Papakura Courier : October 3rd 2012
www.papakuracourier.co.nz 2 PAPAKURA COURIER, OCTOBER 3, 2012 NEWS Office Ph 272 7017 Fax 265 1285 Editor Judith Tucker email: email@example.com Sales Manager Stuart Palmer email: firstname.lastname@example.org Circulation Ph 525 2022 Fax 580 1648 email: email@example.com Classifieds Ph 525 2100 Fax 580 1643 email: firstname.lastname@example.org 21,282 Audited Circulation (ABC for 12mths to 31 Dec 11) Delivered each Wednesday (RD Areas Thursday) to Ararimu, Alfriston, Ardmore, Brookby, Clevedon, Conifer Grove, Drury, Hunua, Karaka, Kawakawa Bay, Kingseat, Opaheke, Orere Point, Pahurehure, Papakura, Paparimu, Ponga, Ramarama, Red Hill, Runciman, Takanini, Te Hihi. Includes Rural Delivery areas: Drury RD 1, 2,3.PapakuraRD1,2,3,4,5. Manurewa RD1. 33 Birmingham Rd, East Tamaki. P.O. Box 76-400, Manukau City. www.papakuracourier.co.nz www.hawkinstheatre.co.nz 13 RAY SMALL DRIVE PAPAKURA Informaton: (09) 297 7712 The Red Balloon 5th & 6th October 7. 3 0 p m 7th October 2.30pm Hawkins Youth Theatre Company's frst annual stage produc- ton is Albert Lamorisse's The Red Balloon, a musical adventure for all the family, based on the much loved 1950's french flm. Tickets: Adults $20, Concessions $15 (R16) Take This Waltz 12th &23rd October 12.30pm & 7.30pm When Margot, 28, meets Daniel, their chemistry is intense and immediate. But Margot suppresses her sudden atracton; she is happily married to Lou (Seth Rogen), a cookbook writer. Tickets: Adults $8, Concessions $6 (in advance) Adults $11, Concessions $9 (on the door) Laugh Out Loud 13th October 8pm Papakura's popular comedy night comes round again with aho stofla ughsa ndfu n .Fe atu ringDarren Jardine, Robert Callaghan, Chris Brain, Irene Pink and MC, Mike Loder. Tickets: $10 (in advance) $20 (on the door) (R16) Pictures of Susan 16th &29th October 12.30pm & 7.30pm Auckland artst Susan King has not talked since 1955, when she was four years old. Expressing herself with over 10,000 draw- ings since then, her work has recently received the atenton of the internatonal art world. Tickets: Adults $8, Concessions $6 (in advance) Adults $11, Concessions $9 (on the door) Louisa and Patrick Emmett Murphy Foundation Expressions of interest for 2012 grants are now available to charitable organisations in the Auckland area. Mr Murphy created this Foundation in 2002 in memory of his Mother to express gratitude for the help and care that she received in her latter years of her life. To be eligible, organisations must benefit people within the Auckland area (as defined by the Supercity boundaries) by: • Providing assistance and care for terminally ill people in our community. • Improving the quality of life for our older people in our community. • Providing assistance and care for people suffering from illness in our community. ere will be a two stage selection process; expressions of interest and full applications. Expressions of interest may be submitted by a charitable organisation only (no individuals). e closing date for the expressions of interest is 2 November 2012. For an application form... • email email@example.com • write to Kim Peacock at Public Trust, Private Bag 17906, Greenlane, Auckland • phone (09) 985 6824 Ogilvy/PTR0612 Louisa & Patrick Emmett Murphy Foundation CALL FOR 2012 EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Horse riding petition gains more support Saddle up: Franklin horse riders want to see more bridlepaths opened up for recreation. By ADRIAN EVANS A nationwide petition to have horses recog- nised as a form of transport is gaining momentum. Tuakau rider Jan Mossman wants the Government and local councils to give horses equal footing with walkers and cyc- lists when it comes to planning new rec- reational trails. And she s already got more than 7000 signatures backing her cause. Horses have been disregarded for so long. And what s really annoyed us is purpose-built trails for horses such as Old Motu Coach Rd and Ohakune Coach Rd are now restricted to cyclists and walkers. Basically horses have been shut out and it s a shame. Ms Mossman represents the Green Trails Group which wants horses included in all future transport and council plans. She s using overseas examples to sup- port her case. Buckingham Palace in the centre of London has them, in Denver they ve got horse trails from the city to the Rockies and San Francisco has them too. Auckland currently has a network of 12 mountain bike trails, eight horse trails and five trails for shared use. Auckland Council manager for parks, sports and recreation Mace Ward says the development of multi-use tracks is based on a case by case approach. Track development is dependent on the needs and demand in the area. Factors such as topography, heritage, ecology and vegetation are all considered. Auckland Mountain Bike Club president Hayden Russell doesn t see any conflict with mixed use but fellow member Kris Bartley reckons single use is better. My biggest issue is I ve seen some horses on the Hunua Ranges mountain bike trail and I spend a lot of time with the bike club building and maintaining the trail. It s pretty gutting when you come across horses on a mountain bike trail and they re carving it up, so from that side of it I wouldn t be that keen for shared use. But if they stuck to trails they re sup- posed to be on then why not? Ms Mossman is confident her petition will get the 50,000 signatures needed to get the Beehive s attention. If people get bums off saddles and get cracking we ll well exceed that number by the end of summer. It s not only horse riders but people who believe in the philosophy of horses as transport. Whether we like it or not we have horses embedded in our blood. Auckland Council spokeswoman Angela Jones has invited discussion on the matter. Council considers all stakeholders when planning developments and is happy to talk with interested groups regarding future plans, she says. Still time to sign kids up to school holiday fun Are the kids getting under your feet already? Registra- tions are still open for Youth- town Papakura s school holi- day programme for 10 to 14-year-olds. Activities includes movies, hot pools, high ropes, kayak- ing, laser skirmish and Rain- bow s End. Programmes are recognised by WINZ Out of School Care and Recreation subsidy, with comprehensive safety policies and procedures so parents can be assured their kids have fun in a safe, friendly place. Go to youthtown.org.nz/ papakura.html for details or phone 297 7386 to register. Buckets of help needed The SPCA is calling for bucket-shakers to collect for its street appeal. Volunteers from all over the Auckland region are needed from Novem- ber9to11. The organisation aims to raise $200,000 and will need more help than ever to reach that goal, SPCA fundraising and marketing manager Rona Booth says. Visit spca.org.nz to register.
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