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City chicks who've swapped
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Why the world fell in
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Market marks first year
The Grey Lynn Farmers' Market is
still going strong after one year of
operation and is set to celebrate its
first anniversary on Sunday.
The celebrations will include
entertainment from musical group
Soul Samba Circus.
The Grey Lynn Farmers Market is
held at the Grey Lynn Community
Centre, 510 Richmond Rd, from
9am until 12.30pm.
The market operates every Sunday
except for the last Sunday of the
Straight from desert
More than 1000 specimens will be
on view at this weekend's biennial
Cactus and Succulent Show.
It is being held at Mt Albert War
Memorial Hall, 751 New North Rd,
from today until Sunday.
The show is open from noon to 5pm
today, 9am to 5pm on Saturday and
9am to 3pm on Sunday.
Summerswim kicks off
A new swim series will be a regular
feature at Kohimarama Beach most
Thursday nights throughout
The Summerswim series is being
run by swim coach and former
triathlete Haydn Woolley.
He says it's the perfect training for
events like the New Zealand
Ironman or just keeping fit.
The series started yesterday and
runs until December 16 before
taking a break over the holidays,
resuming on January 20 until March
17. Races start from 6.15pm, with
registration from 5pm to 6pm.
Distances range from 500 metres to
Entry costs vary depending on the
number of races entered.
Visit www.summerswim.co.nz for
Mark of respect for cycle advocate
Long ride: Dale Knight, left, with his father David Knight on a stretch of northwestern cycleway he helped create.
Photo: JASON OXENHAM
By CARLY TAWHIAO
It's been a long ride but now the
pedal is being pushed to the metal.
Dale Knight has been given the
green light by the Auckland City
Council to install a bronze plaque to
commemorate the work his father
David Knight did to help to create
motorway cycleways in Auckland.
My father was instrumental in
getting the first cycleway route from
Te Atatu to Pt Chevalier on
motorway land,'' the Mt Albert resi-
That first piece of cycleway was
the very beginning of a cycle route
that now links to central Auckland
with the west through to Henderson
and beyond. That small step turned
out to be the key feature of the sys-
tem still developing today.''
In 1986 David and his cycleway
pioneering peer, the late Kurt Breh-
mer, began their fight to get a
cycleway built along the north-
western motorway to link the city to
the Waitakere Ranges.
It took five years to lobby for a
law change allowing cyclists and
pedestrians access on motorway
land plus further meetings, phone
calls and letters to encourage the
council and Transit New Zealand to
put it together. But they did it and
on December 6, 1991, the first
motorway cycleway was opened.
I am very proud of the success
my father has had in this field. The
first motorway cycleway proved to
be the catalyst to the growing series
of connected cycle routes into and
through Auckland city.''
David says the efforts paid off.
A lot of families ride on this in
the weekend. It's the only place
that's safe in Auckland. A lot of
people walk it too. It's absolutely
brilliant,'' says the 70-year-old
former amateur bike racer.
It didn't happen overnight but it
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