Central Leader : April 6th 2011
21 CENTRAL LEADER, APRIL 6, 2011 SPORT Pest plant/hazardous vegetation removal Greenlane to Penrose NZTA_VQP_2703 The NZ Transport Agency advises motorists there will be various one-lane and ramp closures on SH1, northbound and southbound, between Greenlane Interchange and Penrose Interchange, starting the evening of Sunday 27 March. These closures will be in place so that pest plant and hazardous vegetation removal along the motorway corridor can be carried out. There will then be a "tidy up" undertaken, with mulching and replanting of various native vegetation, such as: Flax, Cabbage Tree, Nikau, Kowhai, Pohutukawa etc. This work is part of the ongoing Visual Quality Project. This work will be spread over several months with each area only being affected for a few nights at a time and notice will be given to residents closer to the scheduled work date. Work will be carried out at night from 10pm to 4am due to reduced traffic volumes. Removal -- 6 weeks (between 10pm-4am, Sunday to Thursday) Mulching -- 3 weeks (between 10pm-4am, Sunday to Thursday) Replanting -- 3 weeks (between 10pm-4am, Sunday to Thursday) There will be some added noise when we are removing the vegetation and extra lighting for safety reasons, however, we will endeavour to keep this at a minimum. For updates and information about these works, or any other motorway issues please call Auckland Motorways on 09 5200 200. The Affiliated Provider of radiology to Southern Cross. www.aucklandxray.co.nz • 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 • ACC Xrays now FREE of charge 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) FACTORY SALE 50 UPPER QUEEN ST, NEWTON ALL UNDER $100 END OF LINES / SECONDS / SAMPLES THURS 7TH APRIL 10 - 6PM FRI 8TH APRIL 10 - 5PM SAT 9TH APRIL 10 - 2PM www.kinganjones.co.nz cash, visa, mastercard & eftpos Sports day -- happy day By SCOTT MORGAN On the run: Mt Roskill Primary's James Hutchison, 10, leaps over the hurdles. Batter up: Mt Roskill Primary School's Bryan Cameron- Hutchings, 8, connects in the t-ball event. Winner: New Windsor Primary School student Tremaine Leaso, 10, shows off two first place ribbons he won at the Parasports day held at Mt Roskill Primary School last week. Photos: JASON OXENHAM Swing hard: New Windsor Primary's Sachi Roy prepares to whack the ball during the t-ball event. Under control: New Windsor Primary's Aaron Fernandes, 8, guides the hockey ball into the goal. About 300 children from 16 schools took to the Mt Roskill Primary School fields last week for the annual Auckland Inter- school Parasports compe- tition. They competed in a number of events includ- ing running races, hurdles, t-ball, hockey, long jump, soccer kick and shot put. Organiser Jill Gilberd says it's a great chance to get many of the special needs students from around Auckland together. There are lots of special needs kids on their own. A lot of the schools just have one or two special needs kids. In this competition they can all join in. It's an opportunity to take part in sport, which is something they don't often get.'' She says parents and other students from the school play a huge part in helping to run the events. They just see their kids in with every- body else. Sometimes the children are quite isolated and don't have that feeling of being involved.'' Proud mum Rachel Jansen, whose son James Hutchison goes to Mt Roskill Primary, says it's a fantastic oppor- tunity for the kids to show off their competit- iveness. For me it's a really touching day to see my son and the other chil- dren have some success. They are so happy to be involved and happy when they get the ribbons.''
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