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At Gemtime Jewellers, we're tickled pink to be joining Showcase, Australasia's
premier jewellery group. Although our name may be changing we guarantee that you,
our loyal customers, will still receive the same personal service and charm you've
grown accustomed to all these years. So come in for a chat and you'll see that our new
partnership is truly a match made in heaven.
Keoghans Showcase Jewellers
66 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri
Phone: 09 407 7424
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GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY FOR N.Z.
JEWELLERY RETAIL CUSTOMERS
The jewellery industry is set to sparkle with the announcement that
Australia's premier jewellery retailer, Showcase is merging with
Gemtime Jewellers in New Zealand.
Showcase is a Jewellery group comprising some 275 independent
jewellers in Australia and agreement has been reached to merge with
Gemtime's 24 stores to form Australasia's largest independent
Showcase's Chief Executive , Michael Mishevski said , "The merging of the two groups will
be hugely beneficial to both the industry and the jewellery shopper owing to the groups
massive buying power with the worlds leading diamond, gold, and silver suppliers. Our
members will have access to the highest quality merchandise at extremely competitive prices.
This of course benefits the customer".
Being independently owned each Showcase store is able to offer its own range of product ,
catering to the local market offering a wide range of quality product and exemplary services
all at an affordable price from owner operators on the shop floor.
Both groups have now been operating for 30 years with a combined turnover of over $500
million per year. They are the largest purchaser of the very popular Pandora jewellery range
with sales exceeding $100 million annually.
Terry Keoghan, Director of the newly formed Showcase Jewellers group and Chairman of the
New Zealand Steering Committee with responsibilities for the growth of the group within
New Zealand, owns along with his wife Gwen, Keoghan's Gemtime Jewellers in Kerikeri. He
is hugely excited by the opportunities that the new arrangements will provide.
"This will present both members and the New Zealand jewellery industry with considerable
growth opportunities. Members will benefit not only from the international buying power
of the group from the best jewellery suppliers in the world but it will provide retailers with
professional operational and support services to drive their businesses. This will encourage
growth at a local business level with New Zealand Suppliers benefiting from export
opportunities to the Australian stores".
Terry Keoghan says that, on a local basis, the new Showcase Jewellers group will continue to
offer that unique combination of corner store service and advice along with services such as
repairs, valuations, jewellery design and manufacture, after loss insurance replacement and a
beautiful selection of fine jewellery.
Showcase aims to increase its membership to 50 stores within New Zealand in the next
Showcase is a member of the Jewellery Association of New Zealand [JANZ] and the
Jewellery and Watchmakers of New Zealand [JWNZ. Inc].
Couple's love for island
Golden occasion: David and Mavis Hill have loved their time at Aroha Island.
By KERI MOLLOY
Something about New Zea-
land grabbed'' David and
Mavis Hill, so they returned
from the UK for four
summers -- as volunteer
caretakers at Aroha Island.
They donated more than
4000 volunteer hours.
We loved the atmosphere
in New Zealand and the
people are kind and friendly
so we decided to give a hand,''
The Aroha Island Chari-
table Trust, which runs the
ecological centre with accom-
modation near Kerikeri,
describes David and Mavis as
inspiring British caretakers
of Aroha Island''.
They are keen birders,
great storytellers and excel-
lent handicrafters. They
fuelled the enthusiasm of
visitors and co-workers alike
caretaking stints,'' trustee
Inge Bremer says.
We would like to thank
them for their tireless com-
mitment, not only to Aroha
Island, but also to Far North
To mark the end of their
fourth season, they're having
a bit of a do'' to say farewell
to Aroha and to mark their
golden wedding anniversary.
This celebration is set for
March 26. They leave the
island on April 2 to return to
their home in Hampshire.
Aroha Island at Rangitane
is owned by the Queen Eliza-
beth II National Trust and is
managed by the Aroha Island
Charitable Trust with com-
munity volunteers. It is an
important habitat for the
North Island brown kiwi and
many other native birds. It is
linked to the mainland via a
Go to www.baychronicle.
co.nz and www.arohaisland.
co.nz to get a feel of Aroha
Cars damaged in domain carpark
Damage: Kerikeri police constable Mark Roberts takes statements from the owners
of two cars damaged near the Domain playground last week.
Two vehicles parked in
the Kerikeri central
business district were
damaged after a
Kerikeri man got into
an argument with an
associate and took it
out on the vehicles.
A 22-year-old man
has been arrested and
charged with two
counts of disorderly
behaviour and damage.
A former Kerikeri
High School student,
aged 13, has been
referred to youth aid
after an alleged assault
on two students at the
school. The incident
took place at school.
A dispute about rub-
bish left on the boun-
dary of a Moerewa
property saw a 49-year-
old man arrested for
assault on a female.
Owners of stock are
reminded to keep their
animals secure after a
calf was hit near Takou
Bay Rd on Saturday,
resulting in the death of
the animal and damage
to two vehicles.
Police have spoken to
the owner of the calf.
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