North Shore Times : December 9th 2010
30 NORTH SHORE TIMES, DECEMBER 9, 2010 NEWS Winning bidders: Staff from Debitsuccess enjoy a barbecue cooked by operations manager Wayne Pointon. Northcote-based Debitsuccess raised nearly $2000 for the NZ Breast Cancer Foundation from a charity auction night. One of the most popular auctions was to win a barbecue cooked by operations manager Wayne Pointon. The data entry and customer services team grouped together to bid for the barbecue and were ecstatic when they won. Looking back: A photo of Betty and Colin Haynes taken in the 1950s. Weddings were a simple affair when Betty met Colin 60 years ago. Torbay couple Betty and Colin Haynes met at a dance in post war England. He was in the RAF and she was in the Land Army. When they married Betty wore a dress she made from parachute silk and they took the bus to and from the ceremony. The Torbay couple moved to New Zealand in the 1960s with their family. After living in New Zealand for a few decades, the family resembles a mini united nations, with Nuians, Malaysians and Jamaicans part of the family. They celebrate their 60th anniversary on December 12. Season of giving: Julianne de Wet, 15, left, Ruth Corin, 14, and Katrina Donaldson, 15, have been saving hard to give orphans and street kids in the Philippines gifts this Christmas.Through Shore Vineyard Churches they are donating gifts and spending time with street kids and orphans, including hosting Christmas parties for up to 600 people. ''Giving is the real focus on the true meaning of Christmas, we're taking a step back and learning that it's not all about materialism,'' Julianne says. ''These children are poor but still happy with what they have.'' She bravely took on the task of holding cupcake decorating parties, hosting up to 60 children at a time, to raise funds for her trip. Ruth began fundraising when she shaved her head last year to support her friend's efforts in raising money for cancer patients. Ruth was able to raise the $1100 for her flights in one go. While Katrina has been busy delivering papers and babysitting to save funds. The girls have also been holding bake sales and encouraging others to donate gifts for the children in the Philippines. They are volunteering with His Heart ministries and say they are excited about sharing a more rewarding experience than lying on the beach at home. They are spending about two weeks in the Philippines, returning just before Christmas Day, with Katrina staying on at an orphanage run by her uncle. ''God can use you to make a difference in little ways,'' Julianne says. ''We hope that by us going there it will make a difference, more than just sending money.'' Excellent service: North Shore Fastway Couriers franchisee Colin Lowe was named Business Services -- Franchisee of the Year 2010 at the recent Westpac New Zealand Franchising Awards. Up against many top competitiors, Mr Lowe out-shone them all and impressed judges with his attitude towards customers, always putting them first and going the extra mile. End of era: Long Bay Col- lege associate principal Chris Allen is leaving her role as associate principal to accept a position as principal at Sacred Heart Girls College in Hamilton. Just celebrated your golden or diamond wed- ding? Or perhaps you have just had your first baby. The North Shore Times wants to help you celebrate, and will pub- lish your special pictures in a feature called Milestones. We would love to see photographs of significant moments in your family or friends' lives, such as the occasions listed above. They could also be sport- ing achievements, like winning school or club titles, or any significant event you would like to share. Send digital images to nsmilestones- @snl.co.nz, with milestones'' in the sub- ject line. Hard copy photos should be sent to Milestones, North Shore Times, PO Box 33-235, I Byron Ave, Takapuna. We a full name, address and phone number with full name and address of the person(s) photo- graphed. Images should be under 2MB, if poss- ible. We cannot guaran- tee publication or accept any responsibility for non-return of items.
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