Manukau Courier : December 9th 2010
5 MANUKAU COURIER, DECEMBER 9, 2010 NEWS 574 Great South Road, Papatoetoe, (corner of Casper Road and opp Whenuapai Gardens) Ph. 277 6644 Mob. 021 0231 2757 E. email@example.com www.denturedesigns.co.nz FREE Consultation FREE WINZ Quotes FREE Insurance Quotes Dental Laboratory Service Full Set Dentures Repairs & Cleaning Same Day Partial Dentures Mouth Guards Denture Relines Same Day Flexible Dentures Praise for pedestrian bridge Important link: A curved bridge over Onehunga Harbour Rd was formally opened last Thursday by community members, including New Zealand Transport Agency state highways manager for Auckland and Northland Tommy Parker, left, Maungakiekie Tamaki Local Board deputy chairwoman Bridget Graham and Onehunga Enhancement Society chairman Jim Jackson. Photo: JASON OXENHAM By RHIANNON HORRELL An automated people- counter will track the popularity of a new ped- estrian bridge which con- nects Mangere Bridge with Onehunga. The 3.5-metre-wide crossing for walking and cycling spans Onehunga Harbour Rd and has been formally opened after construction start- ed in March. Maungakiekie Tamaki Local Board deputy chairwoman Bridget Graham says there have been many crossings around the strategic arm of the Manukau Harbour over the years. There are many schools whose zones extend to the other side of the harbour. It's pro- viding a huge asset to all of those people. It's a bridge that goes some- where instead of a bridge that goes nowhere.'' She hopes the link will create a sense of togetherness. New Zealand Trans- port Agency state high- ways manager for Auck- land and Northland Tommy Parker says more than 15,000 vehicles use Onehunga Harbour Rd each day to access the southwestern motorway. This will provide safe access across Onehunga Harbour Rd. We want to ensure that the com- munity doesn't get separated from one an- other.'' He says further improvements to walk- ing and cycling infra- structure should be com- plete in the new year following the August completion of the duplic- ate Manukau Harbour crossing. Cycle Action Auckland member Mark Bracey says the project has exceeded expectations. Around Auckland you see a growing number of beautiful bridges. They are starting to cater for people like us. It's just outstanding. Many times I've wait- ed five to 10 minutes to get across this road. The functionality is great.'' The northern end of the bridge sits on the Hopua tuff ring, the edge of a large infilled vol- canic crater encom- passing the northern side of the Landing Res- taurant and Gloucester Park. Security cameras helping New security cameras are helping make the Mangere Town Centre safer by the day. There are now 18 CCTV cameras helping prevent crime and increase public safety. 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The Auckland Coun- cil's council controlled organisation strategy and appointments sub- committee confirmed the allocation of Watercare positions at its meeting on Monday. Ross Keenan was con- firmed as chairman and David Clarke as deputy chairman. Mr Keenan, who is currently deputy chair- man, will take over the top role from Graeme Hawkins who will be retiring from the board after serving from 2002. With extensive experi- ence in the Auckland water industry, Mr Keenan was previously chairman of Metrowater, Counties Manukau Dis- trict Health Board and Southern Travel Hold- ings Ltd. Mr Clarke has served on the board since July 2008. Pat Snedden has been reappointed to the Watercare board for a one-year term. He has been a Watercare director for eight years. The changes will take effect from Watercare's annual general meeting this month. A process to fill up to two extra positions on the board will start soon.
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