Eastern Courier : April 27th 2011
12 EASTERN COURIER, APRIL 27, 2011 NEWS Advertising Feature enterprise & Business 34 Cnr Picton & Walter MacDonald St's, Howick 88 Great South Road, Manurewa www.resthavenfunerals.co.nz Ph 533 7493 Ph 267 2530 All prices exclude GST. Oﬀers only valid while stocks last and if paid for in full by either: Cash, Efpos, Visa or MasterCard. Hours: M-F 7.00am-5.00pm S 7.30am-12.00pm Manukau City Branch 32 Noel Burnside Road 09 277 7695 www.wiritmber.co.nz Mt Roskill Branch 50 Frost Road 09 620 4069 STOCK CLEARANCE SPECIALS AMAZING PRICES 100X25 PREMIUM TAN H3 GRIP TREAD DECKING 100X50 H3 R/S RAILS 4.8M FENCING 90X45 MSG8 D/FIR H1.2 MG FRAMING $1.59/M $1.89/M $2.49/M WHOLESALE PRICES ONLY WHILE STOCKS LAST (CLEARANCE STOCK) 3606366AG www.pph.co.nz 18F Clark St, New Lynn - Ph: 826 0738 (Opp. Placemakers) • NZs no.1 selling woodfre • Fires from $1199 • Packages from $2314 Winter is coming... 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Guest speaker and Bicycle Victoria chief executive Harry Barber presented a case study from Melbourne which has undergone a remarkable transformation. In recent years tens of thousands of workers from the inner suburbs have switched to bikes to get to work. Part of the change was because of improved facili- ties. Installing park and ride bike cages at train stations and providing improved sepa- ration between cycle lanes and motor vehicle lanes are two examples. Secure bike cages encour- aged cyclists to bike the short trip to the station, lock away their bike, and then board the train. Instead of a painted line indicating a cycle lane, low mountable kerbs were installed giving cyclists a more defined space from on- road traffic thereby improv- ing cyclists safety. Auckland Transport s com- munity transport manager Matthew Rednall says hosting the cycling seminar is a first for Auckland Trans- port. One of our aims is to foster a cycling culture in Auckland by making cycling more attractive and safe, he says. Cycling has increased in Auckland by an average of 20 percent between 2007 and 2010 and is becoming an increasingly popular way to get to work, school and for leisure. Mr Rednall says bringing together cycling specialists and transport planners allowed the sharing of ideas and learning how other cities approach the development of cycling initiatives and infra- structure. Mr Barber says the boom in bike commuting has governments and transport authorities scrambling to keep up with the need for new facilities for riders. Not only does there have to be a big lift in investment but the right decisions have to be made so that bike riders are properly provided for without wasting taxpayers money. Bikes are now a main- stream form of transport and every time a government or local government makes a decision on transport bikes have to be considered along with the other modes. Funeral pre-planning a caring option Resthaven Funerals: Rachel Benns and Raewyn Proctor can help with pre-arranging funerals. Putting certain arrange- ments in place and pre- paying your own funeral is as natural as promis- ing a favourite piece of jewellery or art object to a family member. It is simply you saying, I want my passing to be a time of love and remembrance, not one of stress and financial embarrassment. Sohowdoyougo about pre-arranging your funeral? Rachel Benns and Raewyn Proctor, both directors of Resthaven Funerals with premises in Manurewa and Howick, are increasingly asked this question -- and are well qualified to answer it. In their tenth year of proud New Zealand own- ership, they operate from home-like, dignified premises and employ a team of eight profes- sional staff all committed to providing a person- alised, caring service for people of all cultures, faiths and secular beliefs. As members of the Funeral Directors Association of New Zea- land (FDANZ), with Rachel having a position on the Executive, they abide by the Code of Con- duct set down by the Association. This includes pre- planning and pre-paying funerals only through the FDANZ Funeral Trust, which holds your money in Trust indepen- dently of any individual funeral director. Rachel and Raewyn say that pre-arranging funerals has become a plan of choice for many people following the introduction of asset testing for rest home subsidies. Under the Funeral Trust plan, up to $10,000 can be paid into an interest bearing trust account without it affecting asset tests. You can start paying into the plan early, so over time the funds will build up for when they are needed. This way there ll be peace of mind rather than financial burden at the time of bereavement. This recently devel- oped plan fully complies with the Financial Advisers Act, and differs from other plans which require continuous, unbroken payments to ensure the money is eventually paid out. The set-up fee is $100. If commencing an auto- matic payment the total set-up fee including first instalment is $200. For further information, phone Resthaven Funerals on 267-2530.
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