North Shore Times : December 27th 2012
Thursday, December 27, 2012 NETWORK Unbeatable coverage of readers 15+ 808,000 Auckland's most powerful media Ph 09 525 0666 Source: Nielsen CMI Q3 2011--Q2 2012 INSIDE Free pass Fired up Sea Devil E-EDITION Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life Aquarium is giving away a Family Merlin Annual Pass valued at $245, meaning you and your family will be able to visit the aquarium as many times in 12 months as you like! There is plenty to see including a new walk- through Penguin Encounter and New Zealand's only display of spiny sea dragons. Visit northshoretimes. co.nz and click on Latest Edition for competition details. The row over the proposed Z service station on Onewa Rd, Northcote rages on. --P3 A book recalls Count Felix Von Luckner, aka the Sea Devil, who was imprisoned in Devonport during World War I. --P7 Massive task: Mayor Len Brown says a future proof public transport is at the heart of plans for regional growth. A big job ahead It will also future proof our transport network for an additional Waitemata Harbour crossing, rail to the North Shore and to the airport. Mayor's message CONTINUED Page 2 By MAYOR LEN BROWN THE YEAR 2013 will be another big one for us all. The Auditor-General's report into the first two years of the Auckland Coun- cil notes the can-do' attitude and commitment staff, the local boards, councillors and council-controlled organis- ations have to making a uni- fied region work. This is consistent with the growing sense of pride and possibility I see in my travels across Auckland every day. We all know we have a big job ahead. Last year we welcomed our 1.5 millionth Auck- lander, and in the next 30, we will welcome another mil- lion. One million more to house, transport, employ and enter- tain. We will be ready. The Auckland Plan is in place to guide our physical, social and economic develop- ment, and in March, we will be seeking your opinions on the Unitary Plan, a single regionwide rulebook that sets out where and what we can develop and how we pro- tect our environment and heritage. Next month, new ferry services will connect Beach Haven and Hobsonville Point with the central city, another milestone in Auck- land's integrated transport plan. At the centre of that plan is the Central Rail Link (CRL), which with our new electric trains, will mean more services and frequent services across the network. It will also future proof our transport network for an additional Waitemata Har- bour crossing, rail to the North Shore and to the air- port. This year we will continue work designating and protec- ting the Central Rail Link route and discuss alternative funding mechanisms for much needed transport infrastructure for the super- city.
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