Nor West News : November 25th 2010
4 NOR-WEST NEWS, NOVEMBER 25, 2010 LETTERS 3161679AB CHOOSE THE FRAMES YOU REALLY LOVE..... Choose the LATEST TECHNOLOGY lenses. Why settle for less? 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Huapai Village CHÂTEAU JEWELLERS 3132429AB TIME TO CHANGE YOUR WATER FILTER? 906 State Highway 16, Waimauku PH: 09 411 8002 DISCOUNT 20% NOVEMBER SPECIAL ON ALLWATER FILTERS WITH THIS ADVERT FULL INDOOR SPORTS & RECREATION CENTRE Doc's Family Bar & Bistro 250C Main Rd Kumeu. Phone 412 7993 Book your Christmas Party at Doc's Bar & Bistro • Groups of 10 up to 80 people • Open for lunch Wed - Fri from 11.30am dinner 7 nights from 5.30pm Call us to find out more or visit www.kumeuindoorsports.co.nz 3166123AD 10 Shamrock Drive, Kumeu Tel: 412 8188 Email: email@example.com Open: Mon - Fri 8am - 5pm Sat 9am - 12.30pm www.flooringxtra.co.nz NORTH WEST Have you heard about our 3 great specials? Erin/Wiri Loop 100% wool (3 colours) Now Only $69m Elder/Sorrell 100% solution dyed nylon cut pile (1 colour only) Now Only $99m Callisto 100% Poly level loop (2 colourway) Now Only $59m Huge selection of ends at HEAVILY REDUCED PRICES Free measure and quote Chances dashed: Kaukapakapa motocross rider Danielle Alldridge will be hard-pressed to add to her trophies without a bike. Bike stolen I am 18 and have been riding motorbikes since age five. Tragically my mother passed away when I was 11. With help, knowledge and endless encouragement from the enthusiastic guys at the Rodney Motorcycle Club and the support of my dad, I turned to motocross. This has led to a love of the sport in which I have now been riding competitively for the past four years. Sadly, overnight someone has taken away any chance of me competing or advancing any further in my chosen sport. On November 13, I was to compete in the second round of the Grand National Cross Country Series in Matata. I would normally get up and leave home at 3am to travel to an out-of-town event, compete and return home in the same day. However, this time to give myself a good chance of performing at my best I decided to travel down after work on Friday night and treat myself to the night in a motel at Matamata. When I awoke at 4am to get ready for the day's racing it was to discover that somebody had stolen my bike and a friend's bike while we slept. The trailer had been secured, locked to the car and wedged into the corner where two concrete block walls meet. Somehow between 10pm and 4am the trailer was removed from between the car and the wall. Luckily, the trailer which I had borrowed was found on the street but there is no trace of our bikes. Unfortunately, due to the cost, my motorbike was uninsured. I spend any spare money on entry fees and parts for my bike. Out of necessity I have learnt to do all the mechanical maintenance, adjustments and repairs myself. It has been a slow process to get my bike to the standard that it was. Recently I won the trophy for the first place in the ladies class of the Ken Fells Motocross Series and a gold medal for the first round of the Grand National Cross Country held in Te Puke. I am also currently third in the intermediate under 200 2-stroke class at the Rodney Motocross Club, and will now not be able to compete again until I can raise enough to buy another bike. Friends have opened a bank account for me to assist in raising money to purchase another bike. The account No is 12-3139-0041054-00. Any donations would mean the world to me and enable me to continue to race. My bike was a 2007 KTM SX 125 with black plastics and personalised with my name in pink and purple graphics, and my friend's bike was a yellow and white 2007 RMZ 250. If you have any information regarding these bikes please contact your local police station. Danielle Alldridge Kaukapakapa Sorry To the dog walker who was walking her dog up our road when our dog frightened you with his big boundless, 12-year-old, endless energy. You were frightened and things escalated more then they needed to. You came over the next evening to update us. I was focused on getting my youngest children to bed and the older ones' homework done. I didn't have the time or energy to focus on this issue. One thing I didn't say to youandwishIhadwasIam sorry this happened. Name withheld Waimauku Santa post With Christmas fast approaching, the mailroom for Santa Claus is up and running as the big man in the red suit awaits letters from all over New Zealand. Each year thousands of Kiwi kids send their wish lists to Santa by post and these are delivered to the North Pole by special daily delivery through New Zealand Post. Children can also write to Santa online. Last year there were messages from more than 100,000 children to Santa. Christmas starts early for Santa at the North Pole and he is urging Kiwi kids to send their letters before December 15 so he can reply to each one before Christmas Day. Santa's address is: Mr Santa Claus Santa's Workshop North Pole 0001. Adults helping children write their letters should make sure there's a return address on the letter, including postcode. Letters can be posted in the usual way or dropped off in the special mailboxes that have been set up in PostShop stores. Santa is also receiving messages online via www.nzpost.co.nz/christmas and will send a letter to everyone who fills in their postal address details before December 15.New Zealand Post Baby book I just wanted to say a big thank you for publishing my letter about my upcoming book, Baby Gone. I've received over 50 stories so far and many people have mentioned that they saw an article in the newspaper, although they often neglect to say which one. I am compiling a book of true stories about baby loss, including stories about infertility, miscarriages and about babies who die before or after birth. In 2008 I lost a baby boy who had skeletal dysplasia and was stillborn at 30 weeks gestation. After we lost James I desperately wanted to read stories from other women who had been through something similar. The only books I could find were either international publications or were written many years ago, there were no publications with just New Zealand stories. There's still time to submit stories. Baby Gone will be published next May. For stories email firstname.lastname@example.org. Jenny Douche ´ Wellington RULES: Letters should not exceed 250 words and must have full name, residential address and phone number. Hard-copy letters must have a legible signature. Only your name and suburb are published. All correspondence to the editor is assumed to be for publication unless marked otherwise. Letters may be edited. Opinions expressed must be genuinely held by the writer. Mail: Nor-west News, PO Box 46, Kumeu Fax: 412-7806 Email: email@example.com.
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