Western Leader : January 20th 2011
5 WESTERN LEADER, JANUARY 20, 2011 NEWS Best of Fresh for Less Normal Trading Hours: Monday to Sunday 7.30am -- 6.30pm WL20/1 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 White Peaches $4.49kg Fresh Apricots $3.99kg Fresh Spring Onions 99¢bunch Fresh Courgettes $1.69bag Bonita Bananas $1.99kg Large Watermelon $3.99ea Fresh Cherries $9.99box Large Fortune Plums $3.99kg 1kg 800g EYE EXAM* ½ PRICE *Discount applies to full adult exam fee Westgate Optometrists, PH: 831-0202 Westgate Shopping Centre, Massey, opposite ANZ Full Exam fee to be paid if taking prescription away *Other conditions apply. 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Mention this ad and receive a basic service for only $60 plus oil and filter IN BRIEF Healthy eating Primary schools are being encouraged to sign up for a free programme that teaches children about healthy eating. A nutritionist teaches children about a balanced diet, understanding food labels and how to prepare healthy meals. Pupils visit a supermarket to shop for healthy food with a voucher provided, and prepare a class lunch together. The programme is funded by the Health Ministry and Foodstuffs. It is a collaboration with The Heart Foundation's Heart Start programme. Interested schools should email Stephanie.feldbrugge @foodstuffs-si.co.nz. House sales rise West Auckland was one of two areas nationwide to have a rise in house sales during December, typically a slow month. The figures from Barfoot & Thompson also show the suburbs which had the most real estate activity in 2010 were Henderson, Blockhouse Bay and Glen Eden. The average sale price of homes in west Auckland crept up by 4 percent last year. But managing director of Barfoot & Thompson, Peter Thompson, says factors such as the Rugby World Cup and the general election may affect the positive trend. Beaches cleared of rubbish Rubbish water: Camden Howitt and Sam Judd from Sustainable Coastlines with some of the rubbish they have pulled from Auckland's shores this summer. Photo: SHUTTER PIRATES By VANITA PRASAD A clean-up at three west Auckland beaches has revealed even the most remote parts of the coastline are being polluted by rubbish. Piha residents and beach- goers collected 850 litres of rubbish from the beaches of Piha, Anawhata and Kare- kare this month. The clean-up was org- anised by Sustainable Coastlines and the Hyundai Pro Longboard competition. The charity's co-founder Sam Judd says he was sur- prised to collect such a large volume of rubbish from the beaches. The main offending items found were cigarette butts, followed by food wrappers and bottle caps and lids. He says the rubbish is created by the high numbers of people flocking to the popu- lar beaches during summer. The locals do a really good job of picking up rubbish. The people living there care about the beaches. People need to take away what they bring and be more responsible for their rubbish.'' He says small pieces of plastic can cause a lot of dam- age to wildlife. They are called mermaids tears -- tiny pieces of unre- fined plastic and they are the most dangerous because they get into the food chain. Once they get into the ocean it's too late.'' Sustainable Coastlines marketing manager Camden Howitt says there needs to be a change in behaviour to fix the pollution problem. Some people don't even think of cigarette butts as rubbish but they stay around for years after they are dropped and they are full of toxins.'' Mr Judd says they also picked up rubbish suspected to be from fishing vessels. We found rubbish in really rocky inaccessible parts of the coast between Piha and Anawhata which has clearly come from the ocean. We found sake bottles and items with foreign languages on them so they have travelled a long way on overseas fishing boats.'' Mr Judd says the charity plans to clean up west Auck- land's Pollen Island which sits next to the northwestern motorway. Pollen Island has heaps of rubbish because no goes there and picks it up. Unlike the west coast which gets affected by international rubbish and items left by beachgoers, the Waitemata is mainly affected by rubbish flowing through the stormwater drains into the creeks and rivers.'' Visit www.sustainable coastlines.org for more information.
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