Eastern Courier : November 3
13 EASTERN COURIER, NOVEMBER 3, 2010 NEWS Garrick Smart - 262 6749 This modern stylish home built by Spaceline has to be seen to be appreciated. Situated on 650m2 this home offers clever design and superb outdoor living to enjoy peaceful ambience whilst watching the children play. The home features quality fixtures and fittings including an HRV system, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms including master with en suite, double garaging with internal entry, easy care garden, extra off street parking and space to park the boat behind lockable gates. Top school zoning, transport, Botany Shopping Centre and the Pakuranga golf club are all nearby -- making this a home you will be proud to own. Christmas is just around the corner so don't leave this one off your shopping list. For further information contact Garrick Smart - Sell With Me, Your Home Is My Business.... Golflands 7 Corta Bella Place Outstanding Presentation Auction Friday 19th Nov 2010 at 2pm in rooms, 12 Osterley Way, Manukau (unless sold prior) View Saturday & Sunday 1.00-1.45pm, 7 Corta Bella Place Garrick Smart 262 6749 mobile 021 317 015 Manukau Office 09 261 2555 Don Ha Real Estate Ltd LICENSED (REAA 2008) Manukau - 261 2555 Auction Saturday 27th Nov 2010 at 2pm on site (unless sold prior) View Wed 5.30-6.25pm & Sat 1.00pm -1.45pm, 1 Umbria Lane www.rwmanukau.co.nz ID# MNK23755 Edward Baker 262 6711 mobile 021 685 685 Manukau Office 09 261 2555 Don Ha Real Estate Ltd Licensed (REAA 2008) Flat Bush 1 Umbria Lane Craving rural tranquillity and the spaciousness you only find in the country, yet love convenient city life? Here's the perfect family solution. On a sprawling 3217m² lifestyle section, this huge 4 bedroom home in a prestigious rural address is handy to everything with views of rolling hills and the city skyline. Constructed of plaster over brick, the 5 year old home has expansive living areas with high ceilings and a gas fire. Open-plan dining/entertaining spills outdoors to landscaped gardens and sweeping lawns. A sumptuous master suite with a relaxing spa bath and double shower heads is seperate from other rooms. Both bathrooms have underfloor heating and all bedrooms are large plus there's an office and workshop off the double internal garage. Quit the traffic jams. Head for the country where you can spread out and enjoy the best of life. All The Perks Of City & Country One-bin recycling? Is one bin for recyclables the best way to go? Council officials say yes while critics say too much of single-bin glass is being turned into low value products such as aggregate instead of bottles and jars. But Auckland s en- vironmental and utility management group man- ager Michael McQuillan says it s a small differ- ence and you get a greater recovery in a single bin. The council is aware there are issues for the wine industry over the economics of bottles from recycled glass, he says. But that s a question for the industry and the glass manufacturer and it shouldn t reflect on the wider benefits of recyc- ling and the success of our commingling ser- vice. Mr McQuillan says the argument is an economic one. There s an attempt in our view to try and transfer the private cost onto the ratepayer. The single bin system is far more efficient and cost effective for the rate- payer. In the first year the system saved 10,000 tonnes of rubbish going to landfill and last year a further 11,000 tonnes, he says. Nor did any recyclable glass collected in Auck- land or Manukau go to the landfill. A large percentage is being recycled into bottles or jars. This will increase now the Materials Recovery Facility in Onehunga has installed improved optical glass sorting equipment to supply a new glass furnace to be commissioned at Owens- Illinois in Penrose. Recovered glass not used in bottles or jars currently goes to a var- iety of uses such as insu- lation, drainage, roading, footpaths and cement aggregate replacing the need to mine for it. Fortnightly collection also reduces truck movements and traffic emissions. Safety is another con- sideration. "The single bin system is much safer than having runners picking up separate bins and emptying them into trucks, Mr McQuillan says. In the past couple of years I m aware of at least three fatalities and numerous injuries occur- ring on contracts where runners are used. Gambling help in languages Translators are on hand to help immigrants grap- pling with gambling. Gambling Helpline has teamed up with Language Line to offer non-English speakers a confidential way to seek help. The free service offers support in 40 languages. The helpline is avail- able Monday to Friday from 9am to 6pm. Chief executive Maria Bellringer says the ser- vice is going to be very useful to those who reach out for help. Immigrants to New Zealand often suffer from loneliness and depres- sion, far away from their own culture and living a life so different from what they are accus- tomed to. For some, gambling can provide a way to escape from the daily challenges, yet many have no experience of gambling in their own countries and all too quickly find themselves with problems. Contact the 24-hour helpline on 0800-654-655 Other service numbers are: -- Gambling debt helpline on 0800-654-658 -- Youth gambling on 0800-654-659 -- Or free text 8006.
November 5th 2010