Northern News : September 28th 2011
2 NORTHERN NEWS, SEPTEMBER 28, 2011 NEWS Editor Malcolm McMillan Ph 09 405 2743 email: northern editor@snl co nz Northern Regional Manager Lynne Popham Ph 09 405 2744 Kaikohe Ph 09 407 0361 Kerikeri email: firstname.lastname@example.org Advertising Alan Puru Ph 09 405 2749 email: alan puru@snl co nz Classifieds Free ph 0800 022 812 Free fax 0800 022 815 email: email@example.com or 09 405 2040 email: northern accounts@snl co nz 12,214 Audited Circulation (ABC December 10) Up to 12,300 Copies Delivered (each Wednesday) to Kaikohe, Okaihau, Ohaeawai, Moerewa, South and North Hokianga and Kaitaia. Rural areas include: Awanui RD 1. Kaikohe RD 1, 2, 3. Kaitaia RD 1, 2, 3(part), 4. Kawakawa RD 1, 2, 3. Kohukohu RD 1. Broadwood RD 2. Kohukohu RD 2. Okaihau RD 1, 2. Russell RD. Kaikohe Office: 60 Broadway, Kaikohe. P.O. Box 1, Kaikohe. Ph 09 405 2040 Fax 09 401 2129 Kerikeri Office: 93 Kerikeri Rd, Kerikeri. P.O. Box 392, Kerikeri. Ph 09 407 0050 Fax 09 407 0369 www.northernnews.co.nz Creating a Healthier NORTHLAND Kia Hangahia He Hauora Mo Te Tai Tokerau MENINGOCOCCAL C Immunisation Programme Northland children and youth are being offered free immunisation to help protect them from Meningococcal C Disease. IT TAKES ONLY ONE VISIT. Talk to your doctor or school nurse about the benefits and possible risks. If you have any of these symptoms: • Fever • Vomiting •Arash • Headache • Drowsiness • Or a stiff neck DON'T WAIT -- SEE THE DOCTOR FOR MORE INFORMATION 0800 430 123 www.northlanddhb.org.nz MENINGOCOCCAL DISEASE IS SERIOUS If you are sick go to the doctor. If a friend is sick, take them to the doctor. • If you are not getting better go back again • Don't stay alone • Meningococcal disease can progress very quickly Tales from the old schoolyard Span of time: Karetu School's youngest pupil Ella-Rose Davis and eldest past pupil Auntie Muffy Ruwhiu cut the jubilee cake. Fourteen children regu- larly crammed into the Karetu School principal s car for the short trip to swimming lessons at the local water hole, accord- ing to tales told at the school s 125th jubilee this month. Around 300 people gathered at Karetu School on September 3 to celebrate the school s 125th jubilee, amongst them past principal Kelvin Davis MP. Ella-Rose Davis is the youngest of six generations to attend Karetu School. Four generations attended the jubilee, Ella s dad Thanz Davis, great-uncle Bill Davis and great-grand- mother Violet Davis. A jubilee book was printed for the occasion, written by Bronwyn McLean. Call the school office on (09) 404-0273 to buy a copy. Wear a bandanna to help CanTeen Show your support: Be a bandanna wearer and support CanTeen's annual fundraiser. At one time or another, we ve all experienced an awkward moment, those times when you just want to bury your head in the sand, and wish the ground would open up and swallow you whole. For many, it can be especially awkward around young people liv- ing with cancer. Quite often it s hard to know what to do or say, but there s a way to make those awkward moments into awesome ones this year, with a CanTeen bandanna. The colourful range of bandannas goes on sale this Friday for CanTeen s annual fundraiser, the Ban- danna Challenge. CanTeen Auckland patient member and designer of one of this year s bandannas, Amanda Beaton, says wearing a bandanna is a way for people to show their support for young people and their siblings living with cancer, when sometimes it s hard to know what to say. The 24-year-old was diagnosed in 2008 with Hodgkin s Lymphoma and has been through several rounds of chemo- therapy, radiation ther- apy and a stem cell transplant in the last few years. She can appreciate that people may feel awkward around young people with cancer. I understand that cancer also affects people Imeetasitcanbehard to know what to say. A bandanna is a vis- ual thing you can display that says hey I support you without any words. CanTeen s marketing and communications manager Kimberley Waters says: We hope this year s campaign will break down some of the barriers people feel when confronted with someone living with cancer and acknowledge that our members are just every day people. The range of eight bandannas, designed by CanTeen members and celebrity ambassadors including Dan Carter, Paige Hareb and Maria Tutaia can be purchased for $4 during the two weeks of the challenge, between September 23 and October 9, from Pak n Save, New World, Four Square, Farmers, BP, Repco, Burger King and Warehouse Station- ery. Volunteers from across New Zealand will also hit the pavement and malls around the country selling bandannas. They will be joined by schools from Northland to Southland throwing their support behind their peers living with cancer and taking the challenge to sell the most bandannas out of any school in the country. The bandanna is a sym- bol for CanTeen rep- resenting hope, courage and survival and came about due to the fact that young people choose to wear one as a head covering when losing their hair when undergoing chemo- therapy treatment. Kimberley says she hopes to see continued support throughout New Zealand during the Ban- danna Challenge, CanTeen s annual appeal for the year. CanTeen doesn t receive any direct gov- ernment funding so the funds raised during this campaign allow us to keep supporting young people living with cancer across the country through the various programmes, activities and support services we offer. Bandannas can also be bought online at www.canteen.org.nz or at hundreds of participating schools in New Zealand. For the first time, bandannas will also be available for purchase via CanTeen s Facebook page www.facebook.com/ CanTeenNZ A range of special bandannas, signed by celebrities such as Dan Carter, Shortland Street stars and Sara Tetro, were auctioned on TradeMe on September 23. CanTeen is also calling for volunteers to help sell bandannas during the Bandanna Challenge. To find out more phone 0800 CANTEEN or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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