Rodney Times : January 20th 2011
5 RODNEY TIMES, JANUARY 20, 2011 NEWS NOW OPEN PRE-LOVED FURNITURE, NEW HOMEWARE & GIFTS Call in now. Many unique items throughout the store. LOTTO WE ARE HERE OREWA HAIR & BEAUTY TAKE 2 8 Moana Ave, Orewa PH 09 426 4953 MON-FRI 9.30am-5pm SAT-SUN 10am-4pm ò Ph 021 234 7766 GOLD RUSH GOLD RUSH Join the 21st Century Your gold has never been worth so much! Bring us all your old, broken or unwanted gold jewellery. WE WILL PAY YOU CASH ON THE SPOT The Plaza Whangaparaoa Warkworth Village CNR Mill Lane & Elizabeth St GULF GULF HARBOUR HARBOUR COUNTRY COUNTRY CLUB CLUB PLAY GOLF AT AUCKLANDS PREMIER GOLF COURSE www.gulfharbourcountryclub.co.nz Phone 09 428-1380 or Visit The Pro Shop Open 7:30am - 6:00pm Green Fees - 18 holes : NZ Affiliated Rate $ 75.00 To book Lessons / Coaching with a Pro For quality Golf Merchandise - clubs, shirts, shorts, caps EVERYONE IS WELCOME 7 DAYS A WEEK Visit The SANDTRAP CAFE at Gulf Harbour Country Club For Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch or Afternoon Tea Great Coffee and Fully Licensed Open daily 8:30am - 6:00pm A lovely environment to relax and enjoy regardless of whether or not you play golf! One out of the box for church Christmas cheer: Dedge Reynolds packs food hampers to help spread the Christmas spirit among some of the less well-off families around Rodney. Also lending a hand are Bev Monahan and Durriyah Roberts. Fifty needy families in the Rod- ney area enjoyed a special Christmas thanks to Mahurangi Vineyard Church fundraising efforts. Through the sale of calendars and other fundraising events such as a skate compe- tition, movie nights, a cake stall, garage sale and raffles, the congregation raised around $6000. That was enough for 50 special food hampers, distrib- uted a week before Christmas, that included a gourmet 4.5kg ham, chocolates, crackers and other goodies. Church pastor Lyndon Reiff had challenged his congre- gation. We distributed 38 Christmas hampers last time, let s see if we can do 50. And they did. Most money raised came from the sale of scenic Mahurangi calendars. The calendar pictures were all taken around Mahurangi by local photographers and church members Tania Balzat and Anna Thoroughgood Calendars were sold in sup- port of the church s Out of the Box Christmas fundraiser, a food parcel service that distrib- utes much-needed food to famil- ies throughout the year. It goes a step further at Christmas by providing hampers to nominated families. One of the organisers, Chris Thoroughgood, says the need is particularly felt at a time when families have been hit hard by the recession. Those who put this pro- gramme together thanked supporters, especially Mahurangi Christian School, New World, The Country Store, Nosh, Brookview Tea House, and the organisations who sponsored the calendar. Busway may stretch to Silverdale Options for extending Auck- land s Northern Busway to Silverdale and Orewa are being investigated by the NZ Trans- port Agency. Engineering consultancy BECA will study the route for a dedicated buses-only link from Constellation Drive to Silver- dale, and to test the route against other options for extending the busway. Although construction is sev- eral years away there is a need to protect land now for the route, NZTA Auckland/North- land regional director Stephen Town says. Public transport is critical to contributing to economic growth in the region by reduc- ing peak time congestion, and we re planning now to ensure the busway continues to meet Aucklanders needs in the future, he says. Demands from development pressure need to be taken into account and we need to protect a route now so that we have the required land available to us later when we are ready to extend the busway. BECA s investigation is expected to take a year. The project will be built in stages with the section between the Constellation Drive and Albany stations the first pri- ority, Mr Town says. Small offering but prices good The Livestock Mart Auctions Kumeu sale on Monday had a small number of cattle on offer. The 15-month steers sold well to $705, and heifers fetched $630. With good grass grow- ing conditions, it is expected cattle prices will remain firm. Cattle: Good 15- month steers sold for $705, good 15-month heifers $630, small yearling heifers $408, boner cows $630, small yearling bulls $355. Sheep: Prime lambs $81-$121, other lambs $42-$70, ewes $30- $99.
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