Western Leader : December 23rd 2010
6 WESTERN LEADER, DECEMBER 23, 2010 NEWS Find out more: phone 09 355 3553 or visit www.aucklandtransport.govt.nz Auckland Transport and NZ Police wish you a safe holiday season. As you plan parties to celebrate with friends and family, remember to: • serve alcohol responsibly or not at all • encourage your guests to stay in control • provide substantial food, not just snacks • provide low or non-alcoholic drinks • supervise young people if they are around alcohol • keep an eye on how much your guests are drinking • arrange safe transport for your guests or somewhere for them to stay. AT.10/1012 Have a safe holiday season Give the gift voucher that gives more www.aboutface.co.nz • CITY: 415 Mt Eden Rd, Mt Eden Village, T: 623 8400 • CENTRAL: WestfieldStLukes,T: 815 0147 • EAST: 62 Benson Rd, Remuera, T: 524 4245 • WEST: Westfield WestCit y, T: 836 1072 • NORTH SHORE: Montrose Tce, Mairangi Bay, T: 479 4147 • SYLVIA PARK: 286 Mt Wellington Hwy, T: 573 0345 Just $99 forourfavouriteface&bodytreatswrapped in one memorable experience this Christmas. Value $199 Soul Indulgence Anessentialsfacialandskinscript•Aluxuriousfootsoak & exfoliation • A de-stressing back massage and scrub ENROLLING NOW FOR 2011 3239007AH 3376185BT FENCE-RITE SOLUTIONS Specialising in • Retaining Walls • Fences & Gates • Decks 97C Luckens Rd Massey Ph 416 5984 Mob: 021 127 5590 www.fence-ritesolutions.com If you find the same item at the same price, we will beat it by 10% Finalist wants kids to be proud of a better world Carl Chenery is only 29 but he s already achieved plenty. The Bethells Beach resi- dent is a finalist in the Young New Zealander of the Year award. Mr Chenery works on improving sustainability and promoting climate change and youth development through an organisation called Eco-Matters in New Lynn. He was the spokesman and promoter for 350 Global day of climate action in 2009 and 2010. He runs sustainability workshops in west Auckland schools and helped set up the Intersect Trust, a networking organisation for young professionals. It gives them the chance to meet, connect and interact in creating change in their career, he says. Mr Chenery studied engineering and commerce but realised his heart wasn t it in. I changed route because I wanted to be proud of the world my children and grandchildren are going to inherit, he says. West Aucklander Stephanie Harawira of Eze- kiel 33 Trust is also a finalist in the New Zealander of the Year awards, nominated in the local heroes category. Vent tower plan disgusting' ' When people come into Avondale they will see this bloody great big rust tower which is disgusting. ' Whau Local Board chairman Derek Battersby Plans to build a 25-metre steel ventilation tower near Waterview Primary School need to be reviewed, says the chairman of the Whau Local Board. The proposal is part of the $1.75 billion State Highway 20 Waterview project. It is the final piece of the west- ern ring route motorway system with part of the highway going through Avondale. Whau chairman Derek Battersby says the stack will be an eyesore. He says the design of the stack is disgusting and will affect the Avondale and Blockhouse Bay suburbs. Its purpose is to release emissions from the tunnel section of the motorway. Although it is technically not in the Whau area I am supporting anything the Eden-Roskill board is doing to make sure the New Zealand Transport Agency reviews it, he says. The smoke stack is very high and if the wind blows fumes could move over Blockhouse Bay and Avondale so I am concerned about that. And when people come into Avondale they will see this great big rust tower which is disgusting -- they need to ditch it. He says the designers can find better alternatives than the cur- rent plan. I know it is quite high but if they put some innovative thinking into it they can come up with a better solution. Around the world there are sewage treatment plants in urban areas which are built inside a dummy building so it looks like a normal house, Mr Battersby says. NZTA s Auckland and North- land state highways manager Tommy Parker says the agency has consulted extensively with the community to deliver a scheme that disperses vehicle emissions from within the tunnels. These stacks are very effective at dispersing emissions safely and overall, the NZTA believes the tunnels improve local air quality. Mr Parker says the rustic renderings of the ventilation stack are only an artistic concept and not the decided model. We have not settled on a final design. The NZTA fully appreciates that some members of the com- munity have concerns about the ventilation buildings and stacks and it is keen to continue to work through these issues with the community. Work on the project is expected to begin next year with a con- struction period of five years.
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