North Shore Times : North Shore Times 2nd November
8 NORTH SHORE TIMES, NOVEMBER 2, 2010 NEWS You can trust St John Only St John medical alarms connect directly to St John and are installed by uniformed St John staff. Call 0800 50 23 23 for more information. STJOHN0910 Koreans get in behind garden By JODEAL CADACIO Korean groups across New Zealand have put their weight around the Korean Garden project in an effort to obtain funding support from the Korean government. Korean Garden Trust chairman Ben Lee says societies in the country have given letters of sup- port for the project. They are from Dune- din, Christchurch, Wel- lington, Palmerston North, Rotorua, Wanganui, Waikato and Whangarei. They confirmed their support for the Korean Garden and its function and purpose as the cul- tural ambassador to New Zealand and they reaffirmed that they request the relevant Korean authorities to grant funds for the pro- ject, he says. The trust also has a letter of support from former North Shore mayor Andrew Williams who has been actively backing the project. Mr Lee says these letters have been sent to the Korean government in support of the trust s request for funding. The group has been moving to raise $1.6 million to plan an orien- tal garden at Barry s Point Reserve in Taka- puna. Around $400,000 has been raised for the gar- den which is envisaged to be a showcase of Korean culture in New Zealand. We are confident the Korean government will cover at least half of the $1.6 million we need to make this dream garden a reality, Mr Lee says. DHB mixes young and old The new Waitemata Dis- trict Health Board is a mix of former members and new faces. Max Abbott, Warren Flaunty and Pat Booth retained their seats on the board. Newly elected are for- mer ARC councillors Christine Rankin and Sandra Coney who is also a health patient watchdog, former athlete and healthy lifestyle advocate Allison Roe and emergency department doctor James Le Fevre.
November 4th 2010