Representing Massey Residents and Ratepayers

Roadworks this weekend on the Northwestern motorway

northwestern motorwayMajor works on the Northwestern Motorway

Thurs 2 April to Tues 7 April 2015 (Easter weekend)

  1. St Lukes Rd bridge closed from 8pm Thurs 2 Apr to 5am Tues 7 Apr

The St Lukes Road bridge will be closed to vehicles to safely build up the existing road levels and construct the approaches to the new, higher bridge.  Pedestrian access across the bridge, the cycleway, motorway, local roads and public transport links in the area will remain open throughout the weekend.

Attractions such as MOTAT and Auckland Zoo will be unaffected and are open as usual with their planned events during the Easter weekend please see www.MOTAT.org.nz and www.aucklandzoo.co.nz for more information. Regular parking will be available. 

  1. Te Atatu interchange lane restrictions from 10pm Thurs 2 Apr to 5am Tues 7 Apr

In the Te Atatu area there will be a number of lane restrictions during the weekend.  Both of the citybound onramps will be closed and the citybound motorway will be reduced to one lane during the day (5am to 10pm) and closed each night (10pm to 5am).

These closures are necessary to lower the Te Atatu citybound motorway on-ramp and raise a portion of the motorway, near the bridge.

Once open on Tuesday 7 April, the two left hand motorway lanes underneath Te Atatu Road overbridge will be moved slightly to the north with the third lane remaining in the same location.  This will tie in with the recent citybound lane changes between Te Atatu and Rosebank Roads.

Detour routes and more information

The Northwestern cycleway will remain open throughout the weekend.  More information about the closures and the detour routes are available on our website www.nzta.govt.nz/projects/wrr

War on Weeds

war on weedsIt’s that time of year again when folk get stuck into weeding and get rid of their pest plants in the 14 free weed bins that Keep Waitakere Beautiful Trust have dotted around West Auckland from March 1 to 31.

Supported by the three Western Local Boards, War On Weeds regularly generates over 100 tonnes of green waste each year – the bulk of it invasive weeds like wild ginger, woolly nightshade, jasmine and trasdescantia.                         

 The Massey bin is located Massey Library car park, corner of Westgate Dr and Don Buck Rd. For other bin locations and details of what can and can’t go into the bin visit http://kwb.org.nz/war-on-weeds/ or like our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/KeepWaitakereBeautiful.

In the photo Georgia Harmon from Te Henga has a pile ginger ready to be taken away and is taking advantage of the annual “War on Weeds” to do just that.

 

 

 

Responding to the Northwest Growing Market

MASSEY  MEANS BUSINESS NETWORK EVENT – Wednesday March 11th

Major development across the region is planned for the next few years.  Due to increased levels of immigration and land development (in part spurred on by the establishment of special housing areas – SHA), the population of the North West is predicted to double over the next 30 years from 70,000 to 140,000. Planning for development of Special Housing Areas in Hobsonville Point, Hobsonville, Westgate, Massey and Huapai is already underway. Many North West businesses are currently assessing opportunities for growth to meet the needs of an increased population and changing demographic.
Even if businesses are performing well it is important to keep looking for ways to develop and this event enables businesses on the Network to hear how other businesses intend to respond to the North West growing Market
VENUE: West Harbour Tennis Club, Picasso Reserve, Picasso Drive, West Harbour, Auckland
DATE:    Wednesday March 11th
TIME:    5 – 7.00 pm
Detail:   Presentations by local business owners outlining their plans to meet a growing market (followed by questions from the floor)
SPECIAL NOTE:
How is your business responding to the North West growing market? We are looking for local businesses to present at this event.  For information on presentation requirements please contact:  masseymeansbusiness@gmail.com
Networking Opportunity and Supper to follow
General registrations for the event: masseymeansbusiness@gmail.com

 

Patiki Road Exit (Causeway Alliance News) – when you go to work on Monday

There are a couple of changes ahead for the SH16 Patiki Road citybound exit;

 

  • The Patiki Road exit will be closed this weekend from 8pm Friday to 5am Monday so the off-ramp can be realigned.  mapDetour routes for during the closure are attached and available on our website:  www.nzta.govt.nz/projects/wrr

 

  • Once re-opened on Monday 1 December, the Patiki Road exit will be 500m sooner than its current position.  If you are travelling from the west and need to take the Patiki Road exit make sure you get in the left lane well before Te Atatu. That way you won’t miss your exit and the traffic flow will be smoother and safer.

