Western Leader : November 30th 2010
4 WESTERN LEADER, NOVEMBER 30, 2010 NEWS CHILD $1990 ADULT $4490 FLEXI $8490 ENTRY UNLIMITED 'TIL 30 JUNE 2011 VALUE PASS The perfect gift for Christmas, a Value Pass will keep the kids happy all summer long with unlimited entry to enjoy all the marine life, holiday promotions and fun activities at Kelly Tarlton's - right up until June 30 next year. To purchase, visit kellytarltons.co.nz, call 0800 80 50 50 or collect at 23 Tamaki Drive, Orakei. Terms and conditions apply. *The Flexi Pass allows any Adult to accompany a Child 'Value' Passholder. OUR BEST CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEA EVER! (*1 Adult, 1 Child) WITH A KEL0489-VALUE manheimfowles.co.nz Enter Here 267 Roscommon Rd, Wiri 267 Roscommon Rd, Wiri Ph: 09 918 0500 Budget Car Aucton • All makes and models • Trade-Ins, Excess Stock & Reposessions Large range of vehicles for aucton every Thursday at 12noon. Open for viewing from 9am MCCAA-WL101109 he Mad Butcher and Suburban Newspapers Community Trust All proceeds to the National Burn Centre ERY BIG THANK YOU Special thanks to Sir Peter and Lady Janice Leitch for their $10,000 donation and the Hugh Green Charitable Trust for their donation of $10,000 These are the companies who have proudly bought tables to support us: Newstalk ZB, Glengarry Wines, Lion Nathan, Tegel Foods, Durable Medical Equipment, BNZ Partners, Milne Maingay, Argus Fire Systems, Nikau Contractors, TP Engineering, Vodafone Warriors, Mandron Masonry, George Weston Foods, Paper Plus, Southmall New World, Vodafone NZ, Hugh Green Charitable Trust, Juralco Aluminium, Noel Holyoake, Goodwin Realty Group, Ray White, Affco, Wilson Hellaby, Tony Richards Toyota, Honey NZ, Auckland Fire Region, FBC Confectionery, Graham Williams Packaging, Porkcorp, Westpac NZ, VnC Cocktails, Fonterra, Auckland Meat Traders, The South Auckland Health Foundation, United Fisheries, Point Productions, Howick Club Inc, Fisher & Paykel Healthcare, Apex General Ltd, Mad Butcher Holdings, Mad Butcher Mangere, Suburban Newspapers. Thank you to our sponsors ...to these companies and organisations who have bought tables to support Special thanks to: Grabaseat, The Experience Group, Air New Zealand, Livesport, Placemakers New Lynn, SkyCity Auckland, Panasonic, Continental Car services, The Grove, Pacific Linen, Mitre 10 Mega Henderson Reab on Selbourne, Wormald, Shane Cameron Boxing Clinic, Westpac, The First Foundation Wines, Nestlé, Hasbro, Harbour Fitness, Red Balloon, Countdown, Timmerma remworth, Lincoln Wines, Muriwai Surf School, Robin Mansfield, Rokoko Jewe Thomas, Zlato Jewellers, Saatchi and Saatchi DGS, Brian Turner. A VERY BIG THANK YOU to the very many people who have made donations to Operation Heal. It's not too late to make a donation! Text HEAL to 4740 to make a $3 donation or phone Shandall on 531 5910 to book a ticket or table. The Radio Network, Glengarry, VnC Cocktails, Lion Nathan, The Mad Butcher, Suburban Newspapers Auckland, Sentra Printing, TelstraClear Pacific Chirping chicks a special Xmas treat More soon: There may be more of these rare North Island Kokako in the Waitakere Ranges before Christmas. By VANITA PRASAD Before Christmas the chirps of rare kokako chicks may be heard in the Waitakere Ranges if everything goes well for a pair of nesting birds. Last week the nest of Maurice and Kowhai, two North Island koka- kos, was discovered in the ranges Ark in the Park open sanctuary. It has been 80 years since the kokako have nested in the Waitakeres and if the incubation goes to plan for the pair their chicks should hatch in the second week of December. Forest and Bird North Island conservation manager Mark Belling- ham says news of the discovery was fantastic. When the Ark was first started in 2003 this event would only have been in our wildest dreams. The nesting pair were transferred to Waitakere from Pureora Forest in the the King Country in September last year. There is also hope that another pair are nesting because they have been together for a month and the female has been elusive. Volunteers are search- ing for more nests. The nesting pair are two of the 22 kokako that were introduced to the Waitakere Ranges in an effort to boost the popu- lation of the endangered species. Ark volunteers will be intensifying trapping efforts around the nesting area. Pest control is carried out throughout the 2300 hectares of the sanctu- ary. Stoats and cats are likely to be the biggest threats to the chicks after they have hatched and start to make noise. The birds can live for up to 40 years. There are hopes that Maurice and Kowhai s chicks will be the first of many. Dr Bellingham hopes the kokako population will start growing in a self-sustaining way with- in the next three to four years. 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