North Shore Times : December 16th 2010
2 NORTH SHORE TIMES, DECEMBER 16, 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. Box 33235. www.northshoretimes.co.nz Hours: 8.30am-5pm 61C Paul Matthews Road, Albany. Ph 09 414 5395. Email: email@example.com. www.bikebarn.co.nz Open Mon-Fri 9am -- 5.30pm. Sat 9am -- 5pm. Sun 10am -- 5pm OPEN LATE: 7.30PM TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS UNTIL XMAS THANK YOU FROM HAROLD A Christmas message from the Trustees of Life Education Trust North Shore, Corinne (the Educator) and Harold. Without the support of many individuals, businesses and other organisations with a shared interest in improving the future health and wellbeing of children we couldn't reach the almost 9000 North Shore children who visit Harold's classroom every year. They learn about the wonder of life, themselves and their environment, gaining a toolkit for life which enables them to make good decisions and choices and become the best they can be. We would like to say a big thank you to our local sponsors: Albany Rotary Club, East Coast Bays Community Board, Glenfield Community Board, Lion Foundation, NZ Lotteries Commission, Sky City Community Trust and Inside Out Cleaning Specialists. Smith and Davies, Transfield and Boat Haulage have continued their marvellous support by moving the classroom from school to school and we also welcomed on board at the end of this year two new moving companies, L W Bonney and Sons and Crown Relocations. To you all, we truly appreciate your goodwill and support. Wew ould als o like to tha nk the national sponsors The National Bank of New Zealand, Mainfreight, Frucor, Oceanbridge Shipping and Pub Charity Inc. The Trustees, Corinne and Harold wish you all a Merry Christmas and a very happy 2010. Some chicks miss out on a feed By LISA HONEYBONE Penguin problem: This is a healthy little blue penguin but many are washing up sick and dying. Dead and dying penguins are washing up on beaches because they are having to go further out to sea to feed. Rothesay Bay resident and SPCA BirdWing volunteer Sylvia Durrant says it's a cyc- lical thing that she last saw about 10 years ago. It has something to do with where the fish are in the gulf,'' she says. The penguins have to swim a lot further out to feed and as they are swimming back it's being digested, she says. By the time they get home to feed their chicks the loudest one gets fed first and there's not much left for the other one. When they're ready to go to sea, only the big fella sur- vives,'' she says. The smaller chick will get washed up back to the shore and gradually die of star- vation. Mrs Durrant says you should never see a penguin on the beach during the day. She has already been given 11 dead penguins and looked after one live one. If people find penguins on the beach they can deliver them to her at 13 Montgomery Ave, Rothesay Bay. Lucky to escape stove fire By MICHELLE ROBINSON A woman was lucky to escape unharmed from a fire after she fell asleep with the stove element on.The Browns Bay resi- dent had been drinking and had something to eat before falling asleep on the couch, East Coast Bays fire station officer Ken Lousley says. She had stacked the toaster on top of the bread board and put them both on the stove, not realising that the element was on, he says. She was quite lucky,'' Mr Lousley says. Her daughter woke her up at 2am.'' Her smoke alarm had no working batteries, he says. East Coast Bays fire- fighters attended the incident and the house had only minor smoke damage. Christmas is coming, if you're going to give anyone a present, give yourself a battery in your smoke alarm,'' Mr Lous- ley says.
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