North Shore Times : December 23rd 2010
7 NORTH SHORE TIMES, DECEMBER 23, 2010 NEWS www.wallacecotton.com Takapuna • Newmarket • Birkenhead • Wellington Freephone 0800 222 122 New Store NOW OPEN 6-10 Como St, Takapuna *Terms & Conditions. Special Conditions apply. AIRFARES: Basedon ying Air NZ in Economy classfrom Auckland. Departure tax included. Air NZ aircraft type 777- 220 & 747-400 scheduled Nov 2010 & can be subject to change. GENERAL: Sales until sold out. All prices are per person in NZD & subject to availability. Inclusive of all ticketable, govt taxes & airline charges, includes NZ & Australian departure fees & fare is part of the new Air NZ fares that allow baggage, in-seat entertainment, movies, meal and drinks. Prices are correct at the time of printing & are subject to change without notice. Cancellation fees apply. Events beyond our control such as currency uctuations & changes to the price of aviation fuel may result in price variations. Tour is subject to minimum numbers. ^Double Fly Buys o er valid for speci ed product only purchased at United Travel Mairangi Bay when booked & paid in full. Further terms & conditions apply, ask in store. UT0513 The BIGGEST Aviation Event in Australasia Attention aviation enthusiasts! United Travel Mairangi Bay Shop 3, North Plaza, 408 Beach Rd (09) 478 7665 firstname.lastname@example.org Call, email or phone now for your full itinerary, costings & registration form today! All travellers on this tour receive double Fly Buys points!^ An aviation event not to be missed. Join United Travel Mairangi Bay for a ve day tour featuring the 2011 Australian International Air Show Tour in Avalon, Victoria Australia. Join your personal tour escort Chris Harrop (owner of United Travel Mairangi Bay) on Auckland s North Shore on this wonderful few days away to this very special event. Chris is a passionate aviation enthusiast with nearly 30 years experience in escorting groups and working in the travel industry and has experienced on many occasions the fabulous "Avalon show." Includes: • Return economy class airfares from Auckland to Melbourne • Exclusive coach airport transfers Melbourne to City of Geelong • Two nights accommodation in Geelong including breakfast daily • Full day entrance and exclusive coach transport to the Australian International Air Show, Victoria, Gold pass entrance with preferred grandstand seating in front of runway and access to Gold pass enclosure, exclusive food outlets and bar, plus souvenir programme •SightseeingtouraroundGeelongandtransporttoMelbourne • 2 nights accommodation in Melbourne including daily bu et breakfast Departs: Friday 4 March 2011 The 2011 Australian International Air Show Tour - Victoria, Australia 3384868AA BOXING DAY STARTS EARLY * Off recommended retail price. Bikes may have been advertised and sold below retail from time to time. Models vary from store to store. ON NOW! HURRY INTO ONE OF THESE GREAT STORES BIKE BARN ALBANY 61C Paul Matthews Road Phone 09 414 5395 BIKE BARN TAKAPUNA 81 Barry s Point Road Phone 09 486 2065 OPENING HOURS LATE NIGHT THURSDAY UNTIL 8PM Monday -- Friday 9:00am -- 5:30pm Saturday 9:00am -- 5:00pm Sunday 10:00am -- 5:00pm New Zealand'S BIGGEST Range of Kid's Bikes $99 M ONLY OO FRO FR FRO 2011 JAGUAR & FREE SPIRIT MTB WERE UP TO $399 $299 NOW • Men's and ladie's oversized gusseted frame • Zoom suspension fork • 21 speed Shimano components • 36 hole alloy rims JD BUG TRAINING BIKES Nanny Billy Were up to $229.99 NOW $99 T3 lane restrictions extend their reach By JODEAL CADACIO New rules: Onewa Rd's T3 lane has been extended to part of Lake Rd. Auckland Transport has activated a new transit lane network around Onewa Rd, drawing an outcry from motorists. The T3 lanes -- restric- ted to vehicles with three or more people on board, buses, taxis, motorbikes and bicycles -- now cover part of Lake Rd feeding into Onewa Rd. Transport external communications man- ager Sharon Hunter says the transit lane has been operational since Mon- day after the completion of the Onewa Rd upgrade project. The lane operates from 6.30am to 9am, Monday to Friday and covers 370 metres of Lake Rd from the Onewa Rd intersec- tion. It continues 320 metres on the motorway- bound direction of Onewa Rd ending just past Bruce St. They join the existing T3 lane from Highbury to Lake Rd, providing a continuous T3 lane from Birkenhead Ave to about 250 metres before the motorway on-ramps and Sylvan Ave intersection. Ms Hunter says the decision to extend the lanes to Lake Rd was made by the North Shore City Council. Certain factors were considered including a Onewa Rd vehicle occu- pancy survey showing 65 percent of motorway bound commuters were using the T3 lanes dur- ing the morning peak. More than 300 vehi- cles and 66 buses were found to be using the lane legally. The same survey tagged Onewa Rd as the most used transit lane on the Shore and is a key link to the Northern Busway. Ms Hunter says extending the lane will ensure bus users and carpoolers enjoy its benefits. That decision has also been endorsed by Auck- land Transport, which has taken over respons- ibility for the region's roads. She says, however, the organisation will moni- tor lane use to determine whether the designation remains the most useful option. The North Shore Times has received a number of calls and letters criticising the Lake Rd transit lane as unnecessary and the main cause of traffic build-up. Hillcrest resident John McClintock says drivers in the non-marked lane sit in absolute frus- tration as the lane builds back to the Raleigh Rd roundabout. To find out more about the T3 lanes and how to use them, visit www. aucklandtransport.govt.nz or call 355-3553. A Christmas Day dinner The Takapuna Metho- dist Church is holding a free community dinner at 11.30am on Christmas Day. The dinner will in- clude live entertainment and transport can be arranged for those who need it. The event is supported by St Joseph's Catholic Church, St George's Presbyterian Church and St Peter's Anglican Church. Phone 489-4590 or email takapuna email@example.com for more information.
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