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Waitakere township newsletter

Welcome to this month’s newsletter for people living in the Waitakere area. There are a number of new announcements as well as further updates from items in the previous newsletter.

Rubbish collection

As there will be a public holiday on the 15th of the month, those residents that would normally have their domestic rubbish collected on the 14th and 15th will not have their rubbish collected until the 17th or 18th. However, plastic and glass recycling will still be collected as per the normal schedule.

Closure of Waitakere train station

Following on from the announcement about the permanent closure of the Waitakere train station planned for the end of the month, we are very pleased to announce that this may not go ahead after all. Thanks to overwhelming public support, the local council has now decided to reconsider their decision and will keep the station running for the next 6 months and will review the situation at that time. Meanwhile, we’d like to encourage all local residents to use the train whenever possible during this period.

Waitakere festival

Next month is the annual Waitakere festival, so we are currently collecting all submissions for stallholders so we can allocate spaces. Remember that the festival is about celebrating the local region, so preference will be given to those involved in local crafts or products although all applications will be considered. There will be live music throughout the day from a variety of local acts, as well as a guest artist who is currently touring the country.

Keep our area clean and tidy

Many people have written in over the last few months with comments about the rising amount of litter in Schofield Park, and also the level of graffiti in the area. We have passed these letters on to the council who will be considering what to do about improving the area. Meanwhile we will be doing a community cleanup next week, so get together with your friends and neighbours, bring a bin bag and meet at the north end of Schofield Park at 10am on Sunday the 8th. It will probably take about an hour, after which all volunteers will be invited for a complimentary tea or coffee at the village hall.

Questions 1 - 5

Do the following statements agree with the information given in the reading passage?  In boxes 1-5 on your answer sheet write

TRUE if the statement agrees with the information

FALSE if the statement contradicts the information

NOT GIVEN if there is no information on this

1.Recyclable refuse will not be collected on the 14th or 15th

2.The local train station will not be closing as initially planned.

3.Stalls must be from the local area.

4.Live music will be performed by an overseas band.

5.Free hot drinks will be served to anyone in the community on Sunday the 8th.