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Dilly dallying costs region The Kapiti Expressway has been a huge success. Great progress is also being made on building the next section to Otaki and Transmission Gully. All of these four lane motorways costing close to $2 billion were contracted under National and will help to transform the lower North Island. It’s a shame Labour have mucked the Horowhenua community around with constant expressway funding delays over the last two years. This dilly dallying around will see all the bulldozers and workforce disappear from Kapiti when they should be just moving up the corridor and start construction between Otaki and Levin next year. That’s what would have happened under a National government. The announcement by Labour last week about commencing the consenting paperwork for the Horowhenua Expressway is all about taking this issue off the front page — but it won’t. Buried in the fine print of the announcement was it’s still only a two lane road and no commitment has been made when funding might be available. In reality it looks and feels like no construction will occur for at least a decade which is a massive wasted opportunity. Had Labour been committed to Horowhenua they would have got the

consent done and been ready to start building it next year. The problem is they’ve raided $5b from the roading budget for other transport priorities. I acknowledge families in the 300 metre pathway will begin to get on with their lives — but that is still likely to take a couple of years to work through the whole process of final route design and property purchases. This is one of the most dangerous sections of state highway in the country and a couple of roundabouts and rumble strips will do little to reduce the carnage on our SH1. What’s needed most is a new 4 lane expressway ASAP — not in 2028 or beyond. Levin’s congestion will be diabolical next year when the Otaki Expressway and Transmission Gully open. Another headache will be heavy trucks using the new bridge at Foxton and thundering into Levin’s Main St. What a shambles Labour have created for Horowhenua.

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DOWNTON ABBEY

(PG) 122 mins Drama (Contains coarse language)

GEMINI MAN

(M) 117 mins Action/Drama/Sci-fi (Contains violence & offensive language) An over-the-hill hitman faces off against a younger clone of himself.

Fri 1pm 3.30pm 6pm, Sat 1pm 3.30pm 6pm, Sun 1pm 3.30pm 6pm, Mon 1pm 3.30pm 6pm, Tues 1pm 3.30pm 6pm, Wed 1pm 3.30pm 6pm

JOKER

(R16) 123 mins Crime/Drama/Thriller (Contains violence, cruelty & offensive language) A gritty character study of Arthur Fleck, a man disregarded by society.

Proof of age photo ID must be provided on request. Fri 3.20pm 8.30pm Sat 3.20pm 8.30pm Sun 3.20pm 8.30pm Mon 12.50pm 3.20pm 8.30pm Tues 12.50pm 3.20pm 8.30pm Wed 12.50pm 3.20pm 8.30pm

AD ASTRA

(M) 123 mins Adventure/Drama/Mystery (Contains violence, offensive language & content that may disturb)

Final Sessions Sat 8.10pm, Sun 8.10pm Wed 8.10pm

Fight ‘far from over’ for Build Our Road group Now that the dust has settled on the surprise announcement by NZTA last week and people have had time to assess the value of the “crumbs” being thrown at the community, it is clear the fight is far from over for Build Our Road, spokesperson Antony Young said. “While we will welcome the announcement last Friday, we also understand that the O2NL Expressway is not a certainty,” he said. “The designation is critical to progressing its development, but the reduced funding proposed by the current coalition Government hurts any meaningful progress for at least 10 years. We need the Government to release the necessary budget for NZTA to commence roadwork development and consent planning.” With Transmission Gully and the Ōtaki Expressway officially opening in 2020, he fears there will be dire consequences for Horowhenua. “We are going to see SH1 become even more dangerous and present higher risks for residents’ and road users’ safety,” he

Fri 5.40pm, Sat 5.40pm, Sun 5.40pm Mon 10.10am 12.40pm 5.40pm Tues 10.10am 12.40pm 5.40pm Wed 10.10am 12.40pm 5.40pm

GOOD BOYS

(R13) 90 mins Adventure/Comedy (Contains frequent offensive language, sexual material & drug use)

Proof of age photo ID must be provided on request. Final Sessions Fri 8.10pm, Sat 3.10pm Sun 3.10pm, Mon 8.10pm

RAMBO: LAST BLOOD

HUSTLERS

(R16) 110 mins Comedy/Crime/Drama (Contains drug use, sexual references & offensive language) Inspired by the viral New York Magazine article, Hustlers follows a crew of savvy former strip club employees who band together to turn the tables on their Wall Street clients.

Proof of age photo ID must be provided on request. Fri 5.50pm 8.20pm, Sat 5.50pm 8.20pm, Sun 5.50pm 8.20pm, Mon 10.30am 5.50pm 8.20pm, Tues 10.30am 5.50pm 8.20pm, Wed 10.30am 5.50pm

(R18) 100 mins Action/Adventure/Thriller (Contains graphic violence, drug use & offensive language)

Proof of age photo ID must be provided on request. Final Sessions Fri 3.10pm, Tues 8.10pm

DORA AND THE LOST CITY OF GOLD (PG) 102 mins Adventure/Family

Fri 12.40pm, Sat 12.40pm Sun 12.40pm, Mon 3.30pm, Wed 3.30pm

LADIES NIGHT

ABOMINABLE

(G) 97 mins Animation/Adventure/Comedy

Fri 10.10am 12.50pm Sat 10.10am 12.50pm Sun 10.10am 12.50pm, Tues 3.30pm

THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE 2

said. The campaigners will continue their quest, he said. “We would like to see a firm plan for a time scale on the expressway.”

(PG) 97 mins Animation/Adventure/Comedy (Contains coarse language)

Fri 10.40am, Sat 10.40am Sun 10.40am

MOSLEY

(PG) 97 mins Animation/NZ (Contains violence & scary scenes) A species of creatures known as “thoriphants” rebel against their life of servitude and embark on a treacherous journey to find the fabled city of Uprights.

Fri 10.30am, Sat 10.30am Sun 10.30am, Mon 10.40am Tues 10.40am, Wed 10.40am

Saturday 12th October CASH Y ONL

Plants

SENIORS MORNINGS (Mon/Tues) & BRING BABY TOO (Wed) *free morning tea with movie

9—11am

87 Oxford St, Levin

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Next to the Adventure Park Fresh Local Honey Morning Tea Fresh Veges Fresh Home Baking Fresh Fruit

Mon

10.10am Downton Abbey (PG), 10.30am Hustlers (R16), 10.40am Mosley (PG)

Tues

10.10am Downton Abbey (PG), 10.30am Hustlers (R16), 10.40am Mosley (PG)

RIDE LIKE A GIRL

Starting Thursday 24 October (PG) 98 mins Biography/Drama/Sport (Contains coarse language) The story of Michelle Payne, the first female jockey to win the Melbourne Cup.

Ladies Night Advance Screening - Wednesday 16 October. Arrive 7.30pm for a drink & nibbles, movie 8.20pm. Tickets $28, pre-purchased tickets essential, no door sales.

Wed

www.focalpointcinema.co.nz 14-16 Salisbury Street, Levin. Ph 366 0330

www.focalpointcinema.co.nz 14-16 Salisbury Street, Levin. Ph 366 0330

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