Rodney Times : November 18th 2010
13 RODNEY TIMES, NOVEMBER 18, 2010 NEWS RAY WHITE WHANGAPARAOA IS HOSTING AN EVENING FOR YOU You are invited to join us At: Orewa Rotary House, Silverdale, just off SH1 On: Wednesday 24th November 2010 Time: 6pm to 8pm Property rental can be profitable but are you using the best strategies for maximising your wealth? Are you aware of the changes in what you can and cannot charge your tenants? Do you know how your legal obligations have changed? How do you continue to make the most out of your investment with the new tax changes ahead? Our enjoyable and informative evening for all landlords and interested people includes guest speakers Kenina Court, Property Investor and Chartered Accountant, explaining how tax changes affect you and Scotney Williams, Property Management Consultant and Lawyer, explaining the recent amendments to the Residential Tenancies Act and what they mean for you. Come and meet the experts, your Ray White Property Management team and other landlords. Fantastic prizes can be won on the night in our free prize draw and refreshments are provided. DONT MISS THIS AMAZING OPPORTUNITY! Places are limited so reserve your seat today. RSVP now by email to: email@example.com or telephone: 09 424 9169 / 09 424 9170. Ray White Whangaparaoa - Gary Brown Realty Ltd MREINZ Licensed (REAA 2008) 31 Constellation Drive Friday & Saturday 9am till 4pm Sunday 10am till 3pm Cash and Eftpos Only GIANT BOOK SALE 3291078AA Guy just a squib this year Guy Fawkes wasn t the drama for firefighters it has been previously. Fewer days for cele- bration and changes to fireworks regulations helped, the Fire Service says. While there was an expected increase in calls, the impact was sig- nificantly less than last year because celebra- tions were largely con- fined to November 5 and 6, assistant national commander Brian Butt says. Last year, activity spanned four days. Since the change in fireworks regulations in 2007 we have seen a noticeable drop in the number of callouts, he says. Historically, the weather and the day of the week that Guy Fawkes falls upon has an impact on the workload for emergency services. This year, both were favourable. The Fire Service con- tinues to urge people to attend public displays. Nationally, the num- ber of fire-related calls rose from an average 120 a day to about 275 on November 5 and 6. This compares with 2006, the year before the new regulations, when national fire-related calls were 540 on November 4 and stayed high at 449 on November 5 and 6 before dropping. In those days, we used to bring extra fire- fighters in to the larger centres to deal with the mayhem, Mr Butt says. These days, Guy Fawkes is very much business-as-usual. Rodney and Hibiscus Coast brigades reported few incidents this year. Dry spring slows sales Cattle sales continue along recent trends, with keen bidding on good quality stock at the Livestock Mart Auctions Kumeu sale on Monday. Demand is probably not as strong as a nor- mal spring. Dry con- ditions have had a dampening effect on buyer confidence. Cattle: Best steers $1148, medium two- year steers $510-$740, weaner steers $310-$410, two-year heifers $782, good yearling heifers $490-$580, weaner heifers $300-$410, boner cows $500-$720, cows and calves $800. Sheep: Prime lambs $81-$111, other lambs $61-$72, ewes $32-$91, hoggets $70-$75. November 8 Cattle: Medium two- year steers $700-$830, smaller steers $410-$670, weaner steers $325, medium 15-month heifers $520-$622, smaller cross-bred heifers $437, good weaner heifers $325-$395. Sheep: Prime lambs $81-$96, other lambs $46-$51, ewes $40-$69.
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