Central Leader : January 14th 2011
2 CENTRAL LEADER, JANUARY 14, 2011 NEWS Office Ph 630 5419 Fax 630 5435 Editor Katherine Forbes email: firstname.lastname@example.org Sales Manager Jeff Clayton 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 52,975 Audited Circulation (ABC Jan-Dec '09.) Delivered each Wednesday/ Friday to Balmoral, Epsom, Greenlane, Hillsborough, Lynfield, Mt Albert (south of railway line), Mt Eden, Mt Roskill, Morningside, New Windsor, One Tree Hill, Onehunga, Oranga, Owairaka, Penrose (not Te Papapa), Royal Oak, Sandringham, Three Kings. Unit 1.3, 72 Dominion Road. Private Bag 56910, Mt Eden. www.centralleader.co.nz The University of Auckland Clinics The University of Auckland offers a wide range of services at its teaching clinics. These provide the community with professional ser vices utilising world-class research and equipment at competitive prices. Our Services include: Audiology Health and Performance Optometry Psychology Speech Language Therapy For more information about our services please visit www.clinics.auckland.ac.nz Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +64 9 923 9909 Back to school deal Get your child's eyes tested by 28 February 2011 and pay only $15 -- that's a 50% discount! Back to school has never looked better At The University of Auckland Clinics we have a friendly team and a great range of eyewear for kids. So book an eye examination today at either of our clinics at Tāmaki or Grafton to put the enjoyment back into your child's reading. 80% of children's learning is done visually, so having the best possible vision is a must for the new school year. Children need scanning, focussing and visual co-ordination skills for learning and understanding printed material. If it has been over a year since your child's last eye exam, they may not be enjoying reading as much as they could be. If you've noticed that they are getting headaches or rubbing their eyes then now is the best time to get their eyes checked. We all know how harsh the New Zealand sun can be on our skin, but it can be just as harsh on our eyes. Ultra-violet light can be damaging to healthy eyes but wearing sunglasses can greatly minimise exposure. The most important part of any pair of sunglasses is the lens quality. We have a great range of prescription sunglasses available in all tints, mirror ﬁnishes, polarised lens and transition polarised lens in most prescriptions Talk to us today and we can help protect your eyes this Summer. Protect your eyes against the summer sun Food pantry in the inner city By HANNAH SPYKSMA Urban dream: Emily Harris is replanting her High St garden, following the success of the first crop of vegetables. Photo: JASON OXENHAM ' It's a fantastic way to create networks of communities across the city, and get people involved in positive projects. ' Emily Harris Carrots, lettuce and beans will soon be sprouting from rooftops around the city, if Urban Pantry founder Emily Harris has her way. Ms Harris, 25, is planting the second crop of vegetables on her inner city rooftop garden. She has already har- vested the first bunch, donating silverbeet, let- tuce and herbs to the Auckland City Mission. Urban Pantry is the dream of Ms Harris, who gave up her job as a law- yer to focus on the pro- ject. It s me really trying to live out my values and create a sustainable urban environment. The underlying idea is that places of wasted space -- especially in the city centre -- such as rooftops, can be used for growing vegetables. It beautifies the space, contributes to reducing the urban heat island effect of concrete roofs and provides inner city dwellers with a way to produce their own food. Ms Harris says it is important that people know they can still grow food and eat locally, even when living in apart- ments and small areas. Showcasing from a balcony on High St, Urban Pantry was sponsored $10 000 from Steinlager Pure Futures project, and has picked up momentum since starting last March. When architect John Irving heard the idea, he was happy to donate the balcony of his architec- ture studio to help out. I saw an ad about Urban Pantry and thought, that s a good initiative. Although he s humble about it, his contribution means the group has a central location to work from, which is an example of the possi- bilities of growing gar- dens in urban spaces. All I really do is pro- videthespot--Igetto water some plants, which keeps me happy, he says. As has happened with Mr Irving, Ms Harris also started Urban Pan- try as a way to connect people. It s a fantastic way to create networks of com- munities across the city, and get people involved in positive projects. Following the success in High St, she now plans to expand the con- cept and introduce it to locations across the city. To find out how you can grow an urban garden, visit www.urbanpantry. co.nz.
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