North Shore Times : February 17th 2011
9 NORTH SHORE TIMES, FEBRUARY 17, 2011 NEWS Enquires/bookings: The Kaipatiki Project Ph 482 1172 or firstname.lastname@example.org Cut your rubbish in half by turning your food waste into compost to feed the garden. WORKSHOPS 2011 Thursday, 3 February 6pm to 9pm Meadowood Thursday, 24 February 6pm to 9pm Devonport Saturday, 12 March 10am to 1pm Takapuna Saturday, 26 March 10am to 1pm Birkdale Saturday, 16 April 10am to 1pm Birkdale Saturday, 30 April 10am to 1pm Takapuna Saturday, 14 May 10am to 1pm Birkdale Thursday, 26 May 6pm to 9pm Devonport Saturday, 11 June 10am to 1pm Birkdale Tuesday, 28 June 6pm to 9pm Meadowood Worm farming and composting courses FREE, booking is essential RW_AK8802_NST 3475523AB An experience with HETTIE Spiritual Clairvoyant/Medium "An amazing evening of spirit communication and discussion where spirits are now being visually seen, proving the continuation of life. "I was shocked at the accuracy"...K.D Birkenhead "She has changed my view of life after death" .. S.R Birkenhead "A wonderful, exciting show!".D.M Papatoetoe "Awesome experience".H.B Hillcrest Tickets are limited so booking is essential. All enquires please phone: (09) 419 2667 or email: email@example.com Online Bookings: www.beyondthislife.net BEYOND THIS LIFE WHEN: 7.30pm, Wed 23rd February WHERE: The Rose Centre School Rd, Belmont TICKETS: $30 (includes supper) 3507556AA • Retrace the old steamer and sailing ship routes from Helensville to Dargaville before returning by luxury coach • Explore over 60 Nautical miles of sheltered unspoilt waterways • Sight many bays and inlets accessible only by boat • Remote settlements, spectacular sand dunes, history and ecology • Informative commentary • Price $120 per person CRUISING THE KAIPARA Departs Helensville Feb 26, March 12, March 26 PH 09 420 8466 Day Cruise To Dargaville Email or phone for free Brochure firstname.lastname@example.org 3506175AA 12277AA PURE COTTON VOILE PRINTS, FASHION PRINTS. PLAIN KNITS, CRAFT COTTON PRINTS, FASHION DENIMS, TAFFETAS, ORGANZAS, LINEN BLENDS, MORE. NOW UNPACKING - WINTER 2011 PLUS 1000S OF REMNANTS REDUCED TO CLEAR ALL ONE PRICE...$8 METRE ...says MATERIAL GIRL MEET ME AT EIGHT 18 LINK DRIVE WAIRAU PARK (OPPOSITE HOYTS CINEMA) OPEN 7 DAYS Tree poisoning is a mystery By DELWYN DICKEY Poisoned plants: Yolande Carter shows holes indicating trees have been poisoned. Photo: DELWYN DICKEY An unidentified poison that killed trees on a boundary is still having an effect five months later. Yolande Carter, 86, of Snells Beach is upset her trees died and concerned about the substance used. Her husband, former Northcote College principal Steve Carter, planted the trees as seedlings. He died in March last year. The poison still appears active and is possibly leach- ing or moving through plant roots. Grass around the trees died and is not regrowing. Nearby high shrubs are also showing die-off signs. Yolande is worried whether it is safe to eat anything from her vegetable garden. Nothing will grow closest to the trees but the far end is lush. She is unsure whether she should still be eating any- thing out of it. The pittosporum trees were planted in 1982 on the border of the sloping section overlooking the beach. Yolande noticed they were beginning to lose their leaves in September. She checked to ensure it wasn t normal leaf shed and then looked at the trees from the public walkway running behind her house. The dying trees had holes drilled into them. Many properties on the walkway have high fences, but Yolande says she likes her low one. I didn t want a high fence at the back. I like to talk to the people walking past. Some of them are really nice people. The former Rodney District Council told Yolande they had not been spraying in the area. Police made inquiries but were unable to come up with any clues. The trees were thinned about a year ago after a request but there was no further comment about them since, she says. We took soil samples and my son found some white crystals but they haven t been tested yet. It costs $180 and you have to say what to test for -- but we don t know. IN BRIEF Food fiesta Chelsea Primary School, Onetaunga Rd, Birkenhead is holding a Family Food Fiesta evening on February 18 from 5pm to 8pm as a fundraising event. There will be a variety of food and market stalls, rides for the children and music and demonstrations. Free public talk A free public talk will be given by Marta Greenwood on safety and the power of stillness for world peace with Psalm 23, on February 22 at 7.30pm at the First Church of Christ, Scientist, 6 Auburn St, Takapuna. All welcome. Bach tours on Rangitoto Island Historic Conservation Trust's bach tours are on February 20 and March 6 from 10am to 1pm. Visit the bach community at Rangitoto Wharf and learn about the social history of this typical Kiwiana holiday place. The tour ends with tea and cream scones. Bookings are limited. Visit www.fullers.co.nz to book.. Call for helpers The Volunteer Stroke Scheme needs new volunteers who can spare one or two hours a week. Training will be in March. Phone 441-8959 for more information. Kawau picnic on In a tradition established 130 years ago by Governor-General Sir George Grey, Auck- landers are invited to a summer at Mansion House Kawau Island. The BYO picnic is on February 26 from 9am to 4.30pm. There are also devonshire teas, a saus- age sizzle and licensed cafe. Activities include children s games, treasure hunts and tours, Discount fares avail- able on ferry thanks to Reuben s Cruises. Bookings are essential, phone 0800-111-616 and for information phone (09) 422-8882. Free car wash offer St Barnabas Black Dove Youth Host is holding a free community car wash on February 19 from 9.30am to noon, at 470 Glenfield Rd, Glenfield. Come along to have your car washed and learn more about Black Doves programme.
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