Manukau Courier : February 24th 2011
11 MANUKAU COURIER, FEBRUARY 24, 2011 NEWS There are no limits to what young people can achieve when they are given the right preparation for lifelong success. Students at ACG Strathallan have earned 14 Top in NZ and 6 Top in the World awards over the past 4 years in a wide range of subjects including Business Studies, Photography, Music, Design & Technology, English, Mathematics, History, Chemistry, Applied ICT and Accounting. Our aim is to bring out the best in your child so that we help build a better world for tomorrow. Visit our Open Day on Saturday 5 March 2011 to experience the ACG difference. Find out why our students enjoy coming to school each day and why they achieve such outstanding results. For full information about our school, visit our website: www.acgedu.com OPEN DAY SAT. 5 MARCH 10.30AM - 2.30PM Come and see how good school can be! ACG STRATHALLAN Preschool | Years 1 to 13 | Hayfield Way, Karaka. Ph. 295 0830. STR123-COURIER $1 MILLION HOME ENTERTAINMENT, COOKING APPLIANCE AND WHITEWARE RECEIVERSHIP AUCTIONS Some bidding will start at "$9 Unreserved" register now and start bidding! There has never been a better opportunity to upgrade to some of the latest technology for a fraction of retail, visit us now to register and start bidding! Over 200 Samsung Seconds LED/LCD and Plasma Big Screen Televisions From 22" To 55" Samsung Washing Machines, Double Door Fridge Freezers, Dryers and Dish Washers Samsung DVD and Blu Ray Players, Home Cinema Systems, Samsung Cook Tops and Built In Ovens Auckland Council has released its Draft Annual Plan 2011/2012. It sets out the council's plans for the year 1 July 2011 to 30 June 2012, and the budget required to make them happen. It outlines Auckland Council's proposal to undertake $773 million worth of capital works in 2011/2012, and spend $1.8 billion on providing services. It's your rates that help pay for council projects in your local area and across the region, making Auckland a great place to live. Soon you will find a summary of the draft annual plan in your letterbox, which includes a freepost feedback form. We are interested to hear your feedback on the draft annual plan along with amendments we are proposing to our long-term plan. You can do this online or through the freepost form. Copies of the documents and feedback forms are available • at any library • any council service centre • online at www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz • call us (09) 301 0101. Find out more: phone 09 301 0101 or visit www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz RW_AK8749_WMP IT'S TIME TO TELL US WHAT YOU THINK Train fares to go up Train fares are set to rise but bus and ferry trips will cost the same after a review by Auckland Transport. Single and 10-trip bus and some ferry fares will be held at current levels, Auckland Transport chief executive David Warburton says. But rail fares will rise from March 13 because of an $8 million increase in costs associated with providing more services -- from 1529 scheduled services a week to 1950. The price rises range from 10 cents for a one- stage trip to 50 cents for eight stages. An annual review of Auckland s public trans- port fares is required by the contract between Auckland Transport and its operators, Mr War- burton says. It takes into account factors such as increased operator cost, revenue and patronage move- ments in the context of the wider economic cli- mate, service quality and changes, price of diesel, service levels, wage and salary increases, and the consumer price index. It should be noted that, aside from single and 10-trip multi- journey tickets, bus and ferry operators have the right to increase prices for ticket products they offer themselves, while some ferry fares are beneath the maximum schedule and may increase. Customer fares are still heavily subsidised through Auckland Tran- sport and government agencies such as the New Zealand Transport Agency, he says. Improvements in rail services include 10 to 15-minute train fre- quency at peak times with more service choices on the horizon. There have been major improvements in infrastructure as well with just under 30 train stations on the network upgraded and a con- tinued upgrade pro- gramme ready to roll out prior to the arrival of the first tranche of electric trains in 2013. Go to the MAXX website maxx.co.nz from March 1 for full details of the new fare structure for rail.
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