Nor West News : March 10th 2011
3 NOR-WEST NEWS, MARCH 10, 2011 NEWS Experience Integrity Stephen Theobald Ph 027 4934 662 email@example.com Ph 412 7666 Kumeu Loyal Realty Ltd 2792509AA What have you got to lose? 156 Main Road Kumeu Phone: 412 8932 www.kumeugym.co.nz NO Joining Fee! This month only. Call 0800 BLINDS 254637 www.homevisionblinds.co.nz BLINDS! BLINDS! BLINDS! Vertical • Venetian • Sunscreen • Wooden • Roller FOR FREE MEASURE & QUOTE Order Before 31 March 50--60% OFF All Items RRP IN BRIEF Callouts Kumeu fire crews have responded to four rubbish blazes and bon fires so far this month. They also attended to a cow stuck in a river on Boord Cres on Tuesday. There were two scrub fires in Bethells last month. Six appliances and one helicopter attended one on February 26. The brigade was also called to a vehicle which rolled off Old North Rd on February 25, and a two- car accident on February 27. Red Cross at show Visitors to this weekend's Kumeu Show can give to the Christchurch earthquake appeal. A Red Cross stand will be at the Kumeu Showgrounds on both days. The annual event features all the traditional favourites from farm animal competitions, woodchopping and highland dancing to more than 500 trade stalls. It is the largest show in the southern hemisphere, held on 80 acres of land owned by the Kumeu District Agricultural & Horticultural Society. Youth uniforms St John's growing youth divisions in Helensville and Kumeu will continue to look sharp following a fundraiser at the Helensville A&P Show. Committee member John Issott says they raised $821 for the usual St John's uniforms which can be quite costly for young people. He says they were grateful to the generosity of the show attendants who bought raffle tickets for four baskets of fruit and consumables. Helensville resident St John operations team manager Patsy Carlyle was also presented $250 for their organisation from the Huapai-Kumeu Lions. Nor-west doing their bit to help Gesture of respect: Staff from Kumeu-based GDL Brands -- The Confectionery Palace -- sent donations to one of their sales representatives who is helping with the clean-up in Christchurch. School support: Kaipara College students and staff raised more than $1800 with a mufti day, costume parade and lunchtime gig. By RANI TIMOTI FUNDRAISING con- tinues in the nor-west for the Canterbury earth- quake appeal. Quality second-hand items can be dropped off at Kumeu Community Centre in Access Rd on March 19 from 7am to 5pm. Kumeu couple Joh- annes and Kathleen Lacock are organising the fundraiser so they can sell the goods to send money for the appeal. Johannes has been rallying their neighbours as volunteers for the day and contacted other cor- porate sponsorship and nor-west groups -- impressed at everyone's concern and support. In the nor-west Huapai company Benja- min Bowring has been doing the printing pro- motion and ANZ will handle the accounts. It really hits home,'' he says after staying and driving through Christ- church a few days before the earthquake hit. Johannes also likens the experience of being an immigrant and having to start with nothing. We know what it's like.'' As a handyman, he can try and fix and knock items dropped off into shape to be sold, with anything left over given to the Salvation Army. To donate, phone Johannes on 021-0649805. Waimauku Lions will host a gala on April 9 at Waimauku Village from 9am to 4pm. Car boot sellers, stall holders, items for a garage sale and entertainers would be appreciated. Vouchers, or anything which can be used as spot prizes, or for quick fire raffles, are needed. Homeowners in the Waimauku area are also encouraged to hold garage sales in their own homes and make a donation to the fund. On the day, Waimauku shops will be having specials, the Scouts will be out-and- about and Muriwai surf club members will be raising money for their counterparts needing to rebuild their clubrooms. For nor-west organis- ations wanting to help their counterparts in Christchurch, contact Steve Theobald on 412-7666, email firstname.lastname@example.org- z.Contact Gael Nicol on email@example.com or phone 412-9919 for other inquiries. Whenuapai is one of three reception centres in the Auckland region for people displaced from Christchurch. The Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management continues to remind nor-west residents that cash donations are the best way to help Cantabrians. Donations can be made via the Red Cross, Sal- vation Army and branches of the ANZ, National, Westpac, ASB, BNZ and Kiwibank. View www.civildefence. govt.nz. Time for reflection on Christchurch's loss of life A national memorial service for the victims of the earth- quake will be held in North Hagley Park, Christchurch on March 18. The service will give people the chance to reflect on the terrible loss of life suffered as a result of the earthquake, and the huge impact it has had on our second-largest city,'' says Prime Minister John Key. This is an opportunity for Christchurch to mourn together. It will also be a chance to celebrate the lives of those who have been lost.'' The service will begin at 12.45pm and two minutes' silence will be observed at 12.51pm. The day will also be a prov- incial holiday for Cantabrians. While we will never forget those who have been lost, we must now focus that indomi- table Canterbury spirit on the future,'' Mr Key says. This service will be a begin- ning, not an end.'' What: National memorial service for victims of earthquake Where: North Hagley Park, Christchurch When: March 18, 12.45pm Growing generosity Nor-west schools and businesses have been holding red and black fundraisers. Kumeu-based GDL Brands -- The Confectionery Palace -- sent donations to the Christchurch Salvation Army and the Christ- church SPCA as they have a sales rep- resentative living and working out of Christchurch. Despite his family and home suffering damage in September's earthquake, he is helping in the city's clean-up and has extended family and friends staying with his family. Muriwai based Lincoln Stud Ltd is hosting an equine training and handling day on March 27. The event, from 10am to 4.30pm, welcomes all who enjoy horses to visit 15 Motutara Rd. It also features the Old MacDonald Travelling Farm with their farm animals for children to meet. A sausage sizzle will be provided thanks to Super Value Waimauku with a raffle available including prizes from Waimauku district businesses Feed Direct and Arcadia. Donation on entry. Plumbers, gasfitters and drainlayers from the nor-west are joining others around the country to provide an interim fix for Christchurch's domestic water and sewerage systems. View www.letsfixit. org.nz to donate time and skills to help householders who need a fix in their bathroom or kitchen to get normal life back on track.
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