Nor West News : December 15th 2011
www.nor-westnews.co.nz 2 NOR-WEST NEWS, DECEMBER 15, 2011 NEWS Office Ph 412 8589 Fax 412 7806 Editor Rani Timoti email: firstname.lastname@example.org Senior Sales Supervisor Colleen Nelson email: email@example.com Circulation Ph 525 2022 Fax 580 1648 email: firstname.lastname@example.org Classifieds Ph 525 2100 Fax 580 1643 email: email@example.com 9,951 Audited Circulation (ABC Jan-Dec '09.) Delivered each Thursday, (RD Areas Friday) to Bethells Beach, West Coatesville, Helensville, Huapai, Kaukapakapa, Kumeu, Muriwai, Parakai, Riverhead, Taupaki, Waimauku, Waitakere, Waitoki, Whenuapai, semi- rural areas of Massey, Ranui, Swanson. Includes Rural Delivery areas: Henderson RD 1, 2. Helensville RD 1, 2. Kumeu RD 1, 2. Kaukapakapa RD 1, 3. Waimauku RD 1, 2, 3. Warkworth RD 4 (south). Albany RD 3 (west). Highway 16, above Kumeu Garden Centre, Huapai. P.O. Box 46, Kumeu. www.nor-westnews.co.nz Check before you chop! A number of general tree rules will continue to be enforced after 1 January 2012 when a law change takes effect. You may still require a resource consent before you can carry out any tree work on your property. To check whether your trees are protected, contact Auckland Council before you remove, prune or undertake works near a tree on your property. Some trees can be cut or removed without council approval, but you need to check before you chop! More trees are proposed for scheduling under district plan changes to be publicly notified in December 2011. If you cut down or damage a protected tree, you may be liable for prosecution and a fine. For information on what trees you can and can't remove or prune call 09 301 0101. www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz OG_AC0593_SUB1 Joonalife changing trip to Nepal On a mission: Jo Burnett of Waimauku. A trip to Nepal won t be a hol- iday for Jo Burnett of Waimauku. She is one of six successful candidates for the Leprosy Mission New Zealand s 2012 Youth Advocate Scholarship. Jo and the other recipients travel to Nepal early next year to see the Leprosy Mission s work in action and learn about the medical, social and psycho- logical impacts of the disease. On their return, they will become active youth advocates in their own communities. The experience of travelling to Nepal, observing and getting involved in the work of the Lep- rosy Mission will be life chang- ing, Jo says. I know that it will challenge me, push me out of my comfort zone. It will be a great oppor- tunity to meet new people with similar passions, and broaden my world view. Jo was also part of the mission s Running 4 Rights team in the Auckland Mara- thon 10km event in October. The team raised more than $13,000 for the Leprosy Mission s work with families around the world including India, China, Ethiopia, Bangla- desh and Nepal. The former Massey High School student is in her second year of a bachelor of nursing in Auckland. The Leprosy Mission New Zealand is a Christian develop- ment organisation working with leprosy-affected families in some of the world s poorest com- munities and was established in 1912. Visit www.leprosy mission.org.nz for information. IN BRIEF Tough times Not everyone looks forward to the festive season for a variety of reasons. It could be reflecting on a lost loved one through death, illness or moving overseas. St Chads Church in Matua Rd, Huapai hosts a Blue Christmas, a service of solace and hope on December 21 from 7.15pm. All welcome. Contact Mary Davies on 412-2262. Community tree Write a prayer, concern or thought on a bauble to place on a community Christmas tree at The Christian Centre in Waimauku. Residents from the nor-west are welcome to use the prayer baubles and pen by the tree at 25 Station Rd. The centre is also hosting a Carols by Candlelight on December 18 from 6.30pm. League fans Here's a chance to meet your sports idols before Christmas. Warriors Manu Vatavei, Simon Mannering, Shaun Johnson, Kevin Locke, Lewis Brown, Micheal Luck and Krisnan Inu will all be at the Sir Peter Leitch Sport Museum this Saturday from 10am to noon. ''The boys are coming along specifically to meet the fans,'' museum owner and curator Sir Peter Leitch says. ''It's not too often you get the chance to have a one on one with them like this.'' The museum is at 23 Holmes Rd, Manurewa. Entry by gold coin donation. Helpers wanted Do you want to help people and learn a multitude of things at the same time? The Citizens Advice Bureau in Helensville is looking for volunteers early next year. Full training is provided. Call (09) 420-7162 or visit 27 Commercial Rd. Waste and recycling video goes online An online video which helps explain Auckland s waste challenge is avail- able on Facebook or the Auckland Council web- site. The council s draft Waste Management and Minimisation Plan asks Aucklanders to take a closer look at what they throw out, with the focus on putting resources to better use. Submissions can be made online at aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/ wasteplan until January 31.The draft plan sum- mary and submission form can be downloaded or collected from your local board office, council service centre or library, and submissions returned by freepost. The proposed plan gives Aucklanders a wide- ranging suite of services that cover waste and recycling as well as a new organics and green waste pickup and a network of local recycling centres, environment and sus- tainability forum chair- man Wayne Walker says. The plan is expected to be adopted in May or June. Gin Wigmore Win Big Day Out tickets Here s your chance to win a ticket to the Big Day Out at Mt Smart Stadium on January 20. The line-up of acts is huge, featuring big names like Soun- dgarden, Kasabian, My Chemi- cal Romance and Noel Gallagher s High Flying Birds. There is also our very own Gin Wigmore -- and that s only the start of it. Go online to www.nor- westnews.co.nz, click on latest edition and go to the online ver- sion of today s paper for your chance to win. You ll also find there a full list of performers. You will have to subscribe if you haven t checked out our electronic edition before. Suburban Newspapers has 24 single tickets to give away to readers across the greater Auckland region and entries close on December 19 at 5pm. So get in quick to enter.
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