Eastern Courier : December 10th 2010
2 EASTERN COURIER, DECEMBER 10, 2010 NEWS Office Ph 272 7017 Fax 265 1285 Editor Janet Taylor email: firstname.lastname@example.org Sales Manager Stuart Palmer email: email@example.com Circulation Ph 525 2022 Fax 580 1648 email: firstname.lastname@example.org Classifieds Ph 525 2100 Fax 580 1643 email: email@example.com 39,297 Audited Circulation (ABC Jan-Dec '09.) Delivered each Wednesday/Friday to Beachlands, Botany Downs, Bucklands Beach, Burswood, Cascades, Chapel Downs, Chapel Heights, Cockle Bay, Cumbria Downs, Dannemora, Donegal Park, East Tamaki, East Tamaki Heights, Eastern Beach, Edgewater, Farm Cove, Golflands, Half Moon Bay, Highland Park, Howick, Huntington Park, Maraetai, Mellons Bay, Northpark, Ormiston, Pakuranga, Pakuranga Heights, Point View Park, Sacramento, Shamrock Park, Shelly Park, Somerville, Sunnyhills, Whitford. Includes Rural Delivery area: Howick RD. 33 Birmingham Rd, East Tamaki. P.O. 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Specials valid until Sunday only 99c $299 99c $949 $249 $399 $199 $949 $199 $299 $350 $249 Cherry Tomatoes Red Seedless Grapes Golden Chef Canola Oil 500ml Lettuce Strawberries Golden Chef Soyabean Oil 500ml Bananas Oreo Biscuits 12x30g Tangelos Chuck Steak Pork Chops Shin Noodles 5 pkts kg bottle each chip kg bottle pkt kg kg 1.5kg bag box 3 for 2683885BC Sallies service unites families The Salvation Army fam- ily tracing service has received more than 500 inquiries to help locate family members this year. Several families re- united had been out of contact for more than 20 years and one had been apart more than 60 years. Some made con- tact with a relative they had never met. The Christmas Most Wanted list invites people to help the service reunite families by pro- viding information about a person or by notifying the person on the list that the Salvation Army needs to make contact with them. A woman in North America and man in Europe contacted the service after seeing their own names on the list after the 2009 list was published. When families have become estranged, it can be a delicate process to bring the parties to- gether, service director Bronwyn McFarlane says. We are happy to mediate when necessary but we never insist on contact being made. If someone tells us that they do not want contact with the person looking for them, that is their prerogative. Go to www.salvation army.org.nz to view the list. IN BRIEF Partner in court A 46-year-old man died after being injured in a Howick home at about 5pm on Wednesday. Police were called to the Willoughby Rd property after reports of a disturbance. The man died on the way to hospital. His partner, a 31-year-old woman, appeared in the Manukau District Court on Thursday morning charged with assault. Police are speaking with a number of people at the scene. They are not looking for anyone else in relation to the incident. Free fun day Everyone is invited to the Mad Butcher and Suburban Newspapers Community Trust free family fun day this Sunday. The annual event will be at the Ellerslie racecourse and gates open at 1pm. ''Every year we say thank you to the people of Auckland for their fantastic support with this free day out for the whole family,'' trust chairman Sir Peter Leitch says. The day includes a sausage sizzle, games, rides and icecream for the children. Star makes Xmas bright at Starship What a star: Duraiz Dhingra, 6, from Point View School in Howick took out the supreme award in the year 0-3 category for Stars for Starship competition. Photo: JASON DORDAY By KRISTINA RAPLEY Festive decorations: Duraiz Dhingra's winning star decorates the tree at Starship children's hospital. A search for the perfect Christmas star has ended in Howick. Mercury Energy s Stars for Starship competition is a nationwide search for the most spectacular star decorations. More than 250 schools entered, transforming blank cardboard stars into sparkling festive decorations to liven up the hospital for staff and famil- ies who will be spending their Christmas there. Point View School student Duraiz Dhingra s star wowed judges and it has been hung in a special spot on Starship children s hospital s Christmas tree. Each school sent in their best six stars for judging and his star won the supreme award in the year 0-3 category. He won a digital camera and $1000 of Scholastic books for his school. This is the competition s 10th year and it has become a Christmas tradition at Star- ship, Starship Foundation chief executive Andrew Young says. Every year we look forward to seeing students colourful designs on the Christmas tree. They re a huge morale boost for patients and staff.
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