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Best of Fresh for Less
Normal Trading Hours: Monday to Sunday 7.30am -- 7.00pm
Cnr Great South Rd
& Walters Road
Ph (09) 299 3328
All our fresh fruit and vegetables in store are clearly labelled for country of origin
White & Yellow Nectarines
Fresh Spring Onions
Red, Yellow & Green Capsicums
A number of general tree rules will continue to be enforced following a law change
which took effect on 1 January 2012.
You may still require a resource consent before you can carry out any tree work on your property.
To check whether your trees are protected, contact Auckland Council before you remove, prune or
undertake works near a tree on your property. Some trees can be cut or removed without council
approval, but you need to check before you chop!
More trees were proposed for scheduling under district plan changes publicly notified in December
2011. The Environment Court has granted these trees temporary protection from 1 January pending
the outcome of hearings by independent commissioners later in the year.
If you cut down or damage a protected tree, you may be liable for prosecution and a fine.
For information on what trees you can and can't
remove or prune call 09 301 0101.
All shook up over
Elvis in the gardens
A massive tribute to one of music's
most enigmatic artists is set to rock
the Auckland Botanic Gardens in
Manurewa on February 26. Elvis in
the Gardens will have family,
friends and fans singing and swoon-
ing in their jandals to a full cast of
Elvis Presley tribute artists.
In two short years the event has
outgrown previous venues at Puke-
kohe and Bombay -- proof that
people still love the King's music.
The free event will include New
Zealand's top professional Elvis
performers Che Orton, Andy Stan-
kovich, Steve Fitter, Kerryn Winn,
Brendon Chase and Melissa Perkins
as well as Australia's Paul Fenech.
It promises to be a fun day for
everybody with classic cars, compe-
titions, music and plenty of enter-
tainment for the kids.
There'll be a bucket collection on
the day with money raised going to
Surf Life Saving New Zealand. The
recipients of the two previous events
were Franklin Hospice and SPCA.
Go to www.elvisinthegardens. co.nz
for more information.
Bring a towel to
Dancing at the beach: Free summer dance classes are on offer.
Where better to dance in summer
than on a beach.
Two free dance workshops are
being held at Orere Point. They're
suitable for people of all abilities
aged 11 years and up.
The dances will combine
participants' ideas with the theme
Linda Ashley is choreographing
the project -- she has more than 30
years experience in dance and a
PhD from Auckland University and
is the author of three inter-
nationally selling books about
She'll be joined by AUT dance
graduates Jane Carter, Aya
Nakamura and Sean Papuni.
Thanks to a grant from the Auck-
land Creative Communities fund
the dance workshops are free.
All you need to bring is your
enthusiasm and a large beach
The classes are on at Orere War
Memorial Hall, corner of Orere
Point Rd and Kawakawa-Orere Rd
on February 4, 10am to 4pm and
February 9 from 7pm to 9pm.
Workshops will lead to a perform-
ance on Orere Point Beach with pri-
mary schoolchildren on February 10
Contact 356-7444 or email
email@example.com to book a spot.
cases spark alert
Parents are being urged to check their
children are fully immunised against
whooping cough after a surge in cases
late last year.
The Auckland Regional Public
Health Service says there were 23
reported cases of whooping cough, also
known as pertussis, in Counties-
Manukau from October to the end of
December -- more than double the
number at the same time last year.
Medical officer of health Dr Andrew
Lindsay says whooping cough is very
infectious and spreads easily by
coughing and sneezing.
Immunisation is the best protec-
tion. It is important to note that older
children and adults can get whooping
cough and pass it on to babies and
Babies have the highest risk of
serious complications including
breathing difficulties, hospitalisation,
Babies should be immunised at six
weeks, three months, and five months
with boosters given at four years and
11 years of age.
Whooping cough immunisation is
free for babies and children.
Adult immunisation is not publicly
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