Nor West News : March 29th 2012
www.nor-westnews.co.nz 6 NOR-WEST NEWS, MARCH 29, 2012 NEWS Best of Fresh for Less All our fresh fruit and vegetables in store are clearly labelled for country of origin NWN29/3 49-53 Main Road Kumeu (SH16) (between Weza Lane and Access Road) TO WESTGATE KUMEU Main Road, Kumeu (SH16) Waitakere Rd Access Rd Weza Ln 49 We are HERE 49-53 Main Rd Kumeu Ph: 09 412 8549 Carrots 99¢kg Fresh Leeks $2.99kg Fresh Cut Broccoli $1.29ea Freedom Plums $4.99kg Green, Red Seedless & Red Globe Grapes $4.99kg Large Celery $1.99ea Ohakune Chile Royal Gala Apples $1.99bag 2kg Central Otago Spinach $1.99bag Our Henderson location West Auckland's Newest Crematorium Henderson 09 835 3557 We've extended our service to families incorporating a state of the art crematorium facility at our Central Park Drive Funeral Home. Also at Mt Eden Pakuranga 09 638 9026 09 576 7108 For more information call us today or visit our website. www.davisfunerals.co.nz roofing solar heating pump shop pool & spa filtration + 412 9108 156 Main Road Kumeu firstname.lastname@example.org www.kpl.co.nz Your local plumbers since 1974 plumbing Dolphin funeral march for PM Declining population: Maui dolphins off the Muriwai-Te One Rangatira Coast are important to researchers. Go to nor-westnews.co.nz to see an appeal by free-diver William Trubridge. Protesters will stage a mock funeral march to Prime Min- ister John Key s Kumeu office next month. Christine Rose of Huapai is organising the wake on April 7 for critically endangered Maui s dolphins. The march gathers at Kumeu Arts Centre from 10.30am and will end at the Main Rd electoral office of the Helensville MP. Mourners will bear cutout dolphins and will present Mr Key with a dolphin grave- yard after a service honouring the lives of Maui dolphins killed off the coast. Only 55 adult Maui dolphins are left, living on the North Island s West Coast, according to figures released by Auckland Uni- versity. Researchers are alarmed by the decline of the world s smallest and rarest dolphin, a species only found in New Zealand. The Government is consulting on proposals to extend set-net and trawl bans to reduce some of the dolphin deaths but advocates claim the proposals are inad- equate. The Ministry of Fisheries has recognised the Maui population cannot sustain a human-induced death more than once every 10 to 23 years if the species is to sur- vive, Christine Rose says. Conservationists are slam- ming the proposals as they don t extend far enough to save the species, she says. The protection offered in consultation documents does not cover the full dolphin habit, she says. Maui dolphins live to about 25 years and breed once every five years from the age of five. Earlier this month, a group of five was seen swim- ming with surfers at Muriwai Beach. The population of dolphins off the Muriwai-Te One Rangatira Coast is being heralded as important to researchers. Maui dolphins have been sighted once in the Kaipara Harbour and 38 times in the Manukau. Researchers are concerned the animals are being killed in set and trawl nets faster than they can breed. Scientists and conserva- tionists around the country are calling for a prohibition against gill and trawl net- ting in the dolphin s habitat. The Government has proposed an temporary clos- ure of the West Coast North Island fishery down to Hawera from its current limit north of Taranaki. Consultation on the pro- posal ends on April 11. Submissions can be made to email@example.com. nz. Visit hectorsdolphins.com. Gentle giants of Highlands Big beasts: Doug Sheldon of Eadon Highland Cattle Fold is comfortable among his friendly Scottish Highland cattle. KEY FACTS Scottish Highland cattle are a heritage breed originating from Western Scotland. The current breed standard dates back to 1885. They thrive equally well on lush pasture and rough country, steep hills and flatter areas. They are mainly known for their red colour, but other colours include black, yellow, brindle, dun and white. They are renowned for their high quality meat. Looks can be deceiving. However, it s easy to gravitate towards the cuddly personalities of Scottish Highland cattle. There is a national open fold day hosted by the NZ Highland Cattle Society to get up close and personal with the big beasts on April 1. Kaukapakapa couple Doug and Jenny Sheldon of Eadon Highland Cattle Fold host their third event for the public to see more than 100 cattle on their farm. Doug is a keen member of the New Zealand Highland Cattle Society Council and both are regulars at A and P shows along with the coming Easter Show. Newly weaned calves will be on display along with their mothers sporting their graceful, long horns in separate areas from 10am to 4pm. From 2pm there will be practical demonstrations of calf haltering/leading train- ing. The Sheldon s farm is at 108 Kanohi Rd. Call 09 420 4065 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Weaner fair attracts buyers The annual Kumeu Weaner Fair attracted a good bench of buyers on March 26. They came from as far away as the Waikato and prices were gener- ally very firm, with best steers to $810 and heifers $682. The smaller weaner cattle were a bit harder to sell, as buyers did seem to prefer the bigger calves. Cattle: Best weaner steers $760 to $810, medium weaner steers $610 to $690, small weaner steers $448 to $570, best weaner heifers $660 to $682, medium weaner heifers $500 to $535, small heifers $440 to $460. Sheep: Fat lambs $107 to $112, other lambs $70 to $106. School tree programme needs sponsors The Trusts Community Foundation has donated money to pay for 1000 trees for the Paper- 4trees programme in Waitakere schools and preschools. Free native trees are the fresh reward for schools who reduce the amount of paper and cardboard they send to landfill by setting them up with recycling systems. Run by the Environ- mental Education for Resource Sustainability Trust, the Paper4trees programme has its tree delivery around June. However, delivery is dependant on when the non-profit organisation, can find a sponsor. Call 0800 727 4873 or visit eerst.co.nz.
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