Rodney Times : February 3rd 2011
10 RODNEY TIMES, FEBRUARY 3, 2011 NEWS 1 Parkside Dr, Kensington Park, O REWA BEACH Display Suite Open daily 11am to 3pm or call 0800 57 67 392 • www.kensingtonpark.co.nz More than just a home, it's a Lifestyle SUPERB ONE LEVEL LIVING • 2 bdms with a spacious living area & large balcony • Brand new - 2 U/cover carparks + storage • Ease of access with internal lift (top foor) • 165m2 of living space OPEN HOME this weekend 61 Parkside Dr: $679,000 STREAMSIDE LUXURY • Prime location facing Bush & Stream • Spacious 3 bdm home • High quality specs throughout • Freehold title - no bodycorp fees! • Large north facing balcony • Internal access to double garage Newly released - Call us today! $789,000 (Ref: 4.3) CAPTURE ALL DAY SUN • 2 bdm modern home • Located on elevated site facing north-east, capturing all day sun • Internal access to two car garage • Freehold title - no bodycorp fees! • Ready for occupation early 2012 $569,000 (Ref: 14.3) ARTIST IMPRESSION The Good Life is part of the Plan NORTH FACING BEAUTY! • 2 bdm upper level home with large living area • Facing north - enjoy sun all day long! • Internal access to 2 car garage • Freehold unit title • Ready for occupation now! 5 Eaves Bush Parade: $499,000 PANORAMIC SEAVIEWS • Spacious standalone home overlooking Orewa beach and beyond • 4 bdrms + 2 living areas + 2 bathrms • High quality specs & large balcony • Double garage + storage 16 Panorama Heights: $889,000 (Ref: SV34) ARTIST IMPRESSION ARTIST IMPRESSION OPEN HOME Fri, Sat, Sun 1-2pm • A genuine community lifestyle in a traditional neighbourhood, a short walk from Orewa beach. • Freehold titles give peace of mind and future investment advantages. • Exclusive facilities for residents include a heated Pool, Sauna and Gymnasium - close to the Orewa shopping centre and bush walks. • A variety of homes to choose from. 3445341AA Puhoi to Pakiri Research Programme Preliminary Results Public Meeting: The whole community, together with all local businesses, are strongly encouraged to attend a public meeting and to participate in a full presentation by the NZTRI Research Team on the initial findings of this groundbreaking survey research, which will shape the future of the visitor strategy in our area. Venue: Ascension Vineyard Time: 6pm, Tuesday February 8th www.regionalsurveys.co.nz Pay 'cop-out' condemned By FRANK NELSON A stinging phone call from Hibis- cus and Bays Local Board deputy chairman Gary Holmes can be expected by the Remuneration Authority. He s fuming over the way the authority has handled proposed extra pay for board members given additional duties after the restructuring of Auckland local government. It s a recipe for disaster. The whole thing s ridiculous, he said when the board met in Orewa last Wednesday night. Other members agreed, es- pecially after hearing stories about the very different ways boards around the region have handled the thorny issue. The authority, which sets pay and allowances for public figures, wrote to boards saying an extra $2000 per member could be paid to those shouldering additional responsibilities, such as com- mittee chairs and deputies. In response some boards have apparently tried to treat the extra money as a general pay rise for everyone. At least one has gone to the other extreme, heaping all the available extra money on to its deputy chairperson. On Wednesday night the Hibis- cus and Bays board scolded the authority for passing the buck and not making this decision itself. This is a big cop-out by the Remuneration Authority, Lisa Whyte said. She found it bizarre that members were essentially being asked to set their own pay rate. Others argued that the task of trying to match pay to specific workloads and duties was imposs- ible at this early stage of the newly established boards since nobody yet knows the full extent of members delegated responsi- bilities. We don t know what the workload will be. We re really in limbo at the moment, chair- woman Julia Parfitt said. Still Rodney Local Board tried to do just that at its meeting last week when it allocated additional areas of responsibility to every- one, effectively making all board members eligible for more money. It then backed off and referred the issue to the authority. Mrs Parfitt criticised that type of approach and said she would hate to think some boards were changing their structure just to apportion more money. Such a response, she main- tained, might not be the best model for our citizens, our residents or staff . Women pioneers in print Pioneering women are wanted. A reprint of the book Pioneering Women of the South Kaipara is due and the Helensville and Dis- trict Historical Society wants to know of others worthy of inclusion. The sold-out edition comprises a collection of profiles of women who have played an important role in the development of the Kaipara area, from earliest pioneering days to the 1920s or thereabouts. If you have a female ancestor who fits this category and think may be worthy of inclusion, send a typewritten profile of the woman and her achievements in an accu- rate and verified account of no more than 300 words to: Helens- ville and District Historical Society, PO Box 133, Helensville, 0840, or email helensvillemuseum @xtra.co.nz by February 28. Not all submissions will be accepted, but any pioneering woman who has made a signifi- cant contribution to the success of the Kaipara area is likely to be included. The reprint will go on sale later in the year. Copies can be obtained from the Helensville Pioneer Museum, 98 Mill Rd, or from the society s address.
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