Manukau Courier : November 18th 2010
5 MANUKAU COURIER, NOVEMBER 18, 2010 NEWS HOT BUYS SALE Browns Bay • Hobsonville Glen Eden • Remuera Pakuranga Offers valid until 22nd November, while stocks last. Triple Fly Buyy ys ssss s s s On purchases over $50! Ti plus plu s SUMMER WEEKEND FOUR FOR $2000 $7.99 EA Garden X Compost Condition and improve soil structure with this top performing compost. 40 Litre. 139157 ONLY $262 WAS $3.49 Herbs Assorted Fresh is best! Plant or refresh your herb garden with our range of quality herbs. 100mm pot. 40 25% OFF HOT BUY ONLY $262 WAS $3.49 Growfresh Veg Cell Pack A wide range of varieties to choose from. 6 large plants per pack. 101100 25% OFF ONLY $262 Growflora Flower Cell Packs Instantly brighten up the garden with NZ's widest range of quality punnets. 10120025% OFF WAS $3.49 SINGLE POT SINGLE POT SINGLE POT Institute of Applied Lear ning Call 0800-300-310 And our team will show you how You want to work as an Administrator or Office Manager OR Work in an Office as a Computer whiz Start before Xmas IN BRIEF Suicide service Friends and family members lost to suicide will be remembered at candlelight ceremony in Grey Lynn on Sunday. The non-denominational service is being organised by Solace Support Group, an organisation offering group peer support to those who have experienced the loss of a loved one to suicide. It's open to anyone who wants to remember a loved one lost to suicide from throughout the wider Auckland region. People are invited to bring a photograph for the Remembrance Table. The candlelight ceremony has been running for more than 10 years. It's on at St Columba Church and Community Centre, 92-96 Surrey Cres, Grey Lynn, at 5pm. Collector call Volunteers are needed to help collect for the Leukaemia and Blood Foundation at this year's Farmers Santa Parade. The foundation is the official charity partner for the November 28 parade. It's calling for volunteers to help with props, dress up as clowns to encourage donations, collect money and hand out stickers during the afternoon. Contact Beatrice on 638-3556 or beatrice@leukaemia. org.nz to volunteer. Plunket pleads for car seat returns By MELISSA KINEALY Seatless: Counties Manukau car seat rental scheme manager Natalie Denton is appealing to families to return car seats if they are no longer needed -- Plunket is running out. Photo: SIMON WATTS ' There are so many kids who need to be in car seats. If you have a seat, please, please bring it back. ' Natalie Denton, Plunket Remember the baby s car seat you rented from Plunket then stuck at the back of the garage when it was no longer needed? Plunket wants it back. It s so short of car seats that soon there ll be nothing left for famil- ies who need them. Counties Manukau car seat rental scheme man- ager Natalie Denton says hundreds of families ben- efit from Plunket s car seat rentals. But hundreds of car seats haven t been returned, she says. Some people sell them on and others haven t paid their rental fees for four years. Plunket s short on funds and can t afford to buy new seats to replace those that are missing. If everyone returned their unused seats and paid their outstanding accounts it would help us to continue to provide this service in the com- munity, Ms Denton says. People pay an upfront cost of $45 for six months to rent a car seat and they re invoiced that amount every six months if they retain the seat. There s also a bond of $50 which she says Plunket tries to be flex- ible on. At all times we try to ensure the child is kept safe by remaining flex- ible on payment meth- ods. The cost of restraints is beyond the means of some families but for others even the rental cost can be more than they can afford, she says. There are so many kids who need to be in car seats. If you have a seat, please, please bring it back. One seat can help many, many children -- but not if it sits in someone s garage. Seats can be dropped off at Plunket car seat rental depots in Man- gere, Manurewa, Papa- toetoe, Howick and Papakura.
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