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Local Trades & Services Directory
Specialising in Day Trips & Tours for:
Phone: 03 325 2959
business advice for
small to medium
New Zealand's only
Authorised photographic repair
agents for Olympus and Tamron
A & E Electronics Ltd
Level 1, 184 Shaw Avenue
New Brighton, Christchurch 8083
Ph: 03 372-1213
Repairs to all other brands of
Camera, Lens and Flash plus
CCD / Sensor cleaning
Media Card recovery
Tripod and Binocular repairs and so much more,
including anything electronic.
For a fast, friendly, and efficient service contact us today.
We also provide:
̈ Ride-On Mowing
̈ Rubbish Removal
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0800 4 546 546
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All insurance work -- snow damage included
Free quotes 10YR guarantee on all our workmanship
Call Danie 021 875 462
03 980-2865 / 03 344-5744
M: 027 5650 822
P/F: 03 344 0388
Building, Bathrooms, Fencing,
Decking, Alterations, Renovations,
Plastering, General Maintenance.
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03 383 6200
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Zips, remodeling, patch work,
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On site at 'Barringtons' or our
'Fendalton Mall' shop or drop
off your garments at our
Edgeware, Merivale Mall, or brand
new 20 Birmingham Drive shop.
Keep receipts and use our expert
Drape & Furnishings cleaning service.
PH: 366 0082
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• Electric windows • Central locking
• Starter motors
• Cars, Boats, Trucks, Caravans,
All automotive electric
You name it, we fix it!
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Phone 379 4250
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Lifealot better on the buses
Fine family: Travlon Coachlines brother and sister team, Alex and Claire
Bruce, run a fleet of charter buses and coaches.
Former wool exporter, Alex
Bruce, jokes about his
change of career, saying it
was midlife-crisis time, but
instead of the little red
sports car, he bought a fleet
The truth is more tender.
Alex's job marketing merino
required regular travel away
and he wanted to find a role
that let him have more time
with his family in Lincoln.
The commitment to
family is also reflected in
his choice of business
partner. Alex's sister,
Claire, joined him in buying
He says it's great
spending time with Claire
and working together on
the business is a brilliant experience.
Alex believes buying the coachline business
was a really good move, but admits they have
had their fair share of challenges to cope with.
When they first bought the company, it
was heavily contracted to Ministry of Education
for school bus routes, but that changed
Luckily, Alex and Claire had already started
thinking about the potential dangers of having
all of their eggs in one basket.
''We had already been looking at ways to
spread the load and we had to change the way
we did business very quickly.''
Prospects improved with some new tourism
contracts and then the earthquakes started.
Alex is an optimistic pragmatist and says,
''you just have to stick with it and look for
Earlier this year, Alex and Claire ventured
further into the tourism market, buying Eighth
Business is picking up again this year and
Travlon is once again enjoying a busy time with
ski and sports trips.
''This year is great. People are on the move
again and we've enjoyed helping with
community events like Cholmondeley's
fundraising tour of Sir Miles Warren's garden,''
Ideally suited for corporate events, school
trips, garden tours, weddings, and Probus group
charters, Travlon has buses and luxury coaches,
with seating capacity from 14 to 54 seats.
The pair employ more than 30 people,
chosen for their experience, helpfulness and
To talk with Alex or Claire about your
group's transport needs, call Travlon Coachlines
on 03 325 2959.
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