Nor West News : March 10th 2011
5 NOR-WEST NEWS, MARCH 10, 2011 NEWS Vo M M A o ! Free admission for Aucklanders with proof of address. Explore Auckland s beautiful harbour on one of Voyager s sailing vessels for only $10 adults and $5 children. Discover more at Voyager. Open 9.00am-5.00pm Corner Quay & Hobson Streets Viaduct Harbour Auckland Ph: +64 9 373 0800 www.maritimemuseum.co.nz Six Year Warranty Energy Efficient Quiet and Discreet • • • visit us: 12/318 Beach Haven Rd Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 9am-1pm Call for your FREE quote: 0800 4 FONKO (0800 4 36656) NOW installing HITACHI Heat Pumps! Phone: (09) 412-9480 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Open Mon to Thurs 11am - 3pm Members Wall Exhibition Now On: Featuring various works from Val Hawkins Art Classes/Sessions Available: Children's Art Life Drawing Painting Pottery Sessions Upcoming Events: 'Summers End' Members Exhibition 2nd -- 17th April 2011 'A Nor west View' Open Photographic Exhibition 18th June -- 2nd July 2011 Call now for membership or exhibition entry forms! Pop in to see our range of arts and crafts. Workshop and exhibition facilities for hire. 3567470AA FULL INDOOR SPORTS & RECREATION CENTRE Doc's Family Bar & Bistro 250C Main Rd Kumeu. Phone 412 7993 ww w.kumeuindoorsports.co.nz Doc's is fully licensed, all drinks are at club prices wih an affordable bistro menu Doc's Family Bar & Bistro KUMEU SHOW SPECIAL All Beers and RTD's $4 Saturday & Sunday from 10am $ $ History correction Howard Nattrass won New Zealand's first organised car race in Muriwai in 1921. It was not How- ard Matrass as incorrectly stated in the article Investing in History in the Nor-west News issue on March 3. Hospice blossoms from Mary's garden Garden lover: Mary Dowler is inviting visitors to her two-acre Kumeu garden Burnlea until Saturday to raise money for hospice. Photo: CAROLYN THOMAS ' You get the bug and you just keep going. It took me a while to realise yes, it is big. ' Mary Dowler By CAROLYN THOMAS Mary Mary quite con- trary how does your gar- den grow? With rolling lawns, fruit trees and water lil- ies all in a row. Green-fingered Kumeu resident Mary Dowler says she did not set out to create a two-acre paradise. It just kept getting bigger and bigger,'' Mary says. You get the bug and you just keep going. It took me a while to realise yes, it is big.'' She is opening her Burnlea grounds at 44 Burns Lane from 10am to 4pm daily until Saturday to raise money for hospice. Visitors can make a gold coin donation. She and husband Lyndsay brought the 10-acre former orchard, which they have since partly subdivided, 13 years ago. We looked at five acre blocks but they looked too small,'' she says. She says they were first shown it as an example of what they did not want but an adver- tising mix-up led to a second visit. By then I saw it with different eyes.'' Her garden includes three fish ponds, a water feature, bromeliads, daisies, flax, ornaments, maples, a grape vine and miniature date palms. Colourful trees, flowers and shrubs include fruit and a climbing rose. The man-made lake is complete with a dingy, jetty and water lilies. It is just so pretty, she says. The water lil- ies are divine.'' The grandmother of three used to get in bare- foot to weed but wears gumboots now after dis- covering an eel. Keeping the garden low maintenance is important. She took out a bed of roses after it became too tedious to prune and now grows a more durable variety. You don't need seca- teurs you can do it with electric shears.'' She is a member of the Waimauku Garden Club and her property often features in tours. They do a fantastic job of finding lots of gardens for a bus full of ladies to go and look at.'' Mary and Lyndsay are planning to sell their property and build a new home nearby. They want to free up time for travel and other activities so she says a smaller garden is defi- nitely on the cards. As much as I love gardening, you still miss out on other stuff,'' she says. It will be all yuccas, aloes and rocks.''
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