North Shore Times : January 6th 2011
3 NORTH SHORE TIMES, JANUARY 6, 2011 NEWS 3367455AB Weekly clinics held at our St Lukes Clinic For more information please call WONS, Nursing, Education & Health Promotion Services on 846 7886 ext 0. FREE Cervical Smear Clinics **No appointments necessary. Certain criteria applies** The WONS mobile cervical screening van will be onsite on the following dates: Tuesday 11th & Thursday 27th January Glenfeld Work & Income Offce (car park) 1 Peach Rd, Glenfeld Van onsite 9.30am - 3pm Wednesday 19th & Friday 28th January Birkenhead Work & Income Offce (car park) 87 Birkenhead Ave Birkenhead Van onsite 9.30am - 3pm Wednesday 26th January North Shore Hospital (car park) Shakespeare Road, Takapuna Van onsite from 9.30am - 3pm International Qualifcations available www.collegeofcamille.co.nz Enrol now for January Travel the South Island on our privately chartered train and see stunning scenery not viewed from the road. Rail travel includes the length of the Southern Main Trunk -- Bluff to Picton, the scenic West Coast line Westport to Greymouth through the Buller Gorge, TranzAlpine route through the Alps and Taieri Gorge Train. 15 days departs 27 April 2011 South Island Rail Tour Escorted Coach Tours South Island Coach Tour Discover the South Island's early heritage and see some of New Zealand's most stunning scenery. South Canterbury, Otago, Southland & Mt Cook. Includes return flights to Christchurch. Optional: Ellerslie Flower Show 11 days departs 28 February 2011 Explore the diversity of the Wild South with its rugged & wind swept coastlines of the Catlins to the pristine beauty of Stewart Island. Includes 2 nights in the Catlins & 3 nights on Stewart Island 9 days departs 22 March 2011 Stewart Island & Catlins Get off the beaten track, discover the East Cape & Pacific Coast with its rocky coastlines & sandy beaches. See the lighthouse on NZ's most easterly point. Includes Hicks Bay, Gisborne & Napier. 8 days departs 17 March 2011 East Cape & Pacific Coast For further information phone Shavourn Twilight Travel & Tours Phone 0800 999 887 or (09) 478 5424 www.twilighttravel.co.nz TAANZ Bonded Travel Agent A member of the Travel Managers Group Tours include pick up from home UK friends coming for charity By SARAH CODDINGTON On ya bike: Leo Ingleson is cycling with friends from the United Kingdom to raise money for the Cancer Society. Photo: BEN WATSON Leo Ingleson is persuading his British buddies to fly to New Zealand to help him out with a cycle for charity. The Forrest Hill resident, who is orig- inally from England, will be cycling from Cape Reinga to Wellington to raise funds for the Cancer Society. His university friends, Daniel Thomas-Keeping, Justin Hardy and Gary Walton will be paying their own way to get to New Zealand to join him on the journey. Mr Ingleson says the journey comes at a particularly poignant time for him because a close friend s mother recently died of cancer. The plan is to cycle the 1200km in 11 days. The team of four is being supported by a range of businesses including, Suns- mart New Zealand, Hedgehog bikes and North Shore company STX Electronics donated a website. Go to cycle4cancer.co.nz to make a donation to Leo and his friends. Road workers take a break By JODEAL CADACIO Wayne Mapp Work on the $8 million Lake Rd upgrade project resumes on January 10 after contractors come back from a two-week shutdown during the holiday period. Auckland Transport says residents will have a brief res- pite from construction as workers take a well-deserved break with their families. The construction work went into full gear in July after the former North Shore City Council granted a designation change to allow activities out- side normal work hours. This was to enable contractor Fulton Hogan to finish work in 12 months or three months earlier than the original 15-month target. But North Shore MP Wayne Mapp is among those ques- tioning why the project is taking so long. Devonport-Takapuna Local Board chairman Chris Darby says the project is on time and on budget. Mr Darby says there is nothing in the contract which requires workers to be there over the holidays. Close look at CCTVs on streets THE USE of security cameras to battle crime is the subject of a review ordered by Auckland mayor Len Brown. The review is one of the 100 projects launched by Mr Brown in the first 100 days of the Auckland Council. Auckland Council wants to know how best to co-ordinate the use of existing closed circuit television systems and extend their use in association with police, town centres, business associations and residents. Private businesses, associ- ations and agencies other than council own the vast majority of CCTV systems operating in the streets of Auckland. There are believed to be around 550 CCTV cameras in North Shore with about 240 council-owned. Northcote Business Associ- ation is among those who have installed them in town centre for security reasons and North Harbour Business Association uses the cameras to monitor traffic conditions. Council-owned cameras in northern busway stations have proved their worth. Among those caught out on camera were two vandals who caused $25,000 worth of dam- age at Sunnynook bus station in 2008, who were later sentenced to six weeks in jail. Reported crime increased in all three of Auckland s police districts last year. It increased by between 1.2 percent in Wai- temata, 1.6 percent in Auckland city and 6.9 percent in Counties Manukau. The use of CCTV is a proven tool in solving crime and mak- ing people feel safer, Mr Brown says. We can reduce crime in Auckland by co-ordinating the way we use CCTV. We owe it to our people to make them feel as safe as we can in our streets. Record attempt falls short An attempt by the GirlGuiding com- munity to make the world s longest bra chain fell short by more than 30,000 garments. GirlGuiding New Zealand had hoped to collect 200,000 bras and hook them up this month to break the Guinness World Record for the longest bra chain. They collected 130,000 bras over the last seven months. The existing record of 166,000, held by Australia, took three years. The attempt was part of a breast cancer awareness campaign. The best quality bras will be sent to women in countries in need once the record is achieved.
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