Eastern Courier : March 23rd 2011
14 EASTERN COURIER, MARCH 23, 2011 NEWS Ju u u l in o n m n f ! • Child and infant restraints • Short and long term hire Visit your nearest Plunket Car Seat Rental for: Are your kids in safe seats? Contact your local Counties Manukau Car Seats: • Very affordable hire prices • FREE restraint checks by qualified technicians Plun Lin 0800 933 922 www.plun .o g.nz whānau āwhina, ing fo f mili Pukekohe 09 238 9458 Howick 09 535 1107 Mangere 09 636 8296 Manurewa 09 266 4690 Papakura 09 296 1429 Papatoetoe 09 278 3634 Clothing Bin Locations for Pink Bags Blue Child Cancer Foundation bins are available all over Auckland for pink clothing bags, any used Clothing, Footwear, Toys, Bric-a-Brac and anything useable.There's one near you. PAKURANGA PLAZA, REEVES RD ENTRY Anchorage Park School, Pakuranga REEVES RD HEIGHT FOUR SQUARE Riverina School, Pakuranga PAKURANGA TENNIS CLUB White Acres Rd Shops, Pakuranga PIGEON MOUNTAIN SCHOOL Macleans Primary School HIGHLAND PARK SHOPPING CENTRE HOWICK INTERMEDIATE Cascades Kindy, Cascades Rd BOTANY DOWNS PRIMARY Millhouse Rd Shops, Botany Downs MEADOWLANDS SHOPPING CENTRE Owairoa School, Howick LYTTON RD SHOPS Stewards Garage, Cockle Bay SHELLY PARK SCHOOL Somerville School POINT VIEW SCHOOL Just Kidz, Willowbank, Dannemora You help a lot when you drop pink clothing bags in one of the above bins. Any used clothing acceptable, other bags and cartons of clothing acceptable. If you can't get to a bin or have large items phone for a collector to call ph: 622 1791 or 029 230 4439. Thank you for helping. 3596993AZ Colour in for appeal and win Children can show off their best colouring efforts as part of the Red Puppy appeal. Go to www.redpuppy. org.nz to download a colouring form and post it by April 4 for a chance towinoneof15Red Puppy soft toys. Winning entries will go on the Royal New Zea- land Foundation of the Blind s Facebook page. Grants from government for heating Energy-smart home- owners wanting to switch to more efficient water heating can apply for a helping hand from the government. Under the energywise funding programme, homeowners can receive $575 towards the cost of buying and installing a heat pump water heater. They work in a similar way to a traditional heat pump using heat from the outside air or ground to heat water that is stored in an insulated hot water tank. Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority chief executive Mike Underhill says the avail- ability of the grant is good news for home- owners and the industry. Water heating makes up around 30 percent of an average household s energy use but often people use more energy than they need to get the hot water they want, he says. Heat pump water heaters use less energy, cost less to run and result in fewer greenhouse gas emis- sions than electric cylinders. An authority study of heat pump water heaters in 127 houses showed that, on average, they used 56 percent less energy than a cylinder- based electric system. Visit www.energywise. govt.nz for more details. 'Death' awaits in libraries Scary stuff: Howick artist David Sutton has published his own novel, a ghost story titled Harvenger.Photo: FIONA GOODALL ' I had always played around with writing but never really took it too seriously. ' David Sutton By KRISTINA RAPLEY The angel of death has arrived in Howick. Well in book form any- way. Artist David Sutton has self-published his first novel titled Harven- ger and has donated cop- ies to Howick, Paku- ranga, Botany and Highland Park libraries. It s a dark ghost story set in late 17th century Europe following a young woman and Death who has fallen in love with her. Mr Sutton says he s had really good feedback and the book would appeal to both sexes over 20 as it has some mature content. He worked as a graphic designer before becoming a fulltime art- ist about five years ago. I had always played around with writing but never really took it too seriously, he says. He had always had the concept for Harvenger in his head and started writing it about 15 years ago while living in Samoa. There was nothing to read there so I just fig- ured I d write something myself. Harvenger is the first of three novels he intends to write and admits it s a labour of love. It was just like doing a painting really, he says. It can be quite labour intensive and you don t always enjoy it, but when it s finished and framed and up on the wall that s the best part.
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