Central Leader : February 4th 2010
5 CENTRAL LEADER, FEBRUARY 4, 2011 NEWS The University of Auckland Clinics The University of Auckland offers a wide range of services at its teaching clinics. These provide the community with professional ser vices at competitive prices, utilising world-class research and equipment. Our Services include: Audiology Health and Performance Optometry Psychology Speech Language Therapy For more information about our services please visit www.clinics.auckland.ac.nz Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +64 9 923 9909 Join before 28 February 2011 and pay only $499 for a 12 month membership (normally $645). NO JOINING FEE. Exercise with our friendly experts Our friendly team of exercise scientists are down-to- earth and have the expertise and experience to show you how to get great results quickly. The University of Auckland's health and performance ser vices have something to offer people at all levels of activity and ﬁtness: gym memberships, ﬁtness classes, a cardiac rehabilitation clinic, an exercise rehabilitation clinic, youth development services, support for elite athletes and a ﬁrst-class training facility. Our range of exercise classes have something for everyone -- try our new precision training classes or Zumba, Bootcamp, yoga or pilates. New year, new you! The new year is here and if you've made a resolution to get ﬁtter and tone up, we can help you. Get the year started right by having your ﬁtness level assessed and an exercise programme tailored to suit your personal needs. Our training centre membership includes: Parking Circuit, Kick Fit and Abs Buns 'n' Thighs Classes 3 initial personal training sessions Ongoing super vision and support from our team of exercise experts. To ﬁnd out more, come in to 71 Merton Road, Glen Innes or give us a ring on 521 1210, ext 1 and talk to one of our friendly staff members. Dangerous dash to cross Tough to cross: Legally blind Blockhouse Bay resident Pat O'Brien is keen for a a pedestrian crossing at the busy intersection of Tiverton and Wolverton roads. Photo: JASON OXENHAM By SCOTT MORGAN Every time Pat O Brien crosses the street at the Tiverton and Wolverton roads intersection her heart starts to race. The Blockhouse Bay resident is legally blind and struggles to cross the road, particularly at peak times after getting off the bus from the city or New Lynn. It s really difficult and dangerous. I would like to see a pedestrian crossing somewhere. A $20 million upgrade of the Wolverton Rd side of the roundabout was set to be finished before the Rugby World Cup and could have included a pedestrian crossing. But that plan was scrapped by the former Auckland City Council last year due to budget cuts. An upgrade to Tiver- ton Rd was completed in 2007, with more traffic coming off the new State Highway 20 exit at Maioro St. Mrs O Brien says it s difficult for the elderly, students and mums with prams to cross the busy road, let alone someone who is blind. They have to dart in and out of the traffic. The pensioner says if she gets off the bus at St Georges Rd where there is a pedestrian crossing, it s a 20 minute walk home. Whau Local Board member Catherine Far- mer found out about Mrs O Brien s problem after she attended a clinic with Mt Roskill MP Phil Goff. She says the situ- ation is far from ideal. The speed of the traffic through that roundabout is really quick. She says the former Waitakere City Council extended the connecting road through to New Lynn, but the narrower Wolverton Rd section is an anomaly. An Auckland Trans- port spokeswoman says there are no immediate plans for lights or a ped- estrian crossing at the intersection for a variety of safety reasons. But she couldn t pro- vide any further details about a future upgrade of the intersection.
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