Eastern Courier : December 22nd 2010
7 EASTERN COURIER, DECEMBER 22, 2010 NEWS www.kmart.co.nz 0405P-EC we're extending Christmas for you Wed. 22nd December Thurs. 23rd December Fri. 24th December Sat. 25th December Sun. 26th December Open 7am - midnight Open 7am - midnight Open 7am - 8pm Closed Open 7am - 7pm 3350723AE W Lease cars welcome F wick 1 Ph 7 3865 Find us here Vincent St Rodney St Wellington St Picton St Moore St Elliott St Union Rd Ridge Rd Our lowest prices of the year! Pr until Friday December 24, 2010. Advertised price includes tyre fitting, ty osal and GST. For full conditions, please see in store. All 13" only $69.00 each All 14" only $99.00 each All 15" only $10 9 .00 each We recommend: 15 Vincent Street. hone 537 omottion valid from M Mond day D Decemb ber6u re balancing, new valve stem, casing disp Supercat car tyres WOF only $20 Tyres from $25 Wheel Alignment from $35 TYRE WORLD & AUTO LTD WOF & Full Service only $170 With this coupon Conditions apply 153 EAST TAMAKI RD - 274 3220 (next to Wendys & Caltex/Papatoetoe -East Tamaki off ramp) 170 BAIRDS RD - 271 3330 (corner East Tamaki & Bairds Rd, opposite Otara Shopping Centre) FULL MECHANICAL SERVICES D E F G H IJ 2764075AK Lily lovers gathering Keen lily growers have a treat coming up in the new year. The Auckland Lily Society is hosting its annual lily show on January 8 and 9 at the Auckland Horticultural Centre at 990 Great North Rd, Western Springs. Doors are open on the Saturday from 11am to 4pm and on the Sunday from 10am to 3.30pm. As well as displays of aruatum lilies there'll be trading tables, bulb sales and raffles. Admission is by gold coin donation. Safe cocoon for butterflies Treasured: Margaret Willis wants to help preserve monarch butterflies. Photo: SHANE WENZLICK By NICOLA WILLIAMS Margaret Willis doesn't take the delicate flutter of monarch butterflies for granted. The nature lover is doing her bit to protect the species by giving caterpillars a protected environment. Mrs Willis creates an indoor habitat so they can make it through their life cycle without interference from preda- tors. She is a member of the Monarch Butterfly New Zealand Trust and takes an interest in the preser- vation of the threatened species. The colours are brilliant and it's lovely to see something so beauti- ful in the garden.'' Mrs Willis says research has been done into the declining mon- arch population that first became a fixture of New Zealand gardens in the late 1930s. As far as I'm aware the reduction in numbers has dated back from the arrival of the Asian paper wasp,'' the Howick resident says. It is an aggressive species which has ousted other species of paper wasps already present.'' The wasps have over- come any dislike for the bitter taste of the caterpillars and carry them to their nests. Last season all the caterpillars on my plants were seized by these wasps.'' Butterflies emerging from the chrysalis are very vulnerable. Mrs Willis says the best time to kill wasps is after dusk using a two- second burst of flyspray.
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