Northern News : August 10th 2011
10 NORTHERN NEWS, AUGUST 10, 2011 NEWS 1011469 CUSTOM ALUMINIUM WINDOW LINERS, DOOR JAMBS, ARCHITRAVES & SKIRTING DESIGNER KITCHENS FINISHED WITH ROXX STONE BENCHTOPS EXCEPTIONAL QUALITY THE HUMMER PLAN FROM ONLY $292,000 FLOOR AREA: 254.2 sqM HUMMER If you were in the care of the State before 1992 and have concerns about your experiences .... You now have the chance to be heard, in confidence, by a panel of qualified people who will be visiting your area. Talking with the Panel will provide an opportun for you to share your concerns. The Panel will listen and where needed a tailored package of assistance can be offered. State care includes children's homes, foster care the special education sector, health camps and other residential health facilities. For more information call our freephone: 0800 356 567 visit www.listening.govt.nz or write to us at PO Box 5939 Lambton Quay, Wellington 6145. e, Some memories never fade. CONFIDENTIAL LISTENING & ASSISTANCE SERVICE An independent agency supported by the Department of Internal Affairs AFF10247 nity REGISTRATIONS CLOSING SOON - ACT NOW. More award winners Spirit: Community Spirit award winner Jadin Lesley (Taipa Area School). Health and wellbeing: Robyn Reeves, left, and Aveena Larkins of St Saviours Church's Feed My Lambs programme accepted the Health and Wellbeing award on behalf of the Kaitaia church. Arts and culture: Kelly van Gaalen accepted the Arts and Culture award on behalf of the Kaikohe Community Arts Council. She is pictured with Far North mayor Wayne Brown and TrustPower community relations manager Graeme Purches. More winners from the TrustPower Far North Com- munity Awards which were held at the Kawakawa Vin- tage Railway Trust workshop on August 1. Zero limit and zero guesswork Are you under 20? Then don't drink and drive because a zero alcohol limit for under 20s came into force on Sunday. New Zealand Transport Associ- ation chief executive Geoff Danger- field says the zero alcohol limit removes any uncertainty on the issue of drink-driving. A zero alcohol limit for teens removes any guesswork. If you're under 20, you can't consume any alcohol before driving -- end of story.'' Mr Dangerfield says young drivers are over-represented in crashes and the zero alcohol limit, together with changes to New Zealand's driver licensing regime, would address the key factors which put them at increased risk. Too many of our young people are dying or being badly injured in crashes. Road crashes are the single biggest killer of New Zealand teens, and we have the highest road death rate in the OECD for 15 to 17-year- olds. That's a situation no one should accept -- bringing in a zero alcohol limit for drivers under 20, toughening up licence tests and raising the minimum driving age to 16 will help to improve the poor safety record of young drivers in New Zealand.'' The minimum age for obtaining a learner driver licence increased from 15 to 16 years from August 1. Mr Dangerfield says the NZTA is working on changes to toughen up the restricted licence driving test in order to encourage 120 hours of supervised driving in the learner licence stage, with the new tests likely to be implemented in Febru- ary 2012. Earlier this year the NZTA launched the website www.safeteendriver.co.nz, providing free advice and tools for parents of teen drivers.
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