Nor West News : March 15th 2012
www.nor-westnews.co.nz 6 NOR-WEST NEWS, MARCH 15, 2012 NEWS The new rules come into on Sunday Two give way rules are changing Top of the 'T' goes before me Learn the new rules at www.giveway.govt.nz Same signs or signals No signs or signals (In all these images the red car gives way.) If you're turning right, give way This rule will apply at intersections where two vehicles are facing no signs or signals, or the same signs or signals. You will need to give way to left turning vehicles coming from the opposite direction if you are turning right. To make our roads safer, two of the give way rules are changing. These changes will affect all drivers, riders, pedestrians and cyclists. Remember to share the road, obey all road signs and signals, and make sure you know the new rules. When you're turning right from the bottom of a T-intersection with no signs or signals, you will need to give way to all vehicles at the top of the T. So at all T-intersections and driveways, including public driveways such as at a supermarket or hospital, think 'Top of the T goes before me'. 1015_MC_0312 For more info: 09 301 0101 hazmobile.govt.nz Drop off your household hazardous waste The Hazmobile will be collecting household hazardous waste from 10am to 2pm on Saturday 24 March 2012 by the Helensville Community Recycling Centre. OG_AC0674_NWN2 For free, you can drop-off the following*: " household chemicals such as cleaners, disinfectants, polishes and pool chemicals; " houshold garden chemicals such as pesticides and herbicides (no fertilisers); " DIY products such as solvents, glues and wood preservatives; " batteries; " mobile phones; " lead based paint and marine anti-fouling paint only. *Commercial hazardous waste will not be accepted. Household paint can be taken to any participating Resene ColorShop. Go to www.resene. co.nz/paintwise for more information. Used engine oil can be taken to any Repco store. Go to www.oilrecycling.org.nz FREE CHILDCARE for 3-5 year olds (7am-6pm)* FREE KINDY for 3-5 year olds (8:45-2:45)* 5/21 Oraha Road ,Kumeu PH 412 5325 Phone Jo for more information email@example.com *conditions apply Don't miss out ...... spaces filling fast! [ Plenty of love & nurturing [ Under 3 year olds $35 per day* [ Nappies included for u2's [ Warm and cosy Nursery environment [ Healthy home style meals [ Amazing qualified Teachers & excellent educational programme [ Open 7am-6pm and plenty of easy onsite parking [ Phone now to enquire and arrange a visit Running for 40 years Old hand: Keith MacKinlay is celebrating his 40th anniversary of Round the Bays. Photo: LISA HONEYBONE By LISA HONEYBONE Keith MacKinlay has run every Round the Bays since its inception 40 years ago. He did the first few and thought he may as well keep on going. It s a great event where all Aucklanders get together, he says. Mr MacKinlay says the run has changed a fair bit over the years. The first few started at the Auckland Town Hall and ran down a deserted Queen St in the days when shops closed on Saturdays. It then shifted to Victoria Park for a few years before moving to the current waterfront location. Mr MacKinlay says the event really started to expand after 10 years. What began as a com- petitive race is now a lot more relaxed and social, he says. There s a nice mix of runners and walkers, some of who dress up. It adds a new dimen- sion of colour and flair, he says. Mr MacKinlay says the day has become an institution. A big percentage of Aucklanders have done it at least once, he says. His fastest time was 36 minutes and last year he ran the 8.4km course in 45 minutes. Mr MacKinlay plans to keep on doing it for as long as he can. It s a good incentive to train, he says. The Ports of Auckland Round the Bays is one of the world s largest fun- runs with nearly 40,000 registered entrants and an estimated 70,000 participants. It is a joint collaboration between the Auckland Joggers Club and Fairfax Media, parent company of Sub- urban Newspapers and the Nor-west News. This year s course starts in Quay St on Sunday at 9am and finishes along the water- front at St Heliers Bay. Entry is $15 for adults and $10 for children 16 years old and under. Proceeds will go to the Child Cancer Foun- dation, Garden to Table Trust and the Make a Wish Foundation. Visit www.roundthe bays.co.nz to enter. Reporter Lisa Honey- bone is ready to run Ports of Auckland Round the Bays. Check out her blog at www.nor-west news.co.nz.
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