Eastern Courier : January 12th 2011
3 EASTERN COURIER, JANUARY 12, 2011 NEWS Best of Fresh for Less Dannemora 345 Chapel Road Pakuranga 290 Ti Rakau Dr Botany 280 Botany Rd Howick 219 Moore St Normal trading hours Mon - Sun 7.30am - 6.30pm. EC12/1 All our fresh fruit and vegetables in store are clearly labelled for country of origin Fresh Courgettes $1.99bag Fresh Round Beans $1.69bag Hawke's Bay White Peaches $2.99bag Nashi Pears $3.99kg Central Otago Sweet Cherries $12.99box Red Capsicums $1.99bag Large Watermelons $4.99ea 300g Large Fortune Plums $2.99bag 1kg 800g 800g 800g AFFORDABLE VETERINARY CARE! Ph: 278 4165 785 Great South Rd, Papatoetoe Between DB Breweries & Grange Golf Course Mon-Fri 8am-8pm • Sat 9am-5pm Sun 10am-4pm • Pub. Hols. Closed www.greatsouthvets.co.nz OPEN 7 DAYS Consultation all pets $29 Breeder Vaccination $25 Vaccination Cat $29 Vaccination Dog $29 Spay Female Cat $49 Spay Female Dog from $98 Neuter Male Cat $29 Neuter Male Dog from $89 Microchip Cat $25 Microchip Dog $25 Dental Cat $89 Dental Dog $98 No appointment necessary for consultations 3313235AE Call 0800 BLINDS 254637 www.homevisionblinds.co.nz Up to RRP OFF 60% BLINDS! BLINDS! BLINDS! Vertical • Venetian • Sunscreen • Wooden • Roller FOR FREE MEASURE & QUOTE Patrols working Police say the com- munity has been extremely well behaved at eastern beaches over the past few weeks. The mobile police sta- tion has been used dur- ing the weekends to pre- vent disorder and liquor ban breaches. Mobile police station senior sergeant Steve Greally says he is pleased there have been no problems or arrests. He says positive feedback has been received about the police presence and the oper- ation will continue until at least mid-February. Enrol to have say New residents of Botany and those who have changed address within the electorate are urged to enrol now for the March 5 parliamentary by- election. The poll is being held to replace National MP Pansy Wong who resigned in December over allegations she misused her taxpayer- funded travel perk. Voters need to be enrolled by February 1 to receive their EasyVote pack and card, elec- toral registrar Maureen Han- sen says. There will still be many people in the Botany elector- ate who have become newly eligible to enrol, who have moved house or haven't enrolled yet.'' So far just over 90 percent of eligible voters in the Bot- any electorate have regis- tered. Most of those who aren't yet on the roll are aged 18 to 29. Those eligible to enrol must be aged 18 or over, a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident with 12 months of continuous residence here at some time and have lived in Botany for a month or more. Preliminary electoral rolls can be viewed at PostShops and public libraries in the Botany electorate or go to www.elections.org.nz. To get an enrolment form, visit any PostShop or www. elections.org.nz or freetext your name and address to 3676 or call 0800 ENROL NOW (0800-36-76-56). Olympian wins again Honourable athlete: Yvette Corlett, nee Williams, has been appointed a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit. Photo: MATT BOWEN By MATT BOWEN HONOURS have rolled in for Yvette Corlett of late. Last year the world class athletics track at Lloyd Elsmore Park was named after her. In April she'll open the Yvette Williams Retire- ment Village in Dunedin and pretty soon she'll be officially made a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit at a ceremony in Auckland. The Dannemora resident was sworn to secrecy about her recognition for services to athletics before the annual New Year Honours an- nouncement. I did tell my husband,'' the 81-year-old says. But he's the only one -- then I forgot about it. I knew I'd been made a companion but I didn't realise how high an honour it was, so I felt very humbled by that, and surprised.'' In 1953 she was awarded an MBE for services to sport after becoming New Zea- land's first female Olympic gold medallist in the Helsinki long jump pit. Since then she's continued, both professionally and vol- untarily, with her passion for track and field. In the early 1960s she suggested starting an ath- letics club in Pakuranga. It's now one of the country's largest, producing champions like Olympic shot-put gold medallist Valerie Adams. She served for 40 consecu- tive years on the selection panel for the Junior Sports Awards, was on the NZ Sports Hall of Fame board from 1990 to 1995 and was patron of Counties Manukau Sport from 1994 to 2009. She also taught physical education for 15 years and among her students was Olympic cycling gold medal- list Sarah Ulmer. Since the New Year announcement the mother of four has been touched by the people who've called and sent congratulations. I only wish my parents were alive,'' Mrs Corlett says. They would be very proud.''
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