Manukau Courier : November 4th 2010
6 MANUKAU COURIER, NOVEMBER 4, 2010 NEWS OG1258 Make our home your home. Your comfort and wellbeing is assured: AVAILABLE FROM $225,000 AVAILABLE FOR $159,000 To find out more call Helen Kingi on (021) 278 0026 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org Priced to meet the market Beautiful, generous gardens and surrounds Comfort and security Rest home and hospital to hand Warm, friendly and professional staff Family friendly environment Leisure and social activities Opposite the Auckland Botanical Gardens and close to Manukau Shops Meal options and healthcare support available OPEN FOR VIEWING BY APPOINTMENT OPEN FOR VIEWING BY APPOINTMENT ELMWOOD VILLAGE: 131 Hill Road, Manurewa 2105 Ph (09) 269 0750 When making the decision to move to a retirement village, Elmwood offers a reassuring solution for seniors at a stage in their lives where comfort, security and a sense of place and belonging are paramount. In addition, Elmwood offers priority entry to rest home level care if your health needs or circumstances change. Newly renovated, self-contained 1 bedroom apartments with different outlooks onto a private courtyard. Fully refurbished studio cottage with conservatory. ELMWOOD SERVICED APARTMENTS ELMWOOD COTTAGE 3188554AB 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. Kids get facts on managing money Talking cents: Craig Duffy talks to Robertson Road School students about credit cards, KiwiSaver and how to avoid debt. Photo: SIMON WATTS By JESSIE COLQUHOUN They might only be 11 or 12 but already the kids at Robertson Road School have their sights set on owning their first homes. Students at the Mangere school take part in online Duffy Academy financial liter- acy classes. Run by mentors and twins Paul and Craig Duffy, the classes cover everything from mort- gages to KiwiSaver and credit card interest. In term three schools from all across Auckland took part in a money competition to test their knowledge of what they d learnt so far. Craig and Paul returned to Robertson Rd School last week to hold another competition within the year 7 and 8 syndicate with 10 cellphones to be won. Paul says learning about money is inval- uable for children at school. If these guys don t start this stuff now, in three years time they ll buy a car and two years after that they ll have a credit card. They ll go to univer- sity and leave $30,000 in debt, be 30 years old and still living with mum and dad. Then they ll have to start paying off that debt and saving for a house deposit. The twins aim to get kids smart about money and prevent future generations from getting into huge debt. Paul says getting students involved in money competitions like the one at Robertson Road School adds another dimension to their learning and makes it fun. One hundred and thirty schools take part in Duffy Club online classes. Grant sets up support group By MELISSA KINEALY More help for carers of dementia sufferers is on the way thanks to a $10,000 grant to Alzhei- mers Counties Manu- kau. Acting manager Bonnie Robinson says they ll be setting up a new Manurewa support group within the month thanks to the SkyCity Auckland Community Trust grant. We really want to expand these services in most suburbs in Counties Manukau, she says. You don t have a lot of spare time if you are a carer and the more groups we can offer, the easier it will be for people to get to. Looking after a family member with dementia can be very stressful and monthly support groups are a chance to talk to others in the same boat. Trust chairman Jock Irvine says it s a true pleasure to be able to support organisations like Alzheimers Counties Manukau which make a real impact in their own community. The grant was part of $2.3 million given to community groups this year. Alzheimers Counties Manukau provides sup- port for people with dementia and their fam- ilies. Call 576-7776 for more information.
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