Eastern Courier : December 29th 2010
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Five concerts for conservation are lined up for the summer months. The eighth instalment features Dave Dobbyn on January 21, the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra on February 4, Che Fu and The Kratez on February 12 and Sola Rosa on February 26. A double billing of The Phoenix Foundation and Liam Finn will close the series on March 4. Tickets also give entry into the zoo on the day. Visit www.aucklandzoo.co.nz for details. Variety Bash The Variety Bash in March will distribute grants to kids in need and Aucklanders are urged to get their applications in now. Variety -- The Children's Charity is seeking applications from families and child-related organisations for funding that will be handed out during its 21st annual bash. A convoy of 40 vehicles will travel from Te Puke to Paihia via Tauranga, Hamilton, Auckland, Orewa, Mangawhai, Whangarei, Tutukaka, Dargaville, Omapere, Rawene, Kaitaia, Cape Reinga, Mangonui and Whangaroa. Grant applications are due before December 31. Go to www.variety.org.nz or call office manager Heather Stevens on 520-4111 for more information. Halberg Awards The Westpac Halberg Awards have received 71 award nominations for outstanding sporting performances. A voting academy will decide four finalists for the sportsman, sportswoman and sports team categories. One will receive the supreme accolade for sporting excellence, the Halberg Award. Winners will be announced at a ceremony at SkyCity on February 10. A special feature is the most exciting, remarkable or compelling sporting moment. Help is just a call away Stay safe: District family violence co-ordinator Tim Smith wants to see a reduction in the typically high family violence incidents over the holiday period. Photo: FIONA GOODALL By NICOLA WILLIAMS HELP is on hand to ensure you don't become a victim of abuse these holidays. Police have been visiting homes to provide at-risk fam- ilies with an information pamphlet to help them get through the holiday period without any problems. District family violence co- ordinator Tim Smith says in previous years the majority of people visited were co- operative and receptive to the advice. They've been pleased to see police there taking an interest in their welfare and offering help.'' He says one of the most important messages to drive home is when things get tough there are other ways to deal with anger and stress and agencies to help. Police are mindful it is chil- dren who are affected the most during a volatile period and they want to avoid the heartbreak of seeing them suffer. Mr Smith says there is more reporting of offences as people realise it's not an issue to keep behind closed doors. Over the past few years there seems to be a much bet- ter awareness that family violence is not acceptable.'' The Christmas holiday period is one of the busiest for police in dealing with family violence. Police urge those at risk to ask for help before violence occurs. Family violence incidents can range from verbal abuse to serious physical assaults which, in the most serious cases, can be fatal. Alcohol, financial stress and strained family dynamics come into play but there are no excuses for violence. Mr Smith says custody issues are a big source of fam- ily tensions. Tips to avoid escalating tensions are to set aside money to cover bills in Janu- ary and February and don't spend more over the break than you can afford. Moderate alcohol consump- tion and if situations become heated or stressful go some- where for a few hours to let things calm down. If you are feeling afraid or overwhelmed, talk to some- one you trust. Most importantly if you have any fears for your safety or the safety of others phone 111. Other help lines are: Women's Refuge 378-1893, Victim Support 0800-842-846, Life Line Auckland 522-2999, Youth Line 0800-376-6333, Family Violence -- It's Not OK (9am-11pm) 0800-456-450, South Auckland Family Viol- ence Prevention Network 278-9266. Visit www.areyouok.org.nz. Study on Auckland's transport routes A big step is being taken toward a rail link to Auck- land airport with tenders called for a study into pre- ferred routes. The first stage of the south- western airport multi-model corridor project is funded by the New Zealand Transport Agency. It will identify routes for rapid transit and state highways between the airport and the Manukau Harbour crossing, the SH20-SH20B junction and Manukau's com- mercial and industrial zone. The study will also look into improvements to state highways and public trans- port, including bus and rail rapid transit, and integrated land use along the transport links. Later stages of the project include more detailed study of preferred routes and then protecting the chosen route. The project is a joint ven- ture between the agency and Auckland Transport, the Auckland Council, KiwiRail and Auckland airport. The number of passengers using the airport is expected to rise from 13.4 million a year now to 24 million in 2025 and up to 36 million in 2050. A recent economic study projected an extra 17,000 jobs in the airport area over the next decade. The former Auckland Transport Authority ident- ified 29km of double-tracked heavy rail between Britomart and the airport as the pre- ferred rapid transit option for the southwest.
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