Manukau Courier : February 8th 2011
8 MANUKAU COURIER, FEBRUARY 8, 2011 NEWS Motorway Improvement Work Wiri Station Rd / Redoubt Rd Intersection NZTA_WSR_01 The NZ Transport Agency wishes to advise motorists there will be major resurfacing work on SH20C - Wiri Station Road at Redoubt Road intersection, coming up in the next few months. The work will be carried out at night, due to reduced traffic volumes and to minimise disruption to road users. Detour routes will be in place and should only add about 5-10 minutes extra to the journey. These works are an important part of the maintenance programme to ensure the state highway is kept in good and safe condition for all road users. Confirmed dates for this work will be announced closer to the time. For updates and information about these works, or any other motorway issues please call Auckland Motorways on 09 5200 200. Overview What you'll study reports Entry details Youth Guarantee CERTIFICATE IN SPORTS, FITNESS AND HEALTH LEVEL 2 Quick facts Duration: Start: Fees: Time: NEVILLE ROGERS CUSTOMER SERVICE CENTRE For further information contact DIY safety drive to save lives A Switch on to Safety campaign aims to reduce deaths and injuries from DIY jobs. Power company Vector is run- ning the campaign to remind people to take precautions like being aware of overhead lines when moving ladders and making sure that power tools and appliances do not come into con- tact with water. About 21,000 people are injured in their own homes doing jobs each year. Vector says a residual current device should be used when work- ing with electrical tools outside and power should be disconnected if it is necessary to work within four metres of a powerline. Underground cables and pipes can also be deadly and people need to find out the location of these if they are planning to dig out their garden. Go to www.vector.co.nz for safety tips and a chance to win a share of $10,000. Main parties name Botany candidates Vision: National candidate Jami-Lee Ross says he's had his sights set on a seat in Parliament for a number of years. Photo: FAIRFAX MEDIA By MATT BOWEN Who s that at the door? If you live in the Botany electorate it s likely to be National s Jami-Lee Ross or Labour s Michael Wood. Both men have won the right to con- test the March 5 byelection. Mr Ross final rival for the sought- after candidacy was former radio host Maggie Barry while Mr Wood won a three-man race. Botany is considered a safe National seat but 25-year-old Mr Ross is taking nothing for granted. I always work very hard in campaigns and I work hard until the last minute, he says. I think Botany people want to see the economy succeed. They want to see the government well managed because the economy is currently the country s biggest issue. Law and order is a particularly big issue on the minds of the Botany people. We ll be campaigning on those and talking to people about the fact that National has a plan for achieve- ment with the economy and we ve been willing to put more resources into poli- cing. Mr Ross says standing for Parlia- ment has been a goal of his for a num- ber of years . It s sad to see Pansy Wong go but I m a local Botany resident. This is my home and community. I do believe local MPs should be local people, he says. Meanwhile, Labour doesn t expect to win and that s fine with Mr Wood. I m a New Zealand cricket sup- porter so I m used to having low expectations, he says. A Labour candidate running in a real National stronghold like Botany, you have to have the same approach. The father of two and former union organiser was raised in Pakuranga but now lives in Mt Roskill. He s excited about the campaign. The goal is really simple and that is to relentlessly focus in on the issues and hold the government to account. We think they ve failed absolutely abysmally in terms of their economic management and now our assets are on the table. It s about putting our policies and our values on the table really clearly, Mr Wood says.
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