Eastern Courier : February 11th 2011
5 EASTERN COURIER, FEBRUARY 11, 2011 NEWS TM Kitchen Tel: 272 8252 Fax: 272 8661 EMAIL: email@example.com 9 Barmac Place, East Tamaki www.tangming.co.nz Showroom Open Hours: Mon-Fri 9.30am-5.30pm, Sat 10.30am-3.30pm WHERE GREAT KITCHENS ALWAYS COST LESS! KITCHEN VANITY LAUNDRY WARDROBES 3387470AA Visit our showroom: 12/318 Beach Haven Road Open: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm Saturday 9am-1pm www.fonko.co.nz MITSUBISHI H.I INVERTER HEAT PUMPS & AIR CONDITIONERS No. 1 leading Mitsubishi H.I installer in Auckland 2006-2010 Mitsubishi Inverters From $2,299 Inc. GST and installation - 5 year warranty High energy rating - low running costs PH: 0800 4 FONKO (0800 4 36656) for a FREE quote HOT SUMMER SPECIALS $300 CASHBACK ON ALL MODELS! Now extended until 2011 Stickers may reduce fines Little yellow stickers could cut Auckland Transport s $1 million average monthly income from expired vehicle registration and warrant of fitness fines. The initiative gives car owners notice if the vehicle s certification is about to lapse. Parking wardens left more than 1100 of the friendly reminders in January. Auckland Transport issues an average of 3000 tickets a month for failing to display a cur- rent vehicle registration and 2000 for warrants of fitness. The initiative is about engaging the public and being proactive, parking and enforcement man- ager Eunan Cleary says. The aim is to ensure that owners have road- worthy vehicles that are legally registered, rather than hitting them with fines instantly. All the feedback we ve received from drivers so far has been positive. They have apprec- iated a reminder be- cause often people simp- ly don t realise their registration and warrant are due to expire. Chicken-hearted thief strikes By KRISTINA RAPLEY Locked up: Howick Historical Village handyman Trevor Mcfarlane has had to put a padlock on the chicken coop. Photo: KRISTINA RAPLEY Distinctive breed: Shorty and her 12 eggs were taken from the village after Christmas. She is unusual looking because of her short legs. Missing rooster: Spikey was stolen from the village just before Christmas. There s been some fowl play at the Howick Historical Vil- lage. Staff are frustrated after their third heritage polish bantam chicken was stolen in as many months. Spikey the rooster was the first one to go just before Christmas. Someone entered the coop to take Spikey and secured the latch on the way out. One of the hens named Shorty was taken soon after along with the 12 eggs she was sitting on and another hen Motley was taken on January 30. We have absolutely no doubt that they have been pinched, village handyman Trevor Mcfarlane says. They aren t valuable but they are very hard to find because not many people breed polish bantams and they are very special to us because they are a heritage breed. Padlocks have now been put on the door and nesting boxes. We shouldn t have had to do that, people shouldn t be coming in here, it s private property. Mr Mcfarlane says the stolen fowl are easily recognised because they are so distinctive looking and he wants people to come forward if they see them in someone s back yard. If they snuck them out perhaps they would like to sneak them back in again. Phone 576-9506 or visit www.fencible.org.nz to con- tact the village.
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