Eastern Courier : February 2nd 2011
11 EASTERN COURIER, FEBRUARY 2, 2011 NEWS Rngcug eqog cpf uwrrqtv D D DDQ Q Q QVVC C C CP P P P[ [[ [Ô Ô Ô ÔUUUU X X X XG GGGT T T T[[ [Q Q Q QY Y Y YP P P P E E E EQ Q Q QO O O OO O O OW W W WP P P PK KKKVVVV[ [[ [ NQ NQ DNQQ DNQQF FT FFT FFT FFTKXG KXG KXG KXG UUE UVE UV EQNW QNWO QNWO QNWODC D DC DC EJW EJWT EJWT EJWTE E EJ EJ 6:2 6:2 6:2 6:2 VK VKT VKT VK TCMC CMC CMC CMCW FTKX WFTKX WFTKX WFTKXG GGG CNN YGNEQOG CNN YGNEQOG CNN YGNEQOG CNN YGNEQOG#### YGF GF YGF YGF ; ;;;H HHHG GGGD D DD 32 32 32 32co co co coÏ Ï Ï Ï4r 4r 4r 4ro o o o PC Sales & Repairs No Fix No Fee Website Design and Development Network setup and repairs Hardware and Software Spyware/Virus removal WE CAN COME TO YOU 0800 IT STATION 0800 487 828 Bible Course for Women GENESIS The Book of Beginnings with BIBLE and NOTES provided Come and learn about the Bible while the children are at school THURSDAYS 12.30 - 2.30pm at 51 DALE CRESCENT, PAKURANGA starts Thursday 10th FEBRUARY To register: phone Grace 532 8633 or Sharon 577 4170 FREE! Mayor aims to create eco-city The eco-city of the South Pacific. Auckland could soon be the subject of that phrase -- thanks to mayor Len Brown. In his goal to create the world's most liveable city Mr Brown is focusing on Auck- land's future and environ- mental credentials as he announces a range of new initiatives. Council staff are looking at the feasibility of rolling out the eco-city model, adopted by the former Waitakere city, across the region. Mr Brown holds up cities with a reputation for high qual- ity liveability such as Mel- bourne, Vancouver, Portland, Seattle and San Francisco as having a strong environmental focus. Auckland has a stunning natural environment,'' Mr Brown says. It's our responsibility to cur- rent and future Aucklanders to protect and improve it and make sustainable choices.'' Eco-cities are inclusive, cre- ative, resilient and focus on more than just the physical environment. They also recognise the relationship between people, the environment and the econ- omy while factors such as changing demographics, resource scarcity, climate change and world view shifts influence policy and planning. Achieving a low carbon future is fundamental for Mr Brown's vision of Auckland as the world's most liveable city. The challenge for Auckland is to break the link between development, economic growth and greenhouse gas emissions and move from a high energy- use, wasteful society to an Auckland that saves energy and resources and reduces waste. Aucklanders can tackle these challenges together with good policies and partnerships.'' Len Brown is asking staff to evaluate setting an aspirational target to achieve a 40 percent reduction in carbon emissions by 2025. In line with that goal is an investigation into solar energy opportunities for water heating and electricity generation. An assessment of organic waste collection and processing as part of Auckland's waste management and minimisation plan is underway with recom- mendations going to the environment and sustainability forum this month. Forum chairman Wayne Walker is 100 percent behind Mr Brown. We've seen amazing environ- mental initiatives and achievements in our former Auckland councils,'' Mr Walker says. Now we can step up to take these initiatives across Auck- land, to make it a sustainable, liveable and more beautiful city.'' Free pool entry debate Should Auckland re- sidents have free access to swimming pools as they do in Manukau? Howick Local Board chairman Michael Wil- liams wants to know what residents think. He's set up a Facebook page to discuss the topic and is encouraging residents to share their opinion. Mr Williams says under the former Manu- kau City Council east Auckland residents paid 50 percent of residential rates but got only one in six pools. Search for Howick Local Board on Facebook to take part.
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