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• Highest quality healthcare
• Treatment provided in beautifully appointed facilities.
As an Affiliated Provider to Southern Cross Health Society,
Ormiston Hospital offers the following advantages to Southern
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• If you are on a shared cover plan, we can let you know before
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Endoscopy Services now available
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Our aim is to make every patient's stay as pleasant
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We can be found at 125 Ormiston Road, Botany Junction. Phone (09) 250 1157
For more details on the services we offer including other Affiliated Provider
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Big project includes
Working hard: New Zealand Transport Agency project services manager Tom Newson and Papakura interchange project manager
Glenn Nelson check out one of the new stormwater ponds being built as part of the motorway upgrade.
Strong foundation: Workmen pour concrete at the motorway interchange
Dug up: Material is on the move during the Papakura motorway interchange upgrade.
By SCOTT MORGAN
Progress continues to be made on
the $35 million Papakura motor-
way interchange upgrade, with
stage one set to be completed by
It s the first of several big pro-
jects planned by the New Zealand
Transport Agency that ll have a
major impact on South Auckland
motorists over the next decade.
A new northbound on-ramp at
Hilldene Rd is being built to make
it easier for residents in the fast
growing suburbs of Karaka and
Hingaia to access State Highway
1. Once that s finished in October,
work will continue by adding new
lanes to existing on-ramps and
constructing an overbridge for
pedestrians and cyclists.
It s difficult working over State
Highway 1 but that s why it s tak-
ing time to construct, project
management services manager
Tom Newson says.
Safety is paramount.
New stormwater ponds will cap-
ture runoff from the roads and
access to the motorway will be
controlled by traffic lights to
Other projects on the agenda
after the Papakura upgrade
include adding a third lane south-
bound from Hill Rd to Takanini,
scheduled for 2016-2017. Follow-
ing that a third lane will be added
from Takanini to Papakura, then
a fourth lane from State Highway
20 to Hill Rd will be built, and
finally an upgrade of the Takanini
interchange will take place.
Each project depends on future
Mr Newson says the projects
are part of the upper North Island
freight strategy, which aims to
make it easier for trucks to move
between Auckland, Hamilton and
He says it s all part of getting
We need to get freight moving
between those economic bases.
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