Central Leader : March 30th 2011
10 CENTRAL LEADER, MARCH 30, 2011 NEWS 67 Ranfurly Rd (between Gillies Ave & Manukau Rd), Epsom, Auckland 1023. email@example.com www.realliving.co.nz EV CLQP3003 Phone Robyn Morton on 09 630 4379 or 021 845 524 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org At Epsom Village we're building our very own workshop that will be available for thoseresidentswholovetorepairthingsliketoysorhouseholditems,carryonwith their hobbies or just get together for a yarn. We're building raised garden beds so that anyone who is keen can enjoy their own freshly grown veggies. We know how important these personal interests are to good health and general wellbeing, and we're passionate about maintaining them for our residents. Visit our Open Home this Sunday April 3, 1-4pm Ifyou'refindingithardtoscaledownyourhomebecause you may lose the things you love to do, come and see what we're doing that makes Epsom Village so unique. Enhance your retirement lifestyle with the things you love to do. OPEN HOME SUNDAYAPRIL3,1PM-4PM Sa a d d i a ckla d! Ph pr m i d 30 April. Wi r will b draw a d c ac d by 2 May. J i w a d y 'll g i h draw wi 1 3 Ph 4 ! Wi Innovative Early Childhood Service Unique facility implementing the Reggio Emilia Approach from Italy 1438 Dominion Road Mt Roskill (09) 620 0817 www.peterpanchildcare.co.nz Council looks at rubbish collection By SCOTT MORGAN Charging for rubbish col- lection is one of the options being considered by the Auckland Council as it tries to combine seven systems for pick- ing up waste into one. Collection methods across the region vary, with some Aucklanders under a user-pays model, while others have a charge incorporated into their rates bill. It aims to reduce waste going into landfills by up to 40 percent, according to a council report. Mayor Len Brown told the council's regional development and opera- tions committee earlier this month that the changes will need com- munity input. Deputy mayor Penny Hulse says having the cost of rubbish collection included in rates is often a hidden cost''. People need to under- stand the cost of paying through rates is often more expensive than the user-pays option.'' Environment and sus- tainability forum chair- man Wayne Walker says creating more of a mar- ket for recycling would help. Albert-Eden-Roskill councillor Chris Fletcher says urgent action is needed to reduce waste. It's not a left or right thing. It's about doing the right thing for future generations.'' Changing bylaws and influencing legislative change are other options that could help the coun- cil gain more control over waste that is collected by private companies that ends up in landfills. Sharing the grief after quake loss Grieving: Debbie Cowell was devastated to lose her older sister in the Christchurch earthquake, just a year after their mother died of cancer. Photo: NICOLA MURPHY Heather Meadows ' Heather was always phoning her sisters and sending us little gifts all the time. She had a great sense of humour. ' Debbie Cowell By NICOLA MURPHY It's taken a month for the body of Christchurch quake victim Heather Meadows to be ident- ified. The death has left a huge hole'' in sister Debbie Cowell's life. It seems surreal,'' the Avondale resident says. I just feel empty.'' Ms Cowell now wants to get in contact with other Aucklanders who have been affected by the quake so they can sup- port each other. Ms Meadows was in the CTV building on February 22 when it was badly damaged by the earthquake. She lived in Woolston, southeast of the city cen- tre, and was in town for a doctor's appointment. Ms Cowell and her six siblings lost their mother to cancer on February 12 last year. Ms Cowell last saw her sister on Mothers' Day in 2010. The two became a lot closer after caring for their mother Mary before her death. After she died, Heather was always say- ing to me: I really miss mum, Deb','' Ms Cowell says. Ms Meadows, 65, was retired and had three adult children. Ms Cowell says she was a home-body and an absolute clean freak''. She was always phoning her sisters and sending us little gifts all the time. She had a great sense of humour.'' Ms Cowell found out last Wednesday that Ms Meadows' body had been formally identified. The 51-year-old is struggling with her grief and misses her sister ter- ribly. She got some clos- ure after attending the memorial service in Christchurch. Ms Cowell says talking to others who have been through similar exper- iences such as waiting to hear about loved ones could provide the sup- port and understanding they all need. There doesn't seem to be an end to it,'' she says. Email debbielcowell @hotmail.com. Notable occasion Mainly Music is cele- brating its 10th anniver- sary in May in Sandring- ham. The non-profit pre- school group provides educational sessions for children and their parents, and for those who are going through difficult times. The celebration will involve a morning tea from 10am to noon for those who have been associated with the cen- tre.Head along to the Salvation Army building at 218 Mt Albert Rd on May 28 or contact Janice on 634-8248 for details.
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