North Shore Times : December 2nd 2010
2 NORTH SHORE TIMES, DECEMBER 2, 2010 NEWS 6 GREAT SOUTH RD, TAKANINI * SPRING ROSES Bush & Climbers ....$20 * Stunning POTTED COLOURS only $1 * ENGLISH RHODODENDRONS only $20 * Trays of 24 POTTED COLOUR only $17 ICEBERG Std Rose ................ $35 Griselinia hedge .........$2, $5, $10 Fruit Trees avail from............. $28 RHUBARBS................$5, $9, $10 Veges & Flower seedlings .... $1, $3 Queen Palm...............$5, $9, $19 Basil, Cucumber, Capsicum, Chilli, Courgette, Melons, Kumi kumi .. $2 ICE-Plant 6Vars ...................... $3 KUMARA Red (bundle of 25s).... $5 Strawberries................$3, $4, $7 Chunky Scented Gardenias..$3, $8 Big & Chunky Tomatoes & Yellow Capsicum)................. $5 OLIVE J5 1.2m - 1.4m only ...... $5 NSW Waratahs, Protea, Leucadendron from ............... $14 Huge Ranges of BIG TREES from2m,4m&6m TOMATOES............$1, $2, $3, $8 Magnolia Little Gem .2m+ only .................................... $50 Deciduous: Maples, Magnolia Gleditsia, Crabapple etc Yucca Elephanttipes$9 ($10 Canes) Landscaping Advice instore on Saturday from 9am - 2pm We will provide wholesale quotes for large jobs On Great South Road 200m north of the Takanini motorway junction. 8am-5pm 7 days We Deliver Throughout Auckland 09 264 0671 THE PLANT MARKET Office Ph 489 4189 Fax 486 1950 Editor Peter Eley email: firstname.lastname@example.org Sales Manager Alan Barr email: email@example.com Circulation Ph 525 2022 Fax 580 1648 email: firstname.lastname@example.org Classifieds Ph 525 2100 Fax 580 1643 email: clsad@snl co nz 69,797 Audited Circulation (ABC Jan-Dec '09.) 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Healthy Body Healthy Mind Study Two free & confdential six-monthly health screens Full cardiovascular, stress and cognitive health checks To participate you must: be 40-65 years old, be in good health, be employed, not be involved in regular vigorous exercise and not hold a university degree. Contact: Judy Thomas Ph: (09) 921 9999 (ext. 7837) email: email@example.com 2950009AI Phoenix Theatre presents The SHOWSTOPPERS and FRIENDS VARIETY CHRISTMAS SHOW A CHRISTMAS VARIETY SHOW FOR ONE AND ALL 7-11Decat8pm The Rose Centre, Belmont Tickets ph 473 5158 or www.phoenixtheatre.co.nz No need for lake ban after tragic drowning FROM Page 1 Heartbreak: Police break news to family that the boy's body has been found. Kids diving into swim- ming holes is part of growing up and it would be a shame to ban the activity, he says. Mr Schwass says one problem is some people are unused to swimming in fresh water. Auckland Council offi- cers and local board chairman Chris Darby visited the site yesterday to investigate whether extra safety measures need to be introduced. North Shore Radio Yacht Squadron commo- dore Bob Atkinson says the council should con- sider imposing a swim- ming ban at Quarry Lake until its weed prob- lem is sorted out. He says the lake is infested with oxygen weed which grows up to two metres long and is easy to get tangled in. Witnesses say the Mt Roskill boy went under and surfaced briefly before disappearing underwater at about 2.40pm. He was part of an organised outing with a youth programme at the School of Business in Auckland. Students were diving from rocks about 10 metres above the water near the North Shore Squash Club on Shea Tce. Emergency services personnel scaled the cliff and three members of the police dive squad were brought up from Wellington to scour the area. A girl who injured her back and was taken to hospital was part of a separate group that was also swimming. The old quarry lake, which is very deep in places and full of weeds, is popular with teen- agers who dive and do flips from the cliff. Bystander Caleb Goode says lots of people do it and he's had to res- cue a friend after he winded himself and nearly hit his head dur- ing a jump. There have been drownings at the lake in the past but police say it's too early to issue warnings of any swim- ming dangers. Miracle Marg' back from death's door Ready for stage: Margaret Black, 66, is looking forward to her first big stage performance since battling a series of health problems. Photo: BEN WATSON By LISA HONEYBONE Miracle Marg'' was on death's door 18 months ago, highly unlikely to sing and dance again. Now she is gearing up for her first big performance since she woke from a coma. Margaret Black, 66, has been a member of the North Shore's Showstoppers group for more than 25 years. The troupe of young-at- heart singers and players are aged up to 72 and always have a great laugh together, she says. They nick-named her Mir- acle Marg'' after she survived a string of health issues. Margaret battled breast cancer 16 years ago. Then 18 months ago she spent two months between Auckland and North Shore hospitals fighting blood poisoning and then falling into a coma after major heart sur- gery. Doctors didn't expect her to wake up and her family were called to her bedside to say their final goodbyes. Miraculously she woke from the coma but it was months before she could sing and dance, which was very trau- matic, she says. The partially collapsed lung didn't help,'' she says. Margaret attributes some of her recovery to her passion for performing. She also says mixing with positive people has been a big help. The group are like a family,'' she says. Margaret is also largely responsible for the Showstop- pers' dazzling array of costumes, which she has been busy creating for their upcoming show. The Showstoppers and Friends variety Christmas show will be at the Rose Cen- tre, Belmont, from December 7 to 11. Visit www.phoenix- theatre.co.nz or phone 473-5158 to book tickets.
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