North Shore Times : November 30th 2010
8 NORTH SHORE TIMES, NOVEMBER 30, 2010 NEWS The Lion Foundation The Lion Founda T Takapuna Beach n ina a a as ss ss ssoc c oc oc oci ia ia ia iati ti ti ti tio on on onw w w wit it it it it ih h h h hCl Cl Cl Cl Cl la as as asi si si sic c c cHi Hi Hi Hi Hi Hit t ts ts ts s n in ina a a p Saturday 4th December 9.30am -- 1.30pm Hurstmere Rd, Takapuna Beach y p Thank you to our sponsors: This event is a fundraiser for PHAB www.phab.org.nz ,p , p Community & cultural performers, market stalls, busking competition, Phineas Phrog's -- 'A Touch of Frosty', Santa and friends, kids rides and activities. Free Parking in Anzac and Killarney St car parks. d d 4 4 t t draiser for P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P PH H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H HA A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A AB B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B - - -w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w w P PH HA AB B-w in Anzac and Killarney S 3291098AC CHILD $1990 ADULT $4490 FLEXI $8490 ENTRY UNLIMITED 'TIL 30 JUNE 2011 VALUE PASS The perfect gift for Christmas, a Value Pass will keep the kids happy all summer long with unlimited entry to enjoy all the marine life, holiday promotions and fun activities at Kelly Tarlton's - right up until June 30 next year. To purchase, visit kellytarltons.co.nz, call 0800 80 50 50 or collect at 23 Tamaki Drive, Orakei. Terms and conditions apply. *The Flexi Pass allows any Adult to accompany a Child 'Value' Passholder. OUR BEST CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEA EVER! (*1 Adult, 1 Child) WITH A KEL0489-VALUE CHRISTMAS SPECIAL 50% OFF Single Vision Lenses + Frame Package = $79 Progressive Lenses + Frame Package = $269 ON ALL OTHER FRAMES & LENSES CALL: (09) 489 7764 FOR AN APPOINTMENT 1-7 The Strand, North Shore City • Council Building, Takapuna DON'T MISS OUT INCLUDING SUNGLASSES & DESIGNER BRANDS CONDITIONS APPLY CRAWSHAW OPTICIANS AND OPTOMETRISTS Bonnie makes Amy's life easier By LISA HONEYBONE Lean on me: As well as helping with everyday tasks, Bonnie the mobility dog is a great companion to Amy Hogan. My dog ate my homework is a legitimate excuse for Amy Hogan. The 24-year-old has been teaching her mobility dog Bonnie to pick up bits of paper that she drops on the floor while studying. She s getting very good at it now though, she says. But that is just one of the many jobs that the labrador- poodle cross can do for Amy. The Milford resident has cerebral palsy and got Bonnie three years ago to help her with everyday tasks. Mobility dogs work to enhance the lives of people living with long-term disabili- ties by increasing their inde- pendence, confidence and self-esteem. They can learn more than 90 commands like retrieving the TV remote or phone, opening doors and even loading a washing machine. They can also be trained around their owner s specific needs. Bonnie can help Amy gain her balance when she needs stability. She also gives Amy inde- pendence so she can go out and do things on her own schedule without relying on her parents. It s a huge breath of confi- dence, she says. The spotlight will be shone on mobility dogs at this year s Attitude Awards, known for recognising the achievements of people with disabilities. Mobility Dog ambassador Chance will take centre stage when he delivers each award to host Simon Dallow at the Eden Park black tie event on December 1. There are 20 dogs in New Zealand helping people with physical injuries, disabilities or health conditions that result in the loss of motor functions. Mobility dogs get very little funding and it costs $25,000 to train one dog. An All Blacks jersey donated by Adidas and signed by the team will be auctioned off on the night. Visit www.mobilitydogs. co.nz for more information. Autistic Northcote artist Susan King is a finalist in the artistic achievement category of the Attitude Awards.
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