Northern News : November 23rd 2011
6 NORTHERN NEWS, NOVEMBER 23, 2011 NEWS LOOKING FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT? Come & Enjoy The Spectacular Views From Kingfish Lodge! Christmas Day Lunch: New Years Eve Dinner: Call Kingfish Lodge now on 09- 405-0164 or 0800-100-546 * Be quick as places are limited! * Delicious Buffet * 15 minute Whangaroa Harbour Cruise * Pick up & return trip from Whangaroa Harbour All for just $ * Delicious Buffet * Live * Pick up & return trip from Whangaroa Harbour All for just Band $120.00 p.p! $120.00 p.p! Right into Outdoor Power Equipment z n . o c . p o h s l h it s w w w STIHL SHOPTM Waipapa Shop 1, The Palms Klinac Lane, Waipapa Phone 09 407 6140 MAKE IT A SUPER SATURDAY FOR YOUR BACKYARD SATURDAY NOVEMBER 26TH The Liquor Centre is a success story. What started as a couple of stores 20 years ago has grown to become the largest liquor chain in New Zealand with over 170 stores. While most chains actively pursue members to join their groups, the Liquor Centre has operated differently and has grown simply through positive word of mouth. This is as a result of their solid foundation, with a good management team and great store operators. There is nothing corporate about how the business is run, and they are proud of it. The independence and ownership structure of Liquor Centre results in prompt and precise decision making. Considered to be the best value for money liquor chain in the industry, the Liquor Centre model is a proven winner. Liquor Centre has maintained having the lowest franchise fees and the lowest overheads over the past 20 years and still has some of the best benefits. In fact over this period there has just been only one minimal rise in franchise fees. Liquor Centre places importance on relationships, not numbers and views its outlets as part of a Liquor Centre family. They really value their customers and unlike supermarkets, place an emphasis on the personal touch with no queues, no waiting and staff who are always prepared to offer advice. In October Liquor Centre launched their VIP club, which is growing bigger and bigger each day. Every month VIP members go into the draw to win amazing prizes such as televisions, smartphones, travel etc. On top of this each store offers free giveaways on all product groups each month of the year, to anyone who walks into the store. Liquor Centre is currently undergoing a big re-branding and is constantly innovating, adapting and growing, without sacrificing the quality of products or customer service. Check out their website www.liquor-centre.co.nz or look them up on Facebook for more information. Local Business Continues Strong Growth Advertisement VIP winner: Mr Correia was the Liquor Centre s lucky VIP Club October winner. Taking homea50"LGHDTV. Last year's time beaten At the finish: Competitors Tamsyn Marshall (placed 1265 in women's up to 34 years) and Bruce Mulligan (placed 546 in men's 60-64 years). Ideal conditions saw 1528 competi- tors take to the road in Kerikeri's Half Marathon on November 19. Men's winner Stefan Lee came home in 1hr 07min 56sec knocking more than 5min off last year's race time. Close on his heels was Jono Jackson on 1:08:09. In the women's section Tara la Grange romped home in 1:18:09, over two minutes faster than last years women's winner, with Ady McKenzie second on 1:23:04. The course records still stand at Seaton Meredith (1999) 1:05:14 and Mary Davies (2003) 1:15:19. The competitive walk was over 10 minutes quicker than last year. Competitor Alan Connelly finished in 2:10:09 in the men's division, and Sharrin Rogers completed the course in 2:25:23 in the women's. Other division winners were: men's walk Noel Johnson 2:26:53; women's Laraine Chase 2:36:37; wheelchair: Lee Warn 1:37:01. Welcome refreshments greeted the 1380 competitors who completed the race at the race finish in Kerikeri Domain. Street party a big crowd puller Perfect party: The packed Kerikeri Street Party. Blue River blueberry boys, above: Justin, Reuben and Jack Topzand. Saxophonist, left: Reese Helmondollar of Theloneous Punk. Cheers, right: Artist Monika Welch enjoys a drop of vino. Go to www.northern news. co.nz to see more from the popular street party It was a perfect party on Saturday night in Kerikeri after the half marathon. The crowd of 4000 people devoured the scrumptious local cuisine, running some stalls out of stock. Boutique wine from the nearby vineyards was lapped up by thirsty punters who packed out the main street. The party started at 5pm and went on into the night with bands Furious 3, Fat 32 and Theloneous Punk keep- ing people on their feet and dancing. Organiser Anika Whapshot was thrilled with the event. It was an absolute success,'' she says. Sport Northland tells us that people come for the half marathon because of the celebration afterwards. It's a great boost to the community and is largely run by v olunteers. I'd like to thank Rotary Waipapa, Kerikeri Premier Foot- ball Club, the organising committee and all the businesses who supported the party.''
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