Central Leader : March 9th 2011
14 CENTRAL LEADER, MARCH 9, 2011 NEWS Price complete with PENTAX standard single vision lenses with scratch resistant coating. Progressives and bifocals also available at an extra cost. Second pair must be from the same price range of frames and lens range or below. Must be same prescription. Extra options not included. Price of other lens types may differ. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. See in store for full details. © 2011 Specsavers Optical Group • SMART_SPE12285. St Lukes Westfield: 846 2991. specsavers.co.nz NEW & EXCLUSIVE 2 PAIRS DESIGNER GLASSES FROM $299 YOUNG GUNS AUCKLAND CUP WEEK GEORGE FM & ALEXANDRA PARK PRESENT FRIDAY 11 MARCH R18 AUCKLAND CUP WEEK JOIN GEORGE FM DJ'S IN THE DELIGHTFUL LADY LOUNGE, LEVEL 2 AT ALEXANDRA PARK FROM 6PM FOR LIVE RACING ACTION PRESALE TICKETS $30 AVAILABLE THROUGH THE WEBSITE WWW.ALEXANDRAPARK.CO.NZ KIDS SWIMWEAR KAFTANS - SARONGS - DRESSES BIKINIS - TANKINIS - ONE PIECE - SWIMWEAR UP TO 50% OFF SELECTED UP TO 50% OFF SELECTED 20%-50% OFF SELECTED Auckland City 71 Dominion Rd 09 623 4511 www.beachhut.co.nz Silverdale 20 Silverdale Rd 09 426 8913 Takapuna 13 Hurstmere Rd 09 489 2495 2 WEEKS ONLY City prepares for evacuees By KAREN MANGNALL Up to 21,000 people fleeing the Christchurch earthquake could come to Auckland, Civil Defence controller Clive Manley says. That's the best estimate of the numbers Auckland might need to take in, he says. The Auckland Council and other agencies met on Wednesday to make sure we can support that kind of number''. A large number of people have decided to get out of Christchurch whether as a break or perma- nently,'' Mr Manley says. By Wednesday afternoon 2005 quake evacuees had registered for help at the Civil Defence reception centres at Lambie Drive in Manu- kau, Auckland airport and Whenuapai airbase. Many more have gone straight to family or elsewhere,'' he says. Those registered at the recep- tion centres have been helped with accommodation, transport, counselling and referrals to Work and Income and other agencies. Several hundred evacuees have been put into billets with Auck- land families. Auckland Tourism has taken more offers for billeting people than demand'', Mr Manley says. The reception centres are work- ing with Child Youth and Family and the Education Ministry to check people offering billets and those seeking them so we're not putting children and families at risk'', he says. Auckland has 710 workers from the council, emergency services, Civil Defence and other agencies in Christchurch helping with quake recovery and more on standby. Those in Christchurch include 124 police, 80 firefighters, 41 members of urban search and res- cue teams, 34 engineers, 22 from Civil Defence, and 30 council building inspectors. Mr Manley says council staff are working right in the rubble'' alongside search and rescue teams. Other council officers are also at the national emergency management centre in Wellington to help with logistics for the quake relief operation. The Auckland Regional Public Health Service will be sending medical officers of health, health protection officers and public health nurses to Christchurch in coming weeks. Auckland Council Civil Defence committee chairman Michael Goudie and Mr Manley went to Christchurch on Tuesday, arriv- ing in time for the two minutes' silence at Cathedral Square. Mr Goudie says their tour of the emergency co-ordination centre and with the army around the CBD cordon perimeter was invaluable'' for a review of Auck- land's own Civil Defence plan.
March 4th 2011
March 11th 2011