Rodney Times : February 8th 2011
2 RODNEY TIMES, FEBRUARY 8, 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 (09) 810 8242 Weekly Classes: Titirangi Kumeu Henderson West Harbour Marina View Forrest Hill Browns Bay Birkenhead Orewa Hibiscus Coast Takapuna New Pre-School Programme Now Operating Drama Develops Kids 4 3424811BI Terms & Conditions: • Not valid with any other discounts, vouchers, offers and retail not included • Only redeemable at Rodney Wayne, Whangaparaoa • Only for first time clients The Plaza, Whangaparaoa PH 09 424 7373 Welcome to Sharlene Our new talented stylist Book now with Sharlene and receive From 18 January to 19 February 2011 First Visit Only 50% off all services Farmers give rain top marks Widespread rain may have inundated houses, ruined camping trips and caused some business loss, but for many North Island farmers it's been a liquid tonic. Full marks to the MetService for their reg- ular and thorough updates,'' Federated Farmers adverse events spokesman David Rose says. They said rain would come in January, just like with past La Ninas in 1976 and 1989, so this looks very promising.'' From what I've heard the rain is getting a 10 out of 10 from those on the land,'' Mr Rose says. Janine a special lady Full of kindness: Janine Murdoch. 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 Supportive Janine Murdoch of Dairy Flat earns a bou- quet from Flowers by Joanne for helping a stranger in need. There is no problem too big or small for Janine to offer her love and support,'' Billie Wilson says. When I first meet Janine, myself and my ex-partner were having problems and I suddenly found myself and my three-year-old son with nowhere to live, no car and no money. Having only just got to know Janine a month prior she didn't hesitate to take us in and look after us in our time of need. She has since then repeated this act of kindness again and again, whether it be taking us somewhere, helping us financially, sup- plying food, or just a shoulder to cry on. Her loyalty shines through with whoever she comes into contact with. She is a very special lady and will always put her own needs aside to help others. This bouquet of flowers is just a small thank you for the constant love and sup- port she has given myself and others in our times of need. Thank you Janine, we love you.'' Sunflower takes off Reaching for the sun: The giant sunflower has grown higher than the spouting on Fred Price's unit. Fred Price of Manly was given sunflower seeds to plant before Christmas. Little did he know one would go mad'' and reach the spouting on his unit at The Circle. It just grew and grew,'' he says. Mr Price says there is no rhyme or reason'' behind his sunflower's spectacular growth. He has been growing sunflowers for three years, most reaching about 1.8 metres, or 2.4 metres high at the most, and this is his first one to grow so tall. At 1.8 metres tall, Mr Price is barely halfway up the sunflower stem, and even with his cane hardly reach the flower. He estimates the sun- flower is more than three metres high. No special ingredients have been fed to it, Mr Price says. He assures us no growth hormones were involved. Mr Price hopes to keep the seed to see if any will grow as high or higher next season. If you have an unusual garden plant or story send details and a photo via email to g. firstname.lastname@example.org or post to The Editor, Rodney Times, PO Box 79, Orewa.
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