North Shore Times : November 30th 2010
15 NORTH SHORE TIMES, NOVEMBER 30, 2010 NEWS ALBANY TIMBER DISTRIBUTORS NOVEMBER SPECIALS - ALL PRICES GST EXCLUSIVE 100x75 Posts H4 R/S 2.4................................ $8.95 ea 75x50 Rails H3 R/S 4.8................................... $9.22 ea 150x19 Palings H3 R/S 1.8 ............................ $2.30 ea 100x25 Std Grade H3 GT Decking ............... $.99 Lm 100x25 Mahogany GT Decking.................... $4.40 Lm 150x50 RAD H4 R/S....................................... $3.30 Lm Assorted Farm Packets from $50.00 Call in and see us. 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The new lanes will allow direct access to northbound and south- bound motorway on- ramps for vehicles leav- ing the park. Mr Henderson says the new lanes will also give Smales Farm sig- nificantly more capacity to move vehicles in and out of the park. Part of the project is the relocation of traffic lights closer to Northcote Normal Intermediate. Mr Henderson says the existing traffic signals are not close enough for students who endanger themselves by crossing an unmonitored section of Northcote Rd just outside the school. He says the changes will improve traffic flow in and out of the school and make it easier for pupils to use the signals to cross the road safely. Pedestrians and mo- torists will all benefit from the change. The project follows a private development agreement with the for- mer North Shore City Council, New Zealand Transport Agency and the school. For any issues call Mr Henderson on 488-2300 or John Leathern at Ross Reid Contractors on 274-6223. 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Japanese people can get support By JODEAL CADACIO Help is at hand for Jap- anese migrants aiming to find home sweet home on the North Shore. The Japanese Support Group has taken root at the Norman King Build- ing in Northcote which houses other services for the Shore s ethnic com- munities. Co-ordinator Shizuka Torii says the group caters for Japanese migrants having diffi- culty settling into their new home. We endeavour to pro- vide much needed sup- port for Japanese migrants in Auckland and solve problems such as acculturation stress, cross-cultural relation- ship challenges and social isolation, she says. Ms Torii says the ulti- mate goal is to help achieve their vision: New Zealand -- My Place In the World, among Japanese migrants. About 12,000 Japan- ese were recorded living in New Zealand at the 2006 census. Ms Torii says people come to them with a var- iety of concerns ranging from immigration and employment to cultural and family issues. They have certain expectations in coming here but upon arrival they find that things are different, she says. Ms Torii has been in New Zealand for 20 years. A registered psychotherapist, she is also a mental health adviser at Auckland Uni- versity. Assisting her is Yukiko Mitsugi who focuses on mental health issues. It is a free service supported by the Social Development Ministry and Raeburn House in Takapuna. Call Ms Torii on 021-0233-3898 or email email@example.com for more details. Money exchange made easy! Excellent choice: With nine branches Auckland-wide, Lotus Foreign Exchange offers competitive rates and no commission when it comes to money exchange. You ve planned your dream holiday, your bags are packed and now all that s left to do is get your foreign currency, but how do you ensure you don t end up having to pay a whopping commission fee when you get to the counter? People in the know head to one of Lotus Foreign Exchange Ltd s nine conveniently located Auckland branches. 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Franchises make up 5 percent of New Zealand s 476,558 small and medium sized businesses and the majority -- 94 percent -- are home-grown. The study found internationalisation was a chal- lenge. Only 23 percent are involved in international franchising although 32 percent have an overseas strategy plan.
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