Northern News : August 24th 2011
5 NORTHERN NEWS, AUGUST 24, 2011 NEWS USE YOUR OUTDOOR LIVING AREAS ALL YEAR ROUND! Freephone Kurt Goulding 0800 455 755 Web www.archgola.co.nz NORTHLAND 2777663AA We,re here if you need a mobile loan orthland. As a local I understand the unique challenges facing the residents of our beautiful region. Please give me a call. Mele Hampson Mobile Lender Mobile: 021 059 8006 Kaikohe Branch: 09 405 3800 Fax: 09 401 1808 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.instantfinance.co.nz IF20714 Helping Kiwis get ahead HARVIES LANDSCAPE PLANTS 570 Kerikeri Road Ph: 407 1209 SALE 20% off all plants, trees and pots, also car park specials 1 WEEK ONLY WEDNESDAY 24th AUGUST 8.30AM Special offers for mobility impaired Mobility first: An improved holiday experience for visitors with a mobility impairment. Guests at the Copthorne will have access to greater mobility around Waitangi and Paihia, thanks to a new partner- ship between Dove's Tail and the Copthorne Hotel and Resort Bay of Islands, with financial support from Top Energy. A new mobility scooter available for hire at the Waitangi Copthorne will provide a far greater hol- iday experience for tourists with a mobility impairment who are visiting the Bay of Islands. Dove's Tail who operates commercially under the umbrella of Tiaho Trust is teaming up with the Copthorne Hotel and Resort Bay of Islands, to demonstrate the underlying commer- cial value of accessible tourism and to increase the accessibility of the Bay of Islands to dis- abled and mature tourists, seeking services and an environment that better suits their needs. Access tourists rep- resent a huge burgeoning market,'' Tiaho Trust CEO Jonny Wilkinson says. But there is no use just talking about it,'' he says. To meaningfully engage with business you've actually got to prove the value prop- osition. Having a mobility scooter for hire at a hotel proves that the disabled/mature market is very real and has its own particular needs.'' Dove's Tail has devel- oped a training package that teaches staff how to give exceptional cus- tomer service to mature and disabled guests. The Waitangi Copth- orne Hotel and Resort Bay of Islands is interested in pursuing new markets,'' general manager Simon Boyle says. Northland is a very innovative tourist region. This project is a great example of that. For instance we are probably the first major hotel in New Zealand to have a mobility scooter available for hire. We have given our staff specialised training that was delivered by Dove's Tail Tourism and they were so enthusiastic about providing excep- tional service to mature and disabled guests, that they fundraised to pur- chase a wheelchair for guests to use while stay- ing with us. We can also offer Bupa alarms to guests who have concerns about having a medical inci- dent while staying with us and we are offering a special room rate to guests wanting these features until the end of August.'' To find out more about this project or Dove's Tail Tourism contact Tiaho Trust go to www.dovestail.co.nz.
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