Northern News : January 11th 2012
10 NORTHERN NEWS, JANUARY 11, 2012 NEWS 100% NZ OWNED & OPERATED KERIKERI CLINIC: Kerikeri Medical Rooms, Homestead Rd. Phone: 0800 50 50 58 • Professional hearing assessments and advice • Onsite hearing aid repairs including tubing, wax lter and domes • Latest hearing aid technology • Obligation-free hearing aid trial • ACC, War Pensions, Accessable, WINZ approved • NZAS quali ed audiologists • Hearing aid batteries and loyalty programme Call us today! Visit our website: www.hearingcare.co.nz 0800 50 50 58 Enjoy life with better hearing 131 Lower Dent Street, Whangarei Are your periods restricting your life or leaving you feeling washed out? Did you know that there are options for treatment other than pills or a hysterectomy? There are treatments available that either require no anaesthetic or only a minor hospital procedure that usually dramatically improve periods without the risks and complications of major surgery. Riverside Women's Healthcare is a fulltime private gynaecology clinic run by women for women with these types of problems. Dr. Rachel Moss is a specialist gynaecologist who can discuss with you whether these options would be suitable for you so you can then decide if you want to get your life back. Ring 09 438 2188 for an appointment or talk to Maureen, our practice nurse, for more information on what is available and the costs involved. A GP referral is preferred but not essential. Heavy Periods? Look for 'Riverside Women's Healthcare' in www.healthpoint.co.nz 3591008AI All roads head to Russell celebrations Welcome: From left: Joan Hakaraia, Airini Kingi and Lydia Wells of Pompallier Mission -- part of the welcome party at Pompallier Mission. People who find them- selves in Russell on January 28 are invited to an Anniversary Week- end party with a differ- ence. The (un)official Auck- land (Really Russell) Anniversary Weekend Nice-Regal Garden Party -- set in the beautiful heritage gardens of Pompallier Mission -- will take place once again this year from 4pm and 6.30pm on January 28.NZ Historic Places Trust Russell property manager Kate Martin says this year s cele- bration will feature some unusual guests. A number of local people dressed up in cos- tume earlier this year for rugby tourists to the Bay of Islands, reflecting the diverse range of people who inhabited Koro- rareka-Russell when Anniversary Weekend was first instituted in 1840, Kate says. They re going to be at our anniversary party too -- so we ll have a good smattering of mission- aries, sailors, whalers, townsfolk and the occasional lady of the night. It s going to be great fun. Kate has long advo- cated for the strong Bay of Islands connection to the Auckland Anniver- sary holiday to be more widely recognised and acknowledged. Auckland Anniver- saryisabitofamis- nomer. The holiday actually commemorates William Hobson s 1840 landing at Kororareka-Russell to declare himself New Zealand s first governor -- a week before Treaty- making across the Bay at Waitangi, Kate says. Technically that makes the Bay of Islands, and in particu- lar Kororareka-Russell, the centre of attention for this holiday, and not Auckland as the title suggests. Commemoration of that event takes place every year in Pompallier Mission s award-winning colonial garden, and is attended by locals and many Aucklanders who find themselves in the Bay of Islands over Anni- versary Weekend. We invite everyone to bring a picnic and enjoy home-grown entertain- ment provided by Rus- sell s many talented local musicians and dancers, as well as our local players who ll be re- interpreting part of Kororareka s heritage in character, Kate says. Visitors are welcome to dress up too, with guests in previous years sporting blazers, boaters and parasols supple- mented by enormous hats, pirate outfits and even the odd baller in a costume. Entry will be the standard Pompallier Mission admission fee -- $10 per adult with chil- dren and members of the New Zealand Historic Places Trust free -- though people are wel- come to give an additional donation to help cover costs if they wish. To find out more, visit Pompallier Mission, the Strand, Russell, Bay of Islands, which is open every day except Christmas Day, 10am to 5pm. Ph (09) 403-9015 or email pompallieradmin@ historic.org.nz. Tell someone about your trip Going tramping or camp- ing this summer? Tell someone your plans via Outdoors Intentions and it may save your life. New Zealand s out- doors is a great place to be and for the vast majority it s an enjoyable and safe experience. However, many unfortu- nate incidents occur and often they involve people who underestimated the planning, preparation and skills required for the outdoors activity they undertook. In a joint initiative aimed at reducing the number of search and rescue incidents, leading outdoor safety organis- ations are urging both visitors to New Zealand and residents to get fam- iliar with New Zealand s outdoor safety code and complete the Outdoors Intentions process. Rule number two of the outdoor safety code is tell someone . At its most basic level, that means if you are going tramping or hunting or engaging in other land- based outdoors activity, you should tell someone who is not on your trip of your plans. You should also give them a date and time at which they should raise the alarm if you haven t returned safely. One of the core principles of going into the outdoors is that safety is your respons- ibility, Mountain Safety Council CEO Darryl Car- penter says. The mechanisms by which you can now tell someone have been increased and improved to include: An online form which users complete and send to a friend or family member A form which can be downloaded and printed or completed electron- ically Links to approved external online providers Spending a few min- utes completing a form (whether you choose to do it online or not) can vastly improve your chances of being found and rescued quickly, NZ Search and Rescue s sec- retariat manager Dun- can Ferner says. To find out more about AdventureSmart and Outdoors Intentions and how you can plan and prepare for your outdoors activity, visit www.adventuresmart. org.nz.
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