Eastern Courier : January 21st 2010
2 EASTERN COURIER, JANUARY 21, 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 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 written material. 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 and put the enjoyment back into your child s reading. If you ve noticed that they are getting headaches and rubbing their eyes, then now is the best time to get their eyes checked. Get your child's eyes tested by 28 February 2011 and pay only $15 that's a 50% discount! Free parking is provided at our Tamaki Campus, Morrin Road, Glen Innes. We also offer another clinic at our city site. Contact us to arrange an appointment: email firstname.lastname@example.org Phone (09) 923 9909 Visit www.clinics.auckland.ac.nz for more information about our ser vices. Back to school has never looked better. THIS SATURDAY (and every Saturday) 6PM -- MIDNIGHT 200 Amazing stalls • Food, Fashion, Fun 50 Authentic food stalls, cooking up tasty "street snacks" and delicacies from around the world Free live entertainment. (All weather fully undercover) Phone 09 576 5223 or 027 689 9520 www.aucklandnightmarket.co.nz Pay rise for councillors By MATT BOWEN Christmas came early for Auckland council- lors when they recom- mended a 9 percent pay rise for themselves. If accepted by the remuneration auth- ority, councillors Sha- ron Stewart, Jami-Lee Ross and Des Morrison will pull an annual sal- ary of $87,000. It ll be backdated to the date of their appointment on November 17. Deputy mayor Penny Hulse gets a $40,000 increase taking her sal- ary to $120,000 while three governing body committee chairmen get an extra $16,000. Mayor Len Brown made the recommen- dation to divide an additional $200,000 from the remuneration authority to reflect additional responsibili- ties councillors have taken on in the new structure. The authority initially set salaries for councillors before the election but it also indicated that part of the funding pool avail- able would be retained for allocation before January 31 once the council had decided on its structure and the responsibilities of indi- vidual members. Mr Brown, who collects an annual sal- ary of $240,000, was not eligible for an increase. Howick and Franklin local board members could also be in line for an increase. Chairman John Errington says they intend to make $298,000 available to the region s boards on the basis of $2000 per member. Unmarked small craft costly Summer message: Coastguard New Zealand national president Colin Small is encouraging boaties to make sure they are safe on the water and know all the rules. Photo: FIONA GOODALL By KRISTINA RAPLEY Summer is a busy time for boaties -- which means it s also a busy time for Coastguard. Coastguard New Zealand national president Colin Small is reminding people to put con- tact details on their dinghies and kayaks to prevent unnecessary and costly search and rescue operations. The Howick resident says there have been a number of recent incidents involving unmarked small craft which weren t secured properly. Coastguard gets called out and ends up searching for people who were never at risk, Mr Small says. The simple task of putting a name and contact number on a dinghy or kayak can save emergency services a lot of time and energy. It ensures that you can be reached quickly and easily if it does get loose. Visit www.coastguard.co.nz for more information or to download the Boating Safety Guide which includes a list of essential checks before heading out on the water. Tips to stay safe Coastguard New Zealand s water safety tips: Mark your vessel with your name and contact details so you can be contacted if it gets loose. Vessels should have a VHF radio as the primary means of communication. Make sure you always carry a charged-up cellphone as a backup in a waterproof bag. Ensure that there is a life jacket for every person on board that is the correct size and fit. Make sure your vessel is prepared correctly, has the necessary safety equipment, is fit for the purpose and is in a good and sound con- dition. Before going on the water tell someone trustworthy (preferably Coastguard) where you are going and what your intentions are. Check the marine weather forecast before you launch. Coastguard s NowCasting service offers free reliable and up-to-date weather information. The skipper is responsible for the vessel and all people on board.
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