Manukau Courier : February 8th 2011
5 MANUKAU COURIER, FEBRUARY 8, 2011 65 RAGLAN ST. MANGERE EAST OPEN 7 DAYS Mon-Fri 6am - 8.30pm Sat-Sun 7am - 8.30pm Specials End This Sunday We reserve the right to correct any errors or misprints Sunee White Medium Grain Rice 5kg Indo Mi Mi Goreng Noodles 40's Chicken Roasting Fowl ( Whole bird) FMF Breakfast Crackers 375g Green Stone Beer 12 pack Lettuce 99¢ea $19.99 bag Plain Flour 20kg $9.99 bag $1.29 ea $4.99 tray Eggs Size 7 30s 3for$10 $13.99 box $16.99 box $5.99 bag Potatoes 10kg Brown ticked off but more to come Done that: He promised it here first and now mayor Len Brown's marked his 100th day in office by releasing the list of his 100 projects completed or under way. By KAREN MANGNALL One hundred days in office today, 100 projects done or underway -- and there s more to come. That s the message from mayor Len Brown as he awards himself 100 ticks for keeping the promise he first made in the Manukau Cour- ier on October 22. His 100 projects in 100 days range from sprucing up the Otahuhu bus station to setting up the Auckland Council s committees and unveiling the business case for the $2 billion inner city rail link. This has been a brilliant opportunity to focus every- one s energy on projects that reunite us, on ensuring there s no hiatus in the tran- sition, Mr Brown says. And for me personally, it s about starting to encapsulate in these projects my vision for Auckland as the world s most livable, most beautiful city. He s unfazed that rela- tively few are truly new projects and many were already under way. My involvement ensured those projects had the public and council profile they required. Others such as the integrated ticket and the CBD rail link are key planks of my mayoralty and I am determined to advance those projects early in this mayoral term. South Auckland projects include getting the $10 million upgrade to Otara s Norman Kirk Memorial pools back on schedule and opened in January. Mr Brown s also commit- ted formally to getting a pool for Otahuhu within three to five years. It s basically something that the Otahuhu community has been asking for for 30 years. And he expects soon to officially open the Papatoetoe and Manurewa multisport complexes, started under the old Manukau City Council. We ve been sitting on those to make sure they come through. The new bureaucracy has responded to the 100 projects in 100 days message. We re working at this with real pace and momentum, we re not mucking around. Interim chief executive Doug McKay is doing out- standing work , Mr Brown says. And whether the projects are new or already under way, staff have just piled straight in behind . The end of the 100 days won t mean an end to his mayoral projects. We ll just keep rolling them out --- and boy, there s a lot to be done. ON THE MAYOR'S LIST By KAREN MANGNALL Championing the new pri- mary piece of customer facing collateral for Tour- ism Auckland is one of the 100 projects mayor Len Brown s claiming for his first 100 days. Apparently 400,000 cop- ies have been produced and distributed nationally through the tourism i-SITE network. What is it? As it turns out, cus- tomer facing collateral appears to be the new term for brochure . In this case, it refers to the Auckland Guide -- available online or in printed form -- a new supercity version of the for- mer sub-regional tourism guides. Other economic develop- ment projects on the mayor s list of 100 include starting a review of the Business Improvement Districts and steps to improve the resource con- sents process. In the transport category, the list includes letting the contract for a joint study into the pre- ferred route for rapid tran- sit to the airport. It s a step that was already approved by the old Manukau City Council and has now come under the auspices of the new Auckland Transport council-controlled organis- ation. Other south Auckland projects include com- munity Civil Defence response plans being devel- oped for Wiri, Kawakawa Bay and Greenmount -- among the first for the region. Papakura is to get recycling wheelie bins from September and the kokako safe zone in Hunua Regional Park will be expanded. And a couple of the 100 projects -- Mayor in the Chair and Town Hall meetings -- will be new to the rest of Auckland but familiar to southsiders from Mr Brown s time as Manukau city mayor. Go online to www. manukaucourier.co.nz to see the full list of the mayor's 100 projects in 100 days. Bridge Protection Work East Tamaki to Highbrook NZTA_ETH 2301 The NZ Transport Agency advises motorists there could be significant delays on SH1, northbound and southbound, between East Tamaki interchange and Highbrook interchange, continuing through February. These closures will be in place so bridge protection work can be carried out on Bairds Road and East Tamaki bridges. The work will be carried out at night between the hours of 9pm and 5am, due to reduced traffic volumes and to minimise disruption to road users. We expect the work will take around 7 weeks to complete, and the following closures will be in place during this time: February - full closure northbound and southbound lanes -- follow signposted detours When possible - one or more lanes closed northbound and southbound -- motorway still open Please note that detours could add up to 5 minutes to standard journey times. For updates and information about these works, or any other motorway issues please call Auckland Motorways on 09 5200 200. Chance to head off to Gallipoli for student ' If these are our future leaders, New Zealand is in good hands. ' Nick White 2010 chief judge Senior secondary school students are being given the chance to travel to Gallipoli for this year s Anzac Day commemorations. The trip is the prize for the winner of the annual RSA Cyril Bassett VC Speech Competition. Registrations for the competition for year 12 and 13 students are now open. Entrants will com- pete in regional speech competitions on March 11-13. The national final will be held at the National War Mem- orial in Wellington on March 30. The competition is a tribute to Cyril Bassett VC, 1882-1983, the only New Zealander to be awarded the Vic- toria Cross at Gallipoli in World War One. Mr Bassett was also a long serving staff member at the Nation- al Bank, which spon- sors the competition. In its inaugural year last year 140 year 12 and 13 students took part. Chief judge Nick White says the stan- dard of entries for last year s speech compe- tition was exceptional. If these are our future leaders, New Zealand is in good hands, he says. The Auckland reg- ional semifinals are at Henderson RSA on February 26 and Papa- kura RSA on February 27.The regional final takes place at Te Atatu Memorial RSA on March 13. As well as the trip to Gallipoli, the national winner will receive a $1000 travel fund, a trophy, a laptop and a digital camera. The eight regional winners will receive $1000 in a National Bank account, $1000 for their school and a place in the national finals. Visit www.rsa.org.nz/ speechcompetition.
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