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6 --- Howick and Botany Times, Wednesday, January 23, 2013 www.times.co.nz 118502-V19 Yet another year has gone by, but some customs never change, such as the passion and pride shown by the Custom Ride Body Works team in carrying out what they do best. Specialising in complete res- torations as well as panelbeating everyday dings and dents, the boys say there's no job too big or too small for the specialised team with cus- tom fabrication and paint skills. As a result, hundreds of locals have been converted into firm fans and Custom Ride Body Works' owner Dave Honey says he is look- ing forward to the commu- nity's continued support in the New Year. "Happy New Year to one and all and wishing you all the best for 2013!" he says. "The Custom Ride crew will be with you through thick and thin, delivering 100 per cent quality in our work." What's more, customers can still count on service for a frac- tion of the price in comparison to larger companies and don't forget the many talents of car painter, Ash Iremonger, who prides him- self on giving 100 per cent to every job. "I can handle everything from a simple colour change to more intricate work," says Ash. "Every- thing we do here is aimed at cus- tomer satisfaction." Open for almost two years now, the shop has built up a solid reputation in the Eastern suburbs and further afield thanks to the professionalism of Dave and his team, Howick locals with more than 30 years' experience com- bined. Custom Ride Body Works has finance available to suit your requirements for all car repairs: terms repairs Offering FREE quotes and a FREE courtesy car with any insurance repair work, the Cus- tom Ride team are gearing up for another fantastic year serving the community. Give them a call at: Custom Ride Body Works 62 Rodney St, Howick P: 537 0646 E: customridebodyworks@yahoo. co.nz It's a New Year 'Custom' The team at Custom Ride in Rodney St, Howick. SHOES ON PICTON 79 PICTON ST, HOWICK. PHONE 534 3719. HOURS: Monday-Friday 9am-5.30pm; Saturday 9am-3pm. 120027 SHOE SALE SUMMER STOCK 30-70% OFF MOST STYLES I'd like to congratulate the Howick and Pakuranga Times in achieving its 40th year. The people of Howick, like myself, can be proud of our local paper and its achievements. I've always enjoyed keeping up with local events and getting a feel for the opinions of residents from letters to the editor. -- Sharon Stewart, QSM, Auckland councillor for Howick Phone: (09) 271 8000 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.times.co.nz Quality of life TO IAN, who wrote about the sanc- tity of life (Times, January 14). From a woman’s point of view, no man should ever determine whether a female should have an abortion. The only exception would be a qualifed doctor, as it can be a med- ical reason. You’d also have to remember how the woman became pregnant in the frst place, who carries the baby for nine months, who gives birth to it and whose body does the healing. Unwanted children can also cost the Government thousands of dol- lars, as the birth parents are unable to fnancially and emotionally care for it. In my view, abortion has a time and place and until you have expe- rienced that time, how can you make an informed decision? You talk about a Bill going before Parliament regarding euthanasia. Yes! Anyone who has not witnessed a loved one, who for all their years lived a happy, healthy and vital life, have their body deteriorate, end- ing up gaunt and weak, and all they want is to join their partner in the afterlife, also don’t have the experi- ence to comment. I hope that if my husband and I ever come to that stage, it is legal. Sandy Williams, Pakuranga Dirty business IT IS my belief that protective gloves should be provided as they are in Italy, where people are han- dling fruit and vegetables. There are signs there asking customers to use them. The gloves are made of the same gossamer- thin plastic as the bags, so the cost would be negligible. How many times have I seen people sneeze, cough or lick their fngers to open a bag, and then handle the produce that I may also wish to buy. We wash our fruit and vegeta- bles, but it would be much better if it was not prodded and poked by numerous shoppers’ grubby hands. It’s a dirty, loathsome habit and one that should be addressed by store owners. Grant Brickell, Howick Help appreciated I WOULD like to thank the two gentlemen who assisted my hus- band on Saturday, January 12, when he lost his balance and fell down in Countdown, Highland Park. We also very much appreciated the concern and care shown by the young staff member and the foor manager. With the frequent media reports of man’s inhumanity to man, it’s comforting to know that most people are still compassionate and caring. Beryl and Eric Bettis, Howick THOSE that have visited Cockle Bay Beach when the tide is out will have noticed the damage caused by the boys who took their brother's four- wheel-drive vehicle for a drive and got stuck (Times, January 10). You'll see the large deep ruts that will take years for nature to repair. They will ll with silt over time and become an area like quicksand, a trap for small children at half tide. The last episode, when a truck and three tractors got stuck, took more than four years to become rm again. I'd like the council or whatever organisation is responsible for this type of thing to ll the ruts with shell. This could be done with a tracked bobcat and the cost be passed on to those responsible for the damage. Barry Wood, Cockle Bay USE SHELLS AS FILLER The recently created ruts, below the high tide mark at Cockle Bay Beach. 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