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Papakura Courier : August 24th 2011
5 PAPAKURA COURIER, AUGUST 24, 2011 NEWS Genista Yellow Imp Golden yellow pea shaped flowers emerge early Spring. Kings Normal Price $9.99 $7.73 Nandina Firepower Dramatic foliage in tones of red & golden yellow. Kings Normal Price $9.99 $7.99 Coleonema Sunset Gold Evergreen, golden feathery foliage, pale pink starry blooms. Kings Normal Price $13.99 $9.99 ELMWOOD LIFESTYLE CARE & VILLAGE: 131 Hill Road, Manurewa 2105 www.oceanialiving.co.nz www.facebook.com/OceaniaGroup Talk to Helen Kingi, Sales and Village Manager on (09) 268 56 89, 021 278 0026 or e-mail: email@example.com Why not make arranging a visit the next thing you do? NEW VILLAS Well constructed, thoughtfully designed and available for $280,000* (one -bedroom) or $360,000* (two-bedrooms). REFURBISHED COTTAGES & STUDIOS Two studios, both available at $155,000*, and one one - bedroom cottage, available for $215,000* Part of the South Auckland community since 1981, Elmwood Lifestyle Care & Village offers independent living with the "back up" of rest home and hospital level care. Local shops, clubs and services are all within 5-minute's drive (if that); and the Manukau Shopping Centre is within a 15-minute drive. "A Retirement Village with friendly staff and residents, and we live in a well designed villa. It's everything we expected" * Ongoing service fees apply. OG1441 - Bill and Betty Dowswell, Residents Lunch with Lance Join some legends of rugby league as they pay homage to one of the Vodafone Warriors' most loyal players. Lance Hohaia will leave our shores at the end of this season to play for UK Super League club St Helens. Stacey Jones, Graham Lowe, Monty Betham and many more will be at a testimonial luncheon hosted by Sir Peter Leitch on August 31. It's a chance to mix with some rugby league greats, current Warriors players and, of course, the guest of honour -- Lance Hohaia. Tickets are $150 per person and include a three-course lunch with drinks. Book yours at the Auckland Rugby League offices, Level 2, 19 Beasley Ave, Penrose or phone 571-2000. Go to www.papakura courier.co.nz, click on latest edition and check out today's paper online for information about Lance Hohaia's time at the Warriors. Calling all radio/rugby fans By MELISSA KINEALY Radio sounds: Papakura amateur radio club member David Karrasch can't wait to use the club's special world cup call sign. Photo: FIONA GOODALL Go to www.papakura courier.co.nz to watch members of the radio club set up a station next to a lighthouse. Papakura Radio Club mem- bers will be making contact with people from all around the world during the Rugby World Cup. But they won't be meeting them face-to-face. Instead they'll be using a special call sign -- ZL6RWC -- from Sept- ember 1 to October 31. Longtime member David Karrasch is hoping they'll make contact with more than 40,000 people in that time. We expect to have it on air on two or three bands every day. It will be swamped.'' He applied to the New Zea- land Association of Radio Transmitters for a call sign especially for the Rugby World Cup. The club's usual callsign is ZL1VK. But club members won't be having lengthy banter with contacts. Most communi- cation is just an exchange of call signs, he says. We will be going to work as many people as we can.'' The ZL6 is the special part of the call sign because they normally start with ZL1, 2, 3 or 4, he says. The plan is to operate through nine bands of fre- quency on multiple platforms including a more traditional form of communication, morse code, Mr Karrasch says. The 50 club members are looking forward to using the new call sign, he says. It's really a matter of con- tacting people and recording them in our log.'' They're not keeping the call sign all to themselves -- other amateurs will ask to use it working from their homes and clubs across New Zea- land, Mr Karrasch says. The club has no set channel that its operates from -- visit www.nzart.org.nz to see the frequencies club members will use. It recently had another special event call sign -- ZL6LH -- when members set up a radio station at a light- house as part of International Lighthouse Lightship Week- end. Last weekend o they set up the station at Pouto on the Kaipara Harbour, to help raise public awareness of lighthouses and lightships and to promote amateur radio. HAVE WE GOT NEWS FOR YOU Go to www.papakuracourier.co.nz for the latest local news online -- anywhere, anytime
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