Nor West News : November 18th 2010
7 NOR-WEST NEWS, NOVEMBER 18, 2010 NEWS Does your insurance fit your small business? You may be a mobile tradesperson, café owner or pet shop supplier. Each small business is different and requires the right cover. That's why our team of experienced business specialists will help you choose the best cover for your needs. Talk to us direct on 0800 2 STATE (0800 278 283) today. Plus for a limited time only, if you take out a new policy or just increase your existing cover by 4th December, you could win 1 of 4 cash prizes of $2,500 each. For Terms & Conditions go to www.state.co.nz/Business-Policies. COLENSO1456C 3170456AB Expressions Hair and Beauty Join us for a fun filled afternoon FUNRAZOR The Child Cancer Foundation Shave Your Lid For a Kid SHAV-A-THON Sat 20 Nov 1pm to 4pm at Expressions 167 Parkhurst Road, Parakai All donations to The Child Cancer Foundation LAYBY NOW FOR CHRISTMAS 16 SHAMROCK DRIVE KUMEU PH 412 2233 www.hardcoresurf.co.nz Mountain & Road BIKES 3168405AB We are now stockists of the prestigious Brand LANDSCAPE CENTRAL ALL YOUR LANDSCAPING REQUIREMENTS IN ONE PLACE • MULCH • BARK • PEBBLES • SLEEPERS • PAVERS AND MORE • SAND • BASE METAL • WHITE CHIP • BUILDERS MIX • RETAINING Contact: OIKOUMENE BUILDLINK 0800 833 399 West St, Helensville www.oikoumene.co.nz **FREE Cervical Smear Clinics **Certain criteria applies No appointments necessary Tuesday, 23rd November Helensville Womens & Family Centre 51 Commercial Road, Helensville Nurse onsite from 10am - 3pm Weekly clinics held at our St Lukes Clinic For more information & bookings for weekly clinics, please call WONS, Nursing, Education & Health Promotion Services on 846 7886 ext 0.3224308AE Old schools get new buildings Modern replacement: Waitoki School principal Ian Skipper points out the work on their new building. Spacious style: The popular new classroom complex at Kaukapakapa School gets a big tick from principal Tony Westrupp and students, from left: Georgia Houten, Ethan Gregerson, Luke Richardson, Kayla Wells and Samuel Coldicutt. By RANI TIMOTI Physical makeovers are giv- ing long-time nor-west schools the modern look. Both Kaukapakapa and Waitoki schools are getting new buildings to replace older ones and to deal with roll growth. For Kaukapakapa, only finishing touches are needed before a new two-storey, six classroom block is complete. Principal Tony Westrupp says they are really proud of their well-equipped complex which complements their rural landscape and includes computer suites, air- conditioning and teachers offices. The teaching spaces are designed to enhance students learning in this day and age. The $1.2 million project included the removal of three old classrooms and building three more for roll growth. A lift adds a quirky touch which Mr Westrupp reckons must be the only lift in the district. The project only took con- tractors 16 weeks to build after planning began in Octo- ber last year. As for the students, staff and visitors, feedback has been positive. They love it. Kaukapakapa School opened in 1873 and cel- ebrated its 125th reunion in 1998. It is expected to play a role in the district s 150th this year from November 20 to 28. Meanwhile, work continues on Waitoki School s $1.2 million building replacement. It features a new adminis- tration block, staffroom and hall with toilets, physical education storage, extended deck and outdoor stage. Contracters could finish just before Christmas. The last major develop- ment here was the swimming pool which was finished in 1999, says principal Ian Skipper. We ve never had purpose-built administration facility or library and infor- mation centre. The school opened on April 22, 1924 to cater for the grow- ing farming community within the area. Guided by teacher Mrs Pascoe, the building became the hub of the community with a variety of activities helping raise money for the school. The district grew around the school, with a church, hall and petrol sta- tion being developed over time. IN BRIEF Bargain time A garage sale is on at the Waimauku RSA on State Highway 16 this Saturday from noon. All sorts will be on sale including appliances and bric- a-brac. There will be a sausage sizzle and bouncy castle. Proceeds go towards building extensions for the club. Kumeu centre Nor-west residents wanting to book the Kumeu Community Centre can go through the Kumeu Visitor Information Centre. The facility is owned by the community and bookings were formerly organised by the Rodney District Council. Phone 412-9886, email firstname.lastname@example.org or view www.kumeuinfo.co.nz for information. Kumeu parade Entries and floats are coming through as community groups prepare for the Kumeu Christmas Parade. The event will be on December 10 from 7pm. Tegel Foods continues their support. More entries are welcome. Contact Dale Wallace on 412-9611 or email email@example.com or call Lyn Anderson on 412-8068.
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