Central Leader : January 9th 2013
www.centralleader.co.nz 7 CENTRAL LEADER, JANUARY 9, 2013 NEWS Supply & installation of quality timber flooring. Solid timber, veneers & laminates - new floors or restorations. Full Guarantees. Visit our showroom 9 Allens Road, East Tamaki (rear unit) Mon - Fri 9am-4pm & Sat 10.30am-1pm email firstname.lastname@example.org WINNER Timber Floor of the Year www.jhf.co.nz 0800 999 543 4957240AC Free Water Safety and Swim Lessons Would you like to feel safer and more con dent with your children around water this summer? Enrol in Wha-nau Nui today and have lots of fun while you learn with your child. Spaces are limited so phone one of these locations in your area to book your place. YMCA Swim School PANMURE 29 Lagoon Drive, Panmure (09) 570 9061 Swimsation MANGERE 14 Waddon Place, Mangere 09 257 4484 GLEN EDEN Waterhole Swim Centre, Parrs Park (09) 818 2312 West Coast Road, Glen Eden PONSONBY Pt Erin Pool, 94 Shelly Beach Road (09) 376 6863 For further details and other locations visit www.watersafe.org.nz 21-25 January 2013 Come aboard: The new Rainbow Warrior, pictured here leaving Rio de Janeiro, will be in Auckland this weekend and will welcome visitors aboard. Onboard the Warrior The new Rainbow War- rior is coming to Auck- land and lowering her gangplank for free tours onboard. The state-of-the-art sailing ship will be doc- ked at Princes Wharf, opposite the Maritime Museum, on January 12 and 13 so people of all ages can explore one of the most environmen- tally-friendly modern ships ever made. Greenpeace crew will be on deck to show peo- ple around, and there will be face painting and other surprises for the kids. Many Kiwis donated to the building of the new Rainbow Warrior so it s great to be able to show people what they made possible and give them a really fun family day out, says Bunny McDiarmid, executive director of Greenpeace New Zealand. At nearly 58 metres long, the innovative new Rainbow Warrior can sleep 32 people and cut through waves at 15 knots. The ship was made from donations given worldwide, including more than $300,000 from New Zealanders to fund the Rapid Response room, where activists and divers get ready to board inflatables to investigate, document or take action against environmental ills. The Rainbow Warrior has been the heart and soul of Greenpeace global campaigning for over 30 years. She s been raided, rammed, shot at and bombed but the spirit of the Rainbow Warrior is as strong as ever. New Zealanders have a connection to the Rain- bow Warrior not only because of her name- sake s past, but also of what she represents for our future, Ms McDiar- mid says. This ship is the embodiment of the direc- tion we need to move in. Her design is innovative, intelligent and stylish. She maximises efficiency and minimises pollution of our environment. The Rainbow Warrior will be continuing to do the same thing but in a smarter, brand spanking cleaner way. Visit rainbow-warrior. org.nz. Smoking prices up The first of four tobacco tax increases came in on January 1, seeing prices hike 10 per cent. Quitline says the price rise will really start to put the squeeze on smo- kers pockets with a standard 20 cigarette packet likely to cost around $16 -- up from $14.40. Even though most smokers have known the tobacco tax increase is coming, it will make it just that much harder and more expensive to continue to smoke. Quitline encourages smokers to get support to help them to quit smok- ing and stay quit. We know the more Quitline services a client uses, the higher their rate of success, chief executive Paula Snowden says. Smokers can pick and choose the support services that work best for them, including phone, email, blogs, text and online support. Call 0800-778-778 or visit quitline.org.nz.
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