Western Leader : January 28th 2011
3 WESTERN LEADER, JANUARY 28, 2011 NEWS SALE SALE SALE SALE SALE Friday 28 & Saturday 29 January Up to 30% OFF Rods & Reels 30% OFF Clothing & Other items as marked (limited stock) • ALL SLEEPING BAGS • COLMAN GAZEBOS • COLEMAN TENTS - 1,2,3 MAN 3454417AA Westgate Hunting & Fishing 7 Cabernet Cres, Westgate Ph 833 3019 8.30am to 5.30pm Friday 9am to 4pm Saturday Contact Toby Beadle 09 835 1172, or 027 4456 568 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 114 Mountain Road Henderson Valley Waitakere AUCKLAND MOTORCYCLE SERVICES Servicing all major brands: Onroad, Offroad, Scooters and ATVs Insurance work, parts, tyres and accessories SPECIAL!! Mention this ad and receive a basic service for only $60 plus oil and filter 33 34d Portage Rd, New Lynn. Ph 827 2371 Hours Mon to Fri 7am to 5pm, Sat 8am to 2pm. NEW LYNN BUILDING CENTRE DIY SPECIALS!! Fri & Sat only! Loan Trailers, local Hi-ab delivery $70.00 Free Apron worth $92.00 for all cash sales over $300.00! Retaining 150 x 50 H4 Sawn ..............$4.00 pm incl gst Decking 100 x 25 Tan Merch from .....$1.30 pm incl gst Fencing H3 1.8m pailings ...................$2.55 ea incl gst Fast Set Concrete 25kg ......................$10.95 ea incl gst Cement Holcim 25kg ..........................$10.10 ea incl gst Nails 100 x 40 galv falt 5kg ................$28.75 per box incl gst Gun nails 90 Galv 3000 + gas ............$149.50 per box incl gst Church robbed Police want help from the public to find the offenders who burgled a west Auckland church. The break-in occurred at Ekalesia Faapotopotoga Ker- isiano Samoa church in Massey s Don Buck Rd on Sunday night. Sergeant John Allen from the Henderson police burglary squad says the offenders broke in through the back door. They rifled through the administration area where they stole a laptop, a phone-fax and a printer. If you have any information call sergeant John Allen on 839-0600 or the anonymous Crimestoppers hotline on 0800-555-111. It's an election year GOFF: Scrap tax on first $5000 KEY: Partial sale of SOEs State of the nation: Labour leader Phil Goff and Prime Minister John Key both delivered key speeches in west Auckland this week. Photo: STEPHEN FORBES By STEPHEN FORBES THE 2011 election cam- paign is under way with Prime Minister John Key and Labour leader Phil Goff both choosing to make keynote speeches in west Auck- land this week. At the New Lynn Com- munity Centre on Tuesday Mr Goff spoke about the party s plans to scrap income tax on the first $5000 of income, invest more in skills and trade training, crack down on tax avoidance and introduce a top tax rate for high income earners. The next day Mr Key outlined a different plan in his speech to business people at the Trusts Stadium. Mr Key called on New Zealanders to save more and expect less spending from the government. Mr Goff said Labour would overhaul how the Reserve Bank works and stop the sale of publicly owned assets. We know many New Zealanders are feeling the financial squeeze as they face skyrocketing grocery bills and rising petrol and power prices. I want to build a country that is prosper- ous for everyone. I want to create one New Zea- land, not a country increasingly divided by the growing gap between rich and poor. I want to lead a country in which everyone pulls their weight, pays their share and gets a fair go, he said. Labour will not bor- row for its tax cuts nor will we increase GST or sell off assets. West Auckland Labour MPs Lynne Pillay, Phil Twyford and David Cunliffe showed up for their leader s speech along with Labour s west Auckland party faithful. Mr Key said that dur- ing the recession run- ning a budget deficit was the right thing to do because it gave support to the economy. But now as the economy recovers borrowing $300 million a week is unaffordable and is hold- ing the economy back. The government agrees with the Savings Working Group, in its interim report, that New Zealand needs to save more, spend less and reduce its reliance on foreign debt. He said the govern- ment is planning to adopt a tighter budget this year and will look at the partial sale of state- owned enterprises such as Mighty River Power, Meridian, Genesis and Solid Energy. Mr Key said it is also seeking advice on reduc- ing the Crown s share- holding in Air New Zea- land while still maintaining a majority stake. We will carefully consider the advice we get from Treasury and will clearly spell out our intentions well before the election later this year. Tunnel dates set Dates for a board of inquiry hearing over the twin tunnels through Waterview have been set for next month. An initial pre-hearing conference was held late last month where it was decided that the hearing would start February 7. Itissettorunfora six-week period in the weeks starting February 7, 14 and 28 and March 7, 21 and 28. Issues of stormwater and ground water con- tamination, noise, traffic and landscape design will be among items dis- cussed. A second pre-hearing conference took place last Friday for all par- ties, which include the New Zealand Transport Agency, the Tunnel or Nothing Group, North West Community Associ- ation and the Friends of Oakley Creek among others.
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