Nor West News : April 19th 2012
www.nor-westnews.co.nz 5 NOR-WEST NEWS, APRIL 19, 2012 NEWS ANZAC Day rubbish and recycling collection changes Due to the ANZAC Day holiday, most* Auckland Council kerbside household rubbish, recycling and paper collections will be one day later than usual. This will affect collections starting Wednesday 25 April (ANZAC Day). Please see the table below for your new collection day. Usual collection day New collection day Monday 23 April No change Tuesday 24 April No change Wednesday 25 April (Anzac Day) Thursday 26 April Thursday 26 April Friday 27 April Friday 27 April Saturday 28 April Normal collection schedule resumes on Monday 30 April *Exceptions • Parnell/Newmarket area: no changes to Thursday night rubbish collections (red lidded wheelie bins) • North Shore and Waitakere: no change to business' evening kerbside rubbish bag, recycling and paper/cardboard collections • Rodney: contact your local private rubbish collection provider to confirm ANZAC day schedule. For more info: phone 09 301 0101 or visit www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz OG_AC0742_SUB HAVE YOUR SAY ON NEW COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE POLICIES We are asking for your views on: the draft Community Occupancy Policy: available for feedback now until Friday 27 April the draft Facility Partnership Policy: available for feedback now until Friday 27 April the draft Community Funding Policy: available for feedback from 23 April until Friday 18 May. Now is the time to give your feedback on how Auckland Council provides community funding, leases council-owned buildings and land, and partners with community groups to develop or upgrade facilities. Weve created three new policies to provide consistency across the region and to ensure all community groups are treated fairly. You can give you feedback online at www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/haveyoursay or by picking up a submission pack from any Auckland Council library, service centre, local board offce or community centre. OG_AC0982_SUB Airbase ready for more years Home base: A RNZAF Lockhead C130 Hercules sits on the runway at Whenuapai airbase. Whenuapai airbase has officially re- opened after a $35 million upgrade. The timing couldn t be better because this month marks the air force s 75th anniversary. The work included reconstruction of the main runway and taxiways, improved stormwater drainage and new airfield lighting. Air Vice-Marshal Peter Stockwell attended the ceremony and says it has been an important project for the air force. The completed works will extend the life of the airfield by around 40 years and support military operations into the future, he says. The airbase was built just before WorldWarII.ItishometotheNo5 Squadron s P-3K Orion aircraft, No 6 Squadron s Seasprite helicopters and the Boeing 757 and C130 Hercules air- craft of No 40 Squadron. Waves of waste: Riverhead artist Mark Cross has a display in Parnell this month including this Gyre Vortex- Jetsom Collection piece. Gallery lands rare display of artworks Visit nor-westnews.co.nz to watch a video of a time lapse production of the Leaf Gatherers painting. Realist paintings by Mark Cross of Riverhead are on show in Parnell. The display is at the Pierre Peeters gallery and includes his popular Leaf Gatherers piece. Exhibitions by Mr Cross are rare in New Zealand because of his penchant for travel and exhibiting overseas. Past displays have depicted humanistic dramas in the landscapes of different countries. Mr Cross used the Kaipara during the 1980s as a backdrop for his ponderings on the human condition. He cycled in Western China, from Lhasa to Kathmandu through the Himalayas in 2007. He also journeyed more than 10,000km by car from Paris to the Greek Isles and back, visiting 12 countries. Visit ppg.net.nz for more information on the exhibition. Schools take on partnership Learning Infrastructure Partners will be responsible for the design, construc- tion, finance and maintenance of the new Hobsonville Point primary and secondary schools for the next 25 years. It is New Zealand s first school prop- erty public private partnership with the Ministry of Education. The school will open at the beginning of 2013 with Hobsonville Point Secondary School starting the year after. Associate Min- ister of Education Craig Foss says the Board of Trustees and school leader- ship will not have to worry about maintaining school property as it will be the responsibility of the private partner. Having a private partner managing school facilities will give the school board and teaching staff more time to focus on student learning, he says.
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