Western Leader : January 24th 2012
www.westernleader.co.nz 6 WESTERN LEADER, JANUARY 24, 2012 NEWS PH 838 9118, PIONEER ST PH 827 8827, 10A MARGAN AVE HENDERSON NEW LYNN WE ONLY SELL THE BEST OF NZ MEAT! OFFERS EXPIRE 29/1/12 OPEN 7 DAYS A NZ COMPANY SINCE 1984 www.theaussiebutcher.co.nz Plain or Marinated $999 $899 $10 00 $899 $499 $899 KG KG PKT KG KG KG FRESH BBQ STEAK ROLLED ROAST BEEF 30 PRE COOKED SAUSAGES B.B.Q Y-BONE STEAKS FRESH CHICKEN THIGHS CHUCK STEAK AND GRAVY BEEF ONLY ONLY NOW NOW ONLY ONLY Ranges track honours men Father's legacy: Peter Beveridge looks over the Waitakere Ranges track named after his late father Bill Beveridge. Inset: Bill Beveridge. Photo: FARELLY PHOTOS Family legacy: Peter, Clara and Jenny Beveridge. Photo: VANITA PRASAD By VANITA PRASAD The late Bill Beveridge never liked a fuss. So having the newest walk- ing track in the Waitakere Ranges named after the for- mer chief ranger would seem a bit over the top for him. But his children Peter and Jenny Beveridge say it's an honour the family is proud of. He would've thought it was a tremendous fuss over nothing but I think deep down inside he'd be chuffed,'' Mr Beveridge says. The 4km Beveridge Track opens tomorrow, a year and a day after Bill Beveridge died at the age of 86. The metal chip pathway, also named in honour of Bill's father Joe who worked for the Auckland Regional Authority, links Titirangi to the Arataki Visitors Centre. Waitakere councillor San- dra Coney says it's the only track in the ranges to accom- modate cyclists and was designed to be accessible for people of all abilities. It's a good introductory track for people new to walk- ing in the ranges. It's fit for families with the youngest of children, as well as older people and wheelchair users.'' Ms Coney says it also improves access to the ranges. Because the track leads from Titirangi, people can access the ranges and the Hillary Trail by taking public transport.'' Ms Coney says the path- way has been in the works since 2004 and it was 'suggested by Friends of Arataki, a community group well supported by Mr Beveridge. Mr Beveridge's daughter Jenny says her father was extremely dedicated to his work in the ranges. You talk about people having babies -- well this was his baby,'' she says. After he retired from the job he stayed on as a consul- tant and that was only sup- posed to be for a year to pass on his knowledge but he stayed on for 10 years.'' Peter Beveridge says his father was always on call because of his thorough knowledge of the land. It wasn't a nine to five job. Working in the bush never is. He'd always get calls if there were children lost, trampers lost or if there was a fire.'' He says his late mother Joan was very supportive. If he was called out to missing trampers mum would make up a flask of tea, pack some biscuits and warm clothes because nine times out of 10 the trampers wouldn't have been pre- pared.''
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