Eastern Courier : December 8th 2010
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The council controlled organisation faced a wave of backlash from Pohutukawa Coast residents when it gave notice that the water fill- ing station on the corner of Ormiston and Murphys roads would be relocated three kilo- metres away to Jarvis Way within a fortnight. They've since backed down. Chief operations man- ager Raveen Jaduram says if there is any change it will be after summer in a period of low water demand. Private water provider John Burrill says the move will cost his busi- ness money and time. A price increase for customers would be the result. We'd have to com- mute through all the congested traffic, six sets of traffic lights and two that are yet to go live, load up then come back out through the same set of traffic lights,'' Mr Bur- rill says. Come next summer the water carriers will be the villains because we're the ones having to charge more for doing the same job.'' Mr Burrill says he would have to compen- sate for lost time with more trucks and they'd still be travelling through residential areas as well as Barry Curtis Park. Anewsiteonan industrial area road res- erve is another tempor- ary fix, he says. It should be a perma- nent council owned asset on the edge of the greater city limit not on an inner city road res- erve.'' The issue has been around for half a decade. It was passed to Watercare from Manu- kau Water as part of Auckland's local govern- ment amalgamation. Relocating the filling station will allow road realignment work to go ahead. Manukau Water sought a suitable alter- native location taking into account proximity to the user, the location of a water pipe with suf- ficient pressure and the council requirement for the filling station to be in a non-residential zone. East Tamaki's Jarvis Way was considered the best option. Mr Jaduram says they have now undertaken to work through it logically with the new council and Auckland Transport''. New friendships form at all ages New friendships form at all ages and two women have a local visiting service to thank for theirs. Age Concern's visiting service pairs volunteers with older people who may be isolated and lonely. The Counties Manukau organisation has been hosting Christmas afternoon tea parties this month to thank everyone involved in the service. Mary Neathe's children all live overseas so she treasures her weekly visits from fellow Papatoetoe resident Noeline Watson. We just clicked,'' the 88-year- old says. For the past two years they've been meeting up for a cup of tea or lunch and a chat. Mary doesn't drive so Noeline also takes her to the cemetery to visit her husband's grave. Noeline's own parents are dead but she thinks the elderly have a lot to offer her and her family with all their history. It's an amazing match-up,'' she says. Mary goes to her home for tea and has met her children. She also gives her younger friend cooking tips. Age Concern accredited visiting service co-ordinator Margaret Ayris says Christmas can be a lonely and quiet period for older people on their own. Call Age Concern Counties Manukau on 279-4331 if you would like to take part in the visiting service Theft at gunpoint Police are appealing for help after two men stole a handbag at gunpoint. A couple were loading groceries into their car at Botany Pakn'Save on November 30 at about 9pm when two men approached them from behind. One grabbed a handbag from the trolley while the second man held what appeared to be a firearm. Both offenders fled to a blue hatchback where a third person was waiting. The offenders drove towards Manukau city on Te Irirangi Drive. The male Maori or Polynesians aged 20 to 40 were wearing dark clothing. The stolen plain pink handbag is rectangular with magnetic buckles. Call Otara police on 272-0914 with infor- mation or Crime Stop- pers on 0800-555-111.
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