NEW LAWS FOR FOOD SAFETY
The deadline for some businesses to register under the new Food Act is coming up. Food businesses, including restaurants and cafes with an alcohol licence, need to apply by 31 March. Over 5,000 food businesses across the country are already registered under the new law, which came into effect last year. Sally Johnston, Manager Food and Beverage at MPI, says the new law aims to improve food safety by moving to a risk-based approach.
CRICKET SEMI POSTPONED
Suburbs New Lynn’s Jeff Crowe Cup semifinal against Takapuna has been postponed due to weather and is now scheduled to take place on February 26 at Onewa Domain. Play gets underway at 11am as Suburbs look to lock up their second piece of silverware for 2017, after claiming the Auckland T20 championship earlier this month.
RAMP SIGNALS FOR WATERVIEW
The NZ Transport Agency says ramp signals at Waterview are just one tool that will be used to optimise traffic flow and ensure the safe and smooth running of the entire Auckland motorway network. Ramp signals similar to those already operating where State Highway 20 joins State Highway 1 will help to regulate traffic flow on both ramps leading in the Waterview Tunnel and the east-bound ramp out of the tunnel. ‘‘Like all the other ramp signals on the motorway network, they will only operate when there’s a need to optimise traffic flow, that could in reality mean they are used very infrequently,’’ says the Transport Agency’s Auckland Highway Manager, Brett Gliddon.
UNITED INTO TOP FOUR
After a big 7-2 loss at the hands of Team Wellington last week, Waitakere United have bounced back with a solid 2-1 win over Canterbury. The victory has lifted Waitakere United into the top for of the national football premiership. They will face top of the table Auckland FC this weekend at Henderson’s Trusts Arena, in their last home game of the regular season. Kick off is at 4:35pm. Admission is free.