Kapi-Mana News : July 26th 2011
4 KAPI-MANA NEWS, JULY 26, 2011 NEWS 3685419AC Easy Key Self Service Laundromat 13 x Dryers from $4 for 18 mins 8 x Washers - from $5 ALSO AT THESE LOCATIONS Upper Hutt 528 0515 Taita 970 0994 Stokes Valley 563 8260 Wainuiomata 939 5171 Porirua - Cannons Creek 237 0630 Newtown 389 7926 Lower Hutt 569 5792 Fast Dryers Washers Domestic Laundry Sports Gear Duvets Mink Blankets Bedding 3685419AC DRY UP TO 4 LOADS OF CLOTHES IN ONLY 18 MINUTES! Save time and electricity PORIRUA Cannons Creek Shopping Centre Ph 237 0630 The record Gold Prices coupled with the fluctuat- ing New Zealand dollar has hundreds "gold dig- ging" in drawers. Almost every house- hold has old gold -- rings, chains, odd earrings tucked away -- it may no longer have sentimental or aesthetic value. Rather than leaving the forgot- ten jewellery to collect dust, many have been opting to let the local gold buying team at Gold Buyers New Zealand in North City Shop- ping Centre turn golden trinkets into cash, and are becoming gold recyclers. GoldBuyers' NZ CEO, Lee Jones says re-using gold reduces tonnes of waste produced when mining. It is currently a hot topic. "The gold price is just so high at the moment and people can sell-on unwanted gold, silver and platinum items to take advantage of the current returns". Lee says the gold is melted down and can then be recast into new jewellery to be treasured by someone else. Gold Buyers is now a world- wide company with 469 stores in over 24 countries, but Gold Buyers New Zealand is just that, operated and owned by us New Zealanders. Being directly linked to the world gold price means the price instore is constantly updated. Sellers can learn about testing gold and evaluating gold content, this also aids in the purchase of items when shopping for new. In New Zealand most gold is 9 and 18 carat, whereas gold from India is usually 22 carat. The more carats -- the higher the purity and value. The process is simple and fast but make sure you take along photo identification because the company and kiosk staff are all licensed second-hand dealers and follow strict regulations. Huge gold prices see crowds flock to sell ADVERTORIAL What we buy: Damaged or unwanted gold, silver & platinum • Rings • Earrings • Chains • Bracelets & more! How it works: Step 1: Visit your nearest Gold Buyers Kiosk at North City Shopping Centre Porirua, Queengate Mall Lower Hutt or The Plaza Palmerston North Step 2: Bring any item of gold into one of our kiosks along with your photo I.D. Step 3: Our consultant will perform a FREE purity test Step 4: We will offer you cash on the spot Present this coupon at any Gold Buyers Kiosk RECEIVE AN EXTRA CASH BONUS FOR YOUR GOLD!* *Offer valid until 30th August 2011, one coupon per transaction. For more information visit www.goldbuyersnz.co.nz or call 0508 BUY GOLD (289 465) # 3910832 Online chocolate a world first Delicious: Jasmine Griffin with a Whittaker's Chocolate limited- edition website block. Photo: EMMA BEER By EMMA BEER Chocolate can be enjoyed in many forms -- block, icecream, even beer -- but Whittaker s has taken the cocoa dream a step further and put it online. The Porirua-based company has created what it says is the world s first chocolate website. From the background to the buttons, the carefully designed website is made of real 72 per cent Ghana chocolate. Marketing manager Philip Poole said the website was a joint effort between in-house staff and outside agencies. We wanted to get a more luxury chocolate feel to the site, Mr Poole said. During the years the brand had moved into a more premium pos- ition, he said. We felt the old site didn t sort of reflect that, so we wanted a site that was basically rich with choc- olate. We wanted to get that choc- olate story and that chocolate feel to the site. Marketing assistant Jasmine Griffin said the idea had been really successful. Most people s feedback was really positive. They wanted to lick the screen, and a few said they wanted to rush out and buy a peanut slab or Whittaker s choc- olate bar. A special edition website choc- olate block was created for the site. First it was designed, then it was digitised and cut into a 3-D mould. The mould was then filled with one of its best sellers, Dark Ghana. Each of the buttons was photo- graphed and these were uploaded on to the site, making the world s first chocolate website. There were only 500 of the website blocks made. Many were given away in competitions on social media pages, and the last block was auctioned off on Trade Me to raise money for Christ- church earthquake relief. The bar, signed by Andrew and Brian Whittaker, sold for $450. Ms Griffin said some people had eaten them but there were a few people she thought were really dedicated to not eating them. Mr Poole said chocolate was a very emotional area, particularly with females, and could get a huge response from people, particularly if a flavour was withdrawn. The problem is, the ones we take off the market are slow sellers. They ve probably got 100 people that buy it, but those 100 people will phone up. See whittakers.co.nz. Stolen goods contact number The story in last week s Kapi-Mana News re- garding the stolen property recovered by Porirua Police (page 2) had the wrong tele- phone number printed. Anyone wishing to con- tact police about it should call 238 1400. We apologise for the inconvenience caused. Tribute to Norths stars Rugby stars: The new faces that will greet visitors to Porirua reflect the city's love of rugby. Pictured from left are senior Northern United players T J Perenara, Jamie McIntosh, Eldon Paea and Aggie Dean. Photo: MIKE BURROWS Porirua s welcome to bill- boards have been changed again, this time showing off some of the city s successful Northern United rugby players. We re all proud of the triumphs Norths have accom- plished during the years, both in our regional rugby club compe- tition and for the individual players who have gone on to rep- resent New Zealand playing for the Black Ferns and the All Blacks, says Barbara Bercic, Porirua City Council s communi- cations and marketing manager. Porirua is a rugby-sup- porting city and this series of billboards reflects that. Again, they feature real Porirua people -- energetic and youthful. And during Rugby World Cup 2011 visitors to the city or passing through will be able to see what a welcoming, rugby- loving city we are. The new billboards will remain in place until after Rugby World Cup 2011 is over, when an updated set of signs will go on show.
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