Eastern Courier : July 6th 2011
10 EASTERN COURIER, JULY 6, 2011 NEWS Botany Town Centre: 279 8007, Pakuranga Westfield: 577 1431. Visit specsavers.co.nz to find out more. FREE Progressive lens upgrade* OrBifocal lens upgrade* OrUltraClear lens upgrade* And as always, ask for a Contact Lens Trial^ *Offer is available when purchasing from the $169 range or above. Price for other lens types may differ. Extra options not included. Offer is mutually exclusive and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Offer ends 23rd July 2011. Conditions apply. See in store leaflets or visit specsavers.co.nz for full details. ^Free trial limited to one per person. Subject to suitability, a free contact lens consultation and an eye test at your expense if required. © 2011 Specsavers Optical Group • SMART_SPE12289. Buy one pair of glasses from the $169 range or above and choose one of these FREE o ers: 0800 Curtains www.curtainstudio.co.nz 50% Claremont readymade thermal curtains Exclusive to CurtainStudio Pencil Pleat, pair colours: mink, oyster 4 sizes from TRACK SIZE 1.5m-2.3m DROP 160cm usually $134.95 $6748 off Botany The Hub 451 Ti Rakau Drive 09 273 3800 North Shore Wairau Park, 9 Croftfield Lane Henderson 82 Railside Avenue Takanini Southgate Centre 230 Gt South Road Hamilton 856 Victoria Street Mt Maunganui HomeZone Centre, 2 Owens Pl Curtain Sale Save on style this winter! All stores open 7 days custom made curtains includes lining, fabric & making 25% off CurtainStudio Co-ordinate blinds includes aluminium venetians, verticals, roller blinds & sunscreens 30% off Choose from the best readymade range in NZ readymade thermal curtains from $2995 pair new range of cushions from $14 95 each Claremont Mink *offers avail. to 1/8/11, applies to CurtainStudio selected fabrics only, while stocks last, conditions apply. Heat kept on ministry By MATT BOWEN Education Minister Anne Tolley is still feeling the heat over Thurston Place College despite her decision to stall its con- struction. Concerned father and spokesman Richard Spong stressed the Bucklands Beach com- munity's opposition to the proposal in an open letter to Ms Tolley last week. He thanks the minis- ter for halting work on the school for troubled teens under Child Youth and Family care and says consultation will be carried out in good faith. To date,'' he writes, the ministry's track record of withholding information, changing its position and not listening to any of our concerns has created sig- nificant mistrust in our community. I have a large number of supporters who believe we should not be halting our legal and protest actions. However, I have put these on hold for the time being. It is our strongly held view the ministry should find another location for Thurston Place College. Legally the ministry does not have the right to build the school at the proposed site because of its current designation. And, most importantly, the community firmly believes the school would jeopardise the safety of our children.'' The letter ends saying written confirmation is required from the Minis- try of Education by July 20 of the following: Full details of the process of consultation, including a timeline'' and confir- mation the ministry is seriously considering other locations and edu- cational models for these students''. Mr Sprong is acting on a mandate from the more than 2100 people who have signed the www. stopthurstonplacecolle ge.com petition. He says he does not have a man- date to waiver from this position''. SA comedian on way here International stand-up comedian Barry Hilton is leaving his native South Africa and coming to Auckland. Barry will perform two shows in Manukau and one in Takapuna when he tours Australia and New Zealand in August. The second Manukau show on August 27 will see Barry go head-to- head with Kiwi comedian Mike King in a New Zea- land v South Africa showdown. Audience members at the August 27 show are encouraged to wear their country's colours. The 55-year-old has been a comic for 28 years and still loves what he does. I was always funny in school but I was only like that with my closest friends. Then when I was older I just got up on stage and took the plunge,'' he says. I've been performing ever since and I still love it. I don't do the whole celebrity thing though. I'm a normal bloke -- I just have a better job than other people.'' Although some of his material is based around South African culture Barry says anybody can enjoy his shows. They're not just for South Africans, they're for everybody,'' he says. The Eastern Courier has double passes to give away to both of Barry's Manukau shows at the Dream Centre on August 19 and 27. Send an envelope with your name, email address and daytime contact number to Eastern Courier Barry Hilton competition, PO Box 76-400, Manukau, to arrive by noon July 13. One entry per person please.
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