Western Leader : February 22nd 2011
7 WESTERN LEADER, FEBRUARY 22, 2011 NEWS NOW OPEN AT WAITAKERE MEGA CENTRE 5 VITASOVICH AVE, HENDERSON PH. 09 836 5381 | www.bfc.co.nz OUR FABULOUS NEW FASHION STORE IS See You There! Phone 09 444 5858 or visit www.veins.co.nz Fully licensed and Southern Cross affiliated Look Great. Feel Wonderful! The Vein Centre is one of the first specialist clinics dedicated to treating varicose veins. As a leader in all forms of treatment we offer a full range of options including: • Duplex Ultrasound • Sclerotherapy • Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy • Endo Venous Laser Treatment • Surgery • DVT Management Visit our website for more information on what we can do for you. More stations for upgrade A major upgrade of Auckland s rail stations will take place over the next three years. Fifteen stations across the network will be upgraded at a cost of $38.9 million. The works are ex- pected to be completed in time for KiwiRail s intro- duction of electric trains in 2013. The Swanson station will be included in the revamp. The upgrade will include a new park and ride facility which Auckland Transport is hoping to have up and running by the end of the year. Chief executive David Warburton says the orig- inal plan was to redevelop four stations by 2014. But it is clear that we need to upgrade all the remaining stations with- in the future electrified network area prior to completion of the electri- fication programme, he says. The works will include platforms, new shelters, CCTV, lighting and PA systems and new signs. Mayor Len Brown has welcomed the station upgrade proposal and says it ties in with his goal of increasing the number of people using rail from the current 63 million trips a year to 150 million by 2021. Event celebrates cycling On ya bike: Eva Glassie and her children Belle, 2, Katrina-Lee, 6, and Stacey 4, love cycling. Photo: NICOLA MURPHY By NICOLA MURPHY The west is great for cyc- ling. That s the message from Auckland Trans- port which is holding a special event called Bike West Fest as part of BikeWise Month. The event on Saturday is being held at Corban Estate Arts Centre. About 150 families attended last year and the organisation is hoping for even bigger numbers this year. The day features advice on bike mainten- ance, helmet fitting, safety tips and fun act- ivities. There s also a chance to compete for prizes. Auckland Transport walking and cycling co- ordinator Simon Vincent says the event highlights the fantastic cycling facilities in west Auck- land. We also hold it to show the great family fun that can be had from cycling. Te Atatu resident Eva Glassie takes her three children cycling three or four times a week. She has always liked being active and is keen to pass on that enjoy- ment to her daughters. We cycle to the park and play tennis. Bike West Fest is held on the green at the back of the Corban Estate Arts Centre. It can be accessed via the Project Twin Streams Lower Op- anuku Walk and Cycle- way. The event is free and runs from 10am to noon. Visit www.bikewise challenge.co.nz.
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