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For a friend: Whangarei Trefoil Guild members' final farewell to Ann Shaw.
Christchurch has been devastated
by an earthquake.
As a small resthome, Mountain
View staff and residents alike feel
for those people affected.
We are running a raffle to raise
funds to help and would appreciate
Prizes include $100 MTA
vouchers, Osteo treatment or
massage, a hand-made quilt, $57 of
scratchies, gift baskets, $100 in
store vouchers, a haircut and a load
Tickets may be purchased from:
Mountain View Rest Home, 12
Mangakahia Rd, North Able, 40
John St, Rust Ave Medical Practice,
15 Rust Ave, Rust Ave Pharmacy,
Morningside Hair Design, Korna
Store Morningside, Cairnfield
House Otangarei, Merrivale Rest
Home Springs Flat and Puriri Court
We thank the following
businesses for their contribution:
Orrs Pharmacy, Gas Maunga-
tapere, The Office Cafe, Lauris
Timperly Hairdresser, Whangarei
Leader, Joy Torrice, Maungatapere
Transport Ltd, Liz Brown and Judy
Allen, Evolve Skin & Beauty,
Corner Cards & Mags, Julie and
Bobby Governor, North Able staff,
Val Burton, Rust Ave Pharmacy,
Mountain View Retirement Home,
Rosanne Shaw Osteopath, Bidvest
Food Distribution and Morningside
Whangarei Trefoil Guild recently
lost one its members, but were
honoured to take part in the
celebration of Ann Shaw s life.
Guild members Barbara
Woodcock, Sybil Overton, Jill
Wilson, Doreen Bray, Frances
Freeman, Maureen Simmonds,
Mavis Linnell, Veronica Mullenger,
Colleen Hooper, Jan Finlayson,
Estelle Olsen honoured Ann by
singing some campfire songs at her
Ann had a long association with
Northland Girl Guiding in many
roles as a guide leader, a
commissioner, a secretary and a
guide leader trainer.
She was also a great campfire
leader who loved music and singing.
Vivienne Shepherd said: Prime
Minister John Key fails to
understand poverty in New
Zealand, which has increased
substantially during his watch .
Perhaps she hasn t realised that
there has been a worldwide
recession during his watch?
If she were to go into McDonald s
on a benefit day she might see how
some of the impoverished people
are spending their money.
John Key is right when he says
that some beneficiaries make the
She said that the poor choice was
made in the 2008 election, perhaps
she s suggesting that we should
have all voted for the Progressive
Party of which she is a member, she
omitted to mention that.
I shudder to think what state the
country would have been in if they
were running it.
Can any of your readers advise me
why when Britain, France and
Germany have mandatory labelling
of GM ingredients in foodstuffs New
Zealand and Australia do not?
Are consumers in New Zealand in
some way not as worthy of informed
consent in regard to what they
It is not good enough particularly
as scientists have now discovered a
previously unknown pathogen
which has developed in GM
herbicide-resistant crops; a
pathogen believed to be responsible
for 45 percent aborted foetuses in
cattle fed with these crops.
It is election year and we need to
see leaders devoted to improving
the quality of life we live and
affording us the privilege of choice.
Safe for all
Prime Minister John Key tells us
asset sales are necessary to bring
down our heavy burden of debt.
We are so lucky. Here is a man
who made his many, many millions
in the financial jungle.
Who better to invest our money
for the best returns? And now he
can see where.
The five largest banks report a
combined half-yearly profit of $1244
million. Multiply that by two for the
So obviously Mr Key will invest
our asset sale cash in Kiwibank so
that it can increase its take in this
bonanza. Where else can it do
Then the yearly outflow of $2000
million will be reduced to stay in
New Zealand and my pension will
be safe after all.
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