North Shore Times : December 21st 2010
5 NORTH SHORE TIMES, DECEMBER 21, 2010 NEWS 3335193AG 18ct two tone diamond bar pendant* TDW .22ct $1799 $1395 diamonds are the key to her heart this Christmas Shop G06 Westfield Shore City, TAKAPUNA Ph: (09) 489 8461 www.fifth-avenue.co.nz Fifth Avenue Diamond Jewellers 18ct gold diamond stud earrings TDW .50ct $2999 $1895 18ct gold two tone diamond leaf pendant* $1599 $999 9ct white gold diamond stud earrings TDW .15ct $625 $495 9ct two tone diamond heart within heart pendant* $815 $649 * Chains shown on pendants are priced seperately Key Closed Shelly Beach Road off-ramp closed Stafford Road off-ramp Curran Street on-ramp The two southbound clip-on lanes of the Auckland Harbour Bridge, as well as the Shelly Beach Road off-ramp will be closed: D From Sunday 26 December 2010 to Thursday 6 January 2011 D Three lanes will remain open in both directions throughout Cook Street off-ramp will also be closed during this time for work on the SH1 Victoria Park Tunnel project. Resurfacing work will take place on the southbound clip-on lanes as part of ongoing maintenance work, to keep the bridge in good condition. Delays are likely so please follow the detour and exit at the Fanshawe Street southbound off-ramp. Wet weather may postpone the work. Thank you for your co-operation during these essential improvements. For more information visit www.nzta.govt.nz/ahb or call 09 969 9800. XM01 Looking after Auckland Harbour Bridge Bridge idea for bike race By JODEAL CADACIO The Auckland Harbour Bridge may be used for a big cycling event in November 2011. New Zealand Trans- port Agency state highways manager Tommy Parker says they are working with organ- isers to explore the feasi- bility of using the bridge as part of the course for the race. We ve asked event organisers to provide us with information on the number of cyclists taking part, measures to ensure safety of competitors and race marshals and their traffic management proposals. If eveything meets our strict event criteria, we ll be able to give it the go ahead, he says. Mr Parker says the event would be held on a Sunday morning when traffic volumes are tra- ditionally light. Two lanes on the northbound clip-ons would be closed to traffic, and like the Auckland Marathon, they would need to be reopened by mid-morning before traffic begins to build. The cycling event is planned to run from the Wynyard Quarter at Westhaven to North Harbour Stadium in Albany. Riders will stay in groups while crossing the bridge until they reach the Stafford Rd exit on the northern motorway. Mr Parker says the agency will look into the plan thoroughly as requests for lane closures and alternative uses are granted sparingly . Time to stub it out Smokers should consider quitting this summer to beat the price rise, Sue Freeman of Harbour Health says. The price of cigarettes and loose tobacco will go up another 10 percent as the second of three scheduled tobacco tax increase takes effect on January 1. Ms Freeman says the cost of smoking is going up but the cost of quitting hasn t changed. So if you give up now, you ll be saving money and might just be saving your life as one in two smokers will die as a result of their smoking. Harbour Health smo- kefree co-ordinators will be selling an eight-week supply of the gum, patches or lozenges at anytime for $3 for a month s supply. Call Quitline free on 0800-788-788 or go to www.quit.org.nz. Vandals smash expensive statue Destroyed: The expensive marble statue of a woman's head with a griffin's body was the only thing damaged. By LISA HONEYBONE A one-ton marble sculpture worth $24,000 was destroyed outside a Glenfield store. It was pushed over outside Gao s Stone Art in Ellice Rd overnight on Wednesday, December 8. Sales receptionist Rachel Nielsen says it would take more than two or three people to push it over so it must have been a planned thing. It was pure destruction, she says. Glenfield community constable Clint Fireson says the police have no leads about who is responsible. There have been no other similar incidents in the area, Mr Fireson says.
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