Manukau Courier : February 4th 2010
4 MANUKAU COURIER, FEBRUARY 4, 2011 NEWS Ph: 271 2081 283 East Tamaki Rd, East Tamaki TYRE SERVICE, MECHANICAL REPAIRS WOF $20 6 DAYS • Used Tyres from $25 • Full Service from $95 • Wheel Alignments - $39 + GST OPEE EN We are specialist in automotive air-conditioning Winner of the 2010 Customer Service Award for Auto Air Conditioning for the Auckland Region COOLCAR AIR-CONDITIONING CENTRE COME IN FOR YOUR CHECK FREE 9B Ryan Place, Manukau www.coolcar.co.nz also at 333 Ti Rakau Drive, East Tamaki Ph 274-4609 FREE CHECKS PHONE 263 5777 VASA ALL WORK IS GUARANTEED Is your vehicle air-conditioning working properly? IF NOT -- YOU NEED US! AUCKLAND FOOTBALL VS WAIKATO BAY OF PLENTY FOOTBALL AUCKLAND FOOTBALL DEVELOPMENT TEAM VS NORTHERN FOOTBALL Saturday 5 February, 3pm Saturday 5 February, 5pm The Auckland Football sides are proudly supported by Venue (both games): Keith Hay Park Rail overbridge reopens Station Rd rail overbridge in Manu- rewa was due to reopen this morning, five days later than scheduled. It's one of six bridges being replaced by KiwiRail in Manukau and Papa- kura to allow room for electric trains to pass underneath. Monday's planned reopening had to be delayed after contractors found substandard road construction on either side of the bridge. Auckland electrification project director Murray Hood says layers of asphalt had been laid directly on top of scoria and clay with no consistent road formation underneath. Further work has been carried out excavate and resurface the existing roads and provide the proper struc- tural formation,'' Mr Hood says. The rebuilt bridge provides wider footpaths and a better pedestrian link between Station Rd and James St, Mr Hood says. Peek-a-boo: A rescued kitten from the SPCA Animal Village in Mangere peeks at the camera. Fostering kittens is about Saving Lives By TROELS SOMMERVILLE Animals heading into the SPCA's Ani- mal Village in Mangere now stand an even better chance of survival as they are invited into homes. As part of the nationwide Saving Lives initiative, volunteers are fostering animals who would otherwise not survive. Because of the sheer number of animals coming into the village, staff are not always able to give them all the care they need. The village has more than 300 kittens in foster care but the shelter is still taking in 80 to 90 a day, SPCA marketing manager Martin MacKenzie says. Kittens that come in without their mothers usually don't stand a good chance of survival because they need more attention than they can be given. Through Saving Lives we try to save every one of them, but some animals just aren't able to be saved. But he is helping do his part and is currently fostering three kittens at his home. You become very attached to them. The kids are already asking if we can keep them.'' The kittens remain with their foster families for between three and five weeks or until they reach a kilogram -- the safe weight for them to return to the SPCA. It's a good way for people to make sure they want a pet,'' Mr MacKenzie says. It's a lot of hard work ... and people get to know what they're in for.'' Saving Lives was launched in 2009 and is a campaign by shelters across the country to change the way they operate.
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