Manukau Courier : February 24th 2011
7 MANUKAU COURIER, FEBRUARY 24, 2011 NEWS Have we got NEWS for you! News that you can Read, Hear & Watch! Our amazing new online editions take the news into a new dimension. Reads like a newspaper with easy-to-read turning pages -- and packed with extra features that connect you to news like never before. News coverage that puts you on the scene with Turn the page to a new era in local news -- the total multi media news experience! Just click on "Latest Edition" at www.manukaucourier.co.nz Turn on to our online editions NOW. The latest local news online -- anywhere, anytime. 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 Harbour bridge paths officially open Open up: Helping Transport Minister Steven Joyce cut the ribbon to open the Manukau Harbour walking and cycling links are, from left: New Zealand Transport Agency Auckland and Northland state highways manager Tommy Parker, Auckland councillor Alf Filipaina and Maungakiekie MP Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga. Cycling and walking paths built as part of the SH20 Manukau Harbour Crossing project are now open for use. Transport Minister Steven Joyce officially opened the links at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Sunday. The links total 3.5 kilometres and connect Mangere Bridge and One- hunga across the Manukau Har- bour. Auckland councillor for Manukau Alf Filipaina joined Mr Joyce for the ceremony and to check out the new routes for himself. New Zealand Transport Agency Auckland and Northland state highways manager Tommy Parker says the pedestrian and cycling routes will benefit the Mangere Bridge and Onehunga communities and are an integral part of the proj- ect to construct the duplicate motorway bridge across the har- bour. The NZTA and our project partners know that the communi- ties on both sides of the harbour have been waiting a long time for this and we re hoping it will upgrade recreational facilities for the whole area. The day was also a community celebration and the ceremony included placing a time capsule into the recently completed duplicate motorway bridge. The capsule will be opened in 2061 and contains memorabilia from the construction of the bridge. Sunday s celebration was the final official milestone for the $230 million Manukau Harbour Crossing project which opened seven months ahead of schedule in August 2010. The new duplicate bridge on the southwestern motorway is part of the western ring route. NEW LINKS FOR CYCLISTS AND PEDESTRIANS The new cycle and pedestrian links include: a 500-metre section from Queenstown Rd to Orpheus Drive a 100-metre section that improves the link between the Old Mangere Bridge (pedestrian bridge) and the existing Waikaraka Cycleway (Onehunga) as well as a new section of boardwalk a 300-metre section along the Coronation Rd causeway a 1300-metre section through the Waterfront Rd Reserve to Mahunga Drive (Mangere Bridge) Safety and lighting improvements to the Onehunga Mall underpass, along with new paths through One- hunga Lagoon and around the One- hunga Harbour Rd footbridge.
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