Northern News : April 20th 2011
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Early morning start for rebuilt marae It lay dormant for 30 years but a whare tupuna in Te Ahuahu is coming back to life on Saturday. The hapu of Te Uri Taniwha, Ngati Koro- hue, Te Popoto, Te Whanau Whero and Ngati Hineira will reopen Rawhitiroa Marae at 5am -- 1.2km past Parawhenua Marae heading towards Okaihau on the right hand side of the road. The Rawhitiroa Marae committee has been fundraising since 2001 to rebuild the marae complex. It also won funding from the lotteries and ASB trusts for the project. Te Runa- nga a Iwi o Ngapuhi, Te Puni Kokiri, Rangihamama Omapere Trust and Pub Charity have also con- tributed over the past seven years to the plan- ning process. The redevelopment includes a new ablution block, the building of a dining hall the reno- vation and extension of the meeting house and the management of stormwater. To get ready for the opening, whanau with family links to Rawhitiroa and sur- rounding Taiamai marae attended weekly sessions to build rel- ationships and learn waiata, haka and ances- tral stories. Residents angry after stolen van found destroyed Gutted: With the burned-out van are, from left: Colin Wellington, diversional therapist Jean Gutterson, Clara Penney, Emma Te Haara (sitting) and manager Raewyn Cassidy. Elderly people relied on it to get to doctor and hospital appointments as well as social outings at the RSA. Now the Kaikohe Care Centre van is a burned- out wreck destined for the scrapyard. The seven-seater van was stolen from the cen- tre on the evening of April 8 and found burned-out at a swim- ming hole at Te Iringa, south-west of Kaikohe. Centre manager Rae- wyn Cassidy says the rest home s residents were furious when they found out the van had been torched. What kind of stinking person would do a thing like that, they said. Losing the van means the centre will have to put into service a van normally used by chil- dren with disabilities during the school holidays. It s interfered with the activities we ve got coming up. It s just a hassle really. Raewyn is speaking to the care centre s owners about replacing the van but is keen to hear from anyone who knows who stole and burned it. People can email her at kaikohecare@xtra. co.nz or call her on 401- 0260. It will all be confiden- tial. Big drive to help family Project Declan: Declan Cooper with his mum Helen Cooper and Waipapa Lions Club member Keith Andrews. By RICHARD EDMONDSON ' This is a very worthwhile cause that will enable Declan to have full mobility. ' Keith Andrews Waipapa Lions It s the biggest fundraising campaign the Waipapa and Dis- tricts Lions Club has mounted. But people who know disabled eight-year-old Declan Cooper would probably agree that the club couldn t have picked a more deserving cause to support. Members are helping Declan s family raise $45,000 to buy a specially-adapted car so he can take a motorised wheelchair he uses at Oromahoe School home each day. Declan s mum Helen Cooper says having the use of the wheelchair at school has made getting around a lot easier for Declan who has cerebral palsy and hydrocephalus (excess fluid on the brain). It s allowed him to keep up with other chil- dren and pretty much go where they go. Being able to take the wheelchair home will give Declan more inde- pendence and make fam- ily outings easier because he has limited use of his legs and left side. We tend not to go very far at the moment because of all the lifting involved. She is grateful to Waipapa Lions for help- ing her raise money to buy a second-hand Toyota Estima which has a floor that can be lowered allowing easy wheelchair access without the need for a hoist. The $45,000 required to buy one of these vehicles is a lot of money. Their help and sup- port has been great. Waipapa Lions spokes- man Keith Andrews says the club is pleased to be able to help the Coopers buyacarto replace their stationwagon which lacks room for the wheelchair. The club will hold a trash to fashion show at Kerikeri Primary School on June 18, and apply to the Lions Trust for a grant and help Helen make funding applications to other groups. The Cerebral Palsy Society requires you to try Lotto and the Health Ministry first. He asks the public to enter or attend the fashion show or donate money to the Declan Cooper Appeal at any ASB Bank branch in the Far North. Cheques can also be posted to Waipapa Lions Charitable Trust at PO Box 96, Waipapa. Go to www. northernnews. co.nz to watch our video story.
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