Central Leader : March 2nd 2011
4 CENTRAL LEADER, MARCH 2, 2011 NEWS 67 Ranfurly Rd (between Gillies Ave & Manukau Rd), Epsom, Auckland 1023. firstname.lastname@example.org www.realliving.co.nz EV CLQP0203 Epsom Village is a boutique retirement community, proudly focused on lifestyle. Our residents enjoy independent living in very private apartments, as well as active social lives within the friendly community. We're also proud of our latest addition, our brand new Wellness Centre. This is where our village nurse attends to private health needs, and daily specialists supply those little extras like pedicures, massage and natural remedy advice. You are invited to join us this Sunday for nibbles and bubbly! We'd like to invite you to our Summer Garden Soiree this weekend to share our hospitality, chat with village residents and celebrate the opening of our new Wellness Centre. There will be live music, and a selection of homes will be open for viewing, so that you can see first hand what Epsom Village has to offer. You could also win a Summer Food Hamper just by attending! Don't miss out on what promises to be a wonderful afternoon. Phone Robyn Morton on 09 630 4379 or 021 845 524 If you are considering your retirement choices, whynotcometoourVillageSummerGarden Soiree, Sunday March 6, from 2pm -- 4pm 75 WORLD CLASS ACTS OVER 19 DAYS IN AUCKLAND For more details on ticketing and venues visit www.aucklandfestival.co.nz RW _TEE0061_SUB Politicians face sharks for Seaweek Jaws: Auckland councillor Cathy Casey's close encounter with sand tiger sharks is one she says is a tick off her ''bucket list''. She and three other politicians spent around half an hour in the tanks at Kelly Tarltons as part of the Seaweek 2011 launch. By HANNAH SPYKSMA Shark bait were the two words on the minds of some of Auckland s key politicians on Monday evening. Albert-Eden-Roskill coun- cillor Cathy Casey was one of the brave volunteers who offered to to be thrown in with the sand tiger sharks at Kelly Tarltons for the 2011 Seaweek launch. It was great fun. There was lots of banter going on but the sharks aren t aggress- ive -- it was just a really inter- esting perspective to look at things from, Dr Casey says. Other game politicians to climb in the cage were Green MP Gareth Hughes and Auckland councillors Cameron Brewer and Michael Goudie. While no humans were harmed in this event, Seaweek organisers hope the stunt will draw attention to issues surrounding ocean management. It s a chance to remind people it s all of our respons- ibility to look after the oceans. There s no one agency for protecting the sea, co- ordinator Mels Barton says. In Auckland we are sur- rounded by water and in some respects it dominates our lives. What every individual does in their day to day life has an effect on the marine environment. One key concern for Auck- land isthmus is stormwater management. Oil and clean- ing products which are tipped in drains can end up pollut- ing water of the harbours. Rubbish dropped on city streets contributes to clogged water ways -- cigarette butts can eventually end up on Rangitoto s shoreline. A coastal clean-up of Rangitoto Island on Decem- ber 6, held by Sustainable Coastlines, collected an astonishing 201,003 pieces of litter. The results show the scale of how much rubbish enters the harbour from the suburbs of Auckland through the storm drains and water- ways, Sustainable Coast- lines co-founder Sam Judd says. As well as raising aware- ness for ocean management, Seaweek is an opportunity to celebrate the more optimistic side of New Zealand s con- nection to the water. The theme for this year is Back to the Future! The cul- ture, history and traditions of the sea -- kia kaha tangata moana. We are all here because of the sea. That s how we ve all arrived. Maori came by waka and Europeans ancestors came by boat too, Ms Barton says. It s our link to the past and another important aspect leading into that is food. Maori and Europeans all fished from the sea and those traditions continue with a strong Kiwi culture of picnics and barbecues by the beach. Visit www.seaweek.co.nz to find out more about what events are happening in your area and www.sustainable coastlines.org to find out about how to get involved with upcoming coastal clean-ups.
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