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Botany and Ormiston Times : Howick and Botany Times Wednesday July 23 2014
www.times.co.nz Howick and Botany Times, Wednesday, July 23, 2014 — 5 All occupational licenses for units at the village are secured by a first ranking encumbrance over the village land in favour of the Statutory Supervisor. CONTACT US: 217 Kupe Street, Orakei, Auckland. Phone: 521 9015 Fax: 521 9011 Website: www.eastcliffe.co.nz 122830-v2 This July we are offering a sales promotion on our 1-bedroom serviced apartments – priced from $220,000. Be warm and cosy all year round in our main building and enjoy the Rangitoto sea views from one of our four lounges. Please call Cherie or Penelope on 521 9015 to view and discuss the wide range of service options available. EASTCLIFFE ON ORAKEI RETIREMENT VILLAGE EASTCLIFFE ON ORAKEI RETIREMENT VILLAGE 122841 Thanks to SeaLink this package includes a return ferry trip to Waiheke Island for a car and two people along with two nights’ accommodation. GREAT WINTER ESCAPE PACKAGE SeaLink and Times Newspapers are giving away to one lucky reader a Simply tell us why you or a loved one deserves this great giveaway. Send your entry to Times Newspapers Sealink Promotion PO Box 259-243 Botany, Auckland or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Entries close August 31, 2014. Waiheke Island Super Saver Ferry Fares * Available on selected sailings. See website for terms & conditions SL-14-024 Book online at www.sealink.co.nz or call 0800 SEALINK (0800 732 546) SL-14-017 Call 0800 SEALINK (0800 732 546) or visit our check-in office. www.sealink.co.nz WIN! Candidate promises safety MAKING Pakuranga more prosperous and its streets and homes safer is a mandate the ACT Party’s candidate for the electorate is promoting. ACT leader and former Mellons Bay Primary, Bucklands Beach Intermediate and Pakuranga College student, Dr Jamie Whyte, will take up the contest in the general election on September 20. He says ACT’s policy of three strikes for burglary, which would put serial burglars in prison for at least three years, will particularly appeal to Pakuranga residents. Since being elected as party leader, Dr Whyte has promoted ACT’s key messages of low, flat tax; cutting green tape; getting tough on crime; and “one country, one law”. Until returning to New Zealand from London last year, Dr Whyte was the head of research and publishing at Oliver Wyman Financial Services. He’s a fellow of the Institute of Economic Affairs and a senior fellow of the Adam Smith Institute. His opinion piece, arguing that the Green Party’s emissions policy is about moral grandstanding rather than reducing emissions, was published last week in the Wall Street Journal. Dr Whyte recently won the Institute of Economic Affairs’ Seldon Award for his publication, Quack Policy – Abusing Science in the Cause of Paternalism. Power outage stops business CLOSE to 300 East Tamaki and Highbrook business premises were without power for close to an hour yesterday before the supply was partially restored. A feeder fault in the Stonedon Drive/Cryers Road, East Tamaki area was reported at 11.59am, with 298 Vector customers affected, including Highbrook business precinct. It was the third blackout in the past 18 months experienced by Times Newspapers, in Stonedon Drive. However, production on the Howick and Botany Times had resumed by 12.48pm. At that stage four customers were left without power, Vector says. Electrical feeders run along streets, overhead or underground. NEWS BITES Bird fans flock to display A large number of bird lovers viewed the feathered contestants in the Auckland Metro Bird Club’s show and competition in Flat Bush. Times photos Wayne Martin A RECORD number of peo- ple passed through the doors of the Auckland Metro Bird Club’s annual public show, sale and com- petition last weekend. More than 500 of the North Island’s top show canaries, finches, budgies and more were displayed at Ormiston Senior College in Flat Bush. Club president Dave Nicholson says the turnout from the public and show competitors exceeded his expectations. “We had club members shak- ing their heads and members from other clubs saying they had never seen crowds like it at a bird show,” says the Pakuranga resident. “The support from locals this year was brilliant. “At different stages over the weekend we had 20 people queu- ing to get in and had about 2000 come through all up, which is incredible.” Among the star attractions was a cockatoo called Charlie with a massive personality. “He’s very entertaining,” says Mr Nicholson. “He dances and flaps his wings for people and is a very good talker.” The bird show featured an impressive display of exotic par- rots from Australia, South Amer- ica, India and Africa. “We had a record number of cockatiels and a good variety, which you wouldn’t normally see,” says Mr Nicholson. Displaying to the public also were 20 of Mr Nicholson’s exotic butterflies and several hundred entries of the show’s associated school colouring-in competition. Among the bird show’s Auck- land winners were Bob Cranston, who won for best novice budgie, and Tudor Jones, who took home the prize for best border and gloster canaries.
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