Central Leader : December 22nd 2010
6 CENTRAL LEADER, DECEMBER 22, 2010 NEWS Affordable Veterinary Care •Pet grooming, Flea treatments & Worm treatments •Cat Speying & Neutering •Dog Speying & Neutering •Pet Microchiping •Pet Vaccination Just spend $20 for more at either Onehunga Vet & Pet or Mangere Vet Clinic and go in the draw for a luxury mystery weekend drawn on the 24th of December 2010! Have you and your pets photo taken with Santa! Specials The perfect Christmas card or gift. Santa will be in-store during December. Phone now for booking times! Christmas Specials now available 95 Coronation Road, Mangere Phone: 636 6732 40 Princes Street, Onehunga Phone: 636 6899 Easy wheelchair/pram access. Parking right outside the door. Mangere Veterinary Clinic Helping you care for your pets OPEN 7 DAYS Prices are based on payments by direct deposit through jetstar.com. For all card payments an additional $2 per passenger per domestic flight and $5 per passenger per international flight will apply. #Fortravelbetween18Marchto25Mayandfrom3Augustto 24August2011(flightscommence18March2011).*Fortravelbetween1Februaryto27March2011.†NotavailableonFridaysandSundays.Faresarewebonly,onewayandnon-refundable.Limitedchangesarepermitted,chargesapply.Availabilityislimited(notavailableon allflightsordays).^Carry-onbaggagelimits,includingsizerestrictions,willbestrictlyapplied.Passengerswithmorethantheapplicablecarry-onbaggageallowancewillneedtocheckinbaggageandchargeswillapply.Seejetstar.comfordetails.Beforeyoubookyour international flight, and before you travel, check current Government travel advisories on www.safetravel.govt.nz. Jetstar Airways Pty Ltd. JET0087A/497/ASN $299 # Carry-on baggage only SINGAPORE Auckland direct to and direct to: SYDNEY $139 * WELLINGTON $39 *† MELBOURNE $149* JETSTAR'S SALE CHRISTMAS CRACKER Flights from Auckland to Singapore are operated by Jetstar Airways for Jetstar Asia (3K) and commence 18 March 2011, are subject to regulatory approval. Fares are one way JetSaver Light ^ fares -- carry-on baggage only. JetSaver fares with 20kg checked baggage can be booked for $10 more per person per domestic flight and $20 more per person per international flight. For more details and to book visit jetstar.com. Sale on now until midnight Thursday 23rd December 2010, unless sold out prior. Sale may be extended. GLS_03 Newmarket Connection: 4th lane extension Southern Motorway closures Stay informed: Freephone: 0508 CONNECT (266 6328) View project footage & photos: www.nzta.govt.nz/newmarketconnection The southbound lanes of the Southern Motorway (SH1) between Market Road and Greenlane will be closed each night from 8.30pm to 8am on 2, 3, 4 January. Please follow the signposted detour along Great South Road. The NZTA thanks Aucklanders for their patience and support, and wishes all motorists and local residents a safe and happy holiday. www.national.org.nz IwishyouallaMerryChristmasanda safe and peaceful New Year Appointments available in: Ellerslie, Onehunga, Panmure Variety Bash applications The Variety Bash in March will distribute grants to kids in need and Aucklanders are urged to get their applications in now. Grant applications are due before December 31. Go to www.variety. org.nz or call office man- ager Heather Stevens on 520-4111. Disc golf at Heron Park By CARLY TAWHIAO Disc golf in Auckland looks one step closer to having a place to call home. From February, Waterview s Heron Park will be trialled as a permanent venue for the sport. The game has similar rules to normal golf except players must toss a frisbee into a metal basket from varying dis- tances of up to 200 metres. For three years the Auck- land City Council worked with the New Zealand Flying Disc Association to find a suitable site. At the end of 2009, approval was gained from the former Avondale Community Board and the arts, culture and rec- reation committee to carry out a six-month trial at the 10-hectare reserve. Courses have been estab- lished at Whangarei, Queens- town and Gisborne, but disc golf spokesman David Keene says the trial is significant for Auckland because the sport has been homeless for nearly 40 years. It s a tedious battle which has been going on for 38 years. The conditions are semi- permanent but we are keen to get the sport out there and get it seen. The club must also find $10,000 to install 16 tempor- ary metal baskets -- the same price it would cost to install a permanent course. Mr Keene says the lack of a base has made promoting the sport difficult but he s ada- mant the game is going strong with about 150 players. A tournament held this month at Monte Cecilia Park also proved successful at show- ing the minimal amount of danger involved to the general public. The park was full of walk- ers and people at the cafe but there was no damage and no one was hurt. There was only positive feedback, he says. The idea is to get some- thing established to generate people to play. It s low key but heaps of entertainment for anyone, whether you re five or 95. However, Waterview resi- dent Shirley Upton is con- cerned that designating the open space for the sport con- tradicts the council s duty to protect Heron Park s ecological uniqueness. We are disappointed that the old city council and com- munity board granted a trial of organised sport contrary to the expressed wishes of the community, she says. This coastal park has native flora and fauna that needs our utmost care. Auck- land city has 220 sports parks and 14 golf courses giving frisbee golfers ample places. Ian Maxwell, the Auckland Council s manager of parks, sports and recreation, says the six-month trial will provide an accurate understanding of the potential positive and negative impacts associated with disc golf at Heron Park. The six-month trial period will also give an opportunity to assess the opinions of the broader public. Visit www.discgolf.co.nz. for information.
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