Central Leader : April 1st 2011
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Organised by: Supported by: April 8 -- 10, 2011 Ellerslie Racecourse, Auckland Open 10am -- 4.30pm Admission charges apply Tel: 0800 399 378 FREE PARKING Anger over road closures Sort it out: Rossmay Tce residents Renee Hartnett and Andrew Melville are fed up with the way they've been treated during road closures around Eden Park. Mr Melville says residents have been barred from entering their streets even with the correct permit. Photo: JASON OXENHAM By RHIANNON HORRELL ' They've got people in for the event, they haven't been trained and they don't care. ' Renee Hartnett Rossmay Tce resident CALLS for improvement are being voiced after issues with road closures, cordon staff and communication around Eden Park. Rossmay Tce residents Andrew Melville and Renee Hartnett are unimpressed and say even with a residents permit, the street has been closed between 9pm and 10pm following big matches. Ms Hartnett, who has lived in the area for 17 years, says the way she was treated after a Blues versus Crusaders game on February 19 was the last straw. We went to come in and got here at 9.15pm. The guy said, No, you can t come in , she says of those manning the street cordon. He said to me, If you live around here you re obviously rich . And that s what you have to deal with, Ms Hart- nett says. They ve got people in for the event, they haven t been trained and they don t care. She hasn t ventured out on a Saturday night since for fear of receiving similar treatment and says it s like being a prisoner in your own home. Nowhere does it say they will close it off -- even with permits. It s ridiculous. Neighbour Andrew Mel- ville says efforts have been made but there s still a long way to go. They are doing it better, it s the principle that s the problem -- they re totally closing the streets. That s been the issue when you can t get in at all. I m not anti the world cup -- we just have to get it right. You feel a bit trapped. Eden Park sales and mar- keting manager Tracy Mor- gan says it s hard to tell who s at fault regarding cordon staff. It depends where they are, there can be more than one person on the various points. She says during the March 19 Blues versus Hurricanes match, there was a complaint from someone on Bellwood Ave and Eden Park followed up on this. The feedback during the last couple of games has been that staff are more mature and they ve been dealing with residents in a consistent manner in different areas. We re working on improving the system all the time with Auckland Transport and Action Traffic. Auckland Transport com- munications and public affairs manager Wally Thomas says at all recent events Eden Park residents and visitors have had access to their properties. We have advised residents that access is available to their properties at all times but that travel one hour post- match when the crowd is leaving may be subject to closures for safety reasons. This is normal practice around the world when venues are exiting and we believe that public safety is our major objective. Mr Thomas says residents are required to display a valid parking permit or a visi- tor permit. The main issue arises when residents or visitors wish to leave the area immediately after games, when crowds are also leaving. During this time, under road safety conditions, we have closed the road to vehicles to let the crowds disperse. The vehicles leaving properties have caused concern and the traffic group is looking at ways where these movements may be controlled. Cancer-free mayoress feels like 'the luckiest girl in the world' By SCOTT MORGAN Auckland mayoress Shan Inglis is officially cancer-free. The wife of supercity mayor Len Brown was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in July last year during the height of the election campaign. But the latest test results, which came through on the same day as Mr Brown s Auckland Unleashed confer- ence, show Ms Inglis is clear of the disease. Previous tests showed Ms Inglis treatment was working just days before her husband was elected. Speaking exclusively to Suburban Newspapers, Mr Brown says it s been a diffi- cult time, but now the family is looking forward to the future. Shan, as most people know, has struggled a little bit over the last few months on the health front. But we received the brilliant news last week that she s all clear now, so we think we re off. He says the situation has been particularly hard for their two youngest children Victoria, 11, and Olivia, 14. It s been pretty tough. She s had her fill of hospitals and doctors, so that s extra stuff I ve got to do at home along with family and friends helping us. Mr Brown credits the fami- ly s huge support network for helping them pull through during the tough times. We are hugely fortunate to have a very close family --- her mum lives with us and she s fabulous. Shan s family, my family, all of our friends have been great --- she s got some great best mates. The mayoress says she is immensely grateful to the doctors and other hospital staff for all their care over this period. "These kinds of issues are always challenging for a fam- ily and they were always pro- fessional and committed to providing great care. We are also appreciative of the understanding of the com- munity. I am feeling like the luckiest girl in the world. As a family, we are looking for- ward to the future and remembering to cherish the day.
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