Kapi-Mana News : July 16th 2013
8 KAPI-MANA NEWS, JULY 16, 2013 NEWS Carpet Court Porirua has made a name for itself since opening its Porirua premises 15 years ago. Relocating to the Mega Centre last August was another step forward for the business as it continues to expand on its services offered to clients, manager Fraser Stephens said. As an alternative to visiting the large showroom in Parumoana Street, this year it has begun an in-home selling service, to demonstrate the products in customers' homes. ''The best thing about it is the fact they get to see what they're purchasing, in their own living environment,'' Fraser said. Carpet Court Porirua offers Mohawk carpets in over 300 colour designs, and offers Pure Colour Fibre carpets, all with different quality options. The brands are available exclusively through Carpet Court. It also offers a range of New Zealand manufactured wool carpets and ceramic tiles, vinyl flooring, and timber flooring in both laminate and luxury vinyl tiles. ''To buy carpet today is really exciting because there is so much that you can select from,'' Fraser says. The Mohawk carpets come with a 25-year quality warranty and lifetime stain and appearance warranty. Carpet Court Porirua staff have a combined 150 years experience in flooring, assuring customers they are in the right hands, he said. ''By shopping with Carpet Court, the client can definitely have the confidence and the know-how that their flooring selection would certainly meet their expectation, whether it be a new build, an existing home, rental, commercial or marine.'' The store is open seven days at 42 Parumoana St, Porirua Mega Centre. Advertorial Carpet Court Porirua manager Fraser Stephens offers advice to customers in the showroom. Terms and conditions *Offer applies to a specific range of Pure Colour Fibre carpet, at participating stockists until 31 July, 2013 or while stocks last. Carpet is sold in broadloom metres. On floor fully installed costs include smooth edge installation and standard 9mm underlay. No allowance has been made for furniture removal, uplift, floor preparation, bars or travel. These will incur additional costs. Wastage is additional and based on blm requirements. Warranties subject to conditions and exclusions apply. ** Minimum purchase $750. Account Fees may apply. A $45 Establishment Fee for new Q Cardholders and a $35 Advance Fee for existing Q Cardholders will apply. Q Card Standard Interest Rate applies at end of Payment Holiday. Q Card lending criteria, fees, terms and conditions apply. CARPET YOUR HOME FROM $3990 FULLY INSTALLED SPELLBOUND RANGE BASED ON 77M2 FROM $4990 FULLY INSTALLED HERITAGE, FAIRMONT, LAGINA COURT, DAVENPORT, INDUS RANGES BASED ON 77M2 FROM $6279 FULLY INSTALLED SILVANA AND BOULDER RANGES BASED ON 77M2 PLUS 500 DAYS, NO INTEREST AND NO PAYMENTS** Superior Fade Resistance Advanced Stain Resistance Contemporary Styles Great Colours Carpet Court Porirua Mega Centre, 42 Parumoana St Porirua Ph 04-237 7745 ww w.carpetcourt.co.nz OPEN 7 DAYS 5495347AA Family fun: Tawa College studentEmmerson Toomaga, 13, and sister Chelsea, 8, test the gelato assisted by Zelati owners Alberto and Rose Tuason,in cap, and their daughters, from left, Hillary, 18, Angela, 16, and Faith, 8. Photos: TALIA CARLISLE Gelato store a hit By TALIA CARLISLE Cheered up: Ellie Rowley tests the sorbet with grandmaLyn Wright after atrip to the doctor. Happy children of all ages filled Tawa's new gelato store during its pre-opening taste-testing last Friday. More than 200 visitors tried out Zelati's gelato and sorbet last Friday afternoon, before the official opening on Monday. Store owners Alberto and Rose Tuason required extra help from their daughters Hillary, 18, Angela, 16, and Faith, 8, to keep up with visitors, Mr Tuason said. The day was a highlight for the couple, who moved to New Zealand from the Philippines 20 years ago. Mr Tuason also has Chinese and Spanish roots. He worked in IT and ran several businesses before electing the happier'' lifestyle of gelato-making four years ago. I just wanted variety. I thought it's a happier thing to do,'' he said. Mr Tuason developed his love of food while working at his father's Filipino restaurant in his late teens. He travelled to Italy to train as a qualified gelato chef, called a maestro gelatiere and sorbetiere. Four years later, the family's Zelati gelato and sorbet range is available at New World Thorndon and Wakefield St, Moore Wilson's in Tory St and Keneperu, and at their Zelati Freezeria and shop on Tawa's Main Rd. They also sold 300 ice-cream tubs at the Wellington Food Show in May. Mr Tuason said gelato was a healthier alternative to ice- cream because it had less fat and the gelato was 65 to 70 per cent organic. Our Zelati gelato and sorbet range is all made from scratch locally at the Freezeria in Tawa, using real, premium-selected ingredients. Our products are all not only delicious, but nutritious. They are all gluten-free, egg-free and free from artificial additives,'' he said. Our sorbet is dairy-free and our gelato is made from organic milk.'' The store offers eight flavours, and will continue to experiment with flavours, such as feijoa, passionfruit, honeycomb and limone, which may be intro- duced in spring. It also plans to sell Spanish style hot chocolate at the shop, a favourite in the Philippines.
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