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Botany and Ormiston Times : Botany and Ormiston Times Thursday March 19 2015
www.times.co.nz Botany and Ormiston Times, Thursday, March 19, 2015 — 5 Range of colours to choose from Limited numbers available 5 Door auto Balance of new vehicle warranty until 2017 Latest model Reversing camera Range of colours to choose from Wide range of colours to choose from 2011 COROLLA SEDANS CURRENT MODEL COROLLA HATCH 2014 CURRENT MODEL YARIS $16,888 $19,989 $19,999 FROM FROM *Signature Class offer runs until 31st March 2015 19.03.15kc10782 FEBRUARY 20 was a long day for a dedicated group of the Sancta Maria College school community. Fourteen teachers, support staff and members of the diocese took part in the Great Lake Relay around Lake Taupo. The total length of the course is 155 kilometres, which is divided into legs ranging between five and 14km. The event started at 11pm on February 20, which for many of the Sancta Maria staff followed a full day supervising the school’s athletics competition. It is the ninth year the school has entered the relay, with business manager Margaret Littlejohn laying claim to contributing to all nine efforts. This year, the team members dedicated their trek to late foundation deputy principal Catherine Cooney, who had participated and encouraged on several occasions. “ The runner or walker of each leg carried a pair of shoes in her memory,” says sports coordinator Jan Cummings. The mammoth journey was finished after 18 hours, 32 minutes. “We supported each other through the night and day armed with chants, musical instruments, water guns and great enthusiasm,” says Ms Cummings. “We have found this event to be a great team building exercise, encouraging new staff, and getting to know each other outside of the demands of the school year.” lake relay Laughing around the lake School staff’s 18-hour bonding session initiative Council to start Smokefree review A RECoMMEndATIon to bring forward Auckland’s Smoke-free Policy review was well received by councillors at the recent governing body meeting and the review will start in the coming months. The recommendation was made due to large public interest in the outdoor dining aspect of the Trading and Events in Public Places Bylaw which was adopted by the committee last week. Although smoke-free dining is not a regulation of the bylaw, more than 1300 submissions were received from the Cancer Society, Auckland Regional Public Health Service and individuals on the subject. “ The panel felt keenly the passion of the submitters on this topic and the need to expedite the review of the Smoke-free policy,” says councillor denise Krum, chair of the hearings panel on the bylaw. “We wish to consider the wider areas the policy should cover such as town squares, beaches and so on and once the review of the Smoke-free policy is complete, we will be giving Aucklanders the opportunity to give their feedback on smoke- free public places.” Auckland Council currently has one of the most comprehensive Smoke-free policies in the nation in terms of public places and is in the process of expanding this, she says. Auckland Council will start the policy review in the second half of 2015 and public consultation needs to be undertaken to understand the region’s views on a smoke free bylaw. Sancta Maria College’s Great Lakes Relay team. Photo supplied trade Be wary of deals made on social media PoLICE are warning people who make deals originating on social media to be wary of trading with strangers and where possible conduct transactions using traceable payment options. The message comes after a man was robbed at gunpoint when he was lured to a rural address to purchase a motorbike advertised on Facebook. detective Russell Crawford says while police work closely with many internet-based selling companies, such as Trade Me, the number of operations run on social media was increasing all the time and he urged potential buyers to take some simple safety precautions. Where possible, avoid paying cash; instead ■■ make a bank payment so there is an auditable trail of the transaction. Avoid carrying large sums of cash and if ■■ you must use this form of payment, ensure you go with someone else and conduct the transaction in a well lit, public place where you can be seen. obtain as much details about the seller as ■■ you can prior to the purchase, such as their name, their phone number, address or any other identifiable piece of information. If the deal seems too good to be true it ■■ probably is. never use a money transfer service to send ■■ money overseas. Keep all emails, texts and messages ■■ exchanged with the seller.
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