North Shore Times : January 20th 2011
8 NORTH SHORE TIMES, JANUARY 20, 2011 NEWS Auckland Anniversary Weekend 2011 Sat 29, Sun 30 & Mon 31 January NZ's largest seafood restaurant! With more seafood than ever before, the Auckland Seafood Festival is the place to be this Anniversary weekend! You could even win $1,000 worth of dining at Auckland's top restaurants! There's crispy whitebait fritters, juicy salmon kebabs, seafood paella, seafood pizza, and so much more. Plus a great selection of local and international wines, beers, and cider, and entertainment for young and old. Tickets are just $15, and kids under 13 are free! To book or find out more, go to aucklandseafoodfestival.co.nz DON'T MISS OUT -- TICKETS ONLY $15!* *No additional booking fee. AFM0246/20x4 NEW VENUE! Now in the Viaduct beside the Maritime Museum www.aucklandseafoodfestival.co.nz Find ways to stay clear of Lake Rd By JODEAL CADACIO Auckland Transport is encouraging Devonport motorists to consider cycling, walking and using buses as work on Lake Rd intensifies. Project manager Kimdon Nguyen says a major reconstruction of the traffic lanes between Jutland Rd and Esmonde Rd is programmed to start later this month or early March and delays are expected. He says the fewer vehicles on the road the better it will be for everyone. Now is the time to start considering al- ternative transport plans to avoid possible delays during work on the traffic lanes,'' he says. Mr Nguyen says ferry services at Devonport, Stanley Bay and Bayswater are a sound alternative for Devonport residents working in the Auck- land CBD. There is free parking at Bayswater Marina for ferry users and there are frequent feeder buses. He says for those who need to travel on the North Shore, carpooling or catching the bus would signifi- cantly ease the load on Lake Rd during the upgrade. He says a great alternative for cyclists and walkers is the 6km Green Cycle Route that runs between Devon- port and Takapuna, a picturesque network of paths, boardwalks and quiet residential ave- nues weaving through parks, mangroves and heritage areas. The route can be accessed from Bays- water or Eversleigh Rd. From Bayswater, the 3.1km route to Esmonde Rd will take 15 minutes to bike or 50 minutes to walk. From Eversleigh Rd to Esmonde Rd, it will take 10 minutes by bike or 30 minutes' walking to cover the 1.8km. He says there is also the personal journey planning service avail- able for residents needing one-on-one information and quick answers about the best way of getting around the area. Visit www.maxx.co.nz for ferry and bus timetables, www. rideshare.co.nz to connect with other carpoolers, www. aucklandtransport. govt.nz to see a map of the gree cycle route or email Debbie.Lang@ aucklandtransport.govt. nz for the personal journey service. Volunteer lifeguards' trip By LISA HONEYBONE Due to incorrectly sup- plied information, the North Shore Times reported on December 30 that three volunteer lifeguards would be the first to circumnavigate the country in a craft less than four metres. In 2006 Murrays Bay resident Jeremy Burfoot circumnavigated New Zealand on a jetski with friend Brad Burton to raise awareness of the dangers of skin cancer.
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