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Howick and Pakuranga Times : Howick and Pakuranga Times Thursday December 5
www.times.co.nz Howick and Pakuranga Times, Thursday, December 5, 2013 --- 27 Grand Opening Sale at Beds R Us BotanyADVERTORIAL 124400A Beds R Us Botany | (next to Hunter Furniture -- behind Pak' n Save) | Botany Town Centre | Phone 271 6387 * No pressure points -- a good bed will support backs and put no pressure on shoulders and hips when lying on the side. * Good support -- vital to healthy sleep. A good mattress and foundation will gently support the body at all points, to maintain the spine in the same position as a good standing posture, whether lying on the back, front or side. * Comfort -- just as important as support, it provides true relaxation and paves the way to peaceful, restful sleep. * Be sel sh -- nobody wants to be a ected by their partner's every turn. Find a bed which allows independence of movement, so your side of the bed remains stable when your partner moves. * Quality -- a cheaper, poor quality bed will cost a lot more in terms of lost sleep. Shop for the best value, not the lowest price. * Pillows are vital for comfort and neck support. Try it before you buy at Beds R Us Botany. BED BUYER'S GUIDE... Remember the following points when buying a bed: Abed is a major pur- chase that can impact your health and well- being for years to come. Buying a new bed can be confusing, but Beds R Us Botany makes it easy with a relaxed and friendly envi- ronment and one of New Zealand's biggest ranges of Sleepyhead beds, proudly made in New Zealand for 80 years. Store owner Bob Flanagan, who also owns the Albany, Newmarket and Wairau Park branches, prides himself on hiring well-informed, helpful staff who will look after the whole family's bed buying needs. ''We stock New Zealand- made beds because of their quality and also because they do not contain harmful material that may affect your health,'' Bob says. With more than 300 beds in all styles and sizes, Beds R Us Botany has something for everyone. As a member of the coun- try's largest bed buying group they will better any New Zealand price for new beds. The company's trained and vetted delivery staff can deliver new beds to any home, set it up correctly and dispose oftheoldbed--all with the utmost care. Eastcliffe on Orakei Retirement Resort Sunny, 1-bedroom, ground floor apartment facing the courtyard available now -- priced at $310,000. 1-bedroom studio apartment on the first floor with sea views available now -- priced at $245,000. Enquire about our flexible service package and come and enjoy the magnificent views from one of the four lounges at Eastcliffe on Orakei. Security and small hospital on site. All occupational licenses for units at the village are secured by a first ranking encumbrance over the village land in favour of the Statutory Supervisor. CONTACT US 217 Kupe Street, Orakei, Auckland. Phone: 521 9015 Fax: 521 9011 Website: www.eastcliffe.co.nz 124285 ENTER this year’s festive spirit and join Star Real Estate – The Professionals, and the Times for the 2013 Christmas Lights Spectacular. Bringing Howick, Pakuranga and Botany communities together, enhancing neighbour- hood spirit, spreading seasonal cheer and lighting up the yuletide season are all part of The Profes- sionals’ Christmas Lights. Illuminate your house or front garden and ﬁll out an application form from Star Real Estate Ltd, 110 Ridge Road, Howick, or from the Times ofﬁce at 50 Stonedon Drive, East Tamaki. Not only will people in our communities enjoy your home’s lights display, you could also win a hamper full of Christmas goodies. All entries have to be in by December 13 and will be placed in the prize draw. The winning entry will be drawn by Gavin Hamilton, the Howick branch manager of Star Real Estate, on December 20, and results will be published in the Times. Trail of Lights: Botany: 2/6 Kookaburra Place, 12 Pinewood Grove. Dannemora: 10 Aclare Place, 9 Sayes Close, 37 Santa Ana Drive. Golﬂands: 4 Cortabella Place, 22 Simon Owen Place. Pakuranga:15 Okareka Place. Houses that light up this season Consulting en route IN THE wake of growing com- munity concern about the pro- posed East West Link (AEWL), local groups are being asked for suggestions about how transport movement between two southern economic engine rooms of the su- per-city can be improved. The NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) and Auckland Transport (AT) say existing transport linking Auckland Airport, Mangere, Ota- huhu, Onehunga, Penrose and East Tamaki is inadequate. With projected job growth, pres- sure will increase to better manage transport routes. In June, Prime Minister John Key said the proposed $1.1 billion AEWL was targeted for more tax- payer funding, along with the City Rail Link (CRL) and a new Wait- emata Harbour crossing. Investigatory work on AEWL was added to the Auckland Manu- kau Eastern Transport Initiative (AMETI) to identify issues around east-west movements. However, NZTA and AT acknowledge community worries about mooted motorway solu- tions and say there is no preferred option, motorway or otherwise, at this stage. “We’re asking communities to work with us to ﬁnd the best pos- sible answer to an important issue that will affect jobs, the streets families live in, and the way people and freight can move safely around this area,” says Tommy Parker, NZTA highways manager. Rick Walden, AT’s key agency initiatives group manager, says the bodies wanted to better understand the transport needs of the area by consulting with local boards and other key stakeholders before wid- ening the debate. “We’ve sensed a growing con- cern in the communities about this approach and acknowledge we should have engaged the wider community from the start. “We want to begin a more collab- orative approach to discussing the issues and how best to deal with them together.” The combined area is Auckland’s industrial heartland and a major freight distribution hub, employing 135,400 and generating $10.2 bil- lion a year. “Finding the right transport solu- tion to meet this demand, provide better connections for freight to the motorways and develop a strategic east-west link that also balances the needs of the communities is no easy task,” says Mr Parker. The bodies plan to meet with community leaders, schools and local boards, as well as the Respect Our Community Campaign group, to discuss how all can move for- ward together. The community will be updated on how it will be engaged before the end of the year.
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