Western Leader : February 16th 2012
www.westernleader.co.nz 3 WESTERN LEADER, FEBRUARY 16, 2012 NEWS Waitakere Campus 3047 Great North Road New Lynn Auckland firstname.lastname@example.org 0800 88 NZCC (6922) www.nzcc.ac.nz *Conditions apply FREE Youth Guarantee Programme* available to 16 or 17 year olds Study Early Childhood Education with us ENROL NOW FOR 2012 Diplomas & National Certi cates available Call us on (09) 826 4296 or email email@example.com NZQA REGISTERED & ACCREDITED STUDENT LOANS & ALLOWANCES AVAILABLE 4253587BC 3612325AA Now at 220 Universal Drive extension (Off Central Park Drive), Henderson Ph: 836 0029 ALL HOURS Morrison Funeral Directors Family owned and operated Office, Chapel & Reception lounges 79 Line Road, Glen Innes Ph: 521 3100 IN BRIEF Knifepoint robbery Three offenders armed with knives and a baton threatened staff and customers at the Curry Leaf restaurant on Hutchinson Ave in New Lynn on Saturday night. The men entered at around 10pm and demanded everyone hand over their property and get down on the floor. An employee was threatened with a knife and hit on the head. He required four stitches in hospital later that evening. No one else was hurt and the offenders escaped in a waiting car with cash, wallets and cellphones. Four men aged from 18 to 25 have been charged with aggravated robbery, aggravated assault and assault with a weapon and appeared in the Waitakere District Court on Monday. Two men were granted bail and two were remanded in custody. They will all reappear in court on March 5. Have concerns? Have you got a question for the mayor? Send your queries and concerns regarding council matters affecting west Aucklanders to the editor. The Western Leader will put a selection of the best to Len Brown. His answers will be published in an upcoming edition. Email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or write to PO Box 21-167 Henderson before March 2 with ''Mayor questions'' in the subject line. Include your name, address and contact details. Off-ramp blocked The Rosebank Rd off-ramp on the northwestern motorway was blocked yesterday after a car collided with a median barrier and another vehicle. It happened at about 7.20am and the off-ramp was closed for 20 minutes. The occupants of the cars were not hurt. Book winner Dale Faulkner of Massey won a copy of Patterns of the Past: Tattoo Revival in the Cook Islands in a Western Leader giveaway. Former glory: Cheryll Clark from Massey with the Vinka Lucas designed gown she wore in 1971. It will feature in a wedding dress exhibition this weekend. Photo: HINERANGI VAIMOSO Wedding belle: Warren and Cheryll Clark on their wedding day in 1971. By HINERANGI VAIMOSO Wedding gowns on show FOUR decades have passed since Cheryll Clark from Massey last slipped into her dream wedding gown. She married husband Warren on March 27, 1971 at Iona church in Blockhouse Bay wearing the dress designed by prominent designer Vinka Lucas. The lace and satin gown originally came from Lucas Auckland store Maree De Maru and came with a cathedral-length train. I met my husband in July 1970. We got engaged that November and we were married by March the next year. It was all quite quick and I thought where on earth am I going to find a frock? Then I opened up the Western Leader one day and saw this second- hand dress for $60. I couldn t believe my eyes when I saw it advertised because it would have been worth about $1000. She didn t waste any time and quickly called the owner. It fitted perfectly. It was as though it was made for me, she says. It was defi- nitely one of those moments people talk about when you see the dress and think that s the one. Mrs Clark s dress has barely seen the light of day since her wedding ceremony but it ll make up for lost time this week- end when it goes on display in a wedding dress exhibition on Sunday. Wedding Gowns Through the Decades is being run by Col- leen Aalbers of Ball- gowns, Bridal and Beyond in Henderson as a fundraiser for the Holy Cross Church. I think it s won- derful to be able to show it off again, Mrs Clark says. It s nice to see it put to good use because it s just been sitting in its box in a cupboard for all these years. Mrs Clark s daughter Megan Johnston from Massey married hus- band Peter at Auckland Zoo last October which escalated her already keen interest in wedding dresses. It was then that she got her mother-in-law s dress and grand- mother s dress from the 1930s restored to their former glory. I couldn t stand to see something so beautiful that someone once cherished going to waste, Mrs Johnston says. So we rescued my husband s mother s wedding gown from a box in a leaky room and my grandmother s one. Both dresses will also feature in this weekend s fundraising exhibit. Wedding Gowns Through the Decades will be at Holy Cross Church Hall, Lavell Rd, Henderson on February 19 from 10am to 2pm. A catwalk show at noon will feature more modern style gowns. Entry is $10 and proceeds will go to the Holy Cross Church building fund.
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