Kapi-Mana News : January 31st 2012
16 KAPI-MANA NEWS, JANUARY 31, 2012 NEWS Paremata to Plimmerton (P2P) clearways project From March 2012 State Highway 1 between the Paremata and Plimmerton roundabouts will change. New clearways are being implemented in place of the current T2 lanes. The clearways will operate during weekday peak hours, on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays. Signs through this section of SH1 will advise clearway operating hours and parking availability outside of these hours. A new bylaw will be in place from March to enable the clearways to be enforced. CCTV cameras are also being installed. Construction for the new clearways, as well as a range of other associated improvements including new tra c signals at the Marina View/SH1 intersection is occurring during January and February. During the construction phase static and electronic signs will help keep all road users informed of changes ahead. Detailed tra c management plans have been developed to minimise delays. We appreciate your consideration during this period. N MARINA VIEW ACHE RONR OAD PASCOE AVENUE Existing signalised intersection Existing signalised intersection MANA ESPLANADE MANA ESPLANADE New signalised intersection Existing signalised intersection MANAVIEW ROAD NEW SAWS NEW VMS SIGNAGE (Speed Activated Warning Signs) LEGEND Parking spaces to be removed Parking spaces Clearways No stopping lines 6.30-9.30am Mon-Fri except Public Holidays 3.30-6.30pm Sunday and Public Holidays CLEARWAYS Southbound clearway hours 3.30-6.30pm Mon-Fri except Public Holidays 11.30am-2.30pm Saturday CLEARWAYS Northbound clearway hours For further information please contact: Andrew Smith Ph: 04 894 5222 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.nzta.govt.nz/p2p Couple advocates not giving up Partnership: David and Gloria Hollier have enjoyed living in Tawa for more than 40 years. ''It's a fantastic place, with the valleys and hills, and has a real identity of its own,'' David says. By KRIS DANDO If you have to ask when do I know I'm in love?' then you're not.'' Simple but sound advice from one half of a partnership that is well-qualified to offer marital advice -- David Hollier, who has been married to wife Gloria for 50 years. The milestone was reached on January 20. The couple have been in Tawa since 1969. David, who was a min- ister, grew up in Auckland, as did Gloria, but his work for the church would also take them to Invercargill and Zimbabwe, before settling in Wellington. Southland might not be everyone's cup of tea, but, despite the conservatism, they found the people welcoming and enjoyed the proximity to places like Queens- town. Going there with a four-week- old daughter was interesting, she was supposed to be born in Auck- land but decided to come early,'' Gloria says. Spending 1992 in Zimbabwe, where David was chaplain at a school, was totally, utterly differ- ent'' and an experience they will always treasure. When Gloria married me she said I hope you have no intention of ever being a missionary' but that's exactly what happened for a year,'' David says. Returning home in 1993, David was the director of Hutt Valley Marriage Guidance Council for a time, before ending his working life as minister for the newly- formed Tawa Union Church. It was the church that brought them together, with bible classes and youth groups among the main social activities available to young people when they were growing up. There were no nightclubs and pubs, it was church and coffee bars. It was a very good way for people to get to know each other,'' says Gloria. David could be accused of stealing his future wife away from another man, however. I was a young minister at a camp and this friend said can you look after Gloria, I don't trust these other guys'. I saw him recently and said do you want her back?' Seriously though, she was an attractive young lady with a great personality.'' Gloria says she set out to marry David before he got away''. Mar- ried in Onehunga in 1962, she was 20 to his 28, but Gloria says she had been in love with him since the age of 14. David says no marriage is ever smooth, and is grateful Gloria accepted the number of moves to different parts of New Zealand. Being a minister's wife did not sit comfortably on my shoulders'' at first, she says, but becoming a successful sales rep and branch manager for a photocopying com- pany saw Gloria pursue her own ambitions. The Holliers had two children, Gary and Trudy, both educated in Tawa, and now have three grand- children. One of these is due to have a baby soon, to make them great-grandparents. They, and many friends, came together over Wellington Anniversary weekend to celebrate their own golden occasion. Reflecting on 50 years together, they have simple responses when asked how they made it work. David: You work at it and accept any changes. We are two different people, after all. With love, you have that bubbly feeling and the highs early in the relationship, and a lot of people quit when that goes. But I think love just matures.'' Gloria: Marriage isn't easy but you don't just give up on it when things get hard. It's an investment you make.''
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