Northern News : March 30th 2011
3 NORTHERN NEWS, MARCH 30, 2011 NEWS MEMBER OF THE LARGEST LIQUOR CHAIN IN NEW ZEALAND WITH OVER 170 OUTLETS! NOW OPEN 7 DAYS: Mon to Thurs 9am--8pm, Fri & Sat 9am--9pm, Sun 10am-7pm. We reserve the right to limit trade sales. Customers who appear to be 25 or under could be asked for ID from staff, so please don t be offended if we ask you. Liquor Centre SPIRITS • WINES • BEER "The Shed" SPECIALS VALID TO: LIQUOR CENTRE KAIKOHE 9 MARINO PLACE, KAIKOHE. 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E-4=43-=< 3<=,-:@ =40 314E-0+43+ :1 />9-4+99 174+,9 =40 :;+-, =0D-91,9 -4 ,+=< :-A+2 2&+9$:9 /++$ ;&<,$+ &< .<$:=% >*=+9?&<9@ &+ ABCC DEB 9& <=FG)9=< G+9=<=)9 '&< &H< &I*GF$9G&+J'<== ?&<K)@&L $I&H9 9@G) M+& HL'<&+9 :&)9N L$% $) %&H F&O )&'9?$<=8 Still no work at junction By RICHARD EDMONDSON Deadly: Fast traffic and limited sight distances have made Puketona Junction the Far North's most dangerous intersection. Photo: RICHARD EDMONDSON IT S THE deadliest road junc- tion in the Far North but there is still no sign of safety improvements flagged years ago. Two people have died and 26 have been injured in traffic accidents at the inter- section of State Highways 10 and 11, 10km south of Kerikeri, since 2000. The New Zealand Trans- port Agency said in 2008 that a roundabout was the most effective way of improving safety at the intersection known as Puketona Junction. It can not say when it will begin building a roundabout. Northern corridor project manager Brett Gliddon says the agency has completed a roundabout design after investigating the junction s northern approach which interferes with drivers sight distances. This is a challenging inter- section. There are issues with the amount of clear sight ahead for drivers who are often travelling at high speeds. But it is yet to allocate funds for the $3.6 million project, complete negotiations to buy roadside land or get planning approval from the Far North District Council. Despite record investment in Northland by the agency, not all projects can be funded immediately, Mr Gliddon says. Bay of Islands Country Lodge owner Bill Maclennan says the agency told him in November funding was avail- able to begin building a roundabout at the start of the year. We were told it was going to be done in February, then we heard through the grape- vine that it wasn t going to happen until the winter. He has given up seeking a definitive timeframe for con- struction of the roundabout near his motel. I ve rung them myself and you get nothing. It s like fighting a brick wall. They re not co-operative at all. He fears there will be more accidents at the junction while motorists wait for a roundabout. It s tourists who create the biggest hassle because they don t look both ways when pulling out. Most will only look left. Far North mayor Wayne Brown says his council has been asking the agency to build a roundabout at the intersection of State Highway 10 and Waipapa Rd, 13km north of the junction, for years. The council has also battled with the agency over its decision to require a new roundabout on Kaitaia s North Rd where a supermar- ket is being built. We re getting roundabouts where we don t want them and not getting them where we do want them, he says. Walk the walk this Sunday BIG WALK 9am Registrations at start point 10am 10km walk starts 10.10am 7km walk starts 10.20am 5km walk starts 10.30am 2km walk starts 1pm Spot prizes announced 2pm Event finishes Walking for youth: Ngapuhi Runanga youth workers Rhema Norman, Raymond Hadfield, Piripi Rakena and Kelly Yakas tried out the new cycle trail last week ahead of Sunday's Big Walk. Photo: RICHARD EDMONDSON It s called The Big Walk and it s happening in Kaikohe on Sunday. The town s new cycle and walk trail to Okaihau is one of 10 walkways across the country that will host com- munity walks to promote and raise funds for Youth Development Foundation programmes. The Kaikohe walk is being organised by Ngapuhi Runa- nga which is licensed to deliver two foundation programmes, KiwiCan and Stars, to schools in the town. People who take part in the walk, which starts and ends at Taheke Rd near Orrs Road, will have the option of walking 2km to 10km, depending on their age and fitness levels. The midway point of the 2km walk will be below Hone Heke s monument on Monument Hill. People who opt for the 5km walk will go further down the trail through farmland and native bush before returning to Taheke Rd.Walkers who choose the 7kmwalkwillgoasfarasa 96-year-old railway tunnel before turning back. Those who do the 10km walk will walk to Lake Omapere and back. Thereis afee of$2per child, $5 per adult or $10 per family to take part in the walk. Students are encour- aged to seek sponsors. Walkers can enjoy a free sausage sizzle and enter- tainment at a picnic area on Taheke Rd after the walk. The runanga asks people planning to take part in the walks to register online at www.fyd.org.nz/bigwalk so it can plan safety resources for the event.
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