Manukau Courier : March 11th 2011
9 MANUKAU COURIER, MARCH 11, 2011 NEWS Stay informed. Freephone 0508 CONNECT (266 6328) A contraflow will be in place from 5am to 8pm, Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 March, limiting Broadway to one lane each way. All local shops and businesses will remain open as normal. Vehicle access to Mahuru St will be available from Nuffield St. Pedestrians are asked to stay on footpaths and take extra care when crossing Broadway over this weekend. Broadway will be closed completely from 8pm to 5am underneath the viaduct on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. Please follow the clearly marked overnight detours. The NZTA apologises for the 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 this weekend BW_02 Wa Register for updates: www.nzta.govt.nz/newmarketconnection Email firstname.lastname@example.org The deconstruction team is planning to lower a segment down next to Broadway on Sunday morning. For more details on the timing of this event, please check the news feed on the project's website on or after Saturday March 11. www.nzta.govt.nz/newmarketconnection Ethnic panel named Few links to south Auck- land's 160-plus ethnic communities are evident on the new Auckland Council ethnic peoples advisory panel. The 12-member panel named on Tuesday includes Aids Foun- dation programme man- ager Kudakwashe Tuwe from Zimbabwe, Chinese businessman John Hong and Auckland Regional Migrant Services co- ordinator Bevan Chu- ang, also Chinese. Other members are Bhartiya Samaj trust chairman Jeet Suchdev from India, Congolese member of the national refugee network Kafeba Pergoleze Alvis Mundele and Sadiqa Hajee from Bahrain. Waitakere Ethnic Board members for the panel include Fiji-Indian businesswoman Ann Pala, lecturer and Migrant Action Trust chairwoman Camille Nakhid from Trinidad and Tobago, and real estate agent Amail Habib from Pakistan. Also on the panel are Migrant Action Trust member Asoka Basna- yake from Sri Lanka, Social Development Ministry migrant and refugee service co- ordinator Susan Zhu, and Waitemata District Health Board Asian sup- port services worker Grace Ryu from Korea. A creative use of colour The new Mangere Arts Centre -- Nga Tohu o te Uenuku is living up to its rainbow name by making the finals of a top Australasian design competition. The colour schemes by designer Georgia Webb for the arts centre are finalists in both the com- mercial interior and exterior categories for the 25th annual Dulux Colour Awards. The awards are a lead- ing showcase for creative use of colour in architec- ture and interior design, drawing 91 entries from Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea. The Dulux Colour Awards winners will be announced in Sydney on March 30. Poly feast: Sir Edmund Hillary Collegiate students dazzling the crowd on the Cook Islands stage last year. Photo: SHANE WENZLICK Polyfest expected to be biggest ever By TROELS SOMMERVILLE The grand spectacle that is the ASB Polyfest is almost here. The biggest Maori and Pacific Island festival of its type in the world will see more than 63 schools descend upon the Manukau Sports Bowl next week. The four-day event attracted more than 95,000 people last year and even more are expected this year, media officer Dean Wilson says. It's one of the absolutely iconic events in Auckland,'' he says. It's a festival that really embodies the pride and passion of youth perform- ance.'' Now in it's 36th year the event has grown from humble beginnings in 1976 when only four schools attended the event at Hillary College. The school now called Sir Edmund Hillary Collegiate will host the event once again,but not on the school grounds. Instead schools from around the country come to the Manukau Sports Bowl to take part in the festivities. Even Christchurch's Rangi Ruru Girls School has con- firmed it will take part despite the earthquake that left its city in ruins. The school escaped major damage and reopened this week. Such is the size of the event that Auckland mayor Len Brown has been named patron of the newly formed ASB Polyfest Trust. Polyfest will open at 7am on Wednesday, starting with a flag-raising ceremony by Tainui kaumatua, stage rep- resentatives and the host school.
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