East and Bays Courier : May 9th 2012
www.eastandbayscourier.co.nz 4 EAST & BAYS COURIER, MAY 9, 2012 NEWS Lobby Swimming Pool Images are computer generated Display Apartment: available to view by appointment Sales Suite: open weekdays, 10am to 3pm or by appointment (located at the end of James Cook Crescent, Remuera) Display apartment now available to view by appointment Remuera Rise is registered under the Retirement Villages Act 2003. Registration number 2557887 DINING ROOM AND CAFÉ • LOUNGE • BAR • LIBRARY • HOBBIES ROOM • GYMNASIUM • SWIMMING POOL AND SPA • HAIR SALON • 24 HOUR EMERGENCY CALL • CARE SUITES Remuera Rise will offer a wonderful retirement lifestyle with a range of top quality facilities within a relaxed and supportive community environment. This village will be set in a unique residential setting within the leafy, landscaped surroundings of Broadway Park, with views to Rangitoto and the beautiful Hauraki Gulf. Broadway Park is ideally located close to Newmarket where you will find some of the best shopping in Auckland and a wonderful variety of cafés and restaurants. Choose from a range of elegant and comfortable one and two bedroom apartments. For more information about the unique luxury lifestyle that Remuera Rise can offer you, call Michelle on 522 7392 or visit our Sales Suite. www.remuerarise.co.nz e&b _J13152 Remuera Rise Under Construction Now WHEN EVERY SECOND COUNTS... 4245048AS BURGLARS FLEE AS INTRUDER ALARM DETERS ROBBERY The sound of the intruder alarm activating scared off offenders who tried breaking into a dental practise in Remuera, early Monday morning. Following instructions, Matrix Security patrolmen arrived to the site within minutes of the activation. Upon arrival it was found that the burglars had tried to break in through a window. It appeared that the alarm siren acted as a deterrent and scared away the intruders. A hat was found near the window, which was then taken away by the police as evidence. There were no witnesses or suspects in the vicinity. Lillian would love a home Lillian s finished her mothering duties -- her kittens have left the nest. And now it s her time to be lavished with attention. Lillian is about a year old with unusual silver tabby markings and she loves to be the centre of attention. She s just the most loving, affectionate cat, her foster carer in Pt England says. She enjoys a nice spot on someone s lap and lots of strokes -- and she ll let you know if you stop and she hasn t had enough. Lillian has a rather odd habit of running around with her tongue hanging out -- something her foster carer thinks her new owners will find quite adorable. And along with her big eyes and smudge on her nose, we re hoping some- one will fall in love with her. Lillian would do best in a household with- out young children. If you can give Lillian a home phone 575 9760. There are also a num- ber of kittens available. Kittens up to six months cost $150, cats up to two years $100 and seniors $55. All animals are desexed, microchip- ped, vaccinated, wormed and treated for fleas. Go to lonelymiaow.co.nz to view cats and kittens for adoption. Twins' 80th party a surprise Birthday bash: Twin sisters Margaret and Jessie Hamilton, 80, at St Heliers Church. Photo: JASON OXENHAM By CATHERINE HEALY When twin sisters Jessie and Margaret Hamilton were born their parents were missionaries in China. The family of seven returned to New Zealand in 1936 when the twins were four. Perhaps it was their parents choice of career that inspired the twins to take up a life of ser- vice. They have both worked as nurses most of their lives and continue to serve the St Heliers community in so many other ways. Little wonder then that more than 150 people turned up for a surprise 80th birthday party for them at St Heliers Church on April 29. We had no idea. So many people must have been keeping it a secret, Jessie says. Minister Pauline Ste- wart says it was some- thing the community was very happy to do. We have all been touched by their kind- ness and their thought- fulness at some point, she says. They re a blessing to us all. Jessie worked as a nurse in Thailand for four years and India for two. That was in the 1960s, when nobody was really doing that kind of thing, Mrs Stewart says. The sisters have been associated with the St Heliers Church com- munity for 76 years. They re part of the walking group and hap- pily provide transport for people older and frailer than themselves. When they bought their car, I commented on the design and they explained that they d chosen it because it would be easier for older people to get in and out of, Mrs Stewart says. She says the commun- ity s love for the Hamil- ton sisters was evident at their birthday cele- bration. Little kids would run up and hug them and fol- low them around. They have a way about them that makes you feel like you re part of their family. There were around 50 members of their family here for the party and you could see they just adore them. They said that the twins are the rock of their family. Jessie says she and Margaret love living in St Heliers and have always had wonderful neighbours. It s a lovely suburb and we ve been very happy here. What a beautiful part of Auck- land this locality is.
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