Rodney Times : January 13th 2011
7 RODNEY TIMES, JANUARY 13, 2011 NEWS 3284283AG PASSION FOR INNOVATION HALLS 18 MONTHS INTEREST FREE ADVICE, DESIGN AND INSTALLATION WARKWORTH (09) 425 1900 WELLSFORD (09) 423 7212 • STORE NOW OPEN MON - FRI 9AM-4PM On all purchases $650 and over Only until 15th January 2011 All The Big Brands like: 22-24 Queen St. Hours: Mon-Fri 8.30am-5pm, Sat 9am-1pm, Sun 10am-2pm Normal lending conditions and credit criteria apply. We use GE finance and accept existing GE Finance Cards. New cards attract a $48 booking fee. Show auction for guide dog service Fetch Veda: Guide dog Veda will join young volunteer charity fundraiser James Barnett collecting for the RNZFB Guide Dog Services at the Warkworth A and P Show on January 22. The show also runs on January 23, mainly for horse events. Guide dogs will benefit from a Warkworth A and P Show auction on January 22. Fundraising for The Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind s Guide Dog Services charity has been organised by community- spirited real estate salesman John Barnett from Bayleys. Items have been donated by companies and individuals from throughout Rodney. Going under the hammer will be luxury accommo- dation, dinners, DIY equip- ment, homeware, gardening supplies, food and wine, and more. Mr Barnett will be helped on the day by Bayleys colleagues, and by his young sons James and Daniel who will be walking around the showgrounds with a collec- tion bucket. It costs tens of thousand of dollars to breed and raise a guide dog for the blind, so all money raised by Bayleys at the Warkworth show will go towards helping someone in need, Mr Barnett says. This is the third year he and his Bayleys team have been raising funds for the foundation s Guide Dog Services at the Warkworth show. Guide Dog Services is such a worthy cause, and we have raised more than $6000 for the charity in the last two years and look forward to increasing this again, Mr Barnett says. He thanks those who donated items or helped with the auction. The Warkworth show also runs on January 23 at the State Highway 1 venue, the Sunday set aside for horse riding events. Saturday s show includes woodchopping, livestock, sheep dog trials, dairy goats, Highland dancing, children s entries, stalls, wine, beer and cider tasting, arts and crafts, and plenty of fun for the whole family. Gates are open 6.30am to 5pm both days. Show inquiries contact Marjorie Blythen on (09) 422-2052 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for information. Census collectors needed Counting of people and homes in New Zealand begins next month for the 2011 cen- sus. Collectors are still needed, especially in the Northland region, for six weeks of work up to census day on March 8. Statistics NZ wants more than 100 collectors in North- land -- to work locally with flexible hours. The census is important because information from it helps determine how billions of dollars of government funding is spent in the com- munity, census collection operations manager Mick Alexander says. It is used to help make decisions about which services are needed and where they should be, such as hospitals, kohanga reo, schools, roads, public trans- port, and recreational facili- ties. From mid-February collectors will visit every dwelling in New Zealand to deliver an internet access code and paper forms so that people can take part in the census, Mr Alexander says. Nationally we have more than 7000 collector roles to fill and so far we have had more than 15,000 applications. Applications close on Janu- ary 16. Visit www.census.govt.nz/ jobs for information.
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