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Have the drink-drive rules changed the way you socialise? Are you drinking lighter beers? Have you stopped drinking with the boys after work? The Times asked the questions and this is what they answered. WORD ON THE STREET www.times.co.nz Botany and Ormiston Times, Thursday, March 12, 2015 — 19 Do you have an ancestor or relative who served in or played a role in the Maori Wars, First World War, Second World War or conflicts such as the Korean, Malaysian and Vietnam wars? Or a family member who has served in more recent conflicts including Afghanistan or Iraq? Enter our New Zealand at War competition by utilising a school project or put together a poster, poem or essay of no more than 500 words. You can include copies of photographs, letters or any other memorabilia to illustrate your work. COMPETITION: NEW ZEALAND AT WAR Calling all school students... Massive $250 entertainment pack for the winner of each categor y plus loads of consolation prizes The winning entry and those commended will be published in the Times prior to Anzac Day, April 25, 2015. There are two categories: Entries close 5pm, April 13, 2015. Email entries to email@example.com, drop into Times House reception, 50 Stonedon Drive, East Tamaki or post and year along with your contact details. See www.times.co.nz. NZ WAR ESSAY COMP Your view It pays to give your opinion. Your feedback matters to us. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org; text 875, use the word bot as first word in text and then add your comment; or comment on our Facebook page, facebook.com/timesonlinenz, and be in to win a double pass to Hoyts Cinema, Botany Keep up the good work IT WAS great to see the Ayyam-i -Ha photo in the latest edition, and also my article. Botany and Ormiston Times is a great newspaper, and I enjoy reading all the articles contained in it. Keep up the good work. Eric Neal, Dannemora Building rubbish in Spinnaker Bay GIVEN there are only a few building companies working in Spinnaker Bay, perhaps you could get together and organise a clean up day before the next rain or windy day and more of this all ends up in the parks and water. You should all be embarrassed. Murray Durbin, Beachlands Got a question you want answered? Send your burning question to email@example.com and we will give it a crack. WHAT are the new initiatives by the government to try and make our roads safer? There’s a range of road safety improvements set to be rolled out in areas with high rates of crashes involving visitors. Some of them include: Road improvements like 50km of ➤ rumble strip centreline, directional arrows on an additional 200km of roads, 140km of no passing markings, better signage and information. Providing better information to ➤ visitors about road rules and driving safely in New Zealand. Air New Zealand introducing ➤ a video on in-bound flights from China and a steering wheel tag created for hire vehicles that show key road rules. Encouraging rental firms to ➤ provide vehicles with more modern safety features. Rental companies providing ➤ videos and information to their customers about the differences driving here. AA encourages people to phone ➤ *555 and report instances of dangerous driving. Online feedback Share your comments on facebook.com/timesonlinenz There’s plenty happening in the ■ city to celebrate St Patrick’s Day. From the Emerald Ball at Pullman Hotel to St Patrick’s Day parade and the Sky Tower going green, everyone will be celebrating the traditional Irish festival at the pubs that dot the city. Here are two of the comments we picked up from our Facebook page. Anita Erceg: Pint of Guinness and some colcannon followed by digging out the old Irish Rovers tape and having a bit of a laugh. Colcannon (Irish: cál ceannann, meaning white-headed cabbage) is a traditional Irish dish mainly consisting of mashed potatoes with kale or cabbage. It is also the name of a song about the dish. Jodz Clarke: Getting dressed up lots of green and 4 leaf clovers painted on cheeks and green hair and lots of fun St Patricks day stuff i got from Spotlight last year flashing 4 leaf clover badge and plastic beer pint necklace green glow sticks and going out to drink lots of Baileys and chilling with friends. Congratulations! ➤ Both Anita Erceg and Jodz Clarke have won a double pass each to Hoyts Cinema, Botany. Tony Tkaczyk, Handyman, Howick: THE drink-drive rules have made no difference to me. It’s simple, I don’t drink and drive. Never done it! Considering we live 10 minutes away from the pub, I always walk to the pub and back. Zubin Mistry, Shipping Operations, Dannemora: OH YES, I’ve cut down on my after work drinks. I never have more than one drink. I also try and have a lighter beer. IfIdodrink,ImakesureI have a ride back home. Burning uestion Peter Fussell, Franchise Owner, SBA Small Business Accounting: I AM very aware of the reduced drink-drive limits and when drinking now I am more likely to do so at home. As a local Botany Junction business owner, I do however like to support other local businesses so still have a beer at Celsius but normally will limit this to just the one. Dr Rajneesh Sharma, General Practitioner, Dannemora: DUE to the change of drink- drive limits I have completely stopped drinking if I am driving. No more post-work drinks. There is no point drinking low alcohol drinks if you do not enjoy them. Rubbish in Spinnaker Bay. Photos supplied Botany and Ormiston Times ➤ competition winners THE winner of the Waiheke Island family ferry pass competition is Roger Bodle of Dannemora. The proud winner of the family pass for four to a Hoyts Cinema competition is Lisa Crossley of Beachlands.
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