Western Leader : March 10th 2011
11 WESTERN LEADER, MARCH 10, 2011 NEWS OPEN DAY Wednesday 16th March, 10am -- 3pm Stylish new apartment, relaxing new lifestyle. Nothing can match the feeling of moving into a brand new never-lived-in home. Particularly when it's an apartment in The Vines, the very last stage of the award-winning Vision Waitakere Gardens retirement village. So-named the Vines because the site was once part of the Corban family vineyard; and it's easy to imagine why when you see the thriving garden your new apartment will overlook. It's a view that's especially relaxing when you notice our gardeners doing all the work to keep it looking great. Available in two bedrooms from $350,000 and three bedrooms from $430,000, the apartments are spacious and designed with living well in mind. You'll have internal access to all the village amenities like the restaurant, heated pool, gymnasium, and even a blokes' shed and craft room. And you won't be buying off the plans. Come to our Open Day and you can tour the actual apartments for yourself -- you can even sign up then and there if you wish (you'd be surprised how many do just that). Perhaps the strongest impression you'll get when you visit is the genuinely friendly and social atmosphere at Vision Waitakere Gardens. We look for ward to seeing you here at the Open Day. 15 Sel Peacock Drive, Henderson Russell Blair, Sales Manager 09 837 0512 | 0800 221 800 | www.visionseniorliving.co.nz MEMBER BIG/VSL352/WG1 Do you want to know how to build, fix and maintain computers? Get Qualified! New Zealand School of Education Enjoy hands-on training? No experience? No problem! NZSE have open entry criteria for most programmes Call us NOW 0800 99 88 11 International Students Inquiries Welcome • 14 week Certi cate in Computer Servicing • 32 week Diploma in Computing • Diploma in Advanced Computer Science - Level 7 Text 021 556 534 3033 Great North Rd, New Lynn, Auckland email: email@example.com www.nzse.ac.nz Enrolling for 2011 G 3535969AL Returned: Laingholm photographer Carole Ritchie is thrilled the stolen trailer was found. Photo: STEPHEN FORBES Trailer is found in rural road By STEPHEN FORBES It was the news Carole Ritchie had been hoping to hear. Her stolen trailer, which she was facing having to find $20,000 to replace, had been found. The Western Leader reported on February 4 that the Laingholm photographer s blimp, which she uses to sus- pend her camera in the air, and the six-metre long trailer that carries it had been taken. Miss Ritchie runs her own business which specialises in aerial pho- tography. On January 16 she headed off to work but when she arrived to pick up her trailer and blimp, which she stores at a yard in New Lynn s Portage Rd, she got a horrible surprise. They had both been stolen. Staff from two businesses told her they had seen the trailer being towed on January 15 by a black jeep with raised suspension. On January 22 a resi- dent in Massey s Chamberlain Rd called her to say the blimp had landed in his property. He contacted her after seeing her phone number printed on the side of it. The blimp was damaged and will cost at least $5000 to replace. Miss Ritchie continued her quest to find the trailer and printed posters and went door to door trying to find the culprits. She was contacted last week by a property owner near Paremoremo who had found her trailer abandoned on a nearby rural road. People had seen it in the Swanson area, Miss Ritchie says. They had done a bit of damage to it and they had tried to dis- guise it by painting it in camouflage. She says Warren Strand from the New Lynn police was a big help in trying to recover the trailer. Mr Strand says it is a great result. It all worked out well, he says. We were getting sightings of it all over the show. I think the per- son who stole it realised it was too hot in the end. But Miss Ritchie says she s not stopping there. I would still like to see the police find the people who did this.
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