $810, small yearling steers $505, small crossbred weaner steers $410, prime heifers $1035, medium yearling heif- ers $520 to $595, good weaner heifers $448, other weaner heifers $252 to $390, boner cows $1310. Sheep: Prime lambs $108, other lambs $73 to $84, ewes $112. League entertainment Fans of the Vodafone Warriors will be treated to a live performance by Shi- had before the Vodafone Warriors play the Parramatta Eels on March 12 at Eden Park. Thebandbeona purpose-built stage in the Vodafone Fan Stand to cel- ebrate the first match of the 2011 NRL season The Battle of Eden. Gates open at 4.45pm with the Junior Vodafone Warriors kicking off at 5.15pm. Shihad performs at 7pm, before the game starts at 7.30pm. Meanwhile, a total of $93,000 has been donated by North Harbour Stadium to the Red Cross earth- quake appeal. This includes donations from Sir Peter and Lady Janice Leitch, John Guest and the Vodafone Warriors. Gas leak sparks explosion fears By CAROLYN THOMAS A 100-metre area had to be evacuated in Helensville on February 18 with fears a gas leak could cause an explosion. Helensville fire chief Ian Osbourne says it happened after a power company con- tractor hit a gas main. It is a fairly big gas main and it was under a lot of pressure, Mr Osbourne says. We had to evacuate the immediate area. A stretch of road near the Mill Rd bridge was closed for about four hours. Traffic in Helensville was diverted but access in and out of Parakai was blocked. A hazardous unit attended and backup was called in from Kumeu and Waitemata. Mr Osbourne says extreme caution has to be taken with gas. Vehicle exhaust, static electricity, a cellphone or a lit cigarette are among many things that could ignite it. You ve just got to make sure, Mr Osbourne says. Limitation on LPG tanks being used or stored New limits on LPG quantities that can be stored in homes have been set by the Environ- mental Risk Manage- ment Authority. The maximum amount of LPG that can be kept in detached and attached houses of up to three storeys is two 10kg cylinders. No more than 10kg per dwelling for apartments and houses over three storeys. The new limits apply to LPG that is being used or stored and came into effect on March 2. ERMA New Zealand hazardous substances compliance manager Dr Simon Buckland says limits exist for a reason. LPG is a highly flam- mable gas that burns explosively in the event of a leak and ignition, Dr Simon Buckland says. Imposing limits on the quantities stored indoors will reduce the risk to people and property should the gas ignite. The most common type of cylinder used at home holds 9kg and is often used on appliances such as space heaters, patio heaters and barbecues. New limits have also been set for factories and warehouses as well as public buildings like halls, churches, hotels, bars, restaurants, shops and offices. Visit www.ermanz. govt.nz or phone 0800-376-234 for more information.
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