Nor West News : November 3rd 2011
www.nor-westnews.co.nz 2 NOR-WEST NEWS, NOVEMBER 3, 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 JERV RI Sain BEACH ROA D ROA QUAY UMM OND R ace nso mark Marys RVOIS Y CR ICHMO Po ket int M PO NSO ST COLL HENER IAN M ROA Eden by Newto Ne ay O NSONBY ROAD ERT LEGE KITCH MCKINNON AD FRANK wton AD ALBE K INNON W K APE H ANKLIN ROAD WELL KARANGAHAP HOPE C ERB AD R ME R OAD en Terrace onb N Newm ys Bay INGTON N ETOU N ST 1 1 16 16 FANSH AWE ST NELSON STREET Roads of national significance Victoria Park Tunnel www.nzta.govt.nz/projects/victoria-park-tunnel Freephone 0508 VICPARK (0508 842 7275) Severe disruption is likely for northbound tra c in the vicinity of the Auckland CBD between Friday 11 and Monday 14 November (weather permitting), during major works to open the Victoria Park Tunnel. • The Northwestern (SH16) to North (SH1) motorway link will be closed • The Port (SH16) to North (SH1) motorway link will be closed • The Northbound lanes on the Northern Motorway (SH1) will be closed at night, just north of Nelson Street, and will be one lane only during the day Work starts at approximately 10pm on Friday night, 11 November. All links will be restored by 5am on Monday morning. Avoid delays. Use the new Hobsonville to North Shore (SH18-1) link. Major works Delays expected northbound -- avoid these areas Delays possible -- allow extra time Heading north 11-14 November? 4153973AA PRE-XMAS SALE 25% off • All Books (Hot Deals excluded) • Xmas Cards and Wraps • Calendars & Diaries Westgate Shopping Centre Ph: 09 831 0230 Huapai Village Ph 412 9899 Open: Tues-Thurs 9am to 4pm Fri 9am to 6pm Sat 9am to 12pm Repairs • Handmakes • Sales • Insurance Claims • CHÂTEAU JEWELLERS IN BRIEF Neighbours Having problems with your nor-west neighbour? Involved in a conflict over trees, pets, boundaries, noise, security cameras, verbal insults or rubbish? Greenstone Pictures is producing a television series tackling disputes between neighbours. ''Even when negotiations have previously failed, we will attempt to end the dispute using our experts,'' researcher Jane Dowell says. Call 0800NEXTDOOR, 631-1291 extn 796, text 021-2034325 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Meetings Come and participate in the next meetings of nor-west residents and ratepayers association groups. The Kumeu/Huapai group meets on November 8 at Kumeu Community Centre from 7.30pm. There will be an update from Watercare. The Helensville/Parakai group has its annual general meeting from 7pm on November 8 in the meeting rooms of the Helensville War Memorial Hall. The main agenda willbe the winding up the affairs of the association. Prediction chicken: Angela Hubert gives a treat of corn to Rose, the star of a rugby television advert. By chook or by crook The try: Rose the brown shaver hen picked All Black prop Tony Woodcock to get the first try in the Rugby World Cup final against France. Photo: IAIN MCGREGOR/Fairfax By CARYN WIGMORE A Kumeu celebrity chick is proving to be psychic. Rose the brown shaver hen showed uncanny powers of perception when she starred in a television advert for the TAB just before the Rugby World Cup final. The oracle chicken bet on Tony Woodcock of Makarau as the first try scorer in the All Blacks v France match. It seemed fitting the hen picked Woodcock -- also a type of game bird. In the advert, two men talk about placing a bet on the final match. One man says his bird is a prediction chicken'' and starts to show it photo cards of differ- ent All Blacks. He asks the question: Who will be the first try scorer in the final?'' The hen blithely ignores the first two cards but when shown the third card starts to squawk and leap in the air. Featured on the third card is the first try scorer, All Black Tony Woodcock. Animal trainer Angela Hubert of Kumeu, who trains animals for film and tele- vision, says four-year-old Rose is a fast learner. She just clicks better -- the others take longer,'' Miss Hubert says. Rose, a regular television star, even learned to play checkers with her beak against a cow for a Milka television advert. She has featured in mainly television ads since 2008, and in the television series Sparta- cus. Miss Hubert taught her to leap by dangling bread, which chickens crave, above her head. She reckons Rose was pretty tinny'' to get the tryscore prediction right. I think she knows she's special. If we have visitors who want to see what she can do, we get out my jumping chicken,'' Miss Hubert says. She'd then get extra treats.'' Rose adores corn which she will keep eating until her belly is full''. Miss Hubert admits brown shaver hens are her favourite animal to train because of their friendly nature. I would say they're in your face. They remember things from the start,'' she says. Miss Hubert, who trains roosters, pukeko and hens, has earned the nickname the bird lady'' in her profession. People who don't have pet chickens think chook ladies are a bit quirky or something,'' she says. But if you get to know a bunch of chickens, you'd know they're not stupid.'' Miss Hubert nurtures and trains 10 hens and one rooster on her 13-acre lifestyle block in the nor-west. They're my babies. They think I'm mum 'cause I hand- reared them from half a day old.'' Her passion for animals stemmed from a bus trip to school in Tauranga when she was six. The driver handed her a tiny waxeye which was dazed and shocked after flying into the windscreen. He told her to cup her hands over its face and to blow gently into its nostrils. By the time I had got to school, it had come right and I set it free,'' she says. That did it for me. I would drive mum nuts bringing home all kinds of animals.'' Go to www.nor-west news.co.nz to watch a video of a previous Neighbours at War programme.
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