North Shore Times : December 30th 2010
2 NORTH SHORE TIMES, DECEMBER 30, 2010 NEWS Office Ph 489 4189 Fax 486 1950 Editor Peter Eley email: firstname.lastname@example.org Sales Manager Alan Barr email: email@example.com Circulation Ph 525 2022 Fax 580 1648 email: firstname.lastname@example.org Classifieds Ph 525 2100 Fax 580 1643 email: clsad@snl co nz 69,797 Audited Circulation (ABC Jan-Dec '09.) Delivered each Tuesday/Thursday/ Friday to Albany, Beach Haven, Bayswater, Bayview, Belmont, Birkdale, Birkenhead, Brookfield, Browns Bay, Bushlands, Campbells Bay, Castor Bay, Chatswood, Chester Park, Devonport, Forrest Hill, Glenfield, Greenhithe, Hillcrest, Mairangi Bay, Meadowood, Milford, Murrays Bay, Northcote, Northcross, Okura, Paremoremo, Pinehill, Rothesay Bay, Schnapper Rock, Stanley Point, Sunnynook, Takapuna, Torbay, Unsworth Heights, Waiake, Wainoni, Westlake, Windsor Park. 1 Byron Ave, Takapuna. P.O. Box 33235. www.northshoretimes.co.nz Hours: 8.30am-5pm Find out more: phone 09 301 0101 or visit www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz Christmas and New Year Collection days for all areas over the Christmas and New Year period remain unchanged. Please continue to put rubbish, recycling and paper out for collection on your normal collection day. Christmas 2010 Usual collection day New collection day Saturday, 25 December (Christmas Day) No Change Monday, 27 December (Christmas Day holiday observed) No Change Tuesday, 28 December (Boxing Day holiday observed) No Change Wednesday, 29 December No Change Thursday, 30 December No Change Friday, 31 December No Change New Year 2011 Usual collection day New collection day Saturday, 1 January (New Year's Day) No Change Monday, 3 January (New Year's Day holiday observed) No Change Tuesday, 4 January (New Year holiday observed) No Change Wednesday, 5 January No Change Thursday, 6 January No Change Friday, 7 January No Change Public holiday rubbish, recycling and paper collections RW-AK8640/FF Drybuild will • Find the source of the problem • Show the extent of any damage • Provide full diagnostic report where necessary Call Bryce 021 892 056 www.drybuild.co.nz What YOU see What WE see (Dark patches indicate moisture from leaking butynol roof above) Address maintenance issues and especially signs of dampness and leaks Bryce Hall Thermographer WE GUARANTEE OUR SERVICE 0800 211 777 - email@example.com PROBLEMS + ACTION = SAVINGS!! 3243198AA • Explore the magnificent Kaipara Estuary • All calm sheltered waterways • View beautiful native bush & ancient pa sites • See the remains of early kauri mills & bush camps • Sight unique aquatic & bird life • Sand Dredging - commercial fishing & river activities • Proposed sites of nuclear and gas Power Stations • Informative commentary CRUISING THE KAIPARA $20 Departs Helensville Daily 29 December until 11 January 3¼ HOUR • Historic • Nature • Riverboat Cruises PH 09 420 8466 • Adult $20 • Child $10 Bookings Essential Ph 021 234 7766 GOLD RUSH GOLD RUSH Join the 21st Century Your gold has never been worth so much! Bring us all your old, broken or unwanted gold jewellery. WE WILL PAY YOU CASH ON THE SPOT Milford Mall, North Shore (opposite Countdown) Mark and Paulette Rowley For personal, professional ser vice to all areas Phone 445-9800 (24 hours) Office and Chapel 16-18 Anne Street, Devonport www.rowleyfunerals.co.nz 2591265AA Movie Pool Movies show daily in the Movie Pool. Check our website for movie listings and times. Ph 09 427 8800 Open Sunday to Thursday 9am-9pm Friday and Saturday 9am-10pm Check our website for details www.waiwera.co.nz Waiwera Day Spa Massage, Beauty Treatments, Dental, Acupuncture, Private Spas, Gym and Wellness Centre. Summer Holiday Entertainment! Check our website for details of our Summer Holiday Programme WIN AN IPOD NANO Be in to win an Ipod Nano every day over the summer school holiday it h ys CENSOR'S CLASSIFICATIONS UNRESTRICTED FILMS: RESTRICTED FILMS: G PG Approved for General Exhibition Parental Guidance recommended for younger viewers M Suitable for mature audiences 16 years & over RP (AGE) Restricted to persons over the specified age unless accompanied by parent/guardian e.g. RP13, RP16 R (AGE) Restricted to person over specified age e.g. R13, R15, R16, R18 CINEMAS MAY REQUEST PROOF OF AGE ID FOR RESTRICTED FILMS A baby boy the big highlight of 2010 As with every year, it's hard to believe that it's Christmas already. It's been a momentous year on a number of levels. Locally the birth of the supercity dominated public politi- cal debate; the first meeting of the Kaipatiki Local Board was a mile- stone for those who follow these issues closely. On the sporting side, Northcote winning the North Harbour Club Rugby Premiership was the high point and thrilled a lot of people. On the cultural side the high- light for me was the publication of David Verran's excellent The North Shore: An Illustrated His- tory'', a beautiful book that every- one north of the Bridge should get a copy of. If you live on the North Shore you feel a very strong affinity with the area. As predicted, local community life and pride won't stop just because of the supercity. There can be no greater example of this than the annual Birkenhead Santa Parade. Thousands turned out to line the streets of Highbury on a glori- ous day, and the feeling of com- munity spirit, unity and goodwill was overwhelming. Once again Birkenhead Rotary did a fantastic job organising this, and followed it up with an excellent street fiesta on Birkenhead Ave. I hear there were a couple of Auckland Council officials who were sent along to assess the viability of future parades. The message is the par- ade is a huge success, we want to keep it, and we are determined to do so. Of course it's been a tough year for the country with a spate of disasters -- Pike River, the earth- quake, and then of course financial hits with South Canter- bury Finance and the kiwifruit blight. The economy is in recovery mode. There have been real challenges for us in government with these crises but I'm proud of the way that we've responded, and also pay tribute to the resilience of the thousands of New Zealanders directly affected by these shocks. I regard it as a real privilege to be in parliament and cabinet, and I want to thank people from across the Northcote electorate and the wider North Shore for the support I've had this year. It's a job I love and I have no com- plaints. I get a huge boost out of coming home to Northcote each week from parliament and just being back in my home area. The team in the Birkenhead electorate office provide outstand- ing service to the constituency while I am down in Parliament and we've had a huge volume of people through the door in 2010. My colleague Wayne Mapp has just announced his retirement at the next election; I am going to be very sad to see a fantastic MP and close friend go. Finally, on a personal note, the absolute highlight of 2010 was the birth of our second child, a beauti- ful baby son. The person I have to thank the most for her fantastic support is my wife Sandra. Happy New Year, and here's to 2011. Email me: jonathan.coleman @parliament.govt.nz.
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