Western Leader : November 25th 2010
5 WESTERN LEADER, NOVEMBER 25, 2010 NEWS NEED AFFORDABLE SELF STORAGE? 117-133 Hepburn Road, Glendene Storage units perfect for house lot or vehicle or both UNITS AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY! For enquiries, please contact SAFESTORE CONTAINERS LTD 0800 360 640 www.safestorecontainers.co.nz For a limited time we are offering 1 month free storage for a 6 month sign up • Three unit sizes • 24hr / 7 day access • Safe and Secure • Commercial/Household FROM $28 per week plus GST Best of Fresh for Less Normal Trading Hours: Monday to Sunday 7.30am -- 6.30pm WL25/11 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 Buy USA Anjou Pears, be in toWIN one of five $500 Fruit World vouchers Large Paw Paw $2.99ea Fresh Peas $2.99bag Fresh Snow Peas $2.99bag Hothouse Tomatoes $2.99kg Large Celery $2.69ea Shanghai Bok Choy 79cbag King & Little Sweetie Peppers $1.99pack Large Queensland Mangoes $5.99ea AUS Philippine FACTORY CLEARANCE SALE SATURDAY 27th and SUNDAY 28th NOVEMBER 9am to 4pm Factory Seconds, End of Lines Perfect for Christmas Presents 7a Waikaukau Road Glen Eden. Ph 818 1020 LAST SALE BEFORE CHRISTMAS Prices start at just $5 Parents graduate A dozen parents will graduate from the Com- puters in Homes pro- gramme this evening at Glenavon School in Avondale. The government- funded initiative gives parents 10 weeks com- puter training, a recycled PC and six months broadband, in return for a $50 fee. The scheme aims to help disadvantaged fam- ilies get online, so that they can communicate with their children s school and help with homework. Funding for the programme is focused on the parts of the country where few families have computers. Around 100 Auckland families participate in the programme each year, out of 1000 nation- wide. See www.computersin homes.org.nz for more information. Barber waits for verdict By STEPHEN FORBES Count down: New Lynn businessman Noel Callaghan is waiting for the outcome of an Environment Court hearing next month before deciding on his future. Photo: STEPHEN FORBES Noel Callaghan is waiting for the Environ- ment Court to decide the future of his business. Mr Callaghan has been running a men s hairdressers in New Lynn s Totara Ave for the past 25 years. But earlier this year the Waitakere City Council told him it was planning to purchase the building where his busi- ness is based using the Public Works Act. The Auckland Council has now taken over and is planning to redevelop the area near the bus terminal and turn it into a new retail and com- mercial area along with private sector company Infratil. But Mr Callaghan s landlord, Wyn Choong Huat Lai, is opposed to the development going ahead and is taking his case to the Environment Court next month. I don t know what s going to happen, Mr Callaghan says. The council has said they will help me with my relocation costs but I ve got a lease here for another four years and I m not going anywhere, he says. The former council tried to finalise the deals in June. But some of the property owners refused to settle with the council and two are instead taking their fight to the Environment Court. Mr Callaghan says the development is not a public works project because private sector company Infratil will profit from the develop- ment. Auckland Council spokesman Glyn Walters says the council wants to buy the site where Mr Callaghan s business is located for the area s redevelopment. The current proposal is to develop two build- ings at the corner of McCrae Way, Memorial Drive and Totara Ave to provide retail, commer- cial and public carparking. One building, front- ing Memorial Drive and comprising approximate- ly one-third of the site, would deliver retail on the ground floor and commercial activities on the upper two floors. The second would comprise retail on ground floor and public carparking above, with an option to add a residential devel- opment above that at a later date. Infratil was unavail- able for comment. A spokesperson for Mr Lai says he oppose the developement on the grounds it is not publc works.
November 23rd 2010