Western Leader : December 21st 2010
14 WESTERN LEADER, DECEMBER 21, 2010 NEWS CHRISTMAS CRACKER DEALS • Finance lending Terms & Conditions apply • Sale ends 31/12/10 or while stocks last • Prices may vary from store to store • Colours of products may differ from actual HUNTERS CORNER Cnr East Tamaki Rd & Gt.South Rd, Papatoetoe Ph 09 250 1263 HENDERSON 404 Great North Rd, Henderson Next to ANZ Bank Ph 09 837 1263 MANUKAU SUPA CENTRE Cnr Lambie Dr & Cavendish Dr Manukau Ph 09 262 1264 • FINANCE AVAILABLE • LAYBYS • WINZ QUOTES •QCARDS& FARMERS CARD LIMITED RAJA BEDROOM SUITE Suite includes: Queen bed, Dresser with mirror, Tallboy & 2 bedsides. LOUISE PHILLIPE Mattress & Accessories extra Suite includes: Super King bed, Innerspring mattress, Dresser with mirror, Tallboy & 2 bedsides. 3PCS SET Pine 6drw Tallboy & 2 x 3drw bedsiders Black colour only ONLY $1795 ONLY $349 ONLY $199 EVERY DAY LOW PRICE Queen Innerspring Mattress BEAT THAT! $1000 OFF ONLY $2995 DINING SUITE Solid wooden table with 6 leather look chairs RRP $899 #53261 + 1000C $200 OFF NOW $699 LOUNGE SUITE Available in assorted colours ONLY $399 TANGO ASHLEY ARMDALE JUST ARRIVED! Leather lounge suite with stylish wooden look. 2 RECLINERS! NOW $1495 FABRIC LOUNGE SUITE Available in 4 colours #KV8713 4 RECLINERS! PICK ANY ONLY $1695 Suite includes: Queen bed, Dresser w/mirror, Tallboy & 2 bedsides. Mattress & Accessories extra. Find out more: phone 09 355 3553 or visit www.aucklandtransport.govt.nz Auckland Transport and NZ Police wish you a safe holiday season. As you plan parties to celebrate with friends and family, remember to: " serve alcohol responsibly or not at all " encourage your guests to stay in control " provide substantial food, not just snacks " provide low or non-alcoholic drinks " supervise young people if they are around alcohol " keep an eye on how much your guests are drinking " arrange safe transport for your guests or somewhere for them to stay. AT.10/1012 Have a safe holiday season A step for housing By NICOLA MURPHY The government is a step closer to improving the social housing sector but there's a long way to go yet. That's the view from community housing providers in west Auck- land. Monte Cecilia Trust chief executive David Zussman says the government's announce- ment that it will act on some of a specially- formed advisory group's recommendations is a small step forward''. There's no detail around on how it will all work,'' he says. We support the devel- opment of the com- munity housing sector but we think this needs to be done in conjunction with increasing the state housing stock.'' The recommendations came from a report by the Housing Share- holders Advisory Group, set up by the government to review housing policy. Housing Minister Phil Heatley announced last week he intends to act on several of the recommen- dations including work- ing more closely with non-government sup- pliers of affordable hous- ing to improve supply and introducing review- able contracts for new tenants. VisionWest chief ex- ecutive Lisa Woolley says: If those recom- mendations were carried through then that will change our role as a com- munity housing provider considerably.'' She says VisionWest would need to increase its stock. Mr Heatley has said the concept of the state providing a guaranteed state home for life, regardless of improve- ments in the personal circumstances of the tenants, is no longer sustainable or desirable. But this has prompted concerns from other par- ties. Mrs Woolley and Mr Zussman both say they are concerned with the idea of limited tenure for those in need. We are concerned about stability,'' Mr Zus- sman says. Societies are built on successful families and for that to happen they need somewhere stable and affordable to live. There's no way we should then say, right, time's up, you have to move on','' he says. Mrs Woolley says there is a risk in uproot- ing families who may be forced into the more expensive private sector. Left behind:Doyou recognise the man with this souvenir? This is Patrick Mariner from Papatoetoe and this wooden momento was accidentally left behind by a Henderson couple on a Samoan vacationlast month. The item was left with Patrick and his wife as he dropped the couple at Aggie Grey's hotel, Apia. If this is your missing treasure call Patrick on 279-3362.
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