Nor West News : April 14th 2011
4 NOR-WEST NEWS, APRIL 14, 2011 NEWS 3630760AA A huge new range of stock has just arrived. Gorgeous Winter clothing, latest fashion Italian knee hi's, pantyhose and footless tights (incl children's). Also exquisite Mor Marshmallow perfume and the fantastic Holster gumboots. We also have a delightful range of Easter goodies. Open 6 Days Unit 2, 325 Main Rd, Huapai. Ph 412 2466 For a fun and fabulous shopping experience EYE EXAM* ½ PRICE *Discount applies to full adult exam fee Westgate Optometrists, PH: 831-0202 Westgate Shopping Centre, Massey, opposite ANZ Full Exam fee to be paid if taking prescription away *Other conditions apply. Expires 30-04-11 Please bring this ad with you 3610880AA HELENSVILLE DENTAL CARE • latest techniques • latest materials • WINZ Quotes • ACC Treatment Doctors, Dave, Simon and Jasper Professional Treatment in a friendly caring environment. Tuesdays till 6.30pm ---New Patients Welcome --- PH 09 420 8983 16 Commercial Rd, Helensville Mention this ad and receive 10% discount during April* *excludes crowns unless 2 or more are done Colour & Highlightng Extensions Wedding & Ball Hair Perming & Straightening Member on NZARH 2011 Eyebrow & Eyelash Tintng Expressions hair and beauty If you enjoy being pampered in a trendy salon environment, but with a friendly welcoming atmosphere then Expressions Hair & Beauty s the ideal place for you. Phone 09 420 7536 or 027 617 8744 167 Parkhurst Rd, Parakai To serve you once is a privilege, to serve you again we are honoured GHD Styling Womens & Mens Cuts Loyalty Cards & Gif Vouchers Stockist of PPS, Hairplus & GHD 3170456AG NEW FRUIT & VEGE SHOP NOW OPEN in WAIMAUKU 906 State Highway 16, Waimauku (opposite the Muriwai turn-off) Ph 411 5367 Full range of local, fresh and seasonal produce Organic and spray-free choices also available Family owned and operated by Faye, Keith and family 3656823AA There's life in green slime Promoted: Gillian Lewis is now a professor in Auckland University's microbiology school. By CATHERINE HEALY Ever noticed that green slime that sits on the surface of a stream? It s called biofilm and Gillian Lewis loves it. The Bethells Beach resi- dent researches the complex communities of organisms that live in waterways. They re the base of the food chain in a stream ecosystem. There are differ- ent populations in different streams, so we should be able to use them as a marker of stream health. In recognition of the qual- ity of Mrs Lewis research and teaching, she was promoted to professor at Auckland University last month. She is also acting director of the microbiology school at the university. She looks after 200 staff and 200 graduate students. Mrs Lewis is busy in her free time too -- she s working to solve a mystery at Bethells Beach Lagoon. The bacterial population of streams is her specialty, so when a council worker once asked her why the water in the lagoon gets poor quality results she was keen to help. He sent me five years worth of data and it was clear the water quality was poor. So I did a sampling pro- gramme in my summer holidays, testing every two hours on either side of the tide. Mrs Lewis found that water flowing into the lagoon was not the problem. She believes the groundwater is contaminated. She hopes to form a research team to investigate further. The problem still exists. I m sure we can solve it. Mrs Lewis was also involved in drawing up New Zealand s water quality guidelines. Farming award finalists named Otakanini Topu Incorpor- ation near Helensville is among three finalists for the Ahuwhenua Trophy -- BNZ Maori Excellence in Farming Awards. The premier award for Maori in agriculture was established in 1932 by Sir Apirana Ngata, and al- ternates between sheep and beef farmers and dairy farmers. Other finalists in this year s sheep and beef compe- tition are dairying trophy holder Waipapa 9 Trust west of Taupo, and Pakihiroa Farms west of Ruatoria. Otakanini Topu is a Maori incorporation farm bordering Auckland s west coast at Muriwai Beach on one end and the southern end of the Kaipara Harbour on another. The 2750-hectare property has 2200 hectares in grazing. It runs 16,000 stock units on 1550 hectares and has 600 hectares in forestry. The rest is unproductive land in mudflats and wetlands. A farming regime empha- sising sustainable farming within the constraints of the property s coastal environ- ment and the systematic introduction of new genetics and initiatives is in place. Since its formation in 1951 from the amalgamation of local whanau lands and the return of government ad- ministered land, Otakanini Topu staff have mapped and maintained the many cul- tural and historic sites on the property. Public field days will be held on the property of each finalist from late April to early May. As well as being presented with the historic Ahuwhenua Cup, this year s winner will receive a replica of the tro- phy, a prestigious medal based on a 1932 design and up to $40,000 in cash and farm-related products and services. Each finalist will receive a medal and $15,000 in cash and farm-related products and services. The supreme award winner and Ahuwhenua Trophy recipient will be announced at a gala awards dinner in Rotorua on June 3. Visit www.ahuwhenua trophy.maori.nz for more information. Meanwhile applications for funding under the 2011/12 Maori Provider Development Scheme are now open. Forms and guidelines are available from the Ministry of Health website www.moh.govt.nz. Applications close on May 27.
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