Manukau Courier : November 4th 2010
5 MANUKAU COURIER, NOVEMBER 4, 2010 NEWS Gentle Quality Dentistry 140 Chapel Rd, Botany Downs www.chapelparkdental.co.nz 272 8488 Accepting Bookings Now Open late nights and weekends Emergency care at normal rates Braces / teeth straightening Free ACC Estimates Free Treatment for under 18 yrs Interest Free finance Dr Debbie CHIU BDS (Otago) Member of NZDA Dr Teresa Brinkley Super goldcard holders welcome If you were in the care of the State before 1992 and have concerns about your experiences .... You now have the chance to be heard, in confidence, by a panel of qualified people who will be visiting your area. Talking with the Panel will provide an opportun for you to share your concerns. The Panel will listen and where needed a tailored package of assistance can be offered. State care includes children's homes, foster ca the special education sector, health camps and other residential health facilities. For more information call our freephone: 0800 356 567 visit www.listening.govt.nz or write to us at PO Box 5939 Lambton Quay, Wellington 6145. are, Some memories never fade. CONFIDENTIAL LISTENING & ASSISTANCE SERVICE An independent agency supported by the Department of Internal Affairs AFF10067 nity Legends Of Swing featuring Queen City Big Band with vocalist Lloyd Kyd Sunday 7th November 2.30pm 'A tribute to the great bands & vocalists of the Swing era' Frank Sinatra Bobby Darin Count Basie Duke Ellington Tickets from Ticketek & Hawkins Theatre -Papakura In Advance: Adults $10 Seniors, Students $7 On Door: Adults $15 Seniors, Students $10 (09) 297 7712 www.hawkinstheatre.co.nz 3127674AA PROMPT MAT REPAIR SERVICE Clarks Trampolines Balmoral Swings & Slides Trampoline & Swing Factory Hours: Mon-Fri 8.30am to 5pm, Sat 9am to 12 noon 890 Great South Rd, PENROSE Ph 579 5090 Fax 579 5092 www.trampoline.co.nz LAY BY FOR CHRISTMAS Marae to elect new trustees A new board of trustees for Manurewa Marae will be elected on Sun- day. Anyone on the elect- oral roll who lives in Manurewa is eligible to vote for the 11 cand- idates vying for the nine places on the board. Those standing for re- election include Freda Evans, Rangi McLean, Rose Whaiapu and Tametame Wiremu. Newcomers are Faen- za Bryham, Martin Coo- per, Damon Heke, Ke- leigh Henare, Nadine Inia, Samantha Lundon and Purcell Turner. The candidate list and profiles will be displayed on the marae notice- boards. Voting runs from 8am to noon. All votes must be made in person at the marae at 81 Finlayson Ave. Voters' eligibility will be checked by the returning officer before voting papers are issued. Call 267-8768 or email matukutureia@manu rewamarae.co.nz for more information. Sewer network gets upgrade to cater for area growth Preliminary work has started on upgrading a sewer net- work serving south Auckland. Watercare's south-western interceptor sewer extension project at Manukau's Wattle Farm Reserve has begun. Contractors are now establishing the Wattle Farm worksite at the start of work aimed at reducing sewer overflows and catering for the booming growth in the area. Watercare principal engin- eer Stewart Sanders says they will replace the existing pumping station in Wattle Farm Reserve. A new rising main will be installed from the station to Innismara Drive and a grav- ity main to connect it to the existing sewer. These works are import- ant in that they provide for significant urban expansion in the Manukau and Papa- kura districts,'' Mr Sanders says. The area cannot be fully developed without extensions and improvements to the existing Watercare wastewater network,'' he says. Originally built in 1960, the southern inceptor and major pumping station at Wattle Farm Reserve replaced the wastewater oxi- dation ponds that served the Manurewa area. With rapid growth in the area, the southwestern inter- ceptor sewer was needed to relieve the flow in the south- ern sewer. Both sewers service south Auckland and convey wastewater to the Mangere wastewater treatment plant. The sewer extension proj- ect is due to be completed in March 2012. Rules to ensure a safe Guy Fawkes Safety first: Phil Faidley wants the community to enjoy a safe Guy Fawkes. Photo: SIMON WATTS By KRISTINA RAPLEY The Fire Service is urging people to be safe with fire- works this week. Guy Fawkes is always a high risk time for people and property despite a drop in fires and injuries in recent years, Counties Manukau fire safety officer Phil Faid- ley says. Please take care when letting off fireworks this year. Better still, attend one of the organised fireworks displays in your com- munity.'' Restricting sale of fire- works to four days and rais- ing the purchase age to 18 has significantly reduced callouts since regulations changed in 2007. Senior fire risk manager George Stephens says last year firefighters had the fewest calls since official records began in 1996. And I know that fire crews are looking forward to more of the same this year,'' he says. Safety tips for fire- works: Read and understand the instructions on fireworks before using them Read them by torchlight instead of a naked flame Light them in a wide open area away from anything else that could catch fire and never light them inside Fireworks, alcohol and drugs are a dangerous com- bination Never let a child light fire- works Keep a bucket of water or a hose nearby Keep all fireworks in the box or bag until you are ready to use them If one of your fireworks doesn't go -- dispose of it safely -- never attempt to relight it Burns should be put under cold running water for at least 20 minutes Fireworks are noisy -- con- sider your neighbours.
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