NEW LAWS FOR FOOD SAFETY

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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.

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