Central Leader : December 1st 2010
25 CENTRAL LEADER, DECEMBER 1, 2010 NEWS Please note: Please do not bring your own alcohol on to the premises. New licencing laws restrict this and bags may be searched and any alcohol confiscated. The Mad Butcher And Suburban Newspapers Community Trust Invites You To A Sunday 12 December at Ellerslie Racecourse Every year we say THANK YOU to the people of Auckland for their fantastic support with this FREE day out for the whole family. Start The Holiday Season In Style Entertainment - and Father Christmas will be there! FREE Ice Cream for Kids FREE FREE GAMES & RIDES for Kids (and the Mad Butcher's famous "Lolly Scramble") Mad Butcher Sausage Sizzle FREE FREE Entrance to Ellerslie Racecourse $99 for two pairs of glasses Limited Time Ph 309 3900 237 Symonds St Eden Terrace email@example.com www.edeneye.co.nz 3140893AC MANAGING YOUR MEDICINES THE SMART WAY Do you take multiple medicines? Sometimes it can be difficult keeping track of what to take and when. At Hillsborough Pharmacy we can pack up your medicines into handy tear-off doses. Bring in your prescription or medicines from home and let us organise them for you. Costs from as little as $5 a month. December Promotion - Bring in this advert and get your 1st month FREE 3322980AA THANK YOU 0800 GIVE BLOOD www.nzblood.co.nz The New Zealand Blood Service would like to acknowledge the valuable contribution and dedication of our blood donors and volunteers. Cycleway pioneer honoured by plaque Long ride: Dale Knight, left, with his father David Knight on a stretch of northwestern cycleway that he helped create. Photo: JASON OXENHAM By CARLY TAWHIAO It's been a long ride but now the pedal is being pushed to the metal. Dale Knight has been given the green light by the Auckland City Council to install a bronze plaque that commemorates the work his father David Knight did to help to create motorway cycleways in Auckland. My father was instrumental in get- ting the first ever cycleway route from Te Atatu to Pt Chevalier on motorway land,'' the Mt Albert resident says. That first piece of cycleway was the beginning of a cycle route that now links to central Auckland with the west through to Henderson and beyond. That small step turned out to be the key feature of the system still developing today.'' In 1986, David and his cycleway pioneering peer, the late Kurt Breh- mer, began their fight to get a cycleway built along the northwestern motorway to link the city to the Waita- kere Ranges. It took five years to lobby for a law change allowing cyclists and pedestrians access on motorway land plus further meetings, phone calls and letters to encourage the council and Transit New Zealand to put it together. They did it however, and on Decem- ber 6, 1991, the first motorway cycleway was officially opened. I am very proud of the success my father has had in this field. The first motorway cycleway proved to be the catalyst to the growing series of con- nected cycle routes into and through Auckland city.'' David says all the efforts have paid off and he feels honoured that the council is going to recognise the advocates' contributions with a mem- orial plaque. A lot of families ride on this in the weekend. It's the only place that's safe in Auckland. A lot of people walk it too. It's absolutely brilliant,'' says the 70-year-old former amateur push-bike racer. It didn't happen overnight but it did happen. I think it's pretty awe- some that my family has gotten behind me to bring it to attention.'' Signs of neighbourhood P-labs Aucklanders are being urged to keep an eye on their neighbours to help fight the battle against meth- amphetamine production. Police are encouraging people to report suspicious behaviour that might indicate a clandestine lab is operating nearby. Tell-tale signs include chemical smells coming from a house or building, exhaust fans running at odd times, a lot of rubbish around the outside -- possibly empty con- tainers and people visiting at unusual times. The smells can be sweet, bitter, ammonia or solvent smells. Blacked-out windows or curtains which are drawn all day is another tell-tale sign. Assistant commissioner Grant Nicholls says the first thing to remember is that if you acciden- tally stumble upon a drug lab get out immediately. . Contact local police or call the anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800-555-111. Also visit www.police.govt.nz/services/ drugs/identify-clan-labs for details on what to look out for. Tryathlon time again Kiwi kids are being encouraged to take part in this summer's Weet- Bix Tryathlon. Those aged between seven and 15 can take part at Manukau, St Heliers or Narrowneck Beach events. During the past 19 years, more than 200,000 New Zealand children have taken part in the tryathlon. The event course is based on a small-scale triathlon and kids can participate as indi- viduals or with the sup- port of a tag-team of two or three friends. To register for the tryathlon or to nominate a child for the Weet-Bix Tryathlon Foundation visit www.weetbix.co.nz or phone 531-5080.
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