Western Leader : February 3rd 2011
9 WESTERN LEADER, FEBRUARY 3, 2011 NEWS Best of Fresh for Less Normal Trading Hours: Monday to Sunday 7.30am -- 6.30pm WL3/2 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 New Season Buttercup 99¢kg Red Capsicums $1.99bag Long Egg Plant $3.99kg Black Doris Plums $2.99bag Yummy Hunny Nectarines $3.99kg Portabella Mushrooms $8.99kg tray Hass Avocados $1.99of 3 Coconut Ice Peaches $2.39bag 800g 800g eastwestdesigns FACTORY NEW ZEALAND MADE Sat 5th & Sun 6th 9am to 4:30pm 334b Rosebank Rd Avondale (Behind BOC Gas) Some items below cost! GENUINE MANUFACTURERS CLEARANCE SALE SALE THIS WEEKEND MASSIVE SAVINGS! Rimu bed frames & bedroom furniture various styles and timbers CASH / EFTPOS / VISA / MASTERCARD Cash & carry or delivery can be arranged -- Factory seconds -- End of lines -- Prototypes -- Ex display stock -- Mattresses 3162079AE 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. Expires 28-02-11 Please bring this ad with you Recycled bicycles go to refugees Second chance: A local action day has seen a project to restore and donate old bikes come to fruition. From left: Diana Swarbrick, Josca Craig-Smith, Tim White and Pippa Coom. Photo: JASON OXENHAM By HANNAH SPYKSMA Unused bicycles are getting a chance for one more ride, thanks to a project aimed at giving back to communities. Three organisations have come together to help recycle old bikes and are donating the finished goods to refugees living in Auckland. We just met in the middle and decided it was a good thing to do,'' Tim White of T White Bikes says. He's been working to fix up bikes donated by Cycle Action Auckland and is passing them on to the Mangere Refugee Resettlement Centre. Those bikes would have basically gone to the dump -- it's really good to give them a second life,'' Mr White says. When he was approached by Cycle Action Auckland in October, the keen cyclist didn't hesitate to offer his workshop for repairs. Likewise, when Diana Swarbrick got wind of the project, she knew she could help at her end. The Refugees as Survivors administration manager is respon- sible for delegating resources and is more than happy to have found a home for the pre-loved sets of wheels. I'm sure the people who these bikes go to will be over the moon,'' she says. The feedback I get is that if you're a refugee and you study, for example, you haven't got enough money to afford any transport,'' she says. Mrs Swarbrick says it is a fantas- tic idea because many refugees are used to cycling in their home countries. The initial project came about during 10/10/10 local action day. Aimed at getting communities from around the world to work towards positive climate change action, the day was a chance for Cycle Action Auckland to hold its big bike fix-up. We knew there would be bikes brought along that wouldn't get used again and just thought: Who could we donate spare ones to','' member Pippa Coom says. Mr White and his colleague Josca Craig-Smith have been working to fix the bikes and say it is important for community retailers to get involved with these kinds of projects. It's just really good to recycle,'' Mr Craig-Smith says. It's amazing how many bike parts go to waste otherwise. We like to collect stuff and it's great to be able to finally hand a finished product over to the right place,'' Mr Craig-Smith says. Refugees as Survivors is also looking for people to donate old or unused helmets. Email Mrs Swarbrick at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone her on 270-0870.
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