Western Leader : November 30th 2010
23 WESTERN LEADER, NOVEMBER 30, 2010 NEWS 3 Cartridge World Henderson 16 Railside Avenue, Ph: (09) 836 7246 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Hours: Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm Saturday 9am to 12 noon Cartridge World New Lynn 3077 Great North Rd, Ph: (09) 826 1022 Email: email@example.com Hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 5.30pm Saturday 9am to 1pm Outlet store now open in Westgate Westgate Shopping Centre (next to Esprit), Ph. 832 5753 To celebrate our new store opening, try on a pair of shoes and be in to win a year's worth of Ziera shoes. No purchase required. See in-store for details. Scratch, shop and be rewarded with some great prizes. & be rewarded Crazy hat story wins book deal By CATHERINE HEALY Expert advice: Illustrator Nikki Slade Robinson helps Green Bay Primary student Shaylee Edwards, 6, with her drawing. The school has won a competition to publish a picture book. Photo: CATHERINE HEALY When challenged to come up with a story about travelling safely to school, Room 22 students at Green Bay Pri- mary went much further than just the old adage of look left, look right. Their prizewinning story Crazy Hat Day is the tale of a group of friends going to school wearing crazy hats. The hats keep flopping over their eyes, making cycling or skateboarding dangerous. The friends decide that walking to school is best because their hands will be free to manage their hats. Illustrator Nikki Slade Robinson worked with the children last week on the illustrations for the book. When I saw the finalists I thought this entry was from older children. They did so well, considering they're six or seven years old,'' says Nikki, who has illustrated and written around 60 children's titles. Crazy Hat Day was created for the NZ Transport Agen- cy's Feet First picture book competition. The class had to submit the story idea and some drawings to show their concept. Room 22 also had child- ren's book author Don Long visit them to work on the story. Every child in the school will receive a copy of the published book, and every primary school in the country will receive one for its library. Gifts for everyone even the animals The magical land of Narnia will come alive this Friday at the Auckland Zoo's annual Christmas event. Between 6pm to 8pm children will have the chance to visit Santa in a Narnia-themed cave. There will be non- stop entertainment at the band rotunda including live music with the Zoolu's Band, giveaways and free face painting. All children will receive a Christmas present, and the animals won't miss out, with the zoo giving Christmas presents for them too. A raffle will be run to win a private sailing on the heritage vessel Ted Ashby, courtesy of the Voyager New Zealand Maritime Museum. Tickets will be avail- able to buy at the Band Rotunda. The zoo will encour- age people to buy a Christmas decoration to hang on their Christmas tree at home. The decorations are made from recycled paper, packed with herb seeds and can be planted after Christ- mas. All proceeds from the sale of decorations will go to the Auckland Zoo Conservation Fund which supports end- angered animals in New Zealand and over- seas. Normal zoo prices apply and tickets can be bought at the zoo or Ticketek. Posties get holiday Posties will be looking forward to Christmas this year. They get a four-day break. Communications and Information Technology Minister Steven Joyce has formalised the cur- rent practice of no deliv- ery on public holidays and Easter Saturday. The variation will mean that postal deliv- ery workers will be able to enjoy a four-day hol- iday break over the upcoming 2010/11 Christmas and New Year periods where the statu- tory days fall on the weekend and are observed on the Monday and Tuesday following,'' he says.
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