Nor West News : October 27th 2011
www.nor-westnews.co.nz 2 NOR-WEST NEWS, OCTOBER 27, 2011 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 It s been years in the planning, and now stage one of Auckland waterfront s revitalisation is complete. But we re only just getting started, so we d love to get your big ideas on how to make your waterfront the best it can be. Take a look at our plans at waterfrontauckland.co.nz and come meet with the Waterfront Auckland Board of Directors to tell them what you d like to see happen next. Visit waterfrontauckland.co.nz or call us on 336 8820 to book a personal, 15-minute meeting and have your say on the future of your waterfront. We've transformed Auckland's Waterfront. And we're only just getting our feet wet. Sessions will be held at the Viaduct Events Centre, Halsely Street Wharf, Wynyard Quarter. Session times are: Thursday 10 November 5pm - 8pm Friday 11 November 9am - 12pm Saturday 12 November 9am - 12pm 38085A With New Zealand having one of the highest UV levels in the world, it's little wonder we all slap on the sunscreen before heading outdoors. But there is one part of the body that sunscreen doesn't cover that we often forget about protecting. Can you guess what it is? The eyes! Ultraviolet radiation from the sun can cause damage to our eyes. Temporary effects from acute exposure include mild irration, photoconjunctivitis -- inflammation of the conjunctiva or photokeratitis -- known as snow blindness which causes inflammation of the cornea and is like sunburn of the eye. However, regular exposure to the sun can cause more serious and long term damage to the eyes such as increased risk of cataracts, pterygium -- a white or creamy fleshy growth on the surface of the eye, rarely, cancer of the cornea or conjunctiva and even basal cell carcinoma of the skin surrounding the eye. Westgate Optometrists have the answer -- SUNGLASSES. An exciting range of designer brands at great prices are arriving the 1st week of November including -- Guess, CK and Nike. These sunglasses are suitable for both prescription and non-prescription options so are perfect for everybody. So come on in and get protected. SPECIAL DEAL: CHECK OUT THEIR SPECIAL OFFER FOR NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER. BUY A FULL SET OF PROGRESSIVES (NEW FRAME AND LENSES) AND GET A FREE PAIR OF SINGLE VISION STOCK MULTI- COATED LENSES*. These can be used for a pair of distance, computer or reading glasses to supplement your new progressives. (*conditions apply). Jan Thompson, husband David Dromer and 4 year old son Leon are very happy to an- nounce the arrival of their gorgeous baby Tessa Lily Scarlet Dromer, born 6 pound 13 oz at 2am Wednesday 5th October. Jan would like to say a big thank you to her loyal customers for their continued support of her business Westgate Optometrists while she enjoys her baby. Westgate Optometrists are located in the Westgate Shopping Centre, open Monday to Friday 9am - 5.30pm, Saturday 9am to 2pm. Phone 831-0202. Westgate Optometrists say protect your eyes this summer Advertisement Thanks: Westgate Optometrists' Jan Thompson and baby Tessa. Bullet rips through roof By CARYN WIGMORE Family members nar- rowly escaped injury when a bullet ripped through the roof of their Waimauku home. Raewyn Douglas- Jonkers, her husband Les and son Kurt were startled by a huge explosion as they settled down to watch a Rugby World Cup match on October 15 at 8.55pm. Ammunition tore through their iron roof, leaving a hole the size of a 50 cent piece. It ricocheted off a rimu table in the foyer and landed on the hallway floor. Igotaheckofa fright, Mrs Douglas- Jonkers says. I feel like I need to be walking around with bulletproof vests here. She warns nor-west residents to be vigilant. She says police took the bullet away to ident- ify it. They don t know what sort of gun it belongs to. Bargains galore at Lions book fair Sorting books: Getting ready for the Huapai-Kumeu Lions book fair on October 29 involves a busy time for members placing books into categories. An ongoing tradition is keep- ing dedicated bookworms busy. The 7th Huapai-Kumeu Lions book fair is on Saturday at the Kumeu Community Centre . A huge range of categories are available at bargain prices of just $1 or $2. Donated books have been dropped off by nor-west residents and further afield including from an English tourist visiting the Rugby World Cup who dropped off some books at the Kumeu Information Centre. Proceeds from the book fair will go towards the construc- tion of a shelter and rest facility at the Kumeu Cem- etery. The event runs from 9am to 3pm on Saturday. IN BRIEF Festive highlight Floats and entries are needed for this year's Kumeu Rotary Christmas Parade. Community groups and businesses can think up some ingenious creative themes for the event on December 9 from 7pm. Once again Tegel Foods is supporting the popular parade. Email jacko_lyn @xtra.co.nz or firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Lyn on 412-8068. Visit www.nor-westnews.co.nz to see photos from last year's parade. Rural treat Enjoy a popular country tradition with nor-west schools' Agricultural Days. The usual display of animals ranging from calves, lambs and goats to chickens and goats, along with indoor exhibitions, is complemented by activities like rides, competitions and raffles. Parakai hosts their event on October 28 followed by Helensville from 9am to 1pm, Kaukapakapa, Waioneke and Woodhill Schools on October 29. Animal fundraiser The Auckland SPCA is looking for volunteer collectors for its annual street appeal, Angels for Animals. Anyone available on November 11 to 13 should register online at www.spca. org.nz or call 256-2520.
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