Eastern Courier : January 12th 2011
11 EASTERN COURIER, JANUARY 12, 2011 NEWS 2621689AK Caci Medispa Botany Junction Ph 0800 424 737 Unit 31/277 Te Irirangi Drive Botany Junction Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.botanyjunction.caci.co.nz Get Skin ConÒdence Bright, Fresh, Exfoliated Skin Do you want great looking skin? Healthy skin can be achieved through an exfoliation programme to remove the old skin revealing new, bright skin. A course of 3 treatments for $195 (normally $285) or $360 for a course of 6 treatments (normally $475) (for a limited time only) Caci Botany Junction New Year's Special Ph: (09) 523 3030 AFTER HOURS EMERGENCY DENTAL CARE @ PEACH PARADE 29a Peach Parade Cnr Greenlane East & Peach Parade Remuera, Auckland Mon-Thurs After Hours, Weekends and Public Holidays. DENTIST OPEN NEW SMILE - YOU SMILE - WE SMILE JUST DIAL 0800 GR8 SMILES FOR ALL YOUR DENTURE REQUIREMENTS 168 AVIEMORE DRIVE, HIGHLAND PARK F. 534 2444 / 532 8333 FREE CONSULTATIONS FULL DENTURES PARTIAL DENTURES REPAIRS/RELINES PARTIAL METAL DENTURES MOUTH GUARDS MOBILE SERVICE PAYMENT OPTIONS 3166705AH • Free ACC and WINZ estimates. • Free dental benefits until 18 years of age. • Free implant consult. • White fillings. • Wisdom molar extractions. Open 9am -5pm Monday to Friday. Put the "smile" back into your teeth. 3 Walter Macdonald Street, Howick. Phone 534 7916 3386370AA Stay cool with food Be cool about food safety. That's the message from the New Zealand Food Safety Authority A study shows three-quarters of all fridges are not running between the recommended temperature range of 2 to 4 degrees. Microbiology principal adviser Roger Cook says the correct tem- perature maintains food quality and helps prevent harmful foodborne bacteria. Mr Cook recommends checking the temperature by putting a ther- mometer into a glass of water in the fridge. A built-in thermometer will measure the air temperature which is likely to change when the door is opened and when new food is put into the fridge. For best results the container needs to be sitting on the middle shelf of the unit for more than two hours to get an accurate reading,'' Mr Cook says. If the temperature in the middle is consistently above the recom- mended temperature range, you should adjust the thermostat to lower the temperature. Check other possible causes such as faulty door seals, ventilation or the location of the fridge. Although bacteria and fungi don't like the cold, some will still grow slowly and many will survive on fridge surfaces and contaminate food where they can then grow. A stocktake of food and a clean of the fridge should be done every few weeks. Food with an expired use-by date should be thrown out. Leftovers should only be kept for a few days before being thrown away or reheated until piping hot before being eaten. Go to www.nzfsa.govt.nz for more information. Kick-off to plantings Native trees and rugby legends will pop up together across the country during the Rugby World Cup. A new conservation project called Living Legends is pairing them up in a com- munity conservation project that's set to co-ordinate 17 native tree plantings. Each planting will be run in conjunction with provincial rugby unions. They'll be dedicated to a regional rugby legend selected by the unions. The 17 legends will be unveiled in early February. The project is expected to plant up to 5000 trees per site as well as making a five-year investment to plant 10,000 trees per site by the end of the project in 2015. Plantings will be held in Northland, North Harbour, Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Taupo, Taranaki, Hawke's Bay, Manawatu, Horowhenua-Kapiti, Welling- ton, Tasman, Buller/West Coast, Mid Canterbury, Christchurch, Otago and Southland. Living Legends is a joint venture of Project Crimson, a charity with 20 years' experi- ence in community-based native restoration projects, and the Tindall Foundation. DOC and Meridian are the major sponsors. Visit www.livinglegends. co.nz for information. Minis are a huge passion Mini guru: Lee Norman and Simon Lodge of Minibitz in Henderson. By CATHERINE HEALY For owners of classic Minis, there are very few places to go when your pride and joy needs attention. Lee Norman is one of only half a dozen or so specialist Mini mechanics in New Zea- land. His business is in west Auckland. When he's not sending spare parts to far-flung corners of the country, Lee spends his days restoring some rather derelict pieces of Mini motoring history to their former glory. If someone brings in a wreck of a car, we can gut it and bring it back to brand new. That's the works burger service,'' he says. We do everything here except the paint.'' It's these complete resto- ration jobs that bring the most satisfaction, Lee says. We had one that someone had stuck fake fur all over, which we had to pull off. We ended up replacing 40 percent of the body work, rebuilding the engine and the interior.'' Another customer brought in a 1973 Mini Clubman, which she'd bought when it was just six months old. We were given a photo of what it looked like when she bought it, and asked to get it back to that condition. She was stoked with it. She phoned us to say that even from new the passenger door never shut properly -- but now it does.'' Originally from Chesham in the English county of Buckinghamshire, Lee has a background in computer graphics and began tinkering with Minis as a teenager. He arrived in New Zealand 15 years ago, complete with Sey- mour -- the Mini he had shipped out from England at a cost of around £1000. Well, you can't leave a friend behind,'' he says. People get bitten. Once you've got one, you buy another one for spares, then you decide it's too good to pull apart, and it escalates from there. There's one guy who's got15andhadtobuyabig- ger property to house them.'' Lee knows the Mini fanatics of Auckland well. He owns about eight'' Minis himself and is a member of the Auckland Mini Car Club, which holds regular rallies and events. The club is gearing up for two events in February. Galaxy of Cars on February 6 at Motat is a chance for all classic car owners to show off their toys. February 13 is the Con- cours d'Elegance at Ellerslie, which is invitation-only but gives the public the chance to view some classic Minis. There will be a Motor- khana at the Ellerslie event where two cars race -- some- thing the Mini club members enjoy taking part in. When asked to try to describe what makes the Mini so popular, Lee points outthatthecarisabitofan icon. Yes, they're small and they're cute. They're also fun to drive and they handle so well. If they're tuned up a bit they go as fast as anything else on the road. You're lower down and they're noisy, because they're designed to rev more than a modern car. You do get more of a sense of speed.'' See www.minis-auckland. org.nz for information on the Auckland Mini Car Club and upcoming events.
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