North Shore Times : November 25th 2010
15 NORTH SHORE TIMES, NOVEMBER 25, 2010 NEWS WAIRAU PARK 7 LINK DRIVE NORTH SHORE TELEPHONE 09 443 1849 BOTANY TOWN CENTRE CNR TI RAKAU & TE IRIRANGI DRIVE TELEPHONE 09 272 3951 firstname.lastname@example.org www.furniture.co.nz HLSAKLNov-02NST JUST IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS THE BIG SUMMER SALE STOREWIDE 70% 20- OFF SAVE SAVE SAVE SAVE TRACY COFFEE TABLE WAS $349 NOW $99 TRACY LAMP TABLE WAS $249 NOW $74 RICCO 3PE CORNER SUITE WITH FREE FOOTSTOOL IN JAKE FABRIC. WAS $3999 NOW $2999 nz made FREE FOOTSTOOL + VERDI SWIVEL CHAIR + FOOTSTOOL WAS $399 NOW $199 50% OFF SOLEY 3 DOOR SIDEBOARD IN WHITE HIGH GLOSS. WAS $1099 NOW $879 $220 OFF VEGA 3 + 2 SEATER IN LEATHER. WAS $3399 NOW $2299 AVAILABLE IN 5 COLOURS viva STUDIO 70% OFF OVER 70% OFF $1100 OFF 10 YEAR WARRANTY $1000 OFF USE YOUR OUTDOOR LIVING AREAS ALL YEAR ROUND! Thomas Berry 0800 27 24 32 | Web www.archgola.co.nz | Email email@example.com NORTH HARBOUR PattMarkAGL271 FACTORY SHOP CHRISTMAS SALE HUGE DISCOUNTS - 3 DAYS ONLY!!! FRAGRANCE - COSMETICS - HAIRCARE - SKINCARE GIFT SETS - PLUS MORE Nextbike off the road By JODEAL CADACIO A private company's bike for hire scheme has folded barely a month after launching in Taka- puna. All of Nextbike's 40 bikes around the area have been pulled out along with its entire fleet in the Auckland CBD. Nextbike marketing manager Glenn Shaw says the company is unable to sustain the business which relies heavily on advertising. The business is 85 to 90 percent funded by advertising on the bikes. We've come to a point where we can no longer sustain the service in its advertiser-funded for- mat.'' Mr Shaw says a down- turn in advertising brought about by the economic recession has sounded the death knell for the scheme. As a solely advertiser- funded model, Nextbike is too fragile. At this point the well has dried up but we're working hard, we're doing every- thing we can to bring the service back,'' he says. The company had 55 rental locations in the city. Takapuna was its newest venture and launched on October 10. Forty bikes were dis- tributed around the town centre, Smales Farm, AUT on Akoranga Drive and the Smales Farm and Akoranga busway stations. Devonport resident and Cycle Action Auck- land spokeswoman Bar- bara Cuthbert says Nextbike's closure is a huge loss to cyclists. Many people don't understand the value of bikes used in conjunction with public transport. Bikes add to its flexi- bility, attractiveness and convenience.''
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