Manukau Courier : February 18th 2011
6 MANUKAU COURIER, FEBRUARY 18, 2011 NEWS * Off recommended retail price. Bikes may have been advertised and sold below retail from time to time. Normal Opening Hours Mon -- Fri 9:00am -- 5:30pm Sat 9:00am -- 5:00pm. Sun 10:00am -- 5:00pm BIKE BARN OUTLET STORE 9 Ronwood Ave, Manukau Phone 09 551 0963 Motorway Improvement Work Mill Road Interchange to Drury Interchange Northbound NZTA_DRU 2002 The NZ Transport Agency advises motorists there will be resurfacing work at various locations on SH1 northbound, between the Mill Road Interchange and the Drury Interchange, starting Sunday 20 February 2011. The work will be carried out at night between 9pm and 5am, due to reduced traffic volumes and to minimise disruption to road users. We expect the work will take around 5 nights to complete. All work is weather dependant. The following signposted detours will be in place: 20th -- 22nd : Mill Road to Ramarama (Northbound lanes closed, southbound still open, detour via Great South Road) 23rd -- 24th : Ramarama to Drury (Norhtbound lanes closed, southbound still open, detour via Great South Road) We ask that drivers take extra care when passing through the work site, and adhere to the sign posted speed limit. Speed will be restricted during the day to between 30 -- 50km/h. This is to ensure the safety of our workers, and to make sure the road surface settles properly. SPECIAL NOTE: Truck drivers, please keep to the right hand (fast lane) at all times during these periods as your weight will damage sub-surface before the new seal goes on. Road users can get up-to-date information from the NZTA website, www.nzta.govt.nz, the public notice section of each Saturday's NZ Herald, or if you are travelling on a specific day and require more information, please call 09 5200 200. These works are important to ensure the motorway is kept in good condition, improving safety and ride comfort for road users, and minimising road noise through the area. NZTA thanks you for your patience while we carry out work in this area. 3521508AA 376 Massey Road Mangere Ph 2755351 VEGE OASIS Paradise Mayonnaise 473ml ONLY $2.99 Was incorrectly advertised in yesterdays Manukau Courier As $6.99 MANGERE STORE This special applies at Mangere & Panmure stores only Go kranking or bootcamping These days I don t often come across a whole new way of getting fit, never mind one that works really well. But I was blown away last week when I tried out New Zealand s first- ever Krank studio at the Lloyd Elsmore Park Leisure Centre. It s called Krank because that s exactly what you do (only spelt with a K), and it works a lot like a grinder on an America s Cup boat. But it can be used sit- ting, standing, lunging or squatting so you get a full cardio workout that focuses on your core and upper body strength. And it is also ideal for anyone who has lower limb disability or for some of the bigger people in our community. I tried it after a run, not realising it would be such a complete workout. Another Community Gyms favourite also gets back into action this month with the eight- week challenge starting on February 28. Only this time it s been extended beyond the gyms and will include big group work- outs in stadiums, pools and outdoors. This new challenge is called the Back to Basics Boot- camp. You might have seen the poster of me in a soldier s uniform. These fitness chal- lenges are quickly be- coming a regular hit. Having been involved in the last four of them I know they get results and have some really good stories behind them. I ve seen some people lose 20kg just over the time of one chal- lenge. One thing that makes them special is their group dynamic. You train with a group, which helps you stay motivated and is a lot more fun. The boot- camp will offer you the chance to train in up to six group sessions a week. So it s an inexpen- sive way to train with fit- ness professionals, and stay focused on your own personal goals, over a time-frame that is also easy to stay focused on. This is one of the most effective, best-value programmes I ve seen. And I always try to reinforce that you don t need to do anything fancy to lose weight and get fit, it s all about doing the basics well, so I love this theme. I encourage anyone who is willing to take the plunge and see what a difference you can make in eight weeks to get down to their local Com- munity Gym and sign up now -- before you find an excuse to put it off. Also reporting for duty this month are the Warriors with a first game already played in Rotorua. I ve been treating the boys to a bit of Wiki aroha . This means circuit training to the max. They hate seeing me show up! However, you don t need to train nearly as hard as they do to still get the benefits of look- ing and feeling better. With school back the AMPd team are firing up at local parks with activities for youth after school. And don t forget the term one recreation programmes at Manu- kau Leisure centres also start this month. It has been hot enough to know there s still plenty of summer left. So get out amongst it. And if you can, get down to Lloyd Elsmore and start kranking. If you get in quick you ll get to give it a go for free -- they re letting everyone trial Krank classes with their Febru- ary for Free offer. Show off your heritage If you re keen to show- case your culture and your heritage and you haveabitofa performer s streak then look no further. Organisers of the Mangere East Cultural Festival are looking for performance groups to take part in their annual event. The festival is now in its fourth year and will be showcasing all the different cultures that make up Mangere on March 26 between 10am and 2pm. There is also room for stalls to be set up on the day outside the Mangere East Community Learn- ing Centre and the library where the festival will be held. The closing date for entering your cultural group will be February 25. Call (09) 275-6161 or email mangere.east. email@example.com for information or to register. Good day to visit Kawau Families are invited to take part in a tradition going back 130 years of a summer picnic at Kawau Island s Mansion House. This year s picnic includes tours of the house, grounds and coppermine, games, treasure hunts and a sausage sizzle. It s a BYO picnic and the cafe is licensed. The picnic is on February 26, 9am to 4.30pm. Discount ferry fares with Reuben s Cruises have been arranged. Bookings are essential, phone 0800-111-616. For more information call the Mansion House on 09-422-8882.
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