North Shore Times : November 19th 2010
6 NORTH SHORE TIMES, NOVEMBER 19, 2010 NEWS Working with North Harbour Communities Enquiries, volunteer assistants and donations welcome PH 486-8920 EXT 2670 EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org www.northshorehospitalfoundation.com Outstanding commitment in support of the Hospital- $100,000 total Thursday November 11 saw the East Coast Bays Rotary Club present its 10th Drive 4 Life Charity Golf Day at the Waitemata Golf Course in Devonport. A full feld enjoyed another brilliant day. The tournament carried by its major sponsor North Shore Taxis has become well known and draws many business and corporate supporters of the hospital. It was quite a milestone too - when they gifted their fundraising cheque to the Foundation the East Coast Bays Rotary Club hit a total of $100,000 worth of contributions to differing projects at the hospital. This active Rotary club has been involved in supporting the hospital since 2002 and has engaged in projects such as opening the Cardio Vascular Unit, providing the main public garden at the entrance to the facility, medical equipment for Home Care 4 Kids, medical equipment for the Emergency Care Centre, Special Care Baby Unit projects as well as providing extra patient comforts. This year the funds are to be put towards purchasing advanced cardiac diagnostics to be placed in the new Radiology Centre inside the extended emergency department. Once commissioned in 2011 a service will be provided allowing rapid identifcation of problems in those presenting with chest pain. A much quicker and defnitive diagnosis and start to a treatment pathway will be available. North Shore Hospital will then become the frst public emergency facility to have the cardiac MRI capacity in the region. A huge thank you to all the members of the Rotary Club of East Coast Bays and all their supporters. What an achievement! Christmas time is arriving already Each year local resident Jean Goodhew knits an amazing array of the cutest teddies to enable us to gift one to every baby born over the Christmas week and to any children attending the Emergency Centre. The teddies arrived this week and even transporting them through the hospital to store until Christmas brought smiles to all who saw them. Wonderful generosity from Jean, thank you. Shell Lakeview supports the Hospital The newly arrived, very smart looking Shell station- Shell Lakeview on the corner of Northcote and Taharoto Road opened on October 29. As part of their franchise opening celebrations and the corporate citizenship of Greenstone Energy they have arranged a brilliant competition supporting four local charities. When flling your car there over the month of November you are able to cast a vote for a choice of charity For each vote, Shell Lakeview will donate 1 cent per litre of petrol purchased to the group you give your vote to. Please EVERYONE out there vote for THE NORTH SHORE HOSPITAL FOUNDATION Impact Day will see festive decorations put up November 27 will see a horde of volunteers from the City Impact Church Browns Bay arrive in well organised teams to decorate the hospital for the Christmas season. The beautiful decorations gifted to the hospital by the Westfeld North Shore retail centres and the Warehouse Albany provide so much pleasure for those unfortunate enough to be hospitalised over this time. While the volunteers are working with the decorations other teams from City Impact will be giving the series of healing gardens around the North Shore site their Christmas tidy up International aid continues Yet another large shipment of redundant medical equipment, beds that have been phased out for electric models, old wheelchairs, mobility aids and other medical devices are being shipped away to assist poorer rural areas in the Phillpines. These items become available as part of the upgrading and capital replacement cycle le within the organisation. This shipment follows two others recently moved abroad by the Rotary Districts 9910 & 9920 International Aid committee. Not leaving out our animal friends, the foundation has contributed medical consumables and small equipment to SPAW (South Pacifc Animal Welfare). This voluntary group of vets and veterinarian nurses are visiting Samoa and Tonga to help with animal issues in those Pacifc regions. It is very rewarding to be able to give help as well as receive it. Fill your events diary for November Saturday 20- Sunday 21 November - Art in the Garden exhibition and sale. Where: 271 Glenmore Road Coatesville. 10am 3pm Over 45 artists on show in exquisite surroundings. Café food and refreshments available. Gold coin donation for Cardiac MRI services Friday 26 November - lighting up the Albany Skyline Where: Westfeld Albany Mega Centre - The Lakes - 4.30pm onwards. Entertainment and fun with a spectacular freworks display at 9pm to welcome in Christmas. Gold coin donation for Home Care 4 Kids Monster raffe valued at $5,000 Tickets available at Centre. Motorway Improvement Work Wairau Road Overbridge NZTA_WAI 2111 N The NZ Transport Agency wishes to advise motorists that bridge joint replacement work on SH1 between Tristram Ave and Northcote Road is scheduled to start on the evening of Sunday 21st November. The work will be carried out at night between 9.00pm and 5.00am, when traffic volumes are light and there is the least disruption for road users. Work is being carried out over a period of approximately two weeks, and is expected to be completed by late November / early December. All work is weather dependant. During this time, there will be closures to the southbound lanes and on/off ramp closures. Please follow the sign posted detours. We ask that drivers take extra care when passing the work site, and adhere to the sign posted speed limit. Road users can get up-to-date information from the NZTA website, www.nzta.govt. nz, the public notice section of each Saturday's NZ Herald, or if you are travelling on a specific day and require more information, please call 09 5200 200. These works are important to ensure the motorway is kept in good condition, improving safety and ride comfort for road users, and minimising road noise through the area. NZTA thanks you for your patience while we carry out this work. Teenagers get their park By MICHELLE ROBINSON Things to do: Sam Mence and other Birkenhead-Northcote Youth Advisory Group members have worked to create facilities for teens at Tui Park in Beach Haven. Photo: BEN WATSON A skate area, swings and climbing frame are among features of Beach Haven s new park facilities for teens. The facilities, which include a space net climbing frame, tall swings, a basketball half court and skate area are designed to give teenagers something to do at Tui Park. Under the guidance of Birkenhead-Northcote community co-ordinator Jill Nerheny, the area s youth advisory group came up with the idea and spent the past two to three years putting their plan to action. The whole group has learned a lot about this project because of all the hoops you have to jump through, Sam Mence, 19, says. When you see something miss- ing in your area and if you put in the effort you can make a differ- ence. The group is planning to officially open the facilities, which cost a total $150,000 from design to completion, in early December. Sam says the facilities are ideal for kids in their early teens. You d have teens sitting doing nothing or at home playing com- puter games while the adults and the children were out at the park. The area now has been landscaped so it s less like a few pieces of play equipment and a field, and more of a park with new pathways, plants and seating. Mrs Nerheny says the process has been a great learning experi- ence for the young local politicians. They ve learned they can t have everything they want. They ve learned they had to stand up and be counted if they want things done.
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