Eastern Courier : April 13th 2011
10 EASTERN COURIER, APRIL 13, 2011 NEWS North Memorials www.northmemorials.co.nz 89 Queens Road, Panmure Ph: 570 7905 Large Black Saddle $1995 SAVE $870 • Free installation between Hamilton and Cape Reinga • Free Lettering • Free Artwork • Free 8x10 Oval Photo • Free Shipping to Islands or GST • Conditions apply • While Stocks Last From Heart $2395 SAVE $615 AUTUMN SPECIALS Package specials continue due to popular demand! 3549759GW Six Year Warranty Energy Efficient Quiet and Discreet • • • Serving the Auckland region since 2002 Call for your FREE quote: 0800 4 FONKO (0800 4 36656) NOW installing HITACHI Heat Pumps! Visit for details: Open for Lunch and Dinner 7 Days No MSG Added All Takeaways 10% Discount AUTHENTIC FINE THAI CUISINE Fully Licensed & BYO Wine Botany Junction Unit 17-19 123 Ormiston Rd Botany South Ph 271 6474 L.A. Central 71 Lunn Ave Mt Wellington Ph 570 7009 3480322AF 3 Located opposite Mega Mitre 10 Home Base Botany, off Te Irirangi Drive, 16J Bishop Dunn Place, Botany South. Phone 09 265-1368 BUY ONE COFFEE, GET ONE FREE Offer until the 30th April 2011 at Columbus Coffee Home Base % Relaxed atmosphere • Brunch menu • available 7 days Ample free parking • at door Contact us for Office Catering and venue hire EASTERN % Students get behind blood drive By NICOLA WILLIAMS Life blood: Georgia Roberts has blood taken by Isobell Griffiths at a Howick College blood drive. Photo: NICOLA WILLIAMS Students are offering a life-saving lesson by instilling in others the value of donating their blood. The Howick College student health council got behind last week's blood drive at the school. There's an element of competition with other local high schools to recruit the highest num- ber of donors. But the friendly com- petition was not the main incentive to pull in the most numbers. It's for a great cause, we wanted to get as many people to donate as possible,'' health council member Georgia Roberts says. About 100 staff and students signed up to offer the gift of life. Mobile blood bank team leader Isobell Griffiths says going into schools is a good way to recruit donors and get them on the system for future donations. Ms Griffiths says first time donors are to be commended. I admire them because it's unknown and they don't know what to expect.'' Plenty of information is provided to students including how vital the service is. A 470ml donation is not a lot of blood to take but it can help save three lives, Ms Griffith says. The mobile blood bank does annual visits at local high schools. It is a valuable donor recruitment method as many continue to donate after they have left school. We do have a school leavers campaign now so someone will contact them at the end of the year and find out where they are going next year,'' she says. Grand prix draws crowd Organisers of the Third Red Bull Trolley Grand Prix are thrilled with the massive turnout of spectators. More than 100,000 people from across the region headed to the Auckland Domain on Sunday to cheer on com- petitors. And there were plenty of thrills and spills to keep them entertained. You can check out the action in today's special online Eastern Courier e-edition extra two page photo spread. Go to www.eastern courier.co.nz, click on latest edition and follow the simple instructions.
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