Western Leader : December 14th 2010
8 WESTERN LEADER, DECEMBER 14, 2010 NEWS Delicious lunch. Tasty offer. *Maximum of 4 guests per SuperGold cardholder. 50% discount applies to a maximum retail value of $12 per person. SuperGold card must be presented at time of paymen Half-price lunches for SuperGold cardholders* at Opanuku Caf , Vision Waitakere Gardens Get a group together and come between 10am and 2pm, Monday to Friday to enjoy 50% off our delicious lunches. You'll find us at 15 Sel Peacock Drive, Henderson. Bookings are essential so please phone reception on 09 837 0512. t. BIG/VSL331/VWG2 A NZ COMPANY SINCE 1984 PH 838 9118, PIONEER ST PH 827 8827, 10A MARGAN AVE www.theaussiebutcher.co.nz HENDERSON NEW LYNN ELL ONLY THE BEST OF NZ MEAT! EXPIRE 13/12/10 OPEN 7 DAYS FRESH PORK LEG ROASTS 60 PACK PRE-COOKED SAUSAGES FRESH CRUMBED CHICKEN BREAST SCHNITZELS FRESH PORK SHOULDER ROASTS FRESH PORK LOIN CHOPS AND SLICES 699 KG 599 KG 1099 KG N N N 2000 BAG O O O O O O O OFFERS S OFFERS EXPIRE EXPIRE 1399 KG ONLY ONLY ONLY ONLY NOW BUY NOW FOR CHRISTMAS! CHRISTMAS PRODUCTS AVAILABLE BUY NOW FOR CHRISTMAS! * FRESH AND FROZEN TURKEYS * AUSSIE'S OWN FAMOUS HAMS * ALL TRADITIONAL ROAST MEATS * BONELESS ROLLED MEATS FOR SPITS * WHOLE LAMBS AND PIGS * WHOLE DUCKS AND GEESE * FULL RANGE OF BBQ MEATS * MEAT VOUCHERS AVAILABLE 3366804AA *conditions apply, other tour dates/prices available Inclusions: Witness the sound and light show in front of the Pyramids and the Sphinx, tour the Valley of the Kings, Karnak, Luxor, Queen Hatshepsut temples, the Colossi of Memnon and visit Tutankhamen's tomb, enter the Egyptian Museum, enjoy guided visits to the Nile temples of Kom Ombo, Edfu and Philae, enjoy a luxurious Nile River cruise between Luxor and Aswan. Price based on 05 Sept 2011 departure. (Tour code TCNC) HEART OF EGYPT 10 day tour from $4,495*pp twin share (incl. land and domestic Egypt flights) Let United Travel Westgate take you to the heart of Egypt Westgate Shopping Centre (next to Paper Plus) Ph: 09 831 0250 www.unitedtravel.co.nz Dam good water for 100 years Historic record: Workmen lay the foundations on the concrete dam. By VANITA PRASAD In the early 1900s Auck- land's water supply became so dire that there are records of fire brigades turning away from burning houses. The centenary of the Waitakere Dam, the oldest in the Waitakere Ranges was marked last week when members of the Auckland Council and Watercare visited the site. The concrete dam was built between 1906 and 1910 because the water supply from Auckland Domain and Western Springs could not satisfy the needs of the growing population. The high elevation of the ranges means it receives 50 percent more rain annually than cen- tral Auckland, putting the Waitakere Dam in a far better position. During the construc- tion process two smaller temporary wooden dams were constructed up- stream to meet the city's immediate water needs. A tramline was built to allow access to the dam construction site, part of which still operates today. Hundreds of tonnes of materials and tools were carted up the tramline to the site. In 1993, the dam was strengthened by adding 55 ground anchors. Waitakere Tramline Society member Bryan Perry says this was done because it was dis- covered that the dam was not attached to the land. It was just sitting on the rock, and New Zea- land is susceptible to seismic movement. The people of the time suddenly thought it might not be such a good look if the dam was to topple over,'' Mr Perry says. In 2008, Watercare added two valves to the dam to ensure that the stream underneath had water flowing to it all- year round. Before this Mr Perry says that water would only flow downstream when the dam was overflowing. Today the Waitakere Ranges' five dams supply 25 percent of Auckland's water.
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