Western Leader : December 10th 2010
3 WESTERN LEADER, DECEMBER 10, 2010 NEWS CLEARANCE DEPOT NEW/USED/END OF LINES/LIQUIDATION STOCK Hours: Mon-Fri 9am - 3pm, Sat 10am - 3pm While stocks last 637 Rosebank Rd, Avondale PH 815 1589 Wooden stools from $50 Huge variety of office & Household items new & used at HEAVILY DISCOUNTED PRICES!! $20 Pots set of 3 4 colour choices ANNUAL MEGA SALE Up to70% offRetail Price • Friday 10th 9am-9pm • Saturday 11th 9am-6pm • Sunday 13th 9am-6pm ASB SHOWGROUNDS, GREENLANE FACTORY PRICES 0800 BEDMAKERS (233625) Shop Hours: 10am - 4pm FREE PARKING AT ALL STORES æ100% NZ MADE æQUALITY BEDS æFACTORY PRICES æDIRECT TO THE PUBLIC EXCLUSIVE FACTORY OUTLETS AT: 18 Carr Road, Mt Roskill 09 625 4151 145 Khyber Pass Road, Newmarket 09 307 1645 37 Portage Road, New Lynn 09 827 7184 30% under Normal Retail 3340842AA Hunt for pair after woman attacked By STEPHEN FORBES Police are on the hunt for two offenders following an attack in Henderson Park on Saturday night. Detective sergeant Eugene Pickett from the Henderson CIB says a 19-year-old woman was walking through the reserve at about 9.30pm when she was approached by two young men. She was attacked, fell to the ground and one of the men tried to pull her pants off,'' Mr Pickett says. But she managed to break free and escape. Mr Pickett says the two offenders are Maori or Poly- nesian men in their early 20s. One of them was described as skinny and wearing ripped jean shorts and a white t-shirt. The second offender is solidly built with ripped jean shorts and wore his hair in a pony tail. His left arm was bandaged from his wrist to elbow. So we're keen to hear from anybody else who was around the area or who saw anyone matching those descriptions,'' Mr Pickett says. He says there has been a string of recent incidents where young people have been approached by people propositioning them. At this time of the year with schools breaking up there's a lot more young people out on the streets,'' he says. We'd advise them to have a phone with them at all times.'' Contact Mr Pickett on 839-0753 or call the anonymous Crimestop- pers hotline on 0800-555-111 if you can help police with their inquiries. Police arrested a man following two attempted abductions in Te Atatu South on November 22. IN BRIEF Crash closes road The intersection of Universal Drive and Lincoln Rd was closed on Sunday after a car crash at about 2pm. One person broke their leg. Senior sergeant Kim Stewart from Henderson police says three vehicles were involved. One car was leaking petrol and the area was closed while emergency services attended. An off-duty St John officer assisted the injured people until an ambulance arrived. Police are investigating. Free family fun Everyone is invited to the Mad Butcher and Suburban Newspapers Community Trust free family fun day this Sunday. The annual event will be held at the Ellerslie racecourse and gates open at 1pm. ''Every year we say thank you to the people of Auckland for their fantastic support with this free day out for the whole family,'' trust chairman Sir Peter Leitch says. ''It's a great way to start the holiday season in style.'' The day includes a Mad Butcher sausage sizzle, games, rides and icecream for the children. ''It's all free,'' Sir Peter says. ''Our Christmas gift to you.'' Sky Tower winner Congratulations to Bereneice Cathro who won the Western Leader's Sky Tower giveaway. She receives a family annual pass to the Sky Tower valid for one year. Gallery gets go ahead By NICOLA MURPHY Fresh start: Lopdell House manager Lesley Smith, board member Robin Kewell and curator Kate Wells. Photo: NICOLA MURPHY A LARGER gallery for Lopdell House is set to be built after eight years of plan- ning. The Titirangi village build- ing recently received resource consent for the project from the Auckland Council. Lopdell House manager Lesley Smith says staff are excited about the new build- ing. It's been a long time coming,'' she says. Mrs Smith says a larger gallery will mean it can bor- row artwork from the exten- sive collections of Auckland Art Gallery and Te Papa in Wellington. And better cli- mate control will mean artwork won't be damaged by humidity. The development of Lopdell House has concerned some Titirangi residents who believe the scale of the build- ing could change the area's village feel. Titirangi Residents and Ratepayers' Association spokeswoman Mels Barton says the group is upset that resource consent has been granted. We are not opposed to the development of Lopdell House but we are opposed to the bulk and scale of the building.'' She says another multi- storeyed building had already been approved across from Lopdell House and the group was told it would not set a precedent. But in the application for Lopdell House they used this as a reason to be granted con- sent.'' Ms Barton says the associ- ation will not appeal the resource consent. A trust was set up in 2002 to develop the gallery and members initially started making plans to upgrade the current building. But a decision was eventually made to build a new gallery. The current gallery is oper- ating under severe restraints in terms of its climate control, workshop and exhibiting space and ceiling height. Trust treasurer Tim Livingstone says Lopdell House Gallery reflects and profiles the best of the Waita- kere and national arts scene. The building is the much- loved focal point of Titirangi village and sits on a tourism axis to the ranges and west coast beaches,'' he says. The gallery is visited by 40,000 people every year. The next step is to apply for building consent and then construction can begin, which is estimated to take two years. The new building will include an education space and will be built right beside Lopdell House on its western side, maintaining the view over the Manukau Harbour.
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