North Shore Times : December 9th 2010
2 NORTH SHORE TIMES, DECEMBER 9, 2010 NEWS 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.) Delivered each Tuesday/Thursday/ Friday to Albany, Beach Haven, Bayswater, Bayview, Belmont, Birkdale, Birkenhead, Brookfield, Browns Bay, Bushlands, Campbells Bay, Castor Bay, Chatswood, Chester Park, Devonport, Forrest Hill, Glenfield, Greenhithe, Hillcrest, Mairangi Bay, Meadowood, Milford, Murrays Bay, Northcote, Northcross, Okura, Paremoremo, Pinehill, Rothesay Bay, Schnapper Rock, Stanley Point, Sunnynook, Takapuna, Torbay, Unsworth Heights, Waiake, Wainoni, Westlake, Windsor Park. 1 Byron Ave, Takapuna. P.O. 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Christmas 2010 Usual collection day New collection day Saturday, 25 December (Christmas Day) No Change Monday, 27 December (Christmas Day holiday observed) No Change Tuesday, 28 December (Boxing Day holiday observed) No Change Wednesday, 29 December No Change Thursday, 30 December No Change Friday, 31 December No Change New Year 2011 Usual collection day New collection day Saturday, 1 January (New Year's Day) No Change Monday, 3 January (New Year's Day holiday observed) No Change Tuesday, 4 January (New Year holiday observed) No Change Wednesday, 5 January No Change Thursday, 6 January No Change Friday, 7 January No Change Public holiday rubbish, recycling and paper collections 6 GREAT SOUTH RD, TAKANINI * SUMMER ROSES Bush & Climbers...$20 * Stunning POTTED COLOURS only $1 * ENGLISH RHODODENDRONS only $20 * Trays of 24 POTTED COLOUR only $17 Iceberg Std Rose .................. $29 Griselinia hedge .........$2, $5, $10 Tropical Hibiscus ....$10, $14, $17 Rhubarbs ..................$5, $9, $10 Veges & Flower seedlings .... $1, $3 Queen Palm...............$5, $9, $19 Basil, Cucumber, Capsicum, Chilli, Courgette, Melons, Kumi kumi .. $2 Tropical Palms from ................. $5 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 3257303AB Mark and Paulette Rowley For personal, professional ser vice to all areas Phone 445-9800 (24 hours) Office and Chapel 16-18 Anne Street, Devonport www.rowleyfunerals.co.nz 2591265AA Fire damages gifts Gutted: The inside of an Albany storage warehouse has been severely damaged by an accidentally lit fire. Photo: BEN WATSON By MICHELLE ROBINSON A large amount of goodies used for corporate giveaways have been destroyed in an accidental warehouse blaze in Albany. At least a dozen firefighters worked to extinguish the fire inside the two-storey, 20-metre by 30-metre unit on Orbit Drive, Rosedale, on Sunday afternoon. The blaze was found to have been accidentally started by the owner of a business which provided items for corporate businesses to use as give- aways, fire investigator Russell Dickson says. He says the owner was doing a stock-take and had gone out- side briefly before he noticed the fire. Two other businesses that shared the warehouse also lost their stock. Everything's damaged, hun- dreds of thousands of dollars worth of goods. The roof structure is severely damaged and will have to be replaced because of distortion,'' Mr Dickson says. It's a rip it out and start again' but the building stands.'' A number of calls were made to the Fire Service by people who noticed smoke billowing from a distance. A team of firefighters remained overnight to dampen hotspots and secure the ware- house for an investigation. The fire was prevented from spreading to nearby units by ventilation panels which allowed heat to escape. But a sprinkler system would have confined the fire to a smaller area, Mr Dickson says. The building code does not require water sprinklers to be installed in buildings, but the NZ Fire Service advises that building owners should install them because of their effective- ness in minimising damage. Liquor law change prompts debate over youth drinking By LIZ WILLIS Proposed changes to liquor laws are prompting debate on how to reduce the harm to teenagers and adults from excessive drinking. Alcohol pricing, advertis- ing and blood alcohol limits for drivers are among issues the Auckland Coun- cil is set to raise. North Shore councillor Ann Hartley, regional development and opera- tions committee chair- woman, says the council wants to comment on a wide range of issues because of public interest. The submission is due to prepared at the council's December 16 meeting and will cover feedback from workshops, local boards and public meetings. The Alcohol Reform Bill aims to reduce the harm caused by alcohol without penalising responsible drinkers, Justice Minister Simon Power says. Liquor licenses will be harder to get and easier to lose and there will be more scope to object to applications and more grounds to decline them, he says. Buying beer and wine at the local dairy would also end when these licences expire. Alcohol Healthwatch is urging Shore residents to submit on the bill because it believes the measures will not fix New Zealand's harmful drinking cul- ture''. It wants alcohol adver- tising to end, prices to rise and selling bans for both dairies and supermarkets. But, it is pleased with changes to liquor licensing that give communities more say. Alcohol Healthwatch director Rebecca Williams says North Shore's liquor outlets increased by 63 percent from 252 in 1998 to 410 in 2008. International and New Zealand research shows a clear link between the number and location of outlets and crime,'' she says. Submissions to the bill close at 5pm on February 18 . Visit www.parliament. nz to make a submission.
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