Northern News : October 19th 2011
14 NORTHERN NEWS, OCTOBER 19, 2011 NEWS ENROL NOW AND VOTE FASTER. w and you will receive your EasyVote card which makes voting so much easier and faster on Day. Easy! an enrolment form: Enrol now Election Togeta Visit our website elections.org.nz Freetext your name and address to 3676 Freephone 0800 36 76 56 Visit any PostShop ENROL NOW VOTE EasyVote EEC0086 T WIN To enter please go to the back page of our online edition at www.northernnews.co.nz - click on "latest edition" to view our online edition Three copies of "Stars Of The All Blacks" poster books signed by All Blacks Jimmy Cowan, Tom Donnelly and Adam Thomson And... Three copies of "Ali's Utterly Unreliable Guide To The 2011 World Cup" - signed by All Black Ali Williams. Plus... signed by the 2010 squad The lucky draw takes place on Monday 24th October so make sure your entries are in by then. The winner will be contacted by phone. Courtesy of Sir Peter Charles Leitch KNZM, QSM A Signed All Blacks Jersey The courage to speak out Brave: Speaking up about mental health, from left, Shona, Margaret and Allan. It takes courage to talk about your difficulties with mental health problems. But that didn't deter three people from sharing their ex- periences at a breakfast put on by Kaikohe's Northpoint Trust last week. Shona talked about how she had mixed with the wrong crowd and got into mischief, drugs and excessive alcohol. Life at home was a struggle and it wasn't a very comfort- able place. She found Northpoint Trust and started going there and meeting new, positive people, and she loved doing art. She found the trust a safe place'' to be in. Margaret said doing work in the community kept her mind occupied. She keeps the Kaikohe Electorate offices neat and tidy, doing 13 hours work a week. She says the trust has given her something that makes her want to get out of bed. Allan spent many years as a youngster in and out of hospitals because of illicit drugs and excessive amounts of alcohol. He had felt life was worthless and was head- ing for a major break- down. It was lucky that he had caring whanau. Now, as a member of the Northpoint Trust, his life has started to be more positive and he is enjoying communicating with people again. All three said North- point Trust had shown them ways of overcoming their illnesses and how they could contribute to the community. The breakfast was attended by trustees, councillors Tracy Dalton and Sally Macauley, Laurie Byers, Elodie Vujich, other business people and kaumatua. Trust chief executive Sharon Aird said her aim is to get the community involved with what the trust wants to achieve -- working alongside in- dividuals, family, wha- nau and communities to overcome barriers.
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