Nor West News : December 1st 2011
www.nor-westnews.co.nz 5 NOR-WEST NEWS, DECEMBER 1, 2011 NEWS Open 7 Days Phone: 09 412 2354 FRESH MART Ha i uap OPENING SPECIALS! Fresh FLOWERS & BOUQUETS Specials while stocks last - valid until 4/12/11 (We reserve the right to limit quantities) MAIN ROAD, HUAPAI • PH 412 2354 Fresh CABBAGE Fresh CARROTS Green KIWIFRUIT Fresh ST R AWBERRIES No.1 Red KUMAR A Fresh BROCCOLI Large Telegraph CUCUMBER Jazz APPLES Hass AVOCADO Ripe BANANAS Fresh ASPAR AGUS Truss TOMATOES Gold PINE APPLE White Button MUSHROOMS New Season POTATOES 99c 79c $500 79c 99c $169 99c $169 99c $199 $199 $599 $799 ea kg 3 for ea ea kg bagof4 kg bunch kg ea kg 10kg bag $199 kg 79c kg Clean sweep for Key in his own electorate 2011 Election Prime Minister John Key had a clean sweep in his Helensville electorate. He's expected to form a coalition with Act (John Banks) and United Future (Peter Dunne), while also negotiating with some other parties. He held Helensville with a slightly lower majority of 19,116 com- pared with 20,547 in 2008. The National Party got 48 percent of the election night vote, its strongest showing since about 1951, but with 60 parlia- mentary seats out of 121 it fell just short of being able to govern the country alone. ELECTION NIGHT RESULTS Helensville National's John Key, majority 19,116. Candidate votes: Rick Drayson (Conservative) 865, Jeanette Elley (Green) 2222, Piers Greenbrook-Held (Labour) 4357, Nick Kearney (Act) 161, John Key (National) 23,473, Adrian McDermot (Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis) 261. Candidate informals 169. Party votes: Act 447, Alliance 3, Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis 131, Conservative 1147, Democrats for Social Credit 8, Greens 2641, Labour 4402, Liber- tarianz 16, Mana 38, Maori 154, National 21,077, New Zealand First 1501, United Future 147. Party informals 169. Te Tai Tokerau Mana's Hone Hara- wira, majority 874 Candidate votes: Kelvin Davis (Labour) 6265, Hone Harawira (Mana) 7139, Maki Her- bert (Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis) 476, Waihoroi Shortland (Maori) 2705. Candidate informals 832. Party votes: Act 40, Alliance 5, Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis 181, Conservative 95, Democrats for Social Credit 6, Greens 1437, Labour 5880, Liber- tarianz 19, Mana 4131, Maori 1813, National 1610, New Zealand First 1765, United Future 14. Party informals 425. Green success: Denise Roche, formerly of Helensville, is a new list MP for the Greens. Ex-Helensville resident now an MP By GILL ALCOCK Former Helensville resi- dent Denise Roche is celebrating her election as list MP for the Greens. Ms Roche polled 2188 votes for the Auckland Central seat. She came in third behind National's Nikki Kaye on 12,358 and Labour's Jacinda Arden with 11,823. Special votes are still being counted. Ms Roche was born in John Key's electorate of Helensville and has lived on Waiheke for 14 years. Ms Roche enters Par- liament after just two attempts. She is number 11 on the list for the Green Party who for the first time took more than 10 percent of the vote. Ms Roche says she will be resigning from the Waiheke Local Board, which will lead to a byelection, but she'll attend the next meeting to give a valedictory speech. She says: I've got the board to thank for this. If I'd been made chair of the board, this would never have happened.'' Floats galore: A warm welcome awaits the crowds at Saturday's Helensville Santa Parade. Santa parade set to go Catch the festive spirit in the nor-west. The Helensville San- ta Parade is on Decem- ber 3 from noon along Commercial Rd. As well as the tra- ditional and new floats and entertainment on the ground, check out the skies to see a fly- over of two planes from the North Shore Aero Club. Organised by the Helensville District Business Association, the parade includes crowd favourites the Korean Drummers, a pipe band and floats representing commu- nity groups and busi- nesses. Before the event chil- dren can get their photo with Santa in his castle at the RSA from 9.30am to 11.30am. There will also be street stalls, sausage sizzles and raffles. Following the par- ade, the popular Carols in the Park is in the arena at Aquatic Park, Parakai on December 3 from 6pm to 8pm, featuring Christmas songs presented by community church groups. Bring a picnic and enjoy the entertain- ment and giveaways. Contact Parakai Springs on (09) 420-8998 for more information. The Kumeu Rotary Christmas Parade is on December 9 from 6.45pm along Main Rd. It is again sponsored by Tegel Foods and should have plenty of interesting themes from entries. The Huapai-Kumeu Lions will have a bucket collection for the Nor-West Com- munity Patrol to help replace their vehicle in the future. The Singing Cowboy performs before the parade outside Huapai Village from 4pm. There will also be the traditional wheelbar- row race organised by the Waimauku Lions Club from 6.45pm out- side Freeride n Cycles in Huapai and finishing at Harcourts Kumeu. Free entry to all with categories ranging from most creative and family teams to ladies and men's open. Win some great prizes. Contact Stephen Theobald on 412-7666 for more information.
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