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Botany and Ormiston Times : Botany and Ormiston Times Thursday July 30 2015
www.times.co.nz Botany and Ormiston Times, Thursday, July 30, 2015 — 5 Acres MELLONS BAY DECEASED ESTATE STUNNING SEA VIEWS – SUBDIVIDABLE POTENTIAL A rare opportunity to purchase a property that is loaded with potential in a most prestigious position. Set on 2292 square metres and sitting on top of Mellons Bay with outstanding views of the Hauraki Gulf this property is waiting to be developed. A three bedroom, 1960’s plaster bungalow in need of a makeover occupies the front of the section. Behind is vacant land! Options galore here. Subdivision under council zoning allows for one per 700 square metres subject to consent, or build your dream home on never to be built out views or landbank this as an investment. Enjoy the lifestyle in this beachside community with every leisure, medical and business facility available. Zoned for Mellons Bay Primary and Macleans College. This property will be sold. OPEN HOME: SAT/SUN 12.30-1.15PM, 66 MARINE PARADE, MELLONS BAY AUCTION ON SITE SUNDAY 9TH AUGUST AT 4PM [UNLESS SOLD PRIOR] KIM HEMUS 021 838 411 or 522 2419 MURDOCH PRICE BARRISTERS & SOLICITORS LAWYER REALTORS, A user of Acres. SC3475 BC4810_HBT Your rates work hard all around Auckland Rates 2015/2016 Your rates pay for things that make Auckland such a great place to live, such as parks, rubbish and recycling collections, libraries, public transport and investment in community facilities and infrastructure. This year Auckland will complete the move to a single rates system. This will make rates fairer because all properties of a similar value and use will be charged a similar amount of general rates, no matter where they are in Auckland. Key changes to rates this year • Residential rates increases and decreases are no longer capped. • General rates to increase by an average 2.5%. • Rates based on your 2014 property valuation. • A three-year Interim Transport Levy added to help fund a number of crucial transport projects including busways, cycleways and walking options. This works out to $113.85 (incl. GST) for non- business ratepayers and $182.85 (incl. GST) for business ratepayers. Help paying your rates There are a number of options to help people pay their rates, such as spreading payments by weekly, fortnightly or monthly direct debit, or through a rates rebate or postponement. You will receive your rates bill in early August. For more information on rates, and to check what your rates will be for 2015/2016, visit: aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/rates KC11010-V2 Ayoung driver lost control of his vehicle and landed in a ditch in Whitford on Monday morning in wet conditions. The Flat Bush man says he was travelling at 60 kmh when the blue BMW sedan he was driving lost traction and ended up tailfirst in the hillside on Whitford Road. Police were called to the incident. no one was injured and the car was towed away at midday. Last Friday, a woman was taken to hospital after a minor car accident on a bridge in Whitford Road. Police say the vehicle went down the embankment in Whitford at around 12.30pm, last Friday. The driver, who was not carrying any passengers, reported no injuries when they spoke to her and no other vehicles were involved. A motorist ends up on the Whitford hillside on a wet morning. Times photo Whitford accidents ■■ By Farida Master FoR young leaders from the age of 20-28, the Rotary youth Leadership Award, RyLA, is a unique, all-expenses- paid programme by Rotary International since 1971. Ask anyone who has been through the seven-day rigorous, high energy residential programme, and all they say is “it’s life changing”! no more! The Times cornered two young awardees Scott Litchfield, and Matt Hamilton who were just out of the recently-held RyLA camp and instantly on to a bigger project. Scott, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Half Moon Bay for RyLA, says that apart from the impressive line-up of international speakers, the challenges at the prestigious leadership camp pushed him mentally and physically. “It revealed our strengths and weaknesses. I had a true appreciation for all of my team members and the rest of the participants of RyLA,” he says. The last day of the programme was devoted to community service. “ Warren Jack, from Habitat for Humanity, asked if anyone from RyLA would be interested in helping their charity project in nepal from november 1-6,” says the 26-year-old with a diploma in film making. “Matthew Hamilton, a fellow participant and I, put our hands up to help.” The cost involved is $6200 per person. “ This is broken down into a compulsory donation of $1500 made to Habitat for Humanity that is used towards nepal assistance. The rest goes towards flights, accommodation, food and supplies for building homes. “It’s a great project that came out of RyLA and inspired us to give back.” Twenty-one year-old marine engineer Matt – sponsored for the leadership camp by the Rotary Club of Botany, East Tamaki – agrees. He says: “We will be taking part in the Habitat for Humanity in nepal for the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project. “ This will be the 32nd annual event from the former American President and is going to be very special since he will be there and will be celebrating his 91st birthday.” The mega project will have around 1000 international volunteers with 200 from new Zealand. “ The idea behind it is to build an entire village of 200 small bamboo homes,” says Matt, who finds the fundraising aspect more stressful than making a delivery voyage in a sail boat to England for a customer. It was the long voyage that won him the new Zealand Marine Apprentice of the year title – the award was a place at RyLA. “Collecting $12,400 in five to six weeks is tough,” says Matt. But he is determined to be a part of the ambitious project. “Fundraising in such a short time is like having a second job,” he smiles. The first movie fundraiser they hosted at Hoyts cinema, Botany was a big success but there is a long way to go. Scott adds: “We are grateful to the Rotary Club of Half Moon Bay and the Rotary Club of Botany, East Tamaki for having contributed a donation towards the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Project. “ We are now hosting the Bruce Wayne Ball for nepal, a fundraising cocktail evening on August 15 at the Parnell Jubilee Hall from 7pm. For more details go to: www.facebook. com/helpbuildnepal2015 or http://givealittle.co.nz/cause/ helpbuildnepal2015 youth leadership Future leaders to build an entire village in Nepal RYLA awardees Scott Litchfield and Matt Hamilton will be going to Nepal in November as part of the Habitat for Humanity in Nepal for the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project. Photo supplied Police seek information CounTIES Manukau Police are continuing to investigate a fatal motorbike crash in Clevedon and are asking any members of the public who may have information to come forward. A motorcyclist was travelling north along north Road, around 5km outside Clevedon township at around 2pm on Sunday, July 19 when the rider failed to negotiate a corner and crashed. The 42-year-old rider died at the scene. Police want to hear from anyone who may have seen the bike from around 1pm that day and any sightings of it along north Road. The rider was wearing a red crash helmet, fluorescent yellow jacket and the bike was silver with a rack on the back. If you have any information in relation to the incident please call Constable Chris Peet of the Counties Manukau Serious Crash Investigation unit on 261-1328.
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