Manukau Courier : November 4th 2010
4 MANUKAU COURIER, NOVEMBER 4, 2010 NEWS South Western Motorway Southern Motorway Great SouthRd SwaffieldRd Massey Rd Mangere Rd Buckland Rd Station Rd Kolma rRd Cavendish Dr Wylie Rd Omagh Ave Village Rd Lambie Dr Puhinui Rd FUTURE* CAVENDISH INTERCHANGE LAMBIE INTERCHANGE to airport Te Irirangi Dr Major road works ahead KiwiRail needs to replace five rail overbridges in Manukau in the next few months to prepare for the future electrification of the Auckland rail network. There will be full or partial road closures which could mean traffic delays. Please allow extra time for your journey or use alternative routes. KiwiRail and its contractors are working hard to get the job done and return the community to normality as quickly as possible. We thank you for your patience. To find out more, please visit www.kiwirail.co.nz For more information about rail services please visit www.maxx.co.nz or call 366 6400. BRIDGE STREET One lane closed until November 8; stop/go operation 9-2.30pm daily. Road closed November 8 until end of January. ST GEORGE STREET One lane closed until December 10; two-way traffic maintained throughout. Road fully open December 11-25. Road closed Boxing Day for 3 weeks. BROWNS ROAD Road closed Boxing Day for 3 weeks. JUTLAND ROAD Road closed until November 17. STATION/LUPTON ROAD Road closed Boxing Day for 3 weeks. BRIDGE STREET ST GEORGE STREET Bridge Street Traffic Detours *(www.nzta.govt.nz/projects/manukauextension) SUPER SPRING SPECIALS! PLUS IN-STORE SPECIALS ON NAILS, HARDWARE FRAMING, DECKING AND MUCH, MORE.. RETAINING FENCING All prices exclude GST. Offers only valid while stocks last and if paid for in full by either: Cash, Eftpos, Visa or MasterCard. Hours: M-F 7.00am-5.00pm S 7.30am-12.00pm Manukau City Branch 32 Noel Burnside Road 09 277 7695 150X50 RAD #2 TAN H4 $3.30/m 200X50 RAD #2 TAN H4 $4.30/m 200X50 RAD F2 TGV H4 $5.65/m Mt Roskill Branch 50 Frost Road 09 620 4069 75X50 H3.2 RAIL 4.8M $8.95 ea 150X19 M H3.2 PAILINGS 1.8M $2.10 ea 150X19 M H3.2 PAILINGS 1.5M $1.80 ea 150X19 M H3.2 PAILINGS 1.2M $1.42 ea www.wiritimber.co.nz A challenge for health The 5+ A Day charitable trust wants everyone eating at least five servings of fruit and veg- gies by 2015. The challenge comes atthestartof5+ADay fruit and vegetable month. Around 80 percent of Kiwis know about the importance of eating five or more servings of fruit and vegetables a day but fewer than half do it. The trust says a diet high in fruit and vegetables can reduce rates of cancer, heart dis- ease and diabetes. United front on high school truancy Getting to school: James Cook High principal Bryan Smith and senior sergeant Tony Van are working together to combat truancy at the school. Photo: SHANE WENZLICK By JESSIE COLQUHOUN Manurewa police and James Cook High School are working together to cut the number of students roaming the streets when they should be in class. The school used to only admit students at the start of each period to avoid disruption to teachers and other students learning in the classroom. But then students got smart and started show- ing up for school only at those times. Kids hanging around on the street were caus- ing headaches for the police. So they and principal Bryan Smith devised a holding system. Now students who show up late to school are dealt with the min- ute they arrive and then wait together until the start of the next class. The school finds out why the students are late and how they can solve the problem next time. Mr Smith says the school's also been work- ing with the police to identify a hard core'' group of regular truants. Police know who they are and the school lets them know when those students are absent so they can find out what's going on. A letter is sent home and it's followed up with a home visit by an officer if necessary. Senior sergeant Tony Van says parents often take truancy more seriously if confronted with a police officer in uniform. We want these chil- dren back in school to get an education,'' he says. Mr Smith wants all its parents to be working actively to stop truancy to help students achieve. We know that the high attenders get the good results.''
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