Western Leader : December 9th 2010
3 WESTERN LEADER, DECEMBER 9, 2010 NEWS Best of Fresh for Less Normal Trading Hours: Monday to Sunday 7.30am -- 6.30pm WL9/12 Henderson 313 Lincoln Rd New Lynn Margan Ave 116 Hobsonville Rd Hobsonville (Hobsonville Hours 7am-7pm 7 days) Pioneer Plaza Henderson All our fresh fruit and vegetables in store are clearly labelled for country of origin Fresh Peas $1.99bag Fresh Lettuce $1.29ea Hothouse Tomatoes $1.99bag $4.99kg Truss Tomatoes $2.99kg Fresh Spinach Red Globe & Red Seedless Grapes White Button Mushrooms $6.99kg $5.99kg Extra Large Yellow & White Peaches California Hawkes Bay 400g 1kg $1.99bag 31 Constellation Drive Friday & Saturday 9am till 4pm Sunday 10am till 3pm Visa & Mastercard now accepted GIANT BOOK SALE Cash sales only PH: 836 0414 256 Swanson Rd Henderson MACCLURES BUILDING CENTRE Prices include GST! We Deliver SLEEPERS 200 x 100 Macrocarpa 2.1m .. from $28.00 ea PLYWOOD 1800 x 900 X 12mm Tan .......................$26.00 ea DECKING (Pkt Lots 200m) 100 x 25 Merch Griptread......................$1.40 pm 100 x 25 Premium/Reject...................... $2.30 pm SLEEPE RS Summer Specials 3151966AF 6 GREAT SOUTH RD, TAKANINI * SUMMER ROSES Bush & Climbers...$20 * Stunning POTTED COLOURS only $1 * ENGLISH RHODODENDRONS only $20 * Trays of 24 POTTED COLOUR only $17 Iceberg Std Rose .................. $29 Griselinia hedge .........$2, $5, $10 Tropical Hibiscus ....$10, $14, $17 Rhubarbs ..................$5, $9, $10 Veges & Flower seedlings .... $1, $3 Queen Palm...............$5, $9, $19 Basil, Cucumber, Capsicum, Chilli, Courgette, Melons, Kumi kumi .. $2 Tropical Palms from ................. $5 Kumara Red (bundle of 25s)..... $5 Strawberries................$3, $4, $7 Chunky Scented Gardenias ..$3, $8 Big & Chunky Tomatoes & Yellow Capsicum)................. $5 Olive J5 1.2m - 1.4m only ........ $5 NSW Waratahs, Protea, Leucadendron from ............... $14 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 3257303AB A gem of an award Specialist help: Ruth Kerr, former chief reporter of the Western Leader, will be using her media skills to help the Big Buddy mentoring programme. Photo: VANITA PRASAD By VANITA PRASAD HELPING the Big Buddy mentoring programme match fatherless boys with male mentors is a role Ruth Kerr has found rewarding for years. Now she has been awarded $15,000 by the Vodafone New Zealand Foundation, which will allow her to work full- time for the programme for three months. Last month she joined 24 other recipients at Parlia- ment House to receive the inaugural World of Difference Gem Award, which funds people to take time out from their normal jobs and work for a charity of their choice. Mrs Kerr says she is thrilled to receive the award. It s great to have the opportunity to get paid to do something that I do volun- tarily anyway. I ve been involved with Big Buddy for the last eight years on a few projects. The Titirangi resident says while she has been funded to do three months work she will most likely extend it to four. The charity matches fatherless boys aged 7 and 12 with a male mentor. Generally the father has died or is not around for whatever sad reason. It s usually their mothers and grandmothers who come to us for help. She says the male mentors really broaden boys worlds. For these little boys it s doing the really ordinary things we take for granted that they think is amazing. Just taking boys to a North Shore beach is some- thing really special for some of these kids who have never been over the harbour bridge, let alone to the beach. The mother-of-four says having male mentors helps children cope with decisions in their teenage years. When they hit off their often troubled teenage years they have solid male pillars of sup- port in their lives. Ruth is a former chief reporter of the Western Leader and will use her time at Big Buddy to help the co- ordinators raise the profile of the charity. These projects really do make a difference, she says. Call 838-4448 for infor- mation on the Big Buddy pro- gramme. IN BRIEF Assault charge A man appeared in the Waitakere District Court on Monday charged with assault after a violent incident in Henderson on Saturday left four people with serious injuries. He entered no plea and is expected to reappear on December 29. A second man appeared on Tuesday facing three charges including wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm. Police were called to the property in Kingdale Rd at about 9.45pm where they found six adults who had all received injuries. Four of them required treatment after being stabbed and remain in hospital in a stable condition. Police say a number of weapons were found at the address. Detective sergeant Peter Litherland says further charges are pending. 1000 helpers VolunteerNet recently celebrated enlisting more than 1000 volunteers to its website. The free site allows event organisers to get in touch with people wanting to help out. The listings include sporting, music, cultural, environmental and community events. The website aims to build a network of experienced and enthusiastic volunteers across New Zealand. Register your event or to offer your help as a volunteer at www.volunteer net.org.nz.
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