Western Leader : February 3rd 2011
6 WESTERN LEADER, FEBRUARY 3, 2011 NEWS K8 RW_AK8 RW K8 W AK8 8 RW AK8 R A W A RW W M WM 9WM M M 449_W 9_W W 449 44 44 44 1 1 1 RW _AK8730_WL_R Auckland isthmus inorganic collection For those residents who live in the Auckland isthmus area, your inorganic collection runs from February to the end of June. Residents will receive an inorganic collection leaflet in their letterboxes three to five days before the collection is due to start in their area. The leaflet will advise residents when to place rubbish out on the kerbside and what can and cannot be placed out for collection. Any inorganic rubbish found on the kerbside before the notified time is classed as illegal dumping and could attract a $400 fine, so please wait for your area's leaflet to be delivered before placing your rubbish out. All rubbish that is placed out on the kerbside by the householder is the responsibility of the householder until the point of pick up. Find out more: phone 09 379 2020 or visit www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/inorganic Motorway Improvement Work Te Atatu to Rosebank NZTA_TR_0702 The NZ Transport Agency advises motorists there could be significant delays on State Highway 16 [SH16] between Te Atatu and Rosebank, on the evening of Monday 7 February, to complete necessary maintenance postponed by recent wet weather. Loop cutting and line marking work is being completed 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 extra travel times should be made. All work is weather dependant. If work can not be carried out on the date above, it will be carried out on the next available evening that week. Thank you for your patience, and please drive carefully. For updates and information about these works, or any other motorway issues please call Auckland Motorways on 09 5200 200. 31 Constellation Drive Monday to Friday 9am - 4pm Saturday 9am - 3pm Sunday 10am - 3pm Visa & Mastercard now accepted CLEARANCE PRICES FROM$1 Books, Gifts, Toys, Novelties 3416399AP Dedicated: Bill Beveridge in 1973. Photo: FARRELLY PHOTOS Mr Waitakeres knew all the tracks and trees By NICOLA MURPHY Strong legacy: Bill Beveridge, seen here with his wife Joan, left such a legacy in the Waitakere Ranges that he has a track named after him. OBITUARY Bill Beveridge has such a legacy that he was bestowed with the nick- name Mr Waitakeres. The former chief ran- ger and Friends of Arataki patron died on January 24 aged 86 after suffering from bowel can- cer. Auckland Council parks, recreation and heritage forum chair Sandra Coney says Mr Beveridge knew the ranges like the back of his hand. He knew every track and every group of trees -- he had such wisdom and knowledge.'' William Joseph Beveridge was born in Parau on January 14, 1925. He joined the Air Force after leaving school and trained at Harewood in Christ- church. After World War 2 he worked in the New Lynn Timber Company until he became caretaker of Auckland City Council Water Works in 1956. He was the Auckland Regional Authority chief ranger for the Waitakere Ranges from 1970 to 1990 and organised many tree plantings, including the first com- munity planting event at Cornwallis in 1985. He was responsible for the development of the Arataki Nature Trail and Centennial Mem- orial Park Information Centre. He married his wife Joan in 1953 and the couple had three chil- dren, Peter, Jennifer and David. Mr Beveridge's retire- ment in 1990 didn't slow him down and he became a founding member and co-patron of Friends of Arataki. Last August, Mr Beveridge's contribution to the Waitakere Ranges was acknowledged by naming a track after him and his family. The 1.7km Beveridge Track runs from Mackie's Rest to the Arataki Visitor Centre. Ms Coney says he left a huge legacy of edu- cation, conservation and recreation in the ranges. He packed a hell of a lot into a day,'' she says. His eldest son Peter remembers his father as being a very practical man. He passed on know- ledge of how to get through life,'' he says. He taught me how to use a chainsaw and I've still got all my fingers.'' Mr Beveridge had to wait until he was 70 to become a grandfather. And he took to that like a fox terrier to chickens,'' Peter says. The younger Mr Beveridge says his father's greatest legacy was his love of the bush and he passed this know- ledge down to his chil- dren and others. Mr Beveridge is survived by his wife Joan, their children and one granddaughter.
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