Eastern Courier : July 22nd 2011
6 EASTERN COURIER, JULY 22, 2011 NEWS Saveway Highland Park - The Best Quality for Your Choice! • Fruits • Veges • Meats • Seafoods • Groceries Ph: (09) 534 5050 Fax: (09) 534 5051 10/491 Pakuranga Rd, Highland Park, Auckland Open 7 Days a week 8.30am - 6.00pm Highland Park SAVEWAY HIGHLAND PARK STORE - 22/07 till 24/07 (Friday - Sunday) Weekend Promotional or while stocks last Gold Kiwifruit $1.99/kg $5.99/bag $4.99/pkt Sea Cuisine (400g) Cooked Baby Clam Meat Rua & Moonlight Potatoes (10kg) Sea Cuisine 36/40 (800g) Raw Whole Tiger Prawn $12.99/pkt No.1 Fiji Apple $1.29/kg No.1 NZ Orange $1.99/kg Leather Jacket $4.99/kg Pork Chop $10.99/kg Beef Diced Brisket $7.99/kg Beef Sirloin Steak $15.99/kg Hoki Fillet $8.99/kg Jumbo Green Kiwifruit 99c/kg Opposite Event Cinema Consumers make the switch Take advantage of a new government website that helps consumers shop around for electricity and save money. That s the message from Botany MP Jami- Lee Ross. The Electricity Auth- ority recently launched the What s My Number campaign to provide New Zealanders with infor- mation about options for switching electricity suppliers, how easy it is and potential savings from making a switch. The campaign is about consumers taking control of their electricity bill by encouraging them to shop around for the best prices, Mr Ross says. Botany residents will find there are some good quick wins available to them which they can find out about at www. whatsmynumber.org.nz. Mr Ross says it only takes a few minutes to get an estimate of your potential savings. People wanting to access the estimated savings can then link to Consumer NZ s powers- witch website www. powerswitch.org.nz to initiate the switch to a new retailer. The average annual saving for households switching to the cheapest retail option in their area was estimated to be $150 last year -- nationally that would equate to savings of $240 million. During its first month 226,419 consumers used the What s My Number website to find out how much they could save on their electricity bills and clocked up total potential savings of over $37 million annually. Mr Ross says the gov- ernment is committed to improving choice for elec- tricity consumers and helping them put com- petitive pressure on elec- tricity retailers to pro- vide better value for money. Smoke alarm call after Cook St fire By STEPHANIE FAWCETT A house fire in Howick has prompted the Fire Service to urge people to check their smoke alarms. The fire occurred last Monday night about 11.30pm while the occupants of the Cook St house were sitting in their lounge and the power went off. The smoke alarm in the house failed to work and the first the resi- dents knew of the fire was when they went to check the mains switch- board and discovered the hallway ablaze. The fire was caused by an electrical fault and started in the basement of the house before spreading to the hallway and then to the kitchen and bedrooms causing significant damage. No one was injured in the blaze and the occu- pants were able to get to safety. Crews from the Howick fire station responded to the call and station officer John Searle says this is a timely reminder for people to check their smoke alarms. The message from us is that people really need to check their smoke alarms have working batteries and are cor- rectly installed, he says. If a smoke alarm isn t working it can t do its job. This incident could have been so much worse and we re lucky that no one was injured. Bays run gives sick kids a head start By KELSEY FLETCHER Community care: From left: Suburban Newspapers head of content Matthew Gray, Fairfax Sundays publisher Mitchell Murphy and Ports of Auckland chief financial officer Wayne Thompson present Koru Care chairwoman Anne Bain with a $10,000 pledge. Photo: JASON OXENHAM Sick kids will get to hang out with Mickey Mouse and friends thanks to the thousands of people who pounded the pavement in this year s annual Ports of Auckland Round the Bays. Koru Care is among four charities to benefit from New Zealand s biggest mass-participation sporting event -- a joint venture between Fairfax Media and the Auckland Joggers Club -- and received a cheque for $10,000 this month. Proceeds will also go to Kidney Kids, Fairfax Media First Books and the Waitemata Harbour Clean- Up Trust. Koru Care was established in 1983 to brighten the lives of chil- dren with a terminal illness or per- manent disabilities and has helped more than 10,000 young people and their families. Suburban Newspapers head of content Matthew Gray says Sub- urban Newspapers has supported the Ports of Auckland Round the Bays event for many years. Our various mastheads, includ- ing the Eastern Courier have printed hundreds of stories and photos celebrating this fantastic day and the thousands of Aucklanders involved with it. It s great to see a worthy organ- isation like Koru Care among the beneficiaries and it is good for all those who participate in this event to know their registration fees are going to such a worthy cause. Koru Care chairwoman Anne Bain says the pledge is much appreciated and feedback is already rolling in through the trust s Facebook page. The donation is fabulous, it makes life easier for the kids. If we could get that off everybody it would be wonderful, she says. Fairfax Sundays publisher Mit- chell Murphy says the company likes to help and support com- munity endeavours. The work Koru Care does is quite amazing and we are delighted to support them financially. Anybody who participates in Round the Bays not only gets enjoy- ment for themselves, but most importantly helps people in need with every step they run. Koru Care makes an annual trip to Disneyland with 26 children, which costs about $180,000 -- with insurance setting them back a stag- gering $10,500. Mr Murphy pledged a further $500 on behalf of Fairfax Sundays to help with the cost of the insurance. Koru Care will put the money towards its next trip to Disneyland on August 20. What we like about Round the Bays is that it connects with the wider Auckland communities. It gives us pleasure to see it result in money to charities like this, Ports of Auckland chief financial officer Wayne Thompson says. The annual 8.4km waterfront fun run has operated since its humble beginnings in 1972 when it attracted just 1200 participants. More than 40,000 registered entrants of all ages and abilities took part this year. Kidney Kids received $60,000, the Waitemata Harbour Clean-Up Trust was given $40,000 and Fair- fax First Books got $30,000.
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