North Shore Times : January 25th 2013
www.northshoretimes.co.nz 5 NORTH SHORE TIMES, JANUARY 25, 2013 NEWS Be in toWIN a tailor-made $10,000 AUSTRALIAN HOLIDAY Competition closes 1st March 2013. Terms and conditions apply, see stuff.co.nz/travelprofiler for details. Hot air balloon Yarra Valley, Victoria Details in this week's Your online motoring guide View at www.dash-board.co.nz or at any of our newspapers online. Like us on facebook to have your say facebook.com/NZautocarDashboard ISSUE 8 NOW ONLINE Access upgrade wins approval All access: Jo Dominick of YES Disability Resource Centre can enjoy Onepoto Domain more now that the pathways and footbridges have been redone. Photo: JESS ETHERIDGE By JESS ETHERIDGE Revamping paths and foot- bridges at Northcote's Onepoto Domain means access and enjoyment is now easier for all, Jo Dominick says. Mrs Dominick, 30, works for YES Disability Resource Centre and says it used to take her an extra 15 minutes to get around the park. The Northcote resident suf- fered a bad fall five years ago and says she still loves using green areas in her neighbour- hood. But one of the footbridges in the domain was not user- friendly and stopped her from getting around, she says. Those with disabilities and the elderly also did not have direct access to toilets. A path through the middle of the park was installed around July last year, she says. Footbridges were upgraded to include grip material and obsta- cles were cleared. Mrs Dominick says the Kai- patiki Local Board has done well installing the accessways. If it works for people with disabilities, then it will also work for the elderly and mums with prams too,'' she says. There could be more all- access walks in the region but the Kaipatiki Connections Net- work Plan is a good start, she says. Night markets extended The great success of the revamped Takapuna Beach Night Market has meant it will continue throughout the summer. The market will take place in the redeveloped Hurstmere Green 5pm to 9pm each Thursday until March 28. Visit facebook.com/ TakaNightMarket.
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