Northern News : October 12th 2011
2 NORTHERN NEWS, OCTOBER 12, 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 until 16 December. IT TAKES ONLY ONE VISIT. If you have been vaccinated for Meningococcal B, you still need to be vaccinated for Meningococcal C as they are different. 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 Crucial gas station gone Icon: Waitiki Landing general store, petrol station and workshop have gone up in flames. The last gas before the long haul to Cape Reinga is no more. A huge fire gutted the Waitiki Landing general store, petrol station and workshop about 2.30am on Sunday morning. Waitiki Landing Hol- iday Park operations director Carl Pascoe, said the facility had been suffering electrical sur- ges during Saturday and technicians from the power board attended during the night. The fire is thought to have broken out later in a switchboard. Pukenui Rural Fire and Kaitaia Voluntary Fire brigades attended the scene, but despatch- ing from more than 50kms away meant the buildings were doomed. Mr Pascoe says it was a huge blow to the com- munity which was already struggling econ- omically and to tourism. We ve already had four tourist vans pull in with empty tanks, he says. It s going to get worse when the Pukenui petrol station closes next month. Locals will have to travel to Awanui to fill up. By the time they ve done that and got back, they ll be empty again. Mr Pascoe says he and the owners were working hard to find a solution. LETTERS The Northern News welcomes letters to the editor. Write to The Editor, Mail60 Broadway, Kaikohe Emailnorthern.editor @snl.co.nz Police support Nice write up in your September 28 issue about our new Snr Sgt in Kaikohe. Here is hoping hecandoallthatheis planning while he is here, but, no one can do all that alone, we need to assist him in this. Our street decided to upgrade our neighbourhood support. We made a list of names and phone numbers of those in ourneighbouring street. Last week one neighbour saw something suspicious outside our home and phoned us. My husband found a couple of young men breaking into one of our vehicles -- they ran away but hubby followed them. I started calling other neighbours and another neighbour took off after them as well. I rang 111 and gave as much of a description as I was able and a police car was sent out to look for either the thieves or our two men chasing them. We never caught them, but we did give them the message that hey, our street is watching out for them . In hindsight I should have rung 111 first but, for a while there, I felt a bit foolish ringing 111 for a car burglary. Police communications soon made me realise that I had done the correct thing. This is called neighbourhood support folks and the reason I am telling you how we did it is because we all are guilty of thinking about doing something and not quite getting around to it orhowtodoit. Neighbourhood stickers are available at local police stations or if not then they will find some for you. We all need to do this in our towns, because the cops can t do it all on their own but as a team we may make a difference and right now these thieves must be stopped. It is called people power and it is just a case of picking up your phone or calling in to talk it over with your neighbours. Neighbour Hood Support Kaikohe Pink Army The Kaikohe Pink Army Needs You! I am a survivor of breast cancer, one of the fortunate ones. I remember all the brilliant women friends I lost to breast cancer. They had children, partners, parents, siblings and friends who willed them to survive because they needed them in their lives. My survival is down to sheer luck and as a cancer survivor I never take life for granted and I want to continue supporting women who face this illness. Pink Ribbon Day is October 14 and I need to hear from you if you are willing to be at various designated sites around Kaikohe in pairs for an hour or two on that Friday. Dressed in pink and highly visible in your wish to encourage women to be breast aware and, if they are over 40, to go for regular screening as we know that a woman s best chance of survival is finding it early and treating it promptly. Please phone Ali (09) 405-3189) to volunteer in Kaikohe any time between 9am and 6pm Friday and we will hold a meeting and have a dress rehearsal before the day. On Friday I will be celebrating the fact that exactly half my life has been pre breast cancer and the other half post cancer. Everyone with breast cancer fights hard to beat this disease. Ali Morrison Jack Cox Plate winner is drawn The winner of our Tatt s Cox Plate Competition is Jeremy Freeman from Onehunga. We had 5011 entries across the Sub- urban Newspapers group with an excel- lent representation from all areas, with a particularly high number of entries from the Far North -- but Lady Luck had different ideas. Our congratulations to Jeremy and commiserations to those of you who entered through the Northern News. Support the breast cancer appeal Breast cancer is the most common cancer among New Zealand women with more than 2700 new cases expected this year and about 20 men will be diagnosed. That s about seven a day. Breast cancer in men accounts for one percent of cases of breast cancer and about 0.2 percent of all malignancies in men. Many people are unaware that men can develop breast cancer, and neither men nor their physicians regu- larly examine men s breasts. The New Zea- land Breast Cancer Foundation s Annual Street Appeal is on Friday, October 14. Vol- unteers will be out in force appeal day. Visit www.nzbcf.org.nz for more information.
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