Northern News : March 30th 2011
6 NORTHERN NEWS, MARCH 30, 2011 NEWS 88 Western Hills Drive Whangarei Ph 09 459 5410 A/H Andrew Wilson 0274 166 992 Cnr Maraenui and Kerikeri Roads Kerikeri Ph 09 407 7982 A/H Alan Maich 0274 869 689 www.milestonehomes.co.nz To Milestone Homes A letter of recommendation 23 January 2011 We have been in our new Milestone home for one month now. We are thankful every day for the pleasure of living here. Due to the recession, we had been through many challenging times, and circumstances found us renting while we sorted out the section we had purchased. We investigated many, many options to see if we were able to build and own a home again. We had heard horror stories of hidden costs and delays and difficulties when building. Our research indicated that for quality at a fair cost, Milestone appeared to stand out. So we called in one day, to visit them at their show home. They were welcoming and caring, and answering all our questions. After several more visits and many more questions, we decided to go with them. Little did we know we would have more challenges and delays, nothing to do with Milestone. They were so accommodating, always with us and caring for us, even offering suggestions how to resolve these issues. They had become friends in many ways. Once we were able to start the building of the home, they went about it with care and speed, delivering on every promise, including pricing and completion time. They were generous in attitude and some areas of requests. The end result was the best Christmas present ever ... we were able to shift into a beautiful completed little solid quality home two days before Christmas. We would recommend Milestone Homes, Whangarei, to anyone considering building. We thank the team there so much. And wish them all great successes in their business. They are a well-run, organised and caring team of people, to the benefit of the customers. Allan and Wendy O'Shannessey www.boiprofessionals.co.nz ref #: PKI10277 MORTGAGEE AUCTION! A small farm or bare lifestyle development opportunity. This 40ha block (CT: 70021) has a choice of fantastic elevated building sites with views over the harbour to Kohukohu & Mangamuka river mouth & down harbour to the Narrows & Rawene. The farmland consists of part easy hill & reclaimed ats with patches of native bush & dams. A little work will make this an idyllic harbourfront small farm in a historic location. Open Days: Sat 12 & 26 Mar 2011, 12.00- 2.00pm. 277 Motukiore Rd, Horeke Contact: Ron Melville 09 405 2046 / 027 483 6926 Auction Date: 1 April 2011, 2.00pm, Professionals Office, 74 Kerikeri Rd, Kerikeri 09 407 6677 bay of islands realty ltd Licensed Agent REAA 2008 ON A FINAL NOTE Maryanne Baker Potential Candidate for Northland NATIONAL WE MUST LOVE OUR SIMILARITIES YET, RESPECT OUR DIFFERENCES. ULTIMATELY, HAVING THE RIGHT RELATIONSHIPS IN PLACE WILL MOVE US FORWARD IN STRENGTH OF VOICE, VISION AND WISDOM. INDIVIDUALS BEGIN THE FAMILIES WHO MAKE UP THE COMMUNITIES. STRONG COMMUNITIES MAKE A STRONG COUNTRY. TOGETHER LET US MOVE FORWARD TO A BRIGHT CONFIDENT FUTURE. TOGETHER WE ARE CAPABLE AND WILL FORGE SUSTAINABLE PATHWAYS TO ENSURE NORTHLAND SUCCEEDS IN ALL SECTORS. Festival showcases Festival fun: Spectators enjoy the entertainment. Time out: Ngati Hine Health Trust tamariki ora nurses Georgina Tipene and Koha Aperahama shelter from the rain. Haka: The festival featured a big line-up of kapa haka groups. Tuna theme: NIWA workers Te Wakaiti Dalton and Erica Williams, who were raised in the Far North, attended the festival. Rain failed to stop this year's Ngati Hine festival (Te Ahuareka o Ngati Hine) at the weekend being another successful celebration of the hapu. Numerous kapa haka groups and entertainers strutted their stuff on a covered stage at Otiria Marae on Friday and Saturday while big crowds watched from under a marquee. Children from early childhood centres and schools in Kawakawa, Moerewa and Kaikohe performed on Friday under the theme nga kete tangariki or supporting our youngsters. Mokopuna o Moerewa Early Childhood Centre pupils dressed as tuna, crayfish, paua and sharks in an ocean creature-themed wearable art show. A classical music recital at The Turner Centre in Kerikeri on Friday night featured a performance by rising opera star Kawiti Waetford. He was supported by Luke Bird, Huaki Puanaki and the Martin sisters who played violin and cello. The rain intensified on Saturday morning with large pools of water forming around the marquees. However, a magical performance by Te Orewai hapu from Pipiwai brought out the sun and crowds. Organising committee member Pita Tipene says the festival was a fantastic chance to showcase talent and for people to come together in a festival atmosphere.
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