Eastern Courier : December 15th 2010
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IN BRIEF Thundering fun for kids Thundercat rides at Eastern Beach were a Christmas celebration highlight for more than 200 Koru Care kids. They also got on board the Fullers Jet Raider for a cruise around Auckland harbour on a day of golden weather last week. The children were some of the more than 10,000 the organisation has helped during the past 26 years -- children with kidney disease, heart conditions and those affected by cancer. Koru Care chairwoman Ann Bain says they are lucky to have the support of so many people and businesses. ''They help make these cruises a success and memorable for everyone, especially being able to help make dreams come true for the kids.'' Koru Care NZ raises money for sick and terminally ill children. Eco-friendly St John A new environmentally friendly St John building in Mt Wellington is providing a much-needed central base for staff. It has a number of environmental sustainable design features to enhance the quality of the working space and to reduce the long-term environmental impact of the building. The demand for St John services has grown but the buildings housing staff had not kept pace. The new addition provides onsite accommodation and will improve networking among the various teams of St John. Bus lane plans to ease traffic Designs to get public transport mov- ing in east Auckland were unveiled at the weekend. Auckland Transport presented proposals in Pakuranga for dedicated bus lanes along Ti Rakau Drive and a section of Pakuranga Rd to eventually form a carriageway that would run from Botany to Pan- mure train station. It's an Auckland Manukau East- ern Transport Initiative (AMETI) project that Auckland Transport is now tackling. The council controlled organis- ation proposes a central busway with lanes in both directions in the centre of the road or on one side of it. Major projects manager Rick Walden says the area has the sec- ond lowest public transport use in the region after Whangaparaoa. The demand is already there for a rapid transit busway between Panmure and Pakuranga,'' he says. The problem is that buses are delayed by the same congestion as other vehicles. Providing dedicated bus lanes will mean a reliable, high frequency service can be provided.'' Mr Walden says it would allow up to 60 buses an hour between Pakuranga and Panmure. Encouraging more people onto public transport is an important part of dealing with the congestion that is holding back economic growth in the area.'' Kerbside bus lanes pose a prob- lem -- they wouldn't allow an effec- tive rapid transit as buses would need to slow for turning traffic. There would also be safety issues for residents getting in and out of driveways. Both the central and one side of the road concepts have all bus stops at signalised intersections so pedestrians would always be able to get to a bus stop safely. Signalised intersections would provide for right turns into side streets. Access to properties and side streets on one side of the road would continue as at present but on the other side property access would change to be via signalised intersec- tions and slip roads. For the central busway, u-turns will be permitted to access proper- ties on the other side of the road. Dedicated cycle facilities would be provided either on-road, off-road or both. The busway will be developed in stages, based on demand, with the first stages between Panmure and Pakuranga town centre. It will then be created in stages along Ti Rakau Drive towards Bo- tany. Death after stabbing Crime scene: Police search the property where a man died last week. Photo: SHANE WENZLICK Police were meeting with the cor- oner this week to discuss laying further charges after a stabbing at a Howick property last week. Police were called to Willoughby Ave at about 5pm last Wednesday following reports of a disturbance. A 46-year-old man was found in a critical condition and died on the way to hospital. A 31-year-old woman appeared in the Manukau District Court on Thursday morning charged with assault. Police are not looking for anyone else in relation to the incident.
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