North Shore Times : November 18th 2010
2 NORTH SHORE TIMES, NOVEMBER 18, 2010 NEWS Office Ph 489 4189 Fax 486 1950 Editor Peter Eley email: email@example.com Sales Manager Alan Barr email: firstname.lastname@example.org Circulation Ph 525 2022 Fax 580 1648 email: email@example.com Classifieds Ph 525 2100 Fax 580 1643 email: clsad@snl co nz 69,797 Audited Circulation (ABC Jan-Dec '09.) Delivered each Tuesday/Thursday/ Friday to Albany, Beach Haven, Bayswater, Bayview, Belmont, Birkdale, Birkenhead, Brookfield, Browns Bay, Bushlands, Campbells Bay, Castor Bay, Chatswood, Chester Park, Devonport, Forrest Hill, Glenfield, Greenhithe, Hillcrest, Mairangi Bay, Meadowood, Milford, Murrays Bay, Northcote, Northcross, Okura, Paremoremo, Pinehill, Rothesay Bay, Schnapper Rock, Stanley Point, Sunnynook, Takapuna, Torbay, Unsworth Heights, Waiake, Wainoni, Westlake, Windsor Park. 1 Byron Ave, Takapuna. P.O. 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Two car fires involving petrol at Waiake Beach and Rothesay Bay last month are being in- vestigated. Damage to several bus shelters in Oteha Valley Rd is also being looked at.Murrays Bay resident Richard Beachman had fuel stolen from his boat twice while it was parked on his property. He found a homemade funnel and cap to the 25-litre tote tank down the road after the first theft. They had used a knife to cut the bungy cords and ropes securing the cover, he says of the sec- ond incident. Five discarded tote tanks were discovered in the area, he says. Call Browns Bay detective Darren Tolmie on 478-1710 or phone Crimestoppers on 0800- 555-111 if you have any information on the incidents. Doctor makes life-saving sacrifices Old equipment: Dr Richard Wong She with the older operating microscope used by his team at the National Burn Centre. Photo: JUSTIN LATIF OPERATION Text HEAL to 4740 to donate $3.00 The Mad Butcher and Suburban Newspapers Community Trust By JUSTIN LATIF Top burns specialist Richard Wong She will miss part of his daughter s 13th birthday on December 3. But that s a sacrifice he is willing to make for his patients. Dr Wong She is asking you to con- sider paying a much smaller price to help the National Burn Centre at Middlemore Hospital get the equip- ment it desperately needs. He will be among those attending a Mad Butcher and Suburban Newspapers Community Trust fundraising dinner on his daughter s big day. The evening is being held as part of the trust s Operation Heal -- a project aimed at raising $200,000 for a state of the art operating microscope. Dr Wong She says the microscope will make sure about 100 people a year receive the operations they need. It will help burn victims, breast can- cer patients and those needing serious limb injuries repaired. What we re using now is almost a decade old. The new microscope allows us to take a block of tissue, transpose it and plumb it into the arteries and veins of a new part of the body. We have seven surgeons who specialise in this type of procedure but only one-and-a-half older microscopes. It s like having a team of courier drivers but only one old van. One patient eager for the arrival of the new microscope is 15-year-old Jimi Harper. The wall of his stomach was blown out by a stray 11,000 volt powerline and he s been waiting since 2003 for an operation to properly repair it. The operation is not possible with- out this microscope, Dr Wong She says. So we will be able to finally fulfil that promise to Jimi and his family that we made seven years ago. Dr Wong She also had to skip a nine- year-old daughter s birthday this year because he was training junior doctors. He says missing important family milestones is necessary when lives are at stake. It s hard having to explain to my daughters why I missed their recitals, birthdays, and prizegivings. But I m willing to make these sacrifices because I know I can make a big difference. The Mad Butcher and Suburban Newspapers Community Trust will hold a corporate charity dinner at Auckland s TelstraClear Pacific Events Centre on December 3. Guest speaker Prime Minister John Key will be interviewed on stage by broadcaster Paul Holmes during a night of glitz and glamour to raise funds for the National Burn Centre. The evening starts at 7.30pm and will include live and silent auctions as well as music from the band Black Salt. A cheque will be handed over to the National Burn Centre. Tickets cost $1850 + GST for a table of 10 or $185 + GST per person. Call Shandall on (09) 531-5910 for more information or email shandall@mad butcher.co.nz. Go online to www.north shoretimes. co.nz to see Dr Richard Wong She explain why New Zealand's National Burn Centre needs your support.
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