Eastern Courier : April 22nd 2011
Bakers Delight bakeries across New Zealand have had one of their most successful fundraising days ever with 'Bundraiser' Day raising $5,000 to help Starship children. On Saturday 9 April, all 32 Bakers Delight bakeries across New Zealand donated $1 from every six-pack of hot cross buns sold, to raise funds for the Starship Air Ambulance Service. Chris Caldwell, General Manager at Bakers Delight stated: "With over 165 million hot cross buns fresh baked across the network over the past 31 years, Easter is by far our busiest time of the year. It's a great opportunity to give back to Starship Children's Hospital and make a difference in the lives of children. We thank everyone who showed their support on Bundraiser Day this year." To locate your local Bakers Delight visit www.bakersdelight.co.nz. BAKERS DELIGHT RAISE HOPE FOR STARSHIP KIDS THIS EASTER! 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This feature publishes in the week of 2 MAY, 2011 Deadline for Auckland papers: 12pm Friday 29 April, 2011 Deadline for Northland papers: 12pm Wed. 27 April, 2011 11 EASTERN COURIER, APRIL 22, 2011 NEWS More cemeteries likely No vacancy: The Auckland Council is starting to investigate options for new cemetery locations, with older cemeteries like the one in Hillsborough already full. Photo: JASON OXENHAM By SCOTT MORGAN As the old saying goes there are only two cer- tainties in life -- death and taxes. With an ageing popu- lation, the Auckland Council may need to invest more of rate- payers money to guaran- tee there s enough resting places for every- one. It needs to find new pieces of land to develop as publicly-owned ceme- teries fill up. Council sports, parks and recreation manager Ian Maxwell says Auck- land s three main ceme- teries have varying degrees of space left in them. North Shore Memorial Park could last up to 30 years once its southern grounds are developed, while Manukau Mem- orial Gardens has about 25 years capacity left on its current site, with another 20 possible if it expands. Waikumete Cemetery in Kelston has 10 to 12 years of space left, though plans are also under way to increase the land available on the site. With central Auck- land s two major ceme- teries, Waikaraka and Hillsborough, virtually full and limited capacity in small communities like Franklin and Rod- ney, Mr Maxwell says the council will need to purchase new sites at some point. It s important for us to look around where additional capacity could be found. We re looking at potential sites across the region, but it s not urgent. The demand for cemetery services will grow as baby boomers head into old age. He says there will likely be a need for a new cemetery in the north or west of the city and one in the south because there s no room left to develop large plots of land in central Auck- land. New cemeteries will also reflect Auckland s changing population. As our population becomes much more diverse, so do the ceme- teries. Sometimes there s no casket or headstones -- we need to manage dif- ferent demands, he says. Dil s Funeral Services managing director Stephen Dil says an increase in cremation rates means there s less need for full burial options than in the past. In the 1980s, crem- ation came to the fore. It fits with the no frills mentality of Kiwis. He estimates up to 80 percent of people choose cremation, but says this varies greatly through- out the city. In a place like south Auckland the need for full burial is much higher than on the North Shore. Maori and Pacific people often have a preference for full burial. Mr Dil says it will be interesting to see how the new supercity struc- ture affects the adminis- tration of cemeteries. The change can only be positive. Previously some councils siphoned off profits and put them into other areas. This made it tight in terms of what came back to the cemetery for redevelopment. He says it s unlikely there ll be any capacity issues in the short to medium term, with pri- vate cemeteries like Purewa in Meadowbank continuing to operate. Treasure hunters called to Duder park Young treasure hunters have a new mission to tackle at Duder Regional Park next Wednesday. The mystery hunt involves no chocolate and is more like an adven- ture exploring the park, Duder ranger Paul Wil- son says. Explorers have to follow clues and work out the riddle to find a surprising treasure. The hunt is free and suitable for families with children of all ages, par- ticularly five and above. Pushchair access is possible only for the very determined and there is a fair amount of walking involved. The adventure will last about two hours. Take snacks, water, clothing for sun or rain and strong footwear. This is a great way to get kids out of the house these school holidays and enjoying the fresh air in the outdoors, he says. Duder is a beautiful coastal park on the road between Maraetai and Clevedon. Hunters can start their mission at any time between 10am and 11.30am on April 27. Follow the signs from the secure carpark at Duder Regional Park. Call park ranger Mags Ramsay on 536-7012. Chance to win world cup tickets Fancy yourself as a bit of a rugby-head? Register a team of four for the Heineken s Trivia Series and you could win a once in a lifetime grand prize of four tickets to the Rugby World Cup Final at Eden Park. More than 100 bars around the country will host the trivia series and prospective teams have until May 3 to register at www.heineken.co.nz. Celsius at 125 Ormiston Rd, Botany Downs, is the east Auck- land bar taking part. Heineken marketing manager Luke Rive says the questions asked at the events will be a mix- ture of Rugby World Cup trivia and Rugby World Cup general knowledge. There s a $100 Heineken bar tab avail- able every week at each participating bar for the winning team as well as spot prizes of Rugby World Cup 2011 Heineken gear. Visit www.heineken. co.nz.
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