Central Leader : February 18th 2011
6 CENTRAL LEADER, FEBRUARY 18, 2011 NEWS Visit our showroom: 12/318 Beach Haven Road Open: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm Saturday 9am-1pm www.fonko.co.nz MITSUBISHI H.I INVERTER HEAT PUMPS & AIR CONDITIONERS No. 1 leading Mitsubishi H.I installer in Auckland 2006-2010 Mitsubishi Inverters From $2,299 Inc. GST and installation - 5 year warranty High energy rating - low running costs PH: 0800 4 FONKO (0800 4 36656) for a FREE quote HOT SUMMER SPECIALS $300 CASHBACK ON ALL MODELS! Now extended until 2011 S A S A S the all new Volvo S60 valued at $63 990 P W Beinto P F a y - 1 a 11 a y y y a Community Dentists Look after e Community examination/consultation ree Social Welfare quote Extractions Partial/full dentures Gum treatments Cosmetic dentistry Crowns and Bridges Root canal treatments Emergency dental care Implants aighten teeth with out braces) for high school students The BLUE BUNGALOW, 66 Church St, Onehunga PHONE 622 0766 Book online: www.dentaltoday.co.nz the Dr Johay Amith &A i t ssociates & Associates & Associates Freee Fr Invisalign (Stra Free treatment dentaltodayTM 3345961AA The Auckland Football sides are proudly supported by Auckland Football v Auckland Football Development Team Saturday 19 February, 3pm Keith Hay Park, Mt Roskill 3511274AA Swamp Walk still in place By RHIANNON HORRELL Kingsland s Wairepo Swamp Walk looks likely to remain closed to traffic despite it being unveiled last year as Auckland s first shared space for vehicles and pedestrians. The $3 million lane, designed by artist Billy Apple, links Walters Rd with Sandringham Rd. It aims to separate Eden Park crowds walking to and from Kingsland, Ponsonby or the city from those catching the train at the Kingsland station. On non-match days, the road was due to open to one-way traffic at 10kmh, but bollards at each end remain in place. Auckland Transport spokes- woman Sharon Hunter would not give details of why the road is pedestrian-only. At this stage Auckland Trans- port and the New Zealand Trans- port Agency have agreed to inves- tigate options for the Wairepo Swamp Walk to remain a walkway and will seek support from the local board to undertake consultation. Eden Park Neighbours Associ- ation president Mark Donnelly is hoping it will stay a walkway. It will avoid safety issues that we have been concerned about, especially on the Sandringham Rd corner. It would create another rat-run. Everyone can see how potentially dangerous it is. The link road is near Kowhai Intermediate and the Trent Bray Swim School. There s a number of different traffic movements there--- there s two lanes merging into one and a lot of traffic goes in and out from the swim school. It would only take one or two cars to back up and block Sandringham Rd. Mr Donnelly also says on the Walters Rd side there s not a great line of sight for drivers nego- tiating the turn. Eden Albert Local Board chair- man Peter Haynes says consul- tation will take place and Auck- land Transport is planning to visit the board. We have been demanding it stay a walkway. We re delighted if that s the case. Mr Haynes says the board s views haven t changed since the debate began last year. We are delighted that Auck- land Transport is listening to the community. A large part of it is safety. We ve had big concerns with vehicles coming off Sandringham Rd at speed, that they could run down a child as they burst out of school. Burns from cooking oil Two people suffered moderate burns after a pan of cooking oil burst into flames at a Mt Ros- kill address on February 9. Fire Service northern communications centre shift manager Steve Smith says crews were called to the Rogan St home at around 4.30pm. St John communi- cations manager Linda Donaldson says the two people were transported to Middlemore Hospital by ambulance in a mod- erate condition.
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