Eastern Courier : February 9th 2011
2 EASTERN COURIER, FEBRUARY 9, 2011 NEWS Proudly 100% NZ owned and operated and supporting the Community since 1971 www.madbutcher.co.nz Offers valid from Mon 7th Feb - Sun 13th Feb. All Stores Open 7 Days Fresh Boneless Chicken Breasts & Mad Butcher Tender Breast Fillets only10 $ .99 kilo only 4 $ .99 kilo Mad Butcher Genuine Chicken Sausages Fresh Tegel Chicken at Super Low Prices! Fresh Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts Save $5.40kg o our everyday low price! Fresh Chicken Drumsticks & Mad Butcher Tender Drums only5 $ .99 kilo only 13 $ .99 kilo only 5 $ .99 kilo Fresh Seasoned Whole Chickens Save $5.50kg o our everyday low price! Save over $3.20kg o our everyday low price! Fresh Chicken Thighs & Whole Legs only4 $ .99 kilo Great buying at this low price! You've got a friend in the CAB By NICOLA WILLIAMS Here to help: Pat Goodchild encourages people to use the free service that points them in the right direction when they need help. Photo: NICOLA WILLIAMS No problem is too big or too small for the Citizens Advice Bureau. A friendly face is waiting to point you in the right direc- tion when you're unsure how to tackle a situation. Supervisor Pat Goodchild says a common consumer- related query at this time of year is about a person's rights when Christmas presents aren't working but retailers won't accept a return. People stressed and worried over child custody arrangements is common, and students who need advice about student loans, curricu- lum vitae or bus timetables. They also get many people inquiring about budgeting advice, immigration issues and Gold Cards that provide free public transport for senior citizens. The Pakuranga branch is inundated'' with people needing the service of a Jus- tice of the Peace. Mrs Goodchild would like to hear from any JPs who would be willing to work from the office for a few hours a week. She wants people to be aware the free, confidential service is there to help. Statistics are kept on the types of queries so the gov- ernment can identify where issues are. It has also pro- vided a lot of input into the Consumer Guarantees Act. We're good listeners if people just want to talk a problem over,'' Mrs Goodchild says. A problem shared is a problem halved. Sometimes people come up with their own solution just by having someone to talk to about it.'' Staff have access to interpreters when needed. Many immigrants simply need help to fill out a form, she says. Information packs specifi- cally for young people are also available. The office is open on weekdays from 9.30am to 1pm. It is next to the entrance to the cinemas from the Botany Town Centre rooftop carpark. IN BRIEF Burglaries down Burglaries have been significantly lower over the past six months than for the same period over the previous three years. Area commander inspector Jim Seale says extra police have played a part allowing police to do more work to prevent crime. Police are also able to respond to calls quicker, he says. While figures can't be released yet, he says the number of burglaries over the Christmas holiday period is lower than average. He encourages people to make sure their homes are secure and to ''think like a burglar'' to help prevent opportunities for thieves. Mr Searle says thefts from cars and theft of cars are also down. Valentine friend ChildFund is encouraging people to show love this Valentine's Day by sponsoring a child in need. In many countries in Europe, celebrating friendship is the main feature of Valentine's Day. ''Choosing to sponsor a ChildFund child this Valentine's Day may be the most rewarding gesture you will ever make,'' chief executive Paul Brown says. Go to www.childfund.org.nz or call 0800-223-111 for more information.
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