Western Leader : December 30th 2010
5 WESTERN LEADER, DECEMBER 30, 2010 NEWS Find out more: phone 09 301 0101 or visit www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz Christmas and New Year Collection days for all areas over the Christmas and New Year period remain unchanged. Please continue to put rubbish, recycling and paper out for collection on your normal collection day. Christmas 2010 Usual collection day New collection day Saturday, 25 December (Christmas Day) No Change Monday, 27 December (Christmas Day holiday observed) No Change Tuesday, 28 December (Boxing Day holiday observed) No Change Wednesday, 29 December No Change Thursday, 30 December No Change Friday, 31 December No Change New Year 2011 Usual collection day New collection day Saturday, 1 January (New Year's Day) No Change Monday, 3 January (New Year's Day holiday observed) No Change Tuesday, 4 January (New Year holiday observed) No Change Wednesday, 5 January No Change Thursday, 6 January No Change Friday, 7 January No Change Public holiday rubbish, recycling and paper collections RW-AK8640/FF 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 2757852AA Now at 220 Universal Drive extension (Off Central Park Drive), Henderson Ph: 836 0029 ALL HOURS Morrison Funeral Directors Family owned and operated Office, Chapel & Reception lounges 79 Line Road, Glen Innes Ph: 521 3100 Golden athletes: West Auckland athletes Grace Rasmussen of the Silver Ferns and sevens rugby captain DJ Forbes show off the gold medals they won at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi in October. Photo: TUREI MACKEY FROM Page 4 Outrageous attack: In November vandals attacked Waikumete Cemetery, damaging 87 headstones. Cemetery manager Daniel Sales estimates $300,000 worth of damage was done. The cemetery was inundated with calls from people concerned that their loved ones' graves were damaged. OCTOBER NOVEMBER DECEMBER In October, Waitakere councillor and Swanson resident Penny Hulse was appointed deputy mayor of the new Auck- land supercity. Mrs Hulse said she was determined to retain the things she d been involved with in Waita- kere, such as Project Twin Streams and the mayoral task force on family violence. Also in October, Planet Kids in New Lynn was destroyed by fire, after arsonists lit a pile of rub- ber mats and brush fenc- ing under an outside stairwell. Mark Stitt and his wife Debbie of Glen Eden had owned the childcare centre for nearly a decade. In November, the Western Leader and Suburban Newspapers launched Operation Heal, a project to raise funds for a high-tech microscope for the National Burn Centre. A series of stories ran dur- ing November high- lighted the work the cen- tre does. The campaign raised $230,000. Also in November, Kelston Boys High School announced that two of its senior staff would be retiring. Principal Steve Watts and Head of Science Cal Anglesey are both look- ing forward to having more time for other projects next year. This month saw principals speak out about burglars targeting west Auckland schools. Within 10 days thieves hit five schools. They made off with thousands of dollars worth of equip- ment and left victims with hefty bills to fix broken doors and locks. Also this month, champion discus thrower Beatrice Faumuina retired from her sport to focus on being chief executive of a leadership academy and charitable foundation. The Best Pacific insti- tute of education is launching a programme mentoring Pasifika busi- ness and community leaders.
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