Joel Hewitson at his display home at North Shore. Picture: Evan MorganCUTTING edge “smart homes”, a tapas bar and a CrossFit facility are just some of the things bringing people through the North Shore Display Village.More than 10,000 people have come through the Stocklands display village since it opened to the public on March 17.The North Shore Display Village, which is the largest display village in North Queensland, lets prospective buyers get up close and personal with what the North Shore community has to offer according to North Shore project director Andrew Astorqui. “It is really hands on,” Mr Astorqui said.People can walk through 16 homes designed and built by builders from Townsville.“You can touch them, feel them and you can see yourself living in them,” he said.“Sometimes you cannot get that just from a picture or looking at a plan.”He described the homes as very different and varying in style in order to appeal to lots of different types of families.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020“A lot of people come through and they really get very different ideas from different homes,” Mr Astorqui said.Although the majority of visitors were from Townsville, he said that many people had come from Charters Towers, Ingham and Ayr to have a look at the display village.Some of the modern additions include a smart solar-powered battery that anticipates electricity future demand based on the weather forecasts.“It is like an intelligent battery,” he said.Joel Hewitson from Hewitson Homes had more than 2000 people through his display home in the first weekend alone. “I reside in North Shore myself, so I obviously have faith in the community here,” Mr Hewitson said.As well as the display homes, visitors have gotten a closer look at the community infrastructure, which includes cafes, restaurants, a giant air trampoline and activities such as CrossFit classes. The North Shore Display Village is open seven days a week from 10am to 5pm at Barramundi Circuit, North Shore.
In a statement issued on Saturday, Globacom stated that that the new set of five winners brought to 17 the number of Glo subscribers who have so far gone on the all-expense-paid trip to Russia out of the 22 lucky winners who will eventually benefit from the promo.According to Globacom, â€œ12 subscribers have returned from Russia after visits to different monuments, tourist attractions and historical sites where they were treated to delightful experiences in Russiaâ€.The company congratulated the winners for emerging in the promo, and also commended them for being loyal to the network over the years. Globacom advised them to represent Nigeria and the Glo brand well in the east European nation.It said that the last set of five winners would be unveiled the following week after the last draw.The winners on their part commended Globacom for introducing the promo. One of the winners, Oluseyi Adetokunbo, an Analyst in a Microfinance Bank said, â€œI was excited when I received the call, but my colleagues said it was a scam. Now I can confirm to them that it is realâ€.Another winner, Aseruoma Glory Aworiwo, declared, â€œI did not believe when I got a call from Glo to inform me that I won. It was until I got to the Glo outlet on Warri-Sapele Road that I realized it was true. Nigerians should keep on using Glo; you donâ€™t know, it might be your turn next timeâ€. Similarly, Ajayi Odunayo Felix, a fish farmer, thanked Globacom for the wonderful opportunity to travel outside the country. â€œI am so excited as this will be the first time I have traveled outside West Africaâ€.At the ceremony, a reception was also held for the first and second batches of winners who recently returned from Russia. One of the Batch 1 winners, Joseph Oladunjoye, said he had great fun in Russia. â€œGlobacom treated us like kings. It was a wow experience, the food was wow; the hotel accommodation was wow; the treatment was wow. Thanks Gloâ€, he enthused.To participate in the promo, Globacom said that subscribers need to use N3,000 on Voice calls or a minimum of N5,000 on Voice and Data. It explained that incremental usage of N500 over N3000 for Voice or N5,000 for Voice and Data attracts an extra entry to the draw, adding that the more the airtime used by subscribers, the higher the chances of winning.Interested customers can participate in the promo by sending GO to 240 on the Glo network.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram A farmer, an analyst and three other lucky subscribers have emerged as the third set of winners of the customer-reward promo, Go Russia, organised by telecommunications company, Globacom.The five winners departed the country for Russia in the evening after a send-off ceremony held at the company’s headquarters, Mike Adenuga Towers, Victoria Island, Lagos.The lucky winners include Aseruoma Glory Aworiwo from Delta State, Ajayi Odunayo Felix from Oyo State, Ojokojo Ernest Paul from Delta State, Izuchukwu Kizito Alih from Enugu State and Oladele Oluseyi Adetokunbo from Osun State.