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www.times.co.nz Howick and Botany Times, Wednesday, November 20, 2013 --- 13 123938-v3 Are sky-high petrol prices sucking the money out of your wallet? and reap the benefits Shop local this Christmas By Marianne Kelly FOUR key viewshafts in Howick village have been identifed in the Auckland Council Unitary Plan. A viewshaft is an area between urban buildings and natural features. The iconic Stockade Hill is ear- marked with a viewshaft stretch- ing to the north-east over ground descending from the hill at the intersection of Ridge Road and Pic- ton Street across to Walter Mac- donald Street. At the other end of the village, a viewshaft is identifed across land sloping from the Minerva Terrace/ Cook Street reserve to the north across Kerry Dell and to Kayleen Place. Another north-east viewshaft is identifed in the village cen- tre, starting at the intersection of Selwyn Road and The Glebe stretching across land sloping down from Selwyn Road. Two key viewshafts are at the Mangemangeroa Reserve in Somer- ville Road. One starts at the Somer- ville/Whitford roads intersection stretching towards the north east over the valley. A second one is positioned further along Somer- ville Road taking a more due east direction. Mangemangeroa is also included in a schedule of outstanding land- scapes identifed in the Unitary Plan. South-eastern natural features included in the schedule are: Mangemangeroa Creek escarp- ment, Howick. A clearly-defned river valley with a continuous ridgeline backdrop dominated by remnant native forest. Trig Road, Whitford. Whitford escarpment, including remnant vegetation and pasture. Omana Regional Park. Sequence of clay sandstone cliffs with sandy beach fringe and tidal fats. Maraetai-Umupuia Coast Road. Sequence of headlands and rocky bays with steep backdrop of largely forested ridge slopes framing the edge of the Firth of Thames. Duder RegionalPark. Prominent headland landform mostly covered in pasture, but with pockets of remnant coastal forest descending to Umupuia Beach and a sequence of wetland fats and beach north of the mouth of the Wairoa River. Orere Point–Waimangu. A strongly defned, cliffed, coastal landscape is backed by signifcant areas of tall, predominantly native vegetation interacting strongly with the Firth of Thames. North Clevedon. Dissected hill country overlooking Clevedon vil- lage combining a steep sequence of ridges and stream corridors with an extensive area of remnant native forest and shrubland. Hunua Ranges. Second major hill range fanking Auckland’s met- ropolitan area, dominated by native forest and water catchments. Formal submissions on the noti- ■ fed Unitary Plan opened on Sep- tember 30 and can be made until February 28. Further submissions and hearings will follow. After the decisions are released, the plan will be open for appeals. It will take about three years for the plan to become operative. Proposed Unitary Plan fact ■ sheets outlining key changes and the formal submission form are online at www.aucklandcouncil. govt.nz/unitaryplan. Forms are also available at public libraries. Howick Rotary's plane table on a pedestal project team, from left, John Osborne, Kathy Kennedy, Alan Riley, and Jim Duckworth, celebrated the views from Stockade Hill in 2011. Times photo Views and natural features preserved PAKURANGA GOLF CLUB FUNCTION CENTRE FOR HIRE We cater for Weddings, 21st Birthdays, Anniversaries, Corporate Functions www.pakurangagolf.co.nz or Phone 538 0676 124712 BOOK YOUR CHRISTMAS FUNCTION WITH US! Dates are ﬁlling up fast so book now to get your preferred date.
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