North Shore Times : February 10th 2011
10 NORTH SHORE TIMES, FEBRUARY 10, 2011 NEWS TRAVEL ALTERNATIVES DURING THE LAKE RD UPGRADE FERRY TO AUCKLAND NORTHERN PASS With the much needed upgrade under way and Lake Road already at capacity, travel delays are inevitable. So, there has never been a better time to catch a ferry or bus, share a ride or get into walking and cycling. Being able to take a ferry to Auckland is one of the great perks of living on the peninsula. Not only can you sit back and enjoy the view, you avoid queuing in traffic and can get to Britomart in just 15 minutes, making it easy to connect with buses and trains for ongoing journeys. Two-hour, full day, seven-day and off peak multi-trip passes are available on all North Shore buses, providing great savings for people travelling within North Shore and to the CBD. Covers seven consecutive days of return travel on Devonport, Stanley Bay and Bayswater ferries to the CBD, bus to ferry connections and inner city train travel. *Pass price: $41 (that's as little as $5.85 per day). $5.85* DEVONPORT BAYSWATER PASS Search 'devonport bayswater pass' on www.maxx.co.nz for more info. For all bus, ferry and train timetables and fare infomation visit www.maxx.co.nz FOR MORE INFORMATION web www.aucklandtransport.govt.nz call (09) 355 3553 Kids striving to be gazillionaires Young inventors: Sasha Belan-Hudson, 9, and Lucy Plant, 10, from Beach Haven are finalists in the ASB Gazillionaire competition which taps into Kiwi kids entrepreneurial spirit. Photo: BEN WATSON By LISA HONEYBONE Two kids with money- making ideas are ner- vously waiting to see if their invention is worthy of making them a Gazil- lionaire. Lucy Plant and Sasha Belan-Hudson from Beach Haven are finalists in the ASB Gazillionaire compe- tition which taps into Kiwi kids entrepre- neurial spirit. Around 1000 kids between 7 and 14 years old from around the country entered the com- petition and Lucy and Sasha are among the 20 finalists. Lucy's invention Elevac combines an elephant-shaped ride-on kids toy with a miniature vacuum cleaner so toddlers can be entertained and clean the house at the same time. She says the Elevac can teach kids that they should try and clean up after themselves. Her younger sister inspired her idea because she often drops things, she says. Sasha's Kiwi Wave Rider is a new style of bodyboard. The keen swimmer designed it to be inflat- able so it is easy to store and transport. His idea first started as a school project then he decided to enter it into the competition. To enter the compe- tition the kids created a 60 second video on their invention. Visit www.creating futures.co.nz/sheep before February 11 to view the videos and vote.
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