Western Leader : March 8th 2011
4 WESTERN LEADER, MARCH 8, 2011 NEWS LW_25.2.11 NEW TRAIN FARES COME INTO EFFECT SUNDAY 13 MARCH 2011 For more details go to maxx.co.nz Location: 267 Roscommon Rd, Wiri Telephone: 09 918 0500 • Viewingfrom9amondayofsale • Open to the public • All makes and models • Trade-Ins, Excess Stock, Repo's PASSENGER & COMMERCIAL manheim.co.nz Enter Here 267 Roscommon Rd, Wiri BUDGET CAR AUCTION Large range of vehicles every Thursday at 12noon. Ashes left in rental property Public notice: Sergeant Chris Maude from the Henderson police with an urn containing ashes, which was handed into police in November last year. Photo: STEPHEN FORBES By STEPHEN FORBES Sergeant Chris Maude is looking for the owner of a small box of ashes which was handed in to the Henderson police in November last year. Mr Maude says the ashes are in an urn which was found in a house in Te Atatu Peninsula's Rewa Rewa Rd. He thinks they may have been left by a pre- vious tenant. It seems a strange thing to leave behind,'' he says. Mr Maude says the urn has a name, inscrip- tion and dates of birth and death on the outside. Inside there is a bag with the ashes and the full name of the deceased -- Georgina Pennycook. Mr Maude says the ashes are probably those of a child or perhaps a pet. The dates indicate Georgina lived for only eight months. He would like to return the ashes to their owner. Contact Mr Maude at the Henderson police station on 839-0636 if you can help. Children and elders tackle weeds By VANITA PRASAD Weed war: Dominic, Ainise and Harshil from room 2 at New Lynn Primary School. PHOTO: VANITA PRASAD New Lynn Primary School pupils are pitching in with a neighbouring retirement vil- lage to spruce up Rewarewa stream. Four classes from the school have been taking turns visiting the stream weekly to help Karamea Court retiree Mike Brennan, who has been trying to keep it clean. Their work on the stream is part of the Ecomatters Trust Sustainable Neighbourhood Stream Project which aims to get neighbours working together to better their environment. Ecomatters neighbourhood facilitator Leigh Marshall says before the projects started last November the banks of the stream were covered in mounds of weeds. There were a whole host of weeds which have been preventing any of the plants from growing.'' She says the weeding sessions combine hands-on work with education. They are learning a lot about their local stream environment and they love the chance to be out of class.'' Mr Brennan says the coun- cil prepares a five-year plan for the stream and assistance to the community through practical advice and resources. They give us herbicides, technical advice and native plants. He says residents of the retirement village are delighted that the work is being done. They're thrilled that they can see the stream again. They can now see the eels and the kokopu fish.'' He says the work that the children do makes all the dif- ference. Their 30 minutes work would be 20 hours labour for me.'' Harshil Pandya, 8, says he enjoys cleaning the stream. Getting the weeds out was kind of fun.'' Once the students have fin- ished clearing the weeds they will help plant native trees in July.
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