Manukau Courier : November 18th 2010
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SEE SOUTH PACIFIC LOANS FIRST 3036028AA APPLY NOW FOR FEBRUARY 2011 Contact us now for a complete list of programmes or more information. 0800 62 62 52 • www.manukau.ac.nz 7551 00096subs Students at the Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT) School of Culinary and Hospitality Studies learn in real life training environments. MIT has on-site kitchens as well as a restaurant, bar and café for your practical training experience. Certificate in Café and Restaurant Operations Certificate in Hospitality Operations Diploma in Hospitality Management Hungry for hospitality training? Overbridge turned down By KAREN MANGNALL A PLAN to build a new railway over- bridge along Puhinui Rd to replace the one at Bridge St was turned down three months ago by the outgoing Manukau City Council. KiwiRail sparked traffic chaos around Papatoetoe last week when it closed Bridge St for three months to rebuild the overbridge to allow room for electric trains to pass underneath. Frustrated motorists and residents have contacted the Manukau Courier wanting to know why KiwiRail isn t building a new overbridge on Puhinui Rd instead. That would give commercial and air- port traffic a direct run over the main trunk line instead of having to divert through residential streets to cross at Bridge St. But KiwiRail did propose a new bridge at Puhinui Rd to the council back in August, electrification project director Murray Hood says. The council said then the move wasn t needed with Cavendish Drive being widened and extended as the main route for commercial and airport traffic. It is designed to take traffic off Puhinui Rd as this is largely a residen- tial road, Mr Hood says. This means a new bridge over the rail line at that location, which would be expensive and have an impact on properties, is not necessary. In a letter to KiwiRail on August 11, then council transportation manager Chris Freke says the decision was taken some time ago to extend Cavendish Drive under the railway line as the main east-west link to the airport. Puhinui Rd is residential in nature and less suitable for high volumes of traffic , his letter says. Many proper- ties would have been affected by the widening. Congestion on Bridge St from heavy trucks and airport traffic should dim- inish significantly once the Cavendish Drive link to State Highway 20 opens in December, Mr Freke says. Other factors against a new bridge include the short notice, the fact that council doesn t own all the land and that the cost far exceeds KiwiRail s budget to replace Bridge St. The extra cost is unlikely to receive subsidy and cannot really be justified given the arterial alternative that is already in place, his letter says. A Puhinui Rd overbridge would also create local traffic disbenefits because the Clendon Ave and Cam- bridge Terrace intersections would have to be closed. Overall there s no basis for the council to pursue a new Puhinui Rd overbridge, Mr Freke writes. Out with the old ... Going, gone: The last traces of the old Manukau City Council are removed from the civic building on Wiri Station Rd as part of an $850,000 supercity rebranding. Photo: SHANE WENZLICK By KAREN MANGNALL One of the most visible traces of the Manukau City Council has vanished quietly from the land- scape. Few paused to mourn as the old council s landmark branding came down letter by letter from atop the civic building on Wiri Station Rd last week. Two passing ex-Manukau staffers did stop briefly to watch. It s the end of an era, commented one cheerfully before hopping into his freshly rebranded Auckland Council car. Contractors on abseiling ropes took several hours to grind out the bolts holding each individual letter before lowering them to be taken away. New Auckland Council signs and pohutukawa logo will go up at some stage -- but probably won t be as big or as bold. It s part of an initial $850,000 supercity rebranding at 86 sites started before the Auckland Council merger on November 1. The first signs of change are on civic buildings, local board offices, service centres, libraries and fleet vehicles. Other interior and exterior signs will be rebranded next. Street signs and parks are scheduled for change from July. Revamped and renamed A revamped elderly care facility in Mangere will bear the name of a late New Zealand prime minister. The David Lange Care Home is the new name of the Bupa Care Services facility on the corner of James and Massey roads. The former Culverden Care home -- also know as the Blue Dove hospital and resthome -- is being developed in two stages which will potentially have an extra 91 hospital level care beds. Members of the community and Bupa staff nationwide were asked to recommend names for the facility. Staff put forward the late Mangere MP s name for his strong connection and substantial contribution to the district. His widow Margaret Pope says she s thrilled that her husband s name will be kept in the community and as an MP he had a lot of involvement with the home in its earlier incarnation. Bupa is investing $2.3 million in the refurbishment of the site Anne Frank show at the homestead The story of Anne Frank and her diary is the latest exhibition at Nathan Homestead. The Anne Frank Travel- ling Exhibition is a photographic and documentary show about the political developments that affected the Frank family and people throughout Europe during World War Two. A documen- tary features holocaust survivors and a button collection represents the 1.5 million children who died during the holocaust. Call Nathan Homestead on 267-0180 for more information.
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