Manukau Courier : January 27th 2011
2 MANUKAU COURIER, JANUARY 27, 2011 NEWS * Off recommended retail price. Bikes may have e been advertised and sold below retail from time to time. Mon Fri 9:00am 5:30pm Sat 9:00am 5:00pm. Sun 10:00am 5:00pm BIKE BARN OUTLET STORE 9 Ronwood Ave, Manukau Phone 09 551 0963 Find out more: phone 09 301 0101 or visit www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz Auckland Anniversary Collection dates for the Auckland Anniversary week vary across the region. Residents living in the former North Shore and Waitakere City Council areas have no changes to their collections for the Auckland Anniversary public holiday. Residents living in the following former council areas have a one-day later collection: • Auckland City Council • Manukau City Council • Franklin District Council • Papakura District Council. Your rubbish, recycling and paper and cardboard will be collected one day later than normal. For information on the former Rodney District Council collections days, please visit the www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz keywords 'Rubbish and recycling'. For more information about any of the collections, please visit the council website or check your former council's rubbish and recycling calendar. Waitangi Day There are no changes to rubbish, recycling and paper and cardboard collections for Waitangi Day as the public holiday falls on a Sunday. Public holiday rubbish, recycling and paper and cardboard collections RW_AK8754_MC Unmarked small craft keep rescuers busy Summer message: Coastguard New Zealand national president Colin Small is encouraging boaties to make sure they are safe on the water and know all the rules. Photo: FIONA GOODALL By KRISTINA RAPLEY Summer is a busy time for boaties -- which means it's also a busy time for Coastguard. Coastguard New Zea- land national president Colin Small is reminding people to put contact details on their dinghies and kayaks to prevent unnecessary and costly search and rescue operations. The Howick resident says there have been a number of recent incidents involving unmarked small craft which weren't secured properly. Coastguard gets called out and ends up search- ing for people who were never at risk, Mr Small says. The simple task of putting a name and con- tact number on a dinghy or kayak can save emerg- ency services a lot of time and energy. It ensures that you can be reached quickly and easily if it does get loose.'' Visit www.coastguard.co.nz for more information or to download the Boating Safety Guide which includes checks before heading out on the water. Coastguard New Zealand's water safety tips: Mark your vessel with your name and contact details so you can be contacted if it gets loose. Make sure your vessel is prepared correctly, has the necessary safety equipment, is fit for the purpose and is in a good and sound condition. Vessels should have a VHF radio as the primary means of communication. Make sure you always carry a charged-up cellphone as a backup in a waterproof bag. Ensure there is a life jacket for every person on board that is the correct size and fit. Before going on the water tell someone trustworthy (preferably Coastguard) where you are going and what your intentions are. Check the marine weather forecast before you launch. Coastguard's NowCasting service offers free reliable and up-to-date weather information. The skipper is responsible for the vessel and all people on board.
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