Manukau Courier : Manukau Courier November 2
14 MANUKAU COURIER, NOVEMBER 2, 2010 NEWS 2900915AJ Motorway Improvement Work Drury Interchange to SH2 Interchange NZTA_DRU NOV The NZ Transport Agency wishes to advise motorists that resurfacing work at various locations on SH1 between the Drury Interchange and the SH2 Interchange is scheduled to start on the evening of Sunday 7th November. The work will be carried out at night between 8.00pm and 6.00am, when traffic volumes are light and there is the least disruption for road users. Work is being carried out over a period of approximately three weeks, and is expected to be completed by mid / late November. During this time, there will be closures to both northbound and southbound lanes and on/off ramp closures. All work is weather dependant. The sites to be worked on are: Ararimu to Drury (northbound) Mill Road to St Stephens (northbound) Beaver Road to Nikau Road (southbound) We ask that drivers take extra care when passing through the work site, and adhere to the sign posted speed limit. Speed will be restricted 24 hours a day during the work period. Night time speeds will be 30km/h and day time speeds will be between 30 -- 50km/h. This is to ensure the safety of our workers, and to make sure the road surface settles properly. SPECIAL NOTE: Truck drivers, please keep to the right hand (fast lane) at all times during these periods as your weight will damage the sub-surface before the new seal goes on. Road users can get up-to-date information from the NZTA website, www.nzta.govt.nz, the public notice section of each Saturday's NZ Herald, or if you are travelling on a specific day and require more information, please call 09 5200 200. These works are important to ensure the motorway is kept in good condition, improving safety and ride comfort for road users, and minimising road noise through the area. NZTA thanks you for your patience while we carry out work in this area. NOTICES Career help, Need help finding information about jobs, creating a CV or writing a cover letter? Career Services is at Papatoetoe Library tomorrow, November 3, and every Wednesday fortnight, 9.30am- 11.30am. For advice on group workshops ph: 0800-222-733. U3A, Papatoetoe U3A meets tomorrow, November 3, 9.45am at Acacia Court Hall, 25 Kolmar Rd, Papatoetoe. Guest speaker is Rajvinder Singh of the Anand Isher Educational and Community Trust. Ph: Elaline 278-3601. Grandparents, Grandparents Raising Grandchildren support group meets tomorrow, November 3, 10am-noon at PACT, 311 Great South Rd, Papatoetoe. Ph: Virginia 256-1620. 60s Up, The South Auckland branch of the 60s Up Movement meets tomorrow, November 3, and every first Wednesday of the month, 10am at the Methodist Church hall, corner of Alfriston and Great South roads, Manurewa. Interesting speakers, bus trips and monthly lunches. All welcome. Ph: Betty 266-6860 or Mavis 266-9806. Acromegaly support, A new support group provides information and support to people with acromegaly. Ph: Catherine on 021-293-5506 or see www.pituitary.org.nz. Book Bites, Manukau City Centre Library's Book Bites morning tea on November 4 at 10am features guest speaker Papatoetoe community adviser Nimi Bedi on Celebrating Diwali Outside India. All welcome. Ph: Shanta 262-1819. Kiwanis, Papatoetoe Kiwanis meets on November 4 and every first and third Thursday of the month, 6.30pm at the Papatoetoe Cosmopolitan Club, Dannotar Rd. Kiwanis is a service organisation focused on the needs of children. New members welcome. Ph: Ken or Pat 266-7744. Ratepayers meet, Weymouth Citizens and Ratepayers meet on November 4, and every first Thursday of the month, 7pm at Beihlers Rd Community Hall, Weymouth. All welcome. Ph: Fred 268-2005. Ladies Probus, Papatoetoe West Ladies Probus Club meets on November 5, 10am, at the Methodist Centre, Kolmar Rd, Papatoetoe. Guest