Eastern Courier : March 25th 2011
3 EASTERN COURIER, MARCH 25, 2011 NEWS Sofa Beds • Ideal rumpus extra guests • Canvas • 2 seater •5Ltr •900x1900x100mm • Solids/Tints •60x40 Black Rubber Oval Mats 20-50% OFF ALL STOCK 4 DAYS ONLY THURS FRI SAT SUN Hobbie Cubes Style Kitchen Range Sistema Klip It Range Special Selection at Half Price Watering Can Were $1690 Now $1183 Were $498 Now $249 Why Pay $9850 $4925 Were $1199 $599 Were $799 Now $399 Why Pay $5999 $2999 Single Mattresses •1900 x 600 Camp Rolls Were $34900 Now $19999 Specials are strictly avail while stocks last. Further discounts do not apply to already marked down product. Shop stock only. No rainchecks. No laybys. Sale ends Sun 27th March. Te Irirangi Dr Ti Rakau Dr THE HUB Parking Wendys Payless Norman Ross Early Settler OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK Mon-Fri 9.00-5.30pm Sat 9.00-5.00pm Sun 10.00-5.00pm THE HUB 451 Ti Rakau Dr Ph 09 271 4550 HALF PRICE ALL HALF PRICE BPA FREE HALF PRICE HALF PRICE HALF PRICE HALF PRICE HALF PRICE Coat Hangers • 50ltr, Opaque Roller Box SAVE $8 HOT BUY $1099 Whiteware company doing its bit for environment By ASHLEIGH COLDICUTT You can do your bit for the environment by recycling old whiteware. More than 160 old fridges, washing machines and stoves between Auckland and Wel- lington were dropped off at Fisher & Paykel s main recycling centre in East Tamaki at the annual recycling day this month. The company says as a result an estimated 8.7 tonnes will be saved from landfill. Fisher & Paykel Appli- ances marketing executive Sam Currie says there is not enough public knowledge of the company s recycling services despite it operating for 13 years. Thousands of appliances are dumped into landfill each year and a number contain dangerous gases which are potentially damaging to the ozone, he says Many appliances take a long time to break down nat- urally, so we strip them back to their original elements and they are sorted and sold on to world markets where they are recycled. Mr Currie would like to see an increase in the 6000 appliances going through the recycling facilities annually. Recycling manager George Gray says about 70 percent of an appliance s weight is recycled through the com- pany, which is quite a size- able amount when looking at the potential of all of that going to landfill . The company provides a free drop-off service at the East Tamaki centre from Monday to Friday from 8am to 3.30pm. The recycling service has been extended to a $25 pick- up anywhere in Auckland from Helensville to Tuakau. What we ve found is that there are a lot of people out there that don t have the ability to get the appliance here. They re either elderly, they can t lift it, or they don t have a station wagon, a van, a vehicle with a tow bar, or trailer, Mr Gray says. -- Ashleigh Coldicutt is an AUT journalism student Cantabs speechless For Christchurch: Sir Peter Leitch with the 40 gift-filled backpacks he's organised as part of a special day trip for Christchurch emergency services staff on Sunday. Photo: MATT BOWEN By MATT BOWEN A goodwill gesture from the Mad Butcher left one Christ- church firefighter on the verge of tears. City station firefighter Nick Downs says the man just looked at him, stunned. I actually thought he was going to break down and cry -- it just meant so much to him. On Sunday, the Warriors fan will join 59 fellow emerg- ency services staff on an unforgettable day-trip from quake-ravaged Christchurch to Auckland -- courtesy of Sir Peter Leitch and a host of generous companies. The idea was sparked when Sir Peter announced he would happily host anyone from Christchurch who came to watch the Warriors take on the Eels at Eden Park. The feedback I got back was phenomenal, the Bucklands Beach resident says. One guy said to me in pri- vate: I ve lost my home and the business ain t going too good. To come and be in your company, a legend, for the day and your hospitality, just unbelievable . Afterwards, Sir Peter thought to himself: I m going to do something. So he phoned Air NZ and they gave him a deal. He phoned Christchurch s ambu- lance, hospital and fire services asking them to nomi- nate people for the trip. More calls and a host of businesses were on board -- Birkenhead Transport offered to shuttle the group around with the first stop at the Mad Butcher s personal sports museum, Puma donated backpacks, Canterbury Clothing chipped in, Whitta- kers and Cadbury gave choc- olate and Geoff Thomas gifted fishing DVDs. Lion Nathan and Glengarry Wines proffered beverages for the southern guests to drink alongside meat from the Mad Butcher s Michael Morton. Coca-Cola and Vodafone jumped at the chance to help while Spotless Catering and the Ellerslie Event Centre volunteered a special lunch with guest speaker Stacey Jones. Sir Peter also personally signed copies of his biography for everyone in the hard- working troop. Before flying home the Cantabrians will have prime seats to witness the Warriors tackle St George Illawarra at Mt Smart Stadium. The initial response from emergency services staff was typical, Mr Downs says. They felt there are other people out there who deserved it more than them. We had to use threats on some of them just to say yes -- they were just extremely humble. Mr Downs opted out too until he got the hard word from Sir Peter. I think it s definitely going to lift their spirits, he says. To have the Mad Butcher do something like that for us -- the guys were speechless. The Mad Butcher and Sub- urban Newspapers Com- munity Trust is also support- ing the trip. IN BRIEF Be quick Scholarships to study at AUT Manukau are still up for grabs. Manukau's only university opened its doors last year and is now offering masters, undergraduate and health promotion scholarships. Information and application forms for all scholarships can be found online at www.aut.ac.nz/scholarships, under general scholarships. Applications close March 28. Call 921-9837 for information. Quax chosen Citizens and Ratepayers has confirmed its candidate for the upcoming Auckland Council byelection. Former Manukau City councillor Dick Quax is the ticket's pick to fight for the Howick ward seat vacated by former running mate Jami-Lee Ross. At the last election Mr Ross, who is the new Botany MP, finished 253 votes ahead of Mr Quax. The pair share similar views particularly around keeping the council focused on core activities, keeping rates as low as possible, protecting private property rights and enhancing the natural environment. Other important issues for Mr Quax include the protection of waterfront property, sanding of Little Bucklands Beach and improving public and private transport by completing the Auckland Manukau Eastern Transport Initiative. High tea Tickets are now on sale for a Mother's Day high tea in the Heritage Auckland's grand tearoom. There will be a glass of champagne on arrival, decadent tiers of cakes, scones and petit sandwiches. Chef Allyson Gofton will be joining the afternoon tea to present her new book -- Recipe Journal. Attendees also go in the draw to win a night for two at the Heritage. Proceeds will go to Make-A- Wish New Zealand to help grant wishes to children living with life-threatening medical conditions.
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