Nor West News : November 17th 2011
www.nor-westnews.co.nz 4 NOR-WEST NEWS, NOVEMBER 17, 2011 NEWS A pool or spa pool is a wonderful asset for your home and your family, but owning a pool or spa pool comes with responsibility including having your pool registered. By law you need your pool or spa pool to be registered with Auckland Council so the council can carry out tri-annual inspections and provide advice on compliance to pool owners. To check if your pool or spa pool is registered call Auckland Council on (09) 301 0101 (ask for your area Pool Inspector) or for more information about pool fencing requirements visit our website www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz. Your pool. Your Responsibility. Find out more: phone 09 301 0101 or visit www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz OG_AC0569_SUBS A good pub -- 153 years later Accolade: Jason Beulink from Noel Leeming, left, with The Riverhead owners Stephen and Paula Pepperell at the Hospitality New Zealand awards. Go to www.nor-westnews. co.nz to watch a snippet of the Blues Brothers tribute show. An historic Riverhead icon has won national recognition for its hospitality. The revamped Riverhead tavern topped the category for best renovated bar or res- taurant at the Hospitality New Zealand annual awards. The 153-year-old pub was reopened nine months ago as The Riverhead. Owners Paula and Stephen Pepperell bought the place in May after it went into receiv- ership and have been restor- ing it since. Renovations included new wiring, plumbing and a reinstated riverside dock. Founded in 1857 on the bank of a Waitemata Harbour inlet, the tavern is rich in his- tory. Early settlers used the upper Waitemata waterways to travel north, including the original Albertlanders, who settled near Wellsford. For centuries local Maori used the spot as a portage when travelling north and south dragging their waka across from the Kumeu River to the Rangitopuni River. Flax milling, gum digging, flour milling, paper manufac- turing and forestry were developed in Riverhead with Riverhead Hotel proving a popular watering hole. Mrs Pepperell says the tav- ern is unique because people can travel from Auckland s downtown waterfront directly to the pub s dock. Alternately, they can reach it by car in a 20-minute trip from the viaduct. The Riverhead s award was highly contested, so we re pretty stoked that we ve won, she says. Stephen and I are very hands-on and we both have a vision. The Riverhead is such a special place that for us it was just a matter of replacing the rot, sprucing it up, giving its life back and telling its amazing story. She says they could see the potential of the pub which was really rundown when they bought it. A team of four basically gutted and revamped it . That s why it s so special to win the award. Auckland band The Lazyboyz is playing a Blues Brothers tribute show at The Riverhead. The December 4 gig will fund summer camp and outdoor equipment for the Riverhead Scouts. The show will run from 2pm to 5pm and feature moves, lines and gimmicks from the iconic Blues Brothers movie. Tickets available from The Riverhead. Spanish lottery scam doing the rounds on the internet A Waimauku resident has been targeted by a mail scam. A letter from Spain claimed the person had won nearly $1 million in a lottery pro- motion. It asked the recipient to send bank account and per- sonal details. Police in Kumeu are warn- ing people against giving such information and advise them to bin scam letters. Recipients should not write back as even a response can initiate issues, sergeant Mick Rickards says. You might be unwittingly passing on information when responding, he says. The advise we give is don t accept it, he says. If it looks too good to be true, it is without a doubt. Nobody should be trans- ferring money into anybody else s account whom they don t know. Mr Rickards urges victims of overseas scams to visit www.theorb.org.nz to report the offences. People are lured into believing there s some financial gain and transfer money into accounts where they have no knowledge of the persons they re dealing with, he says. That s where it all turns to custard. IN BRIEF Buzzing talk Maureen Maxwell talks about Argentina and bees at the Nor West Garden Club meeting on November 23 from 7.30pm to 9.30pm at Kumeu Community Centre, Access Rd. Bring a plate on this last meeting for the year. Come and peruse the cuttings and plants for the trading table and plants and specimens for the interest table. All welcome. Phone Dawn Kendall 412-7542. Loyal contribution Captain Janine Phillips, the Kaipara Community Cadet Unit commander, has been recognised for 12 years of continuous service. She has been awarded the New Zealand Cadet Forces Medal. Captain Phillips has touched the lives of many cadets and is renown for her mentoring skills, says a spokesperson. Slap happy People can don their jandals next month to back the Bethells and Muriwai surf life saving clubs. Those baring their toes can donate to street collectors for Surf Life Saving's national appeal -- National Jandal Day on December 2. Phone 021-420-653 or 027-583-3228, visit monique.caddy@surflife saving.org.nz or email liz.tindall@ surflifesaving.org.nz.
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