Western Leader : November 18th 2010
9 WESTERN LEADER, NOVEMBER 18, 2010 NEWS 3 TAI PING ASIAN SUPERMARKET NOW OPEN IN NEW LYNN! New Zealands Biggest Asian Supermarket Your one-stop shop for all your grocery needs - stocking a full range of Asian groceries, fresh fruits & vegetables, frozen foods, fresh meats & fish, daily roast duck. PLENTY OF CAR PARKS OPEN 7 DAYS from 9.00am - 7.00pm 3037 Great North Road, New Lynn (Old Mitre 10 site) Phone 09 825 0448 Specials from Nov 19 to 21 (Friday to Sunday) while stocks last GREAT NORTH ROAD DELTA AVE VERONICA STREET LYNNMALL TAI PING Shanghai Bok Choy 29c bag Guangdong Bok Choy 49c bag Ong Choy 99c bunch Taiwan Bok Choy 39c bunch Gai Choy 39c bunch Asparagus 99c bunch Maling Pork Luncheon 375g $1.69 each Doll Instant Noodles Sesame Oil Flv. 107g 49c bag Fresh Chicken Wings $4.99kg Fresh Pork Chop $7.99kg Snapper Fillet $22.99kg Salmon Steak $17.99kg BBQ Half Soy Chicken and Half BBQ Roast Duck only $15.50 BUTCHERY FISH POULTRY $3 FREE Items on special are excluded Valid Nov 22-25 (Mon-Thur) when you purchase $15 or more (rice, oil, milk, phonecard) $ $ $ Choy Sum 39c bunch Free 1 Packet Cock Brand Red/Yellow/Green Curry Paste 50g When you spend $15 or more (one pkt per coupon) Valid Nov 19-21 (Fri - Sun) Dumped on the way to the airport By JESSIE COLQUHOUN Dumped: SPCA chief inspector Vicki Border says too many pets are being surrendered at the Mangere Animal Village. Photo: SHANE WENZLICK International students adopt- ing pets when they arrive in New Zealand are dumping them at the SPCA before they head back home. And they re not the only ones. Record numbers of people are leaving their pets at the Auckland Animal Village in Mangere, chief inspector Vicki Border says. Between October 2009 and September 5280 animals were surrendered, including 1002 dogs -- and that doesn t include strays. We ve been full with dogs for ages and they re still coming in, Ms Border says. Dog adoptions have hit a slow patch but the SPCA is hoping they will pick up with the warmer weather. We ve got some amazing animals that are in need of a new family and some love, Ms Border says. Departing international students who dump their pets on the way to the airport are just one contributing factor, she says. People are giving up their pets for a wide range of reasons. We re still in a recession, I think that has a lot to do with it. More dogs are surrendered over winter because people don t like the mess and the numbers also spike around registration time. But she s noticed more people giving pets up because they re moving and can t have them at their new house or because they re going over- seas. I just couldn t move unless it was a property where I could have animals with me, she says. I d rather live in a car and be a crazy animal lady. Some are surrendering them because of the cost of feeding in hard times but Ms Border says animals can be fed for next to nothing . She has a recipe that includes dog roll, rice, vegetables, gravy mix, costs about $20 and with a bag of bones can feed a dog for two weeks. The SPCA can also help pet owners with budget- ing. People need to take having pets seriously and set aside money for vet bills and regis- tration, Ms Border says. Ownership of an animal is like having a child. They re members of the family. If you really love them it s worth doing it, Ms Border says. Desexing will also help keep the number of unwant- ed litters and surrendered animals down, she says. Adopting a puppy A pile of pre-Christmas puppies is waiting for adoption at the Auckland Animal Village but the SPCA is warning that adopting an animal is a big decision to make. People need to consider: The suitability of their home, their circum- stances and the nature of the pet Will the dog be good with children? If they have time for a dog Failure to provide for essential emotional and physical needs can result in poor house training, excessive activity, digging, property damage and noise The costs of dog ownership, including food, registration, health checks, inoculations, bedding and teeth cleaning Making sure their home's secure and getting permission from landlords. People who have con- sidered these points and believe a puppy would be welcome in their home can visit the SPCA Auck- land Animal Village at 50 Westney Rd in Mangere. Hula expert sways into town Hula welcome: Pasifika Sway dance instructor Aruna Po- Ching is honoured to be hosting her Hawaiian dance mentor Blaine Kamalani Kia, who is in New Zealand to promote the culture of ancient and modern hula. Photo: JASON OXENHAM By CARLY TAWHIAO Hula enthusiasts can get their sway on with the arrival of Hawaiian dance expert Blaine Kamalani Kia. The Honolulu native is visiting Auckland to promote the art form and bless New Zealand s first Hawaiian dance school, Halau Ka Waikahe Lani Malie. The school, which was named by Mr Kia, was set up this year by Pasifika Sway director Aruna Po-Ching. It joins a growing edu- cational network estab- lished by Mr Kia more than 20 years ago in Hawaii, Tahiti, Japan, the United States and Canada. The pair formed a pro- fessional partnership 10 years ago at the Merrie Monarch Festival in Hawaii. The event takes place annually and serves to preserve and promote the art of hula and Hawaiian culture. I fell in love with hula. It s very expressive and so rich in its culture, and its structure of schools really appeals to me, Ms Po-Ching says. The Ponsonby resident describes her mentor as an amazing teacher and cultural adviser with an immense wealth of knowledge in Hawaiian hula and its traditions. He spoke about want- ing to branch out to Australia and New Zea- land. It was with his encouragement that I started a hula halau, a Hawaiian hula school for children to cement that title here. The school s name means peaceful heavenly flowing waters and classes are held in cen- tral and south Auckland. It provides an oppor- tunity for children from six years up to adults to learn contemporary and traditional hula in Pon- sonby or Otahuhu, under the lineage teachings of Mr Kia. During his five-day stay in Auckland the hula master will run two children s workshops in Otahuhu today and Friday from 5pm to 7pm for $15. On Saturday Mr Kia will showcase his work from 6.30pm at the Grey Lynn Community Cen- tre. The event will follow a 1.30pm concert at the Grey Lynn Festival and tickets cost $15 for adults, $18 for door sales and $5 per child with under six-year-olds free. An adult hula work- shop at the Auckland Performing Arts Centre studio in Western Springs this Sunday will complete a busy itiner- ary. Lessons will run from 1pm to 3pm and cost $30. Group discounts are available for all workshops. Email aruna@pasifika sway.com for tickets or information.
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