Western Leader : March 8th 2011
9 WESTERN LEADER, MARCH 8, 2011 NEWS PROUDLY 100% NEW ZEALAND OWNED AND OPERATED Riverstone Range 750ml Excludes Pinot Noir NZ Pure 12 Pack 330ml Bottles Lindauer Standard Range 750ml Excludes Reserves Heineken 12 Pack 330ml Bottles Thornbury Range 750ml Excludes Pinot Noir Steinlager Classic / Macs Gold / Speights Summit 15 Pack 330ml Bottles 1167-1177 NEW NORTH ROAD, MT ALBERT. PHONE: 820 0218 SELECTED BEER & WINE ONLY WINE & BEER BONUS BUYS Valid Monday 7th March -- Sunday 13th March 2011. Limits may apply for trade customers. LIQUOR SALES AT MT ALBERT ARE UNDERTAKEN BY THE PORTAGE LICENSING TRUST. OFFERS ONLY AVAILABLE AT PAK'nSAVE MT ALBERT Please drink responsibly I.D. 25 required i f under MT ALBERT 798 1889 898 2289 2289 998 bottle pack bottle pack bottle pack 3535852AB Inspiration. Encouragement. Experience. Also at Mt Eden Pakuranga 09 638 9026 09 576 7108 www.davisfunerals.co.nz John Schipper Call John today for a free consultation or a friendly chat on the type of ser vice you would like. We believe in providing a funeral service that is special to you. We will guide and inspire you with sympathy and respect for your loved ones. Henderson 09 835 3557 Family Ca re Pharmacy from baby to adult Prescriptions Sunglasses Sun Care First Aid Supplies HENDERSON VALLEY PHARMACY 249 Henderson Valley Rd HENDERSON PH: 8370892 Easy Parking 3483247AC Call Us Now and we will do your G URNS GST RE GST RETURNS F R! FOR A WHOLE YEAR! FREE We Want Your Business WW W WeW Wa Because Many Happy Returns Ph: 09 833 7372 Mob 0212 743 943 firstname.lastname@example.org Lui & Sheward Affordable Taxation Services 152 Don Buck Road Massey, Waitakere City 0614 Limited offer. Conditions apply. 3559366AA Business panel A group of Auckland's business leaders have been selected to sit on an advisory panel for the Auckland Council. The council's Business Advisory Panel, chaired by councillor Cameron Brewer, will act as the voice for Auckland's business community. The panel of 32 will provide business insight on council policies, plans, bylaws and strategies -- particularly the econ- omic development strat- egy. Mayor Len Brown says a productive, high-value economy will be an important factor in mak- ing Auckland the world's most liveable city. The panel will advise the mayor, councillors and local boards about the most effective way of working with the busi- ness community. Their first meeting is on March 24. Investing in the history Historic pub: Stephen and Paula Pepperell of the newly opened The Riverhead want to celebrate the area's rich history. Photo: CAROLYN THOMAS By CAROLYN THOMAS Sergeant-Major Molloy would turn in his grave if he knew drinks were once again flowing at the Riverhead Tavern. He did, after all, arrest its hotelkeeper in 1865 for hiding gin in the nearby estuary. The 153-year-old pub has just been reopened as The Riverhead. Owners Paula and Stephen Pepperrell can't wait to share its tales including attempted murder and the great Riverhead horse races. We didn't want it to be a museum but we want to tell the story,'' Paula says. Staff are trained on the his- tory -- it's not just pictures on the wall.'' The couple bought the place in May after it went into receiv- ership and have been restoring it since. Making the area's residents feel welcome is important alongside celebrating past punters and its forestry ties. Dinny Hoe used to drink here nearly every day,'' Paula says. He died in 1964 but had held the world chopping record for many years and then broke his own record. They say he'd take a bottle of beer with him.'' She says New Zealand's first organised motor car race was in Muriwai in 1921 and was won by another regular Howard Matrass. She says the renovations were hard going and took longer than expected, but were done right. We had a vision,'' she says. Right from the the word go I could tell it would look like this. It is nice to look around and feel there is nothing I would change.'' Renovation work done included new wiring, plumbing, and a reinstated riverside dock. We have a very un- derstanding bank manager,'' she says. A sports bar and restaurant will be joined by a function cen- tre mid-year. There are also plans for a motorbike bay and the carpark. Paula says business has been booming since opening on February 14. The feedback and support we've had is overwhelming, it's fantastic.'' She was delighted when friend and builder Garry Dunn surprised her and Stephen, who were both hands-on with the renovations, with a large-scale model chopper motorbike made from old metal found on-site. Another personal touch came via printouts of old recipes from Paula's family. How to cure a 200 pound pig,'' she says. As any good housewife should know.''
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