Central Leader : December 8th 2010
3 CENTRAL LEADER, DECEMBER 8, 2010 NEWS 6 GREAT SOUTH RD, TAKANINI * SUMMER ROSES Bush & Climbers...$20 * Stunning POTTED COLOURS only $1 * ENGLISH RHODODENDRONS only $20 * Trays of 24 POTTED COLOUR only $17 Iceberg Std Rose .................. $29 Griselinia hedge .........$2, $5, $10 Tropical Hibiscus ....$10, $14, $17 Rhubarbs ..................$5, $9, $10 Veges & Flower seedlings .... $1, $3 Queen Palm...............$5, $9, $19 Basil, Cucumber, Capsicum, Chilli, Courgette, Melons, Kumi kumi .. $2 Tropical Palms from ................. $5 Kumara Red (bundle of 25s)..... $5 Strawberries................$3, $4, $7 Chunky Scented Gardenias ..$3, $8 Big & Chunky Tomatoes & Yellow Capsicum)................. $5 Olive J5 1.2m - 1.4m only ........ $5 NSW Waratahs, Protea, Leucadendron from ............... $14 Huge Ranges of Big Trees from2m,4m&6m Tomatoes ..............$1, $2, $3, $8 Magnolia Little Gem .2m+ only .................................... $50 Deciduous: Maples, Magnolia Gleditsia, Crabapple etc Yucca Elephanttipes$9 ($10 Canes) Landscaping Advice instore on Saturday from 9am - 2pm We will provide wholesale quotes for large jobs On Great South Road 200m north of the Takanini motorway junction. 8am-5pm 7 days We Deliver Throughout Auckland 09 264 0671 THE PLANT MARKET 3257303AB Come in Now! Great Frames @ Factory Prices 6x4 from$5 5x7 from$6 6x8 from$8 8x10 from$9 A4 from $10 A3 from $15 8x12 from$9 11 x 14 from $14 16 x 20 from $20 20 x 24 from $31 The Centre of Framing Open 7 days The Framers Guild Ground Floor, Royal Oak Mall Manukau Road Ph: 625 2855 Day aims to peak interest in Mt Eden Celebrate the environmental diversity and cultural history of Maungawhau Mt Eden with Love Your Mountain Day this Sunday. The annual event, now in its fifth year, is hosted by vol- unteer group Friends of Maungawhau and gives people a once-a-year oppor- tunity to enjoy the mountain and learn about its heritage. Visitors are encouraged to abandon their cars, explore the tracks, and take advan- tage of the free entry to Eden Garden and Government House grounds with tours set for 12.30pm and 2pm. A free guided one-hour walk relating to the history of the site as an ancestral pa will also take place at the same time starting from the summit. Tamaki Hikoi senior guide Prince Davis will lead the walk and says the mountain is a physical symbol of the spiritual connection with the past and with all those people who lived on the isthmus. My tribe came to this area from Kaipara. They lived, loved, quarrelled and bonded here, the Ngati Whatua elder says. Walking here gives a better impression of history. It s always beautiful. It enhances your spirit and changes mood with you. Mr Davis is philosophical about people who ignore the signs and enter the crater. If they knew that certain rituals took place in the crater, they wouldn t do it. Besides, the volcano s deity, the giant Mataaho, resides there. Go down and he might grab you, I tell the kids. Displays will also be on show at the former Langton s Tea Kiosk on topics such as archaeology, geology, and the natural and human history of the mountain between 10am and 4pm. Take a picnic, grab a coffee at the stand in Glenfell Place and enjoy the views. If you are able to help out on the day call Friends of Maungawhau secretary April Glenday on 631-0057. Tami's off to Domain Christmas song: Country artist Tami Neilson may not wear a cowgirl hat but when she performs at this year's Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park, she is guaranteed to hit all the right notes. Photo: JASON OXENHAM By CARLY TAWHIAO SHE S recorded two award- winning albums two years in a row, performed in concerts since she was old enough to hold a microphone and even supported the likes of the legendary Johnny Cash. Now Tami Neilson is about to bring her talent to Coca- Cola s Christmas in the Park. The country artist from Toronto, Canada, moved to Auckland four years ago but spent her childhood travel- ling across North America performing professionally with her parents and two brothers as The Neilsons. We were like the Can- adian Partridge family, the Mt Eden resident says. Although she admits grow- ing up in a family band and then moving to the other side of the world has not been easy, she is putting the final touches on her third album since releasing Red Dirt Angel and The Kitchen Table Sessions. They won Tui Awards for best country album 2009 and 2010, making her the first person to win the award two years running. The 32-year-old says she has wanted to perform at Christmas in Park since her first trip to New Zealand. It was so cool I thought: I want to sing here some day . Now being a part of it and being asked, it s amazing how far you can come in four years. New Zealand s most popu- lar outdoor Christmas musi- cal extravaganza, now in its 17th year, is on Saturday at the Auckland Domain. The free event will feature a talented line-up of newcomers, such as Tami, as well as some of New Zealand s favourite entertainers. Funds raised at this year s Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park will go towards helping Surf Life Saving assist the ongoing work done by more than 3500 active lifesavers across the 73 clubs nationally. Surf Life Saving chief executive Grant Florence says since the first clubs were established in 1910, more than 50,000 lives have been saved. This includes 1420 rescues last summer alone. The Eden-Epsom Lions Club, with support from Lion Breweries, is providing con- cert parking at a cost of $15 per car from 3pm onwards. The carparks can be accessed from Park Rd, Khyber Pass and Suiter St in Newmarket. Proceeds from the parking will go towards 17 local chari- ties including Alzheimers Auckland, Epilepsy NZ and The Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind.
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