Rodney Times : December 16th 2010
3 RODNEY TIMES, DECEMBER 16, 2010 NEWS SNELLS BEACH House & Land Packages from $447,000* GULF HARBOUR House & Land Packages from $455,000* We have over 50 house and land packages available throughout Rodney starting from as low as $299,000* Phone us now for your free copy of our house and land packages catalogue, check out www.gjgardner.co.nz or call in and have a chat with us today. 0800 42 45 46 www.gjgardner.co.nz * Price indication only, some conditions may apply. Images are artists impression only. RODNEY Orewa Offce: 20 Tamariki Ave. (09) 427 9231 Orewa Display Home: 15 Grand Drive. (09) 421 0991 Huapai Offce: 1A Tapu Rd. (09) 412 5371 Mangawhai Display Home: 24 Insley St. (09) 423 1020 Snells Beach Offce: 8 Riverleigh Dr. (09) 425 6175 GJ-HAL-107-RN1110-RT MANGAWHAI House & Land Packages from $299,000* WELLSFORD House & Land Packages from $366,000* IN BRIEF Fire rages: The bush fire. Photo: MIKE NEIL Bush fire Eighteen fire vehicles and a helicopter with a monsoon bucket fought a bush fire in Mahurangi West Rd for about six hours on Monday afternoon. Puhoi, Kaukapakapa, Silverdale, Ahuroa, Warkworth and Matakana firefighters had trouble reaching the fire close to Jamieson Rd near the end of the Mahurangi Peninsula.''There were four houses that had the potential to be in trouble,'' resident Cimino Cole says. ''If the wind direction hadn't seen the fire fanned toward open paddock the outcome could have been different.'' Oil on beaches Traces of oil have been reported along high tide marks at some Auckland west coast beaches. The Auckland Council harbourmaster marine pollution team, park rangers and the urban pollution team have been cleaning up the oil residue. ''Our team found small tar balls along Bethells Beach stretching about a kilometre,'' Auckland Council harbourmaster John Lee- Richards says. To report any marine pollution incidents contact the harbourmaster duty officer on (09) 362-0397. Mangawhai parade The Mangawhai Christmas Parade starts at 10.30am this Saturday from the Mangawhai Domain. Balloon and lolly give aways, food and drink and parking available, free entry. Entries big or small clubs, groups, businesses all welcome. Assemble in the domain carpark by 9.45am. Entry $10am for participants. Call Laureen on (09) 431-4135 or Sandra on (09) 431-5571. Youth drinking alert Reducing harm: Te Awaroa Youth Club's Heidi Van Duyn with the an example of the billboards appearing throughout Rodney warning of the repercussions of supplying minors with alcohol. YOUNG people dying because of alcohol has prompted a newly launched campaign. Posters, wallet cards, shop- ping bags and billboards promote the message that supplying liquor to under-age people can have severe conse- quences. The campaign has been developed by Te Awaroa Youth Club in Helensville with support from the former Rodney District Council and Alcohol Advisory Council of New Zealand. Cartoon characters get the message across under the heading Does John Doe Live Here? It could be any child from any country,'' club manager Heidi Van Duyn says. It's about supporting and strengthening communities in minimising the harm of supplying alcohol to minors,'' she says. It is also about creating awareness around the importance of individuals and families refraining from this. If young people aren't sup- plied alcohol then we won't end up with a John Doe living in that community,'' Heidi says. John Doe being someone who dies, or disappears or whatever. Sadly, we have had young people that have died in vari- ous ways as a result of con- suming alcohol. So the harsh reality is the responsibility lies with each community and the people that live in that community.'' The campaign supports 2Educate, a project aimed at educating whanau and young people aged 18 to 24 about the possible harmful effects of supplying alcohol to under- aged drinkers. The plan is to distribute the wallet cards and bags to identify off-licences through- out Rodney. The Alcohol Reform Bill is the government's legislative response to the Law Commission's review of New Zealand's liquor laws and 2010 report Alcohol in Our Lives: Curbing the Harm. The bill passed its first reading on November 11 and written submissions close on February 1, 2011. Officers will meet with local boards in December to discuss the bill and gather feedback. Local boards' input will be used to inform the Auckland Council submission. A draft submission will be presented for consideration by the governing body at its meeting today. In addition, officers will support com- munity groups in developing their own submissions on the bill by distributing an infor- mation package, coordinating a series of engagement meetings and providing tech- nical advice.
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