Western Leader : November 18th 2010
7 WESTERN LEADER, NOVEMBER 18, 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 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 Capsicum Orange,Yellow (Big & Chunky).......................$5 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) Landscaping Advice instore on Saturday from 9am - 2pm 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 3275339AC CLEARANCE DEPOT NEW/USED/ENDOFLINES/ LIQUIDATION STOCK Hours: Mon-Fri 9am - 3pm, Sat 10am - 3pm 637 Rosebank Rd, Avondale PH 815 1589 Huge variety of office & Household items new & used at HEAVILY DISCOUNTED PRICES!! • OFFICE FURNITURE • INDOOR / OUTDOOR FURNITURE • LINEN • BEDDING • HOUSEWARE • NAPPIES & MUCH MORE Your One Stop Party Shop 3158391AA Visit our website and SHOP ONLINE www. partyplanetnz.com Come and see us at: 7 Trading Place, Henderson CBD (Behind Unitec & Library) Phone: (09) 838 7335 LayBy NOW and pick up later (conditions apply) • 20 - 50% off on all Balloon Decorations (excluding Helium Balloons) • 20 - 50% off on Special Occasions Partyware • 20 - Helium Balloons & Bouncy Castle Hire $165 Crazy November Specials !!!!! 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The initiatives include development of neigh- bourhood and com- munity emergency pre- paredness plans, a plan to give social media a key role in emergency pre- paredness, and a major regional Civil Defence exercise early next year. Auckland does not have neighbourhood or community Civil Defence plans. Mr Brown sees this as a serious weakness and wants all communities to have their own plans. It will obviously take some time to implement this across Auckland. To begin with eight com- munities will have their own plans within 100 days of the birth of the Auckland Council, he says. Social media channels such as Facebook and Twitter and e-learning are a great way to raise awareness and prepared- ness for emergencies, he says. Hundreds of thou- sands of Aucklanders use these tools every day and we cannot ignore social media as we reach out to our people to better pre- pare them for emerg- encies. A major Auckland- wide Civil Defence exer- cise will be held early next year. The council will announce details soon. While the memory of what the people of Christchurch have had to endure is still fresh we need to take the oppor- tunity to ensure Auck- land is ready. Long-time Kelston staff call it a day By CATHERINE HEALY Moving on: Kelston Boys High School's head of science Cal Anglesey is retiring after 34 years at the school. Fond farewell: Principal of Kelston Boys High School Steve Watt will be retiring at the end of term one next year. It s the end of an era at Kelston Boys High School as two senior staff announce their retirement. Principal Steve Watt is stepping down after 16 years at the school and head of sci- ence Cal Anglesey, who has taught at Kelston for 34 years, is also going to take a much-deserved rest. Mr Watt will finish at the end of the first term next year. I will have spent 14-and-a- half years as principal by then. That s enough for me. It s time the school had a new face. Mr Watt is looking forward to moving to Matakana and having more time for fishing, diving and golf, but says he ll really miss the students and classroom teaching. This school is hugely interesting because of its diversity. I think the kids who come out of this school are more worldly. They ve been exposed to lots of ethnicities and different socio-economic groups. It s a vibrant place. There s never a dull moment. The kids are characters. They re friendly and respect- ful. Mr Watt says he never intended to have a long career in teaching. After completing a degree in com- merce, he became an account- ant and then thought he d teach for a couple of years so he d have more time to play rugby for Auckland. I had ambitions of playing for the country, and I got pretty close. When Graham Henry was principal of Kelston, Mr Watt was his deputy, and took the top job when Mr Henry left to pursue rugby coaching. The school will lose Mr Anglesey at the end of this year. The long-serving sci- ence teacher was honoured at the school s prizegiving last week. He s looking forward to working on his house and spending time with his granddaughter. Originally from a south Taranaki dairy farm, Mr Anglesey taught in Balclutha for seven years before moving to Auckland and teaching at Westlake for three years. I think the kids are nicer here than on the North Shore. There s no arrogance. They re grateful for what you do for them. A keen social club and union member, Mr Anglesey says he ll miss the camarad- erie of his colleagues. We have some very good teachers here. Sometimes parents make the mistake of judging a school on its name or fancy buildings. But they don t reflect the teaching.
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