Western Leader : February 25th 2011
3 WESTERN LEADER, FEBRUARY 25, 2011 NEWS Men in Relationships is for men currently in relationships or recently separated, the course will help you deal with stress and conflict and help you come closer to your family. Glen Eden Community House Commences 7.00pm, Wednesday 23rd March 2011 Bookings Essential Pay as able Contact Man Alive Ph 835 0509 firstname.lastname@example.org A 12 week course for men that could change your family and work life. EVERY SATURDAY 6PM -- MIDNIGHT 200 Amazing stalls • Food, Fashion, Fun 50 Authentic food stalls cooking up tasty "street snacks" and delicacies from around the world Free live entertainment. (All weather fully undercover) Phone 09 576 5223 or 027 689 9520 www.aucklandnightmarket.co.nz 34d Portage Rd, New Lynn. Ph 827 2371 Hours Mon to Fri 7am to 5pm, Sat 8am to 2pm. NEW LYNN BUILDING CENTRE Fencing Sale! Cash Only! Fence Pailing 150 x 19 x 1.8m H3 .................. $2.30 ea Fence Post 100 x 75 x 2.4m H4 RS................ $8.95 ea Fence Post 100 x 100 x 2.4m H4 RS.............. $11.95 ea Fence Rail 75 x 50 Rad H3 No2 RS ................ $2.00/m Fence Rail 100 x 50 Rad H3 No2 RS .............. $2.60/m Cemix Fastcrete 25kg Cement ....................... $10.95/ bag Cement 40kg Bag ........................................... $16.99/ bag All prices incl G.S.T. Cheques not accepted. Loan Trailers, local Hi-ab delivery $70.00. Gyp Aquastop 3.0 x 1.2 x 9.5mm $38.75 / sheet. Ask about our retaining specials! AVONDALE RSA THE CLUB LEADING THE WAY DINE & DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY! 7 Layard St, Avondale Ph: 828 5000 Housie every Monday night Texas Holdem Poker every Wednesday and Saturday Nights Karaoke every Thursday night with Karl Members, guests and members of other clubs with reciprocal visiting rights most welcome. Our Website address: avondalersa.org.nz Friday 25th..................... Kavalliers Saturday 26th .............. Empty Roomz ($10pp) Sunday 27th ................. Kane Steves Friday 4th ....................... DC4 Saturday 5th ................. Karaoke Sunday 6th .................... Rangi & Judy Disposal of used oil Aucklanders now have an easy way to get rid of used engine oil thanks to a free scheme launched by the Auckland Council. The three-year pilot programme will mean the oil will be recycled where possible or dis- posed of safely. Theoilmustbeina sealed leak-proof con- tainer and placed in one of the drop-off bins at Repco stores or at Total Lubricants in East Tamaki. The scheme is partly funded by the government's waste minimisation fund. Given one litre of used engine oil can con- taminate one million litres of water and coun- cil surveys indicate the majority of households did not have access to safe convenient disposal services, the council decided it was important to initiate something,'' council spokesman John Dragicevich says. See www.oilrecycling. org.nz. Private street idea a step too far' By STEPHEN FORBES The New Zealand Coun- cil for Civil Liberties says turning Hend- erson's Catherine Place into private property would set a dangerous precedent. Businessman Dean Thomson has been in talks with the Auckland Council, which owns the road, about the idea of leasing or buying it in partnership with Westfield. This would then make it private property and allow security officers working for the mall to serve people with tres- pass notices, banning them from the area for up to two years. Mr Thomson owns a number of properties in Catherine Place and says the retailers in the street have had enough of youths causing trouble. But New Zealand Council for Civil Liberties spokesman Batch Hales says the proposal is a step too far. Mr Hales says while the organisation has some sympathy for the retailers, they need to find another solution that doesn't circumvent the law and people's rights. The New Zealand Council for Civil Liberties is alarmed and dismayed that a bunch of business people think they have the right to determine whether and which people can be stopped from using a public right-of-way adjacent to their shops,'' Mr Hales says. His thoughts are shared by Auckland Council for Civil Liberties president Barry Wilson who says the proposal could set a dangerous precedent. Westfield Henderson's manager Darren Wolley says he's not surprised at the Council for Civil Liberties' comments. There will always be differing views on an issue such as this in determining the appro- priate solution,'' he says. A meeting was sched- uled for this evening but was cancelled after the Christchurch earth- quake. Senior sergeant Ross Hunter from the Hender- son police says he would rather not comment until the meeting has been held. Free shop a big hit Long lines: People queue to enter the Free Store in Henderson. By TUREI MACKEY FREE Store creator Kim Paton always expected large crowds would show up to her free grocery store but the Karekare resident admits to being somewhat taken aback by just how high the demand was last week. I am overwhelmed by how many people we have been getting through,'' she says. We have been closing when we run out and it levels out between 11am and 2pm depending on our stock that day.'' Free Store is a volunteer-run grocery store which gives away food products while exhibiting work from local artists. Miss Paton started the Free Store idea in Wel- lington but the west Auckland version has seen so many customers that the store has had to limit how many are allowed in at a time. I cannot say enough about every person we have seen coming in. They are really strug- gling. We have to moderate the flow so we can share it around.'' She has been grateful to the local businesses and companies that have donated their leftover food items to Free Store. I don't have the exact numbers on our stock but it is heaps,'' she says. Every day we are looking at 200 to 600 loaves of bread, thou- sands of dry goods, and between 500 kilos and a tonne of local produce everyday.'' Miss Paton acknow- ledges that Free Store will not fight poverty in New Zealand, but is bemused by criticisms of the project. I guess the one aston- ishing thing is the feedback from media reports about Free Store andalotofitisa groundswell against people on benefits,'' she says. It is a sad indictment on what people are thinking about their communities because every minute I spend at the Free Store is a min- ute where you feel overwhelmed with the desperation and struggles in the com- munity. And what those criticising forget is all this food would just end up in landfills.'' The store is a 30-day trial that will end in March but there is talk of creating another Free Store or extending the current project. We are looking at the long-term potential of the project and while nothing can be guaranteed at this stage I know Auckland Council is looking at what will happen next.''
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