Manukau Courier : November 12th 2010
6 MANUKAU COURIER, NOVEMBER 12, 2010 NEWS You could be eligible for FREE Home Insulation NOW! Check list: · Do you live in Counties Manukau? · Was your home built before 1st January 2000? · Do you have a Community Services card? · Do you own your own home or rent privately? (NOT a Housing New Zealand home) · Do you have any children (under 14) or older adults (over 65) living in the household? ı] riority will be given to families with children and older adults with ongoing health problems related to living in cold and damp houses. To see if you qualify, complete the check list... If you answered yes to all of the questions, Call for an application form NOW! Phone 09 262 9583 Brought to you by: G t di thi k d EATING RIGHT INOURSPECIALISSUE:• Theincreasinglyfineartofshopping, cooking and eating • • The c razy world of experimental junk food • How our herbal drink Ch'i came to be Gone Fishin'sGraemeSinclaironthegoodlife SUBSCRIBE TO THE SUNDAY STAR-TIMES AND SAVE! Ph: 0800 SUNDAY (0800 786 329) SUNDAY MAGAZINE Special food issue. Plus Countdown to Summer! Buy Sunday Star-Times from Countdown, Woolworths and Fo andgointhedrawtowinan awesome Summer prize. ESCAPE The best of travel, food, wellbeing and entertainment. ■ Captain's table -- Setting sail on a culinary voyage. ■ Get Growing -- Lynda Hallinan returns with her weekly gardening column. ■ Pop stars -- Top French champagnes under $1 ■ Why we've forgotten how to buy, cook and even eat food. ■ Gone Fishin's Graeme Sinclair on the good life. ■ Extreme snacking -- The crazy world of experimental junk food. ■ How our herbal drink Ch'i came to be. Lost girl's mum contacts police By DAVID TAURANGA The mother of a two-year-old girl who was abandoned in the Otara town cen- tre has now made contact with police. The shy little girl was discovered by police standing outside of the McDonald s in Otara around noon last Saturday. She was then taken to the Manukau police station but after her parents failed to pick her up Child Youth and Family were contacted and a caregiver was arranged to look after her. Child protection team detective sergeant Sharon Price says police are investigating the incident and have several lines of inquiry to follow. We have spoken to the mother of the girl and also another relative, she says. It is too early to determine whether this incident could incur criminal charges. When spoken to by police the little spoke about mum and what officers interpreted as the name Kieran . Child Youth and Family northern regional director Grant Bennett says the little girl is still with caregivers and is safe and well. Mr Bennett says she will remain with caregivers until a thorough assessment of her situation is com- pleted into whether or not she can safely be returned to her family. Child, Youth and Family has had some historical involvement with this girl s siblings, but not the little girl herself. Call police on 353-0033 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800-555-111 if you have any infor- mation about the abandonment. Student lives the dream A Manukau student is one of 20 teenagers from around the country selected to attend a prestigious event. Nicholas Mabey from King s Col- lege was selected by the Royal Society of New Zealand to attend Realise the Dream from December 5 to 11. The high school students were nominated based on an outstanding piece of science research or technol- ogical development they had under- taken this year. Nicholas was selected for his Transformer Robot project. He and the other students have won an adventure from Auckland to Wellington, stopping at top science and technology organisations. They will also participate in a workshop teaching them to upskill in communication and research pro- motion. The event finishes with an awards function where cash scholarships and travel grants will be announced. The student who takes home the $7000 supreme award will receive the Prime Minister s Future Scien- tist prize of $50,000 to support their tertiary education and a trip to the European Union Young Scientist competition in Finland.
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