Thursday October 1, 2015
COCO SOCIAL CLUB
GIRLS NIGHT OUT FIRST WEDNESDAY OF EVERY MONTH 7.00PM- 9.00PM A GREAT CHANCE TO CATCH UP WITH YOUR GIRLFRIENDS, MAKE NEW ONES AND HAVE A FUN, FRIVOLOUS NIGHT OUT.
YOU DESERVE IT!
Delivering quality footwear for over 60 years Most people would be surprised to know that popular footwear company Bata Shoes still operates its Owhiro Bay factory. Sales manager for Bata Shoes, Francis Hammond, says the business was founded in Czechoslovakia in 1894. Today, the company continues to sell more than 270 million pairs of shoes a year in more than 70 countries across the world. Francis says the company has strong roots here in New Zealand, where it has been manufacturing shoes for more than 60 years. Bata New Zealand was originally
formed in 1948 and its first factory was built in Owhiro Bay in 1951, to make slippers. Francis says the company flourished through the 1950s and 1960s and as a result, a second factory was opened in Wainuiomata. In 1965 the company started making PVC gumboots and the now iconic Bata Bullets were introduced in 1969. Francis says by the mid-1980s a massive shift to manufacturing in Asian countries meant most production in New Zealand was deemed unprofitable. “1992 saw the closure of the Wainuiomata factory and all manufacturing
returned to Owhiro Bay.” Francis says the company manufactures approximately 200,000 pairs of PVC gumboots each year, and imports brands such as Bata Industrials, Rieker, Via Nova, Vago and Ferracini. Despite this most customers don’t know that Bata Shoes’ Owhiro Bay factory was still up and running. “We’d like everyone to know that we are here and that they can visit us at our factory outlet store Thursday to Sunday. “If anyone wants to make a group booking we will also include a tour of the factory.”
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3 Bata Place
Owhiro Bay Ph 3834350
Opening hours :
Thursday to Sunday 10am to 4pm
Ask for Ray at the bar and try our special social club cocktail. Complimentary mocktail provided for designated driver of groups of 4 – so get a group together and spread the word.
Girls, it’s time to take over this town!
>> Coffee by ‘Old George’ >> Blackboard menu changing daily >> Selection of local & imported cheeses and small goods >> Take home meals >> Fresh squeezed juices >> House smoked fish and meats >> Functions and catering available.
TUESDAY TO FRIDAY 9am - 6pm & WEEKENDS 9AM - 4PM 469 ADELAIDE ROAD BERHAMPORE WELLINGTON Telephone: 04 389 5659
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Cook Strait News 02-10-15