North Shore Times : November 1st 2011
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Bring in an eye exam coupon from any competitor and we'll honour it. ^ Albany Westfield: 447 1465, Glenfield Westfield: 441 7936, Takapuna: 486 0311 specsavers.co.nz Santa parade gets funding By LISA HONEYBONE The Kaipatiki Local Board won t be the Grinch Who Stole Glenfield s Christmas parade. It has given the Glenfield Lions $7400 towards traffic management costs to put on the parade on Novem- ber 20. Glenfield Lions Club member Michael Pollitt says it wouldn t have gone ahead without the money. It is one of the Shore s largest and earliest Santa parades. Mr Pollitt says the parade is the main event of the year for Glenfield. Local board deputy chairman Nick Kearney says there was never any doubt they wouldn t fund the parade. The Mairangi Bay Santa parade will be held on November 26. It is also hosting a Christmas Extravaganza at Mairangi Arts Centre from December 2-20. The Browns Bay Christmas parade and carnival is on December 3. Browns Bay Business Association town centre manager Heather Bell says they decided to have an evening parade this year to avoid the heat of the sun. The Devonport parade is on Decem- ber 4 and the Birkenhead parade is on December 11. IN BRIEF Election meeting Candidates for the North Shore electorate and list candidates standing for parties will speak at The Depot, 28 Clarence St, Devonport, on November 9 from 7pm. Garden tour The annual the Great Greenhithe Garden Tour in support of Greenhithe Kindergarten is now into its 18th year. This year the event will be held on November 13 from 10am to 4pm. In addition to viewing the gardens, visitors will be able to buy crafts, plants and refreshments. Bring the family and join in what promises to be a fun day. For more information and tickets visit www.greenhithe gardentour.org. Dog helped North Shore Times readers have helped with medical costs a dog after a plea for help from Animal Re-homing. Victor has been diagnosed as medically blind and vets were unable to restore his vision but donations have helped with his other medical costs. Animal Re-homing is grateful to everyone who donated and is now seeking home for Victor. Go to www.animal rehoming.co.nz for more information. Speaker Jack Ross, PhD, lecturer in English at Massey University, will be the guest speaker at the Rose Centre in Belmont on November 12 at 2pm. His appearance completes a decade of hosting New Zealand top authors and poets by Rose Centre Writers. Dr Ross will be speaking on the life and work of Leicester Kyle, eco-poet, botanist and environmentalist and retired Anglican priest who was well-known in Auckland before his death on the West Coast in 2006. Join the Rose Centre Writers and enjoy the talk andacupoftea afterwards for $5. Contact Hazel at 489-7203 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Dance concert New Zealand's Performing Young Artists group is hosting a dance showcase on November 19 at 7pm. The event held at the Inspire Centre on William Pickering Drive in Albany will feature young and talented hip hop, street tap and contemporary artists. The event is fundraising for Escape Camp 2012. Contact Zee on 021-660-214 for tickets or door sales are available. Suspicious scene: Police forensics work at the scene of a suspected P lab in Rosedale. Photo: BEN WATSON Suspected P lab found in Rosedale By LISA HONEYBONE Police have uncovered what is suspected to be a P lab in Rosedale. Forensics were working at the Sat- urn Place address on October 25. Detective senior sergeant Kim Libby says police went to investigate the roller door to the premises which looked like it had been forced open but there was no one on site. They noticed a strong chemical smell and so they called in the clan lab team, he says. Police are undertaking an investi- gation and are trying to locate the people responsible. Mr Libby says it s hard to tell what has gone on there but some equipment was found that could have been used for the purpose of processing metham- phetamine. There was no signs on the building but it appeared to be an automotive business, he says. A neighbouring business worker says the occupants moved into the industrial unit around two or three months ago. There was no smell coming from the address but he suspected there was something dodgy going on. He says the occupants covered up the windows with cardboard, installed cameras outside and were hardly ever seen.
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