Whangarei Leader : November 20th 2012
3 WHANGAREI LEADER, NOVEMBER 20, 2012 NEWS Specials valid until 30 Nov 2012. All specials may not be available in some stores. Specials only available at Liquor Centre Stores detailed above. No Trade Sales. LARGEST LIQUOR CHAIN IN NZ WITH OVER 200 OUTLETS! Everyday in every Liquor Centre outlet we give away FREE GIFTS on Beer, Wines, Spirits and RTDs. WARMER WEATHER - Time for a Cool Drink! Canadian Club 1ltr $33.90 Sauza Tequila Gold 700ml McKenna Bourbon 700ml Jim Beam & Cola Cans 10 pack $31.99 Stil Vodka 1ltr Johnny Walker Red 1 Ltr $37.99 Jack Daniels & Cola 330ml 8 pack Seagers Gin 1ltr Buy a bottle and get a FREE PIZZA Mount Gay Rum Eclipse 1ltr $27.99 $37.99 $31.99 Aquila Sparkling OR Aquila Sparkling Sauv. Blanc $8.99 $22.99 Jim Beam 1ltr $35.99 $24.99 $28.99 $20.99 $18.99 Becks 330ml Bottles 12 pack $19.99 $19.99 $24.99 Monteiths Bottles 330 ml 6 pack $13.99 $24.99 Cody's 8% 250ml Cans 18 pack 2 for $60! $21.99 Woodstock Bottles 5% 330ml 12-pack Export Dry Bottles 15 pack Wild Buck 330ml Bottles 15 pack Smirnoff Double Black Bottles 10 pack Woodstock Reserve Cans 12pk OR Woodstock Honey Cans 12pk Asahi Bottles 12 pack $23.99 each Lion Red / Speights / Waikato Bottles 15s $20.99 Canadian Club & Dry Cans 10 pack $41.99 4 DAYS ONLY Wed 21st Nov - Sat 24th Nov Your Local Liquor Centre is just round the corner Ruakaka L.C. Cnr Marsden Point Rd & Sime Rd, Ruakaka 5008488AA WOOL GROWERS We buy any quantity of wool. We deal direct with NZ exporters and local manufacturers. We are actively buying wool in the Auckland/Northland area. WE OFFER: K Net prices on farm K Woolpacks sold / exchanged K Prompt payment K On-farm collection arranged K Drop-off depots for your convenience - wool weighed and paid on-the-spot for small parcels K Helpful, friendly advice to all woolgrowers DEPOTS: Whangarei: Dyer Street, Otaika Open Mondays -- Fridays, 8am -- 4.30pm. Phone: (09) 438 2749 Kumeu: 104 Main Road, Kumeu Open Mondays & Fridays 10am -- 3pm, Saturdays 10am -- 1pm. Phone: (09) 412 5811 Proud to be the exclusive supplier to Originz NZ Carpets Science adventure Fourteen-year-olds Daniel Davis and Kahur- angi Ross-Hoskins from Huanui College will get first-hand experience of cutting-edge science in New Zealand. They are among 20 top New Zealand science stu- dents selected by the Royal Society of New Zealand for the Genesis Energy's Realise the Dream in December. Dolls to go on display By DENISE PIPER Doll delight: Owen Main says collecting his 2000 dolls has been a lot of fun and he is looking forward to sharing the collection with the public. Photo: DENISE PIPER Our e-edition has more. Go to whangareileader.co.nz and click on Latest Edition to see more photos of Owen Main's doll collection. TWO thousand dolls is a bit too many to fit in a small apartment, admits collector Owen Main. The Tikipunga man's col- lection has taken over virtu- ally every wall of his flat after just three short years of collecting. I've run out of shelf space so now I just leave them in boxes,'' he says. Owen now hopes to set the dolls up at Kiwi North, with the collection forming part of Whangarei Museum. A garage sale next week- end will help raise money to get the collection set up as a public display. But he will keep his Dolls' Hospital at his house where he will continue to offer a rare service of fixing much- loved dolls both for himself and the public. Owen says he never had dolls growing up -- one of four boys his childhood was spend with cowboys, cars, trucks, guns and jumping in the creek''. But the beneficiary bought his first doll, Sandy, about three years ago with the intention of fixing her up and selling her. But I kept her too long and started talking to her and then I didn't want to get rid of her. Then another one came up for sale in a garage sale, a 1-metre high porcelain doll, and before long it turned into a hobby, then an obsession.'' But Owen says he is not crazy -- the dolls have never talked back -- and the doll collection has been a great way to make friends. People love coming to his house to look through the collection. Friends help Owen buy the dolls, with most found at garage sales for a nominal price. The collection now covers a wide range of dolls includ- ing anatomically correct babies; babies that cry, crawl and suck; porcelain dolls, Disney characters, a large number of different Barbies and modern-day Bratz dolls. Owen has clothed many himself thanks to his trustee sewing machine and he has made full bodies for some of the larger busts by using a stuffing of plastic bags. Some of the dolls are up to 90 years old and worth a lot of money. Owen has set up a trust called The Dolls House Museum with secretary and treasurer Jennifer Plun- ket. He is looking forward to having the dolls in a public display. IN BRIEF Inspiring all-round A Whangarei film has won the Inspiring Stories Film Competition, which encourages young Kiwis to make a difference. Continuity Error was named the most inspiring story and overall winner, plus recognised for technical prowess. The film by 21-year-old James Pryor focuses on 10-year-old Jordan Williamson, who dreams of becoming a professional conservationist and palaeontologist. The story behind the making of the film is inspiring in itself -- the group's camera broke and the team was only able to retrieve the footage through a chance encounter with a Spanish news stringer, who helped fix the camera. The award includes $1000 cash. Royal spot Going the extra mile to prevent seabirds being caught has earned a Whangarei fisherman national recognition and a chance to meet the Prince of Wales. Zak Olsen, 23, received top honours in the 2012 Seabird Smart Awards and met Prince Charles at a Conservation Champions reception last week. Mr Olsen is a skipper on Sanford long-liner San Kaipara. St John honour Deborah Newton has been made a Member of the Order of St John for her commitment to the organisation. Since moving to Northland in the mid 90s, she has volunteered thousands of hours and worked fulltime for the last 10 years. She is now a tutor and operations team leader in Whangarei. Rachael GARAGE SALE ON The garage sale on December 1 will be held at his apartment, 212 Corks Rd, Tikipunga from 8am. Contact Owen on 459 5110 if you have goods to donate to the sale. Money raised will go towards setting up the doll collection as a public display.
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