speaker each month and morning tea. Women welcome. Ph: Judith 279-9677. Community dance, Zena and Ken's next community dance is on November 5, 12.30pm- 3pm at Pakuranga Community Hall, 346 Pakuranga (next to KFC). Cost $5 includes afternoon tea. All welcome. Ph: Zena or Ken 278-7418. Award ceremony, Otahuhu College Old Students' Association presents its Distinguished Old Student Award 2010 to Sir Barry Curtis on November 5, 7pm at the college hall. Entry $20 to cover food and drinks. RSVP for catering to msandls@yahoo. com or ph: 535-9141. Al-Anon, Al-Anon Family Groups are for people affected by other people's drinking. Meeting every Friday, 8pm at Friendship House, Manukau shopping centre. Ph: 379-4871 or see www.al- anon.org.nz. Car boot sale, Connect Baptist Church holds a car boot sale on November 6, 8am-11am, rain or shine, at 75 Everglade Drive, Manukau. Red Sofa Cafe open. Spaces cost $5, bookings essential. Ph: Mike 297-7831. Country market, Alfriston Country Market is on November 6, 9am-noon, corner of Mill and Alfriston roads. Gifts, goodies, plants, new clothing, refreshments and more. Stall spaces available. Profits are donated to charity. Ph: Gendy 266-5134. Home buying workshop, Free workshop for migrants thinking of buying their own home, November 6, 9am-4.30pm at ARMS Manukau Resource Centre, level 1, 2 Osterley Way. Educating first-time home buyers about the home ownership process. To register ph: 263-5490. Rose show, Papatoetoe Garden and Floral Art Society holds its 79th Annual Open Rose and Floral Art Show on November 6, 10am-4pm at Papatoetoe Town Hall, St George St. Light refreshments, trading table. Anyone can enter with a gold coin donation, schedules available. Ph: Rosemary 278-2223. Genealogy, Papatoetoe Genealogy meets on November 6, 1pm at The Depot, 91 Cambridge Tce. Guest speaker. Door charge $3 for members, $4 visitors. All welcome. Ph: Lorraine 276-8426. Historical society, Manurewa Historical Society meets on November 6, and every first Saturday of the month, 1.30pm in the theatre, Nathan Homestead, Hill Rd. Guest speaker, new members welcome. Ph: Olga 266-7711. Evacuees, The Auckland branch of the Evacuees Reunion Association meets on November 6, 1.30pm at the Guide Centre, 132 Grange Rd, Mt Eden. All wartime evacuees, partners and friends welcome. Bring a small plate of Christmas fare and $3 donation towards expenses. Meet Johnnie and his mates from Dad's Army. Remember your luggage label. Ph: Aline 626-7785. Garden and laughter, Manukau Garden, Laughter and Food Processing Club open every Saturday, noon- 2pm at Stadium Reserve, Tavern Lane, Papatoetoe (behind Allan Brewster Centre). Talks on topical garden subjects, pest identification clinic, laughter yoga sessions, food processing demonstrations, gardening literature. November events calendar available, ph: Jayne 264-1564 evenings. Church centenary, St Lukes Church in Manurewa celebrates 100 years of service to the community of Manurewa in the week beginning November 7. We would like to get in touch with all past parishioners and friends of the church. To add names to the centenary contact list ph: 266-5266 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Futsal, Five-a-side Futsal soccer every Sunday, 4pm- 5.30pm at the Gardens School, Charles Prevost Rd, Manurewa Boys and girls aged 8 to 14 are welcome. Ph: Mark 021-800-256. Country & western, South Auckland Traditional Country and Western Club meets on November 7, and every fortnight, 1pm-5pm, at the Metro Theatre, Massey Rd, Mangere. Afternoon tea, good band. Ph: Dave 275-6258. Museum open, Papatoetoe Historical Society museum is open November 7, and every first Sunday of the month, 2pm-4pm at 91 Cambridge Tce. Chance to explore local history, interesting quiz and scavenger hunt for children. Entry $2 adult, $1 child. Ph: Allan 278-0560.
November 4th 2010