Central Leader : March 25th 2011
5 CENTRAL LEADER, MARCH 25, 2011 NEWS COMMUNITY HUB PUBLIC FORUM Notice is given of a public forum to be held in the Mt Albert Baptist Lounge, 730-732 New North Road, Mt Albert on Tuesday 5th of April, 7.30-9.00pm. The purpose is to share the initial ideas, hear your views and launch a public survey for a proposed building project on the site. The meeting will be secular in nature so as to be inclusive of the whole community. Light refreshments will be provided. All interested parties are welcome to attend. For further information, phone Arthur Warner on  849 2849. Speak with our trained consultants who will help you find the Tempur bed to suit your lifestyle needs We have some amazing in store specials on Tempur, but only for a limited time! 7/1 Wagener Place St. Lukes Mega Centre Ph: 846 8632 COME INTO BEDPOST ST. LUKES TO EXPERIENCE THE LATEST IN TEMPUR LIFESTYLE ADJUSTABLE BEDS! 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Cut the fizzy drink and improve the health of your family by placing a water-cooler in you home, and the rental is FREE!* Apart from a one-off $40 establishment fee, you only pay for the water you drink, delivered to your door, on a fortnightly basi A water-cooler in your home is the first step... and it's FREE!* Board seeks input on plan The Maungakiekie- Tamaki Local Board is keen to hear from the community about its aspirations, preferences and important issues as it puts together a three- year plan. Issues could include waterways and har- bours, the accessibility of community facilities, easy and safe public transport, good quality and affordable housing, striving for vibrant town centres and looking after the built and natural environment. A number of meetings are being held, including one on March 29 at the Onehunga Community House from 9am to 11am, one on April 8 at the Glen Innes Com- munity Hall from 12pm to 2pm and one on April 13 at the Oranga Com- munity Centre from 6pm to 8pm. You can also email maungakiekie.tamaki board@ aucklandcouncil. govt.nz or visit the Maungakiekie-Tamaki Local Board office at 7-13 Pilkington Rd, Panmure. Celebrating all things print The love of printed materials will be cele- brated at the St Paul St Gallery Print Fair later this week. The fair brings together presses, publishing groups, galleries, project spaces and individual artists to display their publishing projects. Creations on offer will include works on paper, artists' books and private press publications, design and typography works, experimental music and publications on art and design. The fair will be held on March 26 and 27 at the St Paul St Gallery Three, 39 Symonds St, corner of Mount St from 11am to 5pm. Happy to be on the 1st XV Oscar Kightley Kerre Woodham By SCOTT MORGAN What can mayor Len Brown's 1st XV of well- known Aucklanders achieve before the Rugby World Cup? While some may see it as something of a public relations exercise, the team members spoken to by the Central Leader feel it's a great oppor- tunity to help promote the city they love. The members are donating their time to the campaign. Talkback host Kerre Woodham says it's a chance to promote the wider Auckland region. People haven't come all this way to just sit in a stand. It's important everyone comes to this country and sees what we have to offer.'' She says it's an oppor- tunity to promote other parts of the city like Matakana and Great Barrier Island. The Grey Lynn resi- dent says it's important to focus on the positive aspects of the tourna- ment. You can either help make it happen or sit there and snipe. It's too important to fanny around with.'' But she says her talkback show isn't just going to be a promotional tool for cup organisers. It's not going to be a party political broadcast for the world cup.'' Entertainer Oscar Kightley, also of Grey Lynn, says he looks for- ward to promoting the tournament. It'll be the last big event New Zea- land has for a long time. Our job is to encourage people to be involved. We can show we're a really awesome inter- national city with a Pacific flavour.'' He says it wasn't a tough call to get involved. I already love Auck- land and love rugby so it wasn't a hard decision for me. My friends are sick of me talking about the world cup.'' And with the recent earthquakes in Christ- church, he says the cup becomes even more important. We could do with something to look for- ward to.'' Mr Brown says 1st XV members will assist with preparations for the tournament in a variety of ways. These include present- ations to business groups, writing newslet- ter columns and blogs and visiting schools and sports clubs. Essentially what we were looking for were people who were highly respected in their fields and could see the import- ance of showcasing the best Auckland has to offer during RWC 2011.'' Other members of the 1st XV are Auckland am- bassador Sir John Walk- er, Auckland Chamber of Commerce chief execu- tive Michael Barnett, TV producer Julie Christie, fashion designer Trelise Cooper, Emirates Team New Zealand managing director Grant Dalton, Masterchef judge Simon Gault, former All Blacks coach John Hart, broad- caster Carol Hirschfeld, former Silver Fern Ber- nice Mene, SkyCity man- aging director Nigel Mor- rison, former All Blacks captain Sir Wilson Whin- eray, league legend Ruben Wiki and record- ing artist J Williams.
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