Central Leader : March 23rd 2011
15 CENTRAL LEADER, MARCH 23, 2011 NEWS Huge Stocktake Sale Discounts on • Ezy dog collars, leads and harnesses • Selected collars and leads • Selected grooming products • Assorted cat toys • Assorted bird accessories • Bird cages • Selected beds • Selected premium petfood • Dog grooming now available 95 Coronation Road, Mangere Phone: 636 6732 40 Princes Street, Onehunga Phone: 636 6899 Easy wheelchair/pram access. Parking right outside the door. Mangere & Onehunga Veterinary Clinic Helping you care for your pets OPEN 7 DAYS PRINCIPAL SPONSOR RW_TEE0057_SUB Come in with family or friends and take advantage of these great deals! kidz!!* free go *Community Services card required Eye Examination $29* 109 Trafalgar St Onehunga 096363639 *Conditions Apply; Prescription cannot be taken away; Limited time only offer. ...WHEN YOU MENTION THIS AD 3526184AE 3590055AA Beginners Guide To Property Investing FREE 4-hour training workshops We do NOT have any property to sell you! We are NZ Property Investors who are passionate about teaching people just like you, how to secure your financial future through investing in NZ Real Estate. Let us show you: • How you can retire early and retire wealthy, even if you are starting with nothing • Why you can't rely on the Government to look after you in retirement • How to build a solid portfolio to create wealth, without risking everything • Strategies you can use if you can't get finance • Ways to buy property with no money down • How to leverage your time and money For FREE tickets to one of our upcoming Auckland training workshops, Register online at www.propertyapprentice.com/events.htm or call us on 09 5757736. www.lincolngreen.co.nz FREE ADMISSION • FREE PARKING Sunday March 27th 9am - 4pm Quality Hotel Lincoln Green / Function Centre 159 Lincoln Road, Henderson Grassroots fun unites a community Strumming away: Kaveinga Novea and the Hay Park Primary School ukulele orchestra are performing at the newly upgraded Molly Green Park as part of the People in Harmony Neighbourhood Day on March 26. Photo: JASON OXENHAM By HANNAH SPYKSMA One community is claiming back a local park for all the right reasons. Mt Roskill south will be celebrating both Neighbour- hood Day and Race Relations Week in style, with a grassroots community festi- val at Molly Green Park this Saturday. Police used to call this space a black spot in the com- munity and locals have just said they've got to change this perception,'' event co- organiser Michael Smith says. The area was considered by the Roskill South community as unsafe for children to play in for several years and has had ongoing issues with coun- cil bylaws being breached. This, coupled with the tragic death of a young boy at Molly Green Park in 2008, has been a reason to work towards turning the sub- urban area into a positive community space. There have been small changes over time, it's never going to happen overnight.'' He says local people are taking ownership of the park through being empowered to work together and that's what the Neighbourhood Day is about. A range of food and craft stalls and stage performance performances are on from noon until 5pm. The 20 acts range from school groups to the likes of rapper Young Sid. Mr Smith says the stage will give local groups a chance to showcase their talents in keeping with the grassroots spirit of the event. One group which is back for its second year of perform- ance is the Hay Park Primary School ukulele orchestra. The kids are very enthusi- astic and talented and excited to be playing,'' teacher Sandy Rai says. Hay Park Primary, which is within walking distance of Molly Green, helped come up with designs for recent upgrades to the grounds. Ms Rai says the park and the neighbourhood day pro- vide a place for people to con- nect. This is a fantastic launching pad for the com- munity.'' Support for the festival has from all corners of the sub- urb, with people of all differ- ent backgrounds pitching in to give the day a local flavour. It's something special for our community -- if you live in Roskill South then you're proud of that,'' Roskill Com- munity Network member Bronwyn Guptill says. Ms Guptill has been help- ing to organise the event since October last year.
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