Small Talk 19 March 09

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  • Long-time local accountant/developer Phil Hensman has been spotted in leathers riding his new Harley-Davidson motorcycle.
  • Visiting Branches Station with his charitable foundation last Thursday was Mr Warehouse, Stephen Tindall.
  • There’s an interesting note attached to a shop in Glenda Drive’s Shotover Ridge: “Sorry the butcher shop is closed. To our loyal customers, thank you and sorry we have closed. To our annual customers, sorry, once is not enough! And to the butchers who ripped me off – SHAME!”
  • Another quote from the back of a Wicked sleepervan: “Be safety conscious – 80 per cent of people are caused by accidents.”
  • No fewer than eight management staff at the local Crowne Plaza hotel – including their soon-to-be-40 boss Brett Wilson – have been on boot camp for the past few weeks. “Most of us, apart from a couple of broken ones, are soldiering through every day,” reports front office manager Rebecca Thorn, who adds: “The management team that plays together stays together.”