Manukau Courier : November 11th 2010
5 MANUKAU COURIER, NOVEMBER 11, 2010 NEWS 6 GREAT SOUTH RD, TAKANINI * SPRING ROSES Bush & Climbers ....$20 * Stunning POTTED COLOURS only $1 * ENGLISH RHODODENDRONS Large growing suitable for Auckland ....$20 ICEBERG Std Rose ................$35 Griselinia hedge ........ $2, $5, $10 Fruit Trees avail from ............$28 RHUBARBS...............$5, $9, $10 Veges & Flower seedlings ... $1, $3 Lavenders ..... $2.50, $5, $7, $14 Camellias ................. $4, $7, $17 Queen Palm..............$5, $9, $19 Basil, Cucumber, Capsicum, Chilli, Courgette, Melons, Kumi kumi ..$2 ICE-Plant 6Vars ......................$3 KUMARA Red (bundle of 25s)....$5 Strawberries...............$3, $4, $7 Chunky Scented Gardenias.$3, $8 OLIVE J5 1.2m - 1.4m only ......$5 NSW Waratahs, Protea, Leucadendron from ...............$14 GRAFTED Tomatoes ............$7,$9 Huge Ranges of BIG TREES from2m,4m&6m TOMATOES........... $1, $2, $3, $8 Magnolia Little Gem .2m+ only ....................................$50 Deciduous: Maples, Magnolia Gleditsia, Crabapple etc Yucca Elephanttipes.................$9 ($10 Canes) We will provide wholesale quotes for large jobs On Great South Road 200m north of the Takanini motorway junction. 8am-5pm 7 days We Deliver Throughout Auckland 09 264 0671 THE PLANT MARKET Church rejoices through hardship By DAVID TAURANGA Holy hundred: St Luke's Anglican Church in Manurewa is celebrating its centenary but Reverend Father Ross Browne says a lack of income could force the congregation to make some difficult decisions or face a possible closure. Photo: SHANE WENZLICK Its congregation might be small but that hasn t stopped St Luke s from making a huge impact on its com- munity. The Anglican church in Manurewa is celebrating its 100th birthday this week with a number of events organised to mark the momentous milestone. But while parishioners are happily celebrating the church s centenary they are also keeping a mindful eye on its future. The way St Luke s operates might have to change drasti- cally because the church s income doesn t cover its day- to-day costs, let alone a list of much-needed renovations. Reverend Father Ross Browne says St Luke s is a small congregation of up to 50 people who are trying to make the ends meet . It is essentially a group of grandparents who are on fixed incomes and do not have families living in Manurewa, he says. There is no natural flow- on effect of new members coming in from those families and when new folk arrive they re usually on fixed incomes too. As well as covering the daily costs the church is also trying to raise around $300,000 to cover the renovations bill. The church provides a range of services to the Manurewa community in- cluding a food bank, budget- ing service and daycare ser- vice to name a few. St Luke s is also one of few parishes where tikanga Pakeha, Maori and Pasifika branches of the Anglican church meet, Mr Browne says. The church is also used by the Holy Catholic Apostolic Assyrian Church of the East who have no building of their own to meet in. So the buildings get a fair usage but the people who use the buildings are not people with much money conse- quently. The church s hall is hired out to a dance school and Weight Watchers but the income generated is still not nearly enough to cover costs. But Mr Browne is adamant St Luke s will not close and it is by no means a dismal end of the world situation . We will just have to make some tough decisions about how we handle the future. What concerns me the most is that this little congre- gation has a great heart and spent a lot of time and effort being of service to their com- munity. Time to celebrate Centenary celebrations for St Luke's Anglican Church in Manurewa are now under way and will run until Sunday. Tomorrow night will see a reunion mix-and- mingle for past and present congregation members, starting at 7pm. There is a $15 charge. On Saturday morning, a whakatau service will be delivered by Te Ruka Tapu, the Tikanga Maori branch of St Luke's, from 9.30am. Then at 1pm the Webb's Antique Roadshow will be appraising items. On Sunday, the main communion service for the centenary will be held at 9am. It will be followed by a meal at the Manurewa Cosmopolitan Club on Alfriston Rd at noon. There is a $20 charge. Displays covering St Luke's 100-year history can be viewed at the church from 9am to 4.30pm this week. Call St Luke's Anglican Church on 266-5266 or email st---lukes@ xtra.co.nz for details. Xmas park proceeds Funds raised at this year s Christmas in the Park concerts will go to help make beaches safer over summer. Surf Life Saving New Zealand, celebrating its centenary this year, will benefit from the free con- certs in Auckland and Christchurch. All pro- ceeds from donations and sales of light sticks and Santa hats will go to help the work of more than 3500 lifesavers in 73 clubs across the country. Chief executive Grant Florence says clubs around Auckland will spend more than $100,000 on maintaining their inflatable rescue boats this summer. Surf lifesavers in Christchurch need $130,000 to replace IRB engines and to restore and upgrade clubhouses damaged in the earth- quake. Christmas in the Park is on December 11 at the Auckland Domain.
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