North Shore Times : January 20th 2011
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The agency says the next stage of investigations focuses on extending the busway by another 16km, with the section from Constellation Drive to Albany park and ride to get the highest priority. Transport agency regional director Stephen Town says engineering consul- tancy Beca has been appointed to scope the route from Constel- lation Drive to Silverdale and test it against other options for extending the busway. Mr Town says there is a need to protect land now for the route because any busway extension will have to be built in a rapidly- developing area in Auckland. He says extending the busway is the agen- cy’s long-term objective and will be built in stages, with the Con- stellation Drive to Albany station section the first priority. ‘‘Public transport is critical to contributing to economic growth in the region by reducing peak time congestion and we’re planning now to ensure the busway continues to meet Auckland’s needs in the future,’’ Mr Town says. He says although construction was sev- eral years away a route needs to be protected now. Mr Town says Beca’s investigation is expected to take a year to complete and Auck- land Council and Auck- land Transport will be consulted. The 6.2km, four-lane busway opened in February 2008, sharply boosting passenger numbers and providing quicker bus journeys from the Shore and the Auckland CBD. Author and glade’s creator farewelled By SARAH CODDINGTON Looking back: Mabel ‘‘Polly’’ Pollock at the reopening of Mary Barrett Glade. She is pictured with deputy chief of navy Bruce Pepperell, left, and Captain Fred Keating, commander of the navy base in Devonport. Photo: BEN WATSON OBITUARY Devonport identity Mabel ‘‘Polly’’ Pollock, creator of the Mary Barrett Glade, has died, aged 83. Over 17 years she transformed unused navy land in Ngataringa Bay into a haven of native fauna as a memorial to her daughter Mary Barrett who died from cancer in 1989. The grandmother of nine and great-grandmother of two cele- brated the reopening of the glade in August. The navy, which took over man- agement of the glade, had closed it down to enable its gardening and landscaping staff to work on a new track. Consent had been gained from the North Shore City Council and Historic Places Trust. Mrs Pollock said at the opening it was her dream to create a haven for the preservation, conservation and exhibition of natural flora and fauna. About 4000 kauri trees were planted by Mrs Pollock at the glade. ‘‘Seeing people and children walk- ing and running through the glade fills my heart with joy and I love it,’’ she said. Mrs Pollock was also an acclaimed author and released two autobiographies – To Wed, to Weep, to Wander and The Children from the Lighthouse. Experiences recalled in the books included becoming one of the first female taxi drivers in New Zealand and when she first started working as a nurse aide at the age of 16. For a decade Mrs Pollock worked promoting an alternative New Zea- land national flag. Her flag featured a Kiwi and two New Zealand ferns. She also wrote a national song called the Harmony Song. Mrs Pollock was the daughter of lighthouse keepers Hugh and Doro- thy Maria Jamieson and married Horace McDonald Pollock. She was the mother of Keith, Brian, Hugh and the late Mary Barrett. A memorial service was held on Saturday at North Harbour Chapel in Albany.
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