Central Leader : February 2nd 2011
4 CENTRAL LEADER, FEBRUARY 2, 2011 NEWS K8 RW_AK8 RW K8 W AK8 8 RW AK8 R A W A RW W M 9WM 9WM M M 449_W 9_W W 449 44 44 44 1 1 1 RW _AK8730_CL_R Auckland isthmus inorganic collection For those residents who live in the Auckland isthmus area, your inorganic collection runs from February to the end of June. Residents will receive an inorganic collection leaflet in their letterboxes three to five days before the collection is due to start in their area. The leaflet will advise residents when to place rubbish out on the kerbside and what can and cannot be placed out for collection. Any inorganic rubbish found on the kerbside before the notified time is classed as illegal dumping and could attract a $400 fine, so please wait for your area's leaflet to be delivered before placing your rubbish out. All rubbish that is placed out on the kerbside by the householder is the responsibility of the householder until the point of pick up. Find out more: phone 09 379 2020 or visit www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/inorganic Then get a Diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering with MIT. APPLY NOW FOR FEBRUARY 2011 For a complete list of programmes, or for more information contact: 0800 62 62 52 • www.manukau.ac.nz firstname.lastname@example.org The only tertiary institute in Auckland offering this Diploma Specialise in: - Computer and Network Engineering - Electrical Engineering - Electronics Engineering Two years full-time or part-time study options available Want to become an Electrical, Electronics or Computer Technician? Electronics Engineering Specialisation now offered at MIT's Queen Street Campus 7700 MIT00145 Centenarian's still sharp at her age Birthday girl: Royal Oak Court resident Eulalie Wright is the first person in her resthome to reach 100. Ms Wright spent much of her life overseas after growing up in Australia. Photo: JASON OXENHAM By RHIANNON HORRELL Beyond the smile and easy-going nature, Eulalie Wright makes no secret of the fact that she's been independent most of her life. The sprightly Royal Oak resident turns 100 today and is reflecting on her achievements. I've been in New Zealand quite a few years, my hometown is in Aust- ralia.'' She was born in New South Wales in 1911. When I was able to get out and about I went overseas. I really don't have any homeland. My mother died when she was just 35 of tuberculosis. We were only tiny tots. My father was English -- he was a jeweller. Our father just walked off so our grandparents took us in. They were elderly then. There were three of us girls and I was the sec- ond child. My grandmother had 11 children of her own,'' she says. Ms Wright lived with them in the Blue Mountains and left home aged 14. It was a good place but not like a family life. I've been around the world since then -- to England, Germany and Austria. In those days you could go and get work but these days you need a visa.'' She also spent time working for the Returned Services, caring for those injured in World War One. When I went to work I had no education -- there was nothing much in those days for young folk like myself.'' In the lead-up to 1939 Ms Wright was one of many travellers in Eng- land advised to head home for fear of another war. There were a lot of people stranded there from the first one. I packed up and came home.'' She also spent time in America and travelled to Oregon. I was there a couple of years. I would still be there if it wasn't for the currency drop. I loved my time in the States.'' In later life Ms Wright has been based in Mt Roskill surrounded by the company of many good friends. I've been wonderfully cared for. I had a fall at 98 and my friends took care of me.'' Royal Oak Court manager Annette Wright says the centen- arian is very sharp and always posi- tive. Nothing's ever a bother. She's pretty self sufficient and she's good with people.'' Ms Wright says Annette told her to stick around to see 100. That's no problem with me, these things happen to you. The age doesn't count. I'm the first one to reach 100 -- they've started putting up balloons. I don't want anything big. I enjoy sitting and reading -- I never had the time before but now I do.'' Ms Wright has two nephews in Australia.
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