Eastern Courier : June 10th 2011
6 EASTERN COURIER, JUNE 10, 2011 NEWS There are no limits to what young people can achieve when they are given the right preparation for lifelong success. Students at ACG Strathallan have earned 14 Top in NZ and 6 Top in the World awards over the past 4 years in a wide range of subjects including Business Studies, Photography, Music, Design & Technology, English, Mathematics, History, Chemistry, Applied ICT and Accounting. Our aim is to bring out the best in your child so that we help build a better world for tomorrow. Visit our Open Day on Saturday 18 June 2011 to experience the ACG difference. Find out why our students enjoy coming to school each day and why they achieve such outstanding results. For full information about our school, visit our website: www.acgedu.com OPEN DAY SAT. 18 JUNE 10.30AM - 2.30PM ACG STRATHALLAN Preschool | Years 1 to 13 | Hayfield Way, Karaka. Ph. 295 0830. STR142-COURIER Come and see how good school can be! 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With a massive 81,000 readers* the Eastern Courier is your primary source of trusted local news and information. Connecting our community like no other media -- in print and online. Total coverage from journalists who care. The Eastern Courier -- your favourite local newspaper. Nothing else comes close. Real news. Really local Circulation: verified by ABC Readership: verified by Nielsen *Nielsen CMI: Q1.10-Q4.10: AIR Auckland 15+ www.easterncourier.co.nz Golden incentive for firms to be greener Go green to make gold. That is what Auckland Council is encouraging firms to do by signing up for the Eco Smart Busi- ness programme. It s run by the Employers and Manu- facturers Association with support from the council and the Energy Efficiency and Conser- vation Authority. Firms get practical assistance to improve their environmental per- formance and market their green credentials. Auckland Council infrastructure and environmental services manager John Dragic- evich says companies that successfully com- plete the programme will get tangible benefits including cost savings and eco warranty certifi- cation they can market. Every business wants to reduce costs and research shows consum- ers and businesses want to deal with companies that are environmentally responsible, so this pro- gramme will help ensure those that participate can gain competitive advantage. The programme includes: Five workshops on making sustainability simple; the environ- mental management software, tools and tem- plates needed to gain eco warranty certification; mentoring, advice and an on-site audit of particip- ants environmental management system, and access to an EECA grant towards energy efficiency initiatives. Environment and sustainability forum chairman Wayne Walker says reducing the amount of waste going to landfill is a key priority for the council. While he is pleased dozens of Auckland com- panies have already registered, he hopes many more will see the value and sign up. Registrations for Eco Smart Business pro- gramme will be accepted until mid-June. Visit www.ema.co.nz for more details. Cash in on cheaper power Householders are being encouraged to shop around for the cheapest power prices by a nation- wide campaign. The Electricity Auth- ority campaign aims to overcome Kiwis reluc- tance to switch power retailers to get a better deal. Chief executive Carl Hansen says last year the average household could have saved $150 by switching to the cheapest retail offer. That equates to $240 million nation- wide, he says. There is clearly con- siderable potential for New Zealanders to save money by taking control of their electricity bills and shopping around. But surveys show only 5 percent of eligible con- sumers are actively look- ing to change power retailers, although half say they would switch if offered a better deal. Shopping around will also encourage more competition among elec- tricity retailers to give even better deals, Mr Hansen says. Consumers can go to the What s My Number campaign website to find out how much they could save by switching. There s a link to the Con- sumer NZ Powerswitch website where con- sumers can change their power retailer. Go to www.whatsmy number.org.nz.
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