Nor West News : August 4th 2011
6 NOR-WEST NEWS, AUGUST 4, 2011 NEWS 7 Wookey Lane, Kumeu Hours: 7am -- 6pm, Mon -- Fri Phone: (09) 412 8081 firstname.lastname@example.org www.playschool.co.nz Sunday 21st August 10am-12pm Open Day *For 3 months - This voucher is redeemable at the Open Day! 20% off childcare fees* Come & discuss your child's future with our staff and receive: Free Horticulture Training Distance Delivery - Study from home Over 8 months In West Auckland Contact: Andrew Maloy Ph: 09 416 3543 Mob: 021 204 2109 Email: email@example.com Open Polytechnic Closing date for enrolments August for Sept 2011 intake ZERO FEES R c ce T T ns A nc is cl sin k M i ( H20) u ks n n u l k Auckl n in u in is i . T H M io o mo o y ink is c os f om Ric son Ro o n in m Ro Ro n bo n i n y 1 A s . s s n i o s s c s Dominion Ro , Hi sbo o Ro o ns o n Ro . 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A community open day is on Saturday with walkers setting the pace from noon to 1.30pm and cyclists riding from 2pm to 2.30pm. Visitors can see things along the route including tyre track designs by Helensville artist Jeff Thomson which adorn the orange noise walls. The colour is reflective of Hobsonville s clayworks history, along with the Clarks Lane footbridge, a banana bridge that features artworks representa- tive of the area. There are also about 400,000 native plants and large swales providing an environmental touch. Drivers can expect changes to traffic patterns, especially in the morning and afternoon peaks after it opens on August 7. The new motorway will be a big step forward in providing more reliable travel times and improving safety by moving thousands of vehicles away from local roads, but there will be some hold-ups during the peaks, and it will not stop all congestion in northwest Auck- land, NZ Transport Agency regional manager Tommy Parker says. Morning queues are expected to occur near Westgate when traffic on the Hobsonville motorway merges with city bound vehicles on the north- western motorway. In the afternoon, queues are expected on Upper Harbour Highway at the Constellation Drive intersection with the northern motorway. There could also be queues where the Brigham Creek roundabout narrows to one lane heading northwest. The NZTA advises drivers to plan to use the new routes: Travelling east on the new SH16 extension, there is no off- ramp at Westgate, the first available exit is at Lincoln Rd Travelling from Kumeu to Westgate, use Fred Taylor Drive to Don Buck Rd (old SH16) Travelling from Kumeu to the North Shore, use Brigham Creek Rd Ramp signals will operate at the new SH18 motorway on- ramps and the Westgate entrance to the northwestern motorway. Cameras will monitor traffic flows from the Joint Traffic Operations Centre at Smales Farm to help clear congestion the morning bottleneck on SH16 earlier. Visit www.nzta.govt.nz/ hobsonville for more information. Lions take pride in year of service There s a new look for Huapai- Kumeu Lions following its annual election of officers. Out-going president Gary Moss says the club has worked on projects and given financial sup- port to Riverhead Scouts, the Kumeu band, digital talking books for the blind, Riverhead School, NZ Blood Bank, Massey High School young speechmaker. Members also helped with the Daffodil Day and blind appeal. Mr Moss says the club also gave the biggest cash donation in its 41-year history to the Christ- church Earthquake Appeal -- $13,595. The club hopes to have funds for its shelter at the Kumeu cemetery before the end of the year. The club is also involved with the nationwide initiative collect- ing old coins for youth projects. Mr Moss says with a membership of 30, the club was in good heart. Gavin Bertelsen is the club s 42nd president, installed by dis- trict governor Michael Kemp from Te Kauwhata. Other officers: First vice-president John Wilson, second vice-president Geoff Butt, third vice-president John Humph- rey, directors Alan Rogers, Karl Harber, Colin Boggust and Peter Orr, tail twisters David Mason and Brian Keys, treasurer Gra- ham Andrew, secretary Roger Davis. The club has dinner meetings on the first and third Tuesdays of the month. West writing contest hits 25th year Got a tale to tell? If you re a bud- ding author here s your chance to be recognised. Entries are now open for the 25th Western Districts Short Story Competition. Organiser David Knight expects the contest to attract entries from around the country. Mr Knight started the compe- tition in 1986 when he was part of the Western Districts Writers Society. that used to meet at Rutherford High School. When the school told the cre- ative writing group it would have to pay to use a classroom Mr Knight came up with the idea of holding a short story competition to help cover costs. The annual competition usually attracts up to 400 entries and has been successful for nor-west residents in the past, including Helensville resident Anne Martin. To enter send a stamped, self- addressed envelope to WDSSC, PO Box 83-065 Edmonton, 0652 Auckland, or email wdssc@xtra. co.nz to request an entry form. Entries must be 2000 words or less and have to be in by Sept- ember 30. The competition includes an open category and a junior section divided into intermediate and secondary categories for students. The entry fee is $5 in the open section and $1 for juniors. Winners will be announced in November and there are cash prizes worth $1700 to be won.
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