Manukau Courier : November 11th 2010
19 MANUKAU COURIER, NOVEMBER 11, 2010 NEWS Personal Loans from $700 - $20000+ Cars & Boats Weddings Holidays Yes we can use your household furniture as security! FREE Family Movie Pass with this voucher Valid October & November 2010 Bring this Advert for Tickets - Conditions Apply Ph0508105010 www.yesfinance.co.nz 6 Sharkey St Manukau For more help and information, call 0508 TRUE COST from 8.30am to 5pm Monday to Friday, txt BOSS to 244* or visit www.truecost.govt.nz When buying a car, have the knowledge and power to get the best deal for you and your family -- remember 3 things: Check the true cost This is the total amount you'll pay. Add up the cash price plus the total interest, extra fees, insurance and warranty costs. Check out the competition Compare the price with other car yards and online. Also compare finance prices -- look around for the best credit deal for you. Negotiate a deal Ask the dealer and your lenders about the fees and discuss lower interest. Take time to think it over. 1.2.3. *Texts cost up to 20 cents. Y&R/MCA0014/H & Business enterprise Advertising Feature FROM Page 18 Top Mobile: In Hunters Corner with another branch in the Auckland CBD. one-year warranty, while phones are covered by standard three-month warranties. You can purchase sim cars for Vodafone and 2 Degrees at Top Mobile, as well as top ups for all mobile service providers -- Telecom, Vodafone and 2 Degrees. Top Mobile undertakes all mobile phone repairs -- unlocking phones brought in from overseas is their most frequent request. They can also change the LCD and housing on your phone and repair speakers and software. Established for six years, Top Mobile is located at 6 East Tamaki Rd, Hunters Corner, Papatoetoe - phone 278-8083. A second store is in the CBD at 184 Karangahape Rd - phone 307-8188. Both stores are open 10am-6pm Mondays to Fridays and 10am-4pm Saturdays. Guy Fawkes 'uneventful' By DAVID TAURANGA After expecting the worst the New Zealand Fire Service was pleased this year's Guy Fawkes celebrations were pretty uneventful''. The service had anticipated an increase in fire-related calls because of Guy Fawkes but the number of actual calls was sig- nificantly less than in 2009. This year's celebrations were largely confined to just the Friday and Saturday whereas last year Guy Fawkes fell on a Thursday and spanned over four days. But the average number of fire-related calls in Auckland still rose this year -- from 34 to around 108 on November 5 and 6. Nationally fire-related calls rose from an average of 120 a day to about 275 over the same period. Senior fire risk management officer George Stephens says initial reports also stated the imported tonnage of fireworks was twice that of 2009 which gave us a few concerns''. However, it would appear at this stage those fears were unfounded as it looks like our communities have been respon- sible,'' he says. The only injury that's been brought to my attention unofficially was a young boy who sustained minor facial burns after being mischievous with fireworks. We had the whole weekend to deal with fireworks but it's looking like there is nothing sig- nificant to report. This is very pleasing.'' Mr Stephens says having a responsible community helped as did having kind weather''. There was plenty of moisture in and around the region over Guy Fawkes. It's also probable other low level incidents did occur, like near-misses or minor- burns, but the service hears only of the worst case scenarios. Assistant national com- mander Brian Butt says since changes to fireworks reg- ulations in 2007 the service has seen a noticeable drop in calls to fireworks-related incidents. In those days before 2007 we used to bring extra firefighters into the larger centres to crew spare appliances and deal with the mayhem. These days Guy Fawkes is very much business as usual,'' Mr Butt says. We are able to easily handle the extra work with the crews already on duty.''
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