Eastern Courier : March 2nd 2011
5 EASTERN COURIER, MARCH 2, 2011 NEWS 3527245AA BATHROOMWARE IMPORTER'S CLEARANCE SAT 9-4 • SUN 10-4 SALE Ends-of-line, discontinued stock, ex showroom stock and other specials from Elementi, Ideal Standard and other brands. All prices include GST in conjunction with: Eftpos, Visa and Mastercard accepted Easy access from motorway: 25 Vestey Drive, Mt Wellington 3512012AA With your generous help we ll continue to be seen in disaster and emergency situations Please, make a donation today. ̈ Make a $20 donation by calling 0900 RED CROSS (0900 73 327) ̈ Make a secure donation at www.redcross.org.nz ̈ Street collection 28 Feb--6 March 2011 . NEWS FLASH! All donations will go to the New Zealand Red Cross 2011 Earthquake Appeal Eden Arts present ARTISTS IN EDEN Saturday 19 March 10am 4pm Essex Rd Reserve, behind Mt Eden shops. Up to 40 well-known artists create new works of art which are sold at auction at 2.30pm EDEN ARTSPEAK a series of artists talks In association with Two Rooms Gallery & the Art History Department, Faculty of Arts, University of Auckland. Epsom Campus, Lecture Room, Epsom Ave Gate 3 7 9pm Door Sales $10/$8 Tuesday 8 March Anne Noble, Clinton Watkins Tuesday 15 March Elizabeth Thomson, Stephen Bambury www.edenarts.co.nz firstname.lastname@example.org 3537683AA Beginners Guide To Property Investing FREE 4-hour training workshops We do NOT have any property to sell you! We are NZ Property Investors who are passionate about teaching people just like you, how to secure your financial future through investing in NZ Real Estate. Let us show you: • How you can retire early and retire wealthy, even if you are starting with nothing • Why you can't rely on the Government to look after you in retirement • How to build a solid portfolio to create wealth, without risking everything • Strategies you can use if you can't get finance • Ways to buy property with no money down • How to leverage your time and money For FREE tickets to one of our upcoming Auckland training workshops, Register online at www.propertyapprentice.com/events.htm or call us on 09 5757736. 220 Universal Dr, Henderson Ph: 836 0029 ALL HOURS 79 Line Road, Glen Innes Ph: 521 3100 Family owned and operated MORRISON FUNERAL DIRECTORS OFFICE, CHAPEL & RECEPTION LOUNGES 2757835AA SOUTH AUCKLAND DENTAL Inside WHITE CROSS CLINIC Tel -- 09 2700 200 ” Free initial Consultation (including Orthodontics) ” Free Winz Quotes ” Free for School Students under 18 ” Extractions (including Wisdom Teeth) ” Fillings (including White Fillings) ” Root Canal Treatments ” Partial & Complete Dentures (including Valplast flexible dentures) 15-23 Station Road, Otahuhu AFTER HOURS DAYS DENTAL CARE &7 Beware brazen quake relief scams Scammers are using the Christ- church earthquake to take advan- tage of Kiwis goodwill. The Ministry of Consumer Affairs says emails are being sent out from James McCoy claiming to be from Donate4CharityNZ, using a legit- imate UK-based charity s organis- ation name and website address. The email encourages people to receive donated funds into their bank account from overseas for a 10 percent cut. The ministry says this is a scam and anyone who receives such an email should not reply to it, report it to Scamwatch and delete it. The emails come from a generic email address such as gmail.com or hotmail.com and contain poor gram- mar and spelling. The ministry warns people to research charities they are contac- ted by if they have never heard of them before and to be careful about soundalikes -- organisations that sound like legitimate charities like Oxfan . New Zealand charities can be checked on the Charities Commis- sion s register at www.charities. govt.nz. Here are some things to consider when making a donation. It s best to give to large, well- known, well-established charities like the Salvation Army -- they are used to dealing with crisis recoveries and equipped to deal with them. If someone knocks on your door asking for a donation ask to see identification or tell them to call back after you have had an oppor- tunity to phone the charity. If someone phones or emails you asking for a donation you can ask for their charity registration num- ber. Be cautious about giving your cre- dit card details. If you prefer to make a donation over the phone you may want to look up the charity s phone number and call them back yourself. Heroic garden gates open to help hospice By KRISTINA RAPLEY Avid gardener: Byron Ireland in his Howick garden that is part of this year's Heroic Garden Festival. Photos: FIONA GOODALL Lush green: Scene's from Mr Ireland's ''tranquil place''. Great garden? Check. Gay? Check. Howick resident Byron Ireland has the right stuff to take part in this year s Heroic Gardens Festival. This weekend his garden will be on show with 23 other privately owned gardens in Auckland. All gardeners involved identify as gay or lesbian, giving the festival a point of difference. This is the third year Mr Ireland s garden has been on show. It s a really social weekend, he says. I get a group of friends around and we all hang out in the garage and drink wine all day. Mr Ireland s garden is a private, relaxed space with a vibrant mix of native and exotic plants. For me a garden needs to be a tranquil place, somewhere where you can chill out and relax. It shouldn t dominate your life either, it should just be something you get enjoyment out of. Last year s festival raised more than $50,000 for Auckland hospices and another large cheque is destined to be given this year. Hospice provides care for people living with terminal illnesses and supports their family and friends. To purchase tickets visit www. hospice. co.nz or www.heroic gardens.org.nz.
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