Northern News : November 28th 2012
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A three-month-long investigation run by the Organised Finan- cial Crime Agency of New Zealand saw search warrants exe- cuted in Auckland, Whangarei, Herekino and Pukepoto. Police teams found $154,000 cash and $300,000 worth of methampheta- mine. Ten people have been arrested and charged, all of whom have ap- peared in various dis- trict courts between Kaitaia and Manukau. Yates is Maori, of solid build, and is about 1.83 metres tall. He i has contacts in Kaitaia, Whangarei, Taupo, and Wellington. Yates should not be approached. Any information about him should go to Detective Sergeant John Sowter on 027 494 3697 or Detec- tive Nick Mayer on 027 555 0663. Riders for mental health Out of the Blue: Charity riders Aidee Walker, right, and Tamzin Hawkins reach the end of the 2500km ride. By SUE JONES WHERE TO GET HELP If you or anyone you know is in danger of harming themselves phone or contact Northland District Health Board Mental Health Services: Whangarei: 430 4101, adults, ext 3501; children and youths, ext 8320 Mid North: 0800 222 449 ext 5871 Far North: 09 408 8658 ext 4720 Dargaville: 439 7149 ext: 6701 After hours: 0800 223 371 Or talk with your GP. Other services: depression.org.nz phone 0800 111 757 thelowdown.co.nz free text 5626 Youthline 0800 376 633 or free text 234 Lifeline 0800 543 354 spinz.org.nz skylight.org.nz The fact that New Zealand has a high rate of suicide and depression means that it's my problem, as much as it's yours and Joe's next door. -- Aidee Walker Actress Aidee Walker has used pedal power to create greater awareness about suicide and depression in New Zea- land. Ride out of the Blue 2012, was a fundraising cycling challenge that took riders 2500km from Bluff to Cape Reinga. Aidee s participation was fuelled by her com- passion for those with mental illness. She has experienced anxiety herself and says awareness was her main aim as she rode the length of New Zea- land with nine other core riders in 21 days. They stopped in 42 towns across the country raising awareness about suicide prevention. See- ing the country on a bicy- cle was an awesome experience and with only one minor spill at 50kmh she sings high praises of Northland. Northland felt very real, very different from anywhere else we went, we felt it from Dargaville onwards, and being able to address students in Kaitaia High School was important to us. New Zealand s record of dealing with mental health issues has been seen as wanting and Ride out of the Blue is trying to bring the sub- ject out in the open. Not talking about it isn t working Aidee says. And although she says she is now damn fit that wasn t the aim. The 31-year-old, best known as Outrageous Fortune villain Draska, says: We are all inextri- cably linked so the fact that New Zealand has a high rate of suicide and depression means that it s my problem, as much as it s yours and Joe s next door. The ride has served as a great opportunity for all of us involved to really see what capacity we have as humans, to push the boundaries and realise how much we can actually achieve, Aidee says. All proceeds from Ride Out of the Blue 2012 go to the Mental Health Foundation. PREVENTING SUICIDE Northland District Health Board has appointed a suicide prevention co-ordinator for a 12-month period. One month into her new appointment Tania Papalii is working with the community and providers to develop a comprehensive, integrated and evidence based plan to build resiliency and reduce the suicide rate in Northland. During her first six months, Tania will focus on building new relationships while strengthening existing ones with both government and community organisations. She will look at what services and information are currently available to whanau and develop pathways to access these. A Northland Intersectional Agency group has been established to provide leadership and develop an integrated response. Partner agencies include Northland DHB, Child Youth and Family, Ngati Wai, Ngati Hine and Group Special Education Service. General adult mental health and addiction services comprise eight speciality services and a sub acute unit, based in Kaikohe and staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week for patients who would benefit from extra clinical support in a home environment. Whangarei has an in- patient facility for closer monitoring and clinical support. The Mid North has 35 employed staff. Doctors' clinics are held at Northpoint Trust, Ngati Hine Trust and Russell Medical Centre. Clinics are also held at Kaikohe, Kerikeri and the Community Bay of Islands Hospital. The teams consist of registered nurses, occupational therapists and clinical psychologists, two doctors, community support workers, registered social workers and counsellors.
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