Northern News : February 20th 2013
5 NORTHERN NEWS, FEBRUARY 20, 2013 NEWS 5 Kowi Lakes Drive, One Tree Point, Northland or call David Skudder on 027 295 5941 or 0508 639 496 SHOWHOME OPEN 10AM - 3PM, WEDNESDAY -- SUNDAY THINKING OF BUILDING? WE'D LOVE TO TALK TO YOU. Great gifts, homeware, furniture & toys --- SO MUCH TO SEE Easy Parking • Superb Selection • Pay Us A Visit CNR SH10 & WAIMATE NORTH ROAD, KERIKERI 3KMS NORTH OF KERIKERI ROUNDABOUT PH 09 407 3058 - OPEN 7 DAYS 9.00am - 5.30PM 5179840AA The kids are back at school! Have you got some free time? Come browse... New stock constantly Bay of Islands Hospital 100 Years Serving the Community This year marks the 100th year anniversary of the opening of the Bay of Islands Hospital in Kawakawa. The hospital is holding a celebration to commemorate the provision of health services to the Mid North area for more than one hundred years. The Bay of Islands Hospital history begins in 1911 with the formation of The Bay of Islands Charitable Trust Board which was formed with funds of £150 that had been guaranteed in subscriptions. After two years of vigorous lobbying of government and fundraising, the hospital was built and opened in January 1913. Since its opening the Hospital has had a history of providing care for a wide selection of our community including soldiers from the two world wars, sufferers of Typhoid and TB outbreaks. The Maternity Annexe was opened in 1927 and the TB ward and Military Annexe (now the Community Health Building) in 1943. We are commemorating this special occasion with the community and past staff members with an Open Day on Friday 8th March at Kawakawa Hospital. The order of the day will begin at 1pm with a blessing followed by speeches, a tour of the hospital and afternoon tea. There will be a function afterwards for existing and past staff members at the Kawakawa RSA club. If you would like to volunteer on the day, get more information or to register for the function at the Kawakawa RSA Club email email@example.com 5145007AA Estate Law Simon Dominick Lawyer & Director Having a loved one pass is hard enough without legal worries. Let Simon take away the legal stress The Meridian 93 Kerikeri Road Kerikeri 09 407 7099 www.lawnorth.co.nz 5120950AD Be Free: Tony Harrison says: ''P is still a major issue and if parents turn a blind eye, they're making a big mistake.'' Community unites against drinking The grand finale of the Be Free talent quest will set the Kerikeri Domain rocking on Sunday. Competing for two coveted titles are five entries in the dance category and six in the music division. The day kicks off at 11am, finishing at 4.30pm. Organisers are cater- ing for about 1,000 peo- ple who will be enter- tained by quality performances by local talent, including bands that didn t make the final cut but are offering to play for free. Food stalls, bouncy castles and information booths will complete the scene. Be Free and Bay of Islands P&I Show have joined forces to stage tal- ent quests, with semifi- nals at the Waimate North Show on Novem- ber 10, and the finals at the Domain this weekend. Be Free, a community organisation that pro- motes freedom from addictions, is joining the campaign calling on the government to change the country s culture of heavy drinking. Dismantling the unbridled commercial- isation of alcohol in New Zealand is the key to the changes required, Be Free chairman Tony Harrison says. Be Free works to help Far North people achieve a life free from drug and alcohol problems. It was established in 2006, in response to what was seen as a des- perate need in the Bay of Islands for community- based drug and alcohol services. Mr Harrison says things haven t changed since then and he receives calls from peo- ple at the end of their tether with shattered lives because of drugs and alcohol. As part of its campaign to steer young people into healthy lifestyles, Be Free is aiming to set up a Youth Music and Mentoring Programme. With sufficient fund- ing, the programme aims to provide free music tuition and mentoring for local youngsters and a place for them to prac- tice and play -- the inten- tion is to provide a posi- tive focus and opportunities to grow in an environment that encourages freedom from drug and alcohol abuse. Methamphetamine, other drugs and alcohol remain a problem in the Far North, Mr Harrison says. There are a lot of things happening out there. P is still a major issue and if parents turn a blind eye, they re making a big mistake. Alcohol is a big issue too. It s up to parents to see their kids are acting responsibly. Alcohol and Drug Help line 0800 787 797 10am to 10pm. Email Tony Harrison at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 021 583 986 or 09 407 7860.
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