North Shore Times : January 27th 2011
13 NORTH SHORE TIMES, JANUARY 27, 2011 NEWS super summer sale gift • home crave 219 Hinemoa St, Birkenhead Phone 09 419 9535 www.cravehome.co.nz Seminar on 'grey territory' A leadership scholar at the forefront of business ethics research will give a public seminar at Massey University Albany. Professor Donna Lad- kin will explore the strategies managers can adopt to navigate the grey territory'' of organisational ethics, using examples from crises such as the BP oil spill and the financial crash of 2008. Ms Ladkin is visiting from Cranfield University in Bedford- shire, England. Ethics is important because organisation, particularly corporate organisations, wield more power on the whole than governments and corporate heads are not held accountable in the way government heads are, so they have to be self regulating,'' she says. Ms Ladkin's public seminar takes place in the Sir Neil Waters lecture theatre at Massey University on Wednesday, February 2. Family photos Found: Do you recognise this photo? It is part of a portfolio of photos found in Milford. A photo album containing his- torical family photos has been found in Milford. It was found in the middle of the road on Kitchner Rd on January 11. Photos are in a blue flip folder and there is a photo of a couple on the front in a bush setting. If the album belongs to you, call in at the North Shore Times office at 1 Byron Ave, Taka- puna, to collect it. Twins see 90 years together By LISA HONEYBONE Special bond: Joyce Bellingham and her twin sister Thelma Underwood. Photo: BEN WATSON Big day: Thelma and Jim Underwood, left, shared a wedding day with Joyce and George Bellingham. ' Joyce is fussy but I'm slap happy. ' Thelma Underwood In their 90 years, twins Joyce Bellingham and Thelma Underwood have walked miles to school together, had a lot of laughs and even shared a wedding day. They celebrated their mile- stone birthday on January 8 with parties all throughout the week. First was the party with the family, then the church and then each of them had street parties at the Forrest Hill retirement village where they live only 100 metres apart. Joyce and Thelma love being twins. It couldn't have been bet- ter,'' Joyce says. They are very close and Thelma says their relation- ship has been even closer in the years since their husbands died. Thelma's husband Jim died 20 years ago and Joyce's hus- band George died 10 years ago. They both met their husbands around the same time when they were living up north during wartime. They got married in Dargaville 10 days off their 21st birthday. Our father was tra- ditional, he wouldn't allow us to get married any earlier,'' Thelma says. Joyce and Thelma come from a big family with one older sister and three older brothers. They had their fair share of squabbles but they haven't had a barney since they were 12 years old, they say. Joyce says it's a special relationship. They don't have typical similarities in fact sometimes they are quite opposite, they say. Joyce is fussy but I'm slap happy, Thelma says. They both love to read, play cards and knit. Last year, Joyce won a Kiwibank Local Heroes Medal which recognises people who have made out- standing contributions to their communities. Among other things she knits for orphanages in the Ukraine and other impoverished areas. At 90 you can't do much but knit,'' Joyce says with a smile. Rescued kittens now needing new homes Little cutie: Baby has recovered from illness and needs a good home. Home needed: Brother and sister Mischief and Sophie. Homes are sought for three kittens rescued by North Shore-based Ani- mal Rehoming. Linda Nunn of Animal Rehoming spotted two sick kittens who had been taken to Browns Bay beach on a hot summer's day. Ms Nunn approached their caregivers and says they admitted they didn't know how to look after them and left the six-week-old brother and sister with her. Mischief and Sophie were taken to the vet for fluids, antibiotics, flea and worm treatments and their survival was under question for the next week. They have now made a great recovery and Ms Nunn hopes the kittens will go to a home together. Ms Nunn also dis- covered a skinny five- week-old kitten with cat flu when caring for a stray cat colony in Bel- mont. The kitten was named Baby and has now fully recovered and will be ready for adoption soon. All the kittens will be desexed, vaccinated and microchipped before adoption. Ms Nunn checks adop- tion applications care- fully and expects any children in the homes they go to will be at least seven years old and well supervised around the kittens. Visit www.animal rehoming.co.nz for infor- mation.
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