Northern News : January 9th 2013
9 NORTHERN NEWS, JANUARY 9, 2013 Williams Road, Paihia Mall, Phone: 09 402 7566 Buffet Dinner OPEN 7 DAYS $25 per person $1.50 per age for children up to 12yrs old Alacarte Menu available Limited time only 5090693AA B Bu Bu A A SUMMER SPECIAL KAHA Hair Design Excellence in Hair Till the end of January 25% off All Hair care products, Giftpacks & Electrics Valid till 31st Jan or while stocks last Unit 24, Marina Building, Baffin Street, Opua Phone: 09 402 5050 www.kahahairdesign.co.nz HAPPY NEW YEAR 4664735AH Cnr School & Joyces Road, Paihia Ph 09 402 8010 Friday January 11 -- Session Nite Book in with Jo -- to: tell a story, joke, do a skit, Sing a song, teach a dance --comeonhaveago Have some fun Saturday January 26 - Comedy Show "DECADES OF COMEDY" With Guy Cater and Colin Parris Tickets $10 available now ! Colin Parris Guy Cater 5090700AA Happy New Year to all our CUSTOMERS Williams Road 09 402 7551 Diving, Fishing and even Key Cutting! at 5090226AA LSE HIA Advertising Feature Blossoming history trail Paihia was one of New Zealand's earliest European settlements -- Anglican missionaries founded their third mission station at Paihia in 1823. The principal missionary was Reverend Henry Williams. Williams House,in Williams Rd, Paihia was built in 1920 as the family home of Reverend Percy Temple Williams, his wife Mary and their two children. The Williamses occupied the home from 1924 until the death of the daughter, Mary Williams, in 1993. The history trail around the gardens of Williams House has been completed in time for summer, say Friends of the Williams House Paihia Library. The Friends commissioned Lynda Leigh of Visual Solutions to provide 13 signs in a style sympathetic to the age of the house which explain the history of the Williams family and the house and describe the main features of the garden. Colour and black and white photos give fascinating glimpses into the vanished lifestyle and activities of the family at a simpler time in Paihia. The signs were installed in November 2012 and already they are being enjoyed and photographed by many visitors. An official opening is planned for early 2013. Cheerful chairs win cash Colourfully creative: First place in Paihia's 2012 Annual Chair Competition. Second place: Tiki time to relax. Long service: Fifty years of service. 2nd 3rd 1st Paihia s Annual Chair Competition was judged on December 14 with some stun- ning entries. The judges say the bar was definitely raised in 2012 and they had a hard time choosing a winner, so much so that first and second places were created. In third place, taking away $100 was The Rotary Club for its well-executed and beautifully painted chair celebrating 50 years of service to the Bay of Islands. The chair is fittingly located by the town hall. Second place, with a prize of $200 went to Trendy Gifts. Its design was a carved tiki masterpiece with inlaid detailing and very comfortable too. In top place and winning $500 was the eye-catching and colourfully creative seat from Crafty Creationz. The judges felt that the chair, as well as being visually stunning, really set that corner of the town off and strongly con- nected to the business, with excellent craf- tmanship. The concept of a permanent feature chair with strong ties to the business or organisation was embraced by many of the competitors and the town can now add a collection of quirky, colourful and interes- ting linger points to its many positive features. Congratulations to the winners and all entries that now contribute to the town s atmosphere. The competition will be run again this year but this time during the winter season so there will be plenty of time to be creative. Paihia planning big future By MELANIE VEZEY Bolstered by so many successful projects around town in 2012, Focus Paihia continues plans in 2013 to make Paihia an exceptional place to work, live and visit. A master plan for the town is a long-term goal, which is still in the discussion and planning stages with partner organisations including the Far North District Council and Far North Holdings Limited. On a smaller scale, one exciting project in partner- ship with a team of enterprising students from Opua School is a water bottle refill and drinking fountain for the Paihia wharf. The town s wave theme continues on the Village Green with plans for more seating, and the magnificent combination of art and practicality -- the mosaic chair -- now sits on the green at Paihia wharf.
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