Central Leader : April 6th 2011
13 CENTRAL LEADER, APRIL 6, 2011 NEWS 3581988AN DREAM DESIGN DELIVER DREAM KITCHENS that won't cost the earth 100% NZ MADE Phone: 09 836 3848 www.dreamkitchen.co.nz Come visit us at our showroom & factory 5 Brick St, Henderson. Mon-Fri 7.30am-5.00pm • Designer and Budget Kitchens • All in 16mm MDF • Kitchen Sinks and Accessories • Benchtops • Custom Builds We also specialise in • Wardrobe • Vanities • Storage Units Independent Presbyterian Education for Years 7-13 Student Enrolment 2012 DT% T% DT% DT D DT% DT% DT% % D SAINT KENTIGERN COLLEGE Phone 09 577 0703 or Email: email@example.com www.saintkentigern.com Discover the bene ts of an Independent Education. Applications are now invited for enrolment at Saint Kentigern College in 2012. Years 7 and 9 are the main intake years but applications at other levels will also be considered where places are available. JOIN US FOR A CAMPUS TOUR Wednesday 13 April 4pm Parents of prospective students are invited to join us for a guided tour of the campus to discover the bene ts of an Independent Education. Learn about the programmes we o er students in Years 7-13, including details of the International Baccalaureate Diploma o ered as an alternative quali cation. Please register to attend. 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Inset: The artona martini efetov moth. Main photo: VANITA PRASAD Bamboo-eating caterpillars are munching their way through gardens in Auckland. In the past week, the Agricul- ture and Forestry Ministry has received 48 calls from Auckland residents who have been affec- ted by the caterpillars and the bamboo moths they turn into. MAF says many of the calls are from west Aucklanders. One of them is Titirangi resi- dent Kirsty Grigg whose home has been covered by the bugs. She says the caterpillars took less than a week to destroy the bamboo along her driveway. One night we heard a rus- tling in the bamboo and we thought there was a cat in there but that's just how many of them were there. It's like a plague.'' Miss Grigg says the cater- pillars started coming into her home after they destroyed the bamboo. She says there are now thousands around her house. Once they get on the move they are a real pain. They float through the air and get on to everything -- we've been on lock-down with all the windows shut.'' She says the while the bugs haven't eaten anything but bamboo they are a nuisance because of their residue. That yellow stuff that comes out them is the grossest part. On the worst day I spent an hour-and-a-half going around the house trying to clean off the yellow stains.'' Miss Grigg says in the six years she has been living at the property she has never encountered the problem before. We called MAF and they told us to get an exterminator in but they told us the bugs would probably be back next year.'' A MAF spokesperson says while the moth is a nuisance they pose no threat to native plants and trees. She says some people have an allergic reaction to the cater- pillars so people should avoid touching them to prevent an itchy skin rash. If you develop a rash talk to your doctor or seek medical attention.'' New Zealand Arthropod Col- lection technician Leonie Clunie says people need to target the pupae cases to get rid of the moths. She says they arrived in Whangarei from Asia in 1996 and have spread as far as Ham- ilton. Ball and auction A glamorous night of musical entertainment is on offer at this year's WONS charity ball. The fundraising event for the charity, which promotes health issues like cervical screening, is on May 6 at the SkyCity Convention Centre. The event includes a three-course meal, drink on arrival, charity auc- tion and dancing until late. WONS health promot- ers and nurses go into communities in need and work predominantly with Maori, Pacific and Asian women who find it hard to access health care screening. The auction features a holiday in Phuket, travel within New Zealand and a signed Sir Paul McCartney guitar. Visit www.iticket.co. nz/events/2011/may/ wons-2011-charity-ball to buy tickets.
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