Eastern Courier : November 17th 2010
2 EASTERN COURIER, NOVEMBER 17, 2010 NEWS PHONE: 576 5990 www.pakurangaparkvillage.co.nz • Enjoy the freedom of NO external home maintenance • Enjoy large luxury villas with internal garaging • Enjoy the 24hour on site security • Enjoy the privacy, space and park like surroundings • Enjoy a true village atmosphere • Enjoy the Half Moon Bay location and all it offers • Enjoy the activities, amenities and the companionship Independent Villas Serviced Apartments Rest Home OPEN WEEKEND SATURDAY 20th NOVEMBER AND SUNDAY 21st NOVEMBER 10AM - 4PM Follow the Show Home signs Visit us at the show homes Find out about the NEW Independent Living Apartments nearing completion Fortunes Road, Pakuranga *Independent Living Apartments nearing completion* Walk into a Xmas wonderland Choo-choo-choice: Bernard Harding is thrilled with this year's display off Howick's main street. Photos: SHANE WENZLICK Flowers and fairies: Countless little discoveries await in the Harding's display. Mini house: Many items in the display are intricately detailed. Ceiling snowman: It's all smiles as Christmas approaches. By MATT BOWEN Kids often go silly'' when they step into the Christmas wonderland at Fencible Walk. A treasure chest of festive fairies, unicorns, sparkling lights, Santas and helpers are among the surprises waiting behind the faux-snowcave walls. Bernard Harding and his wife Diana have seen the reaction many times. Children's eyes used to brighten in front of their Chapel Rd home until Manu- kau City Council shut it down forcing them to move the annual display to Howick's main street. The new location was a hit last year. This time round Mr Har- ding expects an even larger audience. The council reckoned we had about 45,000 through the week before Christmas last year,'' he says. I think now that people are getting to know we're up here the numbers will get better.'' Adults love it too, Mr Har- ding says. We've got the new roof outside with the lights going right across, we've got some lasers and things outside and a whole pile of new toys in here.'' It took the pair a little over a week to install the elabor- ate display before last Friday's opening night. Some days they were on site organising from 9am to 10pm. And it's all voluntary. They do it because we like people coming around and getting something for nothing because you don't get that these days''. The display is open 8am to 11pm daily until December 31.
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