Northern News : December 15th 2010
8 NORTHERN NEWS, DECEMBER 15, 2010 NEWS For safety tips and info go to www.maritimenz.govt.nz or 0508 22 55 22 Look after your family, look after yourself MISSIONHALL MAR832 (Opposite The Warehouse) Phone 09 407 7617 We wish all our customers a Merry Xmas Pre-orders for Xmas taken up till 20th Dec CLOSED -- Xmas Day open Boxing Day OPEN Mon-Fri 8am-6pm, Sat & Sun 9am-4pm Sweet Strawberries 3 Chips for $6 Large Tele Cucumbers 2for$3 Local Iceberg Lettuce/ Local Broccoli 2for$3 2787991BA 2956031AA 3152016AC "Exciting Giftware. Deals on all Beds & Furniture" LOOKING FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT? Come & Enjoy The Spectacular Views From Kingfish Lodge! Christmas Day Lunch: New Years Eve Dinner: Call Kingfish Lodge now on 09- 405-0164 or 0800-100-546 * Be quick as places are limited! * Delicious Buffet * 15 minute Whangaroa Harbour Cruise * Pick up & return trip from Whangaroa Harbour All for just $115.00 p.p! * Delicious Buffet * Live Auckland Band * Pick up & return trip from Whangaroa Harbour All for just $115.00 p.p! In good company The gift of reading: Fairfax staff, from back left: Senior research analyst Louise Worthington, group sales and marketing manager Sandra King and communication and marketing manager Leanne Frisbie, with Starship Foundation chief executive Andrew Young and patient Valentina Saavedra-Cendana, 3, at the Starship Christmas party. Photo: JASON OXENHAM By RHIANNON HORRELL Festive songs and laugh- ter proved to be a high- light of the Starship Foundation s Christmas party this month -- which saw dozens of free books handed out as part of the Fairfax First Books scheme. The effort is part of an initiative where more than 1200 books are dis- tributed to Kidz First, the Starship Foundation, Auckland City Mission and Ronald McDonald House in Grafton to lift the spirits of children who may be sick or in need. Claire Cendana was at the party with her daughter Valentina Saavedra-Cendana, 3, who was enjoying the music and food. She s got chronic eczema. We ve always been in and out of hospital, Mrs Cendana says. Starship s patients were among those to receive books from the Kapai series, which fea- ture the adventures of Kapai the Kiwi and focuses on New Zealand culture, famous loca- tions, sport and rec- reation. The books are also pro- vided to children in decile one and two kindergartens around New Zealand to improve literacy. Fairfax Media group manager of sales and marketing Sandra King says it s wonderful to be able to brighten Christmas for those who will spend the festive season in hospital. Books are fabulous gifts offering both enter- tainment and education for children, while improving the vital core skill of reading. The Kapai series of books has brought joy to thousands of children around New Zealand and we are thrilled to be able to give this experience to even more children at Christmas through key organisations that do a wonderful job with chil- dren. Starship Foundation chief executive Andrew Young agrees and says the books are a real treat for patients. We are truly grateful to Fairfax for providing such generous support, especially around Christmas which can be a hard time for families in hospital. The annual Starship party is hosted for its young patients and their families by the Starship Foundation and its partners Barfoot & Thompson, Mercury Energy, Air New Zea- land, Sky Television, EB Games, Westaff and a number of celebrities.
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