Northern News : April 25th 2012
8 NORTHERN NEWS, APRIL 25, 2012 NEWS Three happy residents. Dick (71) and Edith (60) Van der Scheer have lived in a villa at Vision Bay of Islands with Inca (9) since November 2008. Nice to meet you all Inca is part of the family, even coming on holiday with us -- our children joke she has been to more places than them. Background We came out from Holland in 1980 with our three kids. The plan was to buy a motel, but we bought an orchard instead -- it was a great place to raise a family. We've also owned a shop and Dick has worked in the local retirement village and the hospice (which he helped establish). Then ten years ago, he was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease. Recent achievements Dick is widely known for his volunteer work, which continues regardless of his own challenges. He has been recognised with The Citizens Award from The Far North District Council for his ser vices to the Hospice and the Ron Greenwood Community Spirit Award from Parkinson's New Zealand. Interests Most days Dick takes Inca to the Hospice -- the residents really enjoy the visits. I help out in the SPCA shop. We also see a lot of our grandchildren and love to travel. Why here? We had our eye on Vision Bay of Islands from the start. We love our villa. It's so sunny and warm with a lovely garden which is fully maintained for us. The village is well managed and the other residents are so nice. Of course, a major reason for us was being able to bring Inca. Advice to others Don't wait too long or think you're too young. You can do the same things here you do now. NEW PLANS AVAILABLE NOW MEMBER 30 Oakridge Drive (off Cannon Drive), Kerikeri Craig White, Manager 09 407 8549 | 0800 221 800 | www.visionseniorliving.co.nz BIG/VSL417/BOI2 It's the people that make a Vision village. 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FPF0081 Keri Dental Care 65 practices nationwide | Ph: 407 3538 | lumino.co.nz Keri Dental Care 95 Kerikeri Road (opp Police Station) BAY OF ISLANDS Parts & Accessories Repairs & Servicing Warrant of Fitness Batteries & Tools Car Audio SERVICE PARTS 09 407 6984 09 407 6288 www.autoone.co.nz Hospice shop on Broadway Permanent shop: Volunteers at the new Hospice Mid- Northland fundraising shop in Kaikohe. After a successful eight- week trial at the old Paper Plus shop, a new permanent Hospice Mid- Northland fundraising shop has opened in Kai- kohe. Located at 81 Broad- way in a half share of Hammer Hardware, the shop provides quality household items, furni- ture, clothing, shoes and children s bits and pieces. Funds raised from the sale of items go towards nursing care and medical equipment. Fundraising and awareness manager Amanda Breton says the community has stepped up to help. Many volunteers have come forward with wide- ranging skills and know- ledge and a willingness to put their shoulder to the wheel, she says. We greatly appreciate the community support- ing us with good quality donations. To contact the shop call Charlotte on 021 1418 754. In conjunction with the fundraising shop, weekly clinical meetings are now being held at the Northland Health Clinic Building, 29 Rankin St, Kaikohe. For further informa- tion contact Jenny Cole- man on 09 407 7799. Hospice Mid-North- land offers a free service to those with a life- threatening illness and is partly funded by the Government, with the remainder sourced from donations and fund- raising. For further information email to admin@ hospicemn.org.nz. Community awards TrustPower Far North Community Awards are up for grabs. The awards, run in conjunction with the Far North District Council, are open to voluntary groups and organisations working to make the Far North a better place to live. Anyone can enter a group or organisation -- voluntary groups can enter themselves. Entry forms for the TrustPower Commun- ity Awards are avail- able from council offices or service centres or can be downloaded from trust power.co.nz/commun- ityawards. Entry forms from Suzi Luff on 0800 87 11 11. The awards cover five categories; heri- tage and environment, health and wellbeing, arts and culture, sport and leisure, and edu- cational and child/ youth development. Category winners receive $500 and the supreme winner will take home $1500 and attend the 2012 com- munity awards being held in the Far North in March 2013. Puff and Pull Carnival The Puff and Pull Carni- val is a day for the whole family to enjoy. It helps support the Bay of Islands Vintage Railway. It takes place on May 20 at Kawakawa. Activities include school and adult teams vying for trophies by pulling the vintage steam engine Gabriel the length of the main street. Johnson Park activi- ties include school dance and music performances, bouncy castle, stalls and refreshments. Email principal@karetu. schoolzone.net.nz for more information.
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