Western Leader : December 7th 2010
10 WESTERN LEADER, DECEMBER 7, 2010 NEWS New SH16 roundabout opens Monday The NZ Transport Agency will open a new roundabout in Whenuapai at the State Highway 16 and Brigham Creek Road intersection on Monday 13 December. A 50 km/h speed limit will be in place and minor delays are expected as motorists adjust to the new layout. Please slow down and drive with care when approaching the roundabout. Construction is still taking place so watch out for trucks in the area. The opening is a milestone on the SH16 Brigham Creek Extension motorway project. In the event of bad weather the work will take place on the next fine night. Thank you for your patience and cooperation while construction continues. For more information call 0800 520 202 or visit www.nzta.govt.nz/ hobsonville. BRIGHAM CREEK ROAD MOTORWAY UNDER CONSTRUCTION N New Roundabout Layout TO KUMEU & HELENSVILLE TO WESTGATE TO WHENUAPAI SHOPS BCR_02 LEARN TO SWIM AT INTENSIVE HOLIDAY SWIMMING LESSONS 2 week special $79!! Week 1: Monday 10th January -- Friday 14th January Week 2: Monday 17th January -- Friday 21st January Week 3: Monday 24th January -- Friday 28th January Individual weeks: $56.50 Dedicated indoor heated pool Qualified/experienced staff Affordable prices Small classes West Wave Aquatic Centre, 20 Alderman Drive Henderson. Call 835 0767 NZSCAT OUTSTANDING SWIM SCHOOL OF THE YEAR 2010!! TERM 1 2011 February 1st -- April 17th Receive a free family pass when you book and pay in full on or before January 31st 2011 (conditions apply) The ultimate in permanent weather protection. Archgola West Auckland Lawrence: 0800 20 19 25 USE YOUR OUTDOOR LIVING AREAS ALL YEAR ROUND! www.archgola.co.nz Korea calls young leader Not worried: Alexandra Lee is heading to South Korea. By JESS CANN Rising military tensions between North and South Korea won't stop Alexandra Lee from fly- ing to Seoul this week. Korean-born Miss Lee, 27, is one of five rep- resentatives from New Zealand attending the Young Leaders Network forum in South Korea. The annual event takes place in the South Korean capital from tomorrow until Sunday, with 20 representatives from Asia and the Pacific. Two South Korean civilians died in Yeong- pyeong after a North Korean artillery attack last week. Miss Lee believes the conference will go ahead despite the potential danger. And she is not afraid for her safety while in Seoul. Koreans seem less worried than non- Koreans,'' she says. They are almost apa- thetic because of other events of the past.'' The most recent pre- vious incident was in March when 46 crew died on South Korean naval ship Cheonan after it was hit by a torpedo in the Yellow Sea. Miss Lee says civilians are used to the danger because the skirmishes happen so often. The west Aucklander says this will be her first time back to South Korea since moving to New Zealand in 1995. Asia New Zealand has helped organise the con- ference, which aims to strengthen New Zea- land's relationship with Asian nations. Attendees will meet with business leaders and politicians from Seoul. And Asia New Zealand media advisor Charles Mabbett is confident the New Zealand delegates won't be in any danger. The advice that we've had from the Foreign Affairs and Trade Minis- try is that travel to South Korea is still okay at this stage.'' Holiday thwarted by caravan theft Stolen property: Sunnyvale resident Gary Bowdler says the recent theft of his Sprite Hardtop pop-up camper has left his holiday plans up in the air. Photo: STEPHEN FORBES By STEPHEN FORBES Gary Bowdler's plans to head to Rotorua over Christmas have been ruined by the theft of his caravan trailer. It was packed and ready to go for a trip to Miranda in the Firth of Thames when it was stolen. The 66-year-old Sun- nyvale resident says he'd parked the Sprite Hard- top pop-up camper trailer at his sister's property in nearby Ser- wayne Place. It was fully loaded to go away,'' he says. I know it was only a little camper but it had a lot in it.'' Mr Bowdler says it had everything from a microwave oven and a gas stove to airbeds and a fridge inside. He says he is insured. But the insurance company doesn't like parting with money, so I've got to wait 14 days to see if it turns up,'' he says. Mr Bowdler was plan- ning to head down to Rotorua just after Christmas to see his daughter Jodie rowing. He doesn't know if the holiday will go ahead. I won't have anything to stay in.'' He reported the theft to police and is now hoping to hear good news. I'd just like to get it back.'' Senior sergeant Kim Stewart from the Hen- derson police says there is a market for stolen caravans. Contact the Hender- son police on 839-0600 or call the Crimestoppers hotline on 0800-555-111 if you have any infor- mation on the theft.
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