North Shore Times : January 27th 2011
4 NORTH SHORE TIMES, JANUARY 27, 2011 NEWS A A AU UC C C CK KLLA AND AN NNIV VE ERSARY WE EEKEND 2 28 8- -3 3 31 JA ANU UA ARY Y Y 201111 RW_TEE0030_SUB FENCE-RITE SOLUTIONS Specialising in • Retaining Walls • Fences & Gates • Decks 97C Luckens Rd Massey Ph 0800 by fence Mob: 021 127 5590 AH: 416 5984 www.fence-ritesolutions.com • www.fence-ritesolutions.co.nz If you find similar item at lower price, we will match it and give you an extra 10% off EYERIGHT VISION RECOVERY IS CURRENTLY WORKING WITH PEOPLE UNDER 30 YEARS OF AGE* CALL TO BOOK YOUR FREE TRIAL TODAY. * Eligibility - Under 30 years. Eyesight must not be worse than 6.0 dioptre, no eye disease nor congenital abnormality. For indicative results please book for your free trial. RESTORE YOUR VISION SAFELY, QUICKLY AND FOR GOOD. EyeRight Vision Recovery is a way that you can recover vision without any physical contact with your eyes. Restoring your vision is about training the eye to see unaided, without glasses, contacts or laser surgery. The natural alternative to be able to achieve 20/20 vision. www.eyeright.com Busway plans get backing Plans to extend the North- ern Busway to Orewa have received strong backing from the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board. Our board is right behind the extension of the busway network and services to Silverdale and Orewa and is keen to assist in progressing this in any way we can,'' chairwoman Julia Parfitt says. The New Zealand Trans- port Agency is pushing on with investigations on extending the busway 16km to the north from Constellation Drive, with the section towards Albany park and ride to get pri- ority. She says the board believes the extension along with additional park- ing at Albany will boost accessibility to residents north of Constellation Drive. People from Rodney are riding south each day and competing with Albany and East Coast Bays residents to find parking in an increasingly full park and ride station. The reality is the demand required to make these services economically viable has already arrived,'' she says. Mrs Parfitt says the demand for more public transport services increases each day as pet- rol prices creep even higher and development forges ahead north. She says the board views the busway extension as a priority project for its area and its implementation is pivotal to future economic development, regional con- tribution and social well- being. The project will require smart design and careful planning and the board is keen to ensure on behalf of all current and future users it is done right, she says. We aim to work closely with the transport agency, Auckland Council and Auckland Transport on this project to ensure we deliver something that meets the needs of residents and enhances the economic and social well- being of the city as a whole,'' she says. Busway users have topped the six million mark since its opening in February 2008. Tunnelling for volunteers By LISA HONEYBONE Tunnel vision: John Crews was responsible for getting the Kennedy Park tunnels cleaned and restored in April last year. Photo: BEN WATSON New members are needed for the fast-growing Kennedy Park World War Two Installations Preservation Trust. Chairman John Crews says it needs people with research and administrative skills to help out on open days and just plain help''. The trust is also looking for World War Two artefacts that are linked to the North Shore defences because it is trying to build up a museum. The trust is holding its quarterly annual meeting on February 3 at the battery observation post at 7.30pm. All veterans of the 63rd battery 9th heavy (coastal) regiment Royal New Zealand Army are invited. The trust also wants to invite any residents who lived in Castor Bay or Campbells Bay from 1941 to 1956, along with any North Shore secondary school students and teachers. Mr Crews says the tunnel open days are continuing to attract a huge number of visitors. He says each month the trust likes to introduce some- thing new and different but it needs the community's help.
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