North Shore Times : December 16th 2010
4 NORTH SHORE TIMES, DECEMBER 16, 2010 NEWS Westpac North Harbour. 60 Constellation Drive. With a convenient drive through ATM and 24/7 banking lobby, our new Westpac North Harbour branch features all the latest technology to make your banking even easier. And of course, we have fantastic personal service and friendly local staff that can t wait to show you around. Check out our virtual tour at www.westpac.co.nz/northharbour Our new branch technology includes a drive thru ATM., Westpac New Zealand Limited putting you in the driver's seat. Takapuna Beach businesses dominate awards By JODEAL CADACIO Takapuna Beach businesses have dominated the Best of Auckland awards. They scooped 11 awards, with five other retailers gaining honourable mentions, Takapuna Beach Business Association general manager Peter White says. Mr White says inter- national lifestyle publication UK Conde Nast Traveller chose The Department Store as one of the world's seven best new boutiques. It had earlier been named best new retail store by Monocle maga- zine. We are very pleased with the strong performance of our retailers, which justifies the retail strategy that the association, the council and landlords have been doing over the last two years. It certainly shows that Takapuna is on the cusp of a renaissance,'' Mr White says. Winners are Stephen Marr -- best women's hair salon; Bliss -- spa treatments; Off Wax -- wax; Takapuna Beach Cafe -- icecream in a cone. Wild Wheat -- breads; Lucy and The Powder Room -- new beauty fad and spa treatments; Black Box -- shoes and accessories; Kiwi Velo -- bike shops; Body Tech -- gym and workout categories. Honourable mentions are the Takapuna Sunday mar- ket, My Room, First Glass, Phoenix Cosmetics and Marr Labb. Video game on pause for goal By LISA HONEYBONE Changing ways: Julian Sheridan is putting down the video game controller to train for the Albany Lakes Summer Series running events. Photo: BEN WATSON ' It's such an abrupt change from eating paninis and chips and going home to play computer games. ' Julian Sheridan Paying money to enter a run- ning event sounded like a stupid idea to Julian Sheri- dan. That's money I could be spending on video games,'' he says. Now the 31-year-old self- confessed geek and ultimate gamer has decided to change his ways in order to partici- pate in the Albany Lakes Summer Series. He still finds time to play his games but he is spending a lot more time training than he ever has before. It's the first time I've had a sporting goal,'' he says. As part of his training, Jul- ian has started running to work. He's started eating fruit or as he calls it unprocessed skittles and starbursts'' and is looking after his nutrition. The Albany Lakes Summer Series has three events a month apart in December, January and February. Julian plans to run the 5km race first to gauge what he's capable of and then keep improving his time. It's such an abrupt change from eating paninis and chips and going home to play com- puter games,'' he says. Visit www.albanylakes.co.nz for more information.
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