Western Leader : November 4th 2010
3 WESTERN LEADER, NOVEMBER 4, 2010 NEWS Best of Fresh for Less Normal Trading Hours: Monday to Sunday 7.30am -- 6.30pm WL4/11 Henderson 313 Lincoln Rd New Lynn Margan Ave 116 Hobsonville Rd Hobsonville (Hobsonville Hours 7am-7pm 7 days) Pioneer Plaza Henderson All our fresh fruit and vegetables in store are clearly labelled for country of origin Fresh Courgettes $3.49bag Truss Tomatoes $5.99kg Baby Cos Lettuce $1.69bag Agria Potatoes $9.99bag Hot House Tomatoes $4.99kg 800g Bonita Bananas $1.99kg Ecuador Pukekohe Large Egg Plant $1.69ea Pacific Queen & Granny Smith Apples $2.99bag 2kg 10kg ENROLMENTS FOR 2010 CLOSE 12 TH NOVEMBER 30 Westgate Shopping Centre Ph: 09 831 0230 ALL BOOKS 25% OFF Cash sales only PH: 836 0414 256 Swanson Rd Henderson MACCLURES BUILDING CENTRE Prices include GST! We Deliver SLEEPERS 200 x 100 Macrocarpa ................ from $22.00 ea PLYWOOD 1800 x 900 X 12mm Tan .......................$26.00 ea DECKING (Pkt Lots 200m) 100 x 25 Merch Griptread......................$1.40 pm 100 x 25 Premium/Reject...................... $2.30 pm SLEEPE RS Summer Specials Jetty seats recovered The three wooden seats stolen from Henderson s Chris Timms Memorial Jetty have now been recovered. Waitakere City Coun- cil spokesman Stuart Liddell contacted the Western Leader last month after they went missing. The three massive wooden bench seats were part of a memorial to Olympic yachtsman Chris Timms which was opened in 2005. Mr Timms was the deputy chairman of the Waitakere Regional Sports Trust which oversaw the construc- tion of Henderson s Trusts Stadium. The jetty, which sits at the base of the stadium, backs on to the Henderson Creek and is shaped like a Maori war canoe and included three wooden seats. Sergeant Dave Orr from the Massey police says they have now been recovered. We had received a call from a member of the public who saw them at Huruhuru Creek in Massey, he says. Mr Orr says two of them were tied to a makeshift jetty, while the third one was found near the Concourse. They were in good con- dition and have been returned to the jetty. Church ties into history Historic celebration: Minister Russell Rigby, Brenda Skinner and Dave Wileman at the original Glen Eden Methodist Church. Photo: VANITA PRASAD By VANITA PRASAD THE SURNAMES from the first congregation of the Glen Eden Methodist Church read almost like a local street map. Waitakere s Levy, Rosier, Withers and Shaw roads are all believed to be named after the first members of the church. It s one of the many dis- coveries made while preparing for next week s 100th anniversary celebrations for west Auck- land s oldest denominational church. The church was originally known as the Waikumete Methodist Church and was not known as the Glen Eden Methodist Church until the township changed its name in 1922. For the past three months, anniversary organiser Dave Wileman has been digging through a century of records to compile a history for the celebration. Among the many accounts he found the tale of the church s bell. It is said to have been put in the tower of the original church in 1910 amid contro- versy. The bell was divisive because some members believed that only Catholic and Anglican churches had bells. When the tower began to leak in the late 1950s the bell was removed and put away for safe keeping. The trouble was that for more than a decade no one could remember where the bell had been stored. It wasn t until the original church was moved in the 1970s that the bell was found under the building. It is still rung before ser- vice. The church has had 27 ministers. The current minister Rus- sell Rigby says one of the most profound changes for the church s congregation was the introduction of the Samoan community in the 1970s. The church s Samoan service runs separately with almost three times as many people taking part as the Sunday service in English. While we have two congregations there is no sense of being separate, Mr Rigby says. He says each congregation positively influences the other. Anniversary organiser Brenda Skinner says the church has always been proactive in addressing the needs of the community. If there seems to be a need we will attend to it and once the need has gone we move on to another project. The church s anniversary celebrations will span four days beginning on Wed- nesday, November 10, and concluding with a Sunday cel- ebration. Members of the public are welcome to attend any of the events. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Lincoln Rd project aims to reduce traffic gridlock By NICOLA MURPHY Grid-locked travellers are a step closer to spending less time on the road with the start of a $100 million project to upgrade the Lincoln Rd interchange. Construction began last week to widen the Selwood Rd overbridge on State High- way 16 to seven lanes rather than two. Other plans include realigning and rebuilding existing ramps to improve exit and entry from the motorway and extending the northwestern cycleway a further two kilometres from Henderson Creek to the Huruhuru Rd overbridge. The project is expected to be completed by 2013. Mr Brown says the improved transport infra- structure will be a huge benefit to the west Auckland community. New Zealand Transport Authority state highway manager Tommy Parker says there will always be some dis- ruption while such a huge project is under way, but the public will benefit in the long term. Better access to and from the northwestern motorway will reduce queues, improve trip reliability and, import- antly, improve safety for motorists, Mr Parker says. The upgrade is part of the Waterview connection which will complete the western ring route around Auckland. The completed route will provide a 48km alternative to State Highway 1 and the Auckland Harbour Bridge, reducing congestion and pro- viding more reliable travel times. It should be oper- ational by 2016.
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