Nor West News : December 2nd 2010
5 NOR-WEST NEWS, DECEMBER 2, 2010 NEWS SCOTT'S The TRADITIONAL Butcher Ph: (09) 420-9999 FX: (09) 420-6496 64 Mill Road, Helensville. Auckland Email: email@example.com 3155035AB We can set you up with the perfect ham... well perfect until you muck up the carving! (Butcher for carving and sharp knives not supplied...) ¬ We put REAL honey (supplied by a local Beekeeper) in our honey cured hams and use manuka wood to gently favour your ham to perfection in our smokehouse. ¬ Stocks are limited.... and it is only 23 days till Christmas!! WE ARE NOW OPEN 7 DAYS for your convenience through the summer.... Bruce, Amber & the Team.... MERRY XMAS Christmas Hams 8AM - 5PM 2DEC-4DEC PLUS -- Bring your old Merlin Garage Door remote with you, and get a FREE replacement, normally $80, when you purchase a gate opener! Swing Gate and Sliding Gate models PACKED WITH FEATURES! From the manufacturers of Garage Door and Gate Openers a global market leader. A uc kland Waiwera Mwy Rosedale Rd Triton Dr ArrenwayDr HALF PRICE! 3 DAYS ONLY! JUST +GST $999 ELECTRONIC GATE OPENERS 17 Arrenway Drive Mairangi Bay PH: 0800 637 546 TC6853_10x2 Drop in to discuss your child's future with staff on Sunday 12th Dec 10am -- 12.30pm OR Saturday 18th Dec 10am -- 12.30pm Bring along this voucher to either of the Playschool Centre Open Days and you will be entitled to 10% discount off the first 6 months enrolment fees OPEN DAY SPECIAL -- 10% DISCOUNT FOR 6 MONTHS $ $ LAYBY NOW FOR CHRISTMAS 16 SHAMROCK DRIVE KUMEU PH 412 2233 www.hardcoresurf.co.nz 3168405AC surfboards bodyboards sups wetsuits mtn bikes road bikes accessories and repairs For All Year Round CITY WATER DELIVERY McKean MOTORS & CONTRACTORS LTD Your local city water carrier for over 40 years For great personal service call 0800 2489 92 0800 CITY WATER or 416 8628 2592798AA IN BRIEF Miners donations Nor-west residents can donate to the Pike River Miners' Relief Trust Fund at Progressive Enterprises supermarkets in Countdown, Woolworths and Foodtown. Loose change from customers can go into collection boxes at the check out or by adding an amount to their grocery bill. Donations will be accepted until December 19. Huapai festivities Come and meet Santa and join in a sing-a-long of your favourite carols at St Chad's Church in Huapai on Saturday from 4pm. There will be a family Christmas market. Rolling fun Plenty of prizes are available for teams entering the Waimauku Lions Club Wheelbarrow Race on December 10. The event, in conjunction with Huapai- Kumeu Fire Brigade, rolls into action from 6.30pm before the Kumeu Rotary Christmas Parade begins. Teams start in front of Freeride 'n Cycles with the halfway changeover at Craig Walker's and finish line at Harcourts Kumeu. Free entry for teams ranging from men's and ladies open, mixed and family to the most creative. Contact Stephen or Leigh 412-7666. Oarswomen make the save Timely save: Muriwai's senior women's boat crew rescues a disabled boat. Surf sport training is usually physically demanding if pre- dictable but the Muriwai senior women's boat crew got an extra-long workout recently, saving a hapless dinghy skipper in distress. While training at Taka- puna Beach, the crew of Jes- sica Parkin, Caroline Perrot, Rashida Hudson and June Hardacre were on the spot to tow in the disabled vessel. Surf boat sweep Dan McCormack says the boat was spotted about 1000 metres off the Takapuna boat ramp on November 22. The boatie was in a small dinghy and seemed unable to start his engine. Strong off- shore winds were causing the boat to drift out to sea very quickly.'' Rowing out into the Rangi- toto Channel, they initially couldn't find the small craft because it had been blown further out. They eventually reached the relieved and grateful boatie about 2000 metres offshore as the light was fading. After a well deserved rest and stretch, the crew con- tinued with their set training regime. Dan was disappointed at the boatie's lack of prep- aration for the conditions. His motor had seized, he had no spare motor and no marine radio or lights. He was very lucky he was spotted by members of the public and that we were nearby and able to assist,'' Dan says. I was however very impressed with calm and positive attitude shown throughout the rescue by the Muriwai ladies and the endurance and strength they showed to tow the small boat and its occupant over 2000 metres into strong headwinds.'' Five Muriwai lifeguards will circumnavigate New Zea- land in an inflatable rescue boat to celebrate the Surf Life Saving NZ Centenary. They will set off on January 5 from the Viaduct and follow the shoreline in a total of 32 legs. They will stop off at patrolled beaches and isolated places along the way. Julia Toomey represented New Zealand at the World Lifesaving Champs in Alexandria, Egypt. She took a gold, three silvers and a bronze in pool-based events.
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