Manukau Courier : March 4th 2011
3 MANUKAU COURIER, MARCH 4, 2011 NEWS Ring James 263 4282 3/6 Keith Hay Drive off Plunket Ave www.jascoautomotive.com Try our 21 Point Silver Service and receive a WOF Inspection FREE 3344386AB Ph: 271 2081 283 East Tamaki Rd, East Tamaki TYRE SERVICE, MECHANICAL REPAIRS WOF $20 OPEN 6 DAYS • Used Tyres from $25 • Full Service from $95 • Wheel Alignments - $39 + GST 3477984AD Stay informed. Freephone 0508 CONNECT (266 6328) A contraflow will be in place from 5am to 8pm, Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 March, limiting Broadway to one lane each way. All local shops and businesses will remain open as normal: vehicle access to shops on Mahuru St will be available from Nuffield St. Broadway will be closed from 8pm to 5am on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. Detours will be clearly marked. The NZTA apologises for any disruption these roadworks may cause, and thanks all local businesses and residents for their ongoing support and cooperation. View project footage: www.youtube.com Keyword Newmarket Connection Newmarket Connection: Viaduct Replacement Project Roadworks on Broadway, Friday 10 - Sunday 12 March Section of old viaduct to be lowered next to Broadway on Sunday morning BWR_01 Register for updates: www.nzta.govt.nz/newmarketconnection Email firstname.lastname@example.org On the morning of Sunday March 12, visitors to Newmarket will be able to witness a section of the old Newmarket Viaduct being lowered over 20 metres to the ground by the Big Blue gantry. For more details on the timing of this event, visit the project's website on or after Saturday March 11. www.nzta.govt.nz/newmarketconnection Please consider public transport when travelling to Newmarket over this weekend IN BRIEF Family fundraiser Manukau residents can show their support and raise money for those affected by the Christchurch earthquake at the Bunnings Warehouse family fundraising event tomorrow. Plenty of family-friendly activities such as a bouncy castle and face- painting will be available for a gold coin donation, as well as a $2 sausage sizzle and bucket collectors. All proceeds will go to the New Zealand Red Cross 2011 Earthquake Appeal. Students dress up Papatoetoe High School students raised $3261 for the Christchurch quake relief appeal by going to school dressed in checked clothing or Chuck Taylor shoes with a gold coin donation. Tots take a stand Tiny tots at Toddlers Turf Childcare Centre in Manukau will hold a red and black dress-up day on March 9 to help with the earthquake appeal. Each preschooler will bring along a gold coin to donate to the appeal. For colleagues Manukau Courier staff joined hundreds of Fairfax Media staff throughout the country today and dressed up in Canterbury colours to raise money for the quake effort. They also wanted support for colleagues at the Christchurch Press who lost a co-worker and their building in the disaster. Many evacuees here By KAREN MANGNALL UP TO 21,000 people fleeing the Christchurch earthquake could come to Auckland, Civil Defence controller Clive Manley says. That's the best estimate'' of the numbers Auckland might need to take in, he says. Auckland Council and other agencies met on Wednesday to make sure we can support that kind of number''. A large number of people have decided to get out of Christchurch whether as a break or perma- nently,'' Mr Manley says. By Wednesday afternoon, 2005 evacuees had registered for help at Civil Defence centres at Lambie Drive in Manukau, Auckland air- port and Whenuapai airbase. Many more have gone straight to family or elsewhere,'' Mr Manley says. Those registered at the centres have been helped with accommo- dation, transport, counselling and referrals to Work and Income and other agencies. Several hundred evacuees have been put into billets with Auckland families. Auckland Tourism has taken more offers for billeting people than demand'', Mr Manley says. Now the need is to identify homes able to billet people from specific ethnic groups. For example if we have Afghan people are there people who can accommodate them?'' The reception centres are working with Child Youth and Family and the Education Ministry to check people offering billets and those seeking them so we're not putting children and families at risk'', he says. Auckland has 710 workers from the council, emergency services, Civil Defence and other agencies in Christchurch helping with quake recovery and more on standby if needed. Those in Christchurch include 124 police, 69 firefighters, 41 members of urban search and res- cue teams, 39 from Watercare, 34 engineers, 22 from Civil Defence and 60 council building inspectors. Mr Manley says council staff are working right in the rubble'' along- side search and rescue teams. Dis- trict health boards from around Auckland have sent 40 staff includ- ing 15 doctors and 19 nurses. The Auckland Regional Public Health Service will be sending medical officers of health, health protection officers and nurses to Christchurch in coming weeks. Public health intelligence and infrastructure manager Sunil Kushor says they can help Christ- church with the kind of health problems that will long remain after the rescue issues are sorted out''. Auckland Council Civil Defence committee chairman Michael Goudie and Mr Manley went to Christchurch on Tuesday. Mr Goudie says their tour of the emergency co-ordination centre was invaluable'' for Auckland's own Civil Defence plan which is now under way.. Clothes call in support Red and black: They've made themselves available as volunteers for the Christchurch earthquake relief effort and they've been helping patients flown in from the stricken city. Now staff throughout Counties Manukau District Health Board have been doing their bit to raise money for the quake appeal. Staff at all levels at Middlemore Hospital, Manukau SuperClinic, Lambie Drive board offices and Otara Spinal Unit showed their support for Canterbury by wearing red and black on Tuesday. Those who had to wear uniforms bought a red and black ribbon to wear instead. They raised more than $3000 for the appeal.
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