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www.times.co.nz Howick and Pakuranga Times --- Celebrating 40 Years, 2012 --- 31 ADVERTORIAL 119746 Famous in Howick for providing lawn-care equipment and heating, Grasslands Outdoor and Lei- sure has recently opened a new bicycle showroom. With petrol prices on the rise, co-owner Graham Sowden says bicycles offer a cheap, healthy and environmentally friendly mode of transport. "You may run out of puff but you'll never run out of gas with a bike! Bicycles are a great way to get out and explore our beautiful country, taking in the scenery, while keeping fit and looking good for the beach as you go." Through the new bicycle showroom and fully-equipped workshop facility, Grasslands sells, services and repairs new and used models - from chil- dren's bikes to top of the line racing and mountain bikes. With more than 25 years' experience, including 18 years at Howick Mowers and Cycles and a further six at Hedgehog Bikes in Botany, Graham is the 'wheel' deal when it comes to bicycles! He puts the pedal to the metal every Tuesday, road testing his bikes on regular night rides to Maraetai with business partner Steve Anson and other Howick retailers. "We try a few of the bikes out on the open road to see how they perform. I just wouldn't feel right recommending a bike to someone if I didn't know exactly what it could do." Graham has peddled his way through Spain, around Lake Taupo, and participated in numerous road racing and mountain biking events. "I've always enjoyed the freedom of riding; it's a thrill, a pleasure and there's adventure at every turn. Whether custom- ers are looking for a bike for the kids for Christmas, a racing model, or just something to get through that commuter traffic, we offer the right advice based on our experience, to get people back in the saddle again!" Grasslands Outdoor and Leisure 209 Moore Street, Howick Ph: 535 4231 firstname.lastname@example.org We won't be beaten on any deal! Grasslands owners Graham Sowden (left) and Steve Anson are looking forward to seeing you in store. GRASSLANDS OUTDOOR & LEISURE LTD No.1 for Sales & Service and Expert Advice www.grasslands.co.nz 121376 119311-V5 112030-V3 AUTOCENTRE LTD P&S For all your motoring requirements. Contact Peter or Sam 7 Trugood Dr, East Tamaki, Auckland Ph 272 2951, 272 2964. Fax 272 2968. E: email@example.com • W: www.pandsauto.co.nz "Your One Stop Auto Repair Shop" CONGRATULATIONS TO THE TIMES ON 40 YEARS! 11 Trugood Dr, East Tamaki. Ph 274 5978. Fax 274 9878 Open Mon-Fri 7.30am-4.30pm 121461 PRE-MADE PANELS Made to measure. Different styles available. Phone Timbertown... Also suppliers of Fencing, Trellis, Retaining Walls, Decking & Garden Boxes to a wonderful team of people and a great all-round community newspaper! -- Barb Croawell, Howick Softball Club Over the years that Southside Streeters has been hosting events from car shows to hot rod runs within the local community, the Times has played an integral part in the awareness and promotional activity for our events. We're a family-focused club with a great appreciation for our community and over the years it has been important for Southside Streeters to positively promote hot-rodding to the Howick and Pakuranga areas. We thank the team at Times for its continued support of Southside Streeters and congratulate them on reaching their 40-year anniversary. Here's to the next 40! -- Greg Stokes, Southside Streeters hot rod club Congratulations Howick and Pakuranga Times! You guys were the very first outfit to give my motor sport career much needed public- ity. I can still remember the thrill and immense encouragement it provided. I still have that newspa- per cutting! The support you give local emerging sports talent is pos- sibly more valuable than you real- ise. Keep up the good work! -- Andre Heimgartner, motor sport racer The New Zealand Warbirds Asso- ciation appreciates the support and exposure given to our Ardmore Airport visitor centre and open days, and our recent additions -- the RNZAF Skyhawk and Aermacchi -- that have featured in the Times. We rely heavily on the support of the local community and the Times has helped us immensely. -- Frank Parker, NZ Warbirds president Totara Hospice South Auck- land congratulates the Howick and Pakuranga Times on reaching its 40th anniversary. We've always enjoyed a close relationship with Times staff, and are appreciative of the support we have received by way of stories, news and fundrais- ing towards Hospice operations and we look forward to maintain- ing this association. -- Alan Beal, Totara Hospice South Auckland chief executive At Counties Manukau Health, our stated aim is to work in partner- ship with our communities. This is what Howick and Pakuranga Times does so well. Congratulations on reaching the 40-year milestone and continuing to highlight the issues and represent the values which are important to our community. -- Geraint Martin, Counties Manukau Health chief executive On behalf of the MECOSS com- mittee and members, please accept our thanks and congratulations on your success. I must compliment you on your honest and unbiased reporting. We see so much of the grim side of life these days in the daily news that it's refreshing to read all the positive and successful stories that we find in your pages. -- Vasu Moses, Manukau East Council of Social Services (MECOSS) Howick and Pakuranga Times is a leading, innovative newspaper and one which we are proud of our long association with. The Times' professional journalism continues to play a pivotal role in enabling us to connect with our diverse com- munity, most recently helping to promote our successful smoke- free support group. Congratula- tions on 40 years. -- Loretta Hansen, East Health Trust chief executive The Howick and Pakuranga Times has grown with the Middlemore Foundation for Health Innova- tion, formerly South Auckland Health Foundation, over the years. We appreciate ongoing support from the Times by way of stories and raising community aware- ness about our events and projects. Middlemore Hospital, Kidz First Children's Hospital and Botany SuperClinic, which all service the Howick and Pakuranga area, need local community support and we're thankful its community paper rec- ognises and supports that. -- Pam Tregonning, Middlemore Foundation for Health Innovation executive director Congratulations to the Howick and Pakuranga Times for 40 years of service. My wife's grandfather, G Hinton Knowles, helped establish a forerunner paper, the Howick District News in the 1940s. I always avidly read every Times paper as it's the best source of local news. The paper is always very responsive to the full spectrum of our growing Howick, Pakuranga and Botany community. -- Reverend Dr Richard Waugh, East City Wesleyan Church senior minister The Howick Historical Village is proud to have enjoyed a long association with the Times. We're incredibly lucky to be part of a district where our community newspaper is so supportive of local initiatives, businesses and organi- sations. The Times effectively reports interesting news and we look forward to another 40 years of working together. -- Kathy Bigwood, Howick Historical Village marketing team leader Thank you to the Howick and Pakuranga Times for your very significant contributions towards popularising and increasing com- munity awareness of the Man- gemangeroa Reserve's walkways. With more than five kilometres of tracks in use, this reserve now hosts visitors from throughout Auckland and far beyond. We're working with the council towards providing the visitor facilities befitting this premier reserve and extending the walkway further southwards. -- Allan Riley, Friends of Mangemangeroa Society The Howick Club congratulates the Howick and Pakuranga Times on its 40th anniversary. The How- ick Club has had a close associa- tion with the Times over the years, during which the newspaper has prominently featured the ongoing development of the club. We look forward to many more years of this continuing relationship. -- Phil Saul, Howick Club general manager I have advertised with the Times since buying my business in 1986. Using the local paper has always been my main strategy for pro- motions and it's worked. I've always believed in being part of the community and as a result I've always had a strong relationship with Howick and Pakuranga Times. The paper has helped me no end and we've had some fun too. My advertising has worked in the past, is still working now and I can't see that changing. I'll keep with a for- mula that brings results and I rec- ommend the Times to others. -- Mike Johnson, Beaurepaires Howick the outstanding times Howick Hornets -- winners of the Fox Memorial Cup 2011.
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