Rodney Times : December 14th 2010
5 RODNEY TIMES, DECEMBER 14, 2010 NEWS Drybuild will • Find the source of the problem • Show the extent of any damage • Provide full diagnostic report where necessary Call Bryce 021 892 056 www.drybuild.co.nz What YOU see What WE see (Dark patches indicate moisture from leaking butynol roof above) Address maintenance issues and especially signs of dampness and leaks Bryce Hall Thermographer WE GUARANTEE OUR SERVICE 0800 211 777 - firstname.lastname@example.org PROBLEMS + ACTION = SAVINGS!! WIN! There's something for the whole family! *conditions apply OVER $500!* Red Beach Pharmacy Ltd OPEN 7 DAYS RED BEACH SHOPPING CENTRE RED BEACH PH 09 426 4868 Spend $30 or more on retail products in store and go in the draw to win. A HUGE FAMILY SUMMER FUN PACK VALUED AT Orchard Shop Re-opens for summer Monday 20 December Open 10am-6pm daily Organic Blueberries, Strawberries and Blends DONT MISS OUT!! 89 Jones Road Omaha Enquiries phone: 422-9886 ext 3 ENROLLING NOW FOR 2011 3239007AG Alana leaves watchhouse role Community service: Alana Harris has retired after nearly 20 years as Warkworth police station watchhouse officer. By DELWYN DICKEY Friday was her last official day as Warkworth police station watch- house officer after 20 years but Alana Harris was back Monday helping train her replacement. The job came at a difficult time in Alana's life, having moved to Warkworth from Kawau Island after her husband died. Most of her friends expected her to go to Auckland, but she sur- prised them by applying for watchhouse assistant at the sta- tion and beating 70 other hopefuls. When she joined it was a small rural office with a sergeant and two officers covering the entire Warkworth, Wellsford and Mangawhai area. Over the years the area and station have grown. Now there are 12 officers under senior sergeant Bede Haughey's eye looking after the Warkworth area alone. Alana is often the public face of police at the station. She was a non-sworn officer and her training revolved mostly around administration work and dealing with visitors. Most people were very polite, but a few times Alana was the focus of people venting their anger or frustration''. The nature of a community sta- tion has seen a close relationship among officers and staff, plenty of humour and being given heaps by the guys'', she says. She has also become auntie'' to many of their children, and watched them grow up. Routine jobs fill much of the day, but Alana says they are also involved with all the dramas and tragedies of the area. A fatal rail crossing crash at Te Hana, a Pt Wells fire which claimed three lives, a plane crash which killed the pilot and a local girl at Omaha Flats, two dead after a microlight crash, and the dash to the aid of Mangawhai officer Graham Gough after a near fatal attack were all part of the job. One of the most poignant moments for Alana came when officers visited her at home to advise and support her after learning a daughter of family friends had been murdered in Auckland. Although she has retired, Alana expects to remain in touch with many of the people she has worked with and come to know. Don't have Xmas alone -- join community lunch By CARALISE MOORE Share the Christmas spirit with community family this year at the 11th Christmas Day community lunch. Salt Community Trust's free lunch is financially supported by the majority of Hibiscus Coast churches, together with a community grant from the former Rod- ney District Council. About 250 guests are expected at the Orewa Community Hall next to The National Bank. Doors open at noon and the lunch is served at 1pm, finishing around 3pm. The lunch is free and those living alone and sole parent families are welcome. Co-ordinator Lleon Downes thanks Orewa New World, Orewa Paper Plus, Fruit World and Orewa Lions for their support. Information, phone (09) 426-5338.
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