Western Leader : December 9th 2010
12 WESTERN LEADER, DECEMBER 9, 2010 NEWS EARN WHILE YOU LEARN Fit your studies around your job and family Flexible online learning Simply the BEST! Patrick Sosene Lepua Qualification: Certificate in Freight Forwarding (Operations) Level 4 Position: Station Agent Ididn'twanttoenduponabenefitsoIenrolledatBESTtodoFreight.Ienjoyed studying at BEST because unlike other schools, they focused on one subject/topic for acoupleofmonthsbeforemovingon.Asayoungster,beinginaclasswithmature students taught me to be more respectful and focused on what I was doing. Don't just get a job - get a career. ENROL NOW! • Business • Computing • Business Administration • Freight Forwarding • Information Technology • Retail & Business • Tourism & Travel BEST out performs all other education providers when it comes to delivering results for Pacific students. Visit www.best.ac.nz to see how BEST stacks up. Motorway Improvement Work Te Atatu to Rosebank NZTA_TR_1412 The NZ Transport Agency wishes to advise motorists there will be significant delays on State Highway 16 [SH16] between Te Atatu and Rosebank, on the evenings of Tuesday 14th December and Wednesday 15th December, due to necessary maintenance. Loop cutting work is taking place on the eastbound lanes. The eastbound lanes between the Te Atatu Road off ramp and Rosebank Road on ramp are scheduled to be closed, and this includes the closure of both the Te Atatu Road eastbound on ramps, and the Patiki Rd eastbound off ramp. The work will be carried out between the hours of 9.00pm and 5.00am, due to reduced traffic volumes and to minimise disruption to road users. Detours will be in place via Te Atatu Rd and Great North Road. Eastbound traffic will be diverted from SH16 at Te Atatu Rd. NZTA advises motorists the detours could add up to 25 minutes to the journey, and allowance for additional travel times should be made. All work is weather dependant. If work can not be carried out on the dates above, it will be carried out on the next available evening. These works are an important part of the maintenance programme to ensure the motorway is kept in a good and safe condition for all road users. For updates and information about these works, or any other motorway issues please call Auckland Motorways on 09 5200 200. ENROLLING NOW FOR 2011 3239007AD No alarm at house fire By NICOLA MURPHY The Fire Service is reminding people to keep smoke alarms in working order following a blaze at a Massey home last month. The fire started around 1.30am. The two occupants of the house were eventually woken to the blaze and were able to get out without injury -- though not as quickly as they would have had there been a working alarm. A Waitemata volunteer firefighter who attended says the house was well ablaze when he arrived. Four appliances attended and were able to put out the fire fairly quickly. The house was extensively damaged with the majority of flame damage being confined to one bedroom. The rest of the house and ceiling were affected by smoke. Fire safety investigator Gary Beer says the fire as accidental and he believes it was electrical. The occupants were very lucky to escape,'' he says. The incident has prompted Mr Beer to remind people how important smoke alarms are. He says residents often remove their alarms because they go off when toast is burned or because of steam from the shower. Mr Beer says this could mean the alarm is in the wrong place and needs repositioning. If you're not sure of where to move it to, call your local fire station and they will be happy to come out to your house to show you,'' Mr Beer says. He warns homeowners that it's par- ticularly important over the summer holidays to have smoke alarms installed. They're very cheap Christmas pres- ents,'' he says. If you hear your neighbours' smoke alarm going off and you know they're not home, call 111.''
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