Central Leader : January 26th 2010
12 CENTRAL LEADER, JANUARY 26, 2011 NEWS Gillies Avenue will be closed between the Southern Motorway on and off ramps over Auckland Anniversary Weekend: 29-31 January. The closure is required to remove the old motorway lanes directly above - part of stage 2 of the Newmarket Connection: Viaduct Replacement Project. Motorway access to/from Newmarket will still be possible, however Auckland Airport and through traffic should follow marked detours along the motorway. The NZTA apologises for any inconvenience and thanks all affected businesses, residents and motorists for their patience and support. Newmarket Connection: Viaduct Replacement Project Gillies Ave closed under viaduct, Auckland Anniversary Weekend JAN_01 Stay informed: Freephone: View project footage & photos: www.nzta.govt.nz/newmarketconnection Affordable Veterinary Care • Pet grooming, Flea treatments & Worm treatments • Cat Speying & Neutering • Dog Speying & Neutering • Pet Microchiping • Pet Vaccination Specials 95 Coronation Road, Mangere Phone: 636 6732 40 Princes Street, Onehunga Phone: 636 6899 Easy wheelchair/pram access. Parking right outside the door. Mangere Veterinary Clinic Helping you care for your pets OPEN 7 DAYS Providing effective diagnostic imaging in your community. The Affiliated Provider of radiology to Southern Cross. • Computed tomography (CT, CAT scan) • Ultrasound scans (including ACC, 3D/4D pregnancy scans $70, shoulder injections) • X-ray (ACC, medical, immigration) • Pregnancy scans now FREE OF CHARGE for NZ residents Keep your medical costs down without compromising quality. All referral forms accepted. Immediate reporting of your x-ray/scan if required. Phone 09 638 5169 290 Dominion Rd Mt Eden (near ASB and Valentines) SUNDAY 13TH MARCH 2011 START TIME 9.30AM rOunD THe BaYs PORTS OF AUCKLAND www.roundthebays.co.nz ENTER NOW! SUPPORTING THESE GREAT CHARITIES Register now! Phone 373 1706 Always wanted to play tennis? You can learn in no time with Easi Tennis for adults. Enjoy tennis in 6 easy steps over 3 weeks commencing 8th February at Nicholson Park, Poronui St, Mt Eden and 1th February & 22nd February at Pompallier Tennis Club, Green St, Ponsonby Only $95 for six 1½ hour lessons *Certifed coaches Youthline's future at risk Aging infrastructure is threatening New Zea- land s most popular youth support network which may have to hang up its services. Every month Youth- line responds to more than 20,000 phone calls and text messages from troubled youth, but chief executive Stephen Bell says the huge increase in demand means the ageing telecommuni- cations system is strained. About $200,000 is needed to upgrade it. Youthline has grown from less than 1000 con- tacts per month when we began in 1970 to nearly a quarter of a million calls and texts per year, he says. As we ve grown to meet the needs of young people and the demand for our services the sup- port from some organis- ations and the govern- ment have actually reduced which leaves us with a huge risk. New Zealand has the highest rates of suicide in the OECD for youth aged 15 to 19 at 15.9 per 100,000 people. This is about double the rate of the United States and Australia, according to the 2010 OECD report on child well-being. The core phone and text service is free to young people and is pri- marily funded through grants and donations from charitable organis- ations, business sponsors and individual donors. It costs $1 to keep Youthline s helpline ser- vice running for one min- ute and $900 to train a volunteer support per- son. The counselling ser- vice is working hard to get support and has launched a donor cam- paign. Contact Jayne Mercier on 361-4815 or visit www.youthline.co.nz/ support-youthline.
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