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Botany and Ormiston Times : Botany and Ormiston Times Thursday July 2 2015
www.times.co.nz Botany and Ormiston Times, Thursday, July 2, 2015 — 13 Ormiston Ask us about *Q Card lending criteria, fees, terms and conditions apply. Visit lumino.co.nz for more details. on dental treatments $300 and over with INTEREST FREE 30 Q Card!* OFFER ENDS 31ST JULY 2015 Come and visit Dr Kent Yip and the rest of the team Dr Kent Yip Level 2, Ormiston Hospital, 125 Ormiston Road, Flat Bush email@example.com | Ph: 272 8178 CP0380 Sanvi Nadkarni, young mother: Considering New Zealand is a dairy farming nation it is quite surprising that the price of milk is high here. Milk is an essential nutrient and it’s time they controlled the prices. I don’t have much knowledge as to why the prices are high but all I know is that something is not right. Garry Bellingham, retired: I have been following politics since the last 40 years and I can only say that there is some rot going on there. Somebody is creaming it all and it’s not the farmers. We are being duped, conned and manipulated by the government. Ken Wirnock, retired: I haven’t paid much attention to the milk prices escalating. It doesn’t really matter since we don’t consume much milk. Eloise Herd, physio student: I think the price of milk is very unreasonable here. It’s because it’s all being shipped abroad. Please keep some milk for us! It’s silly that the cost of Coke is cheaper here than milk. Something should be done about it. Sir Ray Avery, pharmaceutical scientist, inventor and social entrepreneur: If Fonterra had invested more in innovative inventions they could have easily cut down on the price of milk. Unfortunately they haven’t done much of that. Australia and UK have dropped the retail price for milk by 16 per cent. With milk prices being eight per cent higher than it was in last two years are New Zealanders being ripped off? Is someone creaming the profits? We asked a cross-section of people. WORD ON THE STREET Your view It pays to give your opinion. Your feedback matters to us. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org; text 875, use the word bot as first word in text and then add your comment; or comment on our Facebook page, facebook.com/timesonlinenz, and be in to win a double pass to Hoyts Cinema, Botany Too risqué M AY B E I am just old-fashioned but I don’t think the front page of our local paper should have a headline “Exploring their sexuality”. Young school children learning about current affairs read these papers for school news and I don’t feel they need to know this much at such an early age. I would like to protect my grandchildren from this information as long as possible. Wendy Travis That fateful flight RE: AIR disaster challenges revisited (Times, June 18). I am writing re: the crash on Ruapehu in 1948. Merton Heywood was on the flight and was to be picked up by his father and brother in Rotorua. They waited in vain for the flight. The NAC flights started to go to Rotorua in April 1948. My friend Rosemary (Heywood), Merton’s sister, was surprised that it was stated the plane was going to Hamilton. It was going to Hamilton, but maybe after Rotorua. Cushla Jervis Flag debate THE ongoing flag debate has polarised Kiwis and will continue to do so for some time yet. The poem below has been circulating on Facebook. A little look on the internet found one post carrying the poem was dated August 2001 and asked if anyone knew the author. Elsewhere, it suggests the poem was written by an anonymous Australian (the reference to New Zealand was not there of course). The poem was also said to have been read at an Anzac Day service in Australia. Editor OUR FLAG Our flag bears the stars that blaze at night, In our southern sky of blue, And that little old flag in the corner, That’s part of our heritage too. It’s for the English, the Scots and the Irish, Who were sent to the ends of the earth, The rogues and the schemers, the doersand the dreamers, Who gave New Zealand its birth. And you who are shouting to change it, You don’t seem to understand, It’s the flag of our laws and our language, Not the flag of a far away land. There are lots of people who will tell you, How when Europe was plunged into night, That little old flag in the corner, Was their symbol of freedom and light. It doesn’t mean we owe our allegiance, To a forgotten imperial dream, We’ve the stars to show where we’re going, And the old flag to show where we’ve been. It’s only an old piece of bunting, It’s only an old coloured rag, But there are thousands who died for its honour, And shed their blood for our flag. Parliamentary security lax MEMBERS of Greenpeace get arrested for scaling the side of Parliament Buildings. Would it not be more logical to arrest the security people who should have been guarding the building? Either somebody was asleep on the job, or quite simply the people who were being paid to provide security for our parliament were not up to the job. Somebody even left a ladder/scaffold for them to use to scale the building. What a joke. We should congratulate Greenpeace and reward them for exposing the lack of security given to our parliament. Any terrorist groups would laugh themselves to sleep if they ever get to find out. Bob Wichman, Botany Burning uestion What is SafeGrowth? SAFEGROWTH is a programme for creating and sustaining community action, community decision making and community cohesion at the neighbourhood level. It works by transferring Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) and team work skills to volunteer local residents and stakeholders. A SafeGrowth facilitator supports them through a process to form a Neighbourhood Safety Plan that can be presented to local authorities and funders to assist with funding the larger projects in the plan. This approach ensures higher levels of neighbourhood social cohesion which in turn helps sustain community-building and crime prevention strategies in the long-term. Join us on facebook TimesOnlineNZ WIN! 1 of 3 Double Passes to The Auckland Food Show Listen up foodies – The Auckland Food Show is almost here and it has an incredible chef line-up and hundreds of new things to try and buy that will totally tempt your taste buds. We have three double passes to give away. Simply LIKE our Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/TimesOnlineNZ) to be in the draw. Enter now! The winner’s of last week’s Aveeno Skin Relief Body Care Range are: Allie Dyer, Sharlene Brearley and Haley Thom. Congratulations! Online feedback Share your comments on facebook.com/timesonlinenz THE ■ Times’ post about the Three Musketeers musical at Farm Cove Intermediate received the following responses: Diana Carman Houkamau wrote: There are door sales and the tickets are $7. Looking forward to going tomorrow. smile emoticon Kerry McKee posted: We are going tonight. Phoebe is in it – shes a wench!!!!
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