Eastern Courier : November 24th 2010
7 EASTERN COURIER, NOVEMBER 24, 2010 NEWS We recommend: Lease cars welcome Firestone Howick 115 Vincent Street. Phone 537 3865 Find us here Vincent St Rodney St Wellington St Picton St Moore St Elliott St Union Rd Ridge Rd Super hot pricing Offeravailableoncash,EFTPOSandcreditcardsalesonlyandcannotb eu s e di nconjunction withanyotheroffer.details.AvailableatFirestoneHowickandOtahuhuonly. Supercats Dayton DT30 175/70R13 $99 175/65R14 $105 185/60R14 $107 205/65R15 $12 5 235/45R17 $14 5 215/60R16 $12 9 205/55R16 $12 5 205/50R16 $12 5 215/45R17 $13 5 Improving Auckland's rail network Newmarket Station Saturday 27 November, 10am - 3pm Changes are coming to Auckland rail -- what's happening and how will it affect you? If you use the train, or live or work near the rail corridor, these projects will affect you. To find out more, please drop by our information open day: We have a busy summer construction programme planned and from next year the rail corridor will start looking very different. KiwiRail and Auckland Transport are working hard to build the new infrastructure for electrification and improve commuter rail services. Plunket plea for carseat returns Remember the baby s carseat you rented from Plunket then stuck at the back of the garage when it was no longer needed? Plunket wants it back. It s so short of carseats that soon there ll be nothing left for families who need them. Counties Manukau car seat rental scheme manager Natalie Denton says hundreds of famil- ies benefit from Plunket s car seat rentals. But hundreds of car seats haven t been returned, she says. Some people sell them on and others haven t paid their rental fees for four years. Plunket s short on funds and can t afford to buy new seats to replace those that are missing. If everyone returned their unused seats and paid their out- standing accounts it would help us to continue to provide this service in the community, Ms Denton says. People pay an upfront cost of $45 for six months to rent a car seat and they re invoiced that amount every six months if they retain the seat. There s also a bond of $50 which she says Plunket tries to be flexible on. At all times we try to ensure the child is kept safe by remain- ing flexible on payment meth- ods. One seat can help many, many children but not if it sits in someone s garage, she says. Seats can be dropped off at Plunket car seat rental depots in Mangere, Manurewa, Papa- toetoe, Howick and Papakura. Out with the old -- in with the new By KAREN MANGNALL Going, gone: The last traces of the old Manukau City Council are removed from the civic building on Wiri Station Rd as part of an $850,000 supercity rebranding. Photo: SHANE WENZLICK One of the most visible traces of the Manukau City Council has vanished quietly from the landscape. Few paused to mourn as the old council s land- mark branding came down letter by letter from atop the civic build- ing on Wiri Station Rd. Two ex-Manukau staffers who were pass- ing did stop briefly to watch. It s the end of an era, commented one cheer- fully before hopping into his freshly rebranded Auckland Council car. Contractors on abseiling ropes took sev- eral hours to grind out the bolts holding each individual letter before lowering them to be taken away. New Auckland Council signs and pohutukawa logo will go up at some stage -- but probably won t be as big or as bold. It s part of an initial $850,000 supercity reb- randing at 86 sites started before the Auck- land Council merger on November 1. The first signs of change are on civic build- ings, local board offices, service centres, libraries and fleet vehicles. Other interior and exterior signs will be rebranded next. Street signs and parks are scheduled for change from July.
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