Nor West News : January 13th 2011
6 NOR-WEST NEWS, JANUARY 13, 2011 NEWS West Auckland Wealth Management Come and talk to us about KIWISAVER for you, your family or employees 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. IT'S YOUR FUTURE HOME RENOVATORS NEW HOME BUILDERS THIS MONTH 15%OFF ALL HOUSE LOT SALES OF RESIDENTIAL HARDWARE TALK TO THE EXPERTS Shop where the trade shops Cnr. Central Park Drive and Clemway Place, Henderson Ph: 8371561 Fax: 8378260 SPECIALISTS IN DOOR AND WINDOW HARDWARE HDL0001 3250841AA 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 3369121AA Is your water tank low? If so now is a great time to get it cleaned and ensure your new fill stays pure and clear Call Mike at GUTTERCLEAN LTD for a quick, professional job Ph 411 9998 or 021 964 456 Also domestic and commercial gutters, vaccum pumping, stormwater sumps, grease traps and hydro vacuum excavation Your septic tank should be cleaned every 3 years (average family of four) We service all areas Phone: 412 9210 or 0274 924 494 SEPTIC & WATER TANK CLEANING urnetts B 2584983AA A look at Parakai's past Health tonic: Some Parakai locals and visitors thought the springs could help relieve health issues. Cosy stay: Hinemoa House was the largest boarding house in Parakai. Still standing: The Presbyterian church, built in 1924, remains resolute on the main road of Parakai. Popular place: Parakai House was a large two-storey boarding house built in the early years of World War One. It stood on the main road where Black Pete's is today. The historic township of Parakai still has a few of its landmark buildings, but others are long gone. The area gets its name from the nearby Kaipara Harbour and Kaipara River -- with the word Kaipara'' simply being reversed to avoid con- fusion. Located five minutes from its larger cousin Helensville, it is a small farming community which attracts visitors especially to its natural thermal springs with two public hot water pool complexes. Some believed the springs could relieve many health problems. Retaining its country flavour, some of the township's original pub- lic buildings are still standing, although they have changed hands and looks over the years. Hinemoa House was the largest boarding house in Parakai. It began as the Geyser Hotel but soon was renamed Hinemoa. Mrs Mary Ellen Keane owned the facility from 1920 to 1947 and was recognised with a com- munity citation for her kindness and generous community spirit. The building was destroyed by fire on April 19, 1977. The old Presbyterian church still remains on the main road. It was built in 1924. Springside House was built by the Eddleston's as a large, sprawling single-storey facility. A large swimming pool was added in 1924 and its hotel was the first in Parakai to acquire its licence. The house was destroyed by a fire in 1957. The tea kiosk opened in 1926 to cater for the hordes of visitors to the hot springs. Parakai House was a large two-storey board- ing house built in the early years of World War One. It burnt down in 1956 with no lives lost. It was on the main road where Black Pete's is today. St Lukes Anglican Church, dedicated on June 5, 1932, used to be on the corner of Park- hurst Rd and Springs Rd. It was built with a donation of the land and £300 from Mrs Keane of Hinemoa House, along with donations from the community.
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