Central Leader : January 26th 2010
10 CENTRAL LEADER, JANUARY 26, 2011 NEWS • Cruise the magnificent Kaipara Harbour from Shelly Beach to Pouto Point • Spend time ashore at the Historic Marine Settlement at Pouto Point • Swim, sunbathe, fish or explore the many miles of white sandy beaches • Remote bays, spectacular sand dunes, history and ecology • Informative commentary • Trip duration 8 hours CRUISING THE KAIPARA $35 Anniversary Weekend Special 29,30, 31 Jan Also 12, 13 Feb Day Trip to Pouto Point PH 09 420 8466 • Adult $35 • Child $15 Bookings Essential Day trips by boat/bus to Dargaville. Departs Feb/March $120 pp. Phone for free brochure 3137093AQ Enjoy the confidence that comes from choosing personalised service. You deserve peace of mind eyecare and beautiful, quality eyewear. Relax ... your eyes are taken care of. Are you looking for an Optometrist you can trust? Phone us today on 5251516 Cnr Great South Rd & Rockfield Rd Greenlane Jenny Ogier - Optometrist 3140941AD call 0800 go girl today 0800 754 663 Call or visit • Contours Glen Innes - above Nosh on 123B Apirana Ave • Contours Greenlane - 520 Great South Road. And get $100 o selected gym memberships Expires 31 January 2011 Terms and conditions apply You can trust St John Only St John medical alarms connect directly to St John and are installed by uniformed St John staff. Call 0800 50 23 23 for more information. STJOHN0910 J.WEIR AT NEW PREMISES 24 Hill Street Onehunga Ph 376 0088 Fax 634 6408 mob 027 296 2156 24hour Ser vice Auckland & Waiheke Traditionally Serving for 122 years 3167772AD Free Range CHICKENS Usually $13.44kg NOW HOURS Mon-Fri 7.30am-5.30pm Saturday 7am-2pm SUNDAY CLOSED www.clarksorganicbutchery.co.nz 356 West Coast Rd Glen Eden Auckland 818 6526 $9.99kg Council plays possum in Three Kings By HANNAH SPYKSMA Out of control pests have left a Three Kings woman fed up that no one can help with the problem on her suburban property. In the space of one week, Summer Ioelu caught nine possums in her small back- yard late last year. The area is just bigger than the size of a trampoline and when she ran out of room to bury the possums in her yard, she had to put the dead animals in the rubbish. They were pooing on my deck and flies were every- where. I have two small chil- dren and it's not good for them. I've asked the council many times if they can help me out and they're just not listening.'' When Ms Ioelu rang to ask for advice, the Auckland Council told her no one could help because the problem was occurring on private land. However, her house is next to Winstones Quarry and Big King Reserve. The regional pest manage- ment strategy states that when a property borders a park, the council will step in to help deal with pests. Auckland Council parks volunteer co-ordinator David Bowden says he wasn't aware of the issue and was sur- prised at the reaction Ms Ioelu received. If I'd have known about this problem, I would have gone around to her house myself. I apologise to Ms Ioelu.'' But he also adds that at present, the system for deal- ing with complaints regard- ing pests is really ad hoc''. We used to hire out equip- ment for catching possums but we don't really have the set-up to do that at the moment.'' Some arrangements are in place for monitoring and eradicating the animals. During the past five years, Auckland Regional Council initiatives have trapped close to 400 possums in city parks. Mr Bowden says the marsupials are more preva- lent in urban areas than many people imagine. They find suburban areas quite seductive because of the amount of fruit trees and food growing in backyards.'' The pest management strategy is being updated for the Auckland Council. It says the council will undertake significant con- trol operations against possums'' in the 2010-2011 financial year. It includes management and monitoring programmes. Martial arts enrolments Enrolments have opened for Dragon Origin's classes this term with wushu instructor Willie Ying. Training involves basic martial arts along with weaponry and acro- batics that can develop into stunt acting and choreography training once an intermediate level of skill is acquired. There will also be sessions in san shou kick-boxing. Classes are at 772 New North Rd, Mt Albert. Phone Mr Ying on 021-1069-566 or visit www.dragonorigin.co.nz for more information.
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