Rodney Times : February 1st 2011
2 RODNEY TIMES, FEBRUARY 1, 2011 NEWS Editor Geoff Dobson Ph (09) 426 5024 email: firstname.lastname@example.org Chief Reporter Ph (09) 421 9133 email: email@example.com Senior Reporter Ph (09) 421 9130 Features Ph (09) 421 9131 Sales Manager Pauline Caley Ph (09) 426 5024 email: pauline caley@snl co nz Office & Distribution Manager Heather Ringrose Ph (09) 425 0695 email: h ringrose@snl co nz Circulation (09) 426 5024/(09) 425 8169 email: h ringrose@snl co nz Classifieds Ph 0800 022 812 Fax 0800 022 815 email: firstname.lastname@example.org 37,398 Audited Circulation (ABC Jan-Dec '09.) Delivered each Tuesday/Thursday from south Wellsford to Kumeu and coast to coast from Helensville to Whangaparaoa. Orewa Office: Cnr Alice Ave & Florence Ave, Orewa. P.O. Box 79. Ph (09) 426 5024. Warkworth Office: Mill Lane, Warkworth. P.O. Box 636. Ph (09) 425 8169. www.rodneytimes.co.nz y Better Hearing. Better Life Apollo Health & Wellness Centre Cnr Rosedale Road and Apollo Drive, Albany Phone: 09 477 3773 At last - Affordable, modern hearing aids Phone for an appointment for a FREE hearing check and demonstration. To find out more call Apollo Audiology on 09 477 3773 *Special conditions apply OPEN DAY, 2 DAYS ONLY Monday 7th Feb & Tuesday 8th Feb www.apolloaudiology.co.nz Does someone you know deserve a bouquet of flowers? If so, the Rodney Times wants to hear from you! Write a short note telling us why your nominee deserves a reward! Send to the Rodney Times "Thanks a Bunch" PO Box 79, Orewa Don't forget to include the nominee's name, address and phone number, and your name and address. The person we consider most deserving will receive flowers courtesy of: PH/Fax (09) 426 5287 email@example.com Thanks a bunch Caring citizen: Velvet MacGregor looked after Alex Little when he broke his collarbone falling off his scooter. Alex was in good hands Two days into the school holidays we were on the North Shore, picking up the car after servicing, when we received a call telling us our son Alex was at the Manly Medical Centre for a suspected broken collar- bone,'' Karen and Rob Little say. The lovely Velvet MacGregor came upon Alex on the road in Gulf Harbour, after he had fallen off his scooter. Not only did she comfort him, she also took him home to Army Bay and on finding no one home then took him up to the medical centre, where she offered to stay with him. Alex was told he had a clean break to the collarbone, but could forget about fish- ing, swimming, riding his bike -- and all the other activities a nearly 12-year- old participates in -- for the next five weeks. We all think this wonder- ful, caring member of our community deserves recog- nition for going well beyond scraping him off the road.'' Email your Thanks a Bunch nomination to g.dob firstname.lastname@example.org with contact details. The surname of last week's Thanks a Bunch nominator was incorrect. It is Samantha Cuckow -- not Samantha Crow. Trucked in: Melissa Fotheringhame and Dean Neville beside Dean's Neville Brothers truck in which Melissa rode to her wedding on January 15. Photo: CATE RAINBOW, WWW.CATERAINBOW.COM Marriage unites trucking families By JULIET MCGHIE You'll often see Neville Brothers trucks on our roads. They've been estab- lished in Silverdale since 1926. In 1967 the Neville family bought seven trucks off the R Foth- eringhame Ltd and 44 years later the families were officially joined together when grand- children Dean Neville and Melissa Fothering- hame married at Waitoki. It took a lot of plan- ning but Melissa man- aged to steal' Dean's work truck. Her father Clyde Fotheringhame drove her to the cer- emony, with Dean's cattle dog Ike. So Dean got the surprise of his life. Melissa and Dean met when they both worked at Neville Brothers. Dean is the last grand- son to work for the fam- ily business so Melissa felt it fitting to arrive in true trucking style. It was certainly a fam- ily affair with Melissa's uncle and celebrant Ian Fotheringhame officiat- ing at the Fothering- hame family farm in Waitoki. After the vows in the beautifully decorated garden the 70 guests had the reception at Soljans Estate in Kumeu. Instead of traditional bridesmaids and grooms- men, the couple had sib- ling attendants. Melissa had younger brother Cory and younger sister Jenny, and Dean had his younger sister Janelle. We couldn't have asked for a better day,'' Melissa says. It was an occasion to remember with all the Neville brothers -- Peter, Graeme, Kelvin, and the groom's father Stewart -- there with Ralph Foth- eringhame and brother- in-law Selwyn Cart- wright. When the orig- inal company started in the depression they did so much for local people,'' Ralph says. People had so much respect for them.''
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