Eastern Courier : November 17th 2010
4 EASTERN COURIER, NOVEMBER 17, 2010 NEWS Enrol for 2011 at your university. AUT Manukau. AUT's Manukau Campus provides students with access to a first class tertiary education right in the centr e of Manukau City. Students can study a range of undergraduate and postgraduate pr ogrammes; all pr oviding a cutting edge and professionally orientated approach to learning. Study areas include: • Business • Health Sciences • Sports Science • Sports Management • Education • Computer and Infor mation Sciences Come on campus for course advice, or for campus tours. To find out more 0800 AUT UNI 0800 288 864 www.autmanukau.ac.nz AUTMAN/386/EC The University for the changing world COURSE ADVICE CAMPUS TOURS at Diabetes NZ Auckland 62-64 Valley Rd, Mt Eden SATURDAY 20 NOVEMBER 2010 10-4pm HEAR: About Diabetes in plain language LEARN: About our Services TASTE: Diabetes suitable healthy food TRY: Try out diabetes suitable products DIABETES AWARENESS WEEK Diabetes NZ Auckland 62-64 Valley Road, Mt Eden, Auckland Phone: 09-623-2508, Email:firstname.lastname@example.org FESTIVE OPEN DAY Ph 271 0008 Unit 24, 15 Bishop Lenihan Place, Botany South Quality Dentistry Cosmetic & General Dentistry Complete Modern Dental Care Personalized Treatment Plans Interest Free Finance Experience the Best 3197175AB Nurseryman calling it a day Native grower: Brian McClure's help to replant Mangemangeroa Reserve from his Hunua home has come to an end. Photo: MATT BOWEN By MATT BOWEN Native trees in the Mangemangeroa soil will be blowing in the breeze long after the man who nursed them to health is gone. Brian McClure raised about 5000 eco-sourced pion- eer plants that now cover the Howick reserve. After a decade's voluntary service the 80-year-old is hanging up his nursery- man's hat. And the hunt is on for someone to fill the breach. Friends of Mange- mangeroa committee mem- ber Graham Falla says Brian kept a professionally equipped nursery that he generously made available to the group. Mr McClure supplied high quality plants'' for the annual planting. Most of these were manuka and kanuka, always in the hundreds and over 1000 in a good year.'' Mr McClure learned the art of eco-sourcing and rais- ing natives during his time living in the Hunua Ranges as a government ranger. His team known as the dedicated band of men'' replanted large areas of land around the dams. But failing eyesight put an end to his satisfying nursery hobby. Next year he'll lose his driver's licence, leaving Mr McClure and his wife June with no option but to leave the 10 acres of Hunua land they call home. Mr Falla's now on the lookout for another keen grower. We've got to talk to schools that may have a bit of space in their horticul- tural units where things will get watered through sum- mer,'' he says. Interested individuals, schools or groups can call Mr Falla on 276-3092. Teen career email advice Career Services has launched an email ser- vice that will give adults living or working with teens information and support to help them make good career and education decisions. Career Tips provides advice for parents, famil- ies and people working with teens, including teachers, mentors and sports coaches. The e-newsletter will be sent out every two months. See www.careers.govt. nz/newsletters to sub- scribe and view the first issue. See www.careers. govt.nz or call 0800- 222-733 for information on Career Services.
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