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YOUR SECTION Specialists
What are perennials?
Plants that grow all year
round and live for more
than one year.
Riverslea Rd Sth
Heretaunga St E
MR K O HARRISON
OPEN 7 DAYS
Mon - Fri 9am - 4:30pm
Sat - Sun 9am - 4:00pm
Phone 876 8022
909 Heretaunga Street
Are our prices competitive ...Yes they are !!.
All of our plants are grown locally by us,
which means we can offer you the best prices,
backed up by the best advice.
You can turn your garden into an
absolute knockout with just a few
visits to K.O Harrison Quality
Perennial Plants in Hastings.
K.O Harrison's -- nestled behind Taylor's
Dry Cleaning on Heretaunga St East -- deals only
in quality perennials plants.
It's a hidden treasure trove of proven favourites in
the garden, such as hardy lavenders and countless
other flowering perennials.
With more than 20,000 individual plants in stock
and 200 different varieties, K.O Harrison's surely
has the biggest range of perennials anywhere in
Not only will you be left dazed by the massive
selection of plants, you'll be floored by the cheap
prices at K.O Harrison's.
"Everything is just $3", we haven't had a price
increase for years. Kelvin who started out in the
plant business back in 1963 feels that everyone
should treat themselves from time to time.
"Plants are an ideal gift for that very special
Landscapers and serious gardeners choose to
buy their plants from K.O Harrison's, so why not
check the huge range of bargain-priced plants for
K.O Harrison Quality Perennial Plants
is at 909 Heretaunga St East.
Just drive down the short laneway next
to Taylor's Dry Cleaning.
Reflections on 2011
The year end is a time to relax and reflect
on the year ahead. In our business I
have been reflecting on three main
ingredients that provide the foundation for
The first is the CULTURE of the company.
We insist on fine culture, we are dedicated
to a set of values from which we will never
stray. This culture doesn't suit everyone and
we understand that.
I recently read a quote about the importance
of finding people whose values matched those
of the company. It posed the question: "how
do you get people to accept your values?".
The answer was surprisingly simple, "you
don't - what you do is hire people with the
same values and let go of those who don't".
As hard as this may seem, it is the only way
to be sure that the integrity of the system and
the quality of the office is maintained at a
standard of excellence.
The second ingredient is the CHARACTER
of our people.
It's taken me some time to realise that there
is little we can do to change a person's character.
We choose people who have the character
qualities we are looking for. Good character
is essential in our business, and I'm very proud
of the character of our team.
The third success ingredient of our system
Evidence of the powerful effect of training is
everywhere. Our ability to solve the problems
our clients and customers face depends on the
knowledge and skills of our people. We insist
that all of our people embrace the habit of
lifelong learning. And we are fortunate to have
available to us the very best training in the world.
We're expecting a challenging and exciting
year in 2012. Hopefully you've planned a well
earned break . . . time to reflect; time to think
about the year ahead. We hope to be part of
your thoughts and plans for the New Year, as
you will be part ours.
From the entire team at
Cox Partners Estate Agents
we wish you a safe and
happy Christmas with
those you love.
Malcolm Cox, 06 835-4321
Malcolm Cox on Property
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On 831 0600 A 30-year-old mystery
The disappearance of Kirsa Jensen 30 years ago
remains a mystery. Kirsty Johnston reports.
Witness or killer?: William John
Russell, who reported seeing
Kirsa at the foreshore that day,
and stopped to speak to her. He
later confessed to her murder,
but retracted his statement
several times, before
committing suicide nine years
after Kirsa disappeared.
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A mystery: Kirsa Jensen, 14,
disappeared from a Napier
beach on September 1, 1983.
She has never been found and
no-one has been arrested.
After almost 30 years of frus-
tration, retired detective Ian
Holyoake is finally at peace
with the one case he never
solved -- the disappearance of
schoolgirl Kirsa Jensen.
It's a complete mystery.
I've never experienced any-
thing like this, that a girl
could just disappear,'' he says.
Kirsa, 14, went missing
while riding her horse along
the wild Awatoto foreshore
near Napier on September 1,
She was last seen near an
old gun emplacement close to
the Tutaekuri River mouth.
Kirsa's blood was found at
the site and her horse,
Commodore, was wandering
nearby. However, her
body was never recovered.
Mr Holyoake was the officer
in charge of the search during
that agonising summer of
1983 and into the next year.
With a daughter the same
age, Kirsa's case struck home.
Even after he moved away
and climbed the police ranks,
Mr Holyoake kept a close eye
However, he no longer lets
the unsolved mystery haunt
him or define his successful
career, which saw him rise to
the rank of assistant police
A recent stint in hospital
and the death of a close friend
have made the 70-year-old
all too aware of his own mor-
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