Home' East and Bays Courier : September 7th 2012 Contents www.eastandbayscourier.co .nz
EAST & BAYS COURIER, SEPTEMBER 7, 2012
St.Heliers LIttle School
34 Long Drive, St. Heliers
St.Heliers Little School
Quality Education for Children Aged 2-5
Give your child
the education they deserve.
Mad Butcher Glen Innes owner s Cra ig a nd
Helen Ellwoo d have just celebrated 10 yea rs
at the helm of this popula r local store which
re cently won the Top Fo od Shop categor y in
the Glen Innes Busines s Association’s 2012
Super Shop Competition.
A butcher for 34 years, Craig is joined at the Mad
Butcher Glen Innes by a friendly team of 12 and
is always looking for innovative ways in which to
improve the shopping experience of his customers.
Free k nife sha rpening, a Super Gold Ca rd
discount a nd the introduction of a new ‘ t ext a
special’ serv ice which enables cust omers t o sig n
up in store in order to receive weekly specials and
member only deals by text, provides an added
incentive to call in.
Mad Butcher has 37 stores nationw ide a nd is
New Z ealand’s la rgest independent retail meat
The Mad Butcher prides itself on ‘ B est Price
All carcas s beef a nd la mb sold in Mad Butcher
stores is NZ Quality Mark certified – meaning
it has had to exceed strict criteria with a strong
emphasis on taste and tenderness to be the best
New Z eala nd has to offer! This product is identified
in- store with a NZ Quality Ma rk sticker on pack s.
Fresh chicken to all Mad Butcher st ores is
supplied by Tegel – recognised as the premier
chicken brand in New Zealand. All fresh pork to
Mad Butcher stores is g rown r ight here in New
Your Local Mad Butcher - Celebrating 10 Successful Years
All Mad But cher meat is delivered fresh each
day and processed on site by skilled staff and each
retail pack of meat has a packed on and use by date
so you know just how fresh the meat really is.
All Mad Butcher stores are open from 7am to
7pm seven days a week – that’s a total of 84 hours
a week and at all times there is a skilled butcher
onsite to help with any customer requests for
cutting la rger or sma ller meat pack s.
The goal at the Mad Butcher is to provide a
world cla ss shopping experience with friendly
knowledgeable staff in a clean and pleasant
environment with a great range of products and
the ver y best ever yday low prices!
The Mad But cher a nd Subu rba n Newspapers
Community Trust was formed in 1998 and has
suppor ted cha r ities including Diabetes Auckla nd,
Allergy New Z eala nd, Plun ket, Su rf Lifesaving
New Zeala nd, the Ca ncer Foundation, Look Good
Feel Better, the Meni ngitis Tr ust, Kidz First
Children’s Hospital in Manukau, the Starship
Children’s Hospital, Ca mp Quality for ch ildren
fighting cancer a nd Ca nt een.
More than $100,000 has gone into work around
prostate ca ncer and the Pa rk inson’s Society has
also been helped, as have a number of individuals
from the special Helping Hand fu nd for urgent
One of the Trus t’s biggest campaig ns, Operation
Heal, raised $230,000 for the purchase of a high
tech operating micros cope at the Nationa l Burns
Unit in 2010.
This year it is fundraising for Kidney Kids to
pu rchase lifesaving haemodialysis equipment.
The team at the Mad Butcher Glen Innes are
also proud to give back to the local community
and recently supplied free sausages to the Glen
Innes Neighbou rhood Policing Tea m (NPT) who
organised a ‘Kids’ Safety Day’ to promote the
importa nce of children on bikes wea r ing helmets.
You’ll fi nd the Mad Butcher Glen Innes at
175 Line Rd, Glen In nes. Phone 521 0733.
Mad Butcher Glen Innes
Raising millions of
dollars for char ity and
Reg No: CC34283
Call for new members
Creative touch: Faye Lees enjoys being part of the St Heliers Floral Art Club
and would love to recruit some new members.
Photo: CATHERINE HEALY
By CATHERINE HEALY
I love flowers and I like
to grow things I can cut
and give to people.
Walking up Faye Lees’ garden
path makes you realise spring has
Tulips, irises and poppies burst
forth, ready to be part of her next
She’s a keen member of the St
Heliers Floral Art Club and a gar-
dener by trade.
What bothers her though, is
that floral art doesn’t seem to be
quite as popular as it used to be.
When the club began in 1962 it
had around 30 members.
Ms Lees still has the handwrit-
ten minute book where the mem-
bers signed their names at each
These days there are around 18
women who gather at St Chads
church in St Johns once a month
for their three-hour workshop.
‘‘Sometimes we pay a tutor to
come in, or a couple of the girls
will teach us.
‘‘I enjoy it because I love the
creativity, I love flowers and I
enjoy the friendship with the
other girls. They’re all such lovely
Over the years many of the
long-standing members have died
or can not attend due to ill health.
‘‘I’m one of the younger ones,
and I’m in my 60s,’’ Ms Lees says.
‘‘We’d love to get some younger
Ms Lees has seen a real change
in garden design over the years.
‘‘People just don’t have flowers
any more. Gardens tend to be very
structured – a bit boring really. I
love flowers and I like to grow
things I can cut and give to
‘‘I take plenty of extra foliage
and things along to the club for
others to use but we do have some
members who live in apartments.
You don’t have to have a garden of
❚ Anyone interested in finding out
more or becoming a member can
contact Faye Lees on 521 2286.
Links Archive September 5th 2012 September 12th 2012 Navigation Previous Page Next Page