Nor West News : November 18th 2010
16 NOR-WEST NEWS, NOVEMBER 18, 2010 NEWS WE WANT YOU Please help us to help the National Burn Centre. Text HEAL to 4740 to donate $3. OPERATION THE MAD BUTCHER AND SUBURBAN NEWSPAPERS TRUST COMMUNITY Sir Peter Charles Leitch KNZM, QSM. Chairman, The Mad Butcher and Suburban Newspapers Community Trust Beauty Therapy Providing a "Home for the soul" An elega nt, warm and welcoming professional Environment which will revitalise, Rebalance a nd Rejuvenate YOU. Don't forget to book your christmas appointment now limited space available Open: Mon-Fri, Sat by Appointment only 14 Matua Road, Huapai Ph: 412 6199 Mob: 021 207 6306 Facials Tinting Packages Massage Manicures Reiki Pedicures Waxing Under 18s Club Reflexology Spray Tan Gift Vouchers 3161589AA 164258AI Introducing West Auckland Wealth Management. • Locally Owned and Operated • Experienced Advisers • Proven Investment Portfolio See us for • Expert Financial Advice • Trusts and Wills Call now for an obligation free initial discussion. See our website: www.wawm.co.nz West Auckland Wealth Management Henderson 835 3982 Adviser Disclosure Statements are available on request and free of charge. SECURE YOUR FUTURE NOW Taste of Things to come: Cheese tasting Thursday 25th November 5pm -- 8pm Open 7 days Ph: 411-9586 Waimauku Shopping Village Cup Cake Icing with Alison from 'The Gourmet Gannet' 20th November (Sat) 11.30am -- 12.30pm Music in the village 10.30 & 1.30 3262234AA Inspiration. Encouragement. Experience. Also at Mt Eden Pakuranga 09 638 9026 09 576 7108 www.davisfunerals.co.nz John Schipper Call John today for a free consultation or a friendly chat on the type of ser vice you would like. We believe in providing a funeral service that is special to you. We will guide and inspire you with sympathy and respect for your loved ones. Henderson 09 835 3557 All welcome at visitor centre Welcome: Our doors are open to anybody, says Kumeu Visitor Information Centre manager Bernadette Limbrick. Photo: CAROLYN THOMAS Stylish venue: An art gallery is a feature at the Kumeu Visitor Information Centre. By CAROLYN THOMAS Come on in because we're here to help. That's the message from Kumeu Visitor Information Centre manager Bernadette Limbrick. She says the centre at 49 Main Rd is open to everybody including locals, tourists and out- of-towners looking for advice, help or information. If we can help then we will,'' Mrs Limbrick says. We have oddball things -- it might be: Can you recommend a good far- rier?' But probably the weirdest thing is someone wanting to know if there is a local nudist beach.'' She says people often think the cen- tre is just for tourists. Free maps, internet access and information on beaches, accommo- dation, activities, vineyards and other attractions are available. The centre also has official forms including passport applications because there is no Citizens Advice Bureau or community house in the area. Bookings for Interislander ferry, Intercity Coachlines and Tranz Scenic rail can be done. There is also a gift shop and art gallery. She says a big focus is supporting local business. The centre opened last year after starting out as a stand at the Kumeu Garden Centre a decade ago. Funding comes from council and business association Kumeu Coast and Country Promotions Group. Mrs Limbrick became involved five years ago and now works alongside 13 volunteers and another part time staff member dealing with nearly 10,000 inquires annually. New residents to the area and the elderly often come and she says visitors are usually surprised. We hear over and over again are: We didn't know that you had so much to offer' and what a lovely place this is'.'' Opening hours are 9am to 5pm daily except Christmas Day. Winter hours from Easter to Labour Weekend are 10am to 4pm. The centre is looking for a volunteer with local knowledge for a weekly shift. Contact Mrs Limbrick on 412-9886 or email email@example.com if you can help. Visit www.kumeuinfo.co.nz for more details.
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