North Shore Times : December 23rd 2010
2 NORTH SHORE TIMES, DECEMBER 23, 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. Box 33235. www.northshoretimes.co.nz Hours: 8.30am-5pm ARTHUR TOYE'S SUMMER FABRIC SALE... 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Please continue to put rubbish, recycling and paper out for collection on your normal collection day. Christmas 2010 Usual collection day New collection day Saturday, 25 December (Christmas Day) No Change Monday, 27 December (Christmas Day holiday observed) No Change Tuesday, 28 December (Boxing Day holiday observed) No Change Wednesday, 29 December No Change Thursday, 30 December No Change Friday, 31 December No Change New Year 2011 Usual collection day New collection day Saturday, 1 January (New Year's Day) No Change Monday, 3 January (New Year's Day holiday observed) No Change Tuesday, 4 January (New Year holiday observed) No Change Wednesday, 5 January No Change Thursday, 6 January No Change Friday, 7 January No Change Public holiday rubbish, recycling and paper collections RW-AK8640/FF Spotless literacy skills from staff North Shore Hospital cleaning staff have improved their literacy skills through a new tutoring programme. Spotless Group, the international facility services company, is striving to help staff improve literacy skills by working closely with the Labour Department and Tertiary Education Com- mission. The Stepping Stones programme works to improve workplace liter- acy. Spotless general man- ager Vaughan Biggs says the company employs staff from many different ethnicites. Our staff now feel more confident at work and with their families and in the wider com- munity,'' he says. About 100 of the staff have joined the literacy programme across 10 hospitals. Students work with a tutor for two hours per week for 20 weeks dur- ing work hours. A gradu- ation took place with 16 cleaning staff members celebrated their achieve- ment on December 7. Bridge clip-ons closed at Xmas By JODEAL CADACIO Two lanes of the har- bour bridge will be closed for routine resurfacing work dur- ing the holiday period, says the New Zealand Transport Agency. Closure of the two southbound clip-on lanes and the Shelly Beach Rd off-ramp will be from 5am on December 26 until January 6. The Cook St southbound on-ramp will also be closed dur- ing this time to install a stormwater crossing as part of the Victoria Park Tunnel project. State highways manager Tommy Parker says the annual resurfacing has been co-ordinated with vital services work on the tunnel project to take advan- tage of lighter traffic during the holidays. The bridge handles an average of 200,000 vehicles per day. Book inspired by dream Fundraiser: Gary Dennis had a dream about a Spitfire which inspired his novel The Christening. Photo: BEN WATSON By SARAH CODDINGTON A long forgotten dream led Gary Dennis to write a book to help raise funds for children with Down syndrome. The Christening is being sold as a fundraising item in schools and businesses on the North Shore. His inspiration for The Christening came to him in a dream. Mr Dennis dreamed he saw Kate, a character in the book, and she told him her story. Then in his dream suddenly he heard a thud and walked out of the house to see what had happened. He saw a Spitfire diving into the roof and saw the pilot staring at him. On the front of the Spitfire was a painting of a green shamrock. Mr Dennis, who is originally from Ireland, did not think anything of it until years later he came across a book with the picture of a Spitfire with a shamrock on the front. He believed what Kate had told him in the dream was true and wrote the story. Mr Dennis, who works as a chiropractor in Albany, says the book brings in money for the organisation selling it and gives money to charity. Some of the funds will go towards making a movie of the book. His daughter Molly has Down syndrome and he hopes children like her can have access to care they need with the help of his donations. Mr Dennis says he has three goals in his life he wants to achieve. To sail around the world, write a book and make a movie,'' he says. He has already achieved two of them. His family took a journey with him when he sailed from New Zealand to the Middle East 10 years ago. Next on his list is to make a film of The Christening. The Riverhead resident choose to donate funds to the Auckland Down Syndrome Association and Upsidedowns Trust because he saw how little care children with Down syndrome in the Middle East have.
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