North Shore Times : February 17th 2011
2 NORTH SHORE TIMES, FEBRUARY 17, 2011 NEWS Office Ph 489 4189 Fax 486 1950 Editor Peter Eley email: firstname.lastname@example.org Sales Manager Alan Barr email: email@example.com Circulation Ph 525 2022 Fax 580 1648 email: firstname.lastname@example.org Classifieds Ph 525 2100 Fax 580 1643 email: clsad@snl co nz 69,797 Audited Circulation (ABC Jan-Dec '09.) Delivered each Tuesday/Thursday/ Friday to Albany, Beach Haven, Bayswater, Bayview, Belmont, Birkdale, Birkenhead, Brookfield, Browns Bay, Bushlands, Campbells Bay, Castor Bay, Chatswood, Chester Park, Devonport, Forrest Hill, Glenfield, Greenhithe, Hillcrest, Mairangi Bay, Meadowood, Milford, Murrays Bay, Northcote, Northcross, Okura, Paremoremo, Pinehill, Rothesay Bay, Schnapper Rock, Stanley Point, Sunnynook, Takapuna, Torbay, Unsworth Heights, Waiake, Wainoni, Westlake, Windsor Park. 1 Byron Ave, Takapuna. P.O. 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By JESS CANN Mayor Len Brown has bounced back from his past health issues to declare himself ready for the Ports of Auckland Round the Bays event on March 13. Mr Brown, who suffered a heart attack in 2008, has completely changed his routine and lifestyle to prepare for the 8.4km fun run. My heart attack gave me a new outlook on life, he says. Healthy food and reg- ular exercise have now become an integral part of my daily life. I am fighting fit and healthy. The mayor has been hitting the pavement almost every day as part of a regular fitness rou- tine as he trains for the event. Mr Brown will tackle the trek with a brisk and steady walk- ing pace with over 40,000 like-minded people alongside him. He urges more Auck- landers need to take part in race. It s in a beautiful, unique setting, out in the fresh air and hopefully sunshine. Doing something great for your health and wellbeing, and you will be taking part in an iconic event which brings Aucklanders together. Mr Brown saysprepar- ing for the Round The Bays has personal benefits as well. Money raised from the 2010 event was donated to three charitable trusts. One recipient was the Ronald McDonald House, which provides shelter and support for families up and down the country. Kidney Kids, Koru Care, Waitemata Harbour Clean-Up and Fairfax First Books will benefit from any money raised this year. Entry fee for adults is $15 and $10 for children 16 and under. Head to www.round thebays.co.nz for more information on how you can get involved. Go to www.north shoretimes.co.nz to see a clip from Sam Pillsbury's 1980 tele- vision documentary about the event. Fire near school By LISA HONEYBONE A small scrub fire near Northcross Intermedi- ate School classrooms is being treated as suspicious. Albany firefighter Graeme Butter says it was a small fire but had potential to be more dangerous as it was close to the school. Firefighters from East Coast Bays and Albany fire stations were called out at 12.15pm on Sunday. When dampening the fire they found a firework which may have played a part, Mr Butter says. Northcross Inter- mediate principal Jonathon Tredray says someone set fire to a ginger plant in the bush directly behind the school. It was about five or six metres from the corner of a classroom block and could have been quite disastrous, he says. The fire was put out within 10 minutes. No pain, no gain FROM Page 1 Auckland Transport has been there for five months now and should get on top of the job already. Spokeswoman Sharon Hunter says relocating major services and deal- ing with the nearly 40,000 vehicles that use Lake Rd every day has limited the amount of work that can be done at any one time. She says work con- ditions restricting loud construction to early in the evening or during the day also impact on con- struction timeframes. The project is due to be completed in June 2011 but efforts are being made to try to finish earlier, Auckland Trans- port says in a report to the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board. She says they are reviewing Northcote s T3 lane to determine whether it remains the most useful option. See P3 for MP Wayne Mapp's views on the project.
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