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24 — Howick and Botany Times, Wednesday, May 7, 2014 www.times.co.nz 125307-v2 THU-WED 10:20, 12:30, 2:40, 4:50, 7:00, 9:10PM THU-FRI 7:00, 9:10PM SAT -SUN 12:30, 2:40, 4:50, 7:00, 9:10PM MON-WED 7:00, 9:10PM THU-WED 6:00PM THU-FRI 8:30PM SAT -SUN 12:10, 3:10, 8:30PM MON-WED 8:30PM THU-FRI 6:20, 8:50PM SAT-SUN 1:40, 4:00, 6:20, 8:50PM MON-WED 6:20, 8:50PM WED 11:00AM SAT-SUN 10:10AM, TUE 10:10AM SAT-SUN 10:00AM, TUE 10:00AM GENERAL ADMISSION THU-FRI 6:00, 8:10PM SAT -SUN 4:10, 6:00, 8:10PM MON-WED 6:00, 8:10PM THU-FRI 12:20, 3:10, 9:15PM SAT -SUN 10:20, 9:15PM MON-WED 12:20, 3:10, 9:15PM THU-FRI 10:45, 1:15, 3:50, 6:00, 8:40PM SAT -SUN 1:15, 3:50, 6:00, 8:40PM MON-TUE 10:45, 1:15, 3:50, 6:00, 8:40PM WED 1:15, 3:50, 6:00, 8:40PM THU-FRI 10:10, 3:15, 6:10, 9:00PM SAT -SUN 3:15, 6:10, 9:00PM MON-WED 10:10, 3:15, 6:10, 9:00PM THU-FRI 10:00, 1:00, 4:10, 6:30PM SAT -SUN 10:40, 1:00, 3:40, 6:30PM MON-WED 10:00, 1:00, 4:10, 6:30PM SAT -SUN 11:00, 1:25PM SAT -SUN 10:40, 3:50PM THU-FRI 10:00, 12:50PM MON-WED 10:00, 12:50PM THU-FRI 3:50PM SAT -SUN 10:00, 11:50, 2:00PM MON-TUE 3:50PM, WED 3:50PM THU-FRI 11:50, 3:00, 6:20, 8:30PM SAT -SUN 12:10, 3:10, 6:20, 8:30PM MON-WED 11:50, 3:00, 6:20, 8:30PM THU-FRI 11:00, 1:30, 4:00, 6:20, 8:50PM SAT -SUN 11:10, 1:40, 4:00, 6:20, 8:50PM MON 11:00, 1:30, 4:00, 6:20, 8:50PM TUE 11:10, 1:30, 4:00, 6:20, 8:50PM WED 11:00, 1:30, 4:00, 6:20, 8:50PM THU-FRI 10:40, 1:30, 6:20, 8:50PM SAT -SUN 1:10, 6:20, 8:50PM MON-WED 10:40, 1:30, 6:20, 8:50PM 588 CHAPEL ROAD, BOTANY 09 488 6000 .NZ VIOLENCE. VIOLENCE. VIOLENCE. - V IOLENCE - LOW LEVEL VIOLENCE OFFENSIVE LANGUAGE & SEXUAL REFERENCES. 125320 Elective surgery GREY Power has received complaints from some mem- bers that they were expecting to receive elective surgery, but had either been removed from the hospital waiting list or had not even been put on the list. If Grey Power is to advocate on the older citizens’ behalf on this issue we require infor- mation from people who have been affected. If you are, or have been affected by removal from a waiting list, or have not reached the criteria for the waiting list, we would appre- ciate it if you would contact us and give us the answers to the following questions. Have you been removed from a waiting list in the past 12 months? If so, who removed you? Were you removed from the waiting list against your wishes? Have you been told your symptoms are not severe enough for you to be placed on a waiting list? Have you been referred to a specialist, but have been refused an appointment and referred back to your doctor? How does lack of surgery impact on your day-to-day life? Do you have any other expe- riences of elective surgery waiting lists which you would like to relate? We need the facts and fig- ures to back up our concerns in our representations to Gov- ernment Ministers, the min- istry officials and other local parliamentarians. If you have any information which can assist us, contact our association by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone 534-9409. Arthur Moore, Grey Power Howick Pakuranga president Damaged property ON APRIL 15, my husband and I arrived home after a doctor’s appointment to find our gate and gatepost broken off at the base. My neighbour informed us that she had seen a red flat deck truck in our drive and parked in front of our garage. She saw a man walking around our house and looking in the windows. She presumed we were home and it was a repairman. We now have to find some- one to come and replace the gatepost and gate. I wish that when people do damage to your property they have the decent common courtesy to own up to it. We can see the place where the truck hit the post. It has broken it off at ground level. If you were the driver of this red truck who came up the driveway in Pah Road own up, call in – you know where we live – help us with the repair. Lynne Giles, Cockle Bay Accidents will happen AN APOLOGIST for revenue cameras believes speed causes accidents (Times, April 16). It doesn’t. What would change if everybody kept accurately to the speed limits? Nothing much. Accidents are caused by being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Not driving properly: inability, inattention and fatigue. Watching the speedo all the time to make sure you’re not a couple of “k” over an entirely arbitrary limit isn’t helping anyone. Your eyes should be on the road. One time you ought to be speeding is during overtaking. It’s simply madness to stay on the wrong side of the road any longer than necessary – put your foot down and pass smartly. I’m constantly astounded by the stupidity I see. Driv- ers follow a slow vehicle for a while, then pass on double yellow lines and blind cor- ners because they’ve simply decided they’ve waited long enough. And the idiots that do u-turns where a car is likely to come around the corner any moment at 80kph or 100kph. Has a revenue camera ever caught an accident? Or are they strategically placed where most good drivers nat- urally speed up a bit because it’s perfectly safe? Stephanie Hawking, Howick Some of the 5000 Aucklanders who were the first to take a trip on the super-city’s new electric trains from Britomart to Newmarket on April 27. Photo supplied CHANGES to the super- city’s election signs bylaw are expected to be in place for the general election in September. Auckland Transport (AT) is proposing changes to provide greater clar- ity and certainty for can- didates, political parties and the public. They are based on feed- back and practical expe- rience during last year’s local-body polls. The changes include the addition of explana- tory notes and identifying sites that will be tempo- rarily closed because they are unsuitable. The period that signs on private property can be displayed will be lim- ited and a minimum size of signs and their position will be established for approved public places. Candidates will be allowed to appear on individual and party signs on the same approved public site. But the number of signs promoting election and referenda issues will be limited and be consistent with signage for candi- dates, teams and parties. Contact details of the person responsible for the sign must be legible, while minor changes will be made to the bylaw to simplify provisions and update statutory refer- ences. AT will contact politi- cal parties to let them know new rules may be adopted for election sig- nage in Auckland. RulEs upDAtED Letters to the Editor can be sent to: The Editor, Times Newspapers, PO Box 259- 243, Botany, Auckland 2163 or by email to email@example.com or fax (09) 271-8073. Letters should not exceed 200 words and should carry the name, residential address and contact telephone number of the author. Nom de plumes not accepted. Letters to the Editor Featured letter each week will receive a Times pen.
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