Eastern Courier : January 14th 2011
2 EASTERN COURIER, JANUARY 14, 2011 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. Box 76-400, Manukau City. www.easterncourier.co.nz The University of Auckland Clinics The University of Auckland offers a wide range of ser vices at its teaching clinics. These provide the community with professional services utilising world-class research and equipment at competitive prices. Our Services include: Audiology Health and Performance Optometry Psychology Speech Language Therapy For more information about our services please visit www.clinics.auckland.ac.nz Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +64 9 923 9909 Back to school deal Get your child's eyes tested by 28 February 2011 and pay only $15 -- that's a 50% discount! Back to school has never looked better At The University of Auckland Clinics we have a friendly team and a great range of eyewear for kids. So book an eye examination today at either of our clinics at Tāmaki or Grafton to put the enjoyment back into your child's reading. 80% of children's learning is done visually, so having the best possible vision is a must for the new school year. Children need scanning, focussing and visual co-ordination skills for learning and understanding printed material. If it has been over a year since your child's last eye exam, they may not be enjoying reading as much as they could be. If you've noticed that they are getting headaches or rubbing their eyes then now is the best time to get their eyes checked. We all know how harsh the New Zealand sun can be on our skin, but it can be just as harsh on our eyes. Ultra-violet light can be damaging to healthy eyes but wearing sunglasses can greatly minimise exposure. The most important part of any pair of sunglasses is the lens quality. We have a great range of prescription sunglasses available in all tints, mirror ﬁnishes, polarised lens and transition polarised lens in most prescriptions Talk to us today and we can help protect your eyes this Summer. Protect your eyes against the summer sun IN BRIEF Street collectors The Heart Foundation is calling on volunteers for its annual appeal. Money raised on February 11 will help prevent heart disease deaths. Go to www.heartfoundation. org.nz or call 571-9191 for more information. Link opens The motorway extension between SH20 and SH1 is finally complete with the opening of the Cavendish to Puhinui link road and westbound on- ramp last Wednesday. Motorists can now enjoy ''seamless travel'' from the southern motorway to Puhinui Rd and Auckland airport, NZ Transport Agency regional director Stephen Town says. ''The new, more direct route will reduce commuting times for the 12,000 workers who travel to the airport daily.'' The $220 million 4.5km Manukau motorway extension has taken four years to build. The four-lane motorway eliminates 12 sets of traffic lights and features 12 bridges and three major interchanges. It's part of the 48km western ring route between Manukau and Albany. Final bell rings for Mrs Downs By KRISTINA RAPLEY Long-serving teacher: Robyn Downs has retired from Macleans College where she taught for nearly 30 years. Photo: SHANE WENZLICK Things won't be quite the same at Macleans College this year. Teacher Robyn Downs retired at the end of last year after 27 years. Mrs Downs began in 1983 as a home economics teacher but in recent years taught food technology and fashion and design. She started teaching when she was just 19, only one year older than her students. I actually hated school,'' she says. I was more into dress- making and that sort of thing.'' She finished her schooling in the early 60s and choosing a career was important. In those days there were three main options for women: Nursing, teaching or secretarial work. I liked doing things with my hands so that's why I wanted to teach homecraft as it was called back then.'' She says it's the school environment and staff and students at Macleans that have kept her there for so long. When you see students achieve something, that's when you know it's been worthwhile.'' She is looking forward to gardening, caring for her grand- children and travelling in her retirement. Police seek witnesses to bank robbery Police are appealing for witnesses to an aggravated rob- bery at the BNZ Botany. Two men armed with a fire- arm and a screwdriver robbed the bank on December 16 at about 3.45pm, fleeing in a stolen black Mazda station wagon. One of the men was described as slim, wearing a black bala- clava, a white cloth covering his face, a black jumper with a grey stripe across the back of the shoulders, white gloves, blue pants and white shoes. The second wore a dark puffer jacket with a purple stripe down the arms and a white New Zealand emblem on the left side, a dark hooded top underneath the jacket with the hood covering his head, a black cloth covering his mouth, blue gloves and dark pants and dark shoes. Call Crimestoppers on 0800- 555-111 with information.
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