Nor West News : February 2nd 2012
www.nor-westnews.co.nz 5 NOR-WEST NEWS, FEBRUARY 2, 2012 NEWS Due to Waitangi Day all Auckland Council rubbish, recycling and paper collections will be one day later than usual. This will affect collections for the week starting Monday 6 February (Waitangi Day). Please see the table below for your new collection day: Find out more: phone 09 301 0101 or visit www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz Waitangi Day OG_AC0600_SUB2 Waitangi Day rubbish and recycling collection changes Usual collection day New collection day Monday 6 February Tuesday 7 February Tuesday 7 February Wednesday 8 February Wednesday 8 February Thursday 9 February Thursday 9 February Friday 10 February Friday 10 February Saturday 11 February Normal collection schedule resumes on Monday 13 February 2012 AUCKLAND'S BEST KEPT SECRET FANTASTIC GOLF SPECIALS! 2 Great Deals at Huapai Designed with You in Mind Week Day Membership (Mon to Fri) $499.00 + gst OR Join for 3 months over the Summer period Play Sunday through Friday For ONLY $299.00 + gst Some conditions apply Contact Huapai Golf Club 09 412 8809 xtn 2 or send an email to email@example.com for more details 4347383AA We have just moved from Murray Way, Waimauku to Awa Road and our beloved family cat called SMOOCH went missing on Saturday 28th January. He is black and white and a little timid but he should come to you if you call him. We would LOVE to have him back. If you think you have seen him can you please phone us. Donna or Brendon Miers 412-5014 or 027-304-9649 LOST Smooch TAUPAKI GOJU RYU KARATE For confidence, fitness and self defense Train in the traditional Goju Ryu style as taught by Miyazato Sensei from the Junokan in Okinawa -- the birth place of karate. Tuesdays & Thursdays Taupaki Hall Junior: (7-13yrs) 6.00pm - 7.00pm Senior: (13yrs +) 7.15pm - 8.30pm Contact: Sensei Bryan Williams (3rd dan black belt) 412 9768 4340676AA Call 412 5536 Had enough of that annoying recurring back pain? Tried everything and still no relief? We may be able to help! now for an appointment. 8 Shamrock Drive, Kumeu Dr's Chris and Nolene McMaster adjust H adapt H thrive Road to remain in public ownership By DELWYN DICKEY Paper road: The Environment Court has found in favour of keeping the Higham paper road in public ownership. Protesters are claiming victory in the battle over a South Head paper road. The road will stay in public ownership after the Environment Court rejected a bid to with- draw from a contro- versial proposal to stop portions of the Higham paper road and instead use an alternate route to give public access to the Kaipara Harbour. Two years ago the for- mer Rodney District Council agreed to stop the unformed paper road which cuts through Janet and Noel Higham s South Head Peninsula farm. The road could give public pedestrian and potentially four- wheel-drive beach access to the harbour. When the council agreed to swap it for land giving access ending in swamp and mangrove there was an outcry by residents with protesters marching through Helensville. Public submissions were overwhelmingly against the proposal, including those from the former Auckland Reg- ional Council, South Head Action Group -- SHAG, the Council for Outdoor Recreational Associations of New Zea- land and the Auckland Four Wheel Drive Club. There is little beach access on the peninsula to the harbour with Shelly Beach having the only boat ramp, and river access at Parakai. Higham s beach af- fords boat launching capability and is a sandy beach free of mangroves. The Highams had established a camp at the beach. Mostly school and church groups used it, the public having no access without per- mission. They cited safety issues for wanting the paper road closed. An Environment Court decision was requested with the new Auckland Council opting to con- tinue the stance taken by the former Rodney Dis- trict Council. When an interim decision by the court included the par- ties discussing access for both public and campers, with vehicle access, parking provided and a reserve established, the Auckland Council and the Highams wanted to withdraw the appli- cation. The court felt this was an attempt to avoid a two-year stand down period in any further proceedings and ruled it as likely to amount to an abuse of process. The court reversed the road stopping -- leaving the paper road intact. Fire brigade gains from Z funding Well-deserved: Representatives from community groups receive a funding boost from Z Kumeu staff. Voting for your favourite com- munity group in or benefiting nor-west has paid off for petrol- pumpers. The first nor-west Z Energy station in Kumeu encouraged customers to use their tokens to vote for the Kumeu Volunteer Fire Brigade, Hospice West Auckland, the North West Community Patrol Trust and the Youth Development Trust/ FYD Waitakere. The station then shared $5000 among the groups with the fire brigade taking the popu- larity vote and gaining $2250, Hospice gaining $1750 and the others $500 each. Z Kumeu s retailer, John Lambert of Western Gas Ltd, says helping community groups is one of the aims for their business, along with trying to bring the service back into ser- vice station with forecourt concierges and providing good food with specialist staff. Z is jointly owned by the New Zealand Superannuation Fund and Kiwi company Inf- ratil.
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