North Shore Times : January 15th 2013
www.northshoretimes.co.nz 2 NORTH SHORE TIMES, JANUARY 15, 2013 NEWS NZ Watermelon $2.99ea Sweet NZ Plums $1.99 a bag Freshly Picked NZ Sweetcorn 4 for $1.99 Californian Navel Oranges $1.99kg 5067873AD Fresh Fancy Lettuce .99 cents ea Crisp NZ Round Beans $1.49 a bag GET UP AND PORTS OF AUCKLAND ROUND THE BAYS 2013 SUNDAY 10TH MARCH TRAINING STARTS 21ST JANUARY Download a training schedule from roundthebays.co.nz Contact Us Ph 489 4189 Fax 486 1950 Editorial email: nsnews@snl co nz Editor Peter Eley Chief Reporter Liz Willis Sales Manager Alan Barr email: a barr@snl co nz Circulation Ph 525 2022 Fax 580 1648 email: delivery@snl co nz Classifieds Ph 525 2100 Fax 580 1643 email: firstname.lastname@example.org 73,488 Audited Circulation (ABC for 12mths to 31 Dec 11) 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, Fairview Heights, Forrest Hill, Glenfield, Greenhithe, Hillcrest, Mairangi Bay, Meadowood, Milford, Murrays Bay, Northcote, Northcross, Oteha, Pinehill, Rothesay Bay, Schnapper Rock, Stanley Point, Sunnynook, Takapuna, Torbay, Unsworth Heights, Waiake, Wainoni, Westlake, Windsor Park. 1 Byron Ave, Takapuna. Office Hours: 8.30am -- 5pm P.O. Box 33235. www.northshoretimes.co.nz Mark and Paulette Rowley For personal, professional service to all areas Phone 445-9800 (24 hours) Office and Chapel 16-18 Anne Street, Devonport www.rowleyfunerals.co.nz 5080079AA Don't close lanes says Wood By LIZ WILLIS Lane closures: Traffic delays loom for Shore workers in Auckland CBD with the closure of two lanes in Fanshawe street, councillor George Wood says. George Wood A traffic nightmare awaits Shore commuters heading back to work by car or bus into the Auck- land CBD after the holidays, councillor George Wood warns. But Mr Wood says the chaos could be eased if Transpower rethinks its decision to close two lanes of Fanshawe St from January to March for work on a major cabling project. Reducing the main arterial into Auckland city from the North Shore from the current four lanes to two and using the bus lane for general traffic will have disastrous impacts on traffic, especially in the morning peak hours, Mr Wood says. This will be the case once businesses in the Auckland CBD return to full staffing. The dur- ation of bus trips from the North Shore will be severely compromised. Transpower s work is part of a $415 million underground cabling project to improve power supply with work stretching from Pakuranga to Albany. Mr Wood says no-one can dispute the import- ance of the project that will see a state-of-the-art power line installed but Transpower could speed up work to avoid disrup- tion. He believes Tran- spower could install cable outside the present Monday to Friday day- time working hours. I certainly don t accept that people living and working in the area would be unduly impac- ted upon by the project working into the evening and night. This excuse of how longer hours would impact on the local Free- mans Bay community is a red herring. Transpower says work started over the rela- tively quiet holiday season and crews are working extended hours and seven days a week. Heavy equipment can be moved at night or early morning but Tran- spower says it is mindful of residents and busi- nesses nearby. Excavation and con- crete cutting is noisy work. Many activities such as cable installation and jointing cannot be done at night but we are working seven days a week as required to get this work done as quickly as possible. Scheduling works around events like the Iron Man 70.3 on Janu- ary 20 have also caused some delays. Transpower says there were no delays with the first influx of people returning to work in the week of January 7 and the bus lane needs to be shared with general traf- fic to avoid significant traffic delays.
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