Manukau Courier : January 25th 2011
5 MANUKAU COURIER, JANUARY 25, 2011 NEWS Best of Fresh for Less Manukau City Cnr Cavendish Dr & Great Sth Rd Ph: 262 3252 Otahuhu 26 Saleyards Rd Ph: 276 2119 MC25/1 Normal trading hours Manukau: Mon-Sun 7.30am -- 6.30pm Otahuhu: Mon-Sun 7.00am -- 6.30pm All our fresh fruit and vegetables in store are clearly labelled for country of origin New Season Buttercup 99¢ea Fortune Plums $2.99kg Brushed Potatoes $9.99bag Fresh Spring Onions 99¢bunch Fresh Sweetcorn $1.99of 3 New Season Sugar Pears $3.49kg New Season Royal Gala Apples $2.99kg White Button Mushrooms $6.99kg 10kg bag GRAND OPENING SPECIALS! plus many more specials instore While Stocks Last 5 597 GREAT SOUTH ROAD, MANUKAU PH 278 4070 Scotch Fillet $15.99 BBQ Steak Steak Mince $10 WHERE QUALITY COUNTS MR MEATS PUHINUI RD RYAN PL ENTERPRISE CARS GREAT SOUTH RD WE ARE HERE WHERE QUALITY COUNT S MR MEATS ò Sirloin Steak $14. 99kg kg $8. 99 kg 2kg for High hopes for team of firm savers By MATT BOWEN To the rescue: Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development business adviser Anita Keestra has high hopes for company rescue teams. Photo: MATT BOWEN Firms in strife across Auck- land should have a company rescue team to turn to, busi- ness adviser Anita Keestra says. She believes the Enterpris- ing Manukau initiative has proved to be extremely important'' in the tough econ- omic climate since it was established in 2009. Despite a brightening econ- omy, Ms Keestra says it remains a key service for businesses on the brink. Enterprising Manukau is now part of the regionwide council-controlled organis- ation called Auckland Tour- ism, Events and Economic Development. Ms Keestra would like to see company rescue teams implemented across Auck- land and the nation. Something like this should be duplicated all over New Zealand because there are businesses all over the country that need this kind of help,'' she says. Most of the time the busi- ness mentors are there but I don't think they have the intervention we set up and the relationship with banks and the Inland Revenue Department -- that's very cru- cial.'' Limited publicity and zero funding was no barrier -- the group of eight experienced company rescue volunteers has staged 55 interventions. Skate retailer Cheapskates was one of them. Owner Mark Finlay says high overheads and the recession stifled his business. Company rescue team vol- unteer Neville Collett says Mr Finlay set up two shops just as retail sales started their decline. I guess it was a case of trying to run before he could walk,'' Mr Collett says. We've trimmed him down and hopefully we're going to progress and see the business succeed from here on.'' The rescue team has helped firms in transport, security, retail, carpentry, childcare, fitness, cleaning and even a struggling artist. Ms Keestra believes find- ing funding for a quality website could be the next step. Phone the southern office on 262-2244.
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