Central Leader : March 23rd 2011
5 CENTRAL LEADER, MARCH 23, 2011 NEWS KINGS_27X10 DEVELOPING THE INDIVIDUAL TALENTS OF EACH BOY....FOR LIFE We invite you to enjoy a morning at King's School and experience a typical day here. You are welcome any time between 9am and 11am at Gate 2, 258 Remuera Rd, Remuera. For more information please contact: Kirsty Higgs - Headmaster's Personal Assistant phone: (09) 520 7774 email: email@example.com website: www.kings.school.nz OPEN MORNING AT KING'S SCHOOL -- MARCH 30TH, 9am - 11am Best of Fresh for Less New L ynn -- Margan Ave Mon -- Sun 7.30am - 6.30pm Mt Roskill -- Frost Road Mon -- Sun 7.00am - 7.00pm Greenlane -- 1 Marewa Rd CL 23/3 All our fresh fruit and vegetables in store are clearly labelled for country of origin Mt Albert -- 955 New North Rd Mon -- Sun 7.30am - 7.00pm Mon -- Sun 7.30am - 6.30pm Winter Nellis Pears $1.99kg Truss Tomatoes $4.99kg Fancy Lettuce $1.79ea Navel Oranges $1.99kg Fresh Broccoli $1.99ea Red Seedless Grapes $4.99kg Round Beans $1.99bag Hass Avocados $1.99of 3 tray 300g Denise is a reluctant hero Helping hand: Tableside charity community director Denise Krum, centre, is set to receive the Kiwibank Auckland Local Hero medal tomorrow for making an outstanding contribution to the community. She is pictured with Julie Thornley, left, and Carlo Fiorentino, right, who received a garden makeover from the Tableside charity. Photo: JASON OXENHAM By RHIANNON HORRELL The woman behind a word-of- mouth charity which has helped a disabled Penrose couple rediscover their gar- den is up for an award. Greenlane resident Denise Krum has been named as one of 10 Aucklanders who will receive the Kiwibank Local Hero medal tomorrow as part of the New Zealander of the Year Awards 2011. Mrs Krum helped to organ- ise a garden makeover for Carlo Fiorentino and Julie Thornley, which has made a massive difference to their backyard. They were rolling out this carpet of weeds -- it was a transformation. I thought: Oh my god'. I love my gar- den,'' Mr Fiorentino says. He says it didn't take long to get the garden in order again and Ms Thornley was equally impressed. I couldn't believe what I was seeing. It was unreal,'' she says. The couple has lived in the area for 22 years after meet- ing in Hawkes Bay when Ms Thornley was 15. They were put in touch with Mrs Krum, the com- munity director of Tableside, about two years ago. The charity was started in 2007 by a group of Auck- landers who wanted to help people by helping and sup- porting each other. My husband and I felt this seed of discontent,'' Mrs Krum says of the charity's beginnings. We weren't sat- isfied unless we were going to do something deliberate to help. We wondered if other people in the area felt the same way.'' She says a network of young families grew and they started to work together. We provided the com- munity project opportunity but we were realistic about it.''She says the charity asks people to give an hour or two of their time on the weekend and kids are welcome to join in with the work. Mrs Krum says the Kiwibank award is a bit of a surprise. I think hero is a bit gran- diose. Heroes in my mind save lives. I'm humbled.'' She says the work that Tableside carries out helps to connect local families and make them feel included in the community. Even when we do projects, we have people approaching us to ask what we're doing. It's word of mouth and it rolls from there.'' Projects to date have included a small business makeover in Oranga, a neigh- bourhood group to tackle graffiti in the same suburb, language support and work- ing with One Tree Hill Col- lege, a community thanksgiv- ing feast in the area and a community vegetable garden for Migrant Support Services in Onehunga. See www.tableside.co. nz to see a video on volun- teer vision for Oranga.
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