Eastern Courier : February 23rd 2011
5 EASTERN COURIER, FEBRUARY 23, 2011 NEWS How will you know whether you'll be happy in a retirement village? One way to find out is to spend a few days in the village and get a feel for the lifestyle it offers. That's exactly how Mrs Louise Bott did it. She took advantage of our Unique 3-Day Free Trial Stay and spent a few days, at no cost, in one of our Lifestyle Studios...and she's never looked back since. Now, as a new resident at Longford Park, she enjoys the great relaxed, 'kiwi as' lifestyle. She lives happily in her lovely serviced Lifestyle Apartment and enjoys delicious meals (made by the village chefs), village security and weekly housekeeping for good measure. And she's made a bunch of new friends along the way, so she never gets bored or feels lonely. 'Try before you buy' - a great way to make sure you'll retire happy. New friends: Lousie Bott and fellow resident Don Sutherland. 1 Longford Park Drive, Takanini. www.villages.co.nz Take advantage of our 3-Day Free Trial and our limited time $5,000 Lifestyle Bonus*! Don't miss our LIFESTYLE APARTMENT OPEN DAY THIS SATURDAY, 26 February,10am - 4pm. Kerensa Gillespie will be there to show you around and explain the conditions that go with this great offer. Or call on (09) 299 9676 during office hours to chat. * We'll contribute either $5,000 towards new furniture or reasonable furniture relocation costs upon settlement of your Serviced Lifestyle apartment by 31 May 2011. Village Handicraft Exhibition. Over 20 displays. On same day from 10. 30am. 3515454AC 0800 88 NZCC (6922) www.nzcc.ac.nz *Conditions apply Free courses available!* Enrol now 0800 88 NZCC Manukau Campus 8 Puhinui Rd 250 4652 kickstart your career in STUDENT LOANS & ALLOWANCES* NZQA REGISTERED & ACCREDITED Students' eco mural goes with the flow Proud moment: Howick Intermediate students holding their original mural design. From left: Anapapa Latu,11, Swaslyn Singh,12, Auckland Mayor Len Brown, Lucas De Thierry,11, Caitlin Harrison and Melanie Tuiono, both 12. Finished product: Pakuranga College students Daniel Mana and Viliami Latu, both 15, admire the mural under Moony's Bridge in Pakuranga on their way home from school. Photos: KRISTINA RAPLEY ' The thing I love about this whole thing is that the students have led this -- their imagination, their passion and their concern for the environment. ' Mayor Len Brown By KRISTINA RAPLEY Community spirit is alive and well in Pakuranga. See for yourself and take a stroll under Moony's Bridge. Howick Intermediate students designed a mural to go on the wall beside Pakuranga Stream and with the help of generous volunteers the mural is finished and looking beau- tiful. The mission of the mural is to educate the public about protecting biodiversity and improving water quality in the stream. The group of year 8 students made a presentation to Auckland mayor Len Brown and other com- munity members at a special pres- entation at Uxbridge Creative Cen- tre. The thing I love about this whole thing is that the students have led this -- their imagination, their passion and their concern for the environment,'' Mr Brown said. They are doing amazing work to preserve the beauty of our city and taking ownership of their own com- munities. You guys are the future leaders of this community because you are leaders now,'' Mr Brown told the students. The project is linked with Wai Care, the Estuary Artworks compe- tition organised by Uxbridge Cre- ative Centre and Manukau Beauti- fication Trust. Led by teacher Dorothy Giam, the students designed the mural and artist Peter Li and adult daughter Ruby adapted the design to be painted on to the 27 metre by 3 metre wall. About 70 volunteers including retired artists from the Pakuranga Chinese Association, local Scouts, and other community members worked tirelessly to paint the mural. They are hoping it will become a teaching resource for other school children as well as creating aware- ness in the wider community.
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