Northern News : February 9th 2011
10 NORTHERN NEWS, FEBRUARY 9, 2011 Friendly experts - affordable style 190 Pukepoto Road, Kaitaia (09) 408-1092 Have you been into the Garden Centre lately? We have a stunning selection of bright flowering anthuriums, peace lillies and more. They make a great long lasting Valentines gift for your loved one. We also have a great range of glazed pots -- Choose your plant and we'll pot it up FREE. Beautiful hand creams and more. RAISING UP COMMUNITY VOICES Continual flooding which cuts power, puts health and environment at risk, blocks roads, cripples farming and milking activities, disrupts economic activity resulting in negative national consequences. WE WILL BUILD STRONG PROACTIVE COMBINED COMMUNITIES co-ordinating within themselves positive relationships with civil defence, councils, conservation, health boards, roading contractors to give fast relief, and a healthy, strong Northland. 3480610AA 3481305AA The most romantic place In the Bay Of Islands to treat your Valentine The Sugarboat Restaurant & Cocktail Bar Waitangi Bridge Paihia Phone 09 402 5054 ValentinesDay Monday 14th February, 2011 Show you love your love Valentine's Day is to remind ourselves how much special people in our lives mean, especially a romantic partner like a spouse or long-term mate. It's an event which has its origins in the ancient past but, like most festivities, has been influenced and altered by later developments. Valentine's Day is thought to have started as a pagan fertility festival before it was co-opted by the Catholic church as a day to honour St Valen- tine. It is not clear exactly which St Val- entine it is named after because there were a number of early Christian martyrs called Valentine. However, up until the Middle Ages no romantic traditions were associated with Valentine's Day. With the advent of royal courts, the idea of courtly love developed and the Christian festival was linked to love and romance. In 1381, the poet and writer Chau- cer wrote a poem to acknowledge the first anniversary of the engagement of England's King Richard II and Anne of Bohemia. He connected the event to the mating of birds and the Christian feast of St Valentine's Day and started something bigger than he ever imagined. As time went on, traditions like exchanging tokens of love were increasingly established on Valentine's Day. The feast day of St Valentine on February 14 was removed from the Catholic Calendar of Saints in 1969, but the celebration of love continues. The Greeting Card Association says one billion Valentine cards are sent each year with most -- around 85 percent -- bought by women. Roses are the traditional way to show your love because the symbolic meaning of the rose is love and remem- brance. Red roses are for passion, white for purity, pink for happiness and yellow supposedly for infidelity. So it might not be a good idea to send yellow roses. Gifts: A special something to show the one you love you're thinking of them. Sweets, especially chocolate, lingerie, fragrance, jewellery and other personalised items are great. Sisterly chic: Get pampered at Hermanas Hair Salon in Waipapa by the team of Pip, Sebastian and Tracey. Hermanas a great idea for that special Valentine gift Perfect present: Your Valentine would love to get a Hermanas gift voucher. Hermanas Hair Salon is Keri- keri's best kept secret and every- one in town is talking about it. The salon is located in Waipapa across from The Warehouse with easy parking. Hermanas, meaning the sisters'' in Spanish, was set up by two of the Hendl sisters and is now owned and managed by their mother Tissi. It is a bright and contemporary salon with friendly and innovative stylists who cater for the whole family. They specialise in all colour applications, creative cuts and styles, hair-ups and weddings. The Hermanas team of Pip, Sebastian and Tracey are dedicated to giving the full hair'' experience which goes beyond just the service -- enjoy a coffee or wine, good music and a relaxing experience not to mention a spine- tingling head massage. Valentine's Day would be a per- fect opportunity to enjoy the Her- manas experience, or get a gift voucher for that special person in your life. The salon stocks the Keune pro- fessional range with a great selec- tion of take-home haircare, which will give your hair superb con- dition and shine. When you want to increase your chances and make the best of every opportunity, get along to Hermanas Hair Salon for a con- sultation with one of the team. Hermanas is open Monday to Saturday with Tuesday and Thursday late nights. For appointments phone (09) 407-8561.
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