Northern News : February 15th 2012
6 NORTHERN NEWS, FEBRUARY 15, 2012 NEWS Does that sound like something that could give you real peace of mind, knowing that your business is being cared for? The good news is it won't cost the price of an android. Depending on your requirements Xero starts from just $10 to $49 per month (excl.GST) for online accounting. PKF Poutsma Lemon Ltd would like to invite you and any of your friends along to a FREE "Xero Open Day" to hear what Xero can do for you and your business. If you want to have less stress, have your business work better, get that "must do" accounting work sorted and free up more of your time - then you need to come and see it for yourself. Visit Xero at www.xero.com and try it for free. Whilst we haven't got an android just yet, just image what it would be like if you could get your hands on an accounting system that collected data from your bank, sorted it out, gave you meaningful reports on how your business is going, monitored cash and debtors, made doing your GST return easier and even interacted with your accountant. Don't leave it until later... call now to register with: Paihia - Wilma: Ph: 402 7926 Kerikeri - Leanne: Ph: 407 7142 There is no cost - just your time to learn how to make yourself more free time! When: 8 March 2012, 3 pm Where: Turner Centre 43 Cobham Road, Kerikeri 4362304AC PKF Poutsma Lemon Ltd would like to welcome Paul Young B.Com CA to the firm in the position of Business Services Manager. Paul is a long time Kerikeri resident who attended the local schools before completing his tertiary study at Auckland University. Paul has three daughters who now attend the local schools, and his immediate family also remain in the Kerikeri area. Paul is a passionate golfer who has represented both Northland and New Zealand. He remains representing the local area at club level where he has recently captained the Kerikeri Championship Pennant team to back-to-back wins in 2010 and 2011. Professionally, Paul sees his strengths in working with small, family owned operations including the trades, family trusts and the primary industry. In the past he has operated his own business and so is aware of many of the same issues that small business owners face such as dealing with staff, pricing work, invoicing out, collecting money etc. Paul strives to demystify accounting and taxation issues for clients. He believes that accountants should be able to explain issues to their clients in a way that they can readily understand them. Only then, he feels, can clients make informed decisions. Paul sees his new position at PKF Poutsma Lemon as aligning with this philosophy. 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There will be helicop- ter flights for just $40, and the New Zealand Police will show off their Booze Bus. Old fashioned games for the children will also feature -- like egg and spoon races, wheel barrow and three- legged races. Haveago,wina prize and have lots of fun. Children can enter a colouring-in competition. Pictures are available from Dial a Curtain in Kerikeri or from all the local schools. Great prizes to be won. Raffle prizes to be won on the day donated by local busi- ness people. Parents register at the Lions tent and go in the draw for free petrol vouchers. Local sports clubs, Scouts and Guides and schools will have stalls to help raise money -- so come along, have a family fun day out and sup- port these organis- ations. If any non-profit organisation wants a stall, contact Marian on 407-5445, be quick as they are going fast. Our hero: World War Two veteran Charles Douglas Lewis in 1988 beside the Okaihau monument, erected to commemorate soldiers fallen in World War One. Gallant WWII vet dies War hero Charles Douglas Lewis from Okaihau died last month at the age of 99. Mr Lewis fought with the 27th Machine-gun Battalion of the 2nd New Zealand Division in World War Two. He was decorated with the 1939-45 Star, the African Star with Eighth Army Clasp, the Italian Star, 1939-45 Defence Medal, British Defence Medal and Oak Leaf for mention in dispatches during the war. Mr Lewis distinguished him- self in an incident at Galatos in Crete where he fought along- side Captain (later major) Roy Farran. The incident took place in May 1941. Private Lewis, as he was at the time, volunteered to take command of a tank to launch an attack on a village after he had become detached from his battalion. There was a Tommy driver, and my particular weapon was the speaking tube, he said. We were given 10 minutes to look the tank over and to get instructions. The idea was that an attack on the village should be made from the front and also on the left front. The commander of the three tanks, Captain Roy Farran, was to lead the left front attack, my tank and the other were to go straight in. Lewis tank suffered glancing shots and the ratchet of the tur- ret jammed. I was a bit of a fool, he said. As the slit restricted visibility, I stood up in my seat. I got splinters in the forehead, my eyes were cut about a bit. I thought it time to duck. When he ducked he lost the speaking tube and his orders were not heard by the driver, but once retrieved, Lewis commanded the tank forward again and reached the village square, successfully opening up the way for the infantry to fol- low. Mr Lewis went on to fight in Africa and Italy in the 7th Field Company Engineers. The New Zealand commander in chief Major-General Howard Kippenberger said at the time that had he known the names of the Galatos tank action heroes, he would have recommended them for gallantry.
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