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‘Gardens in bloom for Hospice fundraiser’

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The Heroic Gardens Festival is a great opportunity to enjoy the collective fruits of labour from gardeners from all over Auckland, while contributing to a worthwhile cause.

The garden festival is now in its 17th year and began as a way for the gay and lesbian community to raise money for Herne Bay House; a hospice for Aids and HIV patients.

 

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‘Eyes on the foreshore’

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The Onehunga Enhancement Society has been avidly tracking the progress of the Fulton Hogan Group’s work at the Onehunga foreshore. They have created a video from constantly evolving foreshore footage. 

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Mayor calls on Aucklanders to follow fire ban

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The Mayor is appealing to Aucklanders to follow the complete fire ban that has been imposed across Auckland.
 
It comes as firefighters continue to be called out to scrub fires, both accidental and deliberate, in various parts of Auckland.

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Local teacher almost hits $13000 target for neonatal mums

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The Onehunga Community News has been following the progress of Onehunga High School’s Service Academy teacher, Elaine Webb, after she ran a gruelling 51 km to raise funds for mums of neonatal babies. Almost a month later, the mum of three has raised    
$12, 150 to equip the day-stay rooms at Auckland Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) with beds and TV’s, so mums –expressing milk every two hours for intravenous feeding- can have some bonding time with baby and some rest time themselves. The run began at The Library Cafe in Onehunga and ended at the hospital. It is hoped the sponsorship effort will come to $13,000. 

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Think this looks bleak? Read more to see how the restrictions around Transpower's pylons could affect you.

 

TRANSPOWER-WEBSITE-PIC-ArticleWho pays if Transpower grabs the land?
In 2007 the Ministry for the Environment published the Proposed National Environmental Standards for Electricity Transmission  in which it stated that ‘Lack of protection for the national grid from inappropriate third party activities puts the grid and the person undertaking the activity at risk, and results in expenditure by the grid operator of over $5million per year to rectify problems.’

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Local School Entertains Local Stroke Club

royal-oak-int-stroke-club-2012-xmasDecember 5 saw a group of children from Royal Oak intermediate School put on a Variety Performance Show for the Royal Oak Stroke Club. A group of violinists, soloists and other talented kids represented what Principal Derek Linington calls “a smaller version of the school band.” Together they brightened up the club’s November Christmas party and even got many in the audience singing along, especially to Auld Lang Syne and Frère Jacques. Bringing the school to the party was Coordinator Heather Corlett-Kristensen’s idea.

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