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8 — Botany and Ormiston Times, Thursday, November 5, 2015 www.times.co.nz 115 Harris Road, East Tamaki. Ph 274 6357 or 0800 COBBLE E: email@example.com REGENCY COBBLESTONES $1.25 each Free quotes for laying. Wide variety of other shapes & colours. See website for more info: www.cobblestone.co.nz CP0620 YARD CLEARANCE SALE 30% OFF ALL STOCK SATURDAY & SUNDAY 9AM-5PM ONLY ALL PRICES INCLUDE GST BELGIUM PAVERS 200x100x50 90c each 60¢ each SLABS 400x400x50 $10 each $7.00 each Nov 7 Nov 8 230x190x40 $1.75 each SAILING – a sport for life! BUCKLANDS BEACH YACHT CLUB Please enquire for further details on 534 3046 and check out our website www.bbyc.org.nz or email: firstname.lastname@example.org From childhood, right through the rest of their lives, people can participate in sailing. Sailors gain life experience in the sport of sailing. It builds confidence, inspires courage and rewards perseverance amongst children. ADULT LEARN TO SAIL PROGRAMME YNZ Levels 1 & 2 – Starts November 21, 2015 Courses held Saturdays – 6-hour sessions over 3 weeks using 7.4m keel boats Adult Learn to Race – Starts November 17, 2015 Courses held Tuesday evenings – 3-hour sessions over 4 weeks using 7.4m keel boats Graduates from Adult courses may take part in Learn to Race programmes. Highly experienced Yachting New Zealand - qualified instructors. JUNIOR LEARN TO SAIL PROGRAMME YNZ Levels 1, 2 & 3. Starts November 22, 2015, or School Holiday Programme in January 2016 Courses held Sundays - 4-hour sessions over 5 weeks using Optimist and Sunburst dinghies. JH10544 Fishermen and women will throw a line out into the ocean for a good cause next Sunday, November 15, at the Bucklands Beach Lions Club Fishing Contest. What’s more, the public will be able to bid on the fish that catches their eye at an auction held later that day at the Bucklands Beach Yacht Club in Half Moon Bay. With an impressive line up of prizes up for grabs including a half day fishing charter, a trip to Waiheke Island, a learn-to-sail course, two lift- out boat washes, as well as goodies from Top Catch, Hunting & Fish- ing Botany, Burnsco and Big Fish, there’s every reason to enter. Organiser Roger Robinson says all proceeds from the charity event will go to the Bucklands Beach Yacht Club’s youth sailing programmes and activities which benefit sailing teams from St Kentigern, Pakuranga, Macleans and Botany Colleges. “We’ve run fishing fundraisers for more than 11 years, raising more than $100,000 for young people in our community,” says Roger. “We’ve had some pretty big snap- per in the past, some up to 6kg.” Roger hopes people will turn out to support the event either by enter- ing the competition or attending the auction. “With the generosity of the public and the fishing community we hope to continue supporting our youth.” Bucklands Beach Yacht Club con- tinues to have one of the best sailing track records in the country. Young star Tam Lindsay is on the New Zealand youth team and will be going to the world championships this year. The fishing competition kicks off at dawn next Sunday (November 15). Categories include snapper, john dory, kingfish, kahawai and gurnard. The day’s haul will become the property of the Bucklands Beach Lions Club and will be auctioned off at 4.30pm. May the best fish win! Fresh fish ahoy! ADVERTORIAL JH10544A Fishing contest details entry fee: $25 per person start: Dawn, Sunday, November 15 Weigh in: Bucklands Beach Yacht Club, Ara-Tai, Half Moon Bay from 2pm-4pm auction: 4.30pm at Bucklands Beach Yacht Club contact: Roger 027 245-4966 or John 027-596 -8326 email@example.com Last week a group of my team went to a meeting of volunteers willing to help refugee families escaping the horrors of civil war in their home countries. In order to highlight the difficulties a refugee family would have settling into and moving around Auckland, the organiser asked if anyone present had found the Auckland public transport system easy to use. None of the 50 people present could say yes! We should ask ourselves why is it that these local Aucklanders were unable to easily use the public transport system because this will, unless we act now, become a bigger issue over the next few years. The reasons can be found easily. It is because Auckland has, for many years, underinvested in public transport. This underinvestment has led to the congestion problems we all experience which reduces the city’s productivity and growth and costs the city one and a quarter million dollars a year. In a recent speech, Andrew Little said that there is an urgent need to invest in transforming Auckland’s transport infrastructure for the long-term future instead of lurching from short term approach to short term approach. He said that the short term approach to transport planning had led to projects, like the harbour bridge, that have needed extensions and clip-ons within a decade of completion. Such projects should not happen. It is obvious that Auckland needs its public transport system unlocked. To unlock it means that central government must become an active and constructive partner with the Council rather than continually put up caveats, conditions and constraints designed to delay the development and building of an efficient and easily negotiated public transport system. A Labour Government will take a forward looking approach to Auckland’s transport infrastructure which will mean supporting the development of more rail, more bus networks and more cycle ways across the city. Most importantly, Labour will, he said, not waste time in hastening to develop and build the City Rail Link especially as by 2018 the Britomart Station will become congested and unable to cope with peak demand unless action is taken now. A Labour Government will look to investing in rapid transit busways in the NW and SE to encourage workers to use public transport as an efficient and speedy way to get to and from work rather than suffer the congestion of private cars crawling along the motorway each day. Alongside these initiatives, Andrew Little argues, there is merit in electrifying the rail system through to Pukekohe, adding rail to the North Shore to the next harbour crossing and backing the sky path to provide the breakthrough in making Auckland a city for cycling. To pay for this a Labour Government would, in contrast to the present situation, sit down with the Auckland Council and agree to a 30 year transport plan and actively back it with funding both from central government and local sources chosen by the Council so that Auckland can be helped to get moving again. Tofik Mamedov, Labour Candidate for Botany in the 2014 election campaign TALK With Tofik Mamedov Labour ANOTHER VIEW Get moving again Body found in Botany motel The body of a 34-year-old woman was found in a room at the Golflands Motel, Botany Road on Tuesday afternoon. Emergency services were called to the scene at 1.10pm and the area was cordoned off for several hours. The death has been referred to the coroner and police say it is not being treated as suspicious. JH10544 The BIG Christmas Sale! FROM 20 - 65% OFF 138C Harris Rd, East Tamaki (Entrance off Cryers Rd) Phone 273 5323 www.tiletrends.co.nz Open Monday to Friday 8.00am-5.00pm, Saturday 11.00am-2.00pm * Terms & conditions apply. While stocks last.
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