Western Leader : November 25th 2010
4 WESTERN LEADER, NOVEMBER 25, 2010 NEWS C SATURDAY 27 NOVEMBER AT 10:30AM Hey Kids, Santa is on his way in the Henderson Rotary Christmas Parade. He's making a grand entrance at Westfield WestCity with all his friends ent rance at Westfield W estC ty WES0 WES0 WES0 W S WES0733/ 733/ 33 733/ 7 20x7 20x7 0 20x 0 /WL /WL westfield.co.nz/westcity Border Road Palomino Drive The Bridge Westbound traffic on Swanson Rd: Use Henderson Valley Road, Border Road, Palomino Drive then rejoin Sturges Road. This is also the traffic diversion route for the southern sector of Western Heights, especially during peak traffic periods. Sturges Road will be closed to traffic between Swanson Road and Vintage Drive/Septimus Place from Friday 10 December to Wednesday 15 December. This temporary road closure is required for the final road forming and surfacing of the new Sturges Road Bridge. During this time motorists will need to take alternative routes (to the left). Pedestrian access to the rail station will be via the northern (eastbound platform) side only. Please follow the pedestrian detour signs to access the westbound platform. The road will re-open on Wednesday 15 December, when two lanes of the new bridge will be open to traffic. A third lane will open in the new year once the installation of bridge artwork is complete. We thank you for your patience during this important work and apologise for any inconvenience. 25.11.10/11971PG Find out more: phone 09 355 3553 or visit www.aucklandtransport.govt.nz Sturges Road Closure alternative route alternative route The Bridge Eastbound Swanson Road traffic: Use Metcalfe Road, Munroe Road and Summerland Drive before rejoining Sturges Road. Railside Avenue Swanson Road Lincoln Road Sturges Road Sturges Road Summerland Drive Henderson Valley Road Rathgar Road Swanson Road Munroe Road Summerland Road Metcalfe Road Great North Road Carter's decision rests on Twyford By STEPHEN FORBES Chris Carter Former Labour MP Chris Carter won't stand as an independent in Te Atatu at the next elec- tion if list MP Phil Twyford is selected to stand for the party in that seat. Mr Carter was expelled from the Labour Party in June after he sent an anonymous let- ter to members of the media saying a coup was being planned against party leader Phil Goff. Mr Carter is backing Mr Twyford who is one of nine contenders for the Labour Party nomi- nation to stand in Te Atatu. I have a responsibility to my constituents to support someone who I know will work on their behalf and I'm confident he will do that.'' Mr Carter has not decided if he will stand again in Te Atatu if Mr Twyford is not selected. There is a lot of pres- sure from the community to do that,'' he says. There's not a day goes by that I'm not approached to stand as an independent. But I won't stand as an inde- pendent if Phil Twyford is the candidate.'' Last month Mr Carter withdrew his nomination to stand for Labour in Te Atatu next year and was expelled from the party. He says at this stage he plans to remain in Parliament as an inde- pendent MP until the next election. But if a really good job offer came up I would have to consider that.'' Labour Party presi- dent Andrew Little says the party's electorate committee won't be mak- ing a decision based on Mr Carter's comments. We don't make candi- date selections on the basis of those sorts of statements,'' Mr Little says. The Labour Party will name its new candidate who will stand in Te Atatu at next year's elec- tion on December 18. Nine candidates have put their names forward. They are list MP Phil Twyford, former race relations conciliator and current MP Rajen Prasad, communications consultant Kate Sutton, west Auckland lawyer Greg Presland, business- man Nick Bakulich, law student Jim Bradshaw, barrister Michael Kidd, university lecturer Hamish McCracken and community advocate Ann Pala. Mr Twyford did not wish to comment.
November 23rd 2010