North Shore Times : February 10th 2011
16 NORTH SHORE TIMES, FEBRUARY 10, 2011 NEWS Now that I live at The Poynton... I no longer rely on my children... to do my lawns, keep the garden in shape, fix my house and clean the windows. I've stopped worrying about security and my own safety. easy target in my old house. Here, security systems nd the staff are always around. get lonely in my own home. lenty of things to do and some lovely places meet friends. +1/POY/NS/FEB Above comments reflect sentiments of our residents. I felt like an are great a III d d do o on n n't Th Th Ther e eeare e ep p p to o om m A grand, yet casual retirement lifestyle. Visit our Open Weekend this Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th February, 10am -- 4pm. You are warmly invited to see this superb retirement lifestyle village and view our stunning apartments in the heart of the North Shore. Visit 142 Shakespeare Road, Takapun a Browse www.thepoynton.co.nz Call 0800 638 543 BIKE A Series of Friendly Beginner Bike Rides 3 Apr: Albany area Join us for a social bike ride especially designed for beginners. The routes will include parks, off-road shared paths and quieter streets. The pace will be 'leisurely and no one will be left behind. A coffee stop will be included! There will be 3 rides over the summer so choose the one nearest you or come along for them all. Bikes will be available for those who don t have one. REGISTRATION IS ESSENTIAL. The Takapuna Go By Bike breakfast is your annual opportunity to join fellow cyclists and celebrate all things cycling. The event attracts more and more people every year, from those who cycle everyday to those who ride just once in a while. Join us for a delicious breakfast, fabulous entertainment, and be in to win the odd spot prize. REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED. Visit www.aucklandtransport.govt.nz or phone 355 3553 for more information. Traffic wardens issue reminders By JODEAL CADACIO Auckland Transport has rolled out a new initiat- ive giving car owners early notice to renew their licence or warrant of fitness before they expire. Parking and enforce- ment manager Eunan Cleary says the pro- gramme is about engag- ing the public and being proactive. The aim is to ensure that owners have roadworthy vehicles that are legally registered rather than hitting them with fines instantly. Parking wardens leave a reminder to vehicle owners about their licence or warrant of fit- ness expiring. Mr Cleary says more than 1100 of the bright yellow reminders were issued in January. All feedback we ve received from drivers so far has been positive. They have appreci- ated a reminder because often people simply don t realise their vehicle licence or warrant of fit- ness is due to expire, he says. On average Auckland Transport issues around 3000 tickets per month for failing to display a current vehicle licence and 2000 for expired warrants. Owners of unregistered or unwar- ranted vehicles can receive a fine of $200. Hui for helpers Disability organisations are invited to attend a hui to network with other providers. A panel discussion will be held on how organis- ations can work together across Auckland. The get-together will be held at the AMI Netball Centre on March 24 from 9.30am to 4.30pm. A free lunch is included. Registrations need to be made by March 18. Call Natalie Brunzel on 414-5360 or email her at Natalie@yesdisability. org.nz for more information.
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