Dollars and sense

On Wednesday 19th November, 9.30am – 11.30am, the Massey Employment Gateway Programme (MEG) based at Massey Community House is hosting a great little session (which is FREE) called “Dollars and sense”, it’s run by our friends at Waitakere Adult Literacy and is a brilliant addition to any CV.  It’s a refresher on all aspects of Maths for Work, percentages, GST, a few tax calculations and giving change.
Please register your interest with Maxine via text on 021525616 or email maxine@notforprofithr.co.nz.

Trees for Babies – twenty year celebrations

Trees for Babies is heading to Massey and Sunline Park on the 17th May.

1544360_730235856999447_3324239718553765552_n[2] (2) Trees for Babies project is a special opportunity for families to celebrate the birth of their baby by planting  a native tree in one of  our local parks or reserves.

Trees for Babies is delivered in partnership with Plunket and has been going for 20 years now with sites in dozens of parks across Waitakere containing this direct tie to the people born in this area. At each event, families are given a planting demonstration and educated about the importance of trees in the urban environment. Free entertainment is provided including clowns, a bouncy castle, and face painters. Every baby attending is presented with a ‘new citizen’ certificate.
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Look what is coming to Massey

The PCL is on its way out and in its place is………………look what is coming to Massey

It is the Red Hills Convenience Centre and they are leasing shop sites now.

The PCL is due for demolition by the middle of this year.

Continue watching this space for more developments in the greatest suburb in NZ!

Roading information in Henderson Massey Local Board

As a resident and ratepayer organisation one of our jobs is to keep you update with information that is happening in and around the area that you live in.

You may notice that to the left of this site a link to Auckland Transport.

The Auckland Transport site provides you with detailed information on road works on both interactive maps and lists on the www.aucklandtransport.govt.nz website. These are regularly updated as new information comes to hand from our contractors and other sources and also includes traffic density and other local information. The inquiries can be narrowed down to individual addresses on a map so that as a resident you can personally seek information on the Internet, about conditions on your own street.

Auckland Transport welcomes you to use this information or by accessing the dynamic databases available on the Auckland Transport site when you plan your journey’s around Massey or greater Auckland.

These features can be found at

http://www.aucklandtransport.govt.nz/traffic-roadworks/Pages/default.aspx
http://www.aucklandtransport.govt.nz/traffic-roadworks/CurrentRestrictions/Pages/Road-Works.aspx
http://www.aucklandtransport.govt.nz/traffic-roadworks/CurrentRestrictions/Pages/RoadClosuresEventsInCentralAuckland.aspx

From time to time the Massey Birdwood Settlers website may well feature a story about a particular road works or road closure if we believe such a closure is of great importance to the public and will impact on
our travel for a long period of time.

Paint NZ Beautiful

knzb logoThe launch of Paint NZ Beautiful for 2013 is to be held at the Massey Birdwood Settlers Hall.

The launch which is promoted by Keep New Zealand Beautiful with support from Resene NZ (the paint professionals) and the Ministry of Justice,  will involve the painting of a mural on the side of the Massey Birdwood Settlers Hall, overseen by a local artist who will work with local school students to design and paint the mural.
Massey Birdwood Settlers Association secretary, John Riddell, is thrilled the hall has been chosen for the occasion. The hall was built in 1954 following a gazette notice being tabled in Parliament giving the Association the right  to own and manage a Community Hall on Department of Conservation land (known as the Massey Birdwood Domain).
Mr Riddell believes the early founders of the Association, people like Luckens and Spargo,  would be very happy with the idea that the hall is being used for the launch,  as the idea of the Association (a resident and ratepayers group incorporated in 1925) and one of its primary objectives is to pursue and undertake any activity with the object of establishing, improving or preserving social, cultural or sporting activities or amenities or the unique natural environment of the districts (Massey and Birdwood). The mural will hopefully depict the natural environment of the area, as it was in the early years.
The Association is coming up to its 90th year, and the mural will be a fitting birthday present for an organisation that has served  the area for so long.

Building a Worm Farm?

Want to find out how to build a worm farm?

You can between 10am and 12:30pm on Saturday 2 March.

Find out the benefits of having your own Worm Farm.

The Triangle Park Massey Community Garden  will be setting up a Worm Farm in a bathtub on site, a method that can be applied to smaller scale worm farms at home.  Ideas will be given for types of containers to use and materials required for set up.

See you at the  Triangle Park Massey Community Garden, 385 Don Buck Rd, Massey.