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Papakura Courier : May 18th 2011
9 PAPAKURA COURIER, MAY 18, 2011 NEWS Westpac New Zealand Limited ouldn't it be great if you didn't have to repeat yourself ? WES0655PC_1 Find Us On Menu Mania & Facebook Phone 299 3141 Southgate Retail Centre 230 Great South Road, Takanini Lunch Tues-Sat 11.30am-2.30pm Dinner 7 Days 5pm onwards Monday Special $10 Mains Wednesday Special Buffets • Visit our stores and receive FREE gifts throughout the year by buying selected Beer, RTD's, Spirits or Wine • Receive AA Rewards throughout our stores • No Trade Sales • Specials valid whilst stocks last WITH 164 OUTLETS THROUGHOUT NZ The Liquor Centre Group NEW ZEALAND'S LARGEST LIQUOR CHAIN $22.99 Specials valid until 31 May 2011. All specials may not be available in some stores. Above specials only available at Liquor Centre Stores detailed below: $9.99 $21.99 $36.99 $24.99 Mainstream 15's (Lion Red, Waikato, Speights) Carlsberg 15s Riverstone Range $9.99 $12.49 Open House Range Jagermeister 700ml Gilbeys Gin 1L $31.99 Jim Beam 1125ml 37.5% $39.99 Smirnoff 1L $31.99 $33.99 Teachers Scotch Whisky 1L Woodstock 8% 4Yr Old 12pk Envy 8% 250ml Cans 6 pk FREE gift with purchase Thoroughbred L.C. Manurewa Village L.C. Clevedon Pukekohe L.C. Pukekohe Counties L.C. Pukekohe Mainstreet Cellars L.C. Waiuku Clark's Beach L.C. Clark's Beach Tuakau Wholesale L.C. Tuakau Edinburgh L.C. Papakura TICKETS 0800 TICKETEK www.hawkinstheatre.co.nz In A Beter World 24th May 12.30pm & 7.30pm Winner of a Golden Globe and an Oscar this year for best foreign language film. Tickets: Adults $7, Concessions $5 (in advance) Adults $10, Concessions $8 (on the door) Get Low 23rd May 12.30pm & 7.30pm Bill Murray, Sissy Spacek and Robert Duvall star in this drama comedy about a recluse that holds his funeral before he dies! Tickets: Adults $7, Concessions $5 (in advance) Adults $10, Concessions $8 (on the door) The View From Greenhaven 26th May 12.30pm & 7.30pm Australian comedy-drama about a grumpy old man and his not so grumpy wife. Tickets: Adults $7, Concessions $5 (in advance) Adults $10, Concessions $8 (on the door) Oceans 31st May 12.30pm & 7.30pm Disneynature's record breaking documentary that takes an in- depth look at the Oceans of the world, not to be missed! Tickets: Adults $7, Concessions $5 (in advance) Adults $10, Concessions $8 (on the door) 13 RAY SMALL DRIVE PAPAKURA Info line: (09) 297 7712 (R16) (M) (PG) (G) House prices up Local house prices moved ahead in April. The average sale price of $377,000 in the Papa- kura Courier s circu- lation area in April was $10,000, or 3 percent higher than the average rolling price for the past 12 months. It brought the aver- age selling price to $367,000, Barfoot & Thompson managing dir- ector Peter Thompson says. Across the region, prices and sales volumes retreated from their March highs but in this area the reverse was true with April s average price exceeding March by $5000. Sales volumes were also good with sales for the month up 38 percent on the corresponding period last year. The locations of greatest activity were Papakura and Kingseat. MIT students support SPCA Needy animals will be better off thanks to the efforts of three Manukau Institute of Technology students. Public relations and event management students Lauren Jack, Adrian Heinink and Myra Otene have organ- ised the SPCA Experi- ence auction which started this week and includes signed CDs from Katy Perry, Justin Beiber, Snow Planet vouchers and more. It runs until June 3 on the SPCA store on TradeMe. Board members to get pay rise Pay rise: Papakura Local Board chairman John Robinson's salary will rise to $54,464. Up too: The Papakura board's deputy chairman Brent Catchpole will be paid $46,614. By KAREN MANGNALL A pay rise is on the way for local board members in Papakura and Franklin, the Remuneration Auth- ority says. Deputy chairwoman Angela Foulkes says salaries for all 149 elected members on the Auckland Council s 21 local boards will go up by 2 percent from July 1. Salary rates reflect the size of the population each board serves. In Papakura pay for board members will go up to $34,374 a year and at Franklin to $34,272. Papakura chairman John Rob- inson s salary will rise to $54,464 and his Franklin counterpart Andy Baker s to $59,262. Deputy chairs also get salary increases: To $46,614 for Brent Catchpole at Papakura and to $52,632 for Jan Sinclair at Frank- lin.The authority is also rescinding its offer that local boards be able to suggest how to divvy up an ad- ditional salary pool for members given extra responsibilities as depu- ties or committee chairs once the Auckland Council got going. Few boards have recommended distributing the money -- amounting to about $2000 per member -- in the way the authority intended, Ms Foulkes says. Some have refused to make rec- ommendations, some have applied funds to specific positions, others have shared the funds equally among all positions and a few are still to reply. A few boards criticised the process as politicising the set- ting of board salaries and unfair to elected members. On consideration the authority feels its initial plan won t work because the responsibilities that will eventually apply to local boards still lack the clarity needed, she says. Instead the authority will set three remuneration levels for each board -- chair, deputy and member -- backdated from the start of the Auckland Council on November 1 to June 30 this year. The 2 percent pay rise will kick in after that based on the same rates. By early next year when the patterns of accountability and workloads are clearer the authority will re-evaluate remuneration for all elected positions in the Auckland Council. Ms Foulkes says the decision may cause discomfort to some boards. But we have felt the need to remove the discretion to recommend from the hands of boards given the level of concern expressed about the approach we have taken. HOP on to the buses The HOP card is on its way. Waka Pacific bus users will be able to swap their Go Rider cards for Auckland Transport s new public transport smart- card HOP from this Sunday. The cards are being pro- gressively rolled out across the Auckland region with the North Shore s North Star buses last week, Go West and Waka Pacific buses on May 22 and Metrolink and Link buses on June 6. The cards will be issued by HOP helpers at key bus stops and transport hubs and at school and tertiary institutes. Customers simply show the HOP helper their Go Rider card and if eligible their con- cession ID. They will then be issued with a HOP card. HOP cards are also available from retail outlets. For information pick up a Here Comes HOP leaflet on the bus, visit myhop.co.nz or call 366-4HOP -- 366-4467.
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