North Shore Times : December 21st 2010
3 NORTH SHORE TIMES, DECEMBER 21, 2010 NEWS 2581508AB Hazel Ray Pat Philip The Jagger Family since 1933 Romaleigh Funeral Home 31 Ocean View Road Northcote phone 489 5737 www.morrisfunerals.co.nz Let our family take care of your family. Ultra Lite Luggage Sale!! Also stocking Only at Dress Smart Mall (opposite Adidas) Arthur St, Onehunga • Ph 636 5125 Large SRP $249.90 Now $99.00 Cabin SRP $199.90 Now $49.90 Large SRP $699.90 Now $219.90 Med SRP $579.90 Now $159.90 10 year Guarantee 70cm only 3.8kg Large SRP $499.90 Now $199.90 Med SRP $479.90 Now $159.90 Ultra Lite Ultra Strong Business survey By JODEAL CADACIO The Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development is making sure businesses reap the fruits of next year s Rugby World Cup. The group is con- ducting a survey to find out what North Shore businesses need to get switched on for the big event. Business development manager Ngaio Merrick says plans are under way to ensure businesses are ready to capitalise on the fantastic opportunities this international event will create . Making sure busi- nesses are event ready is our key goal, she says. Ms Merrick says they will work closely with business associations across the Shore to firm up a business action plan for the world cup. She says completing the online survey will ensure businesses get the support they need to make it business as usual during the event. It will take no more than 10 minutes -- time well spent because your feedback will help us deliver the information you need in an easy to use way, she says. Visit www.ens.org.nz to get on with the survey or call 414-1341 for details. Safe diving facility urged By SARAH CODDINGTON A PERMANENT jumping platform on Quarry Lake would provide a safe area for young people to jump off, says Devonport-Takapuna Local Board chairman Chris Darby. He says a platform ought to be built at the site to reduce dangerous incidents following the drowning earlier this month of Raphael Alualu, 17, who jumped off a cliff into the lake. It is believed the point he jumped from was about 12 metres high. His body was recovered by police divers. Mr Darby would like to see a jumping platform at a five metre height located on the Shea Tce side of the cliff. People have jumped off cliffs for decades. It is like a rite of passage and it is not going to stop, he says. Mr Darby hopes the com- munity gets behind the board and supports the move to make the spot a safe place to jump. He has also suggested a floating pontoon be located in the middle of the lake so people can lift themselves up on it after diving into the lake. Local board member Joseph Bergin,18, says it is a spot where students go to in summer to jump and swim in masses . He supports the move to provide a safe facility rather than putting up fences to stop people getting to the cliff area. Young people will get around the fence to jump off the cliff, he says. After Raphael Alualu s drowning a 1.2 metre high fence near the cliff where Raphael jumped was raised to two metres and warning signs were put up. The council recommends building a permanent pool fence along the cliff edge and planting to enhance the area, but Mr Bergin says that will not solve the problem and it will be wiser to provide safe equipment. It will cost about $8500 to install the fence and provide planting. The board will be investigating all of the options with the Auckland Council. Class take in upon themselves to raise $1000 School spirit: Cameron Leslie and Samantha Williams, both nine, with teacher Jessica Muller, are among pupils who raised more than $1000 for the families of Pike River Mine victims. Photo: BEN WATSON By MICHELLE ROBINSON The children of a St John s School classroom have taken it upon themselves to fundraise for family members of Pike River Mine victims. Jessica Muller s year 5 class was inspired to send a donation after spending time praying for the victims and their families. We had been praying and all felt upset so we thought what could we do to help, Mrs Muller says. The class of 28 pupils soon decided to make and sell yel- low ribbons in their com- munity, with some outstand- ing results. In less than a fortnight they had raised $1447. I m incredibly proud of them, I didn t do a thing, Mrs Muller says. A number of pupils set to work right away, even before Mrs Muller had asked them to, she says. We felt for the miners, I don t know what it would feel like for those families that had just lost them, Cameron Leslie, 9, says. They came into class every morning with huge smiles, they were so excited about how much they d raised, Mrs Muller says. So it was soon decided that if the class could raise $1000, they could choose how they wanted to spend one school day. The plan for that well- earned day has been to build a fort in class and watch DVDs, play sports, swim and enjoy a shared lunch.
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