Nor West News : November 4th 2010
5 NOR-WEST NEWS, NOVEMBER 4, 2010 NEWS Customer Services (09) 442 2222 7.30am to 6pm, Mon to Fri Faults and emergencies (09) 442 2222 24 hours Dear Auckland Welcome to Watercare This is our rst week of delivering water and wastewater services directly to your homes and businesses. As you may be aware, your water accounts transferred automatically to Watercare on Monday, as part of the local government changes. You may be wondering how this will affect the services you receive. We can assure you that we are used to providing millions of litres of drinking water every day. It is what we have been doing since 1992, along with treating wastewater and managing pipe networks. What has changed is that we are now serving you directly. Future water and wastewater bills will come from Watercare. This change means there may be hiccups as we nd our feet. We can assure you though; our dedicated team will work hard to x these quickly. If you have any questions or feedback, please call. Our Customer Services team is available on (09) 442 2222 from 7.30am to 6pm, Monday to Friday. If you have a fault or an emergency, we are available on (09) 442 2222; 24 hours, 365 days of the year. You can also visit us at www.watercare.co.nz. It is worth remembering that your account transferred automatically, so there is no action you need to take. We look forward to delivering you a great service, every minute of every day. From the team at Watercare RELOCATION DEALS Here at Totalspan Westgate we are pleased to announce we've relocated around the corner to 567 Don Buck Rd (next to Placemakers). We're inviting you to visit our new place for a great deal. Visit us at: 567 Don Buck Rd, WESTGATE Phone: (09) 416 1001 CHOOSE THE FRAMES YOU REALLY LOVE..... CHOOSE QUALITY NOW ..... AND RECEIVE BE QUICK OFFER EXPIRES 30 NOVEMBER 2010 CHOOSE THE LATEST TECHNOLOGY LENSES... WHY SETTLE FOR LESS? *Present coupon to receive this offer - conditions apply Suggestions: Prescription Sunglasses, New Progressives, Reading/Driving glasses, 2nd/Spare pairs. Westgate Optometrists, PH: 831-0202 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Westgate Shopping Centre, Massey, across from ANZ Bank 3161942AA * $100 OFF Butterfly answers rest on reports Winged wonder: Charlotte Beesley with the first of the spring butterflies. Photo: VANITA PRASAD By VANITA PRASAD After releasing more monarch butterflies than most people have seen in their lifetimes Charlotte Beesley is keen to share her tricks. The enthusiast is encouraging people to catch tagged monarch butterflies and report their whereabouts. The information will be used to learn about them. We know that in their first week they stay within 20 to 30 kilo- metres of their birth place -- but where they go after that is a mystery, she says. The tags, small white stickers with identifi- cation numbers, can be found on the outside of the lower hind wing. Mrs Beesley would like people to enter the data from the tags on to a website and then release the butterflies again. Visit www.mb.org.nz to report a tagged butterfly. It's not rocket science' Safety first: Senior fire risk manager George Stephens urges people to attend a public display and to keep safe over Guy Fawkes. Keeping safe on Guy Fawkes tomorrow is not rocket science, senior fire risk manager George Stephens says. It follows a record low number of firework related incidents attend- ed last year. The New Zealand Fire Service responded to 219 firework related callouts compared to a peak of 1700 in 2006. Mr Stephen hopes the trend continues. New regulations around the sale of fire- works were introduced in 2007 including increas- ing the legal purchase age from 14 to 18 and reducing availability in shops from 10 to four days. Clearly the new regulations introduced had a significant im- pact, Mr Stephens says. What we saw last year was the lowest number of calls received since official records began in 1996 and I know that fire crews are looking forward to more of the same this year. He encourages people to attend public displays instead of having their own. The Fire Service still believes New Zealanders would get more bang for their buck by attending one of the hundreds of public fireworks displays around the country, fam- ilies can still have fun with fireworks in the backyard just by keeping in mind some important fire safety tips. Fireworks are noisy so consider your neigh- bours and your pets when letting them of, Mr Stephen says. Most importantly, aim fireworks at the stars and not at your mates. It s not rocket sci- ence! Safety tips Use a torch to read and follow fireworks instruc- tions before use Never attempt to re- light a firework that hasn t gone off and dis- pose of it safely Always keep a bucket of water or a hose handy Light fireworks in a wide open area away from anything that could catch fire Don t consume alcohol or drugs when using fire- works Keep children well clear of fireworks Keep all unlit fireworks in bag until ready for use Burns should be put under cold running water for at least 20 minutes. Waitakere City Lions Club presents Waitakere Fireworks at The Trusts Stadium on Sunday. The family fun day starts from 4.30pm.
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