Manukau Courier : March 1st 2011
7 MANUKAU COURIER, MARCH 1, 2011 NEWS Proudly 100% NZ owned and operated and supporting the Community since 1971 www.madbutcher.co.nz Offers valid from Mon 28th Feb - Sun 6th Mar. All Stores Open 7 Days FRESH PORK ROASTS only5 $ .99 kilo Save $5.30kg o our everyday low price! Fresh Pork Loin Chops only9 kilo .99 $ only3 $ .99 kilo Mad Butcher Pork Flavoured Sausages Fresh NZ Pork Prices Slashed! Fresh Pork Slices only9 kilo .99 $ Biscuits now available in all stores! Save $2.50kg o our everyday low price! Includes bone in leg & shoulder roasts! IN BRIEF Family fun day More than 1000 people are expected to turn out for this year's Otahuhu family fun day on Saturday. There'll be a bouncy castle, climbing wall, face painting, stage entertainment, competitions and community service information stalls. The event is a joint venture of the Auckland Council, the police Genesis youth project, Community Leisure Management and the Auckland district health board. The Otahuhu Family Fun Day is on March 5, 11am to 3pm, at Fairburn Reserve, Mason Ave, Otahuhu. Turning pink Turning tyres pink has raised money that will help save lives. A cheque for $158,524 has been given to the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation after last year's successful Firestone Pink Cap Drive campaign where Bridgestone sold pink tyre valve caps for $2. Foundation chief executive Evangelia Henderson says the money will go towards a national community education programme which aims to reduce the risk of breast cancer through early detection and positive lifestyle choices. Breast cancer is the most common cancer for New Zealand women with one in nine at risk of the disease. Road repair could cost $500,000 Substandard surface: Howick Local Board member Steve Udy says the issues with the four-year-old Highbrook Drive should never have happened. Photo: MATT BOWEN By MATT BOWEN Premature pavement fail- ure could cost ratepayers up to $500,000 unless a deal is struck over who should pay. A brief summary of the problems plaguing the sur- face of Highbrook Drive on the north and south side of the Otara Creek Bridge was presented to the latest Howick Local Board meeting. The southern section fail- ure was due to substandard sub-base material . It was resolved at no cost by the consultants and con- tractor who covered the $75,000 remedial repair bill. The report says Auckland Transport will fund work on the northern section to the tune of between $400,000 and $500,000 from the annual road rehabilitation budget. But it s currently discussing these costs with the companies involved to find out if cost share is appropriate . Howick Local Board trans- port portfolio leader Steve Udy says the entrance to the area s premier business park shouldn t have fallen apart in the first place. This board can say it s dis- gusting, it should not have happened but it won t change this one iota, he says. All we can say is hurry up and get this fixed properly. Board member and former Manukau City Council trans- port portfolio leader David Collings says it s not necess- arily contractor failure . Independent pavement consultants engaged by Auck- land Transport found the northern failure extending to Maurice Paykel Place is caused by a number of factors, some beyond the control of the consultant and contractor including sub- standard pavement mat- erials, poor compaction and poor quality road surfacing. The road was built as part of the Highbrook Business Park construction under a resource consent approved by the former Manukau City Council. Blacktop Construction is carrying out repair work.
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