Nor West News : December 23rd 2010
2 NOR-WEST NEWS, DECEMBER 23, 2010 NEWS Office Ph 412 8589 Fax 412 7806 Editor Rani Timoti email: firstname.lastname@example.org Senior Sales Supervisor Colleen Nelson email: email@example.com Circulation Ph 525 2022 Fax 580 1648 email: firstname.lastname@example.org Classifieds Ph 525 2100 Fax 580 1643 email: email@example.com 9,951 Audited Circulation (ABC Jan-Dec '09.) Delivered each Thursday, (RD Areas Friday) to Bethells Beach, West Coatesville, Helensville, Huapai, Kaukapakapa, Kumeu, Muriwai, Parakai, Riverhead, Taupaki, Waimauku, Waitakere, Waitoki, Whenuapai, semi- rural areas of Massey, Ranui, Swanson. Includes Rural Delivery areas: Henderson RD 1, 2. Helensville RD 1, 2. Kumeu RD 1, 2. Kaukapakapa RD 1, 3. Waimauku RD 1, 2, 3. Warkworth RD 4 (south). Albany RD 3 (west). Highway 16, above Kumeu Garden Centre, Huapai. P.O. Box 46, Kumeu. www.nor-westnews.co.nz We are open between Christmas and New Year December 29, 30, 31. Closed all statutory days, reopen January 5. 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AIRFARES: Based on flying Air New Zealand & United Airlines in Economy class from Auckland. GENERAL: Sales until sold out. All prices are per person in New Zealand Dollars & subject to availability. Price subject 8 nights & flights to minimum of 25 clients travelling. Price subject to increase and currency fluctuations until paid in full. Non refundable deposit of $500 is required at time of booking. Balance would be required by 30 March 2011. Book and pay your deposit by 20 December 2010 and receive double Fly Buys. Travel Insurance is recommended. Travel agent service fees are not included. Prices are correct at the time of printing & are subject to change without notice. Cancellation fees apply. Price is based on consecutive nights. Offers valid for new bookings only. Events beyond our control such as currency fluctuations and changes to the price of aviation fuel may result in price variations. Capacity is limited and may not be available on all flights. 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A commanding officer of 486 New Zealand Squadron, he wrote about his wartime exploits in his book Tempest Pilot. David says it was a very nice funeral service at St Joseph's Catholic church, fol- lowed by a wonderful spread by his friends at the Kaipara Memorial RSA. The military, including RNZAF representatives, stood in line to honour Everything went without a hitch. The family was really happy with it.'' As youngsters living in Wai- mate, South Canterbury, David and his brother Peter remember his father's antics. He was a bit of larikin -- always playing tricks on people,'' David says. The pair knew they were going to get icecream from their dad if he went to the pub before reaching home. One time on his way back from driving his 10-tonne Bedford work truck, they could hear a bit of a ruckus nearby with a neighbour. He drove in the wrong gate- way, on the footpath and right through the lady's immaculate rose garden. He opened the truck door and fell in it. My mother wasn't impressed.'' David says his father was a contractor and did farm work, fencing and shearing. Their family lived in various places following the contract work available in the Bay of Plenty and then to Wainui where Jim was a rabbiter'' where he exterminated the pests for many years. He then moved to Silverdale to work on his market garden before retiring to Helensville about 28 years ago. He was noted for mastering home brew,'' says David about his father's home-made still and then the latter flash one'' he bought to manufacture whisky. Duck shooting was another hobby of his, along with cutting up old trees for firewood. Long-time friend George Anderson says Jim was always a popular joker. In some ways you could call him an inventor. He always had little gadgets he'd made.'' As a very quiet man, George says he was someone who also had a remedy for something. Originally meeting at an an annual golf day hosted by the Kaipara Memorial RSA, George says he got to hear Jim's war stories, including how he skilfully ditched his Typhoon fighter plane after being hit in action, surviving the following 19 hours in a dinghy off the French coast until his rescue and the advance across northern Europe in the final weeks of the war. But he appreciated the details more when Jim gave him a copy of his book Tempest Pilot. Mr Sheddan was also awarded a Distinguished Fly- ing Cross in May 1945. Born Cornelius James in March 1918, he came from a large family which farmed out- side Waimate. French flair spices up cooking classes Tempting delicacies: Making dessert like chocolate truffles is one of the treats of enrolling in the French language and cooking programme. Wafts of French cuisine will be pouring out of Taupaki School during the school holidays. The French language and cooking programme caters for young growing gourmets from January 10 to 13 from 9am to 3pm. The youngsters will also take part in games and songs with a French flavour. While having fun in the kitchen under the super- vision of tutors, they will be introduced to French vocabulary, tools and utensils, ingredients, basics of etiquette and tasting all their cooking creations which includes a three-course meal every day. To enrol email email@example.com or call 411-8980.
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