North Shore Times : November 4th 2010
5 NORTH SHORE TIMES, NOVEMBER 4, 2010 NEWS In person ” 1,500+ places across NZ ” BNZ stores ” PostShops At the start of the week, your water and wastewater account transferred to Watercare0Yhen you recekxe your Þrst dknn, you can senect a rayoent oethod that sukts you0 Now running water for Auckland... By post ” Cheque Automatic ” Automatic payment ” Direct debit Electronic ” Internet banking ” Telephone banking ” Credit card payment on our website If you have an existing direct debit, recurring credit card authority or automatic payment set up, we have made the change hassle free. Your payment will be directed to Watercare automatically. Contact us Customer Services: (09) 442 2222, 7.30am to 6pm, Monday to Friday Faults: (09) 442 2222, 24 hours Visit: www.watercare.co.nz 3181056AC "celebrating 10 wonderful years!" 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Working together k W Wor New 3052548AN MOWERS "A Wright's Best Buy!" 400SX-OHV lawnmower • Heavy duty armour plate steel chassis • 18" (460mm) two blade cutting disc • 140cc (4hp) Over Head Valve (OHV) engine technology • 5yr chassis, plus 5yr engine warranty 449 $ NOW mower400SX /nst:nh:rt Superior Quality at a Low, Low Price Top council portfolio for Hartley Ann Hartley Former Shore MP, mayor and councillor Ann Hartley heads one of Auckland Council s four key committees. Mrs Hartley heads the regional development and operations committee looking after issues like the environ- ment, parks and heritage, arts, economic and social development. This is among four committees that all Auckland councillors will sit on and all hold delegated power to make decisions. The other committees are: Strategy and finance, chaired by Penny Webster, the accountability and perform- ance committee, headed by Richard Northey and the Auckland future vision com- mittee, led by mayor Len Brown and his deputy Penny Hulse. Mr Brown says the new structure and key appoint- ments reflect the commun- ity s desire to have an inclus- ive council that draws on strengths of people from right around the region. Mrs Hartley is looking for- ward to her exciting and challenging new role. She says Shore residents are passionate about many of the areas the committee looks after such as parks, beaches and libraries. Issues dealt with by the regional development and operations committee help make a successful city, she says. A key area will be address- ing the needs of Auckland with different eyes without extra spending, she says. It will also need to consider issues like the importance Manukau places on its free swimming pool access and North Shore its Sunday library opening. Former Shore mayor George Wood heads the com- munity safety forum that reports to the committee. Walk for Sunsmart A special walk early in the morning will mark the start of national Sun- smart Week. The Walk for Survival organised by the Rotary Club of Birkenhead will help raise funds for the Melanoma Foundation. The walk kicks off between 7am and 9am at Chelsea Primary School on November 14. Famil- ies, friends and dogs are welcome. There will be a barbecue breakfast after- wards. Entry is $20 per per- son and children under 15 are free. Go to www.birkenhead rotary.org.nz or www.melanoma.org.nz to register. Good gifts for charity Get your Christmas shopping done early with help from North Shore Hospice. The Gifts for Good campaign has an array of gifts to purchase with funds going to the char- ity.Some of the gifts include Christmas cakes, wine, olive oil and hos- pice teddy bears. Go to www.nshospice. org.nz to view a full catalogue of gifts. Advanced medical facility draws national attention By JODEAL CADACIO A new accident and medical facility at Smales Farm is open- ing its door to the pub- lic on Friday. ShoreCare s new purpose-built clinic on the ground floor of Sov- ereign House will offer a comprehensive range of services including x-ray and ultrasound. The company s chief executive Mary Gordon says the facility is the most advanced in the country. The patient-centric design is quite some- thing. Health profes- sionals are coming from throughout the country to view it, she says. Ms Gordon says the clinic will service the entire population of the North Shore for after hours care. From 8pm to 8am, ShoreCare and North Shore Hospital are the only options for pat- ients needing accident or medical care. The new facility is expected to cater for 75,000 to 85,000 pat- ients annually. A general pract- itioner service will open in the New Year. The clinic also has a resuscitation unit and ambulance bay with orthopaedic surgeons to run fracture clinics five days a week. Ms Gordon says they chose Smales Farm for its proximity to the motorway, easy access, plentiful parking and good public transport options.
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